Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 | 2:29 a.m.
One Direction band mates heartthrob singer Harry Styles and session drummer Josh Devine thrilled fans with unexpected visits for sun and swimming at Palms Pool during their Mandalay Bay visit. Hundreds flocked to the Palms when social media tweeted that they were relaxing in a private cabana.
Harry hit Drift Spa at Palms Place for a massage while Josh stayed poolside. Harry returned — shirtless (sorry, no photos!) — for a second visit in between concerts, and the entire band celebrated the sold-out shows with a celebration at Heraea, but no sign of creator Simon Cowell, who was rumored to be backstage at the Mandalay shows.
While at the Palms, One Direction’s Niall Horan shot hoops in the Hardwood Suite, and a friend posted a video showing him bouncing a basketball on his foot and landing a basket with a kick.
Olympic champion Michael Phelps returned to Steve Wynn’s Encore Beach Club and Surrender with high school pals for DJ Madeon’s party and posted Instagram photos.
In a nearby bungalow, reality TV star Vinny Guadagnino of “Jersey Shore” fame was with Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert. Vinny also hosted a party at Pure in Caesars Palace with DJ Eric D-Lux. While in town, Michael also partied at Moon in the Palms and donned a black-and-yellow Oregon Ducks hat.
Singer Rod Stewart celebrated his 50th performance at the Colosseum at Caesars and the simultaneous agreement of a two-year contract extension. AEG executives John Meglen, John Nelson and H.C. Rowe presented him with 50 soccer balls, which the superstar donated to our local Boys & Girls Club. Meantime, Bally’s headliner Veronic DiCaire recently watched Rod’s show and posed for a photo backstage.
Actor Will Smith, here in training for an upcoming film, took his trainer and friends to Hakkasan at MGM Grand for dinner. Will, who stuck with water, and his group enjoyed crispy duck salad, steamed dim sum platters, roasted silver cod with champagne and honey and coconut pudding.
Also at Hakkasan: Psy enjoying champagne and partying to the sounds of DJ Tiesto and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Estelle with four friends in a VIP booth near the main stage dancing to the music of DJ Tommy Trash.
Actor and Las Vegas resident Nicolas Cage and his wife Alice Kim dined at the bar of Wolfgang Puck’s Pizzeria at Crystals in MGM’s CityCenter and shared a pizza. Nic ordered rare Macallan scotch, while Alice enjoyed red wine and hot tea.
Tiesto was spotted at Crystals with an Omega watch bag after shopping in Tourbillon, which is prepping an expansion to become the company’s largest store in the world. Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin was with friends at a nearby Starbucks.
Cast members of “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian hosted a party at nearby sister property Azure Luxury Pool at the Palazzo. Mark Shunock (Lonnie) and Justin Mortelliti (Drew) entertained with a singing contest of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing.” Also partying poolside: Kyle Lowder (Stacee Jaxx), Carrie St. Louis (Sherrie) and Alyson Bloom (Ragina).
Hip-hop artist Tyga, dressed from head to toe in Last Kings gear, performed at Ditch Saturdays at Palms Pool. He wore from his clothing line a black leather hat, a black-and-white striped shirt, black shorts and gold chains. His setlist included “Make It Nasty,” “Deuces,” “Faded,” “Bed Rock” and “Rack City.”
The Presidents of the United States of America performed a free concert at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.
“Pin Up” starlet Claire Sinclair, who officially doffed her top at Stratosphere on Saturday, watched “Jersey Boys” at Paris and posed with stars Deven May, Graham Fenton, Rob Marnell and Jeff Leibow.
“Menopause the Musical” creator and producer Jeanie Linders celebrated the opening of her “The D* Word: a Musical (Ditched, Dumped, Divorced and Dating)” at LVH, and the red carpet included Jeff Civillico, Murray Sawchuck, Trent Carlini, Carla Pellegrino and cast members of “Raiding the Rock Vault” and “Fantasy.” Cast members watched “The Australian Bee Gees” at Excalibur on a day off.
Global music stars The Gipsy Kings brought their tour to Pearl at the Palms.
The Skating Aratas (Vittorio Arata and Jenny Arata) of “V: The Ultimate Variety Show” in Miracle Mile Shops of Planet Hollywood were guests on Kris Jenner’s new talk show, “Kris.”
Actress Kirsten Dunst and her mother partied at the Boom Box Room in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
TV and film producer Jerry Bruckheimer partied with friends, including actor Mehcad Brooks, at Tao in the Venetian.
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Palms Casino Resort has come a long way since its "Real World" debut in 2002. The boutique property features three distinct towers and a diverse mix of bars and restaurants across a 95,000-square-foot casino.
Palms, which features more than 1,200 rooms and fantasy suites, is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation that will encompass an Ivory Tower room and suite redesign, new culinary additions, re-imagined gaming spaces and new, distinctive nightlife experiences.
In addition to newly designed rooms, during the first phase of the renovation, Palms will welcome Heraea, a high-energy American restaurant and lounge, and XISHI, a pan-Asian restaurant and lounge.
Fantasy Suites include the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel room in the world with its own basketball court.
Other amenities include the all-new Cantor Gaming® race and sports book, one of the few sports books in Las Vegas to include a poker room; SOCIAL; Scarlet; Chocolat Bistro; tonic bar; ghostbar; Pearl Concert Theater; Moon Nightclub; N9NE Steakhouse; Nove Italiano; Simon Restaurant & Lounge; Palms Pool & Bungalows; Kim Vō Salon; Drift Spa & Hammam; Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre cineplex and more than 60,000 square-feet of meeting space.