Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 | 11:58 p.m.
Sandra Bullock at Madame Tussauds/Christopher Rauschnot @24kMedia on Twitter
Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend Casper Smart had lunch at Social House in Crystals at CityCenter today. J.Lo is in town to attend the red-carpet premiere of her new film “Parker” starring Jason Statham at Planet Hollywood.
The first wax figure of Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock was unveiled at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas in The Venetian today by Adrianna Costa of “Extra.” Sandra is in a red dress and black pumps and carrying a gold clutch.
Rapper and TV star Rob Van Winkle, better known as Vanilla Ice, was a guest of Lumber Liquidators President Robert Lynch at the National Home Builders Show on Wednesday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. While in town, Ice watched Cirque du Soleil’s “Zarkana” at Aria.
Also at “Zarkana”: “Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe with the engineers from Caterpillar. Mike led them on a backstage tour to learn about the show’s incredible technology.
Missing Persons and Frank Zappa drummer Terry Bozzio, in town to perform as Uberschall at Cabaret Jazz in The Smith Center for Performing Arts, watched Blue Man Group in the Monte Carlo.
MLB legend Cal Ripken Jr. dined with a group of friends at Joe’s Stone Crab in The Forum Shops of Caesars Palace on Tuesday and enjoyed stone crab and king crab legs.
And Tao’s four-day pop-up nightclub at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, wrapped with DJ Samantha Ronson, Karina Smirnoff, The EC Twins, DJ Cedric Gervais, Danny Masterson (who was there all four days), Omarion, Lloyd and original Lavo chef Ludo Lefebvre, now starring on ABC’s “The Taste.”
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In the spirit of Venice, The Venetian is a little piece of romantic Italy right here in Las Vegas. The Venetian is an "all-suite" hotel, with rooms accented with plush linens and Italian marble. The 4,027 suites are divided into two towers: The 36-story Venetian Tower that offers guests a taste of luxurious Las Vegas and the Venezia suites, which guarantee 12 floors of high-end elegance. The top five floors are the hotel's highest level of luxury with its private access, concierge lounge, upgraded features and even a dedicated staff.
The flagship of Venetian nightlife is TAO, an ultra-hip nightclub located inside of TAO Asian Bistro. V Bar is The Venetian's super smooth ultra lounge, made by the owners of New York City's club Lotus and Los Angeles' super swank Sunset Room.
The Venetian features 19 restaurants including Thomas Keller's award-winning French restaurant Bouchon, Mario Batali's B&B Ristorante, Aquaknox for fresh seafood and the 42,000 square foot TAO Asian Bistro. There's also the food court inside the Canal Shoppes for those looking for a quick bite.
Guests can float along The Grand Canal Shops in an authentic Italian gondola ride and pass stores like Burberry and Kenneth Cole along the way. And if you haven't caught a real celeb, on the street in Vegas, you can head over to Madame Tussauds to check out a wax version.