Sunday, March 10, 2013 | 9:37 p.m.
The Entertainment Capital of the World continues to be a platinum party playground for Hollywood, music and sports stars and VIPs.
CeeLo Green is really celebrating and partying up a storm now that his show “Loberace” has opened at Planet Hollywood. He hit Chateau at Paris Las Vegas after his premiere and then The Bank at Bellagio with T-Mo from Goodie Mob for Big Boi’s performance. CeeLo joined in when Big Boi performed “Kryptonite” and “Shutter Bug.”
Earlier, former Outkast star Big Boi dined at nearby Yellowtail, and then when the two stars’ groups joined together, they partied until 6 a.m. -- when the lights were turned on. Watching the action were Sterling “Steelo” Brim and Michael B. Jordan from “Chronicles” and “Friday Night Lights,” respectively.
Incidentally, five-time Grammy Award-winning CeeLo will be at the opening ribbon-cutting ceremony of the 28th Annual Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, joining Jon Taffer, its president and star of “Bar Rescue,” on March 20 to officially open the show floor. The NCB Show (ncbshow.com) is March 19-21 at Las Vegas Convention Center.
CeeLo is a co-owner in TY KU Sake & Spirits, which will exhibit on the NCB Show floor, as well as take part in the welcome reception at Caesars Palace and Platinum Party at Tryst in Wynn Las Vegas.
It was a boys night out for actor Mickey Rourke and UFC President Dana White at Haze in Aria. Mickey also was spotted with actor Corey Feldman a night later at XS in Steve Wynn’s Encore listening to DJ Wolfgang Gartner’s set.
“All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” star Lil Jon was with fellow contestant Claudia Jordan at Society Cafe in Encore to watch the season premiere of the NBC series and then went onto The Bank’s industry party with Claudia.
Hip-hop star and business mogul Xzibit hosted a private, invitation-only affair at Hyde Bellagio to celebrate the launch of his newest endeavor, Bonita Platinum Tequila. Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre were among the well-wishers who also applauded the rapper for singing a sample from his new album “Naoalm.” Xzibit also watched Matt Goss’s headliner show at Caesars Palace while in town.
Tom Felton, Draco Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” films, dined at Tao in The Venetian.. He posed for photograph with fans dining nearby and again when he went up to the nightclub.
Rockhouse returned to the Strip with a grand opening at The Venetian. Hundreds of well-wishers packed the nightspot along with cast members from Human Nature, “Rock of Ages,” “Fantasy” and Chippendales, plus Anthony Cools and Dana.
“Everybody Loves Raymond” star and namesake of his MGM Grand Comedy Club, Brad Garrett dined with his family at Serendipity 3 at Caesars; they enjoyed burgers and Frrrozen Hot Chocolate.
With the NFL on its usual Spring Break, the Strip has played host to numerous sports stars: New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson and Washington Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall had dinner at STK in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, with DeAngelo continuing into the late night at nearby Marquee.
And several of the big linemen of the San Francisco 49ers -- Joe Staley, Alex Boone, Kenny Wiggins, Joe Looney, Mike Lupati and Scott Tolzein -- partied at Surrender in Encore.
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Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.
Catering to the young and modern crowd, Planet Hollywood is a one-stop shop for entertainment with its massive shopping mall, slew of restaurants, spacious casino and clubs.
The ambiance of the casino is retro-chic meets high-tech with black granite floors throughout and colorful LED lights throughout the space. The theme carries into the 100,000 square-foot casino with 250 flat screens topping off slot machines. The casino is also home to 87 tables, a sports book and a poker room.
There's also the Miracle Mile Shops, one Vegas' largest malls, with 140 stores including BCBG Max Azaria, bebe, Urban Outfitters and The Discovery Channel Store.
Following an afternoon of shopping, guests can satisfy their appetites at one of the gourmet restaurants in Planet Hollywood, like the non-traditional approach to steakhouses at Strip House or check out the exotic Far East motif at KOI restaurant and lounge. And if guests are still looking for more, they can spend the after hours at Privé, Triq or Krave nightclubs.
Perhaps one of the resorts biggest attractions came in March with the addition of "Peepshow." The naughty twist on the story of Little Bo Peep is modern-day spin on the run-of-the-mill Vegas topless review. The "Peepshow" stage has seen visiting celebs like Scary Spice Mel B, "Dancing with the Stars" Kelly Monaco and Playboy's Holly Madison.