The Light Group
Monday, March 25, 2013 | 12:37 a.m.
Another week, another star-studded invasion in The Entertainment Capital of the World. Be it NCAA hoops, nightclub festivities or the early pool season, stars continue to flock to the platinum party playground of Las Vegas.
Pop sensation Ke$ha checked into the luxurious Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace after hosting the eighth anniversary of nearby Pure. The “Tik Tok” star was one of the first celebrity guests to experience Nobu’s one-of-a-kind Hakone Suite designed by David Rockwell. She ordered room service from chef Nobu’s first-ever in-room dining menu and enjoyed the American breakfast.
With a big crowd on hand at Encore Beach Club in Steve Wynn’s Encore, pool partygoers celebrated the opening spring preview. New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez partied in a private cabana overlooking the action with friends bikini-clad beauties. The official season grand opening of EBC is April 6 with DJ David Guetta.
Reality TV mom Kris Jenner enjoyed a Chinese salad and iced tea at lunch with a friend at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in The Forum Shops at Caesars.
Singer, actress and Las Vegas resident Pia Zadora watched Donny & Marie Osmond’s show at Flamingo.
Crazy comedian and daredevil stuntman Steve-O was backstage at “Le Reve -- The Dream at Wynn. He joked with the clown performers and jumped in a small cart to take candid photos with the cast.
Rapper and DJ T-Pain and his entourage arrived in bathrobes at Haze in Aria for his House of Pain residency. He wandered the dance-floor VIP tables to welcome guests and then played an exclusive song. T Pain DJ’d for more than 3 hours for a crowd that included Kryoman, Daisy de le Hoya, Darryl Strawberry, Kevin Burnett and Anthony Spencer. Chanel West Coast performed at Haze the next night.
“Glee” star Kevin McHale celebrated a friend’s bachelor party at Heraea in Palms.
Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman partied at Tryst in Wynn with producer pal Jermaine Dupri before the latter’s DJ set for S.K.A.M.
“Harry Potter” stars Rupert Grint and Tom Felton dined at Tao in The Venetian. Also at Tao: Mark Sanchez and Patrick Peterson. At sister hotspot Lavo in Palazzo: comedienne Kathy Griffin.
The History Channel’s “Counting Cars” star Danny “Count” Koker hosted the premiere fashion show for his sister Kimberly Koker at Vamp’d, his bar on West Sahara. Proceeds from the evening went to benefit Shiloh Horse Rescue & Sanctuary. Its founder, Jill Curtis, the widow of Hollywood icon Tony Curtis, attended with the charity’s two mini-horse ambassadors on the pink carpet.
R&B singer Kenny Lattimore watched George Wallace’s comedy show at Flamingo.
NFL legends Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers dined together at Joe’s Stone Crab in The Forum Shops.
NFL legend and Hall of Famer Joe Montana dined at 35 Steaks + Martinis in The Hard Rock Hotel, enjoying steaks, scallops, bone marrow, foie gras and shrimp scampi and signed autographs for fellow diners while waiting for the order.
Muse drummer Dominic Howard took a Ferrari 458 Italia for a spin around the racetrack and also a few high-speed laps in a Corvette Z06 for a drifting ride-along experience at Exotics Racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. D’Aundre Reed celebrated his bachelor party driving seven laps around the track in the Nissan GT-R.
While here for Riviera comedy performances, Tom Green partied with Criss Angel, Carrot Top and birthday boy Flavor Flav at XS in Encore. Tom also enjoyed beef stroganoff and vodka martinis at Red Square in Mandalay Bay while in town.
Actor Charles Sten (“Nashville”) joined Aaron Benward and Brian McComas onstage during their Nashville Unplugged show at Red Rock Resort.
“Top Chef Seattle” cheftestant Carla Pellegrino celebrated Meatball Day at her Town Square restaurant Meatball Spot. After she was presented with a proclamation by Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, FOX 5 “More” host Jason Feinberg emceed Meatball Spot’s first charity meatball-eating contest. After consuming six classic meatballs and sauce, Chippendales at The Rio hunk Jon Howes proved victorious in 2 minutes and 37 seconds. He won a donation for ForgetCancerNow.com in memory of Chippendales cast mate Jaymes Vaughan’s father.
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Encore is nearly a mirror image of the Wynn Las Vegas, from the brown glass exterior to the style and placement of the logo — and it's just as luxurious as the original. Some call Encore the younger, hipper sister of Wynn.
Located steps from Wynn Las Vegas, yet under the same roof, Encore's fanciful and intimate atmosphere is unlike anything anywhere, with an environment that is uniquely Wynn and distinctly Encore.
Steve Wynn spared no detail in his newest property when designing Encore. The casino floor is decorated in rich reds, browns and purples with mosaic butterflies embedded into the marble floors and fresh flowers greeting guests in the casino atrium.
Luxury doesn't end of the casino floor. Encore boasts 2,034 impeccable guest rooms and suites. The standard suites resort accommodations are 700 square feet with the larger suites measuring in at 5,800 square feet. Standard suites guest rooms feature plasma screen TVs, high-end bath products, spectacular views of the Strip, and also plush linens and mattresses, which can be purchased in the Encore store, in case you can't get enough.
Dining options include Chef Theo Schoenegger's fine Italian cuisine at Chef Theo Schoenegger's, Sinatra's and the pan-Asian café creations of Chef Jet Tila at Wazuzu.
Guests can also dine on steaks and chops at star Botero Steak. At Switch, Encore's French restaurant, the walls come to life mid-meal and your surroundings appear to change before your eyes. For decadent, hip Asian dining before or after a night at one of resort’s ultra-chic nightclubs, visit Andrea’s, the newest dining experience at Encore.
XS headlines Encore's nightlife and pool party scene while Danny Gans takes care of humor and entertainment. Encore also features two of the most celebrated nightlife experiences in Vegas, XS Nightclub and Surrender. Both feature main room dance floors that flow outside to pools, patio spaces and gaming areas.
When the temperature rises, don’t miss Encore Beach Club, the premier daylife destination that features three tiered pools and luxurious cabanas and bungalows with private infinity pools.
Encore Esplanade features 11 high-end retail stores, with brands like Hermes, Chanel, Loro Piana and Rock, and Republic Piaget luxury watches. The resort also has a Forbes Five-Star spa, a salon and an 18-hole, on-site golf course, which is adjacent to the Wynn.