Brian Jones/Las Vegas News Bureau
Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 | 11:33 a.m.
Celebrities have been out in force at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show.
Contributing photographer Scott Harrison of Retna captured the latest stars, including 50 Cent, Maria Menounos, Pharrell Williams and Rob Van Winkle, better known as Vanilla Ice, attending the Scripps Networks Interactive luncheon Wednesday with HGTV President Kathleen Finch.
Vanilla Ice also was at Chateau in Paris with the “blue pixies” for the company’s CES party.
Pop prince Justin Bieber stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas for two nights joined by his father Jeremy Bieber, manager John Shahidi and rapper Xavier “Lil Za” Smith after a road trip from San Francisco.
During his visit, Justin uploaded photographs of his view of the Strip from his suite to his Instagram and Twitter accounts. He took five friends and family members to the hotel’s gastropub Culinary Dropout.
Unable to decide on one style of cuisine, they ordered a variety of dining options from other hotel restaurants there, including Nobu’s greatest-hits selections of black cod miso, yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno and chicken kushiyaki, plus, fire-roasted nachos from Mr. Lucky’s 24/7 Cafe.
Justin’s dad was at nearby Body English for a private CES event where Lynyrd Skynyrd performed.
Before a similar private concert in the Joint, Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds also was spotted, with eight friends, at Culinary Dropout.
That same evening, retired NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal was across the casino at 35 Steaks + Martinis for three scoops of vanilla ice cream as his appetizer(!) and pan roasted chicken, an 8-ounce filet mignon and macaroni and cheese as his entree.
The World Poker Tour has signed a deal with Monster headphones to make them the official provider for the 2014 global trek of world poker players and the major TV and live event sponsor.
“America’s Got Talent” host Nick Cannon, who spun a special set at 1OAK in the Mirage on Tuesday night, played with WPT announcer Mike Sexton. Also on hand: Monster founder Noel Lee, WPT President Adam Pliska, The Royal Flush Girls and poker princess Liz Lieu.
It was business deals over dinner for “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest, Interscope Chairman Jimmy Iovine and Will.I.Am of The Black Eyed Peas with music executives in a party of 10 at Andrea’s in Steve Wynn’s Encore.
Former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow drew huge crowds wherever he went at CES trailed by a pack of photographers.
2013 iHeartRadioMusic Village and EDM trio Krewella took over Haze in Aria for an invitation-only CES event performing for an hour. Also there: Nick Cannon, minus wife Mariah Carey, solo in a white suit. “Extra” host Maria Menounos wore a stylish short black-and-white suit for her red carpet appearance there.
Over at sister hotspot Light in Mandalay Bay, Dirty South made his first-ever appearance there spinning the DJ decks after a greatest-hits dinner at chef Akira Back’s nearby restaurant Kumi. Krewella’s Yasmine raced down to watch Dirty after her own show.
Monster celebrated its 35th birthday with a star-studded affair at Chateau with DJ Swizz Beatz, Ne-Yo, Jay Sean and Tyson Beckford.
Casually dressed in jeans, a T-shirt and one of his signature fedoras, hometown hero Ne-Yo was with girlfriend Monyetta Shaw and R&B singer Tank at a VIP booth with model and actor Tyson nearby. British artist Jay Sean was there with UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and his girlfriend Alexandra Cartagena.
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