Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 | 3:45 p.m.
Model, talk show and “America’s Next Top Model” host Tyra Banks had a jam-packed weekend in Las Vegas that included attending Celine Dion’s headliner show at Caesars Palace. After the performance, Celine and Tyra made up songs and dance moves for Tyra’s TV cameras in Celine’s dressing room.
Tyra also attended Celine protege Veronic DiCaire’s “Veronic Voices” at Bally’s, where the duo danced through an “ANTM”-styled photo shoot, as well as a private media brunch at chef Paul Bartolotta’s redesigned Wynn restaurant, where she asked the chef about the difference between shrimp and scampi and set down her macrame cap on the black wool coat of Charlie Chareunsy, my Senior Editor Don Chareunsy’s brother, and apologized profusely!
The Rolling Stones’ legendary frontman Mick Jagger and model beauty Jerry Hall’s daughter Georgia May Jagger also was at Celine’s show.
Motley Crue rocker Vince Neil joined Nicolas Cage celebrating his 50th birthday before the Oscar-winning actor and Las Vegas resident took off with wife Alice Kim for dinner at chef Sam Marvin’s Echo & Rig in Tivoli Village.
Actress Carrie Fisher (forever Princess Leia in “Star Wars” ) took five girlfriends to Thunder From Down Under at Excalibur, and the ladies posed with the Australian hunks post-show.
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and producer Pharrell Williams, in town for 2014 CES, dined at chef Barry Dakake’s newly transformed N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms and stopped in the kitchen to sign the celebrity “shakedown” door.
Miss Nevada USA Pageant Director and 1995 Miss USA Shanna Moakler and her judges model Nicole Murphy, 2012 Miss Nevada USA Jade Kelsall and 1989 Miss USA Gretchen Polhemus, plus, yours truly were filmed for Nicole and Shanna’s new reality TV series “Hollywood Exes” at N9NE, and Barry served an incredible dinner for the ladies and the cameras.
Choreographer and dancer Lacy Schwimmer (“Dancing With the Stars,” “So You Think You Can Dance”) dined at Carmine’s in the Forum Shops at Caesars with Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno.
Floyd Mayweather Sr., Ruben Guerrero Sr., Zab Judah and Shawn “Showtime” Porter were among a group of 50 from the boxing world who dined at the eastside Buca di Beppo on Sunday night.
Hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar dined at STK in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas after his 2014 CES Beats duties.
“Pawn Stars” star Rick Harrison and Jason Giambi of the Cleveland Indians were with restaurant owner Tom Kelly at the new Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar in the Linq over the weekend. Jason stuck to Diet Pepsi, and Rick sipped on Don Julio 1942 tequila.
Music mogul Jermaine Dupri dined in a party of five at Andrea’s in Steve Wynn’s Encore.
Jermaine, DJ Pauly D and Kevin Hart partied hard at Crazy Horse III Gentlemen’s Club.
Boxing legend and Las Vegas resident Mike Tyson was at Aliante sipping on ginger ale while listening to beats from DJ R.O.B. & The Funk All-Stars, the hotel’s new weekend dance-party lineup.
Barry Cofield and DeAngelo Hall were in a group of other Washington Redskins at Tao in the Venetian.
WWE wrestler Matt Hardy attended Blue Man Group at Monte Carlo and posed with cast members post-show.
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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.