Saturday, June 4, 2011 | 4:30 p.m.
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Actress Rosario Dawson hosted an exclusive cocktail reception last night at Tao in the Venetian to launch Love Universe, a lifestyle jewelry collection, and model Linda Vojtova and jewelry designer Genevieve Jones were on hand to present their Love Universe-branded collections.
The evening also spotlighted Love Pledge, which encourages people to commit 1 percent of their annual earnings and 1 percent of their annual time to philanthropic causes and charitable organizations of their choice.
Rosario wore Love Universe bracelets in honor of her grandmother, who recently passed away. She shared how generous her grandmother was and that the actress was dedicating her Love Pledge to her grandmother.
After dining in Tao’s private dining room, Rosario, whose credits include Rent, Sin City, Seven Pounds and TV’s Gemini Division, and the Love Universe team took over the skyboxes in the nightclub, and later Rosario and her girlfriends headed down to dance on the catwalk to the sounds of DJ Reach, who gave her a shout-out.
Thanks to David Becker of WireImage for his photo gallery of Rosario and friends.
Next door at sister hotspot Lavo in the Palazzo, sassy comedienne Joan Rivers and her family feasted on lobster risotto, tuna tartare and truffle pizza. Joan is in town this weekend performing her standup at the Venetian.
Karina Smirnoff of Dancing With the Stars ordered sea bass, scallops and tuna tartare to enjoy in her suite while she rested in advance of her double-hosting duties today at Tao Beach and tonight at Tao.
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