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Star Surveillance: Joe Manganiello, Tilden Hooper, Nastia Liukin, Charles Kelley, Mario Lopez


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Joe Manganiello at the Bank in the Bellagio on Sunday, June 10, 2012.

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Tilden Hopper at Senor Frog's in Treasure Island.

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Charles Kelley, left, at Yellowtail with his wife and friends.

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Linda Hogan and her son Nick Hogan at the Bank in the Bellagio.

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Carla Pellegrino and Claire Sinclair at Meatball Spot in Town Square.

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Jonathan Lipnicki celebrates his 22nd birthday at Surrender in Encore on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.

“Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars” champion Melissa Rycroft was spotted with husband Tye Strickland at Tao in the Venetian. Also at Tao: comedian Russell Peters.

Comedian Dave Chappelle partied at sister property Marquee in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and over at additional Tao Group hotspot Lavo in the Palazzo, Apl.De.Ap of the Black Eyed Peas and “Extra” host and newlywed Mario Lopez.

At 1 OAK in the Mirage, Juicy J, who performed three songs, chef Gordon Ramsay after his dinner at nearby Stack and musician Ray J. Gordon also took a party of five for lunch at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

NHL legend Wayne Gretzky dined with his family at Fix in the Bellagio. Lady Antebellum heartthrob Charles Kelley dined at nearby Yellowtail. All three members of Lady A dined the next day at Ri Ra Irish Pub in Mandalay Bay. Linda and Nick Hogan and actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse partied at the Bank in the Bellagio.

Actor Steven Seagal was at MarketLV in Tivoli Village. “American Idol” finalist Haley Reinhart went skating at the Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan. 2008 Olympic all-around gymnastics champion Nastia Liukin watched Shania Twain’s “Still the One” at Caesars.

“True Blood” stud Joe Manganiello watched Cirque du Soleil’s “Zarkana” at Aria with his girlfriend, brother and dad. Also there: Kyle Kaplan (“10 Things I Hate About You,” “Gossip Girl”), Nicholas Braun ("Perks of Being a Wallflower") and Mintz-Plasse.

“American Chopper” star Paul Teutul Sr. had lunch at Culinary Dropout in the Hard Rock Hotel. Jennette McCurdy of “iCarly” on Nickelodeon dined at Social House in Crystals at CityCenter.

Dining in recent days at chef Carla Pellegrino’s hotspot Meatball Spot in Town Square: New Stratosphere “Pinup” headliner and 2011 Playmate of the Year Claire Sinclair, BMX pro T.J. Lavin, “DWTS” pro dancer Anya Garnis and Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin.

Actor Jonathan Lipnicki (“Jerry Maguire”) celebrated his 22nd birthday at Surrender in Steve Wynn’s Encore. “Modern Family” sexpot Sofia Vergara and fiance Nick Loeb watched football at Blondie’s Sports Bar at Miracle Mile Shops in Planet Hollywood.

Boxing light middleweight champion Austin Trout partied with Ray J at Chateau Nightclub in the Paris. 50 Cent, Sugar Ray Leonard, Tommy Hearns and Paulie Malignaggi attended the debut ESPN fights at the Mirage.

Crown Royal star Tilden Hooper took a break from bareback riding at the 2012 National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack to meet hundreds of fans at Senor Frog’s in Treasure Island. More than a dozen magicians saluted comedy illusionist Jeff Hobson as Ring 257 Magician of the Year at Texas Station. And singer Phil Vassar watched Matt Goss’s show at Caesars.

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