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Star Surveillance: Tommy Lee, Endeavor, Thunder, Zito, Buble and ‘Bachelor’


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Amy Paffrath, host of “Jersey Shore: After Hours” on MTV, at Thunder From Down Under at the Excalibur on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.

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Tommy Lee watches his girlfriend Sofi perform at Rain in the Palms on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.

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Tommy Lee and Barry Dakake at N9NE Steakhouse in the Palms on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.

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Blue Man Group at the space shuttle Endeavor in California on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.

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Courtney Gains, Jason Egan, DJ Ashba and Danielle Harris at Circus Circus' Fright Dome.

CeeLo and Friends Christmas Show at Planet Hollywood

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J.Son, second from left, and Sasha Gradiva, second from right, at Share.

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee partied with his girlfriend Sofia Toufa (aka Sofi) at Rain in the Palms. Heavily tattooed Tommy, who wore a graphic Tokyo T-shirt, a gray newsboy hat and dark jeans, was with 15 friends.

Sofi, who performed at the nightclub, is a Bulgarian pop-folk and ethno-pop singer who most recently collaborated with Deadmau5 on his album “4x4=12. Before partying, the group dined at nearby N9NE Steakhouse in the Palms, and Tommy signed executive chef Barry Dakake’s “shakedown door” in the kitchen.

On a promo trip for their new Monte Carlo show in L.A., the Blue Man Group checked out the space shuttle Endeavor on its 12-mile journey to the California Science Center. The newly moved Las Vegas production opened Wednesday after BMG made their own fall from space at the Monte Carlo with a skydive.

“Halloween” starlet Danielle Harris, on her annual visit to Fright Dome with DJ Ashba, lead guitarist of Guns ’n’ Roses, posed for a photograph alongside Fright Dome owner Jason Egan and Courtney Gains of “Children of the Corn” in costume and with chainsaws.

They visited all five haunted houses, rode the Adventuredome theme park rides and met with the ghoulish cast and crew of the top-ranked attraction at Circus Circus. And Ashba still had a stomach for dinner in a back booth at Rock & Rita’s.

Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner dined on sushi and sashimi at Japonais in the Mirage after her book signing at nearby Kardashian Khaos.

Comedian and actor Chris Tucker dined at STK in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas after his standup comedy act in the Palms.

Lourdes Leon, Madonna’s daughter, dined at Top of the World Restaurant at the Stratosphere on Saturday night and also rode the three thrill rides at the top of the Strat: Tower: X-Scream, Insanity and Big Shot.

Singer CeeLo Green stayed on for an extra night after taping his Christmas special, enjoying dinner in a private VIP room at Strip House in Planet Hollywood. “The Voice” judge enjoyed a Long Island Iced Tea, crispy calamari, garlic bread and the restaurant’s signature 12-ounce filet.

“Sons of Anarchy” actor Chuck Zito was at the Tropicana’s Beach Cafe while “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor Pad” reality TV hunk Jesse Kovacs and beautiful designer girlfriend Summer Albertsen dined at chef Carla Pellegrino’s nearby Bacio.

Amy Paffrath, host of MTV’s “Jersey Shore: After Hours,” attended Australia’s Thunder From Down Under at the Excalibur and posed with the shirtless and tan Aussie hunks.

After commemorating the 65th anniversary of the day he became the first pilot to break the sound barrier with a special re-enactment flight from Nellis Air Force Base on Sunday, legendary USAF pilot Chuck Yeager celebrated at dinner with friends at Joe’s Stone Crab in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace and enjoyed a big portion of fried chicken.

Singer Michael Buble attended a recent performance of Sir Elton John’s “The Million Dollar Piano” at the Colloseum in Caesars Palace.

Actress Rose McGowan and actor friend Joel Michaely dined on the terrace at Lavo in the Palazzo on Sunday and enjoyed the Kobe meatball, center-cut filet, chicken parmigiano and baby asparagus.

And pop singer Sasha Gradiva, known for her “gun dress” at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, performed at Share and posed for a photograph with J.Son of

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