Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 | 10:55 p.m.
Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Max George of The Wanted partied at a VIP dance-floor table at Tao in the Venetian for the birthday of Max’s brother. The Wanted were in concert at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Friday night.
MMA fighter Ronda Rousey hosted Tao Beach’s safari summer Maxim magazine cover reveal party. The UFC women’s bantamweight champion turned Maxim cover girl celebrated the September issue, signed autographs and posed for photographs with fans and hopped in the DJ booth for a quick lesson on the turntables from DJ Skratchy.
Bollywood actress and singer Priyanka Chopra dined at Tao before celebrating her new single “Exotic” featuring Pitbull. She showed off her DJ skills alongside DJ Vice at Tao playing one hip-hop classic after another.
Actor and film director Rick Schroder and his wife dined at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace for two consecutive lunch dates. They enjoyed the classic chopped salad, bolognaise pasta and margherita pizza for their first meal and then 24 hours later repeated it but added corn chowder and sauteed Maryland crab cake.
Bally’s headliner Veronic DiCaire took her “50 Voices” cast and crew to see Blue Man Group at the Monte Carlo and posed for photographs after the show. Also at Blue Man Group recently: actress, singer and Las Vegas resident Pia Zadora and her son.
Greg Bennett of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” dined with friends at Lavo in the Palazzo for his birthday and then continued the celebration at Marquee in the Cosmopolitan. Greg also partied at Tao Beach while in town.
Also at Marquee: actor Rex Lee of “Entourage” fame partying with friends.
Las Vegas resident Mike Tyson and wife Kiki watched Mirage headliners Boyz II Men before the former world champion was inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.
Boyz II Men member Shawn Stockman and his wife watched “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace. After the sexy show, Shawn posed for photographs with The Gazillionaire, Penny Pibbets and Melody Sweets.
Actor Ryan Phillippe and his two children, Ava and Deacon (with ex-wife Reese Witherspoon), watched “The Beatles Love” by Cirque du Soleil at the Mirage with his girlfriend Paulina Slagter. Also at “Love”: Nickelodeon star and Cirque fanatic Jennette McCurdy.
Rap star Mac Miller partied at Surrender in Steve Wynn’s Encore post-concert with a group of 16 at the club’s “Splash Dance” pool party. Mac enjoyed Cristal right from the bottle.
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In the spirit of Venice, The Venetian is a little piece of romantic Italy right here in Las Vegas. The Venetian is an "all-suite" hotel, with rooms accented with plush linens and Italian marble. The 4,027 suites are divided into two towers: The 36-story Venetian Tower that offers guests a taste of luxurious Las Vegas and the Venezia suites, which guarantee 12 floors of high-end elegance. The top five floors are the hotel's highest level of luxury with its private access, concierge lounge, upgraded features and even a dedicated staff.
The flagship of Venetian nightlife is TAO, an ultra-hip nightclub located inside of TAO Asian Bistro. V Bar is The Venetian's super smooth ultra lounge, made by the owners of New York City's club Lotus and Los Angeles' super swank Sunset Room.
The Venetian features 19 restaurants including Thomas Keller's award-winning French restaurant Bouchon, Mario Batali's B&B Ristorante, Aquaknox for fresh seafood and the 42,000 square foot TAO Asian Bistro. There's also the food court inside the Canal Shoppes for those looking for a quick bite.
Guests can float along The Grand Canal Shops in an authentic Italian gondola ride and pass stores like Burberry and Kenneth Cole along the way. And if you haven't caught a real celeb, on the street in Vegas, you can head over to Madame Tussauds to check out a wax version.