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Star Surveillance: Penn & Teller, Taylor Hicks and more launch Caesars Entertainment’s ‘Heroes Hiring’


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Penn & Teller’s 20th-anniversary performance and celebration at The Rio on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.

2013 MAGIC Week: Weezer at Haze

Actress Lydia Hearst poses with members of Weezer during an AG Jeans-hosted private event at Haze in Aria on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Launch slideshow »
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Shaquille O'Neal and Miguel at Pure in Caesars Palace on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.

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Ice-T and Coco at "Zarkana" in Aria.

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DJ Pauly D at Haze in Aria on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.

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Jason "J-Roc" Craig, Chord Overstreet and DJ Pauly D at Haze in Aria on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.

Penn & Teller, Taylor Hicks and cast members of “Jubilee!” and “Million Dollar Quartet” were among the Caesars Entertainment stars today joining CEO Gary Loveman and Major Gen. James “Spider” Marks to unveil the “Heroes Hiring” plan, a corporate-wide initiative to provide job opportunities for U.S. military veterans.

Grammy-winning Miguel gave clubgoers at Pure in Caesars Palace a memorable performance Tuesday night. The R&B singer with girlfriend Nazanin Mandi hit the red carpet at 1 a.m. and posed for photographers.

At 2 a.m., he began his show with “Sure Thing” and later performed “Quickie” as he strolled the nightclub to sing it to the ladies. He closed with “Adorn” atop a booth in the center room. The crowd included NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, actor Chazz Palminteri and welterweight champion boxer Zab Judah.

2013 MAGIC Fashion Week parties moved into high gear Tuesday night. At Haze in Aria, Weezer performed, with model and actress Lydia Hearst partying to show off her new AG Jeans and its printed-denim collection.

DJs Vice, Lisa Pittman, YaYa and Mike Attack entertained at the Hudson Jeans/Creatie Recreation party at Marquee in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas that drew motocross star Carey Hart and Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots.

Wearing just a baby pink sports bra and black leggings, “Peepshow” star Coco Austin worked out at Shine Alternative Fitness on her night off. She learned new dance moves in the Cirque du Soleil-inspired studio’s contemporary dance class before hitting a pole fitness group. Afterward, she tweeted, “I’m obsessed with Shine -- so much fun.”

Reality TV star and rapper Ice-T flew in for the weekend from New York filming of “Law & Order: SVU” to celebrate his 55th birthday with wife Coco. They turned up at Chateau in Paris Las Vegas and watched Cirque’s “Zarkana” at Aria. Also at “Zarkana”: Roseanne Barr with her mother on a night off from her Laugh Factory show at Tropicana.

During down time shooting Las Vegas scenes for episodes of Showtime’s “House of Lies,” stars Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson and Don Cheadle were an inseparable fab foursome in their culinary tour of Caesars restaurants. Within five days, they hit Nobu, Old Homestead, Rao’s and Bacchanal Buffet.

Jack Osbourne and wife Lisa dined at chef Akira Back’s Yellowtail in Bellagio and enjoyed caviar, octopus and sushi.

Retired soccer star Mia Hamm dined at Citizens in Mandalay Bay.

Adrian Grenier was at Lily in Bellagio for two consecutive nights.

DJ Pauly D, Chord Overstreet, Mark Salling and Ryan Cabrera had a guys night out at Haze. Pauly hit the wheels of steel for two hours and played his new single “Back to Love.” Also at Haze: Dallas Cowboys star Demarcus Ware.

Singer Talib Kweli performed at The Bank in Bellagio with wife Cynthia, aka DK Eque, on the wheels of steel and San Francisco 49ers tight end Ronin Davis cheering them on. Also at The Bank: DJ Andy Caldwell.

BMX pro Ricardo Laguna, boxer Lonnie Love, the dance crew Prodigy and Rock Center for Dance were among the featured performers for 200 young kids dancing and exercising for Tao Cares to combat childhood obesity.

Comedian Tom Green dined at Wolfgang Puck’s Cucina and Pizzeria in Crystals at CityCenter.

Andrei Kirilenko of the Minnesota Timberwolves celebrated being named 2012 Europe Men’s Player of the Year with a dinner party of 20 friends at Andrea’s in Steve Wynn’s Encore.

Magical illusionist Michael Turco had more than 1,000 fans for his weekend close-up magic and illusions set to music and choreography at Rampart Casino in Summerlin.

“Modern Family” actress Sofia Vergara dined at STK in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

And two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir stopped by Linkin Park’s autograph session at Club Tattoo in Miracle Mile Shops of Planet Hollywood.

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