Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 | 3:16 a.m.
Korean singer Psy celebrated his 35th birthday -- he is a New Year’s Eve baby -- and kicked off NYE two days early “Gangnam Style” by hosting and performing at Pure in Caesars Palace on Saturday night.
Psy was a Las Vegas regular in the Entertainment Capital of the World in 2012, with appearances at Tao in The Venetian, Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel and Night 1 of the 2012 iHeart Radio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
“Gangnam Style” also became the most-viewed video in YouTube history at more than an astounding 1 billion. Thanks to Denise Truscello of WireImage for her photo gallery.
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Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.