Sunday, March 3, 2013 | 6:22 p.m.
Magician Penn Jillette returns to the fury of mogul Donald Trump in “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” tonight in a bid to win more money for our beloved Las Vegas charity Opportunity Village. The Rio headliner takes on a cooking assignment on tonight’s NBC premiere.
Penn, who has made controversial statements about The Donald, doesn’t get “fired” on the first episode. It’s top secret how long Penn remains on the show, but I’ve learned that we’ll be watching for several weeks to cheer him on.
Meantime, four of his cast mates were here at the new hotspot Andrea’s in Steve Wynn’s Encore before partying at neighboring Surrender on Saturday night. Omarosa, Lisa Rinna with husband Harry Hamlin, TV personality Claudia Jordan with actor Redaric Williams and rapper Lil Jon partied in high style.
At Andrea’s, the ladies sipped from a festive punch bowl while the table shared executive chef Joseph Elevado’s tuna tataki, chicken pot stickers, special cucumber roll, diver sea scallops, seared salmon, five spice lobster, jidori chicken breast, Wagyu beef sliders, crab fried rice and caramel popcorn. The group posed for photos with chef Joseph after dinner.
Lil Jon then led the party over to Surrender, where he jumped into the DJ booth to spin the wheels of steel. The group enjoyed Grey Goose cocktails and Don Julio shots, Claudia and Omarosa joined Lil Jon in the DJ booth, and Lisa and Harry showed off their sexy moves on the dance floor.
While in town, Harry and Lisa also dined with Penn at Buzio’s Seafood Restaurant in The Rio before checking out Penn & Teller’s long-running show and posed for a photograph backstage post-performance. Thank to David Becker of WireImage for his photo gallery at Andrea’s and Surrender.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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