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Photos: Mario Lopez, Ashlee Simpson, Charles Woodson, Busta Rhymes, Trinidad James party at Tao, Lavo


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Mario Lopez hosts a pre-fight party at Tao in The Venetian on Friday, May 3, 2013.

Mario Lopez and Trinidad James at Tao

Mario Lopez hosts a pre-fight party at Tao in The Venetian on Friday, May 3, 2013. Launch slideshow »

Tao Beach 2013 Season Opening

Holly Madison at the season grand opening of Tao Beach at The Venetian on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Launch slideshow »

Celebrities, after their work hosting parties, singing and/or doing standup, partied and played at The Tao Group hotspots Marquee in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Lavo in the Palazzo and Tao in The Venetian.

Actor and TV host Mario Lopez hosted a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Robert Guerrero fight party at Tao after dining at Lavo. Actress and singer Ashlee Simpson, “Dexter” actors David Zayas and C.S. Lee and NFL legend and winemaker Charles Woodson also dined, at separate tables, at Lavo.

At Tao in separate groups: rapper Busta Rhymes, comedian Aziz Ansari and “Entourage” star Adrian Grenier. On her second night here in town, Ashlee joined Odette Annable for dinner before heading upstairs to the nightclub.

Rapper Trinidad James headlined at Tao as confetti rained down on the dance-floor revelers, among them Super Bowl champion Ray Rice (Baltimore Ravens), DeAngelo Hall (Washington Redskins), NFL free agent Courtney Greene and C.J. Miles (Cleveland Cavaliers).

Over at Marquee, The Food Network star chef and UNLV alumnus Guy Fieri and NBA legend Dennis Rodman partied to the sounds of DJ Kaskade. Dueling hairstyles?

Kicking the party off at Tao Beach’s season grand opening earlier in the day, celebrities continued the party at night partying to the sounds of DJ Vice. After partying at Tao Beach for a friend’s bachelorette party, Ashlee and Odette dined in Tao’s private dining room before heading upstairs to a VIP table.

Also dining at Tao before the nightclub hosted by Trinidad: Adrian and Busta. Mario and Aziz were spotted partying at Tao. Meantime, Ashlee also dined at Lavo while in town, and Woodson was here to host a wine-pairing dinner at Lavo. Our thanks to Brenton Ho of Powers Imagery for his photo gallery.

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