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Star Surveillance: Selena Gomez, Andy Roddick, Natalie Gulbis, Chace Crawford, Angelo Sosa


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Selena Gomez and her Stars Dance tour stop Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Mandalay Bay Events Center.

Selena Gomez at Mandalay Bay

Selena Gomez and her Stars Dance tour stop Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Mandalay Bay Events Center. Launch slideshow »
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Flavor Flav at Body English in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.

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Jillian Rose Reed at Body English in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.

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The Daniel Boulud announcement and the 2013 Epicurean Affair at the Palazzo on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Angelo Sosa of Poppy Den in Tivoli Village is pictured here.

Pop princess Selena Gomez took a dozen girlfriends to Marquee in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for the sounds of DJ Dash Berlin and then into the Boom Box Room to get their hip-hop fix.

Rapper T.I. dined at Tao in the Venetian feasting on specialties including chicken satay, tempura, lobster and sushi.

Rapper Sage the Gemini fueled up there before going into

Tao nightclub to host the Worship Party. He wowed the crowd with hits “Gas Pedal” and “Red Nose” from his debut album, with mini-skirted fans doing the “Gas Pedal” dance from the video, which has become a hit with more than 21 million views on YouTube.

Also at Tao: retired tennis legend and former world No. 1 Andy Roddick (minus gorgeous supermodel wife Brooklyn Decker) and, separately, Maxwell Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers celebrating being a finalist for the American League Cy Young Award.

Over at sister hotspot Lavo in Palazzo, Sir Mix-a-Lot enjoyed the sounds of DJ OB One.

Also at Lavo: Bevy Smith and Derek J from Bravo’s “Fashion Queens” celebrating their birthdays.

Bobby Valentino, Flavor Flav, Craze and DJs Nice and Mark Stylz partied at Body English in the Hard Rock Hotel after the 2013 Soul Train Awards at the Orleans.

Also there: Jillian Rose Reed of MTV’s “Awkward” celebrating a friend’s 21st birthday. Her group enjoyed lunch at nearby Culinary Dropout and dinner at Pink Taco before heading to Body English, where Cali Swag District performed “Teach Me How to Dougie.”

D.J. Ashba, lead guitarist for Guns ’N’ Roses and Sixx A.m., watched Tournament of Kings at Excalibur with wife Nathalie and friends celebrating his 41st birthday.

Actor Chace Crawford (“Gossip Girl”) dined at Hakkasan in MGM Grand and enjoyed the Hakka steamed dim sum platter, Jasmine tea-smoked beef short ribs and black truffle roast duck.

Poison drummer Rikki Rockett watched “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian, and after the show, which includes his hits “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” and “Nothin’ But a Good Time,” met the cast backstage.

“Top Chef” Season 7 runner-up Angelo Sosa celebrated the grand opening of second-story ultra-lounge the Den above his restaurant Poppy Den in Tivoli Village. Chef Angelo has created a dim sum menu that he serves until 2 a.m.

The elevator there is lit up with Asian movie starlets, but it’s the stunning 6-foot-6 West African hostess Joyce who is winning all the applause at Angelo’s indoor-outdoor lounge with red accents and swanky decor, as vintage Asian black-and-white films were projected onto the wall. DJ Tatiana holds court for dancing in the Opium Room and on the patio overlooking Tivoli Village’s decorated streets.

Bally’s headliner vocal impressionist Veronic DiCaire joined forces with Hard Rock Cafes in Las Vegas as part of the 14th Annual Pinktober campaign to raise funds to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Collectively, they raised $6,069.39 through pink-ribbon sales, a Night School 4 Girls class and collections at her show.

Pro tennis players Abigail Spears and Raquel Kops-Jones attended the Ultimate Ringer launch party in Queensridge Place hosted by Randy Char. They enjoyed Perrier Jouet champagne, sushi by Kabuki and a performance by The Jeremy Cornwell Project.

Women’s Tennis Association championship tournament director Melissa Pine flew in from Istanbul to attend the event, which kicked off the Ultimate Ringer Doubles Events, a cancer charity tournament held at Spanish Trail.

The LPGA Tour’s Natalie Gulbis was on the greens for the 22nd annual Wendy’s 3 Tour Challenge golf tournament benefiting adoption at Rio Secco Golf Club. Also tee-ing off: Fred Funk, Jason Day, Kenny Perry, Billy Horschel and Christie Kerr.

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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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