Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 | 6 a.m.
Tennis legend Billie Jean King celebrated her birthday with Las Vegas residents and fellow tennis legends Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf at Sir Elton John’s “Million Dollar Piano” at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace. Comedian George Lopez also recently watched the show.
My pal Michael Boychuck of Color salon in Caesars sent his glam squad to take care of Paris Hilton’s hair and makeup for the 30th birthday party she hosted at XS in Steve Wynn’s Encore for little sister Nicky Hilton.
Supermodel and “America’s Next Top Model” host Tyra Banks stayed in the duplex penthouse suite at Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace and had breakfast at nearby Payard Patisserie with Zappos founder Tony Hsieh.
During her stay, she attended nearby “Absinthe” and shopped at the Forum Shops, even tweeting video of her twirling outside Elton’s boutique. Tyra also was spotted at Andrea’s in Encore with John Redmann, former “Tyra” and current “The Talk” executive producer, followed by Dutch EDM DJ Showtek’s set at the adjoining Surrender Nightclub.
Joe’s Stone Crab in the Forum Shops continues to attract celebrity diners. Recent patrons include NASCAR stars Rusty Wallace and Mike Helton, actor Ian Ziering, actress/poker player Jennifer Tilly, New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and wife/TV personality La La, actor Billy Bob Thornton, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, actress Taraji Henson, radio personality Howard Stern and “The Hangover” stars Ed Helms and Justin Bartha.
Mirage headliner Terry Fator attended “Rocktellz & Cocktails” starring Meat Loaf at Planet Hollywood. Terry and wife Taylor Makakoa met the rocker backstage post-show.
“Celebrity Apprentice” rivals Trace Adkins and Rio headliner magician Penn Jillette reunited under friendlier circumstances on Tuesday. First the country singer played golf at TPC Summerlin with Penn’s wife Emily Jillette.
The duo were the final twosome to take to the course before it closes for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, the annual PGA Tour stop in Las Vegas next week. Then Tuesday night, Trace watched Penn & Teller’s illusions at the Rio and had dinner after the show.
Motley Crue bass guitarist Nikki Sixx dined at Social House in Crystals at CityCenter with fiancee Courtney Bingham and former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Duff McKagan. Nikki and Courtney also dined at Joe’s Stone Crab while in town.
Wrestling icon and movie action hero Bill Goldberg was seen at the D Las Vegas playing blackjack, posing with Dancing Dealers and devouring six(!) American Coney Island chili dogs.
98 Degrees founder and singer and Men of the Strip founder Jeff Timmons and his wife, Amanda, dined at Cantina Laredo in Tivoli Village.
Comedian and actor Chris Tucker surprised Flamingo headliner George Wallace with an onstage visit during a performance.
Internet personality iJustine dined at Lavo in Palazzo and enjoyed the Oreo Zeppole and 20-Layer Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake.
Ten-time all-pro and NFL Hall of Famer Johnathan Ogden dined at Republic Kitchen and Bar in Henderson with his family and enjoyed the lobster club he orders very visit.
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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.