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Star Surveillance: Dana White, Matt Hughes, Susan Lucci, Celine Dion and Mike Tyson


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Matt Hughes, Jason Egan and Dana White at Fright Dome in Circus Circus on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

Mike Tyson Pre-Fight Party at Cabo Wabo Cantina

Mike Tyson hosts a pre-fight party Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Cabo Wabo Cantina in Planet Hollywood. Launch slideshow »
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Blue Man Group celebrates their first anniversary on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at Monte Carlo.

Tough guys UFC President Dana White and fighter Matt Hughes admitted that they jumped during their visit to Fright Dome at Circus Circus. Owner Jason Egan gave them the ghostly, ghastly and gasping tour by hearse as actors jumped out to scare them.

“All My Children” star Susan Lucci celebrated her chef husband Helmut Huber’s 70th birthday at “Le Reve — The Dream” in the Wynn.

Yes, that was Celine Dion on the phone congratulating Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren on her show’s new 7 p.m. timeslot. It was such a love fest between the two that Greta promised Celine she would see the Caesars Palace show again when she’s here in late December.

Boxing legend Mike Tyson hosted a Timothy Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez pre-fight party at Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo Cantina in Planet Hollywood on Friday night with two stunning Tecate beer models and signed autographs and posed for photographs with hundreds of fans. Ex-boxer Marco Antonio “Baby-Faced Assassin” Barrera, who fought Manny Pacquiao here six years, greeted Mike.

Country star Trace Adkins took his “Celebrity Apprentice” rival and Rio headliner Penn Jillette’s wife Emily Jillette for two days of golf at TPC Summerlin before it closed for this week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, the annual PGA Tour stop here.

Trace also showed up at Tacos & Tequila in the Luxor for margaritas, mariachis and molletes served by chef Saul Ortiz, who was recently on the Food Network’s “Chopped.” After the meal, Trace joined friends at Carrot Top’s headliner show next door.

UFC champion Randy Couture was with Bryan Hopkins and Ben Carey of Elvis Monroe at opening night of the new concert series “Rock the Saddle” in Santa Fe Station.

Hockey star Ilya Bryzgalov and his wife and two children watched Blue Man Group’s first-anniversary show at Monte Carlo. Ilya, who won the Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks in the 2006-2007 season, currently serves as goaltender for the Las Vegas Wranglers.

Four-time world champion boxer Miguel Cotto dined at N9NE Steakhouse with his wife Melissa Guzman and a group of friends.

Angie Martinez, celebrity chef Angela Sosa’s co-author of his second cookbook, took a break from her Hot 97 radio DJ duties in New York to fly here for the weekend and dined at his restaurant Poppy Den in Tivoli Village.

After his Red Rock Resort concert, Darius Rucker continued singing, joining “Nashville Unplugged” at Rocks Lounge, where he crooned “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” with Clay Mills, his co-writer on the song. Darius also sang “Wagon Wheel” and “True Believers.”

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