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George Clooney hosts party for his tequila Casamigos at Hyde Bellagio


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Casamigos Tequila founders Rande Gerber and George Clooney celebrate the launch of their tequila at Andrea’s in the Encore on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.

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Robin Leach and George Clooney at Hyde Bellagio on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Las Vegas.

George Clooney Launches Tequila at Andrea’s

Steve Wynn, Andrea Wynn and George Clooney celebrate the launch of Clooney's Casamigos Tequila at Andrea's in the Encore on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. Launch slideshow »

It was model mayhem when Oscar-winning actor and heartthrob George Clooney and his Casamigos tequila partner Rande Gerber hit Bellagio on Wednesday night.

After dinner at star chef Akira Back’s Yellowtail, they threw a private party for Casamigos at nearby ultra lounge Hyde. Nearly naked bodypainted models displaying the brand on their skin greeted guests, which included more than 50 Las Vegas beauties in plunging necklines and the tightest of miniskirts.

Southern Wine and Spirits chief Larry Ruvo and his wife Camille posed for photographs with George, and I talked with him about my upcoming annual summer trip to Italy. He gave me restaurant recommendations at Lake Como, where he has a home.

We talked about his Las Vegas visits through the years with his aunt Rosemary Clooney and also how Rande, who was without wife Cindy Crawford, and he developed their tequila brand.

We’ll have that interview right here at Vegas DeLuxe next week.

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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