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Star Surveillance: Brad Garrett, Dolly Parton, Nobu, Robert De Niro, Rev Run and Ruckus



Brad Garrett at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Las Vegas.

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Dolly Parton visits IGT offices on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Reno.

Las Vegas continues to be the Entertainment Capital of the World for Hollywood, music and sports starts to party and play.

Comedy actor Brad Garrett, proprietor of Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club in MGM Grand, and a friend attended the 10 p.m. and late-night cantos of “Vegas Nocturne” at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Brad dined in one of the VIP opera boxes and enjoyed his experience so much that he returned the next evening with a large group for a birthday celebration. The group dined in a VIP opera box again, enjoying beef stroganoff, mussels,

Brussels sprouts, uni pasta with king crab, oysters Rockefeller, a chocolate terrarium and the cookie jar and watched the 10 p.m. and late-night cantos.

Fresh off her fabulous 140-minute Saturday night concert at Star of the Desert Arena at Buffalo Bill’s in Primm, the “Queen of Country” Dolly Parton visited the IGT office in Reno on Sunday. After driving all night from Primm, Dolly performed at Reno Events Center on Sunday.

Her first stop in Reno was at IGT Reno offices, where she was greeted by the IGT studio that designed her slot games, Dolly Parton Video Reel Slots and Dolly Parton Spinning Reel Slots, which include two themes, Dolly’s “Two Doors Down” and Dolly’s “9 to 5.” Dolly spun a few test reels, and when she won the grand prize on her video-reel slot, her trademark voice bubbled out of the machine to celebrate the win.

Nobu and De Niro in Manila

Robert De Niro, left, and Nobu Matsuhisa, right, at Nobu Manila on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in the Philippines. Launch slideshow »

Oscar-winning superstar actor Robert De Niro and celebrated superstar chef Nobu Matsuhisa promised that their Nobu Caesars Palace wouldn’t be the only Nobu Hotel in the world.

On Monday, they celebrated their first Asian venue at City of Dreams in Manila in the Philippines. Australian mega-millionaire James Packer and Lawrence Ho, co-chairmen of Melco Crown Entertainment, welcomed the two stars to the property, along with Nobu partners Hollywood producer Meir Teper and Nobu Hospitality CEO Trevor Horwell, who have been regular Las Vegas visitors since Nobu Hotel opened at Caesars last year.

Rx Boiler Room Fan Appreciation Party

Chris Phillips, Rick Moonen and guests at Rx Boiler Room’s Fan Appreciation Party on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Mandalay Place. Launch slideshow »

Celebrity chef Rick Moonen’s threw a Fan Appreciation Party at his Rx Boiler Roomin Mandalay Place to thank stars, fans and friends for supporting the steam-punk hotspot since its opening.

Guests included Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno, “Dancing With the Stars” pro dancer Lacey Schwimmer, Chris Phillips (Zowie Bowie), master mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim and 2014 Miss Nevada Hilary Billings. Neon B. Carter joined Frankie for an impromptu performance of “Fever.”

Rev Run and Ruckus at Hakkasan

Rev Run at Hakkasan on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in MGM Grand. Launch slideshow »

Fresh from daughter Vanessa Simmons’ baby shower in L.A., hip-hop legend Rev Run switched roles from proud papa to nightclub sensation at Hakkasan in MGM Grand with turntable sensation DJ Ruckus as confetti was fired over clubgoers in 1980s workout sweats.

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