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Star Surveillance: Jake Pavelka, Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn, Ricky Martin, Shania Twain, Jeremy Lin


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Chippendales’ 10th anniversary with guest host Jake Pavelka at the Rio on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012.

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Ricky Martin arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.

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Shania Twain arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.

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President Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett dined at La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway in the Wynn for lunch with 11 friends, including owner Jenna Morton. There’s no national security involved, so I can tell you that the party enjoyed mixed greens and Gorgonzola salads, chicken and tomato mozzarella flatbreads, chicken Tagine stew, warm salt-roasted beets and roasted salmon.

Jenna was honored over the weekend with an award at the 2014 Human Rights Campaign Gala at the Wynn and hosted the after-party at La Cave.

Former “The Bachelor” and “Dancing With the Stars” star Jake Pavelka dined at Stack in the Mirage and enjoyed oysters, hot rocks and wings before watching Cirque du Soleil’s “The Beatles Love.”

Fans mobbed handsome actor Josh Henderson, who plays J.R. Ewing on the new “Dallas,” when he stayed at the D Las Vegas downtown.

Golf great Tiger Woods and girlfriend Olympic champion skier Lindsey Vonn dined at chef Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood at Mandalay Place and enjoyed filet mignon but no ocean delights.

Singer Ricky Martin, in town for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, dined with family and friends at Tao in the Venetian and enjoyed sea bass satay, crispy rice tuna and wasabi filet and posed for photos with fans at a nearby table.

Also nearby, actress Lucy Hale (“Pretty Little Liars”), “Project Runway” winner Christian Siriano and his boyfriend Brad Walsh, plus singer Carly Rae Jepsen in a bachelorette party.

Next door at Lavo in Palazzo, Albie Manzo of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” and at a separate table sharing jokes over dinner comedians David Spade and Kevin Farley.

“Shark Tank” star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban partied at Marquee in the Cosmopolitan with “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” host Chris Harrison and this season’s new bachelorette Andi Dorfman. Mark stuck with water, but he generously treated the table to a 15-liter bottle of bubbly — and that’s not pocket change!

Singer Shania Twain, who resumed her residency at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace on Tuesday, returned early to present at the 2014 BBMAs and also watch the final spring performance of Rod Stewart at the Colosseum. Rod returns in September after Shania and Celine Dion’s summer runs.

Outside the “Absinthe” tent at Caesars, Lamorne Morris (“New Girl”), Willie Garson (“White Collar”), Sara Rue (“Rules of Engagement”), Kevin McHale (“Glee”) and actress Camryn Manheim met the Gazillionaire and other zany cast members after watching the show. Jinkx Monsoon, Season 5 winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” also watched “Absinthe” in recent days.

Ahead of the Season 6 finale and viewing party of “Drag Race” at the Havana Room in Tropicana, Adore Delano watched Britney Spears’ “Piece of Me” at the Axis at Planet Hollywood and was chosen to crawl across the stage as Britney performed “Freakshow,” the number that involves bringing a fan onstage. Previous “victims” include Mario Lopez, Lance Bass and Britney’s boyfriend David Lucado.

Sports stars at Surrender in Steve Wynn’s Encore include Jeremy Lin (Houston Rockets), who was here filming a dare video with YouTube celebrity actor Ryan Higa, and English soccer star Mark Noble (West Ham United) at a dance-floor table in a group of eight guys — he was seated and not dazzling with fancy footwork!

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