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Peepshow star Holly Madison, former ’N Sync singer Joey Fatone and professional BMX rider Ricardo Laguna took part in the opening of Earl of Sandwich inside the Eatery at the Palms on Monday afternoon. [EaterWire]
Iron Chef America host Alton Brown was at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at the MGM Grand on Saturday night. He ordered a Plymouth up and a chopped salad. He also went to Penn & Teller’s show at the Rio on Wednesday and returned with friends on Sunday. Brown met Penn Jillette last year when Jillette guest judged on Iron Chef America. While backstage on Sunday night, Teller and Brown talked biscuit recipes. [EaterWire]
Green Bay Packers wide receiver and Dancing with the Stars champion Donald Driver, in town on Friday for his Donald Driver Tenth Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament, celebrated with celebrity pals in splendor on Friday night with dinner at the new Mizumi at Wynn Las Vegas. Driver and his wife, Betina, received guests including ESPN’s Ed Werder and Linda Cohen, actor Glynn Turman, actress Dawn Lewis, Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Colin Cole, actress Jenn Korbee, Kato Kaelin and actor Phil Morris of Seinfeld fame. The group dined on spicy King crab roll, softshell crab cut roll, dragon roll, mushroom salad, Yellowtail jalapeño gelee, robata platter, miso black cod, togarashi crispy Maine shrimp, chicken teriyaki and beef teriyaki. [EaterWire]?
On Friday night, Paula Abdul celebrated the big 5-0 with a private dinner at Scott Conant's Scarpetta at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The pop star along with 25 of her closest family and friends including boyfriend John Caprio, who was celebrating his birthday as well, ordered Scarpetta's famed spaghetti and toasted flutes of champagne. Toward the end of the dinner, the singer/dancer was presented with a large cake and sang along with her guests as they serenaded “Happy Birthday” to the star. [EaterWire]
Professional model, actress and 2007 Playboy Playmate of the Year Sara Underwood and a close group of friends dined at Shibuya at the MGM Grand on Friday night. [EaterWire]
On Friday night, a crew from Dancing With The Stars gathered at Lavo at the Palazzo to celebrate the birthdays of the show’s competitors Maria Menounos, who turned 34 earlier this month, and Katherine Jenkins, who celebrated her 32nd on Friday night. The ladies were joined by the show’s professionals including Derek Hough, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd and Cheryl Burke, along with a group of friends for dinner at the Italian eatery. They dined on favorites from the kitchen, including the Kobe meatball and ended dinner with a toast and sweets for the birthday girls. Also at Lavo on Friday night was Kelly Bensimon. The model, former star of The Real Housewives of New York dined with friends before heading up to the nightclub for Lavo’s La Freak Fridays. [EaterWire]
Actor James Wood was spotted on Saturday night dining at 35 Steaks + Martinis inside the Hard Rock Hotel. Wood joined a group of friends in the main dining room, ordering a wedge salad and a filet mignon for his main course. Singer-songwriter Chanel West Coast from MTV's Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness dined at 35 Steaks + Martinis on Sunday as well. Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was spotted at 35 Steaks + Martinis, where he ordered four bowls of tomato soup on Thursday night. [EaterWire]
On Friday, five-time World Champion Mixed Martial Arts fighter Randy Duane Couture, known as Randy “The Natural” Couture, visited Rí Rá at Mandalay Place. [EaterWire]
Former Dancing With The Stars celebrity contestants Maria Menounos and Katherine Jenkins continued their birthday celebration on Saturday with dinner at Tao Asian Bistro at the Venetian. They were joined by Derek Hough, Cheryl Burke and friends. The group ordered sushi, Kung Pao chicken and more. They ended dinner with a joint birthday cake from Gimme Some Sugar for Menounos and Jenkins. Also dining at Tao were Alexis and Jim Bellino from The Real Housewives of Orange County. Former star of The Real Housewives of New York Kelly Bensimon also dined at the Asian bistro, enjoying sushi, sashimi and crispy tuna tartare. Pop music icon and TV judge Paula Abdul celebrated her 50th birthday along with the birthday of boyfriend John Caprio with family and friends at Tao Asian Bistro on Thursday night. Abdul arrived with her beau and her parents, Extra anchor Terri Seymour and 30 guests to the Asian bistro where dined on sushi platters and a mix of signature dishes. [EaterWire]
Dancing with the Stars host Brooke Burke and her husband David Charvet had lunch at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago at the Forum Shops at Caesars on Thursday with their five children and a nanny in tow. Actor George Eads, who plays Nick Stokes on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, was spotted having lunch at Spago on Wednesday. His party of three ordered mushroom pizza, calamari, four tuna sashimi apps, a BLT salad, lemon custard, peach doughnuts and ice cream. [EaterWire]
Comedian Dave Chappelle dined at N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms on Tuesday night. The Chappelle's Show star was joined by a party of 12 friends and family members and ordered N9NE’s shellfish platter, rock shrimp, scallops and S’mores for dessert. After dinner Chappelle toured the kitchen with executive chef Barry Dakake and signed chef’s “shake down” door, which features the autographs of A-list celebrities, athletes and musicians. [EaterWire]
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Joey Fatone and Holly Madison at Earl of Sandwich [Photo: Denise Truscello]