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Taylor Hicks at Carmine's, Cee Lo at Hakkasan

Star Watch tracks where celebs are dining in Vegas. See someone notable about town? Email vegas@eater.com.

American Idol winner and Las Vegas entertainer Taylor Hicks was spotted at Carmine's at the Forum Shops at Caesars on Sunday night. Hicks watched football as he sat at the bar with a friend and ordered Bolognese meat sauce on pasta. [EaterWire]

Actress Vanessa Branch, best known from Orbit Gum television commercials, was spotted dining with a few friends on signature dishes on Saturday night at Lavo Italian Restaurant at the Palazzo. [EaterWire]

The Voice returning judge Cee Lo Green was spotted at Hakkasan at the MGM Grand on Saturday night. Green kicked off his evening by dining with his wife and close friends. They ordered signature items including the crispy duck salad and roasted Chilean seabass with Chinese honey. [EaterWire]

Nicolas Cage and Scott Thompson, best known as Carrot Top, were spotted having lunch at Due Forni on Saturday afternoon with their significant others. The foursome ordered Roman- and Neapolitan-style Margherita pizzas, wild boar and smoked pork belly meatballs and stracciatella with prosciutto San Daniele and basil pesto, along with a bottle of Brunnello do Montalcino. Cage shared with chef Carlos Buscaglia how much the pizza reminded him of trips to Naples. They finished lunch with Due Forni's signature chocolate pizza, peanut butter panna cotta and a round of Nonino Amaro on the rocks. [EaterWire]

Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon kicked off the NFL season at Heraea inside the Palms as part of the restaurant's Legends Series on Thursday night. The former quarterback greeted guests at their tables and posed for photos with fans. During halftime, Moon jumped on stage and answered crowd questions about the upcoming NFL season before raffling off signed jerseys that benefited his charities, Cresent Moon Foundation and Urban Youth Scholarship Fund. Also in attendance, comedian Carrot Top. [EaterWire]

Television personality Holly Madison was spotted dining with two gentlemen at CUT by Wolfgang Puck at the Palazzo on Thursday. Madison ordered the heirloom tomato salad to start and the Loup de Mer as her entree. The group drank very little, one glass of wine each. [EaterWire]
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Carrot Top, Carlos Buscaglia and Nicolas Cage [Photo: Due Forni]

Heraea

4321 W. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103 702-701-0201

Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub

3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 891-3838 Visit Website

Carmine's

3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV

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