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After her nightly Peepshow performances at Planet Hollywood, electronic dance music fan Holly Madison attended all three nights of the Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, two of them with her Playboy pal Jenny McCarthy.
Both blondes wore flower child fashions, with Jenny in a pink tutu-type dress with flowers, while Holly had daisies woven through her hair. They had the best views from the VIP stage hosted by XS at the Encore and Marquee at the Cosmopolitan. There were more than 40,000 festivalgoers at just one of EDC’s six stages at one point of Holly and Jenny’s visits.
Also at EDC, New Orleans Saints star Reggie Bush showing little effect from the NFL lockout as a midnight visitor at EDC. Incidentally, I’ve been hearing rumors that there’s a five-year renewal deal for EDC here already being discussed because of its relatively trouble-free and huge success. Also hearing that some helicopter companies made as many as 25 trips a day back and forth at $3,000 per ride during the three days.
*The Professional Bull Riders have confirmed that the 2011 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals will begin here Oct. 25, with the first ever PBR Legends Reunion. It will be held at MGM Grand, which hosted the first five PBR World Finals from 1994-98. Every rider who has competed since the PBR began has been invited here to participate in the largest PBR Meet-and-Greet ever.
Already confirmed: PBR founders and Ring of Honor members Clint Branger, Cody Custer, Jerome Davis, Bobby Delvecchio, David Fournier, Michael Gaffney, Cody Lambert, Daryl Mills, Ty Murray, Aaron Semas and Jim Sharp. Other Ring of Honor members scheduled to attend: Randy Bernard, Wacey Cathey, J.W. Hart, Justin McBride, Carl Nafzger, Jerome Robinson and Adriano Moraes.
Adriano won the first of his three PBR World Championship titles at MGM Grand in 1994, while Michael captured his World Championship there in 1997. “This will be the first opportunity that fans will have to meet and interact with the top riders of today and the greatest riders in the history of the PBR,” CEO Jim Haworth said.
*Boxing legend Mike Tyson renewed his wedding vows with wife Lakiha Spicer at M Resort over the weekend, and their reception was made even sweeter by Sugar Factory with a decadent candy bar set up for guests. The custom mobile confectionary bar featured gummy bears, Sour Patch Kids, cherry rock candy, gumballs and more. Gourmet chocolate-dipped cherries in milk white and dark chocolate were served, and guests received a goodie bag with logo chocolate bars, T-shirts and a whirly pop.
*Celebrity fitness guru David Barton, who has six East Coast luxury gyms, is marching westward for the first time. Last night over cocktails at Kerry Simon’s restaurant in Palms Place, he told that me he’ll open one here in the fall and four more to follow in California, with the first in Santa Monica before December. The gym here is a 35,000-square-foot venue at Tivoli Village. Knowing his facilities, the fitness centers are similar to ultra lounges set up with low lighting to make you feel in the mood and never want to leave.
*My pal Las Vegas masked magician Jeff McBride finally received his show props back from Russia, where he performed, in time to pack again as he sets off on his summer tour to New York, Texas and the Vancouver Music Festival. You can check out his Russian magic experiences in this video posted on YouTube:
*Congratulations to Border Grill at Mandalay Bay Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, who were named 2011 CalTravel Restaurateur of the Year during the 29th Annual Travel Summit. Susan and Mary Sue, both of whom competed separately on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters this year, were honored for their impact on nationally promoting the fun, colorful side of the Southwest’s restaurant industry.
*The newest luxury Louis Vuitton store opened yesterday at the Bellagio and tonight hosts a Keep Memory Alive fundraiser for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. The new store offers a full range of men’s and women’s leather goods, with a focus on exotic and made-to-order pieces. The Bellagio store is laid out in three rooms connected to an elegant, domed-ceiling rotunda finished in white gold, from which an ornate glass chandelier is suspended. The salon leads to a balcony with patio seating and signature Louis Vuitton planters for shoppers to enjoy the Bellagio’s Fountains show.
Pop princess Britney Spears attended the Jabbawockeez’s MUS.I.C. at the Monte Carlo with fiance Jason Trawick and sons Jayden James and Sean Preston. Britney even bounced in her seat to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and before leaving was gifted with swag bags by the Jabbawockeez. … Indiana Pacers power forward Tyler Hansbrough hosted his friend’s bachelor party at XS, celebrating with seven friends into the early hours to the sounds of DJ Thomas Gold. While in town, Tyler also stopped at Sugar Factory.
Brad Garrett headlines at his comedy club at the Tropicana for three nights. … Bobby Collins headlines at The Improv at Harrah’s through Sunday with Frances DiLorinzo and David Gee. … Adult star Sunset Thomas is host and auctioneer at a fundraiser at Whiskey Dicks for an 18-month-old baby girl in need of a bone marrow transplant. … More than 50 of The Strip’s nightclub managers and VIP hosts battle to earn the title of 2011 King of Clubs at Blush in the Wynn, as industry royalty receive deserved recognition. … And Rhyme & Rhythm perform a free concert at The Lounge in the Palms.
Las Vegas continues to be the Party Playground for all the stars, and our coverage continues from the fun in the sun and into the late, late night.
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