Las Vegas is not only the Entertainment Capital of the World, but over this New Year’s holiday weekend, it also is the New Year’s Eve Capital of the World. To prove it, we still have stories and photos of the NYE celebrations with DJ Tiesto, Robin Thicke, Pete Wentz, John Mayer at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel and Carmen Electra’s Mandalay Bay Beach party complete with a heated pool and performances by Kris Allen, Allison Iraheta and Sean Kingston.
This coverage joins our story and photo gallery postings yesterday of Christina Aguilera at Tao in The Venetian, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden at Lavo in the Palazzo, Tony and Eva Longoria Parker at Eve, Maroon 5 at the Palms, Holly Madison at Prive in Planet Hollywood, The Black Eyed Peas at LAX in the Luxor, 50 Cent at Pure in Caesars Palace and the fireworks show on the Strip.
Our spywitnesses for Robin at the Bank in the Bellagio, Pete at Jet in The Mirage and Tiesto at the grand opening of Haze in CityCenter’s Aria reported for us: Leona Lewis showed up for dinner at Yellowtail in the Bellagio with friends and her boyfriend. Leona was on a crutch from falling off a horse but looked beautiful in Betsey Johnson and talking about how she doesn’t drink or wear leather.
Robin, who brought along his actor dad Alan Thicke for the festivities, dined at Fix with his actress wife Paula Patton, who looked stunning in Herve Leger. Robin wore Tom Ford sunglasses and a Burberry tux as he counted down to New Year’s Day. He sang a few songs from his new album Sex Therapy, and 5,000 copies were distributed to hotel guests at the Bellagio. Robin and Leona got along so well at the party that they decided right on the spot to work together.
The scene at Jet is always a party, and guest DJ Pete was solo, with wife Ashlee Simpson-Wentz nowhere to be seen. I hope the Fall Out Boy’s black eye didn’t have anything to do with that! Despite the crazy party scene, Pete kept well away from the throngs of female admirers wanting to get close to him. DJ Skeet Skeet added to the night’s festivities.
At Haze, which celebrated its grand gala opening, thousands of partygoers mobbed the new nightclub in Aria. World-renowned DJ Tiesto wowed the crowd with his massive electronic sound. He was in awe of the multi-audio and -video sound system controlled from the DJ booth stage after he went track for track without missing a beat for 4 1/2 hours. At one point, a 10-foot, glowing robot “The Kryoman” suddenly appeared firing laser light beams and cannon blasts of oxygen, plus showers of cascading confetti. The Kryoman will be at Haze through this month before returning to Ibiza, Spain. French DJ David Guetta takes control tonight.
While spinning above the crowd, Tiesto tweeted: “Sound check at Haze is sensational. Unbelievable. This is the most beautiful club I have ever seen.”
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