Friday, November 28, 2008


Tuesday night musician and Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland hosted an album release party at LAVO for his new solo cd "Happy In Goloshes". The musician arrived with several friends and after doing photos took a seat in LAVO's dancefloor VIP section and had DJ FIVE play a new selection from the album, a cover of David Bowies classic "Fame", produced by Paul Oakenfold.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Pauly Shore with Bill Maher

Jamie Foxx round 2!

Saturday night at TAO Las Vegas saw superstar Jamie Foxx returning for the second night in a row. Jamie had dinner with 20 of his friends and family. The Oscar winner had set up two birthday cakes to be delivered for two of his friends, at TAO Asian Bistro. Afterwards they all hit the club, taking his usual table in the dance floor VIP section. Jamie entertained the packed house as he went back and forth with DJ Vice playing off each other and MC'ing the party well into the early hours as Cristal flowed at his table. Also at TAO was comedian Pauly Shore who hosted a festival after party with The Comedy Store, the legendary comedy club in LA owned by his family. Comedian and talk show host Bill Maher joined Pauly at the party, the old friends took a table in the dance floor VIP not far from Jamie Foxx. Other comedians at TAO included: Nick Thune, BJ Porter, Brett Gelman , Rob Riggle from “The Daily Show” and the cast of MTV’s sketch comedy show “Human Giant” (Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer and Jason Woliner).Also at TAO was “Mad Men” actor and one of GQ Magazine’s “Men of the Year” Jon Hamm. Jon arrived with five friends and took a table stocked with Grey Goose vodka.

Over at LAVO....

Mehcad Brooks co-star of the hbo series true blood dining with 3 friends. Orthodox jewish rap/reggae/rock artist Matisyahu came with a large entourage to celebrate after his sold out packed performance. He escaped the crowd of fans for a little while with his wife and took in the las vegas strip on lavos patio (maggie has the photos). And long time TAO group friend Pauly Shore popped in late night after his party at TAO.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Friday night at LAVO inside The Palazzo Jamie Foxx, a crew of guys and a bevy of beauties were dancing to the sounds of DJ Five. Decked out in diamond studded sunglasses and a black scarf, Foxx was spotted standing on a couch dancing and singing until the moment Bell Biv DeVoe’s “Poison” blasted across the club, at which point the group broke into a dance routine.

Also choosing LAVO on Friday was Brian Baumgartner from the hit TV series The Office. Joined by a blue eyed brunette they dined on the Strip front hookah terrace and relaxed with a few drinks before heading upstairs to a table on the dance floor.
Meanwhile at TAO....
A big fan of Tao and back again was oscar winner Jamie Foxx. He rolled thru the casino 30 deep and made a grand entrance immediately making his way to his dancefloor table and grabbing the mic and spotlight arriving around 1am after LAVO. He held court standing on the catwalk reminded the crowd about his new album dropping dec.16th and getting everyone hyped shining his trusty flashlight on the crowd and singling out the ladies. There was no shortage of sexy young women ready to get up and shake it for him. He had company on the mic for a few minutes when Wilmer Valderrama popped up in the dj booth with dj reach and they battled it out for a few minutes beatboxing. Also a good friend of and fan Tao, Wilmer then made his way down to his own dancefloor table where he kept it a bit more lowkey with some friends some ladies and of course a bottle of patron Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds was also at Tao hosting his brothers bachelor party at one of Tao's secluded Skybox's. The dapper group of men toasted with some bottles of Grey Goose and enjoyed watching the show Jamie Foxx was putting on down on the dancefloor. Back at tao for the second night in a row was co star of The Office, Brian Baumgartner.
Also spotted at Tao on Friday was "True Blood" co-star Mehcad Brooks with 8 friends in one of Tao's signature skyboxes, and Nathan Fields son of Janice Dickonson and co star of "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency".


Friday night on the earlier side we met up with TAO friends the Kardashian sisters for the Usher concert at The Palms and a post dinner at Simon, good times! The concert was great, Usher is an amazing performer.


With almost 100 contestants geared up in their best gogo outfits we took to TAO to find the new TAO-A-GOGO champion on Thursday! With our special guest MC Pete Giovine hyping up the corwd and keeping the contest moving we had SO much fun! We actually decided to be a guest judge this year along with my co-worker Kara Lewis and our friend Jack Colton of The finals belonged to the crowd though as they chose their new champion!

Monday, November 17, 2008


While fighting off a fierce cold I rallied on Sunday night to hop over to the House Of Blues for the Q Tip concert. With great opening sets by The Knux and The Cool Kids, QTip was amazing! Towards the end of the show superstar Prince walked out on stage and surprised us all with a quick guitar set!


Kenny Florian and Rachelle Leah celebrate post win at TAO.

Saturday night at TAO Las Vegas saw UFC 91 lightweight winner Kenny Florian arrive with 10 of his closest friends after his win over Joe “Daddy” Stevenson in the Octagon. Florian looked cool, collected and full of smiles while he posed for photographers and joked around pretending to hold a title belt. While upstairs in the nightclub VIP, singer Mandy Moore surprised her good friend Florian at approximately 1am and congratulated him on a great win. Moore was in great spirits and spent the evening hanging out with Florian and crew singing along to the tunes spun by TAO resident DJ Vice.
Also at TAO Las Vegas was UFC All Access host Rachelle Leah who looked stunning in a little black dress and black heels. Rachelle and friends were spotted dancing in the VIP area and enjoying some cocktails celebrating another great UFC event with phenomenal entertainment.
At 2:30 a.m., legendary singer songwriter Prince arrived with a female companion. The duo had quietly came to TAO to enjoy the sights and sounds of the nightclub in a VIP skybox but the duo soon moved to the loft area of the restaurant so they could chat in a more quiet atmosphere and get something to eat.


Friday night at LAVO inside The Palazzo, Mandy Moore was spotted dining in the restaurant with three girlfriends. After dinner they hopped aboard the LAVO/TAO Escalade cart and were transported to Barney’s for some late night shopping.

At a separate table, Kelly Carlson of Nip/Tuck also enjoyed a night out with friends and feasted on favorites from the Mediterranean menu.

MMA fighter Kenny Florian rushed over to LAVO for dinner immediately after the weigh in for tomorrow’s UFC bout. Joined by his trainer and his entire camp, the group dined on signature dishes from Chef Ludo and were overheard talking about carb loading in preparation for the fight.

Hip Hop star Rick Ross and a friend had a bite to eat in the restaurant before heading upstairs to the nightclub.

Also spotted in the nightclub was Marlon Wayans, who had just driven in with friends from LA. In a great mood he was laughing and dancing all night long.

Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Geoff Jenkins held court at another table in the nightclub filled with friends celebrating his World Series win.


Friday night at TAO Las Vegas saw “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” co-star Jason Mewes serve as host for the evening. Jason arrived with fiancee Jordan Monsanto and Zack and Miri co-star, adult actress Katie Morgan. The group graciously posed for photographers before heading into dinner. The trio ate TAO's signature dishes of Chilean sea bass, lobster wontons and assorted sushi before heading up to dance the night away in the club. At their VIP table in the nightclub, Mewes and the ladies shied away from alcohol and only drank Red Bull, water and soda to keep their energy up to dance to the sounds of DJ Reach.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


AGE: 34
Current residencies: TAO / LAVO
Vinyl or Serato?: Serato
Fave DJ’s: Lil Louie Vega, Erick Morillo, Roger Sanchez, Danny Tenaglia
Current Fave out of town gig: Space-Miami Fla
How long have you been spinning at TAO?: 8 yrs
Most annoying question from clubgoers?: Can you play britney? In middle of a house set
Fave Vegas dinner spot: TAO
Song youre so sick of playing: 50 Cent - In da club


So after we slept in a little bit on Sunday we woke up recharged and headed to the Venetian to pick up TAO friend Perez and head to MADONNA. It truly was amazing as Perez hooked up some MAJOR seats. Madonna dedicated her new single "Miles Away" to the Laptop Samurai himself saying "Id like to dedicate this song to my friend Perez, who thinks I play gutair to much in my show, sorry baby...youre going to have to deal with it." It was unreal! Then towards the end of the show her Madgesty came over and let Perez sing into the mic. He was floating on air to say the least.

Next it was off to VICE SUNDAYS where LAVO was packed with post-concertgoers and locals in the mood to "Get Into The Groove"! Good times....

Monday, November 10, 2008


"Greys Anatomy" co-stars Ellen Pompeo and Kate Walsh, Chris Ivary and Taye Diggs.

Perez Hilton and Amanda Bynes

Denise Richards

Ellen Pompeo
"Private Practice" star Kate Walsh
We kicked off the TAO 3 Year anniversary in style this past Saturday with special celebrity guests and VIP's coming in from all over the US. The red carpet was busy all night as stars stopped by to do photos and talk to the press before being ushered into dinner. Once inside the club everyone was seated in VIP and the party began with DJ VICE on the turntables to keep everyone moving all night long. Celebrities in attendance included: Amanda Bynes, Denise Richards, "Greys Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo, Hill Harper (CSI), Holly Montag (The Hills), Jenna Fischer from "The Office", "Private Practice" star Kate Walsh, Lindsay Lohan, Mickey Rourke, Perez Hilton, Singer Robin Thicke, "24" star Roger Cross , Shawn Hatosy, Stacey Kiebler, and actor Taye Diggs.

Friday, November 7, 2008


Last night we celebrated the 3 year anniversary of our Worship Thursdays party! Needless to say it was a blast. Dave Navarro and Suge Knight helped us celebrate alongside some of our best local VIP customers and Jimmy in a purple gorilla outfit! Good times....

Monday, November 3, 2008


With DJ's Clinton Sparks and VICE

The Cake arrives...

Nelly celebrated his 34th birthday with dinner in the private dining room at LAVO restaurant inside The Palazzo Sunday evening. Dinner was followed by a visit upstairs to the nightclub where he was presented with a cake resembling a Ford Flex. Just prior to dinner, the Grammy Award winning recording artist and actor was surprised with a gift of a Ford Flex that he helped customize. Arriving at the same time was boxer Vernon Forrest, prompting Nelly to joke that he hoped never to be on the wrong side of that punch.

Spotted in Nelly’s group of friends was rapper Murphy Lee, of the St. Lunatics hip hop group.

Kevin Federline took in the sounds of DJ Vice upstairs in the nightclub as well. In a great mood, he danced the night away and laughed and joked with everyone nearby. Several times he even jumped into the booth with DJ Vice to partake in shots of Patron.


Saturday night while Amy Smart and Will.i.Am were getting the vote out at LAVO, comedian Jeff Beacher was hosting the Insanity Ball at TAO! The 2nd annual costume contest got under way with the host presenting his Madhouse Crew to scare up the crowd, who says HALLOWEEN ends on the 31st!!??


The upcoming election was center stage at LAVO inside The Palazzo Saturday night as actress Amy Smart hosted an evening for Sporting a hot pink t-shirt emblazoned with the website, she urged everyone to make their voice heard. Also supporting the cause was Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas. The duo and a group of friends sampled Chef Ludo’s signature dishes and immediately following dinner Will.I.Am took control of the turntables in the lounge, elevating the energy in the room with a mix of house, hip hop and classics. After his special set, the entire group adjourned to a table on the dance floor in the nightclub where they sang and danced all night to the sounds of DJ Reach.

Also dining at LAVO on Saturday Neil Patrick Harris of How I Met Your Mother, and Jonathan Togo of CSI, Christina Hendricks of Mad Men and actor and Apple’s MAC spokesperson Justin Long. The group enjoyed everything LAVO has to offer, starting with a dinner of favorites hand-picked by Chef Ludo, before making their way to the Strip front terrace where they partook in the ancient ritual of Hookah while braving a bit of rare Vegas rain. The finished their evening upstairs in the nightclub where they danced the night away.


Friday night, TAO Las Vegas held its 3rd annual TAOLLOWEEN party with adult film star Tera Patrick serving as the mistress of ceremonies and DJ for the third year in a row. The sultry seductress posed for photos on the red carpet wearing a stunning purple dress. Patrick later returned to the carpet with husband Evan Seinfeld wearing a sexy devil costume. The couple and their friends started the evening in the restaurant where they dined on TAO favorites including the lobster wontons and Chilean sea bass. Following dinner, Patrick went upstairs to the nightclub where she took over the DJ booth along with DJ Hideo and DJ Reach.

Patrick kept the packed house of club goers dancing until the late hours of the evening. After her special DJ set, she joined her husband at their VIP table on the dance floor. Also spotted was R&B singer Maxwell who arrived at TAO Asian Bistro for a late dinner, immediately after his concert. Maxwell was joined by singer Jazmine Sullivan, who had opened up his concert earlier in the evening, along with her backup singers. The group sat by the restaurant’s signature 20-ft Buddha and dined on Peking duck, grilled prime ribeye and vegetable dumplings.
Heres a view from inside the club.....


Thursday started Halloween weekend off with a bang as we came together with 944 Magazine and alien Tequila to bring in TAOLLWEEN 3 YEAR OF THE VAMPIRE. Tons of locals came out in full costume for the celebration and we couldnt of been happier! Many thanks to everyone at 944 and An Absolutely Fabulous Event for another great TAOLLOWEEN!
DJ FIVE with Kimmy Blaz.....
LA PR Girl Nina Ngo in full gear....
Check out the scene at the entrance to the club with costumes everywhere....