Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Once again LAVO will ring in the New Year in true Las Vegas style. At LAVO Nicole Richie leads the countdown as beau Joel Madden spins a special DJ set. Fireworks have returned to the Las Vegas Strip, and the terrace at LAVO will provide a prime viewing location.
Tickets are currently $150 for LAVO and include entry to one venue, open bar and passed hors doeuvres from 9 pm 11 pm and a champagne toast at midnight. After midnight LAVO ticket stubs will provide complimentary entry to TAO.

LAVO tickets can be purchased at or (702) 414-1000. For additional information or to make reservations for table service call LAVO directly at (702) 791-1818. Prices are subject to change. 21+ valid government issued photo ID required.

Monday, December 21, 2009



Birthday celebrations took center stage at LAVO on Saturday night. Breaking Bad’s Krysten Ritter, who turned 28 on Wednesday, was joined by friends for the party, including actor Ivan Sergei, her co-star in the upcoming Starz series “Gravity.” After a dinner that included Kobe Meatballs, Sea Bass and Chicken Marsala, the grouped headed up to a VIP table in the nightclub where Krysten danced closely with Ivan on the banquette to the sounds of DJ Crooked. The actress beamed when the DJ gave her a shout out and led the entire club in singing happy birthday as a cake was brought out – Krysten couldn’t resist and tasted the frosting on the spot. The birthday girl was spotted dancing and drinking champagne to kick off her Vegas weekend at TAO on Friday night.

Also blowing out the candles for his 28th birthday was E! Entertainment correspondent Jason Kennedy. Accompanied by a bunch of friends, the group sat down to dinner of Grilled Tuna with Roasted Artichokes, Filet and Chicken Parmagiano and Saggio and Sicilian Sun specialty cocktails. Once upstairs the entertainment TV personality took over a VIP table in front of the DJ booth and celebrated with a cake. Like Ritter, Kennedy found it so tempting he bit into the side right away.

Sugar Ray rocker Mark McGrath and producer/director McG were spotted dining at TAO Saturday. A dinner of Sea Bass, Kobe Beef and Sushi was accompanied by Ketel 1 cocktails.

Taking over the private dining room at TAO was Wayne Gretzky, throwing a 21st birthday weekend celebration for his daughter Paulina. After a feast of signature Asian dishes they made their way to a VIP table on the dance floor to take in the sounds of DJ Vice.

Photo Credit: Al Powers


After concert related drama earlier in the week Kid Cudi found himself on a stage in Vegas Friday night after all. Vodka cocktail in hand, the rapper hopped up on the LAVO catwalk around 1 am and proclaimed to the crowd that they were “witnessing the rebirth of Cudi right now in Vegas.” He performed Pursuit of Happiness and his chart topper Day ‘N’ Nite, with the crowd chanting “Cudi, Cudi, Cudi”. The rising star was joined by a large group of friends including Bryan Greenberg and Victor Rasuk of HBO’s upcoming “How to Make it in America,” which also features Cudi.

Young celebrity royalty chose LAVO for several birthday celebrations on Friday as well. Paulina Gretzky, daughter of legendary hockey star Wayne Gretzky and actress Janet Jones Gretzky turned 21 at midnight and headed to the club to celebrate after an Italian feast with her parents and friends downstairs at LAVO.

Hannah Selleck was also celebrating being legal at LAVO with a large group of friends from California. The daughter of actor Tom Selleck, who turned 21 on Wednesday, partied at the packed hot spot until the club closed, enjoying magnums of Belvedere and Dom Perignon and loving the cupcakes LAVO presented to her.

Photo Credit: Al Powers

Friday, December 18, 2009




Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari celebrated his 31st birthday with dinner and a party at TAO. Joined by friends and family the poker pro began the night with an Asian feast from TAO’s kitchen, with specialties including Lobster Wontons, Crispy Tuna and Kobe Sashimi. After dinner they headed up to a VIP table for the nightclub’s Worship Thursday weekly party. Shots of Patron and Grey Goose cocktails were favorites of the group and the birthday boy was presented with cupcakes as a sweet topping for the night.

Photo Credit: Al Powers


Saturday night December 5th Kara Dioguardi, celebrated her birthday a few days early with dinner at LAVO. The American Idol judge was joined by a large group, including husband Mike McCuddy. They enjoyed Mazzoni Super Tuscan wine to go along with LAVO’s famed Kobe Meatball, Seabass and Chopped Salad. Dinner was capped off sweetly with birthday cake for dessert and then the group headed over to TAO Nightclub.

Over at TAO, actor Gary Dourdan, mostly recently with the TV show CSI was spotted in the nightclub.

Friday, October 23, 2009


We had a great dinner last night with our friends Perez Hilton and Holly Madison! So fun! Perez was in town for his Mom's birthday so we all had dinner at LAVO and celebrated! Good Times!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


R & B star Jay Sean quickly assumed hosting duties at TAO Saturday night when he arrived just after midnight, coming directly from the Justin Timberlake and Friends charity concert.

Having just performed at the concert didn’t stop him from hoping on the stage to thrill a packed TAO nightclub with his #1 single “Down” – featuring Lil Wayne.

Jay Sean and a large group of friends took over a dancer floor VIP table stocked with Veuve Clicquot Rose, Grey Goose and Belvedere and partied to the sounds of DJ VICE until 4 am.

Photo credit: Jessica Blair/Spy On Vegas


Watch Kim Kardashian Celebrates 29th Birthday at Tao Nightclub Las Vegas on


Friday night October 16th, Kim Kardashian, who turned 29 on Wednesday, had an early birthday celebration at TAO Asian Bistro and Nightclub in Las Vegas. Kim was surrounded by friends and family including mother Kris Jenner, sister Kourtney and brother Robert. Younger sister Khloe, who had planned to attend the festivities, ended up missing the party. Being an attentive bride she stayed home with her new husband, LA Laker player Lamar Odom, who was injured during a game on Thursday.

Everyone arrived at The Venetian early in the day, pulling into the porte cochere via Venetian limousines and proceeded to walk into the beautiful hotel lobby entrance. Fans were everywhere and Kim, Kris and Kourtney made sure to say hello and take photos with all who asked. The group checked into the 8,000 square foot, four bedroom Chairman Suite, complete with any amenity one could desire, including 27 televisions, private gym, sauna, multiple Jacuzzi tubs, karaoke/media room, salon and massage room. Kim proclaimed she could live in the suite and immediately called boyfriend Reggie Bush to tell him all about her amazing accommodations. They ordered room service from their attentive butler, and after lunching in the suite the women hit The Shoppes at The Palazzo, heading to Barneys New York, first, then to Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin and the vintage boutique, Annie Creamcheese. While the ladies shopped, Robert Kardashian and Scott Disick, Kourtney’s boyfriend, enjoyed the fabulous weather at TAO Beach.

Songstress Ciara and MTV VJ La La Vazquez arrived just in time to walk the red carpet with Kourtney, Kris and Kim, with the birthday girl looking stunning in a Brian Lichtenberg dress and YSL shoes. After posing with mom-to-be Kourtney, who is due in December, Kim let everyone know how excited she is to become an aunt, while Kourtney kept mum on possible names for her baby boy. While on the carpet Kim even Twittered to her fans how much she loved her birthday present, the new T-Mobile Motorola CLIQ.

As fans crowded around to catch a glimpse, the group made their way towards the private dining room at TAO, where an Asian feast was served. Scott Disick, socialite Brittny Gastineau and family friend Jonathan Cheban were among the guests who gathered for the celebration. At dinner the Kim and Ciara chatted about Kim’s upcoming fragrance launch while Kourtney and Brittny were secretively talking about the surprises in store for all in the club. Kim finished dinner with TAO’s Giant Fortune Cookie and all the guests compared fortunes and made suggestions on what Kim’s birthday wish should be.

After dinner the large group (minus Kourtney who headed back to the Chairman Suite at The Venetian to rest) took command over two sky boxes in the nightclub. As DJ Reach announced the birthday girl’s arrival hundreds of fans screamed from below and Reach got the club to join in a chant of “Kim! Kim! Kim!”. Kim got on the microphone, telling the crowd there was no better place to celebrate than TAO Las Vegas at The Venetian and asked them to help kick off the last year of her 20’s with a great night.

Along with her friends and family, the birthday girl danced the night away, whipping the throngs of fans below into a frenzy. Even mom Kris could be seen displaying impressive moves. Of course, DJ Reach played Ciara’s track “Goodies” and gave her a shout out to the delight of the club goers. The crowd in the nightclub cheered and sang along as a birthday cake appeared and Kim blew out the candles and made her wish.

Also spotted dining at TAO on Friday was Carlos Mencia. Joined by friends, the comedian enjoyed sushi, spare ribs and satay of bass and could be seen singing along to the music. Kevin Federline and girlfriend Victoria Prince were in the dining room as well.

Golfer Anthony Kim checked out TAO Nightclub later in the evening with friends.

Photo credit Denise Truscello


Thursday night October 15th, actor and comedian Pauly Shore kicked of the first annual TAO Toga Party & Beer Garden at TAO’s Worship Thursdays. The funnyman hammed it up in his toga on the red carpet before heading into the nightclub. Once inside Shore kept the party going with Grey Goose cocktails and shots of Patron and spent some time on the microphone to the delight of the crowded club.

Over at LAVO, Vince Neil joined Chazz Palminteri and a group of their friends for a dinner of Italian specialties including Chicken Marsala, Chicken Parmagiano and Tomato and Basil Pasta. Palminteri was later spotted checking out the toga party at TAO.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Friday night Jamie Foxx came to LAVO at The Palazzo after his concert. Always happy to grab the microphone, Foxx played emcee as DJ FIVE spun for the packed nightclub. When not entertaining the crowd he and his friends commanded a VIP table stocked with Grey Goose, Dom Perignon and Patron.

Also spotted in the club was Vanessa Minnillo, who has frequented LAVO several times in the past week. Joined by friends, the super sweet TV personality sipped Champagne, including Veuve Clicquot Grand Dame and Dom Perignon Rose.


Wednesday night Academy Award nominated actor Chazz Palminteri celebrated the opening of his one-man play, "A Bronx Tale" at The Venetian Showroom. Stars in the audience included boxing champion Mike Tyson, actress Vanessa Minnillo, Chuck Zito, Marilu Henner, retired basketball player Gary Payton, pro golfer Tommy Armour III and more.

The after-party was celebrated at LAVO Nightclub at The Palazzo, a fitting location as Palminteri has been spotted there numerous times in the past few weeks, including twice this week already. The celebrity guests and show attendees enjoyed Italian specialties from LAVO’s kitchen along with signature cocktails while congratulating Palminteri on his performance. Palminteri was seen enjoying one of his favorite LAVO dishes, Chicken Marsala, while drinking tea with honey to soothe his voice after commanding the state for 90 minutes.

As the nightclub opened to the public many of the guests stayed to enjoy Label Junkie Wednesday at LAVO with sounds by DJ Crooked. Famed Dutch DJ Tiesto was spotted in the nightclub drinking Belvedere cocktails and Moet Rose.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Newly single Brandi Cibrian wasted no time once she arrived in Vegas, heading straight to TAO Beach Friday afternoon to soak up some rays with friend Jennifer Gimenez of VH1’s Sober House.

The evening started with an Italian dinner at LAVO inside The Palazzo Las Vegas. A bevy of celebrities dined on specialties from the kitchen including the famed Kobe Meatball and Oreo Zeppole for dessert. Spotted in the dining room were Amanda Bynes, Jennifer Morrison and Amaury Nolasco, Krysten Ritter with boyfriend Scott Culver, Stephen Dorff, Brandi Cibrian and Jennifer Gimenez, Adrien Brody and Emile Hirsch and Victoria’s Secret model Selita Ebanks. Adrian Brody dined with owner and friend Noah Teperberg. Amanda Bynes popped in quickly to wish LAVO a happy one-year anniversary and enjoy LAVO’s classic Kobe meatball. Jason Kennedy from E! News arrived with a group of young Hollywood names including 90210’s Patrick Sebes, Zachary Abel from The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Johanna Brady from ABC Family’s Greek. Brandi Cibrian, who came in to Vegas for a weekend with the girls, reminisced that it had been just a few months since she was at LAVO, the very same spot where her soon to be ex-husband Eddie Cibrian (who left her for country singer Leanne Rimes) professed his love for her (following rumors of his supposed affair with Leanne).

The party continued as guests journeyed upstairs to the nightclub where DJ Reach was spinning for the packed crowd. Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey were spotted getting cozy in a corner VIP booth. Singers Nicole Scherzinger and Aubrey O’Day, who just joined the cast of Peepshow were also upstairs, as was NFL free agent Melvin Fowler.

Saturday afternoon TAO Beach was the place to be, with Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, Amanda Righetti from The Mentalist and Californication’s Eva Amurri all joining the daytime party, taking over cabanas along with a hookah smoking Emile Hirsch, Jennifer Morrison and Amaury Nolasco, Krysten Ritter and Scott Culver. Brandi Cibrian and Jennifer Gimenez took in the sun with Cibrian garnering many appreciative stares as she stunned in a red bikini…Eddie who? Gimenez, who recently dropped 95lbs, boasted her new svelte figure in a skimpy bikini. Emilie Hirsch smoked from a hookah and ate sushi from a cabana by the pool. Aaron Paul bumped into costar Krysten Ritter; the two were friendly and enjoyed a lengthy conversation. Susan Sarandon’s daughter, Eva Amurri, who is a new series regular on Californication, got cozy in her cabana with her boyfriend. The couple, who recently moved in together in Los Angeles (he moved from San Francisco; she from New York) left their not yet unpacked boxes and their brand new apartment and said “screw it- let’s go to Vegas.”

The celebration continued into the evening as TAO celebrated its four year anniversary. Emile Hirsch dined with his friends and girlfriend; also at his table was actor Aaron Paul as well as Brandi Cibrian and her girlfriends. Eating at a table close by was P. Diddy with pals Tyrese and Ray J. Not far away, Spencer Grammar dined with TAO owner Noah Tepperberg and Victoria’s Secret model Selita Ebanks. Amanda Bynes dined inconspicuously in the corner with her bff and old costar, Max Crumm. Entrepreneur and celebrity DJ Brent Bolthouse popped in to wish congratulations to TAO’s owners. Jennifer Morrison, who was with her boyfriend Amaury Nolasco, also brought along her brother who had just turned twenty-one—she said there was no better place to bring him to celebrate than “TAO- the number one place in Vegas. Adrian Brody and Clifton Collins showed up late to dinner, but not before the party moved upstairs. Actress Amanda Righetti decided to get away from the big crowd at TAO and dined at LAVO. Also enjoying a quiet, romantic dinner at LAVO was Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jamie Kennedy before heading over to TAO’s nightclub for the big celebration.

The party continued upstairs at TAO nightclub as Diddy took over the mike and treated the crowd to an hour long impromptu performance. Jennifer Love got up on the catwalk where she danced. When the balloons dropped in celebration of the anniversary, Jennifer and boyfriend Jamie Kennedy playfully bounced a balloon back and forth. Upstairs in a skybox, Tiger Woods enjoyed the performance from afar with friends. At the end of the night and a weekend of celebration, Jennifer Love admitted “I’ve never had so much fun!”