LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 14: Brandi Glanville (3rd from L) and singer Jessie James (R) attend TAO Beach at the Venetian Hotel and Casino Resort on August 14, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Brandi Glanville; Jessie James
LAVO's two year anniversary celebration continued on Saturday as celebs soaked in the sun at TAO Beach. Brandi Glanville showed off a perfect bikini body and kept her girl's weekend going with her group of model friends. Hers wasn't the only hot body on display as Stacy Keibler and Stephanie Pratt also hit TAO Beach. Pratt chilled in a cabana with Josh Henderson throughout the day and took part in a major water balloon fight, ending up soaked. Dave Annable from Brothers and Sisters and fiancé actress Odette Yustman kicked off their joint bachelor/bachelorette party at the hot spot, enjoying signature cocktails and dishes.
Saturday night capped off LAVO's anniversary weekend and the birthday of TAO Group partner Noah Tepperberg as a large group took over the dining room for a feast under the watchful eye of TAO's famed Buddha. Spotted toasting the celebratory weekend were Kevin Connolly, Brandi Glanville, Stephanie Pratt, Anthony Mackie, Clifton Collins Jr., and photographer Terry Richardson. Bob Saget dined nearby and made certain to say hello to his Entourage co-star Connolly. Dave Annable and Odette Yustman were joined by friends including Annable's co-star Matthew Rhys in the private dining room where the couple was surprised with a pink and black bachelor/bachelorette cake from Gimme Some Sugar. The couple shared a kiss as their friends cheered.
The biggest surprise of the night came when Lady Gaga entered the Asian Bistro. The chart topper known for her unusual outfits did not disappoint, parading through the restaurant in sky high heels and poufs of lace, with lace veils covering her face. She dined with her entourage and security, enjoying Lychee Martinis along with Sashimi, Sushi, Pot Stickers and Vegetable Dumplings. The table sent over a bottle of Ace of Spades Champagne to Tepperberg before leaving as crowds outside the restaurant watched in awe and shouted out her name.
The party continued upstairs in the nightclub as celebs and friends from around the world gathered for Tepperberg's birthday. The soundtrack for the night was provided by DJ Vice and Ravi Drums, and stunts marked the occasion, ranging from a fairy delivering bottles of Champagne and Patron via a zip line from the TAO stage to a little person arriving perched upon a toy motorcycle raised in the air. Joining the party in the club were Stacy Keibler, Josh Henderson and Kim Kardashian, who flew back to Vegas for a second night in a row after attending a wedding in California. Also spotted in the club was Antione Wright from the Sacramento Kings.
What is it that makes Joan [her character on 'Mad Men'] special?
Joan’s a dream to play – she’s not always prancing around the office. There’s that side to it, which is really fun, but there’s nitty-gritty. She’s what makes the workplace so fun – in a workplace that can be so dark and so much tension, Joan gives some levity. And the wonderful thing is she still has these darker moments among the fabulous highs.
Actress Sofia Vergara arrives at the Breakthrough Of The Year Awards Presented By Crest 3D White at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. We love her sexy satin dress, but you can vote on whether you like it here.
David Medsker reviews some of the Lollapalooza headliners at ESDMusic.com, including Green Day.
Green Day, Saturday, Parkways Foundation Stage
We spent most of the day on the north side, but after seeing the gigantic crowd that had gathered for Lady Gaga the day before, we decided to pass on Spoon in order to guarantee us a good spot for Green Day’s set. Imagine our surprise, then, when we hit the softball fields about an hour before they were set to go on stage…and the crowd that had gathered was a fraction, as in a fifth of the size, waiting for Gaga at this time the night before. Wow. Did not expect that at all.
We settled on a spot in the grass to the left of the stage, just in front of the mixing board. About 15 minutes before the band took the stage – and while Slightly Stoopid was still playing on the adidas stage – the sound system started playing assorted disco songs, and someone in a rabbit costume came out with a beer bottle, pretending to be drunk and climbing all over the stage. They even led the crowd into doing the biggest collective “YMCA” in history. Is this really Lollapalooza? The Village People and “YMCA” dancing? Odd.
Still, the greater issue for us was that Green Day was stepping on the toes of what was technically their opening act. We thought they’d be more considerate than that.
Chicago music critic Jim DeRogatis probably trashed Green Day’s performance at Lolla. (We’d look it up, but frankly, we can’t be bothered.) He’s fond of saying that punk should only be played in clubs and dive bars, not in arenas, though it should be noted that DeRogatis is a member of a punk band himself, and the press release that came with their last album was the most pretentious bunch of horseshit we’ve read in years. Anyway, we can see what he had a problem with in Green Day’s set, namely the classic rock break where the band played snippets of “Iron Man,” “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love,” “Sweet Child ‘o Mine,” and “Highway to Hell.”
Personally, we thought it was awesome.
We’re sorry we missed it. In case you missed it, you can satisfy your Green Day fix a little by checking out this list of Green Day Deep Cuts.
The playmates were out in San Diego last week to help host the annual Playboy Golf Scramble. The ladies, who are also a part of the Playboy Dancers, were set to give everyone at the event a show to remember.
Each November, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in the Palm Springs, CA area hosts the annual Palm Springs Playboy Golf Scramble. This past weekend, the San Diego Playboy Golf Scramble was held. Following that, lots of Fantasy Springs VIP casino players (who also played in the San Diego tournament), the four Playboy Playmates and dozens of Girls of Playboy Golf from the San Diego event rode a party bus for the weekend afterparty at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. On Saturday night, the resort held a private VIP party in its picturesque 12th Floor Wine Bar. The four Playmates in attendance are also members of the Playboy Dancers and treated the audience to an impromptu routine.
Lauren Conrad showed up at TAO this weekend to host a party based on her novel series, L.A. Candy, along with a few friends. The party was a wild mix of beach fun and candy-themed favors and drinks to help celebrate Conrad’s success.
LC spent most of her time in the grand cabana, enjoying Hpnotiq cocktails . She talked with fans and caught up with friends while indulging her sweet tooth with candy in Hptoniq’s signature blue and white colors. Girls tossed out lollipops and candy bracelets to the crowd as pool partiers drank Roq Candy Martini and LA Candy specialty drinks from Hpnotiq.
Lauren Conrad also had some time to chat about upcoming clothing projects she’s been working on.