Kelly Bensimon celebrates her birthday at TAO Las Vegas Thursday Night
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 28: Kelly Bensimon celebrates her birthday at TAO Nightclub at the Venetian on April 28, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Kelly Bensimon
Kelly Killoren Bensimon celebrated her birthday at TAO’s Worship Thursday last night. The Real Housewives of New York star, who turns 43 on Sunday, first dined at TAO Asian Bistro. Joined by friends Bensimon enjoyed Buddha Chicken, Satay Bass and Fried Rice before heading up to the nightclub where they took over the upper moat sky box. There they sipped Champagne and Mojitos and danced to the sounds of DJ Five before Kelly was surprised with a pink birthday cake in honor of the celebration.
Photo credit: Denise Truscello
Perez Hilton hosts Celeb Tweet Up at TAO
Perez Hilton hosts a celebrity Tweet Up with Kat Graham at TAO Nightclub Las Vegas, April 22, 2011 Ã‚Â© Al Powers, PowersImagery.com
At TAO, Perez Hilton hosted a celebrity tweet-up. Kat Graham from Vampire Diaries arrived with Hilton, as did his parents. After a meal of Wok Sirloin, XO Shrimp and Satay Bass they headed to the nightclub. Perez even took over TAOâ€™s Twitter feed for a bit, sending out a photo as he requested songs from DJ Reach. At his request Reach played a remix of Grahamâ€™s single I Want It All, which club goers loved.
Carmen Electra hosts TAO a Go Go
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 27: Actress Carmen Electra appears at the fifth annual Tao A Go Go contest at the Tao Nightclub at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino on January 27, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/WireImage)
Carmen Electra hosted TAO’s fifth annual TAO a Go Go contest with Hpnotiq on Thursday night. Nearly 40 women competed for the $10,000 prize. The field was narrowed down to four finalists and as the contestants practiced their moves, Carmen took in the scene from an elevated sky box in the VIP moat overlooking the packed club.
When the time came for the dance off to choose the winner, Carmen made her way to the catwalk to help serve as MC. After an impressive performance Donyell Brown took home the $10,000 grand prize, and sipped a Hpnotiq Bubbles and Blue cocktail to celebrate. A six year Vegas resident, the bartender has only entered three go go contests previously. She plans to use her winnings for season tickets to her hometown Arizona Cardinals and take a cruise.
Over at LAVO, rocker Slash was spotted dining with wife Perla. The couple enjoyed Sicilian Sun cocktails along with a dinner of Oysters, Kobe Carpaccio and Tuna.
Photo Credit: David Becker
Kim Kardashian celebrates the New Year at TAO
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 31: Kim Kardashian hosts New Year's Eve at TAO Nightclub at the Venetian on December 31, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian celebrated the New Year at her favorite place, Tao Las Vegas. She arrived in a silver hand beaded asymmetric draped dress that was custom made by Marc Bouwer as well as signature Christian Louboutin heels. The evening started with dinner at Tao where Kim enjoyed Chilean Sea Bass and many other signature dishes. After dinner, she craved dessert so she indulged into the Tao’s fortune cookie that promised her a future of happiness, love and success. She enjoyed her cookie and had another bite of dessert from her brother's plate.
Rob Kardashian, Brittny Gastineau, famed video director Hype Williams and many other friends helped Kim ring in the New Year at Tao Nightclub after dinner. She arrived to Tao with mic in hand as she addressed the screaming crowd, “I did my 30th birthday here a couple months ago. I am happy to be back! Later tonight I have a surprise for you!” She then made a toast to her friends, “to a great and amazing new year ahead, I love you guys!” The party began and included lots of dancing and laughing with close friends. Kim stated that her resolutions are “to spend more time with family and have more ME time. I also want to step it up in the gym. I have been doing so good in 2010 being dedicated to health and fitness. I want to keep it up. Actually, it’s a life resolution for me.”
“Our entire family made a resolution to each other to get out of our comfort zone and push the envelope and be open to all challenges, which my sisters and I have a new announcement coming up.”
As 2010 ended, Kim led Tao into the final countdown from the stage. As midnight struck, balloons and confetti fell in an explosion of energy as the crowd cheered, “Happy New Year!” Kim finished the countdown with “Let’s party Vegas!”
Later in the evening she moved to the dance floor as she unveiled her surprise for the guests. The DJ played her new song, which is still untitled. Tao guests were the first to hear the new track. She sang along as the crowd danced to her new song. Hype Williams was on scene to shoot club scenes for Kim’s new music video. Fans screamed and snapped photos of Kim as she partied to her new song.
She ended her night around 2am and headed back to the Piazza Suite at the Venetian for a Girls Only slumber party for all her closest friends. She also expressed, “The Venetian is my favorite place to stay. They take such good care of me and it is like my second home.”
Photo credits: Al Powers and Denise Truscello
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Kim Kardashian celebrates birthday at TAO
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 15: Kim Kardashian attends TAO Bistro at the Venetian on October 15, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
It was another busy weekend at TAO this past, when Kim Kardashian showed up with a full entourage to celebrate her birthday along with the release of Fallout: New Vegas, the latest video game in the Fallout franchise.
Fans lined the stairs leading up to the hot spot as Kim walked the red carpet wearing a dress by John Richmond and spiked Christian Louboutin heels, a birthday gift from her sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian Odom, who arrived with the birthday girl. Mom Kris Jenner and brother Rob Kardashian were by her side, as were friends La La Vazquez, Brittny Gastineau, “Spin Crowd” star Jonathan Cheban, Kelly Rowland, rapper Trina and Joe Francis.
On the carpet Kris Jenner declared how proud she is of her daughter and her success while Kim shared that she loves playing video games in her downtime and couldn’t wait to start playing her preview copy of Fallout: New Vegas as soon as she got home.
As you can see in the pictures above, Kim looked gorgeous this weekend. The starlet was decked out in diamond earrings from the Everlon knot collection by DIC (a birthday gift from TAO). The best part? You can get these and more diamond knot pieces on adiamondisforever.com for yourself or as the perfect gift for someone you love.
LAVO celebrates its anniversary with a weekend of celebs
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.
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McLovin’ turns 21
It’s hard to imagine Chris Mintz-Plasse as anyone other than high school pervert extraordinaire, McLovin’. Would you believe he turned 21 this weekend? McLovin’ is officially legal.
To celebrate, Mintz-Plasse and his friends (who include singer Ryan Cabrera and actor Evan Ross, the son of Diana Ross) got together for a private dinner at TAO. As the evening approached midnight, everyone counted down to yell “Happy Birthday” as the star turned 21.
After dinner, McLovin and his friends hit up the nightclub, where Mintz-Plasse joined DJ Vice and olympian Michael Phelps in the DJ Booth for shots of Patron to mark the occasion. TAO provided the Superbad star with a birthday cake made of giant sugar beer cans.
LAS VEGAS - JUNE 19: Chris Mintz-Plasse arrives TAO Nightclub at the Venetian on June 19, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Chris Mintz-Plasse
Courtney Love at TAO and LAVO
In celebration of Hole’s newest album, “Nobody’s Daughter,” Courtney Love was out and about on Saturday night, hosting at Las Vegas’ TAO bistro. Love spent most of the night in a skybox, where she was presented with a cake and sat drinking sparkling water.
Around 1AM she took to the stage for an impromptu performance. Courtney made a throwback reference to MTV Unplugged and followed with “Pacific Coast Highway” and “Someone Else’s Bed,” accompanied by Mico on guitar.
Though most would hate to admit it, Love looks pretty good. It’s amazing what a night of sobriety can do.
LAS VEGAS - APRIL 24: Courtney Love and Miko Larkin celebrate the release of "Nobody's Daughter" at TAO Nightclub at the Venetian on April 24, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)