Las Vegas News Briefs and Celebrity Sightings

June 22, 2014 by  

Oct. 19, 2014 – Mystery Shopping in Nevada – The state of Nevada regulates all mystery shopping activity. The state of Nevada is the only state that requires a work card to mystery shop. It is regulated by the Nevada PILB. Nevada residents who perform mystery shopping jobs without this work card may be fined $2500.00 per occurrence. Unfortunately there are mystery shopping companies who will offer you jobs which could end up costing you a hefty fine. The majority of licensed companies will fully reimburse your work card costs once you complete a certain number of assignments for them. To find a list of companies who are listed with the Nevada PILB to perform mystery shopping jobs, please follow this link.  Email your questions to

Oct. 17, 2014 – Pop superstar and Las Vegas headliner Britney Spears was spotted attending ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace on Thursday, Oct. 16. On a night off from her residency show Britney: Piece of Me at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino, Spears was seen enjoying the outlandish acts and hilarious antics featured in ABSINTHE during last night’s 8 p.m. performance.

Oct. 10, 2014 – The Shade Tree will join forces with SNFA to hold the 2nd annual ‘Driving FORE Charity’ golf fundraiser. Golfers will support the shelter by experiencing a fun day filled with golfing, lunch, raffles and an awards dinner. In addition, the 18th hole will give away a brand new 2014 Chevy Cruz LS for a hole in one, courtesy of Fairway GMC dealership. One person golfing is $125, four person team is $400 which includes golfing, lunch and the awards dinner. To register, contact Traci Brewer at or 702-350-0025. Registration closes Monday, October 13.

Oct. 6, 2014 – On October 6, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, Flamingo Las Vegas headliner and breast cancer “thriver” Olivia Newton-John will ceremoniously light the High Roller – the world’s tallest observation wheel – pink for the night. Olivia will be joined by Chippendales from Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, who will be donning special pink cuffs and collars. She is also inviting fellow breast cancer survivors, who she refers to as “thrivers,” to join her at The LINQ Promenade and High Roller to help spread awareness and have the opportunity to ride the High Roller for free from 6 to 8 p.m.

Oct. 5, 2014 – NHL player and current captain of the Colorado Avalanche Gabriel Landeskog was spotted dining at LAVO Italian Restaurant Friday evening. Landeskog, in town for a pre-season game against the Los Angeles Kings, and a small group of friends all enjoyed signature dishes from the Italian eatery including Chicken Parmigiano and roasted Chilean sea bass.

Oct. 4, 2014 – Last night, Thursday, Oct. 2, motocross superstar Carey Hart stopped by the patio at Culinary Dropout inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Taking a seat at a lounge table, Hart and his friends hung out at the popular gastro pub for several hours enjoying rounds of beer. The group was in town for the 2015 Suzuki Dealer Show being held at The Joint.

Oct. 3, 2014 –  The Art Bar at Downtown Grand Las Vegas is one of the most inspired places to meet and imbibe in Las Vegas. They offer an array of inventive cocktails and recently expanded food menu designed to foster stimulating conversation and good cheer among locals and visitors alike. The new menu is available daily during operating hours, from 2 to 10 p.m. An extra stroke of genius—EVERYTHING at Art Bar is offered at 50 percent off the regular price from 5 to 7 p.m. each day. Daily hours of operation are 2 to 10 p.m.

Oct. 2, 2014 –  Country superstar Shania Twain was spotted at Lorde’s concert at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Tuesday, Sept. 30. The singer was joined by her husband Frédéric Thiébaud in one of the venue’s exclusive VIP suites.

UFC fighter Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was spotted partying at Crazy Horse III for some sexy after-hours fun late Tuesday night. The mixed martial arts star enjoyed a VIP table where he sipped on cocktails, mingled with the club’s stunning entertainers and kept the party going into the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Oct. 1, 2014 –  HAZE Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino will be closing its doors at the end of October to make way for a new concept in 2015.

Sept. 30, 2014 –  Monday evening, Pamela Anderson was spotted dining with friends at LAVO Italian Restaurant. The group enjoyed a fruit platter, filet mignon, asparagus and mixed wild mushrooms, among others.

Sept. 29, 2014 – Penn Jilette dined at The Light Group’s Citizens Kitchen and Bar at Mandalay Bay. Jilette dined quietly with his family and indulged in Chef Brian Massie’s Chicken Soup, Kale Salad and the Meatball.

UFC Octagon Girls Brittney Palmer and Arianny Celeste dined at Chef Brian Massie’s FIX at Bellagio before hosting at The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio.

Sept. 27, 2014 – Last night in Las Vegas we had a major storm and lightning bolt hit right outside my window. My computer got zapped and was totally dead. I took it to Scott at Friendly Computers today and he fixed it less than 30 minutes. These guys are great at repairs, servicing and sales of computers. Be sure to check them out if you need some help! 702-656-2780 – Visit their web site at!

Sept. 25, 2014 – On Tuesday, Sept. 23, Lacey Chabert, best known for her role in “Mean Girls” as Lindsay Lohan’s quirky co-star, Gretchen Weiners, dined with family at the new breakfast hot spot, The Griddle Cafe. Chabert, along with husband David Nehdar and his father, sipped on coffee and shared the seasonal “A Time to Love” pancakes. Chabert will be back in Las Vegas next weekend to celebrate her birthday.

Sept. 22, 2014 – Spotted on Saturday, DJ Clinton Sparks celebrating his birthday at 1 OAK during set; Friday, singer Ariana Grande with lyricist Big Sean, singer Jason Derulo, Former Los Angeles Lakers player/actor Rick Fox, Socialite Brandon Davis and “The Breakfast Club” personality DJ Envy at the at 1 OAK on Friday celebrating managing partner Richie Akiva’s birthday; “Hollywood Exes” Nicole Murphy with friends at The Bank Nightclub.

Saturday afternoon, television personality and fashion designer Whitney Port was spotted at Marquee Dayclub. In town for a friend’s bachelorette party, Port showed off her svelte figure in a bikini swimsuit. The group celebrated their friend’s upcoming nuptials from a VIP cabana, filled with playful accessories from Marquee’s bachelorette gift bags. Port took to Instagram to post photos of the group throughout the afternoon. The ladies enjoyed a poolside lunch with salads and chicken satay as they soaked up the sun and sounds of Chuckie.

Sept. 20, 2014 – American professional soccer legend, Mia Hamm, was spotted at Michael and Jenna Morton’s La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway inside Wynn Las Vegas last night.

After making an appearance for an event hosted by Vision-Ease Lens, Hamm stopped in La Cave to say a few words about how happy she was to be there, met with fans and signed autographs.

Sept. 16, 2014 – On Sunday, Sept. 14, One Direction front man Niall Horan dined at Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant located inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Taking a break from the band’s “Where We Are” Tour and recording a soon-to-be released fourth studio album titled Four expected to drop on November 17 this year, the Irish heartthrob took some well-deserved time off to celebrate his 21st birthday with close friends and loved ones by dining on signature bites and libations at Las Vegas’ most in demand modern Cantonese restaurant.

Horan and pals savored dishes such as the Roasted Chilean Seabass with Chinese Honey and the Crispy Duck Salad, to name a few, while his group toasted to his special day drinking Hakka cocktails and various signature wines. The group headed out of the venue just before 1 a.m.

Sept. 13, 2014 – It was a star-studded night at Michael and Jenna Morton’s new restaurant CRUSH eat, drink, love inside of MGM Grand last night.

American actor, Bradley Lords of Showtime’s “Gigolos” arrived with a group of friends and noshed on the Grilled Salmon, Arugula Salad and Ricotta Gnocchi prepared by Corporate Executive Chef Billy DeMarco while sipping on beer.

Also spotted dining at the restaurant was American sportscaster, Jim Gray and ESPN anchor, Steve Levy, joined by FOX sports radio host, John Tournour better known as J.T. “The Brick,” stopped by for drinks. Gray and his friends enjoyed the Ricotta Gnocchi as well as the Lamb Meatballs and New York Strip Steak paired with glasses of wine and beer. Levy and J.T. “The Brick” sipped on beer, wine, and vodka cocktails while hanging out with friends.

Sept. 12, 2014 – Actress Tichina Arnold, best known for her role as Pamela James on the sitcom “Martin” and model Nicole Murphy were spotted at TAO Nightclub on Thursday night. Before heading upstairs to the nightclub, the pair took playful photos on the venue’s signature rose petal-topped bathtubs lining the entrance and posted them to their Instagram accounts. Once inside, the two friends spent their night enjoying the sounds of Havana Brown.

Sept. 8, 2014 – Legendary rocker Vinnie Paul of Hell Yeah and Pantera, Adrian and Ryan Patrick of local rock group Otherwise and Vegas headliner Frankie Moreno took in The Dirty starring Franky Perez last night at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort.

On Saturday, Sept. 6, Miriam and Olivia Nervo of the internationally renowned songwriting and DJ duo NERVO were spotted at SLS Las Vegas. After dining at the newly opened Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, the twins made their way to The Sayers Club where they danced with friends and enjoyed Sayers Sessions, a collective of talented musicians who had the crowd on its feet through a series of electrifying performances. Later in the evening, the two headed over to LiFE where they took in the sounds of DJ Chris Lake.

Sept. 6, 2014 – Actor David Spade was spotted enjoying an evening at FIZZ, the lavish champagne lounge and bar at Caesars Palace, on Friday night. The hilarious movie star was observed enjoying a relaxing night out with a group of three friends at one of the venue’s VIP tables.

Also spotted at FIZZ was UFC star Joe “Daddy” Stevenson, who arrived at the venue with his wife and a group of her friends, who were celebrating a bachelorette party.

Sept. 4, 2014 – Commonwealth will be hosting the after-party for Bombay Sapphire’s Most Imaginative Bartender on Wednesday, Sept. 10, as well as an Industry Supporting Industry art showcase on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Boozeologist Dan Marohnic will prepare specialty Bombay cocktails for The Most Imaginative Bartender after-party and industry giants DJ Ikon and DJ Karma will be spinning on Commonwealth’s rooftop from 10 p.m. to close while the F Street Band keeps the crowd entertained downstairs with a one-of-a-kind jam session.

Commonwealth presents Industry Supporting Industry (ISI) with a special art performance by Intrinity Art Trio, a collaboration between several local artists working in groups of three. Guests can enjoy delicious house-made cocktails, sounds from DJ Phase on the rooftop and a set by The F Street Band downstairs, beginning at 10 p.m.

Sept. 3, 2014 – Spotted on Sunday at The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio were Professional body builder, Jay Cutler; DJ/Recording star Jermaine Dupri, DJ Nicky Romero after his set at ECLIPSE at Night, and NFL player Calais Campbell.

Former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco was seen at LIQUID Pool Lounge.

Sept. 2, 2014 – American Actor Miles Teller celebrated Labor Day Weekend at Michael and Jenna Morton’s new restaurant CRUSH eat, drink, love inside MGM Grand last night. Teller arrived with his girlfriend and 11 close friends to kick off the night’s festivities before their appearance at Hakkasan. The group noshed on signature dishes from Chef Billy DeMarco including, Tuna 2 Ways, Shrimp Risotto, Kale Salad, NY Strip Steak, Pizza and the California Sea bass while sipping on Fireball, Ketel One and Red Bull cocktails and wine.


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