Las Vegas News Briefs and Celebrity Sightings

June 22, 2014 by  

Dec. 19, 2014 -UFC Hall of Famer, Forrest Griffin visited MTO Café at Downtown Summerlin for dinner Tuesday night with his daughter. The former martial artist ordered a Chorizo Omelet complete with avocado, roasted tomatoes and piquillo peppers while his daughter opted for a plain omelet and a side of MTO’s signature Mash Browns which feature mash potatoes inside a hash brown patty. After enjoying his meal, Griffin ordered a Truffle Meatloaf to-go.

Dec. 15, 2014 – Matt Kemp, who was just traded from the LA Dodgers to the San Diego Padres, and Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins were spotted at LAVO Champagne Brunch on Saturday. The baseball players were joined by friends as they celebrated the birthday of Matt’s cousin, who was surprised with a cake. They feasted on everything from breakfast sandwiches and French toast to oysters and seafood Alfredo. Kemp raved about how crazy the party brunch was – commenting on how much he loved the atmosphere while taking photos and sharing champagne with fans.

Spotted at Marquee Nightclub Saturday night were actor Don Cheadle and poker players Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari. They were celebrating the birthday of Esfandiari, who turned 36 last week.

Dec. 14, 2014 – Suzanne Somers was spotted dining at LAVO inside The Palazzo Friday night. The actress and author, in Las Vegas for the World Conference on Anti-Aging, was joined by a group of friends for a dinner that included Chicken Dominic, Cavatelli Bolognese, Wedge Salads and Polenta Fries.

Dec. 11, 2014 – Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris, who is best known for playing Barney Stinson in the TV comedy “How I Met Your Mother,” was spotted at Michael and Jenna Morton’s La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway inside Wynn Las Vegas on Tuesday night.

Harris and a group of friends stopped in for a nightcap and enjoyed Asahi, a leading Japanese beer.

Dec. 10, 2014 – Arnold Schwarzenegger was spotted dining at Strip House steak house inside of Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas Monday night. The actor and former Governor of California was joined by girlfriend Heather Milligan and her parents for a feast that included NY Strip Steaks, black truffle creamed spinach and romanoff potatoes. They completed the meal with Strip House’s famed 24 layer chocolate cake and a banana tart before heading to the National Finals Rodeo.

Legendary musician Jon Bon Jovi was spotted dining at Double Barrel Roadhouse in Las Vegas, the first authentic roadhouse experience on the Las Vegas Strip by renowned hospitality group sbe. The rocker chatted with two friends while enjoying a BBQ pulled pork quesadilla, sweet potato fries and refreshing iced tea.

Dec. 7, 2014 –  It was a star-studded night at Michael and Jenna Morton’s new restaurant CRUSH eat, drink, love inside of MGM Grand on Saturday.

Rick Moonen, celebrated seafood chef, arrived with famous sports agent and inspiration behind the film “Million Dollar Arm,” J.B. Bernstein, around 10 p.m. The duo noshed on signature selections prepared by Corporate Executive Chef Billy DeMarco including Ricotta Gnocchi and Beef Hanger Steak while sipping on draft beers and vodka and cranberry cocktails

Also spotted dining at the restaurant was talent manager Larry Rudolph, who is best known for managing Britney Spears, and showman and comedian, Jeff Beacher. The pair was joined by a group of friends and enjoyed vodka and Red Bull cocktails.

Nov. 30, 2014 – Warren Moon was spotted dining at LAVO Italian Restaurant Friday night. The Seattle Seahawks broadcaster and former NFL pro was joined by friends for a family style feast of oysters, pasta, steak and calamari.

Nov. 29, 2014 – Jeff Dunham was spotted dining at Strip House, the steakhouse at Planet Hollywood two nights in a row. The ventriloquist and stand-up comedian, whose new residency at the resort begins tonight, was joined by his wife Audrey and his in-laws for a traditional Thanksgiving feast in one of the restaurant’s private dining rooms. The group enjoyed roasted turkey, stuffing, balsamic cranberry sauce, hericot verts and giblet gravy along with a specially prepared pecan pie for dessert. The night before they enjoyed a dinner of signature Strip House favorites.

Nov. 23, 2014 – Friday night Jason Kennedy celebrated his bachelor party in Las Vegas at LAVO and Marquee. Nearly 20 friends feted E! and Today Show entertainment journalist in advance of his wedding to Lauren Scruggs, a fashion blogger who was injured after walking into an airplane’s spinning propeller several year ago. The group started the evening with dinner at LAVO, feasting on a meal of signature Italian favorites before heading to Marquee Nightclub to take in the Dirty Dutch sounds of DJ Chuckie.

Also at LAVO, Patrick Warburton, who played David Puddy on Seinfeld, was spotted with a group of six friends enjoying chicken dominic, meatballs and more.

At TAO Diane Guerrero dined with a small group. The Orange Is The New Black actress was in Las Vegas to hear President Obama speak on immigration after sharing her own story about her family being deported when she was a young child.

Nov. 17, 2014 – Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage took in Jeff Bridges & The Abiders’ performance Friday night at Red Rock Resort. Bridges was celebrating the release of his latest album Live, which was recorded earlier this year at Red Rock Resort.

Also in attendance were Vegas rockers Adrian and Ryan Patrick of the band Otherwise.

Nov. 16, 2014 – Saturday evening, actor and television host Mario Lopez dined at LAVO Italian Restaurant. Joined by a small group of friends, the group sipped 58th Street signature cocktails and enjoyed veal parmigiano, chopped “Louie” salad, seared sea scallops and roasted Chilean sea bass. Lopez posted a photo to his Instagram account stating it was the “perfect meal before my run tomorrow at the @RunRockNRoll marathon.”

Nov. 15, 2014 – On Wednesday, November 12, the stunning Brazilian supermodel and actress Adriana Lima was spotted at Social House at The Shops at Crystals. Arriving to the restaurant just after 7 p.m. with a few friends, the Victoria’s Secret bombshell and her companions snacked on a number of Social House’s famed dishes including Yellowtail Jalapeño Sashimi and Shishito Peppers. Wrapping up their meal, the group each enjoyed the private atmosphere of the venue, sipping on sake and chatting amongst themselves throughout the evening before departing the restaurant just after 9 p.m.

Nov. 11, 2014 – On Sunday, Nov. 9, actress Malin Akerman, best known for her starring role in the television sitcom “Trophy Wife,” was spotted shopping at the iconic California-based retailer, The Fred Segal Collective at SLS Las Vegas. Akerman, who left the store with two bags in hand, is in town filming a new television series.

Nov. 8, 2014 – Actress and comedian Roseanne Barr dined at TAO Asian Bistro on Friday night. Barr was joined by family and enjoyed Rock Shrimp Lettuce Cups, Peking Duck and Pad Thai Noodles. The whole group was sure to mention how much they loved the food before heading out.

Nov. 4, 2014 – International pop superstar and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino headliner, Britney Spears, dined at Serendipity 3 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday, November 1. Spears is in the midst of her highly-successful resident show, Britney: Piece of Me, at The AXIS Powered by Monster at Planet Hollywood.

Spears’ group dined on Serendipity 3’s signature Frrrozen Hot Chocolate as well as several savory dishes, including the Asian Chicken Salad and Turkey BLT. Spears and her group had a wonderful experience as they enjoyed the whimsical and charming atmosphere Serendipity 3 is known for.

Nov. 3, 2014 – Thursday evening, Pamela Anderson was spotted having a late quiet dinner at LAVO Italian Restaurant with husband Rick Salomon. The pair were seen laughing, enjoying small dishes from the restaurant and sipping tea.

Nov. 1, 2014 – Nick Cannon will have a special DJ set at 1 OAK for duPont Registry and Ncredible Motorsports Auto Tradeshow After Party on Tues. Nov. 4.

Oct. 29, 2014 –  On Friday, Oct. 31, Rí Rá Las Vegas, located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, will celebrate Halloween with a Circus Freak Show Party. From 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., the pub will feature live Irish music from The Crooked Jacks and will give away various prizes to partygoers throughout the night. Guests are encouraged to dress in their best Circus Freak Show costume. Rí Rá’s Circus Freak Show Halloween Party is free and open to the public.

Oct. 27, 2014 – Kerry King, best known as a guitarist for the American thrash metal band Slayer, was spotted at Michael and Jenna Morton’s La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway inside Wynn Las Vegas last night.

King was joined by his wife and friends, who were celebrating his father-in-law’s birthday. The group noshed on a variety of signature selections from Chef Billy DeMarco including: Jumbo Lump Crab Lettuce Cups, Gorgonzola Salad, Beef Filet Crostini, Shrimp, Chicken and Sausage Flatbreads, Warm Salt-roasted Beets and finished the meal on a sweet note with the restaurant’s signature dessert, a S’mores Flatbread.

Oct. 26, 2014 – Tivoli Village, in conjunction with Cox Communications, is hosting a ghostly gathering with its fourth annual Cox Treat Streets. Families are invited to come to Tivoli Village on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for a night of safe trick-or-treating, family-friendly activities, interactive game booths and live entertainment. Families with costumed children under the age of 10 are welcome to trick-or-treat at all of the various Tivoli Village and Market LV retailers and restaurants. This event is complimentary and open to the public.

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014
3:00pm – 6:00pm

WHERE: Tivoli Village
440 South Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145

To celebrate its first anniversary, Downtown Grand invites locals and My Points Downtown Grand members to visit the casino from 4 to 8 p.m. for complimentary cake and Champagne. At 5 p.m., guests can also watch Downtown Grand’s bartenders vie to create the official Downtown Grand first anniversary commemorative cocktail at MOB BAR. The winning bartender will compete as Downtown Grand’s entrant in The Mob Museum’s Repeal Day Boss of the Bars competition on Friday, Dec. 5. In addition, the winning recipe will be served at all Downtown Grand bars through Nov. 30.

WHEN: Monday, Oct. 27
4 ­ 8 p.m.: Cake and Champagne on the casino floor
5 p.m.: First Anniversary Cocktail Competition in MOB BAR

WHERE: Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
206 N. 3rd St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Oct. 25, 2014 – Baja Miguel’s at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa will serve a three-course menu and complimentary house margarita for $16.95 per person including:

  • First Course: Choice of Cream of Butternut Squash Soup or a Harvest Dinner Salad.
  • Second Course: Choice of Traditional Roasted Turkey Platter with mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed yams, fresh seasonal vegetables and cranberry sauce; or Cielo Mar y Tierra, a delightful combination of roast pork loin, grilled salmon and chicken breast served on a bed of green and red pepper sauce with Yucatan and fresh vegetables.
  • Third Course: Pumpkin Pie.

This specialty menu is available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tax and gratuity are not included. The regular dining menu will also be available.

Oct. 24, 2014 – International superstar and The Colosseum at Caesars Palace headliner, Shania Twain dined at Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Thursday, October 23.

Twain’s group dined on several vegetarian dishes the restaurant offers, including Guy Savoy’s signature Artichoke and Black Truffle Soup and the Alba White Truffle Risotto. They also paired their meal with Far Niente Chardonnay. The group had a wonderful experience and thanked the staff for the memorable dinner.

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.

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