Some of country music’s biggest names gathered at The Bank Nightclub Friday night at Bellagio last night for a rockin’ birthday bash for hot young country act Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott (Photo credit: Denise Truscello) . Kicking off a weekend of activities in Las Vegas surrounding the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music’s Awards show airing Sunday night on CBS, Hillary celebrated her 25th birthday with her Lady Antebellum band mates Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood. The group greeted and partied with their country star pals including Kenny Chesney, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox, John Rich, Luke Bryan, Jamey Johnson, Emily West, Holly Williams, and Matt Stillwell, among others. This Sin City soiree at the most sophisticated nightclub on the Strip really kicked into high gear when Hillary was presented with a gorgeous birthday cake created by Jean-Philippe Patisserie. After posing for photos with her famous friends, Hillary joined Kellie Pickler and Emily West as the country hotties “partied like rock stars dancing wildly on top of the banquettes” according to an onlooker.
Prior to The Bank, Lady Antebellum group members and close friends dined at Yellowtail Sushi Restaurant & Bar at Bellagio where they enjoyed the Tuna Pizza, Rock Shrimp, Edamame, Strawberry Roll and other sublime plates prepared by rising celebrity chef, Akira Back.
Lady Antebellum is nominated for an Academy of Country Music Award for Top Vocal Group and is scheduled to perform during tonight’s awards show.
There was another high-profile birthday celebration at The Bank last night as Brenda Song, star of Disney Channel’s hit sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, celebrated her 21st birthday. The clearly all grown up now actress was tickled pink when her Jean-Philippe Patisserie cake was presented to her to the tune of Flo Rida’s trademark anthem, “Low”. There was some chatter in the club that the rapper is her Brenda’s new beau and he apparently missed his flight to Vegas last evening to join her in the festivities. When his song “Right Round” came on Brenda and friends jumped up onto the banquette and, according to an eyewitness, were “shaking their groove things, screaming and jumping on the cushions barefoot.” Prior to The Bank, Brenda and pals ate at Yellowtail Sushi Restaurant & Bar where there was a lone empty seat at her table.
Additional sightings at The Bank last night: New Line Cinema’s Richard Brenner celebrating his birthday; actor Bradley Cooper being presented with a congratulatory cake for being tapped Comedy Star of the Year at ShoWest Awards; Justin Long with friends; and NFL’s Brian Urlacher (Chicago Bears), Jared Allen (Minnesota Vikings), Clinton Portis (Washington Redskins), and Domonique Foxworth (Baltimore Ravens).
(Photo credits: Denise Truscello)