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Star Surveillance: Celine, Bruno Mars, Andre Agassi, Tim Tebow and Dr. Dre
No dummy! Singer Celine Dion received a lesson in ventriloquism when The Mirage headliner Terry Fator brought his wife Taylor Makakoa and her mom visiting from Hawaii to meet Celine backstage at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace before Sunday’s show. Also backstage: singer CeCe Winans.
Singer Bruno Mars was at chef Wolfgang Puck’s Lupo in Mandalay Bay for a dinner of fried calamari, short ribs and ravioli.
2013 Miss America Pageant judges Cheryl Burke of “Dancing With the Stars,” Daymond John of “Shark Tank” and fashion designer Bradley Bayou followed their after-party at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country in Town Square with DJ Afrojack’s set at XS in Steve Wynn’s Encore, where Cheryl showed off her dance moves on a stage. Off work, Afrojack went backstage at “Le Reve -- The Dream” in the Wynn.
Las Vegas tennis power couple Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf were among the celebrities at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show. CES scored an ace with an all-time-high attendance of more than 155,000 visiting a record 3,300 companies exhibiting their gizmos, gadgets and products. Andre and Steffi toured the Intel booth with brand manager Danny Cistofano.
New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow and rapper Ludacris appeared for Soul Electronics at CES and then Tao in The Venetian for the after-party. Tim and his brother Robby also dined at Tao, and Tim danced during the 40-minute set by Ludacris. Our thanks to Christopher Rauschnot at 24kMedia on Twitter and Richard Corey for their videos posted on YouTube.
Cheryl and fellow “DWTS” pro dancer Derek Hough were joined by “The Bachelor” and Miss America host Chris Harrison for Ludacris’ set before heading over to Marquee in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Dr. Dre hosted his Beats by Dre CES after-party at Marquee and celebrated their new music service project Daisy with a performance by rapper Rick Ross. Among those taking in the scene: music impresario Jimmy Iovine and deaf DJ Robbie Wilde, who is featured in the HP commercial. Dre and Jimmy dined at Society Cafe in Encore while in town.
“Top Chef Seattle” cheftestant Carla Pellegrino made a debut at CES with a pop-up Meatball Spot for conventioneers. She had a nonstop line of guests raving about her recipes and served more than 1,000 diners daily.
“Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood star Coco Austin on her night off watched “Rock of Ages” at The Venetian and posed with the cast post-show. Also backstage: actor Richard Burqi.
There was a farewell dinner for the 53 Miss America Pageant contestants at the new Gordon Ramsay BurGR in Planet Hollywood. The slim and trim beauties made a selection of burgers cooked open flame over apple and alderwood and also enjoyed the sticky toffee pudding push pops.
Olympic gymnastics champion and Miss America judge McKayla Maroney, her parents and siblings watched Cirque du Soleil’s “Zarkana” in Aria.
Actor George Clooney stayed on an extra night after touring the Downtown Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health with Larry Ruvo and launching his Casamigos Tequila at Andrea’s in Encore. George dined at Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill in MGM Grand and enjoyed his own tequila shots.
Splitbreed was at LAX in the Luxor for a set featuring vocalist Jonate and brothers Kalani and Taui Mo’e with DJ Genius.
Rapper Curren$y performed at Hard Rock Cafe on The Strip.
NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice dined at Lavo in the Palazzo, where ex-NFL running back Marshall Faulk was with friends for a performance by Rev Run and DJ Ruckus. Also at Lavo: actor Omar Epps.
And Miami Dolphins teammates Jake Long, Richie Incognito and Will Yeatman dined at Social House in Crystals.
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