Kardashian fans were on the search for Lamar Odom’s wife Khloe Kardashian-Odom at the Los Angeles Clippers game against the Denver Nuggets at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday, but she was home waiting for her husband who today travels to Beijing and Shanghai for two preseason games against the Miami Heat.
Lamar gave me a thumbs-up signal with his bandaged hand, but Khloe isn’t expected to make the seven-day trip with him. Chris Paul, who hosted the Baller’s Ball at Tao in the Venetian on Friday, was on the injured list and didn’t play in the 106-104 loss to Denver.
More than 6,000 fans turned out in the reconfigured arena, and the game was a thriller at the final buzzer as the two teams were tied at the two-minute mark. Refs were so divided over the final .10-second buzzer throw that they had to go to the TV cameras for a replay before giving the win to Denver.
It was billed as the first-ever NBA game on the Strip, but we uncovered the fact that in 1981, the Los Angeles Lakers played the Philadelphia 76ers at the then Aladdin Theater, now Planet Hollywood’s PH Live. The Lakers play the Sacramento Kings on Oct. 19 at Thomas & Mack Arena.
Nearby Minus 5 Ice Bar heated up when the gorgeous Clippers cheerleaders stopped by to cool off before hitting the court for the game and posed for fan photographs.
UNLV graduate Ryan Moore, winner of the 2012 Justin Timberlake’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin on Sunday, celebrated his win with 25 friends at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in Boca Park.
British comedy actor Russell Brand and “Dancing With the Stars” darling Julianne Hough were at chef Kerry Simon’s restaurant Simon in Palms Place and enjoyed seasonal and organic dishes before indulging in the “Iron Chef” winner’s Junk Food Platter of cotton candy, chocolate chip cookies and brownies.
They had a 3 a.m. call today at Ghostbar in the Palms to film a scene in their new film “Lamb. The Las Vegas pro dancer is dating Ryan Seacrest, while Russell is the recent ex of Las Vegas regular Katy Perry.
During DJ Pauly D’s performance at Rehab in the Hard Rock Hotel on Sunday, the “Jersey Shore” stud was surprised with a Pauly D Bobble Head Mascot who took over the DJ booth and sprayed champagne on the crowd with the cast of “The Pauly D Project. The party, which also included a Deadmau5 Bobble Head Mascot, continued at nearby Vanity.
Jon Bon Jovi dined at Social House in Crystals at CityCenter, enjoying miso soup, tonkatsu ramen, specialty rolls and rock shrimp tempura for lunch, while band mate Richie Sambora with ex-wife actress Heather Locklear and family dined at Lombardi’s in Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile.
Hip-hop hero and mogul Nelly hosted and performed at Haze in Aria with longtime girlfriend Ashanti and her younger sister Shia. He hit the stage at 2 a.m., performed his greatest hits and drank from a bottle of Moet Rose with his half-brother rapper City Spud.
“One Tree Hill” beauty Sophia Bush partied at Hyde in the Bellagio from midnight on with a large entourage that included “Make It or Break It” star Josie Loren. Seattle Mariners starting pitcher and 2010 Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez also was at Hyde and gave a bottle of Dom Perignon to a table of ladies seated next to him.
Chris Bukowski from “The Bachelor Pad” and “The Bachelorette” partied at the Bank in the Bellagio. Chris turned up at STK in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, where Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh also was dining.
Scottish DJ, singer-songwriter and producer Calvin Harris dined at Gordon Ramsay Steak in the Paris with his girlfriend on Sunday, enjoying 18-year-old Macallan single malt scotch whisky with American Kobe beef sliders, A5 Kobe and a duet of lamb with fingerling potatoes, fire-roasted corn and asparagus. It still wasn’t enough at the fellow Scot’s restaurant, as desert was sticky toffee pudding, tropical panna cotta and cheesecake.
The Australian Bee Gees took a break from their tribute show at Excalibur to perform a few classics at Senor Frog’s in Treasure Island. Despite the Mother Frogger margaritas, they performed onstage and posed for fan photographs. No word if the steamy Sirens of T.I. joined them!
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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