Star Surveillance: Finnchel at — where else? — Celine; Paula Deen; Drew Lachey
Thu, Jun 21, 2012 (3:01 p.m.)
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“Glee” stars Cory Monteith (Finn Hudson) and Lea Michelle (Rachel Berry) attended Celine Dion’s show at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace on Wednesday seats away from TV personality and chef Paula Deen. Cory was in town to attend the 2012 NHL Awards at the Wynn. Also there filming for the Travel Channel’s new “Trip Flip,” show host Bert Kreischer giving two startled tourists VIP seats, a backstage tour and a meet-and-greet with Celine.
While in town, Paula also dined at Old Homestead steps away from Celine’s show with a group of friends and family incognito with a baseball cap pulled low, her hair back, big glasses and no makeup. The restaurant staff didn’t recognize her until a chef came out and spoke to her husband and her about their diet and kept to it with a 4-ounce filet, steamed broccoli and sliced tomatoes. But the happy table saved room for warm banana pudding, Big Fat Chocolate Cake and the iron “Baked” chocolate chip cookie. (With a big stick of butter?)
“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” had their hands full with the hunks of Excalibur headliners Thunder From Down Under, Imperial Palace headliners Human Nature and Excalibur headliners the Australian Bee Gees while filming at SPI Entertainment headquarters Wednesday (SPI reps the three Aussie Strip entertainers).
Comedy king Brad Garrett ordered brown sugar banana pancakes for breakfast today at Hash House a Go Go in the about-to-be-renamed Imperial Palace. 98 Degrees singer and “Dancing With the Stars” Season 2 champion Drew Lachey watched “Jersey Boys” at the Paris on Wednesday night. The host of “The Price Is Right Live” at Bally’s went backstage after the show to thank the cast and pose for photographs.
Rocker Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory watched Cirque du Soleil’s “Ka” at MGM Grand. Also at “Ka,” Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman John-Michael Liles. After the 2012 NHL Awards, Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson had an intimate and romantic dinner at Scott Conant’s Scarpetta in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; the couple happily sat at the chef’s counter and enjoyed signature dishes.
Flamingo comedy headliner George Wallace, in his signature beret, was spotted at Gordon Ramsay Steak in the Paris on Wednesday night. And Season 2 “America’s Got Talent” contestants were reunited when Robert Hatcher stopped by $1 million winner Terry Fator’s dressing room before watching his “Ventriloquism in Concert” at the Mirage.
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