Star Surveillance: Phelps, Zeta-Jones, Damon, Avicii, DeLoach, Roday and Gruffudd
Thu, Sep 6, 2012 (5:59 a.m.)
Photo: Erik Kabik/ErikKabik.com
Twenty-two-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps stayed on in Las Vegas after Labor Day Weekend to continue partying at Tuesday night’s Lost Angels bash at Hyde Bellagio. Michael and girlfriend Megan Rossee celebrated friend Jeff Gross’s birthday with a small group. The newly retired Olympic swimming superstar, who won 18 gold medals in his career, was dressed in slacks and a black, long sleeve button-up.
The Elvis Monroe Band dined at Henderson hot spot Greens and Proteins on Wednesday enjoying Wellness Shakes, turkey burgers and vegan pizzas and celebrating their new run of monthly Saturday shows at Red Rock Resort.
Oscar-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and her two children had lunch at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in Caesars Palace while hubby and fellow Oscar winner Michael Douglas continued filming scenes for his HBO Liberace film “Behind the Candelabra.”
Disguised actor, Oscar winner and “Candelabra” co-star Matt Damon watched Cirque du Soleil’s “Ka” at MGM Grand. Foundation Room and House of Blues co-founder Dan Aykroyd hosted a dinner and party for “Candelabra” (it has now wrapped its Las Vegas location scenes) with his wife Donna Dixon, Michael and Catherine, Matt and other members of the cast and crew.
Director and producer Michael Bay (“Transformers”) dined at STK in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Music mogul Diddy dined at Tao in the Venetian with girlfriend Cassie and 30 friends, and comedian Kevin Hart enjoyed the sounds of DJ Eric D-Lux at Tao Nightclub.
DJ Avicii celebrated his 23rd birthday at Marquee Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan and while spinning the wheels of steel was surprised with a 23 champagne bottle presentation.
Emmy-nominated “Glee” star Dot Jones watched Cirque’s “O” in the Bellagio after dinner at nearby Circo with gal pal Bridgett celebrating a friend’s birthday. The circus-themed evening ended with a visit backstage to meet the cast.
“Psych” star James Roday enjoyed lunch and a skinny margarita at Hussong’s Cantina in the Shoppes at Mandalay Place on Saturday.
Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham celebrated his bachelor party by dining twice at Serendipity 3 in Caesars Palace.
Olympic bronze medalist and bride-to-be Janay DeLoach was joined by 10 girlfriends for her bachelorette party at Rain in the Palms. She’s set to marry Patrick Soukup this month. The long-jump star showed up sporting her Olympic medal paired with a short, skin-tight white dress and “bride-to-be” pin and danced to sets by Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas and DJ Zen Freeman.
Actor Ioan Gruffudd (Mr. Fantastic in the blockbuster “Fantastic Four” series) also partied at Rain. During Zen’s performance, Ioan jumped onstage to try the turntables. When he finished, Zen yelled, “You’re fantastic … no pun intended.”
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