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While there will be no shortage of celebrities to see in Las Vegas this weekend, the sightings will be as varied as they come, with famous faces drawn from the worlds of acting, athletics and everywhere in between all coming together.
The curvaceous and salacious ladies of Spearmint Rhino will be on hand at Palms Place this afternoon as the legendary strip club celebrates its 10th anniversary with a special edition of Ditch Fridays.
As the ladies entertain the eyes, guest DJs DJ Nugget and DJ Stretch Armstrong will entertain the ears.
Later tonight, former “3rd Rock from the Sun” star, Joseph Gordon-Levitt – who has acted in films including “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” and “Women in Trouble,” among others, since the once-popular series ended in 2001 – will be inside the resort and will stroll down the CineVegas red carpet in advance of the 8 p.m. premiere of his film, “500 Days of Summer.”
Also at the Palms this evening, film will make way for fighting as lightweights Sharif Bogere and Angel "Baby Boy" Flores, along with super featherweights "Bones" Adams and Anthony Napunyi, duke it out at the Pearl.
Over at the Hard Rock Hotel, meanwhile, '90s rockers Third Eye Blind will return to the reunion/renaissance stage as part of the hotel’s “Friday Night Live” concert series. Emerging pop-rockers Low Vs. Diamond will also join them.
And finally, as the night comes to a close Jermaine Dupri will mark his return to Privé when he once again reprises his role as guest DJ.
Saturday, NFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon will host more than 20 of the league’s stars past and present – David Anderson, Will Demps, Eric Dickerson, Warrick Dunn, Marshall Faulk, Larry Fitzgerald, La’ Roi Glover, Jacob Green, Robert Griffith, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Byron Leftwich, Ronnie Lott, Darren McFadden, Willie McGinest, Shaun Phillips, Chester Pitts, Grey Ruegamer, Mark Sanchez, Junior Seau and Renaldo Wynn – at Sunset Station for his annual Sports Dream Bowl.
CBS Radio NFL analyst Sean Salisbury will also participate in the charity event, as will actors Roger Cross (“24,” “NCIS” and new movies “Caprica” and “The Day The Earth Stood Still”), Mekhi Phifer (“ER”), and Bob Guiney (“The Bachelor,” “The View.”)
Track and field star and Olympic medalist Mike Conley Sr. and his son, Mike Conley Jr., will also be there, along with world champion welterweight fighter, ”Sugar” Shane Mosley, and pro basketballers Robert Horry and Greg Oden.
The event, which gets under way at 3 p.m. in the casino’s bowling area, supports the national Urban Youth Scholarship Fund.
Also that afternoon, the cast of "Asylum Seekers" will host a performer-filled red carpet at CineVegas featuring members of Chippendales, Fantasy, Sin City Bad Girls and Human Nature, along with Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe impersonators.
In terms of other possible CineVegas star sightings, George Wallace will join father-son duo James and Scott Caan (and others) at Brenden Theaters for a screening of “Mercy.”
In terms of more music-related celebrity predictions, Eve will perform at Pure at Caesars; Fat Joe will perform at LAX; and Linsday Lohan’s ex, Samantha Ronson will pick up where Dupri left off the night before and serve as guest DJ at Privé.
Over at the House of Blues, meanwhile, Pauly Shore will perform his funny stand-up.
And finally, while it will be Saturday the 13th, hometown girl Amanda Righetti will celebrate her latest hit movie “Friday the 13th,” tomorrow night at Tabú.
On Sunday, CineVegas’ creative advisory board chairman, Dennis Hopper, will spend the morning amidst a crowd of Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas members at a special, kid-friendly Clubhouse event.
Cast members from “Jersey Boys” will also be there.
Jon Voight and Willem Dafoe are expected to host screenings and post-film Q&A sessions at CineVegas on Sunday afternoon, but the real star-gazing will take place later that night, when they join Dennis Hopper, Penn & Teller, and actress/“Access Hollywood” correspondent Maria Menounos, among others, for the festival’s annual honorees reception at Rain.
Later that night and a few floors up at the Palms, Moon will host a birthday bash for DJ Scotty Boy featuring "surprise superstar DJs" who will "spin all night long."
A few predictions for the guest DJ spots: Rain residents DJ AM and/or Paul Oakenfold and/or Perfecto's guest opener for the weekend, Josef Plante. While Scotty Boy might be blowing out the candles, he's extending the birthday gifting to all ladies, who will drink free champagne until midnight
Also celebrating a birthday on Sunday will be former “Whose Line is it Anyway” co-star Wayne Brady. The Venetian headliner won’t have to go far to celebrate: Instead, he will just cross the casino floor and make his way to his hangout of course, LAVO.
Melissa Arseniuk writes about Las Vegas entertainment and celebrity events. She can be reached at 702-948-7823 or by e-mail at [email protected].