Photos: Katie Holmes, Orlando Bloom, and Hailey Baldwin Attend the TAO, Beauty & Essex, Avenue, and Luchini LA Grand Opening

Katie Holmes, Cindy Crawford, Orlando Bloom, and Hailey Baldwin Attend the TAO, Beauty &
Essex, Avenue, and Luchini LA Grand Opening

 

Drawing some of Hollywood’s biggest names, TAO Group, along with real estate developers Richard Heyman and Grant King and Dream Hotels, celebrated the highly-anticipated TAO Asian Bistro, Beauty & Essex, Avenue, and Luchini Pizza + Bar Grand Opening with an exclusive invite-only block party.
Katie Holmes, Cindy Crawford, Orlando Bloom, and Hailey Baldwin were among the Hollywood elite who came out to celebrate TAO Group’s Los Angeles debut.

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potted at Avenue, Cindy Crawford and hubby Rande Gerber enjoyed a fun night out, while DJ Khaled took the stage for a surprise DJ set. Orlando Bloom was also seen at the nightclub with a group of friends, while Draya Michele was seen dancing it up at a table with gal pals. Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross arrived together looking more in love than ever at Beauty & Essex restaurant. The inseparable couple weren’t afraid to show their affection for one another as Evan was spotted giving her a sweet kiss on the cheek. Jamie Chung was all smiles with husband Bryan Greenberg and were seen enjoying sweets at the Beauty & Essex dessert bar. Meanwhile at TAO Asian Bistro, Hailey Baldwin dazzled in a sparkly number showing off major leg. Enjoying late night slices of pizza at Luchini, were Michael Bay and Owen Wilson, who both kept a low profile throughout the evening.

Taking the stage for a surprise special performance were NAS, Busta Rhymes and Anderson Paak while Ross One, DJ Cassidy, Chantel Jeffries, Chris Masterson, and Devin Lucien manned the decks throughout the evening.
Tyga made an appearance with pal Scott Disick along with other notable guests including: G-Eazy, Zoe Saldana, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nicole Scherzinger, and more. Guests enjoyed Poke Wonton Tacos, Petit Imperial Wagyu Sliders and Grilled Cheese, Smoked Bacon & Tomato Soup Dumplings from Chef
Chris Santos of Beauty & Essex and Chef Ralph Scamardella of TAO Asian Bistro and imbibed on Tao-Tinis and Emerald Gimlets specialty cocktails.

Avenue will officially open its doors on  Tuesday, March 21. TAO Asian Bistro, Beauty & Essex restaurant and Luchini Pizzeria & Bar will open to the public in early April.

Dream Hollywood will open separately and later this Spring with a new dining and nightlife concept from TAO Group called The Highlight Room, a rooftop lounge, pool and grill atop of the hotel. TAO Group
will exclusively manage all of Dream Hollywood’s food and beverage operations, marking their first West Coast venture.

PHOTO CREDIT:  Michael Kovac/Getty Images

Full list of attendees include: Adelaide Kane, Al Harrington, Alesso, Anderson.Paak, Angela Lindvall,
Annalynne Mccord, Anthony Anderson, Ashlee Simpson, Ashley Benson, Aureta Thomollari, Avan Jogia,
Baron Davis, Bethany Marie, Bryan Greenberg, Brandon Boyd, Kaskade, Cassie, Catt Sadler, Charlotte McKinney, Cheryl Burke, Chloe Bartoli, Christina Milian, Cindy Crawford, Conor Dwyer, Coolio, Craig Robinson, Dani Song, Dania Ramirez, Danny A, David Foster, David Guetta, Derek Hough, DJ Khaled,
Draya Michele, Eiza González, EJ Johnson, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Evan Ross, Everett Williams, ‎G-Eazy, Gregg Sulkin, Hailey Baldwin, Holly Madison, Izabella Miko, Jacey Duprie, Jadene, Jamie Chung, Jason Paakkonen, JC Chavez, Jessica Szohr, Jordan Clarkson, Justine Skye, Kaia Gerber, Katie Holmes, Lady Victoria Hervey, Larry English, Lisa Dengler, Logan Paul, Madelaine Petsch, Matthew Modine, Michael Bay, Michael Chiklis, Michael Imperioli, Morris Chestnut, Mr Brainwash, NAS, Nev Schulman,Nick Young, Nicole Scherzinger, Nikia Provenzano, Novak Djokovic, Odell Beckham Jr., Orlando Bloom, Owen Wilson, Pam Hetlinger, Paris Hilton, Quincy Brown, Randy Gerber, Randy Jackson, Redfoo, Retna the artist, Rocky Barnes, Russell Simmons, Ryan Phillips, Saul Rasco, Scott Disick, Scott Lipps, Sebastian Maniscalco, Serayah, Shanina Shaik, Shaun Ross, Shay Mitchell, Stassi Schroeder, Stephen Hill, Taco,  Tania Sarin, Tara Reid, Tim Bryan, Tyga, Victoria Justice, Von Miller, Wilmer Valderrama, Zoe Saldana, Chef Chris Santos + Ralph Scamardella, Ben Watts and Busta Rhymes.

JASON DERULO & CHARLI XCX TO ANNOUNCE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA OCT 13

American Music Awards
JASON DERULO AND CHARLI XCX TO ANNOUNCE 
2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® NOMINEES LIVE ON 
“GOOD MORNING AMERICA” ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 13ABC AND DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCE DATE FOR
THE 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

 

The 2014 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd (8:00-11:00 pm ET/PT) on ABC. New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Artist of the Year, and “Single of the Year.”

Five years since making his debut in pop music, Jason Derulo has sold more than 45 million records worldwide and amassed more than 1.3 billion views on his YouTube channel.  His last song, “Wiggle” featuring Snoop Dogg is his eighth song to reach the Top 10 on the Top 40 format and his ninth platinum-selling single.  The video for the track has amassed over 300 million views. Derulo’s ubiquitous hit “Talk Dirty” featuring 2 Chainz is his most successful track to date, having sold more than six million copies worldwide. The Miami-native’s career started when he was 16 years old and began writing songs for artists including Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Diddy, Sean Kingston, Cassie and Danity Kane.  Derulo’s current hit “Trumpets” will be the fifth single from his most recent album, Talk Dirty, to go platinum- an accomplishment reached by only eight other artists since 2007 including Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars.

London-based singer and songwriter Charli XCX is quickly proving an unqualified phenomenon with her edgy, yet addictive approach. Since her first critically-acclaimed track, “Nuclear Seasons” in 2011, the 22 year-old, Charlotte Aitchison, co-wrote the #1 smash single, “Fancy” with Iggy Azalea, and penned last year’s double platinum summer it-song, “I Love It” recorded by Icona Pop, which she is featured on. Most recently, Charli XCX released the platinum selling “Boom Clap” single from the ‘The Fault in Our Stars: Music From the Motion Picture’ soundtrack, landing the #1 spot on Top 40 radio along, with a brand new song, “Break The Rules” from her forthcoming sophomore studio album, “Sucker” arriving December 16th via Neon Gold/Atlantic Records.

The “2014 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.

Last year, ABC’s broadcast of the “2013 American Music Awards” made it the dominant No. 1 non-sports net from 8:00-11:00 p.m. in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

  • Surging by over 30% year to year in Total Viewers (+36%) and Adults 18-49 (+32%), the “American Music Awards” earned 4-year highs in viewers and young adults (since 2009), representing the show’s 2nd-biggest audience in 11 years (since 2002). Hosted by Pitbull, the “AMAs” spiked 86% year to year in Teens 12-17 to deliver a 9-year high – since 2004.
  • Despite the substantial competition, the “2013 American Music Awards” scored ABC’s highest entertainment numbers in the 3-hour time period in 9 months with viewers and young adults – since the “Academy Awards” on 2/24/13.
  • ABC’s “American Music Awards” stood as the No. 1 most social program on television Sunday (including all sports and all cable across the entire day) with 7.6 million tweets and 5.1 tweets per unique user.
About the Nominees
American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity.  These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. Winners are chosen by public vote conducted online via AMAvote.com.
About the American Music Awards
The American Music Awards features performances from today’s hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, Single of The Year, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, and Artist of the Year.  The American Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists.  The show is produced by dick clark productions and is seen in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.theamas.com, www.dickclark.com or abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards.
About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised events.  dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”  dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance,” and owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming.  In 2014, dcp will debut “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” on NBC and joint venture Keshet DCP will premiere the weekly television series “Rising Star” on ABC.   For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

Photo by James Dimmock
Photo by James Dimmock
Photo by Bella Howard
Photo by Bella Howard

Photos: Memorial Day Weekend at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

 

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas proved to be a celebrity hotspot throughout Memorial Day weekend as recording artists, athletes and actors partied at the property’s daylife, nightlife and entertainment venues as well as dined at the resort’s restaurants.

 

On Friday, May 23, Taboo of Black Eyed Peas returned to Hard Rock Hotel as a guest DJ at Paradise Beach’s Summer Camp session. Spotted in the crowd was Sharna Burgess, professional dancer on ABC’s hit series “Dancing with the Stars.” Burgess was taking in the sun while enjoying some serious rest and relaxation following the show’s season finale.

 

That evening, mixed martial arts fighter Dan Henderson held his weigh-in after party at the property’s premier dining destination, 35 Steaks + Martinis. Henderson enjoyed signature dishes including the Sautéed Copper River Wild King Salmon and was joined by 40 of his closest friends and family members.

 

Across the casino, mixed martial arts announcer Bruce Buffer let his laughs out while watching Andrew Dice Clay’s show at Vinyl. Buffer tweeted, “At Hard Rock Hotel on [sic] Vegas with friends & about to see Andrew Dice Clay do his stand up comedy act. Time to laugh!@ufcfightclub #itstime.”

 

Comedian Kevin Hart and professional football player Adrian Peterson were also on property as they hosted Vanity Nightclub. The two were joined by Peterson’s teammate, Anthony Barr.

 

On Saturday, May 24, partygoers checked in for a day of REHAB as J. Cole took over on the poolside stage. The chart-topping artist sang some of his biggest hits including “Nobody’s Perfect,” “She Knows” and “Can’t Get Enough,” all while his crew threw T-shirts out to screaming fans. In between each song, J. Cole addressed the crowd, thanking them for coming out and mentioning, “This is REHAB, this is some legendary sh*t!” To finish up his show, J. Cole performed “Work Out,” “Crooked Smile” and “Power Trip” as the entire audience sang along, then partied on stage with up-and-coming rapper Vic Mensa. J. Cole continued the celebrations that evening by keeping guests “up all night” as he and his crew closed out Vanity Nightclub.

 

On Sunday, May 25, Puff Daddy transformed REHAB into one of his notorious parties as he took the sold-out dayclub by storm with Alfredo Flores, Busta Rhymes, Cassie, DJ Clue, DJ Whoo Kid, Hit-Boy, Karrueche Tran, Meek Mill, Mike Tyson, Quincy Combs and YG. The group partied on stage as Puff Daddy, Busta Rhymes and Meek Mill performed. Spotted in the audience was professional football players Anthony Barr, C.J. Spillman, Cortez AllenNaVorro Bowman, Tony Carter and overseas basketball player TJ Bannister.

 

That night, Cassie hosted Vanity Nightclub. The singer was joined by Alfredo Flores and Quincy Combs and wore a gold crop top, black jacket with gold pinstripes, black harem pants, white stilettos and gold accessories.

 

Dan Henderson stopped by the property again on Sunday evening to dine at Nobu Las Vegas and Natalie Skyy, best known for her role in FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” was seen watching Guns N’ Roses’ residency currently going on through Saturday, June 7 at The Joint.

 

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Kevin Hart and Adrian Peterson at Vanity Nightclub: © Adam Amar

J. Cole at REHAB: © Erik Kabik 

Puff Daddy and friends at REHAB: © Scott Harrison

 

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Saturdays and Sundays and RELAX Mondays; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones and Rocks The Jewelers. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.