Photos: Usher, Chris Brown, Jermaine Dupri, Niall Horan, Tommy Lee & More at XS Nightclub, Sept. 19

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What better way to kick off the weekend than with impromptu performances by multi award-winning artists Usher and Chris Brown? Well, that’s exactly how XS nightclub did it. The two artists showed up at the Wynn Las Vegas hotspot to celebrate rapper Jermaine Dupri’s birthday on Friday, Sept. 19.

 

Arriving shortly after 12:30 a.m., Usher, Brown and Dupri were seated at the exclusive VIP table next to the stage. The trio was spotted hanging out with One Direction band member Niall Horan, who continues to make XS his go-to club for a night out in Las Vegas, hip-hop artist SchoolBoy Q, rock ‘n’ roller Tommy Lee, his fiancée Sofia “Sofi” Toufa and XS Managing Partner Jesse Waits.

 

Following Skrillex’s set, Usher and Brown joined the DJ on stage to sing “Happy Birthday” to Dupri. Partygoers went crazy as the two stayed on the mic to perform their hit song, “New Flame.” Usher and Brown then closed out the club as they continued to sing for another 30 minutes before heading out around 3:30 a.m.

 

Other notable guests include mixed martial arts fighter and former Olympic wrestler Dan Henderson, and videogame programmer and designer Markus “Notch” Persson. Throughout the night, Notch sipped on the Five Star, XS’ specialty cocktail mixed with Louis XIII Rare Cask 42.6, Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23-year, Martini Gran Lusso 150th Anniversary Vermouth, D.O.M. Benedictine “Black Monk” 500th Anniversary Edition, Peychaud’s Bitters, Angostura Bitters and flamed orange oils. The $5,000 libation was delivered on a gold tray and made tableside for him to enjoy with friends.

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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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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.

 

UFC 151 FLASH QUOTES Chael Sonnen: “I believe in Hendo – and so should you!”


*FLASH QUOTES*

UFC® 151: BONES vs HENDO
NEWLY MINTED LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAEL SONNEN
DECLARES:
‘I BELIEVE IN HENDO – AND SO SHOULD YOU!’

One teammate publically backing another to win a big title fight is probably to be expected, but nevertheless Chael Sonnen’s characteristically bombastic declaration that Dan Henderson will defeat UFC® light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 151 on September 1 has people talking.

Sonnen and “Hendo” have known each other a long time, both being signature members of the famed Team Quest since the 1990s. And “the American Gangster” – who last week announced his own move up to the light heavyweight division – believes his friend will blast his way to yet another big fight victory.

“I believe in Hendo – and so should you,” Sonnen said. “If you look at Jon Jones and think of a man who can beat him, you would think of someone with great KO power, the best chin in the sport because – with his reach – Jones is going to hit you, great wrestling and a relentlessly aggressive style. That man already exists – and his name is Dan Henderson.”

The two-time UFC middleweight title challenger went on to state the main event of UFC 151 is nothing less than a fight to determine the identity of the greatest light heavyweight of all time.

Sonnen said: “Here’s the thing people are missing about this fight at UFC 151. Yes, the UFC light heavyweight championship is on the line, but this is about more than who currently holds the UFC 205lbs gold.

“This fight on September 1 is a fight to determine who is the greatest ever light heavyweight. I give Jon Jones his due as a great fighter. He’s beaten some outstanding fighters already and looked impressive each time. He’s already accomplished so much in the sport – just not as much as Dan Henderson.

“Everyone talks about pound-for-pound champions and pound-for-pound achievements. But if you look at what pound-for-pound should mean – who has the ability to beat small fast guys, the ability to knockout big, strong guys, to move through the divisions with your skill-set and win – the only conclusion a rational person would make is Dan Henderson is the pound-for-pound greatest of all time.

“Dan beat the 170lbs champion in Carlos Newton, he’s won the PRIDE 183lbs title, the PRIDE 205lbs title, the STRIKEFORCE 205lbs title, and he’s won the two great tournaments in our sport, the UFC tournament back in the day and the PRIDE Grand Prix. All in all he’s beaten 11 world champions in his career. The man is the best of all time. That is who Jon Jones is facing.

“Jones is a talented kid but he’s taking on a man, and I’d bet on the man any day of the week.”

UFC® 151: JONES vs. HENDERSON will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition.

For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship

Universally recognized for its action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe, the UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, and with offices in London, England, Toronto, Canada and Beijing, China, UFC® produces more than 30 live events annually and is the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world.

In 2011, the UFC burst into the mainstream with a landmark seven-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Media Group. The agreement includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network annually, with additional fight cards and thousands of hours of programming broadcast on FOX properties FX and FUEL TV. This includes the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, which now airs on FX in an exciting new live format.

In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 150 countries and territories, to nearly one billion homes worldwide, in 20 different languages. UFC content is also distributed commercially in the United States to bars and restaurants through Joe Hand Promotions. The UFC also connects with tens of millions of fans through its website, UFC.com, as well as social media sites Facebook and Twitter. UFC President Dana White is considered one of the most accessible and followed executives in sports, with nearly two million followers on Twitter.

Ancillary UFC businesses include best-selling DVDs, an internationally distributed UFC magazine, the best-selling UFC Undisputed® video game franchise distributed by THQ, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel, trading cards, and JAKKS Pacific articulated action figures.

TICKETS FOR JONES-HENDERSON AT MANDALAY BAY GO ON SALE 7/13!

JON ‘BONES’ JONES DEFENDS TITLE AGAINST
FORMER PRIDE® AND STRIKEFORCE®
CHAMPION DAN HENDERSON ON SEPT. 1

TICKETS FOR UFC® 151: JONES vs. HENDERSON
AT MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER IN LAS VEGAS
ON SALE FRIDAY, JULY 13!

UFC® light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones has scored consecutive victories over four former champions en route to launching a dominant reign atop the 205-pound division. On Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, the 24-year-old superstar seeks his fifth win over an elite champion when he meets former PRIDE® and STRIKEFORCE® titleholder Dan Henderson.

Owning consecutive wins over former champions Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans, the dynamic Jones faces a stern test in the hard-punching “Hendo.” Riding four straight wins, including a decision victory in his 2011 Fight of the Year candidate with Shogun, the 41-year-old possesses the power, experience and grappling pedigree to upend the seemingly unbeatable champion.

“Dan Henderson is a mixed martial arts legend,” Jones said. “While I have been able to defeat some of the best fighters in UFC history as the light heavyweight champion, this will be my toughest challenge yet.”

“He’s never fought anyone like me,” Henderson said. “I’m excited to fight somebody that people think is unbeatable. It inspires me.”

Tickets for UFC® 151: JONES vs. HENDERSON, presented by MetroPCS, go on sale Friday, July 13 at 10 a.m. PT and are priced at $800, $600, $400, $250, $150 and $100. Tickets will be available at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges.

UFC® Fight Club members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, July 11 at 10 a.m. PT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, July 12, starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

 

UFC® 151: JONES vs. HENDERSON will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition.

For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com.  All bouts live and subject to change.

 

About the Ultimate Fighting Championship®
Universally recognized for its action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe, the UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas and with offices in London, Toronto and Beijing, UFC produces more than 30 live events annually and is the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. In 2011, the UFC burst into the mainstream with a landmark seven-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Media Group. The agreement includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network annually, with additional fight cards and thousands of hours of programming broadcast on FOX properties FX and FUEL TV. This also includes the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, which now airs on FX in an exciting new live format.

 

In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 149 countries and territories, to nearly one billion homes worldwide, in 20 different languages. UFC content is also distributed commercially in the United States to bars and restaurants through Joe Hand Promotions, in English throughout Canada via Premium Sports Broadcasting Inc. and in French throughout Quebec via Interbox. The UFC also connects with tens of millions of fans through its website, UFC.com, as well as social media sites Facebook and Twitter. UFC President Dana White is considered one of the most accessible and followed executives in sports, with over two million followers on Twitter. Ancillary UFC businesses include best-selling DVDs, an internationally distributed magazine, UFC.TV offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, the best-selling UFC Undisputed® video game franchise, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel and trading cards.

 

 

WATCH UFC 139: SHOGUN VS. HENDERSON LIVE AT CABO WABO CANTINA

WATCH UFC 139: SHOGUN VS. HENDERSON LIVE AT CABO WABO CANTINA

Catch All the Fight Action Saturday, November 19

 

Live from San Jose, Calif., Light Heavyweight fighters, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Dan Henderson, will fight to the finish. Meanwhile, in Las Vegas cheering fans at Cabo Wabo Cantina in Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will enjoy tacos, tequila and the bout broadcast throughout the restaurant.

Admission to the viewing party is $20 and includes access inside Cabo Wabo’s viewing party where UFC enthusiasts can catch the legendary bout on a large projector screen, as well as multiple high-definition televisions throughout the restaurant and bar. While guests cheer on their favored fighters, they may also enjoy the cantina’s killer margaritas and tasty Mexican fare.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and include the showing of all matches leading up to the main event. For more information or to reserve a seat, guests may contact Cabo Wabo Cantina at 702.385.2226 or visit www.cabowabocantina.com.

Sammy Hagar’s hard rockin’ dining and live music venue Cabo Wabo Cantina combines the laid back beach-town vibe of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with the excitement of the Las Vegas Strip. Blending coastal Mexican and Tex Mex cuisine, the menu offers a tantalizing mix of flavorful food, killer margaritas and an awesome venue where it is never uncommon to catch the red rocker himself jamming out with a live set on stage. Cabo Wabo Cantina opens daily at 11 a.m., with live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights from 9:30 p.m. until close. For more information about Cabo Wabo Cantina, visit www.cabowabocantina.com or call 702.385.2226.  For more information about Hagar and his famous Cabo Wabo Tequila, visit redrocker.com and www.cabowabo.com. Be sure to follow Cabo Wabo Las Vegas on Twitter @CaboWaboLV and become a fan on Facebook at Facebook.com/CaboWaboLasVegas.

About Miracle Mile Shops:
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is a 1.2 mile retail/entertainment complex at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip featuring 170 specialty stores, 15 restaurants and three live entertainment venues.  The center is home to PBR Rock Bar & Grill, boasting a Strip-side location with excellent food, drinks and bull riding; H&M; Sugar Factory, the sweet shop adored by Hollywood’s hottest celebrities; American clothing line and complete lifestyle brand Original Penguin; GUESS; Urban Outfitters; True Religion Brand Jeans; 15,000-square-foot bar and restaurant Cabo Wabo® Cantina; Las Vegas’ very own Sin City Brewing Co.; Club Tattoo, featuring some of the best tattoo artists and body piercers in the nation; the only House of Hoops by Foot Locker in the city; as well as a multi-million dollar fountain show.  Miracle Mile Shops is owned by David Edelstein and Aby Rosen, in conjunction with leasing and marketing consultant Robert K. Futterman & Associates LLC. 

Miracle Mile Shops is open 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – midnight Friday – Saturday.  For more information, call (888) 800-8284 or visit www.miraclemileshopslv.com. Keep up with the latest Miracle Mile Shops news via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube