SIGHTING: “Real Housewives of Orange County” Stars Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley at “Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man” at Paris Las Vegas

 

SIGHTING: “Real Housewives of Orange County” Stars Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley at “Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man” at Paris Las Vegas

“Real Housewives of Orange County” stars Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley were spotted at the smash-hit comedy “Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man,” Saturday, Jan. 27 at Paris Las Vegas. After the show, the celebrity couple caught up with the show’s stars Scheana Shay, Chester Lockhart, and Chris Hodgson during the meet-and-greet, where they also witnessed a Las Vegas-style marriage proposal, in which a couple visiting from Michigan became engaged on the spot.

 

A hilarious and highly informative production, “Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man” was a surprise sensation in New York City, before making its Las Vegas debut with Kendra Wilkinson and Jai Rodriguez.

Now a pop culture phenomenon, “Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man” was recently featured in three reality television series whose stars performed in the show, including “Kendra on Top,” “Real Housewives and New York,” and “Shahs of Sunset.” The source material, the internationally bestselling book of the same title, has been published in more than 50 countries and translated into 17 languages.

A co-production of Adam Steck’s SPI Entertainment with Matt Murphy and Shawn Nightingale, “Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man” is the perfect show for couples, girls’ or guys’ nights out, birthday parties, bachelorette parties, and even an adventurous office outing ready to take the term “team building exercises” to a whole new level.

“Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man” performs nightly (dark Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. with additional 11 p.m. shows Saturday nights. Tickets are now on sale and start at $39 (plus taxes and fees). A VIP ticket upgrade will be available and includes a meet-and-greet and souvenir photo with the stars. For more information, visit https://www.caesars.com/paris-las-vegas/shows/sex-tips or follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @SexTipsVegas.

ABOUT SPI ENTERTAINMENT
SPI Entertainment, helmed by award-winning Producer Adam Steck, is a leading Theatrical Production Company with six buzzed-about resident shows in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, and several shows touring internationally. With a successful track record of building entertainment brands and partnering with world-class celebrities, SPI has become the preeminent Theatrical Producer & Talent Agency in Las Vegas and beyond. SPI Entertainment is behind dozens of sold-out and critically acclaimed shows such as Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth Round 2 at MGM Grand, Human Nature: Jukebox at The Venetian, Boyz II Men at The Mirage, The Australian Bee Gees Show at The Excalibur, Divas – Starring Frank Marino at The LINQ, Rolling Stones Exhibitionism at The Palazzo Hotel and more. One of SPI’s biggest hits include Australia’s Thunder from Down Under at The Excalibur, one of the longest running productions in the history of Las Vegas and highest-grossing male revue in the world, with over 1,000 shows a year throughout the United States and beyond.

ABOUT MATT MURPHY
MATT MURPHY (Playwright/Producer) is the playwright and producer of Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man (Off-Broadway, National Tour, Las Vegas). As producer, Matt’s Broadway productions include Side Show, the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis, Thurgood, starring Laurence Fishburne, and Impressionism, starring Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons. In addition, Matt has produced the Off-Broadway and touring hits of Altar Boyz, The Berenstain Bears LIVE!, and Virtually Me!, which was recently profiled on Fox News for its efforts to educate students about the increasingly challenging issue of cyber-bullying. www.MattMurphyProductions.com

ABOUT SHAWN NIGHTINGALE
SHAWN NIGHTINGALE (Producer) is a native of Cape Cod who grew up around theatre in Provincetown, MA. Shawn produced the critically-acclaimed musical Side Show on Broadway and he has produced and worked with Joan Rivers, David Sedaris, Whoopi Goldberg, Lainie Kazan, John Waters, Margaret Cho, Paula Poundstone, Taylor Dayne, Bruce Vilanch, and the Tony Award-winning Elaine Stritch (At Liberty). In addition to his work in live entertainment, Shawn produced and starred in the short film The Appointment and P-Town the series. Shawn owns a consulting business and is on the board of directors for numerous non-profit companies as a business advisor.

ABOUT PARIS LAS VEGAS

Paris Las Vegas brings the passion and sophistication of the City of Light to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, transporting guests to Europe’s most romantic city. Distinctive for its dramatic 50-story replica Eiffel Tower and authentic architectural reproductions, Paris Las Vegas features more than 2,900 hotel rooms and suites. Additionally, the resort offers an 85,000 square-foot casino; the two-acre Soleil Pool; Las Vegas’ first rooftop bar and grill, BEER PARK, spanning 10,000 square feet; Paris Spa by Mandara; two wedding chapels; unique French retail shopping located along the resort’s Le Boulevard Districtand the opulent nightlife venue Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop. Eleven restaurants include a distinctive array of fine cuisine such as Chef Joho’s acclaimed Eiffel Tower Restaurant, French-bistro Mon Ami Gabi, Steve Martorano’s signature Italian-American dishes at Martorano’s and internationally-renowned Gordon Ramsay Steak. Performing in the 1,477-seat Paris Theater is INFERNO, a fire spectacular featuring a dazzling display of pyrotechnics, fire stunts and illusions. For more information, please visit parislasvegas.comor the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find Paris Las Vegas on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.

Sighting: Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational Gala Celebration brings stars out for a cause at ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas 4.4.14

Last night, sports and entertainment stars including Michael Jordan, Aaron Rodgers, Bruce Jenner, Nick Jonas, Ken Griffey Jr., Juan Pablo Galavis & Nikki Ferrell, Boyz II Men, Josh Freeman, Julius “Dr. J” Erving and Adrian Young, among dozens of others, gathered at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for the 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational Celebration.

The star-studded annual gala marked a night of celebration kicking off the two days of exclusive celebrity golf competition at Shadow Creek in the name of charitable fundraising. Also in attendance was eight-year-old Lucas, a Make-A-Wish “wish kid” who fulfilled his dream of meeting MJ earlier in the day. Lucas received celebrity treatment, following celebrities including Jesse Williams, Alan Thicke, Brandi Chastain, Gretchen Rossi, Slade Smiley, Vince Coleman, Ozzie Smith, Mario Umansky, Chris Chelios, Brian Baumgartner, Flex Alexander, Mike Piazza and many more, down the red carpet as dozens of cameras flashed away.

At the gala celebration inside ARIA, celebrities mingled over a multiple-course gourmet dinner from incredible ARIA restaurants including Jean Georges Steakhouse, Sage, & Julian Serrano.

Jordan sat front row and center at a table by the stage, alongside pals including Ahmad Rashad and Stuart Scott. Bill Cramsey, ARIA’s Executive Director of National Marketing, introduced the tournament host and welcomed him to the stage, crediting MJ’s celebrity invitational tournament for the role it has played in the success of the resort itself.

Jordan welcomed guests to the gala and thanked ARIA, Shadow Creek, sponsors and volunteers for their time and service. Jordan also thanked all of his friends for taking the time out of their busy schedules to attend the tournament, reminding them that it’s not for him, but for the many people who receive support from the benefiting charities each year. He encouraged fellow celebs to find “wish kid” Lucas at the gala – telling the crowd how much fun they had together at the course and explaining that Lucas, and the many other children whose lives have been touched throughout MJCI’s thirteen years, are the true inspiration for holding events such as the celebration gala.

The celebrities and VIPs enjoyed an evening of entertainment hosted by magician, comedian, actor and television personality Justin Willman, a regular guest on The Tonight Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Chelsea Lately and host of Cupcake Wars.

Willman had the audience in stitches as he pulled Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and former NFL halfback Jerome Bettis on stage for several magic tricks through his standup routine.

The gala’s headlining performer and GRAMMY Award-winning artist T-Pain brought the crowd to their feet as he launched his energetic set with hit song “Good Life” and thrilling the crowd with performances of some of his most famous collaborations including Jaime Foxx’s “Blame It,” Lil Wayne’s “Got Money,” Rick Ross’ “The Boss” and Flo Rida’s six-time, multi-platinum “Low,” among others.

Stars took to the dance floor to dance the night away, including actress Janet Jones-Gretzky who was spotted breaking it down to “Black And Yellow” alongside Alan Thicke’s wife and actress Tanya Callau.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and innovator of funk George Clinton surprised the crowd by joining T-Pain on stage for superstar collaboration of T-Pain and Maino’s 2009 hit, “All The Above.”

The legendary funk performer was next joined on stage by his band Parliament-Funkadelic to deliver signature songs “Bring The Funk,” “Flashlight” and more. Clinton, who has been performing for more than 50 years, put on an epic set, stepping off the stage and into the crowd numerous times to invigorate the dance floor and boogie with guests. The band jammed a continuous set featuring live saxophone, drums, soulful backup vocals and electric guitars and bases.

The celebration continued late into the night, as the ballroom transformed into a popup nightclub.

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Photos/ Video Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational Day One News & Notes; Friday Pairings

The celebrity-pro-am portion of the 13th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI) hosted by ARIA Resort & Casino at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas ended its first day earlier this evening with a spectacular 25-foot eagle putt on No. 18 by NFL All-Pro Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald.  The Arizona Cardinals’ fan favorite led his team to a Day One win with a score of -17 under par, 55, one stroke better than two other teams who were tied for second with a -16 under par, 56.

Today’s  morning kicks off at 7:30 a.m. with the second day of the celeb-amateur tournament. Today’s pairings and yesterdays’s scores are below.

 NBA Legend Michael Jordan hits a tee shot during ARIA Resort & Casino's 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational at Shadow Creek on April 3, 2014 in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
NBA Legend Michael Jordan hits a tee shot during ARIA Resort & Casino’s 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational at Shadow Creek on April 3, 2014 in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
Michael Jordan's teammate emerging from the lake after a dare
Michael Jordan’s teammate emerging from the lake after a dare
NBA Legend Michael Jordan laughs after a friend jumped into the water hazard on the 18th green during ARIA Resort & Casino's 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational at Shadow Creek on April 3, 2014 in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
NBA Legend Michael Jordan laughs after a friend jumped into the water hazard on the 18th green during ARIA Resort & Casino’s 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational at Shadow Creek on April 3, 2014 in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
Larry Fitzgerald signing young fan's shirt
Larry Fitzgerald signing young fan’s shirt
Gretchen Rossi In Front of Leaderboard
Gretchen Rossi In Front of Leaderboard

 

 

Notable Moments from the Course:

  • To start his day, Michael Jordan rolled up in his North Carolina blue signature golf cart. He had fun with his group during the first day of the tournament, including daring one of his teammates to jump into the water at the 18th hole. His teammate willingly dove in which left the legend, along with the crowd, laughing hysterically. Throughout the day, Jordan bantered with fans on the course. One fan asked who he was taking in the Final Four to which he replied, “Wisconsin!”
  • Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald chest-bumped his teammates after making a 35-foot putt midway through his Thursday round and finished the day with an eagle on 18 to win Day One.
  • As Stuart Scott teed off on the first hole, a fan yelled from the crowd, “Cool as the other side of the pillow!,” referencing one of Scott’s famous SportsCenter catchphrases.
  • On Brandi Chastain’s 9th hole of the day, her second shot on the par 5 flew the green and hit a rake on the side of a sand trap. The ball bounced backwards onto the green and rolled into the hole for an amazing two. The crowd went nuts and Brandi pretended to take her shirt off, reminding fans of her infamous celebration after her game-winning penalty shootout kick against China in the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
  • Real Housewives of Orange County Star Gretchen Rossi took pointers from fiancé Slade Smiley before teeing off at the first hole. As Smiley approached the tee box, he was introduced as the “sixth housewife,” to which he replied, “It’s okay, I’m proud of it!” His first shot only went a few feet so he took a mulligan and made the crowd laugh by saying, “Now that’s how you start off the day!” Rossi later posed beside her results on the scoreboard, proud of her performance for the day.
  • After finishing his 18 holes of golf, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw his golf ball into the MJCI bleachers at Shadow Creek’s 18th hole. Earlier in the day, he was spotted throwing a football around with his teammates on the 15th hole.
  • In true rock star fashion, Adrian Young’s group rolled up to each hole blasting music from their golf carts, playing everything from LMFAO’s “Party Rock” to “Paint it Black” by the Rolling Stones. But as he entered his backswing during his second shot, two large geese flew right over him, squawking and altering the shot. “I felt you!” he yelled jokingly at the birds

                          Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational

    Celebrity-Amateur

    Friday, April 4, 2014 Shadow Creek

    FRIDAY PAIRINGS

    TIME CELEBRITY TEAM

    1st   Tee – Morning

    7:30 Jake   Owen

    1

    Bill   Jarvis, Nicholas Granruth, Bobby Shah, Bob Johnson
    7:40 Julius   Erving

    2

    Fletch   Brunelle, Greg Herning, Al Geismar, David Hansen
    7:50 Alan   Thicke

    3

    Bill   Rodrigues, Robbie Bennetts, John Bardis, Bryan Gay
    8:00 Stuart   Scott

    4

    Gary   Sims, Bil Baumner, Tim Smith, Greg Schwaderer
    8:10 Mike   Piazza

    5

    Tony   Yousfi, Bryan Faliero, Scott Durkin, Mark Janian
    8:20 Christina   Milian

    6

    Eric   Tom, Justin Beltran, Daniel Jiang, Gerald Thibeau
    8:30 Ken   Griffey, Jr

    7

    Victor   Szucs, Todd Roberts, George Glover, Ryker Young
    8:40 Marcus   Allen

    8

    Brian   Booth, Scott Booth, Scott Kostylo, Tom Evans
    8:50 John   Smoltz

    9

    Trea   Reedy, Mark Uhlrich, Anthony Basile, Sil Basile
    9:00 Brandi   Chastain 10 Gil Flores, Max Heineman, David Borelli, Wendy Montanaro
    9:10 Brian   Baumgartner 11 Curtis   Polk, Bob Parr, Chris Nasrallah, Jae Schmutz
    9:20 Aaron   Rodgers 12 Joe Kaplan, Scott Runyan, Bobby Waid, Robert Hobart
    9:30 Michael   Jordan 13 Mark Wilson, Charlie Lee, Nathan Bays, Cindy Davis
    TIME CELEBRITY TEAM

    10th   Tee – Morning

    7:30 Kenny   Lofton 14 Ryan   Boyce, Paul Peterson, Terry Terhark, James Logeman
    7:40 Ron   Harper 15 Fred   Kearns, Tisher Lett, George Koehler, Jerry Smith
    7:50 Mauricio   Umansky 16 Fred Whitfield, Paul Campion, Pete Guelli, Robert Stevanovski
    8:00 Paul   O’Neill 17 Takao   Saiki, Yoshio Imura, Maika Osawa, Tomohito Kurita
    8:10 Vince   Coleman 18 Dennis Hansen, Larry Fitzgerald, Leslie Hansen, Anthony Fortunato
    8:20 Richard   Dent 19 Erich Ekstedt, Dan Chueh, Joe Kaplan, John White
    8:30 Patrick   Peterson 20 Jon Halvorsen, Andy Bush, Randy Hedland, Rand Arbuckle
    8:40 Eric   Dickerson 21 Ric   Wilson, CJ Paul, Charles Paul, Shakim Compere
    8:50 Andre   Johnson 22 Scott   Howard, Mike Dyer, Orin Mayers, Andre Melton
    9:00 Roger   Clemens 23 Chick   Lee, Jim West, Steve Green, Curt Allen
    9:10 Ozzie   Smith 24 Jay Valerio, Adam Frischer, Carl Bishop, Todd Braverman
    9:20 Ahmad   Rashad 25 Jahid Mirza, Luke Tarby, Dan Lanzano, Reid Steinberg
    9:30 Dan   Jansen 26 Ken Itani, Ryosuke Itani, Tara Shirai, Taiga Tabuchi
    TIME CELEBRITY TEAM

    1st   Tee – Afternoon

    12:00 Dwight   Freeney 27 Bill Boasberg, Scott Sibella, Chris Nordling, George Chiu
    12:10 Adrian   Young 28 Dave Nichols, Eric McHone, Mike Smith, Bryan Brown
    12:20 Winky   Wright 29 Eli Pachino, Robert Gamch, Joe Orr, Josh Lang
    12:30 Jerome   Bettis 30 Bill   McClain, Bobby Franz, Geno Baratta, Jay Wadkins
    12:40 Toni   Kukoc 31 David Belfiore, Victor Califa, Steven Wang, Robert Courson
    12:50 Chris   Chelios 32 Michael Hirtenstein, Mike Murphy, Kenny Dichter, Owen Mitchell
    1:00 Wanya   Morris 33 Harry Goff, Rich Brothers, Michael Muldoon, Asim Zamir
    1:10 Gretchen   Rossi 34 Scott Fairchild, Tony Amoroso, Slade Smiley, Chris Higgs
    TIME CELEBRITY TEAM

    10th   Tee Afternoon

    12:00 Brian   Urlacher

    35

    Richard Bukovinsky, David Bender, David Greenwald, Edward Sorkin
    12:10 Penny   Hardaway

    36

    Terry   Ferrero, Jay Johnson, Asher Raphael, Corey Schiller
    12:20 Jonathan   Ogden

    37

    Mike Sibulkin, Forrest Baker, Johnny Florentino, Tony Krum
    12:30 Josh   Freeman

    38

    Glenn Lyon, Mike McCausland, Keith Petty, Dale Allen
    12:40 Flex   Alexander

    39

    Daric Ashford, Keith Houlemard, Mark Raveling, Gavin Lindberg
    12:50 Nathan   Morris

    40

    Michael Flaherty, Stanley Roy, John Salerno, Robert Sanchez
    1:00 Shawn   Stockman

    41

    Kent Jiminez, James Arriola, Jacob Pak, William Nash
    1:10 Phil   Hellmuth

    42

    Kenny Lee, Paul Scaringe, Bill Mendoza, Jeff Blake

  • 2014 Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational

    Thursday Celebrity/Amateur Results

    Thursday Top 3 Finishers

    3rd Place:                 

    Celebrity:      Ken Griffey, Jr.

    Amateurs:   Bill Boasberg, Scott Sibella, Scott Runyan, Jay Johnson

    Score:     56

     

    2nd Place:     

    Celebrity:     Jerome Bettis

    Amateurs:    Stanley Roy, David Reiter, John Ingolilia, Randy Hedland

    Score:    56  (won with a 4 on 18)

     

    1st Place:

    Celebrity:     Larry Fitzgerald

    Amateurs:    Dennis Hansen, Jim West, Tom Cyr, Michael Sylvester

    Score:     55

     

    CLOSETS TO THE HOLE CONTESTS:

     

    Thursday Closet To The Pin on Hole 8 Winner:     Ryker Young – 2ft.

    Thursday Hole in One on Hole 17 Winner:   Robert Sanchez – 6’-4”

     

    HOLE IN ONE CONTESTS:

     

    Thursday hole in one on hole 5 winner:  None

    Thursday hole in one on hole 8 winner:  None

    Thursday hole in one on hole 13 winner:  None

    Thursday hole in one on hole 17 winner:  None

     

     

     

     

 

Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley Sweeten Up to Las Vegas at Sugar Factory

Gretchen Rossi and her longtime beau, Slade Smiley, of Bravo TV’s “The Real Housewives of Orange County” enjoyed lunch this afternoon at Sugar Factory American Brasserie ( www.SugarFactory.com ) at Paris Las Vegas. The cute couple munched on Sugar Factory’s Club Sandwich and Eggs Benedict, then gave into their sweet tooth when they sipped on the Lollipop Passion cocktail and a decadent Cookie Jar Milkshake. Rossi and Smiley took a walk around Sugar Factory’s attached flagship retail location after lunch, browsing the shop’s adorable merchandise, like the ceramic cupcake coin banks, key chains, trinket boxes and edgy Violent Lips temporary tattoos. The California beauty decided she just had to have one of the brand’s world-famous Couture Pops – she even grabbed a refill pack so she could always keep her treat sweet!

Sugar Factory American Brasserie is an American take on a traditional French brasserie, serving delicious cuisine all day, and all night, along with an over-sized retail store and signature Chocolate Lounge. other Sugar Factory retail stores are located at The Mirage and Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.  

Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley with Couture Pops at Sugar Factory in Las Vegas

 

Gretchen Rossi enjoying lunch at Sugar Factory American Brasserie

PHOTO CREDIT: Sugar Factory