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.

ESPN’s Matthew Berry Joins Fantasy Sports Combine

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ESPN’S MATTHEW BERRY JOINS FANTASY SPORTS COMBINE

 

 

Fantasy Sports Combine announced today that ESPN’s senior fantasy sports analyst, Matthew Berry, has joined the most accomplished roster of fantasy experts ever configured in order to deliver the education and experience of a lifetime during the first ever Fantasy Sports Combine live at the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore July 17-19, 2015.

 

Featured topics and breakout sessions at Fantasy Sports Combine include elite fantasy analysts from around the country relaying their top strategies on how to win daily and season long leagues, championship winning coaches analyzing game-film and a re-creation of a professional football war room designed to help you think like a Hall of Fame General Manager. Attendees will also learn successful strategies in baseball and basketball, draft day do’s and don’ts and much more.

 

“Fantasy Sports Combine will be an amazing, once in a lifetime education and experience for fantasy sports players from around the nation. You will get an opportunity to learn from the best in the country, in addition, you will get to do and see things at Fantasy Sports Combine that will make you more successful immediately. I’m honored to be a part of this inaugural event and look forward to sharing my best ideas with those in Las Vegas,” said Matthew Berry, ESPN’s senior fantasy sports analyst.

 

Widely regarded as the face of Fantasy Football in the U.S., Matthew Berry is ESPN’s senior fantasy sports analyst. Known as the “Talented Mr. Roto,” he’s an Emmy winner for his work on ESPN2’s Fantasy Football Now. As one of the most popular columnists on ESPN.com, he appears regularly on ESPN television and radio shows, including “Sunday NFL Countdown,” “Monday Night Countdown,” “SportsCenter” and “NFL Live.” His award-winning podcast is regularly a top twenty podcast on iTunes, and he is one of only four people to be in the Hall of Fame of both the Fantasy Sports Trade Association and the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. Berry’s book, “Fantasy Life,” is a New York Times best seller and is currently being developed as a sitcom for Fox.

 

Berry joins legendary coaches Mike Shanahan and Mike Ditka, notable fantasy gurus John Hansen of DirecTV and Sirius XM, Brad Evans of Yahoo Sports and a number of award winning daily fantasy experts. Also scheduled to appear are world-class athletes such as Brandon Marshall, Von Miller, Miles Austin, Michael Floyd, Kyle Orton, Brandon Stokley, Chauncey Billups and Adam Dunn, professional baseball analyst Harold Reynolds, veteran sports broadcasters Bonnie Bernstein and David Norrie, reporter Kaylee Hartung, host of “American Ninja Warrior” Matt Iseman and many more.

 

Fantasy Sports Combine will take place July 17-19 at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. Tickets to the conference start at $995 (early registration price of $895) and may be purchased online at www.fantasysportscombine.com. VIP packages, which include intimate one-on-one meetings and dinners with coaches, players, fantasy experts and media in addition to limo transportation and accommodations fit for an owner.

 

About Fantasy Sports Combine:
Fantasy Sports Combine is the ultimate conference for serious fantasy sports enthusiasts. It gathers the world’s most elite collection of fantasy experts to help you gain an edge in your daily, weekly and season long leagues. Learn from championship-winning coaches, legendary general managers, world-class professional athletes and some of your favorite sports media personalities. Don’t pass up this once in a lifetime experience.

 

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First Ever Fantasy Sports Combine to Focus on Strategies to Win Daily, Weekly and Season Long Leagues July 17-19 at Wynn Las Vegas

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FIRST EVER FANTASY SPORTS COMBINE TO FOCUS ON STRATEGIES TO WIN DAILY, WEEKLY AND SEASON LONG LEAGUES
JULY 17 – 18 AT WYNN LAS VEGAS

The first ever Fantasy Sports Combine will offer serious fantasy sports enthusiasts game-changing insights and strategies on how to win daily, weekly and season long leagues. The world’s most elite collection of fantasy experts will help you gain an edge. Learn unique insights from championship-winning coaches, legendary general managers, world-class professional athletes and some of your favorite sports media personalities for the education and experience of a lifetime at the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore July 17-19, 2015.

 

Fantasy Sports Combine will help players understand the underlying dynamics of decision-making by offering unprecedented insight from some of the greatest minds in fantasy and professional sports. Notable personalities include fantasy gurus John Hansen of DirecTV and Sirius XM, Brad Evans of Yahoo Sports and a number of award winning daily fantasy experts. Also scheduled to appear are legendary coaches Mike Shanahan and Mike Ditka; world-class athletes such as Brandon Marshall, Von Miller, Miles Austin, Michael Floyd, Kyle Orton, Brandon Stokley, Chauncey Billups and Adam Dunn; professional baseball analyst Harold Reynolds; veteran sports broadcasters Bonnie Bernstein and David Norrie; reporter Kaylee Hartung; host of American Ninja Warrior Matt Iseman and many more.

 

“Fantasy Sports Combine represents the most dynamic combination of educational and experiential opportunities ever assembled within the fantasy sports realm,” said John Hansen. “I am honored to participate in such a groundbreaking event.”

 

Attendees will get to go behind the scenes to expand their general manager intellect and celebrate their passion for fantasy sports. Featured topics and breakout sessions include:

  • John Hansen and top analysts on How to Win;
  • Film sessions with Coach Shanahan and storytelling during “Half Time with Coach Ditka”;
  • Re-creation of a professional football war room with general managers and front office personnel;
  • In-depth discussions from professional sports insiders;
  • Breakout sessions on winning strategies in daily leagues for baseball and basketball;
  • And 40 players to avoid, sleepers, rookie impact players and draft day do’s and don’ts.

 

“Fantasy Sports Combine was created for people who want to learn how to be more successful in their respective leagues ranging from daily to season long,” remarked Bo Brownstein, Fantasy Sports Combine founder. “The content and speakers have been carefully curated to give players a championship edge as well as an unforgettable experience at the ultimate fantasy destination on the planet, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore.”

 

Fantasy Sports Combine will take place July 17-19 at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. Tickets to the conference start at $995 (early registration price of $895) and may be purchased online at www.fantasysportscombine.com. VIP packages, which include intimate one-on-one meetings and dinners with coaches, players, fantasy experts and media in addition to limo transportation and accommodations fit for an owner.

 

About Fantasy Sports Combine:
Fantasy Sports Combine is the ultimate conference for serious fantasy sports enthusiasts. It gathers the world’s most elite collection of fantasy experts to help you gain an edge in your daily, weekly and season long leagues. Learn from championship-winning coaches, legendary general managers, world-class professional athletes and some of your favorite sports media personalities. Don’t pass up this once in a lifetime experience.

 

Tickets may be purchased online at: www.fantasysportscombine.com
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John Legend to Headline Vegas Gala for Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational at ARIA Resort & Casino

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JOHN LEGEND TO HEADLINE VEGAS GALA FOR MICHAEL JORDAN CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL AT ARIA RESORT & CASINO

Celebration Hosted by Comedian Wayne Brady with Special Performance by World-Famous Blue Man Group

GRAMMY Award-winning artist John Legend will headline the 12th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI) Celebration in Las Vegas with a private performance at ARIA Resort & Casino , Friday, April 5. Legend will take the stage at the annual invite-only party for the tournament’s celebrities and VIP invited guests.

The soulful singer, songwriter and pianist will perform hits throughout the evening, including songs from his new album Love in the Future (co-produced by Legend, Kanye West and Dave Tozer), scheduled for release this June. The celebration also will feature a performance by Blue Man Group, which recently introduced an entirely new, mega-enhanced show at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. Famed comedian and television personality Wayne Brady will emcee the evening’s festivities.

The annual gala will mark a night of celebration following the two-day Celebrity-Amateur tournament April 4 and 5, which pairs one celebrity with four amateur participants; and lead into the weekend’s MJCI two-person, 36-hole scramble format tournament, including only competing celebrities, April 6 and 7.

Hosted by ARIA Resort & Casino and returning to Shadow Creek, MJCI marks only the third time in history that the exclusive golf course will open its doors to the public. Proceeds from the charitable tournament will benefit Make-A-Wish; James R. Jordan Foundation; Opportunity Village; and Cats Care, the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats’ charity arm; as well as the participating celebrities’ charities of choice. Since its inception in 2001, MJCI has raised more than $6 million for charity. 

MJCI celebrities scheduled to attend include host Michael Jordan, Marcus Allen, Anthony Anderson, Miles Austin, Brian Baumgartner, Jerome Bettis, Wayne Brady*, Chevy Chase, Brandi Chastain, Chris Chelios, Roger Clemens, Vince Coleman, Brian Cushing, Richard Dent, Julius Erving, Josh Freeman, Dwight Freeney, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey Jr., Penny Hardaway, Brett Hull, Dan Jansen, Dustin Johnson, Janet Jones-Gretzky, Toni Kukoc, Mario Lemieux, Greg Maddux, Win McMurry, Christina Milian, Von Miller, DeMarco Murray, Kevin Nealon, Jonathan Ogden, Paul O’Neill, Jake Owen, Michael Phelps, Ahmad Rashad, Jerry Rice, Salli Richardson, Rob Riggle, Stuart Scott, Ozzie Smith, Jason Taylor, Alan Thicke, Winky Wright, Adrian Young and more.

*Non-Golfer

Tickets are available at all 10 MGM Resorts’ box offices and concierge desks in Las Vegas, and online at www.arialasvegas.com, www.MJCIgolf.com and www.shadowcreek.com. Fans who wish to experience this exclusive event can purchase daily or weekly general admission and VIP ticket packages. VIP ticket holders will enjoy added perks including complimentary parking at Shadow Creek (a $10 daily value), unparalleled views from the open-air MasterCard VIP Hospitality Deck, complimentary food and full-service bars. Prices are as follows:

 

Daily General Admission Pass                       $30/Thursday-Sunday
Weekly General Admission Pass                   $100/Thursday-Sunday
Daily VIP Pass                                                $150/Thursday-Sunday
Weekly VIP Pass                                            $500/Thursday-Sunday

Discounted tickets are available for military service members, senior citizens 65 years of age or older and college/university students with valid identification. Each group will receive 25 percent off daily or weekly general admission tickets. Additionally, the tournament offers a “Bring the Kids for Free” general admission ticket pass, providing access to Shadow Creek for youth 17 years of age and younger when accompanied by a general admission ticketed adult (up to two children per paid adult).

All ticketholders can enjoy complimentary shuttle service between ARIA and Shadow Creek. Shuttles will depart every 30 minutes from ARIA’s North Valet entrance Thursday and Friday of the tournament from 6 a.m. 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Continuous return service from Shadow Creek to ARIA will be provided until 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For more information about MJCI, visit www.arialasvegas.comMJCIgolf.com or call (877) 253-5847.

About ARIA Resort & Casino
ARIA Resort & Casino, a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort, features an unprecedented combination of spectacular amenities, high-end service, striking architecture, sustainable design and premium meeting and convention space. ARIA provides access to the ultimate Las Vegas experience highlighted by The Shops at Crystals and the acrobatic spectacle Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil. CityCenter is a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit www.arialasvegas.com or call toll free at (866) 359-7757; also find ARIA on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Shadow Creek
Perennially ranked among Golf Week magazine’s Top 10 courses, Shadow Creek’s special environment is normally reserved solely for guests of MGM Resorts International.  Located in the midst of the barren Nevada desert, the Tom Fazio-designed Shadow Creek makes golfers feel they’ve been transported to another world with its natural beauty, rolling terrain, glistening brooks and ponds, spectacular waterfalls, lush gardens and mature trees.