Tony Bennett proves to be tip star during Caesars’ jubilee – Las Vegas Review
August 7, 2016 - accent chair
At Caesars Palace’s 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Tony Bennett’s voice soared bigger than roughly each star who routinely performs on a Strip.
Reminder: Bennett is 90. With exquisite volume and control, he put on a how-to-be-a-vocal-legend clinic, promulgation scarcely 3,000 VIPs to their feet for several encores.
It was good Bennett sang with soundness since other powerhouse Caesars Entertainment singers, Mariah Carey and Olivia Newton-John, didn’t attend Caesars’ splashiest eventuality of a year.
Neither did Caesars Entertainment stars Britney Spears and Pitbull.
Considering a gravitas of a event, it was engaging to see that stars took partial and that didn’t.
Wayne Newton, with Donny and Marie Osmond, and Matt Goss, total army to sing “Viva Las Vegas” while 8 booty-revealing showgirls shook their feathery feathers.
Newton, 74, was in glorious voice, selecting to sing quieter with some-more control than he did during T-Mobile Arena’s open opening. Goss and Donny and Marie were great.
Bill Medley, another energy voice during age 75, sang “Time of My Life” with daughter McKenna, causing dozens of VIPs to dance with desert beside their seats.
Jennifer Lopez didn’t sing, though she non-stop a night by holding a theatre and expressing thankfulness for being partial of a family during Planet Hollywood, where, executives report, her uncover is environment sheet records. Then she had to go perform her show.
Consequently, Lopez has been donating 100 percent of sales of her strain “Love Makes a World Go Round” to a Hispanic Federation for a Somos Orlando Fund, with honour to this year’s LGBT nightclub massacre.
While J Lo was on stage, it was announced Caesars was donating a relating $50,000 to a Orlando, Florida, fund.
Rashida Ali gave reverence to her late father, Muhammad Ali. The family of Caesars owner Jay Sarno teared adult while honoring a late visionary.
TV cook Gordon Ramsay and Evel Knievel’s son Kelly spoke. And “Absinthe” twins Sean and John Scott tap-danced like maniacs.
Some Caesars stars weren’t on palm though distinct conspicuously absent Britney and Mariah, they cut pre-recorded videos of congratulations; those videos were from Elton John, Rod Stewart, Celine Dion, Jerry Seinfeld and Reba McEntire.
Even Caesars/Omnia nightclub DJ Calvin Harris, who frequency opens his mouth publicly, seemed prolonged adequate for speaker Howie Mandel (who was excellent) to rib Harris over his famous new dissection with Taylor Swift.
“Who’s your tailor?” Mandel burst about Harris’ garments and ex-girlfriend, and when a throng listened a word “tailor” as “Taylor,” they laughed.
Low-key Harris rolled with it and joked behind that Mandel contingency have had that punch line watchful for him.
The invited-VIP-and-corporate-table throng chased shrimp cocktails and beef Wellington with booze and champagne.
And ever a diversion uncover vet, Mandel gave divided prizes. The large one: $50,000.
When he review a winning name, a winning woman, sitting approach behind in a inexpensive seats (if we can call them cheap), rocketed out of her chair, screaming her happy conduct off.
OBJECT OF BRITISH DESIRE
You consider Las Vegas knows how to objectify women? Check out a London Daily Mail’s coverage of indication Charlotte McKinney’s Vegas birthday party.
On Saturday, McKinney (who is spasmodic exposed in tip magazines though who dressed conservatively during a Wynn) took her 23rd birthday celebration of model-esque friends to Encore Beach Club, Andrea’s grill and Intrigue nightclub.
No large whoop, right?
“She’s a blonde bombshell famous for flashing her disruption on Instagram,” a Daily Mail exclaims in a reputed four-alarm British accent.
FIT FOR A BARRYMORE
Actress-producer Drew Barrymore came to Vegas with friends on a private craft for a blowout weekend.
They went go-karting, saw a David Copperfield and J Lo shows, ate Thai food during Lotus of Siam, swam in a pool and Instagrammed.
Actors from “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise” went to Lavo Casino Club in a Palazzo Saturday night: Vinny Vinsane DJ’d there after he common a one-point meatball, duck parm and penne alla vodka during Lavo with Alex Woytkiw, JJ Lane, and Christian Bishop.
Actress Camren Bicondoca (Catwoman on “Gotham”) and voice actor Sean Pertwee (Alfred on “Gotham”) popped into a Palms’ N9NE Steakhouse Saturday, with dual friends, for tomato salad, steak, potatoes au gratin, and truffle fries.
ROCK, GOLF, HIP HOP
RB thespian Teddy Riley, UFC star Rampage Jackson and snowboarder Mark McMorris checked out Trey Songz in unison during Drai’s nightclub Saturday.
Actress Vanessa Simmons and indication Selita Ebanks partied during Drai’s during Nelly’s Friday show.
“Karate Kid” Cobra Kai actors Billy Zabka, Martin Kove, Rob Garrison and Sean Kanan saw “Rock of Ages” during Rio on Friday.
And golfer Paula Creamer contingency have dejected balls during Topgolf when she was there Thursday, as was (elsewhere on property) cook Akira Back.
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