The reason “why what happens in Las Vegas, stays there” could be merely because what is planned to happen there gets sometimes thwarted by nightclub bouncers.
As reported by Las Vegas Backstage Access on June 18, Holly Madison was stopped from entering the Body English nightclub inside the Hard Rock for having an underage friend. Now we learn that she’s not the only one.
The NHL’s most valuable player, Russian Alex Ovechkin, was reportedly turned away from Lavo nightclub in the Palazzo on June 17 with two of his friends after showing up wearing flip-flops.
Recently, Lavo nightclub also turned back NFL great Terrell Owens because of dress code infractions. Tao nightclub in the Venetian did the same to NBA star Dwyane Wade.
Eric Trump showed up at Light nightclub (now The Bank) with more than a dozen male friends on his 21st birthday in 2005, only to be turned away in part because of Light’s policy that limits parties of men to sex, to keep the female attendance ratio high, and because he played the “don’t-you-know-who-I-am” card.
NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal, wearing shorts and sneakers, was also asked to leave Light nightclub about seven years ago.
To prevent these unsavory mishaps, it might be well when coming to Las Vegas and planning a night out on the town to bring along your Sunday best to change into just in case you get turned away for wardrobe infractions.
Besides, the always dapper Jermaine Dupri, whose crusade for Las Vegas partiers is to start dressing spiffier to the nines, will love your for it.
Music producer Jermaine Dupri is reportedly on a quest to bring The Rat Pack era to Las Vegas.
Dupri, Janet Jackson’s longtime main squeeze, wants to see Las Vegas return to the time when the coolest dudes in town wore tuxes and suits.
He has recruited Usher and Nelly into a group Dupri has dubbed “Ocean’s 7,” after the Rat Pack movie, “Ocean’s Eleven.”
“I want to see Vegas go back to what it was,” says Dupri.
Dupri, usually seen in public dressed in a white tuxedo with a black tie, and his crew has been the recent talk of the Las Vegas club scene, with their impromptu singing performances mirroring the Rat Pack.
Others in his elite group include music producer Bryan-Michael Cox, singer/songwriter Trey Songz and four-time Grammy winner Johnta Austin (the Sinatra of the group according to Dupri), and Tyrone Davis, Dupri’s personal assistant.
The idea came to Dupri earlier this year when he was producing Usher’s new album at the Palms recording studios in Las Vegas. That mix tape of the group has just come out at www.global14.com
Dupri has reportedly big plans for “Ocean’s 7” including an album, a movie and “the ultimate show in Vegas.”
With an estimated 230,000 visitors flocking into Las Vegas over the holiday and entertainment options busting from the seams, here’s our Las Vegas Backstage Access Top 10 best picks for prime time Memorial Day weekend fun faire in Las Vegas:
May 23 – Whoopi Goldberg at Wynn Encore
May 23 – Jermaine Dupri at Body English in Hard Rock
May 23 – Taylor Swift at Mandalay Bay Events Center
May 23, 24 – Beach Boys at Mandalay Bay Beach
May 23, 24 – Free concerts for The Guess Who (23) and Blood, Sweat & Tears (24) at Lake Las Vegas, ‘Summer of 69’ Tour
May 23, 24 – Dane Cook at the Pearl in the Palms, “Isolated Incident Tour”
May 24 – Allman Brothers Band 40th Anniversary Tour at the Sandbar at Red Rock Casino & Hotel
May 24 – Terrell Owens “Athletes & Angels Takeover” at New York-New York Rok Vegas nightclub
May 24 – Tiesto at the Jet nightclub in the Mirage
May 24 – Joel Madden of Good Charlotte does a DJ set at the Bank in the Bellagio