Red carpet A-lister celebrity types of events in Las Vegas have largely been on the wane, what with the drastic downturn in the economy and the policy of many venues to have celebrities pay their way. This weekend shows an inkling of an exception to that rule.
Kim Kardashian promotes her perfume by walking on the red carpet at 10 p.m. Saturday at the Venetian’s club Tao.
Controversial Lindsay Lohan will pick up her much needed check for strutting her stuff Saturday on the Pure nightclub red carpet in Caesars at 11:30 p.m. And, if you believe the Sun of London, she’s now free of drugs and alchol, saying, “I tried to mask my problems with alcohol, cocaine and mind-altering substances…Now I’m in a place where I don’t need to use anything.” This of course begs the question why in the hell would she want to show up clubbing at a venue where strong drinking is the rule. And if her on-again, off-again flame Samantha Ronson will sneak in, is anybody’s guess.
Mariah Carey will air out her pipes earlier on Saturday at the Colosseum. Undoubtedly, she will be seen lurking in the many nook and cranny shadows of Las Vegas later in the evening.
At 5:30 p.m. on Saturday their will be a red carpet fundraiser at the Bellagio for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Helath, promising to showcase Danny DeVito, Buzz Aldrin, Brad Garrett, Leeza Gibbons, Wolfgang Puck and Thomas Keller.
Iyaz sings “Replay” after an 11:30 p.m. red carpet Saturday at the Bellagio club Bank.
“American Idol” guy Larry Platt appears after midnight tonight at Mirage club Jet.
Ciara gets her carpet call after midnight Saturday at CityCenter club Haze.
If you enjoy gawking sports stars, Pierre Thomas and Lance Moore of the Super Bowl winning New Orleans Saints will be paid to appear on the red carpet at 11 p.m. this evening at Palazzo’s club Lavo.
If all this NASCAR weekend and red carpet stuff is just too much for you, please check out the fuzz-guitar weirdo-rock of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday at Wasted Space at the Hard Rock. Oh, and bring $20 to get in.