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Haute Event: Nicole Scherzinger Celebrates Her 34th Birthday at Tao, Tao Beach

Nicole Scherzinger, formally of The Pussycat Dolls and currently X-factor UK judge, with Chris Paul of the LA Clippers at Tao Beach.

Fresh from Friday night’s events at Lavo, Nicole Scherzinger continued her birthday celebration on Saturday at Tao Beach at the Palazzo. The recording artist and current “X Factor UK” judge rocked an animal print Vix bikini and cover up with gold Giuseppe Zanotti heels at her 34th birthday.

Scherzinger and friends overlooked the entire pool scene as they took over Tao Beach’s Grand Cabana. A parade of blow up animals crept through the packed party as they made their way to the birthday girl. Two shirtless studs led the train with a special surprise from hair care line Herbal Essence — a custom four-tier red velvet cake adorned with tropical accents and decked with cherry blossoms by Gimme Some Sugar. Scherzinger, an Herbal Essence Ambassador, was completely surprised and giddy with excitement as she jumped and danced in the moment.

Herbal Essence also presented her with a birthday present, an Alexander McQueen baby pink leather clutch with quilted detail and gold accents. Scherzinger adored her new accessory and continued to party at her cabana, even jumping on the mic to say a few words. “Thank you for coming out to celebrate my birthday with me,” Scherzinger said. “This is my dedication to you.”

Just as she finished her sentence Jay-Z & Kanye West’s ”N***** in Paris” dropped and the crowd went wild. Throughout the day, Scherzinger was spotted playing with dangling mustache glasses, taking photos with fans and later jumping on the mic once again to surprise the crowd with a performance of “Don’t Cha” and a medley of her other hits. All eyes were on Scherzinger as she let loose and grooved to the sounds of DJ Lema, who dropped the world premier of Scherzinger’s newest record “One More Shot.”

The party rolled from day to night as Scherzinger arrived at Tao Asian Bistro in a gold and glittery Haute Hippie dress, Norman Silverman bangles and ring, a Loree Rodkin ring, and gold Giuseppe Zanotti heels. She dined on house favorites before making her way to an elevated VIP table that looked over the club scene with friends including actor Quinton Aaron, known from his role in “The Blind Side.”

Soon enough, Scherzinger jumped in the DJ booth with resident DJ Vice as he led the entire nightclub in a special rendition of ”Happy Birthday.” She was yet again surprised with a cake and got on the mic to express her appreciation. She said, “What’s up Vegas? Thank you so much for coming to celebrate my birthday. Let’s give it up for my boy DJ Vice. C’mon baby!” Scherzinger felt the love that night as she danced the night away, receiving multiple shout outs and a special bottle presentation.

Chris Paul of the LA Clippers also joined in the events when he started his day off at Tao Beach. The NBA all star, friends and teammates took in the scene not too far from Scherzinger as their table also overlooked the rest of the pool scene. Once settled into the cabana, Paul got ahold of a huge water gun, running around spraying the crowd and playfully soaking Scherzinger and her friends at their cabana nearby, which inspired Scherzinger to also play along as she put the “mood director’s” water backpack on and sprayed over the crowd.

Later than night Paul and the group arrived at Tao Asian Bistro, dining in the restaurant then moving to a dance floor VIP table in the club. Paul hopped in the booth with LA Clippers rookies Travis Leslie and Trey Thompkins to show DJ Vice some love. Paul and his group danced to the music and continued partying late into the night.

Francia Raisa, an actress on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” took over one of Tao’s VIP tables in the nightclub and was joined by a group of friends. She was also spotted earlier in the day soaking up some rays at Tao Beach.

Former American Idol contestants Taylor Hicks and Elliot Yamin were also at Tao Saturday night. Enjoying a VIP table in the Opium Room.

Justin Bartha, best known for his role in “The Hangover,” was spotted at Tao Asian Bistro. His group dined on signature items sent from the chef. The group then headed over to check out Marquee.

At Lavo at the Palazzo, actress Eva Amurri Martino was seen with a group of friends at a VIP table partying to the sounds of DJ Reflex.

Flavor Flav, MMA legend Frank Trigg and friends were spotted in a cabana at Marquee Dayclub  at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday. Flavor Flav donned his famous clock as it was his and Frank’s first time visiting the venue. The group loved the setting and energy as they snacked on appetizers and took a few photos with fans.

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New York February / March 2014
New York February / March 2014