Haute Event: Diddy Brings Diddy Bowl to Tao with Apolo Ohno and Michael Phelps in the House

Shawne Merriman, Michael Phelps, Diddy and Apolo Ohno at Tao.

On Saturday night, Diddy hosted a big game party at Tao at the Venetian that he dubbed “Diddy Bowl.” The chart topper enjoyed a dinner of curry scallops, coconut shrimp and sea bass in the Asian bistro’s private dining room while drinking Ciroc Peach.

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was taken in to the private dining room to meet Diddy, who invited him to join him up in the club, which he did as the group took over a table on the dance floor next to the DJ booth.

In the club, Diddy wasted no time, grabbing the mic and hyping up the crowd while he jammed with DJ Eric DLux. Diddy made sure the club knew that there were two Olympic stars in the building as Apolo Ohno and Phelps partied by his side and urged everyone in the building to drink Circoc. Shawne Merriman of the Buffalo Bills was also spotted in the group.

Not only did Diddy get club goers excited about the big game, he told everyone to get out their phones and get on Facebook and Twitter to tell everyone they were at Tao. He headed to the owner’s table and gave a shout out to the team behind Tao for always believing and supporting him, and then announced that he wanted to go on the stage. He climbed up to the stage overlooking the packed club, sat down on the edge, feet dangling over the dance floor and raised the energy at the party even more.

Jessica Lowndes also had dinner at Tao. The “90210” actress dined on vegetarian items with friends before heading to a skybox in the nightclub to take in the crazy scene.

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