Haute Event: Chris Paul Hosts at Lavo; Nicole Scherzinger Celebrates Her Birthday at Tao Beach

Chris and CJ Paul at Lavo.

NBA Player Chris Paul hosted Baller’s Ball at Lavo Nightclub at the Palazzo with special sounds by DJ Crooked on Friday night. The Los Angeles Clippers player posed for some quick photos on the red carpet and even signed a jersey for an adoring fan.

Paul and friends including brother CJ and Clippers rookies Travis Leslie and Trey Thompkins kicked off the night with Lavo’s signature servings in the restaurant then made their way up to a VIP table in the nightclub. DJ Crooked shouted out the basketball star’s entrance as all eyes were on him. The group stood on top of their booth, partying and overlooking the packed dance floor. Paul and his friends danced all night, requesting multiple songs from DJ Crooked. Earlier Friday, Paul geared up for the club scene as he spent the day in a cabana at Tao Beach at the Venetian.

Nicole Scherzinger also spent her day at Tao Beach. The former Pussycat Doll and current “X Factor UK” judge started her birthday off right, in a cabana with her girlfriends soaking in the sun and working on her tan for her party taking place tonight. Friends including actor Hill Harper, Quinton Aaron, best known from “The Blind Side,” and cousin Meleana Brown from the show “Duets” joined her later in the day for dinner at Lavo Restaurant before heading up to a VIP table in the nightclub. In the midst of dancing with her girls, Scherzinger decided to jump on the mic, giving the crowd a surprise performance of all of her hits. Her birthday weekend will resume today at Tao Beach and will last late into the night as she continues the celebration at Tao Nightclub.

Acclaimed film and television producer Jerry Bruckheimer was spotted taking in the club scene at a VIP table at Marquee Nightclub at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

After checking out Tao at the Venetian last night, UK soccer player James Beattie, joined by former teammates and friends, also partied to the sounds of the Stafford Brothers at Marquee. The group was recognized by a nearby table and took some snapshots with fans.

Fresh from hosting The Chippendales that night, actor and singer Joey Lawrence was spotted at a VIP table at Tao Nightclub.

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