Haute Event: Paula Abdul Turns 50 at Tao

Paula Abdul and her boyfriend John Caprio at Tao.

Pop music icon and TV judge Paula Abdul celebrated her 50th birthday along with the birthday of boyfriend John Caprio with family and friends at Tao on Thursday in Las Vegas. Abdul arrived with her beau and her parents, “Extra” anchor Terri Seymour and 30 guests to Tao Asian Bistro where they took over an area on the second floor overlooking the signature Buddha. The group dined on sushi platters and a mix of signature dishes.

Following dinner, Abdul and her crew made their way to the nightclub’s VIP skyboxes in the main room. The club surprised Abdul with a huge birthday presentation as a blaze of flashlights started at one corner of the room and made its way to the stars area with a three-tiered cake carried by the clubs waitresses. At the same time, DJ D Miles let guests know that Abdul was in the house for her birthday as her music videos flashed on the LED screen and D Miles dropped her classic “Straight Up.” The club immediately started cheering and soon everyone was singing along to the classic jam. Abdul immediately stood up and waved to crowd and was thrilled at the spectacle, embracing her boyfriend as the cake arrived at the table inscribed with “Happy birthday Paula and John” from Gimme Some Sugar.

Also spotted at Tao’s Worship Thursday was Steven Gerrard, captain of Liverpool’s Premier League club and the England National football team. The soccer star, who was treating his girlfriend to a birthday celebration, was very welcoming to fans who came up to him and graciously posed for photos.

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