Tao / The Venetian
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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Three venues in one – an Asian restaurant, nightclub and outdoor pool – mean nonstop action at this east-side Strip spot inside the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. Wanna party like Christina Aguilera? Snag a VIP skybox and dance above the crowd under the watch of a 20-foot tall Buddha statue. Just be prepared to open your wallet – wide.
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It seems Sin City is the place to be this New Year's Eve.
Celebrities like John Legend, Guns N' Roses and members of the Kardashian family are set to ring in the New Year on the Las Vegas Strip. Across the country, Lady Gaga will kick off the countdown to midnight in New York's Times Square.
But that's only a taste of all the stars toasting the arrival of 2012. Other celebrity New Year's Eve Events include ...
Jay-Z may have been in Sin City for his Watch the Throne tour with Kanye West, but the rapper also made plenty of time for his pregnant wife – and partying with his fans: On Saturday, Beyoncé and her hubby attended the early performance of Cirque du Soleil's show, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Afterward, the couple ventured backstage to meet some of the show's 64 artists. Later in the night, Jay-Z headed to Tao with his guy friends. And his arrival was heralded by a six-piece marching band – led by a little person – which traveled through the crowd of clubgoers to greet him at his VIP table. The champagne flowed all night, and before leaving at 3 a.m., Jay-Z hopped into the deejay booth to thank his fans and DJ Ross One for the fun night.
– Mark Gray
Marc Anthony was spotted taking in the sounds of DJ Five at Las Vegas's TAO Nightclub. The singer, who sported a black blazer and jeans, was surrounded by a group of friends and drank champagne while dancing in a VIP area for about 90 minutes. – Mark Gray
File under: friendly exes. Joe Jonas and Ashley Greene seemed at ease hanging out and taking in the party scene at Las Vegas's Tao Nightclub, which was celebrating its 1000th night in business with a star-studded bash hosted by Jay-Z. Jonas dined with friends at the downstairs restaurant before heading up to the club, where he joined a table with Cheryl Burke, her DWTS partner Rob Kardashian and Greene, who was hanging out as part of the group. Meanwhile, up in a skybox: Kelly Clarkson and her band had a prime view of the dancefloor below – as well as bottle service.
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