Rihanna and Celebs Dominate Palms Las Vegas For Labor Day Weekend


I don’t even know where to start! With music by DJ Jazzy Jeff, Paul Okaenfold, Steve Aoki, DJ Scotty Boy,and DJ Beej to celebrity appearances by Rihanna, Fabolous, Regina King, Malcolm Jamal-Warner, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair and more – The Palms Casino Resort here in Las Vegas was certainly the place to be this Labor Day Weekend 2009.

Rihanna & Barry Dakake
Singer Rihanna and N9NE Group Chef Barry Dakake | Photo Courtesy of N9NE Group Las Vegas

I guess we’ll start with Friday September 4th. The weekend started at Palms Pool & Bungalows with DJ Steve Aoki and DJ Scotty Boy and rolled over to Rain Nightclub with DJ Jazzy Jeff and DJ R.O.B. who opened the evening set sporting DJ AM shirts. Outside at the pool, Danny Love and DJ Beej provided the sounds. Spotted dining at Nove Italiano restaurant was rapper and television star Flavor Flav, while retired professional wrestler “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair dined at N9NE Steakhouse. Musician Matt Goss was over at Playboy Club with Chuy Bavo from “Chelsea Lately” and former Miss Hawaii Kelly Hu and Robin Antin. Also spotted was NFL running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, Larry Johnson.

DJ Jazzy Jeff & DJ R.O.B. in Las Vegas
DJ Jazzy Jeff & DJ R.O.B. | Photo by Joe Fury

Saturday September 5th the Palms Pool & Bungalows partnered with Salted Music to bring Miguel Migs, Nickodemus and Keith Evan and their specialty electric music, Latin, funk & afro beats to the venue. Free agent Frank Thomas was spotted later in the evening having dinner at N9NE Steakhouse as well as Larry Johnson and his brother. At Rain Nightclub, Paul Oakenfold celebrated his first night back from his European Tour with Madonna, bringing “Perfecto Vegas” to the Palms for his one-year anniversary as a resident DJ there.

Matt Goss, Paul Oakenfold, Robin Antin
DJ Paul Oakenfold with Matt Goss & Robin Antin | Photo by Shane O’Neal

Sunday September 6th – Palms Pool & Bungalow partnered up with Beatport (the number one download portal in the world) to bring Carl Cox, Keith Evans and Jordan Stevens to the turn tables. Later on that evening was Steve Angello, Miami’s DJ Murk and Real El Canario. Inside Rain Nighclub was Felix Da Housecat, Marcus Schulz, DJ Reza, Scotty Boy and N9NE Groups own Michael Fuller.

Kelly Hu and Chuy
Kelly Hu & Chuy | Photo by Shane O’Neal

Singer Rihanna and rapper Fabolous dined with a party of 12 at N9NE Steakhouse later Sunday evening. Rihanna wore a turquoise short dress with black suede flats – looking good as usual. Together, they enjoyed gnocchi Bolognese, Kobe short ribs, potato leek soup, rock shrimp, lemon chicken and more. At a separate table, Minnesota Timberwolves athlete Kevin Love celebrated his 21st birthday with a group of 20. Also, actress Regina King and actor Malcolm Jamal-Warner (The Cosby Show) dined with a party of six. After dinner, King and Warner made their way to the Playboy Club to enjoy their VIP table.
Chef Barry Dakake, Regina King & Malcolm Jamal Warner at Palms Las Vegas
Chef Barry Dakake, Regina King, Malcolm Jamal-Warner & Friends | Photo Courtesy of N9NE Group

All the while, yours truly enjoyed a Skybox on top of Rain Nightclub, courtesy of J-Roc of the N9NE Group.

Rain Nightclub Las Vegas
Skybox at Rain Nightclub Las Vegas | Twitpic by @BGolbourne

It was quite the star studded weekend at The Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas, as usual, for this Labor Day Weekend 2009. Where were you? Here are some more cool shots from over the weekend:

Malcolm Jamal Warner and Regina King in Las Vegas
Malcolm Jamal Warner and Regina King | Photo by Shane O’Neal

Michael Clarke Duncan & Friend
Michael Clark Duncan & Friend | Photo by Shane O’Neal

Kelly Hu and Robin Antin in Las Vegas
Kelly Hu & Robin Antin | Photo by Shane O’Neal

Matt Goss at Playboy Club Las Vegas
Lagracella Omran, Matt Goss & Desiree Frias | Photo by Shane O’Neal

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