Celebrities Party At TAO Las Vegas Nightclub For 5th Year Anniversary

Celebrities party at TAO Las Vegas club for 5th year anniversary on that started on Friday and went through Saturday, November 6, 2010. Birthdays, engagements, getaway and more were celebrated at LAVO and TAO during the celebratory weekend for the Vegas nightclub.

Jason Strauss, Rich Wolf, Noah Tepperberg, Marc Packer and Lou Abin
TAO Group Partners: Jason Strauss, Rich Wolf, Noah Tepperberg
Mark Packer and Lou Abin

The party started early on Friday at LAVO, as Brother’s & Sister’s actress Sarah Jane Morris along with her husband Ned Bower from the band Rooney enjoyed dinner and their first vacation away from their son who was born earlier this year.

Sarah Morris and Ned Bower
Sarah Morris and Ned Bower

Also dining at LAVO Las Vegas was Kelly Bensimon of The Real Housewives of New York, who dined on the ever popular Kobe Meatball with Mojitos. Comedian David Spade dined at TAO before his show at The Venetian hotel and stopped by LAVO later to say hello to the TAO Group partners.

Kelly Bensimon
Kelly Bensimon at TAO Las Vegas

Christina Milian headed straight to the nightclub with two girlfriends at LAVO where she danced on the banquette.

Christina Milian
Christina Milian

The main event was Saturday as celebrities flocked to TAO to celebrate the anniversary and the night kicked off with breaking news of a celebrity engagement! Fans were excited to see Dancing With the Stars favorite Karina Smirnoff, who shimmered in a sequin Marc Bouwer sheath that the designer tailor-made for her specifically for her weekend in Vegas with girlfriends.

Karina Smirnoff
Dancing With The Stars - Karina Smirnoff at TAO

Smirnoff finally revealed the secret that she’s been keeping when she flashed the beautiful ring on her left hand to a cheering crowd—she’s engaged!

Christina Milian and Karina Smirnoff
Christina Milian and Karina Smirnoff

“I said thank you before I said yes,” Smirnoff said of the moment beau Brad Penny, star pitcher of the St. Louis Cardinals, got down on bended knee and asked her to be his wife. “He planned it very well and this is actually the first time I’m even talking about it.”

The blushing bride-to-be admitted she hasn’t started thinking about wedding plans, but there’s one thing she’s sure of: “I’m going to keep Smirnoff as my last name.” And although Penny couldn’t make it to celebrate the night’s festivities, he sent his bride to be a token of his love in the form of an Everlon Knot Collection diamond necklace that he secretly delivered inside TAO’s signature fortune cookie dessert.

Karina Smirnoff
DWTS Karina Smirnoff With Engagement Ring

The party was a dual occasion for some celebrating their birthdays early, with Jack Osbourne, who will turn 25 on November 8th and Brittny Gastineau who turns 28 on the 11th both with birthday cakes. Osbourne was joined by Sarah McNeilly and Gastineau gathered with her mom Lisa and a group of girlfriends.

Jack Osbourne and Sarah McNeilly
Jack Osbourne and Sarah McNeilly
Brittny and Lisa Gastineau
Brittny and Lisa Gastineau

Other celebrities and actors spotted dining at TAO before hitting the club included Olympian Michael Phelps, Ryan Eggold of 90210, David Spade, Ashley Hamilton, who appeared on season 9 of Dancing with the Stars, Jurnee Smollett and Sean Stewart from the new TV show ‘The Defenders.’

Jurnee Smollett
Jurnee Smollett
Ryan Eggold
Ryan Eggold

Rhys Wakefield, the Australian actor best known for his role in the long running TV series ‘Home and Away’ was also on hand, Adam Rose from the movie ‘Up In The Air’ and Cody Longo, who appeared in the remake of ‘FAME.’

Former White Sox MVP Frank Thomas was spotted with the girls of BelleVoxx, the pop trio he manages.

Kelly Bensimon, who lunched at Dos Caminos and Christina Milian also joined in the second night of the celebration while Brandi Glanville was spotted hanging with friends Sean Stewart and Ashley Hamilton and dancing with a group of girlfriends on the catwalk.

Brandi Glanville, Ashley Hamilton and Sean Stewart
Brandi Glanville, Ashley Hamilton and Sean Stewart
Kelly Bensimon and Karina Smirnoff
The Real Housewives of New York Kelly Bensimon and Karina Smirnoff

Many of the celebs on hand congratulated Smirnoff as they celebrated her engagement and TAO’s anniversary upstairs in the packed nightclub, where models in body paint and a contortionist act welcomed guests at the door.

Dancers took the main stage to keep the high energy flowing. “I am happy for Karina and wish her the best!” Bensimon said. Osbourne joked, “She should get a prenup! I’m definitely going to get one when I get married.”

Topper of the evening came when the TAO Group partners were presented with a human cake and a celebration cake congratulating them on five years of success. Bottle after bottle of Champagne was delivered via zip line to the tables on the dance floor, while performers twisted in cages and around poles on the center catwalk.

DJ Vice provided an amazing soundtrack for the night, keeping the party going well into the wee hours of the morning.

Over at LAVO Erik Estrada dined with his wife and kids, enjoying Sea Bass, Spaghetti and Meatballs and more. Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice was spotted dining at LAVO, as was Frank Thomas. Photo Credit: Denise Truscello

Bill Cody is an entertainment and luxury travel reporter in Las Vegas. He reports on celebrities, events, luxury travel, food and all things Las Vegas. Visit VegasBill on twitter.

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