Celebrity Sightings: Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps & Miss CA

Celebrity sightings at TAO Beach include Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps and Miss California Nicole Johnson at TAO Las Vegas after having fun at TAO Beach during Saturday, June 19, 2010. Other celebrities seen a very busy Saturday night at LAVO Las Vegas nightclub was Devo, comedian Pauly Shore, hockey Wayne Cretzky, UFC Ultimate Fighter Jamie Yager and UFC referee Herb Dean.

Michael Phelps
Olympic Medalist Michael Phelps at TAO Beach Las Vegas

Phelps was seen in his element cooling off in the TAO Beach pool. He also visited the DJ booth. After the busy day partying at the pool Phelps and Nicole Johnson dined at TAO Asian Bistro inside the Venetian hotel.

Michael Phelps and Eddie George
Michael Phelps and Eddie George

Former NFL sport stars Michael Irvin and Eddie George, who also played at TAO Beach during the day, were spotted dining at TAO restaurant, too.

Over at LAVO Las Vegas, Mark Mothersbaugh, lead singer of Devo, ate dinner with friends before enjoying the nightclub.  Hockey great Wayne Gretzky enjoyed the Kobe Meatball and Opus One wine. Comedian Pauly Shore and Michael Johnson were spotted dining separately at the Italian eatery.

The UFC Ultimate Fighter finale ended Saturday night and many festivities started around the city. Even though Jamie Yager lost The Ultimate Fighter finale he was still in ready to host a post fight party at LAVO Nightclub. UFC ref Herb Dean was also spotted in the club.

Jamie Yager and Herb Dean
Fighter Jamie Yager and UFC Referee Herb Dean
Jamie Yager
MMA Fighter Jamie Yager

Arriving just before the stroke of midnight with friends they enjoyed the sounds of DJ Crooked until 3 am. “Whip It” was played by DJ Crooked in honor of Devo being in the house.

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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