Olympians ship in for pool season

Considering most of the Vegas party pools are only waist-deep, they may have engaged in a bit of overkill this weekend.

Amanda Beard took a break from training April 16 to spend the day with her sisters at the Palazzo’s Azure Pool. Yet she’s just a mere two-time Olympic gold medalist with a total of seven medals. Michael Phelps, the 16-time Olympic medal-winner with six golds, held court next door at Encore Beach Club.

Phelps, now sporting a goatee, partied in the pool with the day-club crowd. He jumped into the DJ booth, too, to address a crowd full of people decked out in their own faux medals handed out for the event. They weren’t issued complimentary faux bongs, however.

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Hefner, Li’l Hefner share a birthday

By Jason Scavone

They should’ve been celebrating their birthdays at Chuck E. Cheese and the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, respectively, but son-and-father duo Marston and Hugh Hefner got together April 9 at the Palms to celebrate their birthdays, 21 and 85. That’s son and father, mind you. No “great-grand” anywhere in there. It is touching, though, to see the generations brought together in wholesome and time-honored ways—by 31 Playmates.



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