Seen Around Town: Bravo Reality TV Takeover, Kevin Hart Brings the Party

This week, there was just too much happening and not enough time to see it all.

Kevin Hart at Rehab

Hard to believe those Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have been around for seven years now.  Even if you’ve never watched the show, you undoubtedly know someone who live-tweets their every move, so maybe you already heard they’ve been living it up in Las Vegas.

Yes, the housewives—including former Days of Our Lives star Lisa Rinna, singer Erika Girardi, and Halloween’s Kyle Richards—spent last week filming new episodes of their reality series at The Venetian and Palazzo. We’ve never seen Real Housewives, so we just assume there were scripted catfights and someone spilled spaghetti on a waiter or something, and we assume none of them had to reach into their wallets to pick up a check. Vegas baby!

Hey, remember a few years back when TLC tried to create a Las Vegas housewives show? It was called Sin City Rules and it was such garbage that it got canceled after five episodes.


That J. Cole is a nice guy. At least that’s the impression you’d get if you were in the crowd at ARIA’s Jewel Nightclub, where the “No Role Modelz” artist treated fans to a warm-up set ahead of his Saturday night concert at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Cole swung through at around 2 a.m. and performed a few of his hits before turning things over to DJ Irie.

Among those in the crowd: Houston Rockets star James Harden and newly-signed teammate P.J. Tucker, Phoenix Suns forward Jared Dudley, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue and Las Vegas Strip headliner Kendra Wilkinson.

Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace also saw an invasion of reality television participants during Calvin Harris’ Friday night set. Vanderpump Rules cast members Jax Taylor, Tom Schwartz, Katie Maloney-Schwartz, Ariana Madix and Brittany Cartwright were all in the VIP section celebrating fellow cast member Tom Sandoval’s birthday.


It didn’t matter where you went on Saturday night, you were gonna end up with a nasty case of FOMO. There was just too much happening, and not enough time to see it all. Luckily, UFC 213 fans who flocked into MGM’s Hakkasan Las Vegas for the official International Fight Week After Party got to rub elbows with some of the fighters, including bantamweight champ Cody “No Love” Garbrandt and Stephen Thompson. Octagon announcer Bruce Buffer was also in the mix, along with Game of Thrones producers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia stars Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney. Give it up for Sweet Dee and Mac!

Valentina Shevchenko’s fight against Amanda Nunes was canceled, but that didn’t stop Shevchenko from hosting her after-fight party at Chateau Nightclub inside Paris Las Vegas. Also in attendance, fighter Michelle Waterson and former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb.   


Kevin Hart has a good thing going with the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. He shows up, they throw a huge party, and everyone goes home happy. The Ride Along comedian celebrated his 38th birthday at the resort over the weekend, with a party and book signing at Vanity and poolside Sunday at Rehab Beach Club.

Among those who showed up to help Hart celebrate: Drai’s Nightclub resident headliner Fabolous.

And spotted at Hakkasan Nightclub on Sunday night, Jersey Shore cast member Jenni “JWoww” Farley, who apparently is still cool going by the name JWoww.

We’d like to live in the aughts forever too, but the battery on our Motorola Razr finally died back in 2008.