Penthouse Pets hosting party at Tao

Things should get pretty hot inside Tao Las Vegas tonight as a pack of Penthouse Pets host the evening's event, kicking off an array of Super Bowl weekend parties in Las Vegas.

Several Pets, including Prinzzess, Bella Starr and Cassia Riley, highlight the group hosting "The Penthouse Club Pre-Game Party" at Tao. Penthouse Pet Jennifer Emerson also will be in attendance.

DJ Reach will provide the music on the turntables. Doors open at 10 p.m.

LAX, Pure host UFC after-fight parties -- Pure Management Group gets into the Ultimate Fighting Championship action Saturday as its two marquee venues host parties following "UFC 81: Breaking Point."

Pure welcomes heavyweight fighter Brock Lesnar as he hosts the evening's festivities inside the Caesars Palace hot spot. Lesnar, the former World Wrestling Entertainment star, will be making his UFC debut in his bout against Frank Mir.

Pure also will host the after-party Saturday for UFC fighter Antonio Nogueira.

Pure's sister property, LAX, will host the after-fight party for UFC heavyweight Tim Sylvia inside the Luxor venue.

Boxers drop major cash at Privé -- Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. never has been shy when it comes to sharing some of his millions in local nightclubs.

On Saturday, he showed up at Privé inside the Planet Hollywood Resort, where he proceeded to purchase three magnums of Perrier-Jouet Rose champagne. Mayweather also "made it rain" at Privé, showering the dance floor crowd with $5,000.

But Mayweather seems to have a challenger in the celebrity champagne wars in fellow boxer Zab Judah, who took bottle purchasing to another level at Privé.

Judah took a pretty good blow to his bank account, buying 50 bottles of Dom Perignon.

Look for these two pals to continue their friendly battle on the nightclub circuit.

Sightings of the weekend -- At The Bank (Bellagio) for Saturday's grand-opening party: actor Eddie Murphy, actor Adrien Brody and model/girlfriend Elsa Pataky, actress Emmanuelle Chriqui, actors Kyle MacLachlan and Kevin Connolly, MTV reality stars Lauren Conrad and Audrina Patridge, actors Gary Dourdan and Billy Burke, actress Shar Jackson, actor Justin Bartha, adult entertainment star Jenna Jameson and boyfriend/UFC fighter Tito Ortiz, actress Joanna Garcia, and Miss America pageant judges Sarah Ivens, Trace Ayala and Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

Also at Privé Saturday: Murphy, Connolly, Brody, Jackson, Patridge, socialite Kim Kardashian and boyfriend/New Orleans Saints star Reggie Bush, actors Mario Lopez and Kevin Dillon, model/actress Stacey Keibler, actor Anthony Michael Hall, MySpace founder Tom Anderson, celebrity bodyguard Chuck Zito and Houston Texans safety Glenn Earl.

At Pure on Saturday: Music star Ashanti, who hosted the evening's festivities, Mike Tyson, Washington Redskins star Marcus Washington and members of the NHL's Colorado Avalanche and San Jose Sharks.

At Saturday's grand opening of the Hawaiian Tropic Zone inside the Miracle Mile Shops: Dillon, Connolly, Keibler, Patridge, Lopez, Conrad, Carmen Electra, Penthouse Pet Jamie Hammer, Playboy cover models Dana Dicillo and Vanessa Raia, and rocker Steven Van Zandt.

Singer Adam Levine of Maroon 5, stopped by the Playboy Club (Palms) Jan. 25 with a group of friends.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brady Quinn, checked out Tryst Jan. 25 inside Wynn Las Vegas.

Actress Leighton Meester, from the TV show "Gossip Girl," hosted the evening's festivities Jan. 25 at Tao.

Jeremy Pond covers the nightclub scene for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Vegas Confidential. His column appears Fridays in Neon and online at and He can be reached at 383-0298 or via e-mail at