Actress suffers unwanted visitor

An intruder who entered a Las Vegas penthouse suite while "General Hospital" star Kelly Monaco was sleeping was quickly apprehended by police, a source said.

Monaco, who won the first season of "Dancing With the Stars" and co-stars with Spice Girl Mel B in "Peepshow" at Planet Hollywood Resort, was asleep but then heard someone rummaging in her living room area at the hotel.

"It was a random act. She was not targeted," and she did not encounter the burglar, the source said.

The incident occurred early Thursday, and a man was arrested that same day, the source said.

Scene and Heard

A first? Britney Spears and Paris Hilton in Las Vegas on the same weekend, and nothing scandalous happened (that we know of). Spears, said to be on a short leash, had her after-party at Phil Maloof's rooftop suite at Palms Place early Sunday, with jugglers and contortionists providing the "Circus" theme.

The 50-some attendees included Robin Antin's Pussycat Dolls, Spears manager Larry Rudolph, with dancers and performers from Spears' "Circus" tour. Spears' father, Jamie, took Hilton and sister Nicky backstage for a post-concert chat. The Hiltons were accompanied by Paris' beau, Doug Reinhardt, and pal Jeff Beacher, frontman for "Beacher's Madhouse."


At XS nightclub, in Encore, on Saturday: the Hilton sisters, arriving about 3 a.m. with poker star David Williams and Beacher. "American Idol" judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson, with "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest, for the second night in a row. Also at XS: reality TV star Beau Beasley of "Big Brother."... Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger, in a cabana at Tao Beach, in The Venetian, on Sunday. Jorge Garcia of "Lost" took in the scene on Saturday. ... At Poetry, in the Forum Shops at Caesars, on Saturday: the cast of "Lion King," which previews May 5 at Mandalay Bay. ... At Lavo, in the Palazzo, on Saturday: the Hilton sisters, Garcia, Stacy Keibler of "Dancing With the Stars" and actor Dash Mihok. ... Actress Jaime King, celebrating her 30th birthday at Tao and Tao Beach over the weekend with her husband, movie director Kyle Newman, her parents and friends. ... At Lavo on Friday: actors Milo Ventimiglia and Masi Oka and Tony Award nominee Ben Chaplin at a bachelor party for Mihok. Director Brett Ratner, comedian Pauly Shore and Evan Seinfeld of The Spyderz were at a nearby table. ... At Tao on Friday: DeAnna Pappas, reality star of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette." With her group was Jeremy Anderson, who unsuccessfully vied for her love on Season 4 of "Bachelorette." ... Actor Josh Henderson of "90210" and "Desperate Housewives" fame, at The Bank on Saturday, in the Bellagio, with friends. ... At Pure on Saturday: the Pussycat Dolls. ... NFL wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh, newly acquired by the Seattle Seahawks, at the Playboy Club on Saturday with his wife and friends. Also there were Oka, Ventimiglia and Shore. ... At LAX, in the Luxor, on Saturday: Quest Crew, winners of "America's Best Dance Crew" Season 3, performing hip-hop routines. ... Rock Newman, who managed boxing champs Michael Spinks and Riddick Bowe, at Alicia Taylor's party at Simon at Palms Place to celebrate her Women of Wall Street pictorial in Playboy's May issue.


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