DiCaprio and crew trot globe Dec. 31


Leonardo DiCaprio had a ridiculously awesome New Year's Eve.

He figured out a way to spend New Year's Eve with his girlfriend in Sydney, Australia, AND party with his posse in Las Vegas.

One of Hollywood's hottest bachelors celebrated in both cities by jetting 7,700 miles from Sydney to Las Vegas, a 13½ -hour flight that spanned 19 time zones.

According to the New York Post, DiCaprio, 38, was in Sydney to ring in the New Year with new girlfriend Margot Robbie, an Australian beauty who appears with him in his latest film, "Wolf of Wall Street."

He then flew to Las Vegas on a private jet provided by a Sydney casino.

Also on the flight was DiCaprio's co-star in "Wolf," Jonah Hill, Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, "Entourage" star Kevin Connolly and "Entourage" co-star Emmanuelle Chriqui.

They arrived in Las Vegas about 10 p.m., in time to take in the fireworks display from the terrace at Lavo, the Palazzo hot spot.

DiCaprio later had heads spinning during stops at Marquee (Cosmopolitan) and 1 Oak (Mirage).

Foxx put on a show at 1 Oak, where Kim Kardashian was hosting and celebrating her baby announcement with boyfriend Kanye West.

Foxx sang "Gold Digger," West's big hit that featured Foxx.

THE SCENE AND HEARD

ESPN radio, 1100 AM, announced on Wednesday that Pauly Howard is leaving the "Gridlock" show to join JT the Brick on sister station Fox Sports radio, 920 AM, immediately. ...

R&B sensations Boyz II Men, who won a slew of Grammys in the 1990s, make it official Thursday: Starting March 1, they will perform 78 shows in the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage on selected weekends.

SIGHTINGS

The 2013 Miss America contestants, being introduced at a welcoming ceremony on the mezzanine at Planet Hollywood Resort. They will be on the Fashion Show runway at 6 p.m. Saturday, part of a meet and greet. Las Vegan Lynn Weidner, Miss New Jersey 1971 and current member of the board of directors of the Miss America Organization, is mistress of ceremonies. ... Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, dining with friends at Strip House on New Year's Eve at Planet Hollywood Resort. ... At the Meatball Spot (Town Square) on Wednesday: René Angélil, husband and manager of Celine Dion, and reality stars Ice-T and Coco Austin. ... At Blue Man Group (Monte Carlo) over the New Year's holiday: Former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner, rock star Corey Taylor and comedian and actor J.B. Smoove. … Warner, with his family, at Roxy's Diner (Stratosphere) for lunch on Wednesday.

THE PUNCH LINE

"According to Forbes magazine, the Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable team in the NFL. They are worth $2 billion. So I guess that old adage, 'Winning isn't everything,' is true." - Jay Leno

Norm Clarke's column appears Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. He can be reached at 702-383-0244 or email him at norm@reviewjournal.com. Find more online at www.normclarke.com. Follow Norm on Twitter @Norm_Clarke. "Norm Clarke's Vegas," airs Thursdays on the "Morning Blend" on KTNV-TV, Channel 13.

 

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