Sarah Larson's modeling career is moving to the next level.
Two weeks after the Las Vegas model split with George Clooney, Larson has been named the fashion face of Christian Audigier's new couture line.
The French designer founded the Ed Hardy clothing line and has been credited with being the main force behind the success of making Von Dutch trucker caps fashionable. "She is a fresh, elegant and classy girl," Audigier told People magazine.
Meanwhile, it was announced Friday that Pure Management Group is partnering with the designer on Christian Audigier the Nightclub at Treasure Island.
Reports surfaced last week that Audigier and Michael Jackson are collaborating on a clothing line that will be unveiled at the July Fourth grand opening of the club in the former Tangerine nightclub space.
In another development involving Jackson, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Colony Capital founder Thomas Barrack, who bought the loan on Neverland Ranch, wants the pop icon to sell the property as a first step in rehabilitating his image.
The Journal said Colony Capital, which owns the Las Vegas Hilton, is in discussions with Jackson to perform up to 180 nights a year.
Jackson has indicated that might to be too physically taxing and discussed an alternative: performing 20 to 30 times a year, possibly with his brothers.
Britney Spears, spotted walking out of The Mirage villas and into the tops-optional Bare pool lounge on Saturday. Late Friday she attended the CineVegas film festival at Simon at Palm Place, joining Palms owner George Maloof, her father, Jamie, and friends in a poolside cabana, where she was spotted drinking water. ... Over at Privé (Planet Hollywood Resort), Spears' ex Kevin Federline accepted a "Father of the Year" trophy from the club, while partying with his divorce attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan. ... "Spamalot" star John O'Hurley had 'em roaring Saturday with his portrayal of a UPS delivery man, complete with short shorts, during the 22nd Golden Rainbow Ribbon of Life production at Paris Las Vegas. Another big ovation came when a number of the 300 performers put on a show with their kids. ... New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, drinking Jack Daniels and Diet Coke with his Kobe burger at N9NE Steakhouse (Palms) on Friday. He's in town for the NetJets corporate event at Wynn Las Vegas, where Danny Gans performed Saturday in front of an audience that included Steve Wynn, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Wayne Gretzky, George Lucas and Steve Martin. ... Andre Agassi and wife Steffi Graf, in the crowd at the Marc Cohn concert Friday night at Ovation at Green Valley Ranch resort. ... Michael Jordan's ex-wife, Juanita Jordan, on a girls' weekend at Blush (Wynn) on Friday. At another table: Richard "Rip" Hamilton of the Detroit Pistons. ... Marcus Stroud, celebrating his 30th birthday (June 25) 10 days early Friday at the 40/40 Club (Palazzo). Also there: Comedian Eddie Griffin, Marcus Wiley, Dennis Northcutt and Mike Peterson of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Deon Grant of the Seattle Seahawks. ... Roseanne Barr, taking in "Jersey Boys" (Palazzo) on Friday with friends. ... Singer and songwriter Erykah Badu, at LAX nightclub (Luxor) on Friday for her official after-concert party. ... At Pure (Caesars Palace) on Friday: Duane Chapman, aka "Dog the Bounty Hunter," with friends. ... Rock group Panic at the Disco and members of Rev Theory, at the Palms Pools & Bungalows on Friday. ... Don Stark, who played Bob Pinciotti in "That 70's Show," dining Friday at Lawry's, where his sister is one of the restaurant managers. He's in town for his daughter's softball tournament.
THE PUNCH LINE
"One of the Laker Girls looks suspiciously like Pete Rose." -- From David Letterman's Top Ten Signs an NBA Game Is Fixed