Hate the day sweethearts across the country adore?
Well, head to 4949 Lounge inside Santa Fe Station on Thursday for the “Cupid Is Stupid” party. The event, which starts at 9 p.m., has all sorts of anti-Valentine’s Day things planned for those who absolutely despise one of the greeting card industry’s favorite days of the year.
You can even set your former flame ablaze (not literally) at the party if you’d like. Any patron who brings a picture of their ex and places it in the “burn box” gets a free drink.
There will be free tarot card readings and drink specials for guests. Miss Joy — arguably one of the finest to grace the turntables in the city — provides the sounds.
Reality star ‘New York’ fights beau at Privé — Tiffany Pollard, better known as “New York” on the VH1 reality show “I Love New York,” got into a lovers’ quarrel Feb. 1 at Privé inside the Planet Hollywood Resort.
Pollard jumped ugly with her beau, Tailor Made, whom she selected as the winner of the show’s second season. After slapping her fiancé, Pollard proceeded to drench him with champagne. Moments after the outburst, Pollard drastically changed her tune and pleaded for forgiveness after following him to the bathroom as he attempted to clean himself up.
Danity Kane singer celebrates birthday at Pure — Aubrey O’Day of the music group Danity Kane hosts her 24th birthday party tonight at Pure inside Caesars Palace. DJ AM will be on the turntables.
Paris brings clothing line party to LAX — She’s back. And it’s almost like Paris Hilton never left.
The socialite, who seems to have made Las Vegas her second home, returns Wednesday as she celebrates the introduction of her fall 2008 clothing collection at LAX inside the Luxor.
Casting calls set for pool hot spots — It’s only February, but it’s time to start thinking about summer fun as pool party spots have scheduled casting calls for employment.
The Hard Rock Hotel will host an open casting for all positions Saturday for “Rehab,” the resort’s ever-popular weekly Sunday event. The casting, which runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., will take place inside the hotel’s Body English.
Down on the Strip, Bare Pool Lounge hosts its casting Monday poolside at The Mirage venue. Applicants should stop by between noon and 5 p.m. at Bare. For more information, log on at www.barepool.com.
Mardi Gras party at PollyEsthers — Break out your beads. It’s time for Mardi Gras — Vegas style.
PollyEsthers hosts “Mardi Gras 2008” tonight inside the Stratosphere. All you need is $40, which gets you an open bar all night and admission to the nightclub.
Sightings of the weekend — New York Yankees star Derek Jeter caught the Super Bowl with friends Sunday at the Playboy Club (Palms). Early Saturday, Jeter was spotted playing $200-$800 hands of blackjack there. Jeter also was seen at LAX on Feb. 1 and Saturday.
Music star Cassidy performed his song “My Drink N’ My 2 Step” at Poetry nightclub Saturday inside the Forum Shops at Caesars.
Supermodel May Anderson hosted the evening’s festivities Saturday at Privé with UFC fighter Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, who reportedly was offered $2,000 for his necklace by a patron in the men’s bathroom.
Jay-Z and Kanye West hung out in Jay-Z’s private suite Saturday at 40/40 Club (Palazzo) before moving the party to a skybox.
Model Vida Guerra danced with 15 girlfriends at 40/40 Club on Feb. 1.
Baseball star Barry Bonds stopped by Tryst on Feb. 1 inside Wynn Las Vegas.
Toronto Blue Jays teammates Scott Rolen and Frank Thomas visited Blush Boutique Nightclub (Wynn Las Vegas) on Feb. 1. Also at Blush: wrestling star The Undertaker and members of rap group Wu-Tang Clan.
Rick and Kathy Hilton, parents to Nicky and Paris Hilton, checked out Pure on Feb. 1.
Actress/model April Scott celebrated the release of her 2008 calendar Feb. 1 at Jet (Mirage). Also at Jet: Comedian Artie Lange, Howard Stern show producer Gary Dell’Abate and “Beacher’s Madhouse” producer Jeff Beacher.
Jeremy Pond covers the nightclub scene for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Vegas Confidential. His column appears Fridays in Neon and online at www.lvrj.com and www.normclarke.com. He can be reached at 383-0298 or via e-mail at email@example.com.THIS WEEK’S HOT SPOTS
Here’s a quick look at the places to be:
LAX — Actress Rachael Leigh Cook hosts the evening’s festivities at the Luxor venue.
Tabu — Tony Arzadon and Nathan Scott create the sounds, along with live vocals from Jessica Lynn and live percussion by the Mamba Kings, at the “Confession” event inside the MGM Grand hot spot.
Revolution — The Mirage lounge welcomes Smashbox (aka Alex Terranova) to the “Hacienda” soiree, featuring DJs Oscar Molina and Double Down Charlie Brown.
Body English — DJ Fedde Le Grand hits the turntables at the Godskitchen party inside the Hard Rock Hotel venue.
— By JEREMY POND