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Dethroned Miss Nevada back on the scene

It didn’t take long for Katie Rees to get back in the swing of things on the nightlife scene following her recent run-in with the law.

Rees, the former Miss Nevada USA who was dethroned during her reign after racy photos of her appeared on the Internet, showed up at Sunday’s “Women of the Night” party at The Bank nightclub inside Bellagio.

Dressed in a sexy black-and-white-striped dress, Rees looked happy as ever as she mingled with fellow honorees and “Beacher’s Madhouse” producer Jeff Beacher.

It was a much better scene for Rees than it was Wednesday when the 23-year-old was arrested and jailed for around 12 hours at the Clark County Detention Center after allegedly assaulting a police officer.

Fat Joe coming to Privé — Things at Privé nightclub continue to remain hot on Mondays, with music star Fat Joe set to become the latest performer to host the weekly “Money for Nothing” party at the Planet Hollywood Resort venue.

Fat Joe has been a part of several hits, including “What’s Luv” with Ashanti and Ja Rule, “Get It Poppin” and “Lean Back.”

But the most anticipated song of the night will be “Make It Rain,” which perfectly ties in to the theme of Privé’s Monday party.

Don’t be surprised if thousands of dollars fall from the sky during his performance.

Paris taking over Pussycat Dolls Lounge — Socialite Paris Hilton will transform into a burlesque dancer during her birthday-weekend celebration as she performs tonight with the Las Vegas Pussycat Dolls at the Pussycat Dolls Lounge inside Caesars Palace.

Hilton’s 27th birthday bash will move into Pure nightclub following the performance.

Hopefully Hilton’s performance with the Pussycat Dolls will be better received than her new movie, “The Hottie & The Nottie,” which failed miserably at the box office last weekend.

Sightings of the weekend — Rapper Flo Rida performed Saturday at Privé nightclub (Planet Hollywood Resort). Also at Privé: model Kim Smith.

St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson checked out Tryst (Wynn Las Vegas) on Saturday.

Actresses Rachael Taylor and Paz Vega stopped by LAX (Luxor) on Saturday. Also at LAX: former baseball player Barry Larkin, actor Gerard Butler and illusionist Criss Angel.

Actress Rachael Leigh Cook, singer Enrique Iglesias and Mike Tyson were spotted at Pure. Cook hosted Friday’s party at LAX.

Actresses Rosario Dawson and Jamie King, “Sin City” director Robert Rodriguez with fiancee, actress Rose McGowan, and actor Louis Lombardi were among those in attendance Saturday at director Frank Miller’s surprise birthday party at the CatHouse (Luxor).

Frontman Joel Madden of music group Good Charlotte, performed a DJ set Feb. 8 at Privé. Madden, who recently welcomed a baby with Nicole Richie, received a $10,000 donation from Privé for the Richie Madden Children’s Foundation. Also at Privé: “Dancing with the Stars” alum Joey Fatone and New England Patriots wide receiver Donte Stallworth.

At Pure on Feb. 8: music star Enrique Iglesias, singer Aubrey O’Day of music group Danity Kane, Tyson, designer Faye Resnick and San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates. Iglesias also was spotted at LAX.

Singer James Blunt checked out the Playboy Club (Palms) on Feb. 8 following his concert at The Pearl at the Palms. Blunt also visited Moon nightclub (Palms).

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 jpond@reviewjournal.com.

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