Former "7th Heaven" star Jessica Biel added her celebrity wattage to a heavenly finish Sunday at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Biel, 28, watched the three-way playoff drama play out from a VIP skybox overlooking the 18th hole. Occupants were seen exploding with joy when Jonathan Byrd won it with a hole-in-one on No. 17, the fourth extra hole.
Biel, who has been dating Timberlake since 2007, was with Timberlake and his father in the skybox throughout the day. She was wearing an olive-colored jacket and long-feathered earrings and had her hair in a ponytail.
Every so often, she was seen sending a text. Tournament-goers had to turn in their PDAs upon entering the grounds, but we’re guessing she had friends in high places.
Timberlake, who was wearing a derby hat, was seen affectionately rubbing Biel’s shoulder at times.
The Scene and heard
CBS travel editor Peter Greenberg is in Las Vegas this week to report on how our town is dealing with its biggest economic challenge in its history. Joining him today for a taping of "Peter Greenberg Worldwide" at Simon at Palms Place: Mayor Oscar Goodman, Palms owner George Maloof, Palms Place chef Kerry Simon, local food critic John Curtas and yours truly. …
Get-well wishes to well-known local magician Steve Dacri, who is going home from Mountain View Hospital after 25 days recovering from emergency surgery. The Las Vegas Hilton is negotiating his return there in late November or early December.
Joe Mauer, the Minnesota Twins’ three-time batting champion, dining Saturday at Strip House in Planet Hollywood Resort in a party of 12. … Christina Aguilera, with her dance crew and friends at Tao in The Venetian after performing at Timberlake’s benefit for Shriners Hospitals for Children. Also at The Venetian: The Plain White T’s hit Lavo after their performance at the benefit. … Paris Las Vegas headliner Barry Manilow, joining Human Nature on Saturday at Tryst in Wynn Las Vegas to celebrate his collaboration with the Aussie quartet on their new album. … Actress Kirsten Dunst with a friend on Saturday at Vanity in Hard Rock Hotel. Also in the house: Actor Walter Perez, best known for his role in "Fame," celebrating with a bachelor party at Vanity. … Sean "Diddy" Combs, dancing and rapping to many of his hits while hosting Saturday at Pure in Caesars Palace after his appearance at Timberlake’s concert at Planet Hollywood Resort. … Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., having a sirloin at N9NE Steakhouse in the Palms. Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola from MTV’s "Jersey Shore," dining at Nove Italiano in the Palms, where she earlier received a cooking lesson from chef Geno Bernardo. Later she hosted at Moon. … Hugh Grant, at Tao with friends Thursday. … Eddie Trunk, host of VH1’s "That Metal Show," spotted at the UFC viewing party Saturday night at Palace Station. … Cast members of "The Lion King," celebrating at Mix Lounge in TheHotel at Mandalay Bay on Friday. Among the attendees: Kissy Simmons (Nala), Derrick Williams (Mufasa), Thom Sesma (Scar), Buyi Zama (Rafiki), and Jenali Remy, (Simba). They were celebrating the launch of the show being moved to Fridays. … Comedian Lewis Black, stopping by the Fryers Club in Hooters Hotel on Friday night.
THE PUNCH LINE
"With the discount, beer is only 18 bucks" — From David Letterman’s Top Ten Perks of Getting Into the World Series
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