Justin Timberlake and his posse went with a mixed theme of “Rat Pack” and “Mad Men” fashion for his Las Vegas bachelor party on Thursday.
Timberlake, who is engaged to actress Jessica Biel, wore a black suit, a bow tie and topped it off with a 1960s fedora.
And fittingly, Timberlake started the evening at Sinatra restaurant at Wynn Las Vegas.
About midnight, the 25-strong bachelor bash moved to Surrender, where the weekly Splash Dance party was under way.
While Timberlake remained out of sight in a bungalow that overlooked the Strip, several of his friends joined the pool party – not to be confused with Prince Harry’s idea of a pool party – after changing into swimsuits.
Music producer Timbaland and his wife, Monique, stopped by to say hello.
About 2 a.m. they showed up at Tryst, where Timberlake was seated near Ryan Seacrest’s table.
Timberlake, 31, returns next week to host the PGA Tour’s Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
His wedding date has not been announced.
HICKS GETS EXTENSION
“American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks was on the telephone – and cloud nine – Friday after signing a one-year extension at Bally’s.
The new contract starts Oct. 17, and, when asked for the end date, he didn’t miss a beat.
“Hopefully infinity! I’m truly honored to be part the entertainment landscape of Las Vegas,” said Hicks, who was packing the 240-seat Indigo Lounge during his June 30 to Aug. 30 Las Vegas debut as a headliner.
He has been blown away by “how supportive the entertainment community has been.”
Three weeks ago the blues and soul singer was a featured entertainer at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., and hung out with Clint Eastwood.
“It’s been quite a month,” said Hicks, who won Season 5 of “American Idol” on May 24, 2006, seven months after his audition in Las Vegas.
Pop diva Rihanna showed up about midnight Thursday at the Guns and Ammo Garage, 5155 S. Dean Martin Drive, for a private shooting session. She went full automatic on the SAW , AR-15 and M4. She’s in town for the iHeartRadio Music Festival . … At Sugar Factory American Brasserie (Paris) on Thursday: Team USA’s gold medal-winning soccer team members, celebrating Rachel Buehler’s bachelorette party. The group included: Shannon Boxx, Becky Sauerbrunn, Heather Mitts and Heather O’Reilly. … At Tao Asian Bistro (Venetian) on Thursday: No Doubt members Tony Kanal , Tom Dumont and Adrian Young, with their wives. Also dining there: Mark Ballas of “Dancing With the Stars,” Colton Haynes of MTV’s “Teen Wolf” and Eliana Girard of “So You Think You Can Dance.” … At Thursday’s grand opening of Vinyl, the music venue at the Hard Rock Hotel: Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Sammy Hagar, the Sin City Sinners, Blaqk Audio and reggae artists Mishka and Anuhea.
THE PUNCH LINE
“The space shuttle is going to be driven through Los Angeles (Friday). That’s exciting. The bad news is that it’s going to be driven by Lindsay Lohan.” – Conan O’Brien.
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