Photos by Al Powers
Friday night Shawn Marion and Michelle Williams hosted a celebrity poker tournament kick-off party at TAO. The Dallas Maverick forward and former UNLV standout also helped Williams celebrate her 30th birthday at the hotspot, where she made two wishes, blowing out candles in the restaurant before being surprised with another cake in the nightclub. Sports stars and celebrities gathered at TAO for the party, starting with dinner at the Asian bistro before heading up to nightclub where the large group commanded the elevated VIP area overlooking the moat and the entire club.
Among those spotted at TAO were Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat, Milwaukee Buck Drew Gooden, Jason Maxiell of the Detroit Pistons and his wife Brandy, actor Mekhi Phifer, Omarosa from The Apprentice and model Claudia Jordan from The Celebrity Apprentice. Jill Marie Jones from the TV series Girlfriends, singer LaToya Luckett and True Blood’s Natasha Alam also walked the red carpet before hitting the club. Bob Guiney from The Bachelor was joined by poker stars and Amazing Race contestants Tiffany Michelle and Maria Ho and Joe Reitman was spotted enjoying the party.
Also spotted at TAO were Alex Meraz, Tinsel Korey and Julia Jones. After dining on signature items including Lobster Wontons, Crispy Rice and Orange Chicken the Twilight Wolfpack hit the nightclub to take in the sounds of DJ Crooked.