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The celeb filled weekend at Tao and LAVO continued on Saturday night. At TAO, Paris Hilton celebrated her 29th birthday. Joined by boyfriend Doug Reinhardt, parents Rick and Kathy and a group of friends, Paris walked the red carpet wearing all white, with a dress by Preen, Christian Louboutin shoes and carrying a purse from her own Paris Hilton Collection line of handbags. She topped her ensemble with Chanel earrings, a gift Doug picked up for her in Paris. She chatted about her new album, new fragrance and upcoming TV projects, and when asked about wedding bells she said, “We’ll see what happens in the future but right now we are so happy to be together and we are really in love.”
The group dined under the watchful eye of TAO’s famed Buddha on a feast of Asian specialties. All gathered around when a tower of cupcakes(a gift from mom Kathy) was brought out to the table and the restaurant joined in singing “Happy Birthday”. After dinner the birthday girl commanded a VIP table in the nightclub and immediately began dancing to the sounds of DJ Vice. The parade of sweets continued with a giant cake in the club from Gimme Some Sugar and Paris got on the microphone, thanking everyone for coming to TAO to celebrate with her. DJ Vice played her single “Stars are Blind,” and her parents even got of the mic, telling the packed crowd how much they love TAO and thanking everyone. Perez Hilton also stopped by the table to wish his namesake a happy birthday and was greeted warmly by the entire family.
Former NBA pro Charles Barkley, who turned 47 on Saturday continued the party he started at TAO on Friday by taking over a VIP table in the nightclub, and former NFL player Jamie Sharper and his brother Darren Sharper of the New Orleans Saints were spotted at another VIP table on the dance floor.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., also had an early celebration for his birthday. The boxer, who turns 33 on February 24th was feted with a dinner by family and friends on the mezzanine level of the restaurant.
Brian Baumgartner from The Office dined at TAO with friends, as did Law and Order’s Chris Noth, aka Mr. Big from Sex and the City. Noth was later spotted in a sky box overlooking the nightclub, while Baumgartner joined the owner’s table on the dance floor.
Comedian Jay Mohr and wife, actress Nikki Cox visited TAO Nightclub before heading to check out the nightclub at LAVO.