The stars were out last night at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino grand opening in Las Vegas. Thos in attendance included Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Tom Jones, Pamela Anderson, Patrick Swayze, Nelly, Danny Devito and Rhea Perlman, David Hasselhoff, Orlando Jones, Monique Coleman, Chris Kirkpatrick and “Pushing Daisies'” Kristin Chenoweth, Chi McBride and Lee Pace.
The resort, formerly the Aladdin, has been newly and completely renovated and includes 2,600 rooms, 15 restaurants including Koi and Strip House and 170 specialty shops and houses memorabilia valued at over $20 million. The new resort aims to be an interface between Hollywood and Las Vegas, serving as a venue for movie premieres, TV and film production and poker tournaments. Planet Hollywood founder and CEO Robert Earl, who is one of the investors, says “It’s contemporary and a 24-hour party. We’ve created a unique backdrop for relations between Vegas and Hollywood, and we now have a $2 billion asset on the Strip with our trademark.”