Fight Night festivities at the Palms
Florence Anthony | 9/19/2013, 2:08 p.m.
Fight Night brought out a bevy of superstars to the Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas on Sept. 14, as hip-hop legend Sean “Diddy” Combs hosted an over-the-top “Fight Night After Party” alongside his closest celebrity friends at Palms Pool and Rain Nightclub. Known for bringing an entourage of celebrity pals, Diddy celebrated Mayweather’s victory over Alvarez with guests including Tyga, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Bow Wow, Lil’ Wayne, Meek Mill, Flo Rida, Lil’ Kim and Claudia Jordan. The crowd went crazy around 4 a.m. when Diddy, Ross, Tyga, 2 Chainz and Meek Mill hit the stage to perform.
Spotted in the lounge at N9NE Steakhouse before heading over to Diddy’s party separately were athletes James Harden of the Houston Rockets, Jason Terry of the Boston Celtics, Mike Bibby of the New York Knicks and Antonio Cromartie of the New York Jets.
Sept. 14 was the day for two star-studded A-list celebrity weddings. Miami Heat star LeBron James wed his high school sweetheart and the mother of his two sons, Savannah Brinson, in San Diego, Calif., and crooner John Legend tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen, in Italy.
Brinson and LeBron’s sons, LeBron Junior and Bryce, looked on as their parents said, “I do.” The newlyweds’ nuptials took place in front of 200 guests, including Beyoncé and Jay Z, who performed “Crazy in Love” at the reception.
Exchanging vows with Legend in Lake Como, Italy, Teigen wore three Vera Wang original dresses in front of a roster of chicsters, including Kanye West, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder and model Brooklyn Decker.
On Sept. 12, Jennifer Hudson celebrated her 32nd birthday with an 1980s-themed party in Chicago, attended by celebrity friends Tweet, KeKe Wyatt, Chrisette Michele, celebrity hairstylist Kiyah Wright and her fiancé, David Otunga. JHud looked fabulous in a sexy one-piece, Boss belt and leather cap.
It was a fun-filled football fete in the Big Apple on Sept. 15 at McDonald’s new Mighty Wings party on West 33rd Street in Manhattan. Music was provided by DJ Ruckus. Celebs who stopped by and watched the Manning Bowl included Jenny McCarthy, Eve, Erik Estrada, Joe Manganiello, Adrienne Bailon and Metta World Peace. Athletes, celebrities and partygoers sampled the new Mighty Wings, adding some spice to the start of the NFL season.
President Barack Obama will be the keynote speaker during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 43rd annual Legislative Conference ALC Phoenix Awards Dinner. The dinner is the signature event of a four-day conference focusing on public policy impacting Black communities in America and abroad. It is scheduled for Sept. 21 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The dinner will honor former President Bill Clinton, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings and Elaine Jones. MNSBC host Tamron Hall and actor Wendell Pierce will emcee.