2007 CINEVEGAS OPENING NIGHT IS IN THE BOOKS… Image

Don and I had a surreal time on the red carpet prior to the Ocean’s Thirteen screening, as we were positioned about two people down from Robin Leach. So the majority of our video footage and pictures involve the Leach-meister.

The red carpet was a fun affair, in that Don and I were completely out of our element. While Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Matt Damon commanded most of the attention, Don and I got great interviews with Trevor Groth and Carrot Top. Yes, that’s right, CARROT TOP. And, my friends, the CT is a buff m**********r. We’re talking Hulk Hogan pythons for arms. Don made sure to ask him for workout tips, and CT delivered.

After the Ocean’s Thirteen screening, Don and I made our way to the after-party at the Moon Club in the Palms. While not quite the Ghostbar or Rain in year’s past, it was a fun opening night time, despite the fact we were convinced everyone was at the REAL afterparty, which we were probably not invited to.

Oh, and during our late night quest for food, we saw Matt Damon and Don Cheadle rocking the high stakes poker. Who won? Who knows, we got food. I had a chicken Philadelphia cheese steak. THINK about that for a second…

Here’s some pics from this evening, video to come after I wake up in the morning:

Wayne Newton in the house!

Ellen Barkin is still gorgeous…

…but it’s all about Brad Pitt with a glowing skull, isn’t it?

Make mine Clooney/Damon in 2007!

More pics to come later, as I grab stills from the video I shot as well as post the insightful Carrot Top interview. Will say this, I’ve got a shot of Brad Pitt that is so up close ladies will want to be near me just to taste the after-glow. Yeah… that close…

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  1. Don Lewis says:

    Last night was CRAYZY!! Mark’s right, we were way outmatched on the red carpet. I’ve been doing this for a while as has Mark, but man….it was a crush when Pitt/Cheadle/Barkin/Clooney hit the carpet…I have to admit it was pretty exciting. We were literally 5 feet away from them.

    Normally, I wouldn’t care…but these are superstars who are good at what they do. It’s not like Lindsay Lohan came down or something. These are bonafide superstars. Plus we had people crushing us on both sides and about 500 people behind us screaming “OH MY GOD!!!” It was, as Mark said, surreal.

    I’m trying to get it together…I feel weird and my throat is getting that Sundance…day 6 scratch…and it’s day 1.5. And we didn’t even drink that much last night! Wheeee!!

  2. Damn, Ellen Barkin is hot.

  3. Awesome pics Mark. Carrot Top actually lives in my town dude… I see him all the time. Dude is f*****g rip but he also wears a lot of make up, so there’s that.

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