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In case there is any doubt who's headlining this party, Kevin Federline shows off his top billing at The Beatles Revolution Lounge in the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday. It's a rare appearance for the aspiring rapper, who has been in daddy mode with sons Sean Preston, 18 months, and Jayden James, 6 months, since estranged wife Britney Spears checked into rehab.
Britney Struggles in Rehab, K-Fed Heads to Vegas
Monday March 5, 2007
Britney Spears spent the weekend battling her demons at Promises Treatment Center in Malibu amid reports that she's wavering in her treatment.
Her cousin Alli was on hand to offer support, staying overnight on Friday and dropping by for visits on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
The 25-year-old singer hasn't left the facility since traveling to a friend's apartment in Culver City last Thursday to pick up a bag of new clothes that were purchased for her from the boutique Intuition.
A source says that the Spears family is worried about the troubled pop star's progress in rehab. "They hope that Britney will stay at Promises for a month, but they're nervous she might not last that long," an insider tells Us.
Meanwhile, her ex, Kevin Federline, traveled to Las Vegas for a scheduled appearance at Revolution in The Mirage Hotel & Casino, leaving his two sons, 17-month-old Sean and 5-month-old Jayden, in the care of Spears' mother Lynne.
Sporting a buzzed head that matches that of his newly shorn estranged wife, Federline arrived at the club at 12:15 a.m.
The group -- including Federline's brother, Chris, and his wife and several friends -- drank while K-Fed smoked and did a shot as the DJ played several of his songs.
Federline, 28, was on his best behavior, flirting with a waitress or two and taking photos with the club's dancers, but making sure not to spend too much time with the ladies.
At 3:45 A.M. K-Fed & Company gathered their things and disappeared into the night.
John Katsilometes shares the club scene with the underworked Kevin Federline
March 05, 2007 at 7:19:5 PST
For more than three hours late Saturday night/early Sunday morning, Kevin Federline smoked cigarettes, munched on free food (jelly beans were in the buffet), swilled Grey Goose vodka and loudly chatted up an odd assortment of friends that included Jeff Beacher and his tiny sidekick, Wee Matt.
That was about the extent of Federline's duties as host of "Let it Be" night at the Beatles Revolution Lounge at the Mirage. He strode in at midnight and ducked into a VIP area behind a sheer silver curtain, where he remained until shortly after 3 a.m.
Federline did not spin any music - that was best left to the qualified - but he did sway and bounce to a wide selection of rock, hip-hop and R&B mashes, including samples from his own rap release, "Playing With Fire." (Not to belabor the point, but this is the second time I have visited Revolution and I have yet to hear a Beatles song, or a sample of a Beatles song, or even a bartender humming a Beatles song.)
Guests in the club, which was busy but not brimming, were allowed to snap photos of the curiosity behind the curtain. Several female revelers were decked out eerily to resemble a pre-shaven Britney Spears - at times the place looked like an audition for "Legends In Concert." A particularly aggressive young blonde nearly bowled over KirvinDoak PR rep Adrianne Offerman while trying to plow her way inside the roped-off area, where Federline and his posse were yo-yoing around on stuffed white sofas.
Naturally, Federline was paid more than booze and beans to lend his name and mystifying star power to the event. Though club reps refuse to disclose appearance fees, MSNBC.com has reported Federline's asking price is $20,000 per night (or morning). He has reportedly earned $700,000 in the past four months playing off his celebrity as the anchor of the fractured Federline/Spears family. Most intriguing was the appearance of Beacher, the master promoter always willing to pounce on the strangely famous. Federline would fit in well in the new Hard Rock Hotel version of "Beacher's Madhouse" - if Beacher can afford him.