The 8 most ridiculous celebrity DJs in Las Vegas
It seems like nowadays anyone who's ever been on TV is taking a turn as a celebrity DJ -- often at some of Sin City's best nightclubs and pool parties -- and while we''re sure they're doing it 'cause they love music and not easy money, it can't help but create the perception that if the people on our list of Vegas's eight most ridiculous celebrity DJs can do it, then anyone can.
Crystal HefnerWhy she’s famous: She got engaged to Hugh Hefner but called it off just days before the wedding. They tried again months later and this time went through with it.
Where you can/could see her DJ: She actually has a Summer residency poolside at the Hard Rock
What song she should play: “She Works Hard for the Money” by Donna Summer
Odds of long-term success: Better than average, but would probably do best performing at Real Housewives viewing parties
TabooWhy he’s famous: He competes with someone else to be the third most famous member of the Black Eyed Peas
Where you can/could see him DJ: He plays regularly at the Palms
What song he should play: Anything by the Black Eyed Peas
Odds of long-term success: Good. At least this guy’s a musician… right?
Gabe SaportaWhy he’s famous: He’s the dude from Cobra Starship -- the band best known for the male revue stripper anthem “Good Girls Go Bad”
Where you can/could see him DJ: He’s been around… doing sets at Haze, Bank, and recently, he played poolside on Memorial Day weekend at the Palms
What song he should play: “Pete Wentz is the Only Reason We’re Famous”, which is a real song by Cobra Starship
Odds of long-term success: Depends on the long-term success of Cobra Starship... so, not that good
Paris HiltonWhy she’s famous: You know
Where you can/could see her DJ: She played New Year’s Eve at Hyde Bellagio
What song she should play: “Stars Are Blind” -- her song from 2006 that was actually a minor radio hit
Odds of long-term success: Good. Actually, uncomfortably good. She’s been getting big bucks and regular gigs around the world doing this (around the world = Atlantic City).
Brody JennerWhy he’s famous: Nepotism. He’s the son of Bruce Jenner and thus related to all the Kardashians and half the people on reality television
Where you can/could see him DJ: He just had his first gig in Vegas in July at Hyde Bellagio and is lined up to play the Hard Rock in August
What song he should play: Kim Kardashian’s stab at a hit song “Jam (Turn It Up)”. He might be one of the few people who has ever heard it
Odds of long-term success: Better than Kim and Kanye’s marriage… but still not so good
Shaquille O’NealWhy he’s famous: He’s Shaq
Where you can/could see him DJ: He made his DJ debut at Chateau in June
What song he should play: “I Know I Got Skillz” from his rap album Shaq Diesel
Odds of long-term success: Great. Wouldn’t you go to a party where Shaq was the frickin’ DJ?
Dan ReynoldsWhy he’s famous: He's the singer of Imagine Dragons, which is pretty much the biggest rock band in the world right now
Where you can/could see him DJ: He played an after-party set inside Body English at the Hard Rock in December -- during the same weekend his band was playing sold out shows at The Joint inside the same casino
What song he should play: His band’s mega-hit “Radioactive” -- just in case there’s one person in the audience who hasn’t heard it yet
Odds of long-term success: His main gig is going ridiculously well right now, so who knows?
Taryn ManningWhy she’s famous: She's an actress whose biggest role has been being an inmate on Orange Is the New Black, the show where girls hook up in jail for the benefit of Netflix subscribers
Where you can/could see her DJ: She just played the pool at the Palms in July
What song she should play: “Prison Sex” by Tool
Odds of long-term success: Maybe okay. She has a long history in the music biz singing for the band Boomkat, so this might not just be a passing fancy.