Here’s Your Chance to Go Beyond the Velvet Rope (PHOTOS)

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Katy Perry got lucky in West Hollywood this week – but it’s not what you think.

The singer won a host of casino-themed games at an L.A. bash debuting her brand-new flavor of popchips. Kind of appropriate for a pop star, right?

Meanwhile, Selena Gomez celebrated her Nylon magazine cover with a little help from her friends.

Want more details on these celebrity sightings and more? Join us as we go beyond the velvet rope – and see all the action in our photo gallery!


THE WHO: Katy Perry

THE WHAT: Trying her hand at slot machines and Blackjack  — and asking the card dealer,“Are you sure you know how to deal?” Hey, she was just kidding.

THE WHERE: The casino-themed launch of her brand-new popchips flavor, Katy’s Kettle Corn, in West Hollywood

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Hit us again – we love Blackjack.


THE WHO: Ben Affleck

THE WHAT: Having a toast with his best pal, Matt Damon

THE WHERE: The Moet & Chandon Lounge at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: We just watched Good Will Hunting on Netflix last weekend. Ahhh, memories.


THE WHO: Kate Hudson and her fiancé, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy

THE WHAT: Enjoying a Svedka vodka cocktail – or two – at Muse’s Mexican-themed afterparty following the group’s show at the Staples Center

THE WHERE: Harry Morton’s Pink Taco on the Sunset Strip

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Katy Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio, Steven Tyler, Aaron Paul, Jim Carrey, Emile Hirsch and Kevin Connelly were there too!


THE WHO: Selena Gomez

THE WHAT: Celebrating her Nylon magazine cover, and signing a Coach “Selena” bag as part of an online auction for CharityBuzz, with pals Ashley Tisdaleand Ashley Benson

THE WHERE: Soho House in Los Angeles

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: We’d ask what really went on with Beiber. Yeah, we’re nosy like that.


THE WHO: Ice-T and Coco

THE WHAT: Enjoying a late-night meal of steak and truffle fries

THE WHERE: STK Midtown’s one-year anniversary bash in NYC

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Who doesn’t want to bask in the glow known as Coco?


THE WHO: Taylor Dayne!

THE WHAT: Providing a (much-needed) dose of the ‘80s

THE WHERE: The STK Midtown bash

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Surely she sang “Tell it to My Heart.” And if you don’t know that one, put on your dancing shoes and watch the video below. (Editor’s note: please excuse her hair…it was the ’80s).