We don’t want to brag, but our Faxies party Mon night at the Mandalay Bay’s Foundation Room was off da hook. Despite lots of competition from several concurrent events, we quickly reached capacity, with a Studio 54-esque line forming at the elevator leading up to the 64th floor (Was that figure skater Oxana Baiul in line as well? Whoa). Sorry to those who had to wait. Thanks to our own Doreen Price, who organized the shindig, and of course the party’s sponsor, ION Networks. Steve Rubell would have been proud. — Oxygen’s women-only lunch at the show brought in a powerful crowd again, with many dubbing it their annual favorite event at the show. "Inn Love" stars Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott mingled with guests, just 1 day after their 1st wedding anniversary and 10 weeks after the birth of their son. Spelling was bubbly and McDermott was charming, joking that he’s had this fantasy for a while. "Me, a fancy hotel, all these women, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…" Billy Joel’s talented daughter, Alexa Ray Joel (a fellow independent, Gerry Laybourne noted), performed at the event’s close. — Classy Chairman’s Reception hosted by Lifetime Mon night (kudos to Terrie Pologianis for putting it all together). — The Venetian’s aesthetics do not disappoint—especially the frescoed ceilings—and neither did TV Guide Channel’s Mon night party at the hotel’s Tao nightclub. A packed house sipped cocktails and schmoozed amid scantily-clad dancing women, when 2 hosts from the net’s "Idol Tonight" show greeted the crowd and kicked off the headliner. The band of former "American Idol" performer Chris Daughtry, appropriately called Daughtry, rushed the stage and played a spirited set of rock that lasted about an hour. CableFAX staff gave the performance mixed reviews, but there was no denying the strength and quality of Daughtry’s voice, or his stage presence and sex appeal. An animated gaggle of women in the front row gleefully watched the front man’s every move.

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