Cheryl Burke Hosts “TAO A Go Go” Contest

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Cheryl Burke hosts "TAO A Go Go" Contest
Thursday night Cheryl Burke hosted TAO A Go Go, where 50 contestants competed for $15,000 in case. Burke, a two time winner of Dancing with the Stars dined at the Asian Bistro before heading upstairs to the nightclub to serve as master of ceremonies. Taking over a VIP table on the dance floor Cheryl chatted with Olympic star and former Dancing with the Stars contestant Apolo Anton Ohno, who was at the next table over (Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage.com www.DeniseTruscello.net)

Cheryl Burke hosts "TAO A Go Go" Contest
Cheryl Burke hosts "TAO A Go Go" Contest

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage.com www.DeniseTruscello.net.

As the competition heated up three finalists took to the TAO cat walk to show off their moves. Burke hyped the crowd, as they narrowed it down to two dancers, who took shots of Hpnotiq Harmonie before competing in the final round. Heidi Riego took home the grand prize of $10,000 while last year’s winner Donyell Browne took second place.

Cheryl Burke hosts "TAO A Go Go" Contest
Cheryl Burke hosts "TAO A Go Go" Contest

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At LAVO Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich dined with his wife and other guests in the private dining room. Also spotted dining at LAVO was MC Hammer, who enjoyed Chicken Parmigiano. Gingrich invited Hammer into the private area to say hello.

At Marquee, Drew Carey was seen in the Boom Box room. He was joined by Kathy Kinney, who played Mimi on the Drew Carey Show.

Cheryl Burke at TAO
Cheryl Burke at TAO

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Cheryl Burke at TAO
Cheryl Burke at TAO

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Apolo Ohno with Cheryl Burke at TAO
Apolo Ohno with Cheryl Burke at TAO

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Apolo Ohno with Cheryl Burke at TAO
Apolo Ohno with Cheryl Burke at TAO

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Cheryl Burke on TAO Red Carpet
Cheryl Burke on TAO Red Carpet

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