Harrah's says the pre-ticketed event was not oversold, but "an unexpected number of guests" showed up without tickets hoping to be accommodated at the door.
"We were proactive in closing the pool in an effort to avoid potential issues," according to Jennifer Weissman, VP of marketing for Harrah's, responding to our inquiry as to whether several fights had broken out after the event was shut down, as partygoers have claimed.
Atlantic City Police did not get back to us yesterday as to whether any incidents of violence were reported at the Pool at Harrah's or if any arrests were made. Refunds for ticketholders who didn't get into the Diddy party or yesterday's Harrah's event are available at wantickets.com or by phone at 212-921-2100.
Elsewhere in A.C. . . .
Lady Gaga spent the night at the Borgata after her sold-out Independence Day show at Boardwalk Hall. Gaga, friends and family relaxed in her suite and played a little blackjack, too.
"Happy 4th of July little monsters! I can smell you from backstage," Gaga Tweeted her fans from backstage. "Lipstick, whiskey, and the rat pack. F--- I love AC. X Mother Monster."
Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen of Bravo's "Real Housewives of New York City" spent the weekend at the Chelsea. The couple had bottles of wine at the C5 club and relaxed by the pool, where they took pictures with fans. Their children were also at the hotel, and the family ate at Teplitzky's and the Cabana Club Cafe. Singer Ryan Cabrera was a surprise guest at C5 on Saturday. On Sunday night DJ VH1, who tours with Lady Gaga, headed to C5 right after Gaga's show at Boardwalk Hall. Fox 29's Mike Jerrick was at C5 on Saturday and at the cafe Sunday.
* "Two of Hearts" singer Stacey Q went for filet, caprese salad and cabernet at Capriccio in Resorts Atlantic City on Friday night. She performed Saturday at the hotel's Boogie Nights club, at a '70s and '80s dance party.
Tiger works out
Tiger Woods worked out Friday and Saturday at the Ellis Athletic Center (3819 West Chester) in Newtown Square, not far from Aronimink, where the golf great competed in the AT&T National. Woods did ab exercises in the yoga room and ran on a treadmill. We're told he was friendly but declined autographs and photo ops with gym members.
Chio extends at Wired
Wired 96.5's Chio just renewed his contract and his vows. The morning host signed a deal last week to stay on at Wired for three more years. Chio, aka Tim Acosta, a New York native, has worked here for more than 12 years and says he considers the city his "adopted hometown."
Chio and wife Shawn are just back from the British West Indies, where they renewed their vows on the beach. Interestingly, Chio wore white and Shawn wore black.
Center City's Tom Mazza was at the Pittsburgh airport Saturday afternoon awaiting car service to Johnstown when a very agitated Dave Chappelle arrived without a reservation and demanded a car to Columbus, Ohio.
Mazza, a limousine-industry consultant, says he offered the comedian his car and said he would wait, but Chappelle "got agitated" and asked the limo driver for ID, before declaring he would wait in the airport bar.
TMZ.com reported Saturday that a pilot of a private plane Chappelle had chartered in New Jersey deemed him a safety risk and landed in Pittsburgh on Friday night.
Mazza told Chappelle to take his car and the "Half Baked" star "looked at me with a blank expression and didn't respond. I felt sorry for the obvious distress he was in," Mazza said.
During Mazza's drive to Johnstown, he says the driver was on the phone with a Chappelle rep and another limo driver trying to accommodate the comic. It's unclear whether Chappelle got a lift.
Blavat's birthday blowout
U.S. Rep. Bob Brady was accompanied by his brother Municipal Judge Frank Brady to Memories (Amherst & Madison) in Margate on Friday night, where club owner Jerry Blavat celebrated his 70th birthday, which was Saturday. Geno's Steaks owner Joey Vento brought hats and T-shirts for the crowd, which included The Trammps, restaurateurs such as Tony Luke Jr., Pete Ciarrocchi of Chickie's & Pete's, George Grigos of the Aramingo Diner (3656 Aramingo), Peter McAndrews of Modo Mio (161 W. Girard) and Paesano's (152 W. Girard) and Chris Gualtieri of Barrels in Margate, who all provided food for the party as well.
Defense attorneys Eddie Jacobs, Fred Perri, Chuck Peruto Jr., Carmen Nasuti and Carl Poplar were also part of the crowd, as was former Borgata prez Larry Mullin.
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