Mohegan Sun Celebrates 15th Anniversary With Exclusive Sold Out Performance by Jennifer Lopez

Lea Michele, Regis Philbin, Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo, Jaime Pressly, Donnie Wahlberg, Kenny Wormald, and Others Made Appearances Over the Weekend

Oct 23, 2011, 03:41 ET from Mohegan Sun

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mohegan Sun celebrated its 15th anniversary with a star-studded weekend that included a sold out performance by the sensational Jennifer Lopez. Lopez delivered a spectacular show with her popular hits like Love Don't Cost A Thing, Let's Get Loud, On The Floor and her new single Papi. Surprise guests Fat Joe and DJ Enuff had the crowd going wild.

Celebrities in attendance throughout the weekend included Glee's Lea Michele, Terrence Howard, Nick Lachey & Vanessa Minnillo, Donnie Wahlberg, Kenny Wormald, Jaime Pressly, Maria Menounos, Jesse Metcalfe, Hugo Becker, Tinsley Mortimer and Kelly Bensimon.  Appearances by Chefs Todd English, Bobby Flay, Jasper White, and Buddy Valastro, Dancing with the Stars Mary Murphy, Regis and Joy Philbin, Susan Lucci, poker extraordinaire Beth Shak, and performances by Stephen Stills, Port Chuck, and Dierks Bentley. In addition, MTV's Jersey Shore castmates, Sammi, Ronnie and Deena participated in a meet and greet with fans and appeared in Mohegan Sun's Ultra 88 nightclub, adding excitement to the weekend.

DJ Kiss, a staple on the New York nightlife scene and celebrity favorite, headlined a star-studded after party in Ballo Italian Restaurant and Social Club, Mohegan Sun's newest restaurant and lounge.

"Mohegan Sun is so pleased to give back to the people who have supported us over the last 15 years," said Mitchell Etess, CEO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority. "It was a thrill to host such great celebrities and our good friends."

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Friday, October 21

EVENT NAME: Mohegan Sun's 15th Anniversary Celebration - Day 1      

Saturday, October 22

EVENT NAME: Mohegan Sun's 15th Anniversary Celebration - Day 2      

EVENT NAME: Jennifer Lopez Special Concert at Mohegan Sun's 15th Anniversary Celebration      

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