Stars of 'Sharknado 4' take bite out of red carpet in Las Vegas

Posted at 1:18 PM, Aug 01, 2016

The fourth installment of Syfy's popular "Sharknado" made its premiere on Sunday and most of the movie's big stars were in Las Vegas, which is featured in the first 20 minutes of the movie, to party.

Dozens of the movie's stars, including Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Ryan Newman, Cody Linley, David Faustino, Mindy Robinson, Rib Hillis, Christopher and his brother Nicholas Shone, Scott "Carrot Top" Thompson and the Chippendales, walked the red carpet in front of an eager crowd of Sharnado fans and multiple media outlets.

Other celebrities attending the event including "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kim Richards, actress and philanthropist Jena Sims, "Biggest Loser" trainer Dolvett Quince and mixed martial artist Randy Couture.

The red carpet and party took place at the Stratosphere Las Vegas, renamed Shark World Casino for the movie. The movie opens with star Ian Ziering and the Shepard family arriving in Las Vegas for a family reunion. It doesn't take long for the sharks to appear and Las Vegas to be left in ruins.

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After the red carpet, the movie's stars and fans gathered in a theater at the Stratosphere casino to watch the movie. Cheers and applause were plentiful throughout the 1 hour and 25-minute movie while the crowd enjoyed cocktails, movie popcorn, pretzels and, appropriately, Goldfish crackers.

After the movie, the party continued with an after-party at Stratosphere's rooftop pool.

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VIP guests were treated to mountains of shrimp, more cocktails, grilled vegetables, pasta and a variety of deserts. The movie's stars roamed about the area, eating and drinking and chatting.

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The general public also had an opportunity to attend the after-party, which was a fundraiser for The Animal Foundation, a local nonprofit that provides for animals in need. For $15, the public could lounge around the pool (or get in it), take photographs of the stars on a poolside red carpet, sip on cocktails and enjoy snacks, watch the movie and enjoy various shark-themed surprises.

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Many Las Vegas stars and other personalities also made cameo appearances in the movie including Scott "Carrot Top" Thompson, Vince Neil, UFC fighters Frank Mir and Roy Nelson, Adrian Zmed, Wayne Newton, newspaper columnists Norm Clarke and Christopher Lawrence, the world-famous Chippendales, Strip headliner Frank Marino and his Divas, and Susan Anton.