James packs a celebrity punch for casino opening

IT’S nice to have friends in high places…

Australian billionaire businessman James packer has hosted some of his closest celeb friends for the opening of his new Studio City casino in Macau.

Girlfriend Mariah Carey, pictured, was by his side on the red carpet..


While US film director Martin Scorsese and two of his favourite leading men, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio also celebrated the opening of the $4.5 billion ritzy venue.

Their latest project, The Audition, had its world premiere at the event.

The most expensive short film ever made is set in Macau, Manila and Japan and revolves around the casting of a fictional film. The three men all play themselves, while Brad Pitt also features.