Scott Harrison/Special to the Sun
Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 | 1:12 p.m.
Yes or no? It’s not a difficult question.
Yet Kim Kardashian refused to say last night whether her younger sister, Khloe, is engaged to L.A. Lakers forward Lamar Odom.
“I’m not commenting on Khloe and Lamar right now,” she said while attending the opening of Pink’s Hot Dogs at Planet Hollywood.
Rumors began swirling on Thursday about Khloe Kardashian and her basketball-playing beau. While E! News reported the two were discussing engagement rings, People.com suggested yesterday that an engagement ring was already on the youngest Kardashian sister’s finger.
“Khloe Kardashian to Marry L.A. Lakers Player,” the People.com headline proclaimed. The subsequent story cited two unnamed sources and stated, “the couple are currently planning their wedding.”
While last night’s red carpet event at Planet Hollywood may have seemed like the perfect place to set the record straight, the middle sister of the scandal-prone, attention-loving Kardashian trifecta was uncharacteristically quiet.
“I can’t confirm or deny,” the small screen star-slash-socialite smiled.
Yet it’s not a lack of knowledge that kept Kardashian from commenting. She apparently spent the better part the day with her little sister before coming to Las Vegas for last night’s event.
“I was with her all day, we had a photo shoot,” she said.
The brunette beauty did, however, say that she approves of her little sister’s boyfriend-slash-possible-fiancé.
“Lamar is an amazing person,” she said, adding, “He’s got to know all of us, we’ve all spent a lot of time with him.”
All in all, “he’s a good guy,” she concluded.
Kardashian also revealed that her possible future brother-in-law will be coming to Las Vegas today, along with the rest of the Kardashian brood.
The decidedly un-Bradylike bunch will watch the Mayweather-Marquez matchup together tonight at MGM Grand.
Though Kardashian admittedly didn’t know the names of the fighters who will face-off in the ring this evening, she said she will root for the underdog, whoever that may be.
Khloe Kardashian, 25, has been dating the 29-year-old L.A. Laker for about a month now. Previous to this, she was linked to Rashad McCants of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Neither of the two lovebirds have been married, though Odom has two children with former longtime girlfriend, Liza Morales.
Kim Kardashian previously said her sister and Odom are "very, very happy.”
“They've been together a few weeks, and are literally inseparable,” she told People earlier this month. “Khloe thinks he's amazing and makes her laugh and smile constantly."
While Kim Kardashian has dabbled in dating professional athletes, she recently swore off sporty guys. The 28-year-old has self-imposed a “no more athletes” rule, which effectively dashes any hopes of a reunion with her ex, New Orleans Saint Reggie Bush.
One thing that is guaranteed, however, is that all eyes will be on the Kardashian clan this evening.
Kardashian ended last night’s Khloe-engagement talk on a playful note.
“We’re going to see how it unfolds,” she said, flashing yet another sweet-yet-coy smile.
Will there be a ring, or will there be a bare finger? Only time (and good celeb-scoping vision) will tell.
Melissa Arseniuk writes about Las Vegas entertainment and celebrity events. She can be reached at 702-948-7823 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catering to the young and modern crowd, Planet Hollywood is a one-stop shop for entertainment with its massive shopping mall, slew of restaurants, spacious casino and clubs.
The ambiance of the casino is retro-chic meets high-tech with black granite floors throughout and colorful LED lights throughout the space. The theme carries into the 100,000 square-foot casino with 250 flat screens topping off slot machines. The casino is also home to 87 tables, a sports book and a poker room.
There's also the Miracle Mile Shops, one Vegas' largest malls, with 140 stores including BCBG Max Azaria, bebe, Urban Outfitters and The Discovery Channel Store.
Following an afternoon of shopping, guests can satisfy their appetites at one of the gourmet restaurants in Planet Hollywood, like the non-traditional approach to steakhouses at Strip House or check out the exotic Far East motif at KOI restaurant and lounge. And if guests are still looking for more, they can spend the after hours at Privé, Triq or Krave nightclubs.
Perhaps one of the resorts biggest attractions came in March with the addition of "Peepshow." The naughty twist on the story of Little Bo Peep is modern-day spin on the run-of-the-mill Vegas topless review. The "Peepshow" stage has seen visiting celebs like Scary Spice Mel B, "Dancing with the Stars" Kelly Monaco and Playboy's Holly Madison.