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January 30, 2015

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Photo: Andre Rochat opened Andre's in 1980 in a boarding
Ben Vaughn discusses 50 years of dining in fabulous Las Vegas
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Guest Columnist:
The restaurant industry has been a major part of keeping guests happy and coming back. At its origin, the restaurant history of Las Vegas is much like its casino history. It started out rough around the edges and has blossomed.
Photo: Eric Church brings his The Outsiders World Tour to
Star Surveillance: Steven Seagal, Eric Church, Chauncey Billups, Lance Bass
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Las Vegas:
Action-film star Steven Seagal dined at Barry S. Dakake’s N9NE Steakhouse in the Palms in a party of 25. He stuck to seafood, though, with a shellfish platter that included oysters, lobster bisque and mahi mahi.
Photo: Brody Jenner and
2015 AVN/AEE: Brody Jenner, ‘X Rocks’ girls, James Deen, tonight’s parties
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Adult Entertainment:
The distractions at the 2015 AVN/Adult Entertainment Expo are 44DD-sized — some even larger — as porn princesses wearing only stockings, high heels and very little else pose for fan photos and conduct their autograph sessions.
Photo: Miss Nevada USA turned Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Hen
Strip Scribbles: Miss USA at Miss Universe; Rio turns 25; Justin Timberlake with gum
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Las Vegas:
Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez of Henderson, who went on to become our first Miss USA, has been on a whirlwind schedule with her 87 Miss Universe Pageant rivals in Florida.
Photo: On the TV set of
Q+A: ‘Monopoly’ host Billy Gardell is changing lives — $1 million at a time
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Game Shows:
Billy Gardell, who trod the nationwide touring circuit as an unknown comic for many years, will now shuttle back and forth from Hollywood filming his hit sitcom “Mike & Molly” and hosting at the Rio at least through August 2016 — and maybe even longer.
Photo: On the TV set of
Photos: Million-dollar winner$ in new ‘Monopoly’ game show at Rio
Monday, January 12, 2015
Television:
Each filmed “Monopoly Millionaires’ Club” game show hosted by Billy Gardell has an audience of 375 people, all of whom are here after winning five-day Las Vegas trips at Planet Hollywood as a prize from playing the Monopoly lottery terminal game in 23 states.
Photo: Sports Illustrated swimsuit models Chrissy Teigen,
Strip Scribbles: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue parties leave Las Vegas
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Entertainment:
Las Vegas played host to the bikini beauties of the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for three years as the glitz and glamour edition — complete with body-painted nudes — was launched.
Photo: Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand on Saturday, May 10, 20
Strip Scribbles: America’s most expensive restaurant menus; Elvis’ 80th birthday; ‘The Hangover’
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Las Vegas:
Two Las Vegas restaurants and two chefs with Las Vegas outlets have wound up on Daily Meal’s annual Top 10 list of the most expensive restaurant menus in America.
Photo: Anthony Bourdain films his CNN series Parts Unknow
Strip Scribbles: Ben Vaughn’s new downtown restaurant; Canon USA benefit; Rio turns 25
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Las Vegas:
Culinary personality and Food Network star chef Ben Vaughn is joining forces with Kent and Lance Johns of the historic Atomic Liquors & Bar on Fremont Street to open a downtown Las Vegas restaurant late spring or early summer.
Photo: The Wanted performs at The Village across from the
Strip Scribbles: The (un-)Wanted wedding? Plus, Melody Sweets’ ‘XXXMas Burlesque’
Monday, December 22, 2014
Las Vegas:
No sooner does “Absinthe’s” shock sock puppeteer go solo with her own “The Penny Pibbets Show” than The Green Fairy burlesque beauty Melody Sweets follows suit, except that the later is staying put at Caesars Palace.
Photo: The Gazillionaire and Penny Pibbets of Absinthe ce
Strip Scribbles: ‘Absinthe’ Down Under, ‘Duck Dynasty’ musical, EDC sales
Monday, December 15, 2014
Las Vegas:
I’m reliably hearing that after Australia, The Gazillionaire will travel to Europe to open two, maybe three other versions of “Absinthe” in major cities. Penny Pibbets will reportedly be with him for three months.
Photo: Rat Pack Is Back
Theater scene feels ripple as ‘Rat Pack,’ ‘MJ Live’ move to Riviera
Monday, December 15, 2014
They may have been given a later checkout time, but the shows “MJ Live” and “The Rat Pack Is Back” are leaving the Rio and headed to the Riviera.
Photo: The 2014 Opportunity Village Las Vegas Great Santa
Great Santa Run with Holly Madison, Chippendales, Wayne Newton, Olivia Newton-John
Monday, December 8, 2014
Opportunity Village:
It was a very early morning, star-studded turnout for Opportunity Village’s 10th Annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run on Saturday. Fremont Street and its cross streets were a sea of Santa-suited runners and walkers as far as the eye could see.
Metro kills robbery suspect at the Rio
Metro kills robbery suspect at the Rio
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Detectives from Metro Police's Repeat Offenders Program have been following a subject believed to be the suspect in a number of casino robberies in the Las Vegas Valley over the past several months. They learned he was at the Rio on Sunday morning and confronted him ...
Photo: In this photo provided by the South Beach Comedy F
Strip Scribbles: ‘Catch a Contractor,’ toy drive, ‘Celebrity Idols,’ Jaymes Vaughan
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Las Vegas:
Spike TV has ordered a 10-episode third season of its successful original series “Catch a Contractor” starring Adam Carolla. It will be filmed in Los Angeles and, for the first time, hit the road and travel to Las Vegas.

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