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Photo: Phil Robertson, from the television show
‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson fires another round as opening of Rio show nears
Saturday, February 28, 2015
For barbed political, cultural and theological debate, check out the Rio. Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the family that is the focus of the “Duck Dynasty” reality-TV series on A&E and the in-development musical “Duck Commander Musical” at Rio’s Crown Theater, lit up ...
Photo: Chippendales stars Jon Howes, Jaymes Vaughan, gues
Strip Scribbles: More ‘Sharknado’ with Ian Ziering; Pamela Anderson divorce
Thursday, February 19, 2015
The Strip:
Filming of the third installment of the outrageous Syfy movie series “Sharknado” began this week at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., with two-time Chippendales at the Rio guest host Ian Ziering and actress Tara Reid.
Photo: The Robertson family of
Willie Robertson heeds the call of Las Vegas in ‘Duck Commander Musical’
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
“Duck Commander Musical” charts the unlikely path to fame of the Robertson family of “Duck Dynasty” fame, the clan from Monroe, La., who parlayed a duck call — the Duck Commander — into a retail and entertainment empire.
Photo: Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson, center, and his w
‘Duck Dynasty’ musical to premiere at the Rio on April 15
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
With casting complete and rehearsals well underway in New York, the producers of the “Duck Dynasty” musical “Duck Commander Musical,” including Mariah Carey’s former husband, record mogul Tommy Mottola, have planned a world premiere at the Rio for April 15.
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
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
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.

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