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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.
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.
Photo: Mayor Carolyn Goodman is flanked by Chippendales a
Robin Leach vs. Carolyn Goodman at Slotzilla; Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest
Monday, December 1, 2014
It’s a battle of epic proportions: Mayor Carolyn Goodman and I have challenged each other in a dare to fly the zipline above Fremont Street. Each of us will donate $5,000 to Opportunity Village if the other is brave enough to take the flying ride at Slotzilla.
Photo: The Quad headliner comedy juggler Jeff Civillico p
Jeff Civillico’s fundraising Headliners Bash takes over Penn & Teller Theater
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Our Strip showbiz stars have big and generous hearts, and Linq Hotel headliner comedy juggler Jeff Civillico on Friday brings them all together at Penn & Teller Theater in the Rio for his annual Headliners Bash.
Photo: Santa Claus, Jace Crispin of Chippendales at the R
Great Santa Run: Hostess Holly Madison, mayor’s $10K challenge, grand marshals Chippendales
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Opportunity Village:
Along with marking 10 years of the Great Santa Run, Opportunity Village is commemorating its 60th anniversary. The beloved nonprofit provides unparalleled opportunities, enrichment and support to nearly 3,000 valley residents with disabilities and their families.
Photo: Willie Robertson, his wife Korie Robertson, Missy
The quack attack uproots ‘MJ’ and ‘Rat Pack,’ but they’ll be back
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
This is a full-scale, authorized, licensed and big-budget musical in which the Robertsons are to be played by actors who can sing and dance. One of the show’s producers is Tommy Mottola, the Sony music exec and former husband of Mariah Carey. So this is a show that has some serious ...
Photo: Willie Robertson, his wife Korie Robertson, Missy
Veteran Broadway team behind ‘Duck Dynasty’ musical; 14 original songs?
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The 90-minute production with actors playing members of the Robertson reality-TV show family will be a celebration of their rags-to-riches saga and is based on the family book written by Willie and Korie Robertson published in 2012.

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