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October 4, 2015

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Celebrity Sightings

Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

Actress and comedienne Jennifer Coolidge stars in “Broke Girls” on CBS.
Q+A: Jennifer Coolidge talks glue allergy, ‘Best in Show’ and Donald Trump
The Venetian:
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Actress Jennifer Coolidge’s voice and voluptuous curves have been memorable in numerous film and TV roles, among them “American Pie,” “Best in Show,” “Legally Blonde,” “Friends” and currently “2 Broke Girls” on CBS.
Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum perform for the crowd on the Main Stage during the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Fest on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Las Vegas Village.
Route 91 uses more than one route to appeal to masses; Phish talk abounds
Saturday, October 3, 2015
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is once more Route 91 Harvest Country Music Fest at Las Vegas Village. Huge operation. As Hilary Rodham Clinton once said, it takes, like, an entire community … a township …
Opening night of "Frank: The Man, The Music" starring Bob Anderson on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at Palazzo.
‘Frank: The Man, The Music’ to close Nov. 28 at Palazzo Theater
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Bob Anderson’s inspired production “Frank: The Man, The Music,” will not quite make Old Blue Eyes’ 100th birthday celebration. The show is closing Nov. 28, a couple of weeks shy of ...
Country singer-songwriter Jake Owen.
Q+A: Ten years on, Jake Owen says, ‘I feel like the same guy with the same love and passion for music’
Route 91 Harvest Country Music Fest:
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Country singer-songwriter Jake Owen is having a challenging year, as it has included a marital split. He made an emotional public statement onstage in Detroit Lakes, Minn., on Aug. 8, but when asked about it last week, he replied, “I’m fine. I appreciate it, man.”
Tracii Guns and drummer Jay Schellen  perform with other band members during song rehearsal for "Raiding the Rock Vault" in the LVH Theater at LVH on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
Failing bus doesn’t stop A Thousand Horses at Route 91; ‘Rock Vault’ shuffles lineup
Friday, October 2, 2015
Performing to great response as the sun goes down is A Thousand Horses, who earlier today were calling out, “My kingdom for a thousand horses,” as the band’s bus broke down en route to ...
Blake Shelton performs with his band during the Route 91 Harvest Festival at MGM Resorts Village on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014.
Celebrity preview: Florida Georgia Line, Lady A, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Jake Owen at Route 91
Las Vegas:
Friday, October 2, 2015
It’s only in its second year, but the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Fest has already established itself with superstars and their fans. More than 25,000 country enthusiasts have already guaranteed its success this weekend with a sellout each of the three days.
Country singer-songwriter Brett Eldredge.
Q+A: Brett Eldredge talks being No. 1, Taylor Swift, Darius Rucker and Miss America
Route 91 Harvest Country Music Fest:
Friday, October 2, 2015
Brett Eldredge, 29, is the reigning CMA New Artist of the Year; his last three singles, “Don’t Ya,” “Beat of the Music” and “Mean to Me,” all hit No. 1, and his latest, “Lose My Mind,” is on its way to the top; and his new album, “Illinois,” released Sept. 11, debuted at No. 1.
Buffalo chicken sandwich at Pete Rose Bar & Grill on the Las Vegas Strip.
Q+A: Pete Rose reveals plans for Strip restaurant opening in two weeks
Friday, October 2, 2015
MLB legend Pete Rose has confirmed that he’s bringing an all-American restaurant and sports bar to the center of the Las Vegas Strip. He plans a mid-October opening of the 9,000-square-foot property opposite CityCenter and Aria.
Will Smith arrives at the world premiere of "Focus" at TCL Chinese Theater on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Will Smith is getting jiggy with music again with Latin band
Thursday, October 1, 2015
The Grammy-winning rapper and Oscar-nominated actor appears on a remix of Colombian band Bomba Estereo's song, "Fiesta." The remix was released digitally on ...
Casino Entertainment Legend Award winner Jerry Lewis and Charo perform during the 2015 Casino Entertainment Awards presented by Global Gaming Expo at Vinyl on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, in the Hard Rock Hotel.
Jerry Lewis celebrates No. 93 before No. 90; where’s Miss Jackson to perform?
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Jerry Lewis wielded the shtick and the stick in accepting his Lifetime Achievement Award at the G2E Entertainment Awards at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel on ...
Vincent Pouessel recently took the helm of Daniel Boulud's DB Brasserie at Venetian.
Strip Scribbles: G2E Culinary Challenge winner, Buddy Valastro, Fright Dome
Las Vegas:
Thursday, October 1, 2015
New DB Brasserie at the Venetian chef Vincent Pouessel won the G2E Culinary Challenge today, defeating 15 chefs over three days during four rounds of competition. At each round, the chefs were given mystery baskets each containing four ingredients.
Sebastien Silvestri, Daniel Boulud, Buddy Valastro, Robin Leach and Emeril Lagasse attend the 2014 Ultimo Grand Banquet on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at the Venetian.
Bocuse D’Or — world Olympics of food — launches 4-day Ultimo at Venetian
Fine Dining:
Thursday, October 1, 2015
More than 400 culinary elite will be welcomed to the Venetian on Dec. 17 by celebrity chefs Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud. The competition will determine who represents the United States at the 2017 Bocuse D’Or in Lyon, France.
NASCAR driver Spencer Gallagher, 25, of Las Vegas.
NASCAR driver Spencer Gallagher of Las Vegas is ready to race at LVMS
Thursday, October 1, 2015
It’s so great to be back home,” said Spencer Gallagher, a Palo Verde High grad. “You always mark it down on your calendar when you get to run at your home track, and I’m lucky because not a lot of guys have a big NASCAR-sanctioned track where they grew up.”
Rock in Rio CEO Luis Justo listens to Chris Baldizan, senior vice president of entertainment for MGM Resorts, during a Rock in Rio news conference Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. The event was held to unveil a mock-up of Rock Street, one of three thematic streets inside the City of Rock.
No MGM Resorts: It’s now Las Vegas Village and Las Vegas Festival Grounds
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Turns out these “MGM Resorts” titles have been a little too, shall we say, narrowly focused. Today the names of the wide-open spaces that host music and cultural festivals on the Strip are ...
Casino Entertainer of the Year award winners Penn Jillette and Teller accept their award during the 2015 Casino Entertainment Awards presented by Global Gaming Expo at Vinyl on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, in the Hard Rock Hotel.
Photos: G2E’s Casino Entertainment Awards honor Penn & Teller, Jerry Lewis
Hard Rock Hotel:
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Magic duo and Rio headliners Penn & Teller were named Casino Entertainers of the Year on Wednesday night at the Global Gaming Expo’s third-annual Casino Entertainment Awards at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel.
In this May 23, 2013, file photo, singer Janet Jackson arrives at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc during the 66th international film festival in Cap d'Antibes, France. Jackson is releasing her first album in seven years this fall.
Citing voice issues, Janet Jackson calls off Axis performances
Thursday, October 1, 2015
According to a news release sent by Live Nation, which is booking Janet Jackson’s tour, the 49-year-old superstar is following medical advice to rest her vocal cords. ...
Joe Nichols.
Q+A: Joe Nichols talks new single ‘Freaks Like Me,’ being a freak himself
Route 91 Harvest Country Music Fest:
Thursday, October 1, 2015
While interviewing Joe Nichols, the country singer-songwriter describes himself as a “freak” in discussing his new single “Freaks Like Me.” Nichols also is in a jovial mood, chuckling often while answering questions.
Sammi Bieggar, aka DJ Samtrakk, of Los Angeles is the winner of the inaugural Tiesto and 7Up Your Shot DJ contest. One prize was Samtrakk opening for Tiesto at Hakkasan on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, in MGM Grand.
Photos: America’s next top DJ? Winner of Tiesto and 7Up Your Shot contest is …
Thursday, October 1, 2015
“I like her passion for music and passion to entertain people,” said Tiesto, who, as a resident DJ, will be performing at Hakkasan in MGM Grand on New Year’s Eve. “I am very impressed,” he said in the latest episode of the young winner who hails from Los Angeles.
Illeana Douglas attends the 40th anniversary restoration of “Cabaret” at the 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on April 12, 2012, in Hollywood.
Q+A: Illeana Douglas discusses ‘Trailblazing Women,’ ‘I Blame Dennis Hopper’
Film + Television:
Thursday, October 1, 2015
On Thursday, actress and director Illeana Douglas hosts a fascinating new cable TV series for Turner Classic Movies titled “Trailblazing Women,” which turns the spotlight on female directors in the movie industry.
Tony Sacca, entertainment director, stands near the rides during the San Gennaro Feast at the Rio on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011.
Tony Sacca looks back at his 30 years of Las Vegas entertainment
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Tony Sacca is a staple here on television and as host of the annual San Gennaro Feast of food, fun and entertainment. This month, he became the 23rd recipient of the Las Vegas Star of Fame for his outstanding achievements and service to the community.
Chef Buddy Valastro, Venetian and Palazzo Food and Beverage Vice President Sebastien Silvestri and chef Daniel Boulud wheel out Valastro's large gaming cake for the Global Gaming Expo welcome reception at Sands Expo on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, in the Venetian. Also pictured next to Valastro and Silvestri: IGT CEO Renato Ascoli.
Strip Scribbles: G2E, The Judds, Alesso, Lydia Ansel and Tracii Guns
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The new James Bond spy thriller “Spectre,” the 24th in the movie franchise, premieres mid-November, but G2E delegates got caught up in 007 excitement at their welcome reception. Former “Splash” director Jeff Kutash staged an elaborate 50th anniversary salute.
George Strait announces an exclusive engagement in Las Vegas in 2016 at a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at MGM Grand. Strait will be among the first entertainers to perform at the Las Vegas Arena scheduled to open in April. Strait also announced the Sept. 25 release of his new album, “Cold Beer Conversation.”
George Strait: ‘We’ll probably do more than four shows in 2016’ at Las Vegas Arena
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Country king and new Las Vegas Arena regular star George Strait says there will be more dates than just the four he’s announced here, but he doesn’t think of it as a residency. He also revealed that his new record, “Cold Beer Conversations,” was titled after he recorded it.
Wayne Newton at his home Casa de Shenandoah on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Las Vegas.
Wayne Newton visits new downtown Art Motel
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Art-creating drones and a humanoid robot have begun work at the new Art Motel, with the entire building including rooftop and courtyard coming to life as a showcase for dozens of local and global artists creating visual and multimedia installations.
Chef Buddy Valastro, Venetian and Palazzo Food and Beverage Vice President Sebastien Silvestri and chef Daniel Boulud wheel out Valastro's large gaming cake for the Global Gaming Expo welcome reception at Sands Expo on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, in the Venetian. Also pictured next to Valastro and Silvestri: IGT CEO Renato Ascoli.
‘Cake Boss’ and ‘Top Chef’ film on the Las Vegas Strip
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Executives from Bravo flew in chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten from New York to join Four Seasons and Mandalay Bay restaurateur and chef Charlie Palmer for episodes of Season 13 of “Top Chef,” which is not “Top Chef” Las Vegas.
Isaac Caldiero, a Colorado rock climber who recently moved to Las Vegas, celebrates during the Season 7 finale of “American Ninja Warrior” on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, on NBC. Caldiero, 33, became the first American to win “ANW” and the $1 million prize. From left: Meagan Martin, Laura Kisana, Caldiero and hosts Akbar Gbajabiamila and Matt Iseman.
New L.V. resident is first ‘American Ninja Warrior’ champion, $1 million winner
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
In talking with Isaac Caldiero, it is clear that the 33-year-old rock climber from Utah has his feet firmly planted on the ground. But his feet were 75 feet in the air on NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” on Sept. 21 when he climbed a rope the fastest — in less than 30 seconds.

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