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March 3, 2015

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Celebrity Sightings

Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

Veronica Vain.
Veronica Vain quits Wall Street for porn career in Las Vegas
Adult Entertainment:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
I know that this is the right path for me: I have the brains, sexuality, passion, confidence and personality to be successful if I play my cards right. Still, I hope that I do not become some sort of inspiration to women to follow.
Venetian and Palazzo Vice President of Food and Beverage Sebastien Silvestri presents “Rock of Ages” guest star Joey Fatone with the key to the Bourbon Room on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at the Venetian.
Strip Scribbles: Joey Fatone receives key; sake bomb train derails; Mrs. Nevada America
Las Vegas:
Monday, March 2, 2015
Singer and actor Joey Fatone of ’N Sync fame had a surprise official welcome celebration with his cast mates on his fifth night as Dennis Dupree in “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian on Friday night.
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, center, parties at Surrender on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Encore.
Photos: Rob Gronkowski gets his gronk on at Surrender in Encore
Nightlife:
Monday, March 2, 2015
Rob Gronkowski, tight end for Super Bowl champions the New England Patriots, partied like a 25-year-old Super Bowl winner Saturday night at Surrender Nightclub in Steve Wynn’s Encore.
Britney Spears with Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation kids on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Zappos.com in downtown Las Vegas.
Photos: Britney Spears + Steven Tyler; with boyfriend, sons at Mirage, Wynn
Music:
Monday, March 2, 2015
The pop princess and Planet Hollywood headliner also launched her Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation charity partnership downtown at the Zappos.com campus with its chief, Tony Hsieh.
The Amazing Johnathan talks about his career and being OK with his current illness during "ENTSpeaks" on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Inspire Theater downtown.
The Amazing Johnathan cracks jokes, entertains staff while battling for his life
Monday, March 2, 2015
Maniacal magician The Amazing Johnathan spent the weekend marking the 10th consecutive day in a hospital in his fight with cardiomyopathy, a degenerative weakening of his heart muscle with Type 2 diabetes.
On June 17, 2010, Wayne Brady's wax figure was unveiled, and the actor and comedian returned to The Venetian.
Wayne Brady pulls off unlikely improv with marathon of mirth
The Mirage:
Monday, March 2, 2015
Fans, including Rio headliner Penn Jillette, who was there celebrating his wife Emily’s birthday on Friday, gave Wayne such a warm welcome back to his hometown that I felt he never wanted to bring the curtain down.
Holly Madison shaves the head of John Katsilometes of The Kats Report in support of St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s fundraiser for childhood cancer research Saturday, March 1, 2014, at New York-New York’s Brooklyn Bridge.
Monday By the Numbers: Shear stats for upcoming St. Baldrick’s Day
Monday, March 2, 2015
Today’s Monday By the Numbers column is top-heavy with a little off the top as we push for support of the annual St. Baldrick’s Day events set for Saturday across the valley.
Hakkasan celebrates resident DJ Tiesto’s Grammy Award win Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at MGM Grand.
Photos: Hakkasan celebrates resident DJ Tiesto’s Grammy win
MGM Grand:
Monday, March 2, 2015
Saturday night was an award-winning evening as Hakkasan at MGM Grand hosted a celebration for resident DJ Tiesto in honor of him winning his first Grammy Award in February for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical, for John Legend’s “All of Me.”
Pentatonix at the Chelsea on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Photos: Pentatonix make a cappella cool at sold-out Chelsea concert
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas:
Monday, March 2, 2015
Pentatonix, the Grammy Award-winning a cappella group and Season 3 winners of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” have recently performed everywhere from the tree-lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center to the Kennedy Center Honors.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are shown in this composite from file photos.
Beware of ticket scams for Mayweather Jr.-Pacquiao fight May 2 at MGM
Boxing:
Sunday, March 1, 2015
It’s a warning not to get scammed. We don’t want our Las Vegas visitors and locals ripped off trying to purchase hard-to-get tickets for the May 2 fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Phil Robertson, from the television show "Duck Dynasty," places his Bible and notes into his bag after speaking during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.
‘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 ...
Liberace, the piano virtuoso who became known as "Mr. Showmanship," is shown with Elvis Presley at the Riviera in Las Vegas in November 1956.
Celebrity preview: Liberace, Shania Twain, Chumlee, Pentatonix, Roseanne, Jay Leno
Las Vegas:
Friday, February 27, 2015
The glitz and glamour of Liberace is reborn this weekend — along with his famed mirror-decorated and rhinestone-covered pianos — with a gala to benefit Opera Las Vegas as his mansion is reopened. It’s 28 years to the month that Wladziu Valentino Liberace died.
Austin "Chumlee" Russell arrives at the 2013 Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.
DJ Chumlee set for Palms spinfest; Elvis’ ceiling target practice at Hilton remembered
Friday, February 27, 2015
Fulfilling a lifelong dream, or at least a decade-long dream, Austin “Chumlee” Russell of “Pawn Stars” is showing off his DJ skills at Ghostbar Dayclub at 1 p.m. Saturday. Chumlee is closing GBDC's season and hoping to vault into a second career.
Day 2 of the inaugural Route 91 Harvest country music festival with headliner Dierks Bentley on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at MGM Resorts Village.
Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A to headline second-annual Route 91 Harvest
Music:
Friday, February 27, 2015
Jake Owen, A Thousand Horses, Frankie Ballard, Mark Chesnutt, Easton Corbin, Clare Dunn, Brett Eldredge, Gloriana, Joe Nichols, Jon Pardi, Chase Rice, The Cadillac Three, Thomas Rhett, Austin Webb and Drake White also will join the all-star lineup.
Kerry Simon and Sammy Hagar celebrate the second anniversary of KGB (Kerry's Gourmet Burgers) in Harrah's on Saturday, June 2, 2012.
Ailing Kerry Simon to close Simon in Palms Place, KGB in Harrah’s
Dining:
Friday, February 27, 2015
Vegas DeLuxe has learned exclusively that KGB in at Harrah’s and his popular Simon Restaurant & Lounge in Palms Place will be shuttered shortly. Carson Kitchen downtown will remain open.
The Grand Bazaar Shops open with a champagne toast at midnight Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Bally’s.
Swarovski Crystal Starburst ushers Grand Bazaar Shops opening at midnight
Bally’s:
Thursday, February 26, 2015
There’s a multitude of shops, boutiques, dining options and interactive fun experiences packed into the 2-acre outdoor shopping promenade not to be found anywhere else, so call it a grand new world of shopping and entertainment.
Michael Pratt stands with Jim Rogers among the massive amount of cars in Rogers’ collection Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. Pratt is director of transportation for Rogers’ collection and has been responsible for tracking down a majority of the vehicles.
Rockin’ Las Vegas with Elvis, Imagine Dragons, Roseanne and Jim Rogers’ cars
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Fresh off a remarkably vigorous spree of performances tied to the Destination Dragons promotion with Southwest Airlines, Imagine Dragons is prepping for its upcoming tour beginning April 12 in Santiago, Chile.
Margot Robbie and Will Smith play con artists in "(Never Lose) Focus."
Strip Scribbles: Will Smith’s movie magic in ‘Focus’; Boyz II Men’s anniversary
Las Vegas:
Thursday, February 26, 2015
This is the weekend that Boyz II Men celebrate their second anniversary at the Mirage, and the smooth-as-silk R&B singers are far from the end of the road, as the popular, award-winning trio now have dates on sale through Dec. 27.
Plans for an Elvis attraction are revealed Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Westgate Las Vegas.
Photos: Priscilla Presley to open Elvis attraction, show April 23 at Westgate
Music:
Thursday, February 26, 2015
“After a 40-year absence, it’s time for the authentic Elvis Presley to return to Las Vegas,” said Joel Weinshanker, managing partner of Graceland Holdings LLC. “Elvis redefined live entertainment in Las Vegas.”
Runners are shown at a dust party after the first Color Run on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, in downtown Las Vegas. About 5,000 participants ran a 5K event that benefits Three Square food bank.
Weekend Best Bets: Rascal Flatts, Pentatonix and the Color Run
Las Vegas:
Thursday, February 26, 2015
There’s good reason to step out and enjoy the brisk weather this weekend, with a colorful variety of musical offerings and benefit runs highlighting the days ahead. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Ben Vereen at Cirque du Soleil's "Zumanity" in New York-New York on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.
Preview: New-look, new-energy ‘Zumanity’ at New York-New York
Cirque du Soleil:
Thursday, February 26, 2015
If Cirque du Soleil shocked and scandalized when it launched its “naughty side” “Zumanity” nearly 12 years ago, think how much farther it pushes the envelope when tonight’s revamp of the show is revealed.
Simon Morley and David Friend of “Puppetry of the Penis.”
Q+A: Simon Morley of ‘Puppetry of the Penis’ talks path to Las Vegas
Adult Entertainment:
Thursday, February 26, 2015
It’s one of the most unique and unusual shows ever brought to Las Vegas, and because it involves male nudity, it won’t be staged in a Strip casino hotel. Vegas DeLuxe has the “below the belt” exclusive.
Atomic Liquors in downtown Las Vegas.
Ben Vaughn’s art of the bar: Characteristics that make a watering hole great
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
As you might or might not already know, I’m opening a restaurant here in Las Vegas this year. My restaurant will sit next door to the iconic Las Vegas drinking establishment known formally as Atomic Liquors.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates his 38th birthday Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at Hyde Bellagio.
Photos: Floyd Mayweather Jr. toasts his 38th birthday at Hyde Bellagio
The Strip:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Staying in tip-top shape for the highly anticipated fight against Manny Pacquiao on May 2 at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Floyd Mayweather Jr. didn’t drink alcohol at Hyde, instead sipping Coke during the evening.
Joey Logano celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Strip Scribbles: TSA, FAA cause high-roller headaches for NASCAR race; Carrot Top turns 50
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Celebrities and high-rollers planning to fly helicopters to and from the NASCAR races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from March 7-8 had their plans go awry because of new TSA and FAA flight regulations.

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