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August 30, 2015

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Celebrity Sightings

Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

The Judds — mother Naomi Judd and daughter Wynonna Judd.
Monday By the Numbers: The Judds are set for nine shows at the Venetian
Monday, August 24, 2015
The Judds are the Strip’s latest country superstar duo to hit the onetime home of the Phantom. Announced today, mother Naomi Judd and daughter Wynonna Judd are performing a series of shows at Venetian Theater beginning ...
Robin Leach attends the concert tour stop of Shania Twain on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in San Diego.
Photos: Shania Twain hopes to return to Las Vegas, extends ‘Rock This Country Tour’
Music:
Monday, August 24, 2015
“The tour is tiring, but I’m loving it. It’s become far more meaningful than I thought it would be. So many young people are turning out. We are getting an interesting cross-section of people in our audiences that makes it really great,” Shania Twain told me.
Brody Jenner, in the Game Over ball cap and with friend DJ Devin Lucien, celebrates his 32nd birthday and DJ residency kickoff at the Bank on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Bellagio.
Photos: Brody Jenner celebrates 32nd birthday, DJ residency kickoff at the Bank
Bellagio:
Monday, August 24, 2015
Saturday night’s set was the first of Brody Jenner’s new monthly residency at the Las Vegas hotspot. Jenner and DJ Devin Lucien were matching in all-black attire (T-shirts, of course), with Jenner donning a Game Over ball cap.
The 2015 Wet Republic Hot 100 Bikini Contest finale Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at MGM Grand.
Photos: Wet Republic’s Hot 100 crowns bikini-clad winner for 2015 season
MGM Grand:
Monday, August 24, 2015
With DJ Irie once again spinning hits and guest judges including DJ Pauly D and Rio headliners Chippendales, this year’s finale was hotter than ever with the bikini (and beefcake) parade.
Aussie Hunks at The D Las Vegas on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in downtown Las Vegas.
Photos: Aussie Hunks at The D Las Vegas — sexy, fun and … progressive?
Male Revues:
Sunday, August 23, 2015
There are many reasons to like the new hip-hop male revue Aussie Hunks, who celebrated their VIP and media grand opening Tuesday night downtown at The D Las Vegas.
Mark Brandenburg, president and co-owner of the Golden Gate Hotel, stands in front of a new mural in the new entrance of the Golden Gate in downtown Las Vegas on Monday, March 19, 2012.
Golden Gate President Mark Brandenburg: Five gems at Las Vegas’ original casino hotel
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, August 23, 2015
It’s difficult to believe that in 2016, we will celebrate Golden Gate’s 110th anniversary. That's right: Our doors opened at 1 Fremont St. in 1906 when there were no neon lights overhead, definitely no Slotzilla and not even a paved street.
PBR Rock Bar & Grill at Planet Hollywood.
Fine Entertainment chef Yvonne Maatouk talks gluten-free, consistency, Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, August 23, 2015
I think the best word for what I do is “challenging.” Yeah, challenging suits it pretty well. Challenging is being gluten-free and preparing giant pizzas, barbecue brisket and burgers all day — which I am, and I do.
Opening night of Britney Spears’ “Britney: Piece of Me” on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at The Axis in Planet Hollywood.
No guarantee of Britney-J.Lo two-step at Axis; Sabina Kelley leaves in ‘Pin Up’ shakeup
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Britney Spears caused a tremor on the Strip by telling E! Online that she is not sure she’ll extend her contract to perform at Axis at Planet Hollywood. “I’m not really sure,” she told the celebrity news website. “I haven’t made up my ...
The “Top Chef Masters” reunion dinner with Hugh Acheson, Susan Feniger, Tony Abou-Ganim, Mary Sue Milliken and Rick Moonen on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at Border Grill in Mandalay Bay.
Photos: Feniger, Milliken, Moonen, Acheson attend ‘Top Chef Masters’ reunion at Border Grill
Dining:
Saturday, August 22, 2015
The weather wasn’t the only thing that was hot and sizzling Wednesday night at Border Grill, as “Top Chef Masters” cheftestants Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken, along with Rick Moonen and Hugh Acheson, hosted a reunion dinner.
This photo provided by Ocean County Prosecutor's Office shows Steven Sheerer, the owner of the home where Rosie O’Donnell’s missing teen daughter was found this week.
Man faces charge after O’Donnell’s daughter found
Saturday, August 22, 2015
The owner of the home where Rosie O'Donnell's missing teen daughter was found earlier this week has been arrested for allegedly having inappropriate online communications with the 17-year-old girl, according to authorities and the star's spokeswoman.
Nicki Minaj poses June 28 in the press room at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Racy fan photos spur security for Nicki Minaj wax figure
Saturday, August 22, 2015
A wax figure of rapper Nicki Minaj at a Las Vegas museum is getting more security to keep away inappropriate visitors.
Jamie Foxx sings the national anthem before Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao's title fight Saturday, May 2, 2015, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Celebrity preview: 50 Cent, Jamie Foxx, Ja Rule, Brody Jenner, Dave Koz, Pauly D, Cheap Trick, D’Angelo
Las Vegas:
Friday, August 21, 2015
If the oppressive heat hasn’t wiped you out this week, there’s a “something for everybody” weekend ahead that includes Dave Koz (jazz); Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick (rock); 50 Cent, Wale and Ja Rule (rap); DJs Pauly D and Brody Jenner; and much, much more.
The 2015 Wet Republic Hot 100 $1 million bikini contest at MGM Grand.
Q+A: Hakkasan guru Pavan Pardasani talks Wet Republic Hot 100’s first $1M contest
MGM Grand:
Friday, August 21, 2015
In today’s finale of Wet Republic Hot 100’s inaugural $1 million bikini contest at MGM Grand, five sexy finalists will spin a wheel in the hopes of winning the seven-figure prize. Doors open at 11 a.m. to the popular dayclub.
Miami-based DJ Irie at Wet Republic in MGM Grand.
Q+A: DJ Irie leads the Wet Republic Hot 100 $1 million grand finale today
MGM Grand:
Friday, August 21, 2015
Miami-based DJ Irie loves the beaches of South Florida, but he knows a good pool party when he sees one, and the resident maestro leads the Wet Republic Hot 100 $1 million bikini contest and pool party today at Wet Republic at MGM Grand.
James Davis at the 2013 Chippendales calendar release party at Pure in Caesars Palace on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.
Chippendales hunk James Davis: From Maine to varied careers on the Strip
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, August 20, 2015
I had spent the better part of my life using an outhouse in the modest home where I grew up in Jefferson, Maine, and yet here I was at age 16 leaving everything I knew for the fabled glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas Strip.
Mixologist Mia Mastroianni of Spike TV's “Bar Rescue.”
Mia Mastroianni of ‘Bar Rescue’: Cocktails, five tips for the at-home mixologist
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, August 20, 2015
On Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue,” I have the opportunity to travel to hundreds of bars across the country and can say with confidence that Las Vegas is home to the best bartenders and mixologists.
Grand opening night of Olivia Newton-John’s show “Summer Nights” at the Flamingo on Friday, April 11, 2014, in Las Vegas.
ONJ, Susan Anton show up to Showcase; Santa Fe moving from Palms to South Point
Thursday, August 20, 2015
On Wednesday night about 10:30, Olivia Newton-John made her way through a thicket of well wishers to Susan Anton, and both said, nearly in unison, “It’s great to see you.” The scene was the latest Composers Showcase ...
P. Diddy hosts at Lavo on Friday, May 1, 2015, in Palazzo. Brett Ratner is at right.
Lavo in Palazzo to add Lavo Casino Club in September
Nightlife:
Thursday, August 20, 2015
The star-studded Italian restaurant Lavo in Palazzo will expand mid-September into gaming with Lavo Casino Club, a modern experience mixing blackjack with VIP bottle service, mixology and cuisine.
“Le Reve — The Dream” original cast member Didier Antoine responds to a question from Robin Leach during an interview in Le Reve Theater on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in Wynn Las Vegas.
‘Le Reve’ cast to perform at Radio City Music Hall on ‘America’s Got Talent’
Television:
Thursday, August 20, 2015
“Le Reve — The Dream” will be a specially curated rendition for “AGT” featuring more than 30 Las Vegas performers and showcasing the show’s signature elements with its aerial acrobats, synchronized swimmers and high divers.
Guest columnist Alexa Hukari and her husband, Ming Fang.
Alexa Hukari of ‘Absinthe’: East meets West, and we fall in love
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
My husband Ming Fang and I met in Barcelona. We were working on the same show. He was an acrobat with the Chinese troupe; I was a physical therapist on my first touring job.
Executive chef Barry S. Dakake of N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms with Cee-Lo Green.
Barry S. Dakake of N9NE Steakhouse: Fresh ingredients take spotlight in summer cooking
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
When July melts its way into August, the summer harvest is at its peak. As the weather continues to get warmer, there are so many tasty reasons to enjoy cooking during the most plentiful time of year.
Las Vegas-based Celinde Soleil swimwear.
Photos: Stacey Linde’s Las Vegas swimwear makes splash at MAGIC
Fashion:
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Former Playboy beauty Stacey Linde is making waves at the huge MAGIC fashion convention underway in her hometown of Las Vegas — and not because of those long-ago layouts in the sexy magazine.
Sam Cordes and Tina Walsh rehearse Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, for the musical “Ace” in the Panorama Towers home of the production’s co-writer and composer, Richard Oberacker. Also shown are cast members Niki Scalera, Nicole Kaplan and Gary Easton.
‘Ace’ ace Sam Cordes is an unfettered pilot
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Steadier in the portrayal of the central character than he is when riding a bike one-handed, Sam Cordes and co-lead Tina Walsh hardly leave the stage in the musical co-written by “Ka” music director Richard Oberacker and ...
Shoe designer Steve Madden, with Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen, is celebrating his 25th anniversary this year.
10 Questions: Shoe designer Steve Madden celebrates 25th anniversary
Fashion:
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Fashion king Steve Madden is enjoying a monthlong celebration of his 25 years as sultan of the shoe business. He’s a coast-to-coast hero and respected headline leader in the industry with five stores in Las Vegas.
Guest columnist Jamie Stephenson of The Juice Standard.
Jamie Stephenson of Juice Standard: Healing bodies one cold-pressed liquid at a time
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
I’m often asked what was the motivation to open The Juice Standard, and it was the result of a health wakeup call — a “come to juicing” moment? — I think many people have experienced if they’ve watched someone die … or, in my case, live.

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