Las Vegas Sun

December 18, 2014

Currently: 53° — Complete forecast | Log in

Celebrity Sightings

Agassi Serves an Ace

Viewing video requires the latest version of Adobe's Flash Player

Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

Penny Pibbets, displaying her aggressive interviewing technique at Art Square Theater on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.
Fired by Gaz and leaving ‘Absinthe,’ Penny Pibbets takes shot with her own show
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Penny Pibbets is done as the assistant in “Absinthe,” having performed for the final time as a full-time cast member last week. Her energy is now directed to “The Penny Pibbets Show” ...
Penny Pibbets, displaying her aggressive interviewing technique at Art Square Theater on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.
Penny Pibbets, fired by Gaz and leaving ‘Absinthe,’ takes shot at solo show
The Kats Report:
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Penny Pibbets is done as the assistant in “Absinthe,” having performed for the final time as a full-time cast member last week. Her energy is now directed to “The Penny Pibbets Show.”
The Casa de Shenandoah sign, returned to the property on Sunset and Pecos roads, as shown on Dec. 13, 2014.
Wayne Newton is making a return to Casa de Shenandoah
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Mr. Las Vegas is ending 2014 by making some major news in his Old Vegas neighborhood. Returned to the corner of Sunset and Pecos roads is the famous Casa de Shenandoah sign ...
Kris Jenner celebrates her 59th birthday at 1 OAK on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in the Mirage.
Are lights dimmed for Light Group at MGM Resorts? Plus, Bill McBeath to Cosmo?
Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors:
Friday, December 12, 2014
Have the lights dimmed for the Light Group at MGM Resorts? There are major rumblings tonight that TLG has been booted from MGM Resorts properties in Las Vegas.
Grand marshal and Caesars Palace headliner Shania Twain and Santa Claus attend the 2013 Great Santa Run on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in downtown Las Vegas.
Celebrity preview: Shania, Smashing Pumpkins, Bush, Jeff Foxworthy, Brody Jenner, NFR
Las Vegas:
Friday, December 12, 2014
Is country entertainment taking an ever-bigger role in the Las Vegas headliner scene? Tickets go on sale today for Kenny Chesney’s two-night stand at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel in April. We’ve loved having the cowboys and cowgirls in town for the rodeo.
Frankie Moreno performs during Shade Tree's 12th Annual "Girls Night Out" Gala Wednesday, May 21, 2014.
Flexibility key to ‘Showstoppers’ setlist; Frankie Moreno has scant shows left at Strat
Friday, December 12, 2014
Those who have seen “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers,” and read early accounts of the lineup of numbers to be performed in the show, have noted some famous shows not represented.
Imagine Dragons headline Night 1 of 2014 Holiday Havoc at the Joint on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Review: Imagine Dragons rock the Joint for X107.5 Holiday Havoc
Hard Rock Hotel:
Friday, December 12, 2014
The group was clearly feeling nostalgic as lead singer Dan Reynolds talked about first hearing their song on the radio in Las Vegas, purchasing a home here and transforming it into a studio for their second album, and how Sin City will always be their home.
Dirk Arthur and his 2-month-old white tiger cub Saber are flanked by ladies at the Cougar Convention in the Tropicana on Jan. 22, 2010.
Dirk Arthur keeps big cat magic alive with ‘Wild Illusions’ at Riviera
The Strip:
Friday, December 12, 2014
Dirk Arthur has bounced around several Strip theaters, including Jubilee at Bally’s and most recently O’Sheas before it was transformed into part of the Linq Hotel. Now Dirk has started a residency with his show “Wild Illusions” at the Riviera.
Larry The Cable Guy.
Larry The Cable Guy: From life on a pig farm to comedy success
Planet Hollywood:
Friday, December 12, 2014
Today, we chat with Larry The Cable Guy. His real name is Daniel Lawrence Whitney, and he has never worked for a cable company in any capacity. Three of his seven comedy albums have gone gold, and he has hosted History Channel’s “Only in America.”
Travis Cloer’s “Christmas at My Place” at Cabaret Jazz on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in the Smith Center.
Travis Cloer’s ‘Christmas at My Place’ shines bright at Cabaret Jazz
The Smith Center:
Friday, December 12, 2014
“Jersey Boys” at the Paris star Travis Cloer scored a triumph with his “Christmas at My Place” holiday show in Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center on Monday night. It’s a great shame that it was a one-night-only production.
Shania Twain arrives horseback at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, and Caesars Palace President Gary Selesner, AEG West chief John Meglen and fans were on hand to greet the Canadian superstar.
Shania Twain on ending her two-year L.V. run: I’m taking happy memories with me
Caesars Palace:
Thursday, December 11, 2014
“I am genuinely excited about coming to Las Vegas to perform the show,” she told me in 2011. “My voice is stronger today than ever. My confidence is better than ever. Today really was very meaningful, a giant weight off my shoulders.”
New Year's Eve fireworks above the Strip as seen from atop the Rio on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.
Strip Scribbles: NYE fireworks, 12/13/14 weddings and TV poker
Las Vegas:
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Seven casino rooftops will be used this Dec. 31 to ring in the New Year with fireworks and an entertainment extravaganza. Once again, pyrotechnic masters from Fireworks By Grucci will produce the spectacular displays.
Steven Goforth and Alissa Dale perform as the Snow Prince and Winter Fairy during a dress rehearsal for Nevada Ballet Theater's "The Nutcracker" at the Smith Center on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
Weekend best bets: Brian Wilson, Smashing Pumpkins and ‘The Nutcracker’
Las Vegas:
Thursday, December 11, 2014
It’s a great weekend for live music in Las Vegas, with options ranging from The Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson to ’90s icons The Smashing Pumpkins to the festive stylings of Tchaikovsky with Nevada Ballet Theater. Here are our weekend best bets:
Criss Angel, Mr. Piffles and Piff the Magic Dragon at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan.
Piff the Magic Dragon fires up Rose. Rabbit. Lie.; Brian Wilson without pier at Venetian
Thursday, December 11, 2014
A member of “Vegas Nocturne” performed at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. last week. Lest you get all giddy over this concept, it was actually a former member of that wildly imaginative production, Piff the Magic Dragon, along ...
The "Property From the Life and Career of Burt Reynolds" auction is at the Palms on Thursday, Dec. 11, and Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Palms hosts extensive Burt Reynolds auction for two days
Entertainment:
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Items include an 18K gold antique inscribed pocket watch given to him by Sally Field; his “Smokey and the Bandit” red jacket; a Walter Payton signed NFL Hall of Fame induction football; a signed baseball from Mickey Mantle; and autographed Muhammad Ali boxing gloves.
Jimmy Johnson, Terry Fator, Troy Aikman and Taylor Makakoa attend opening night of "Terry Bradshaw: America's Favorite Dumb Blonde ... A Life in Four Quarters" at The Mirage on Friday, June 28, 2013.
It’s Jeff Dunham and Terry Fator in voice-throwing throwdown on the Strip
Comedy Ventriloquism:
Thursday, December 11, 2014
“I started doing this when I was 10 years old, and I really had an obsession with it. When I was about 15, I told myself that I wanted to be one of the greatest ventriloquists ever,” Terry Fator once said during an episode of “Kats With the Dish.”
Jimmy Johnson, Terry Fator, Troy Aikman and Taylor Makakoa attend opening night of "Terry Bradshaw: America's Favorite Dumb Blonde ... A Life in Four Quarters" at The Mirage on Friday, June 28, 2013.
Jeff Dunham, Terry Fator in voice-throwing throwdown on the Strip
Thursday, December 11, 2014
“I started doing this when I was 10 years old, and I really had an obsession with it. When I was about 15, I told myself that I wanted to be one of the greatest ventriloquists ever,” Terry Fator once said ...
Singer Ne-Yo laughs during an interview at the John Kish Boys & Girls Club in Henderson on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014.
Ne-Yo draws on his past as he gives back to Las Vegas children
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Children lined up outside a building in Henderson, giddy to receive presents and spend a few moments chatting with the well-known man behind the gifts. No, Santa Claus didn’t make an early stop.
Jeff Foxworthy.
Jeff Foxworthy: Making people laugh is ‘the greatest job in the world’
Comedy:
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Jeff Foxworthy is the biggest-selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and bestselling author of more than 26 books. He hosts Game Show Network’s “The American Bible Challenge,” which premiered in 2012.
Carts are lined up at registers and down aisles as Tryst at Wynn and XS at Encore employees contribute to the "16th Annual Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo Toy Drive" on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, by buying toys for needy kids at Walmart on West Charleston Boulevard in Las Vegas.
Nightclub workers spread holiday cheer with toy donations
Thursday, December 11, 2014
More than 500 bikes made their way into a convoy of semitrailers Wednesday along with several thousand toys, ranging from "Frozen" dolls to coloring books to Hot Wheels.
2014 Salute Our Troops at the Venetian on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Photos: Troops receive salute, all-expense-paid trip to L.V. by Venetian
Military:
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
‘Tis the season of giving! Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, joined their hotel team members in a partnership with Southwest Airlines and Omaha Steaks for the ninth Salute Our Troops with the Armed Forces Foundation.
Oscar Goodman sits in a booth at Oscar's Beef Booze & Broads inside the Plaza in downtown Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 19, 2011.
Oscar Goodman hungry to celebrate pre-Venetian Venetian Pizzeria
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
One could argue, and Oscar Goodman would, that the spine of Las Vegas’ history is the pork neckbone recipe of Angie Ruvo.
Britney Spears and Kristin Cavallari at Axis at Planet Holllywood on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.
Strip Scribbles: Britney Spears’ eyes, Kathy Griffin, Steve Wynn, Natalie Gulbis, XS + Tryst toy drive
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
New E! “Fashion Police” host Kathy Griffin has proven that she’s right for the job taking over from the late Joan Rivers. She held nothing back with her comedy insults on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night TV talk show regarding Britney Spears.
Cleen Rock One of Las Vegas works on a human canvas in Season 5 of “Ink Master” on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, on Spike TV.
Cleen Rock One of Las Vegas makes finals of ‘Ink Master’
Spike TV:
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
After 15 weeks of competition among 18 contestants on Spike TV’s “Ink Master,” the final three is left standing for Tuesday’s live finale, and Las Vegas tattoo artist Cleen Rock One, owner of Chrome Gypsy Tattoo, is getting ready to fly to New York to compete.
Karl Stressman at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
Strategy of PRCA Commissioner Karl Stressman: Rope ’em while they’re young
The Kats Report:
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Karl Stressman finished his annual NFR Week news conference. Stressman has been the PRCA commissioner for seven years now, and I’ve only known him during the times when his organization was bulldogging with Las Vegas Events and Las Vegas NFR board members.

Most Popular

  • Viewed
  • Discussed
  • E-mailed