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October 4, 2015

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Celebrity Sightings

Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

Pitbull performs with dancers during the first night of his limited-engagement residency “Pitbull: Time of Our Lives” on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at Axis at Planet Hollywood.
Photos: Pitbull gives fans ‘Time of Our Lives’ in nonstop-energy debut at Axis
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Nicknamed “Mr. Worldwide,” Pitbull is a nonstop whirling dervish. His energy knows no bounds. The baldheaded bullet balladeer jumps, leaps, flies, dances, gyrates and soars as if he’s been unplugged from a high-voltage socket or filled up on high-energy octane.
Suzy Favor-Hamilton in 2012.
‘Picking up men in Las Vegas … the gigolo was part of the progression’
Q+A, Part 2:
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Three-time Olympic runner Suzy Favor-Hamilton has admitted that for more than a year, she led a double life in Las Vegas as one of the most in-demand, high-priced escorts. By day, she was America’s sweetheart, a ...
Emeril Lagasse’s Seafood Extravaganza during Vegas Uncork’d on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at MGM Grand.
Emeril’s Oyster Fest at MGM, Salute, Zine Noodles, ‘Cake Boss,’ Bardot Brasserie
Counter Intelligence:
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The statistics behind celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse’s Oyster Festival at his New Orleans Fish House in MGM Grand are staggering. Each day, the TV chef’s restaurant sells an average of 30 to 35 dozen oysters fresh on the half shell.
Opening night of “For the Record: Baz” at Light on Friday, June 26, 2015, in Mandalay Bay.
‘Baz’ can learn from success of Chippendales, Tyson Beckford
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
As long as Chippendales at the Rio continues to lure the fit and famous as guest stars, oft-shirtless heartthrob Tyson Beckford will have no trouble finding a ...
Jennifer Lopez is embraced by Pitbull at the end of her performance during the 42nd Annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Pitbull to extend his run on the Las Vegas Strip?
Planet Hollywood:
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Rapper-turned-pop star Pitbull says his seven shows that kick off tonight at Axis at Planet Hollywood are a mini-residency and also serve as a lead-in to an eventual full-time run on the Strip.
Sinatra executive chef Theo Schoenegger and Frank Sinatra’s granddaughter A.J. Lambert lead an interactive cooking class at Sinatra on Friday, June 5, 2015, in Encore Las Vegas.
Strip Scribbles: Steve Wynn’s plans for Sinatra’s 100th; Jose Andres; Rick Moonen
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Steve Wynn and wife Andrea host a private dinner tonight for Frank Sinatra’s daughter, Tina Sinatra, and granddaughters A.J. Lambert and Amanda Erlinger to toast the debut of “Sinatra 100,” the official 100th anniversary book of the life and career of the icon.
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.
George Strait to borrow dance moves from Britney Spears? You never know …
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
“Maybe I’ll go see Britney Spears while I’m here,” George Strait says, flashing his famous grin. “I can pick up some choreography. I keep seeing where I’m no frills. I need some frills now. This is Las Vegas.”
Las Vegas madam Jami Rodman, aka Haley Heston.
Las Vegas madam spills call-girl secrets: Olympian was one of her high-priced hookers
Q+A, Part 1:
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Haley Heston has revealed her real-life name of Jami Rodman, a small-town girl from a Christian family in Oregon, and lifted the curtain on how her high-class agency ruled the world’s oldest profession for her book “The Las Vegas Madam: The Escorts, The Clients, The Truth.”
Papa Roach at the Joint on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in the Hard Rock Hotel.
Review: Five Finger Death Punch pummels home with co-headliner Papa Roach at the Joint
Hard Rock Hotel:
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
“We’re going to do a rock and roll, heavy metal and punk rock experiment,” proclaimed Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix. That experiment is exactly what Las Vegas received with Five Finger Death Punch and co-headliner Papa Roach.
Lauryn Hill headlines Brooklyn Bowl on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at the Linq Promenade.
Review: Ms. Lauryn Hill delivers musically at Brooklyn Bowl
Linq Promenade:
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
For those who came to hear Ms. Lauryn Hill perform her groundbreaking 1998 solo debut “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” songs from Friday night’s show were hardly recognizable. And despite her reputation for tardiness, Hill hit the Brooklyn Bowl stage about 10:45 p.m.
Food Network star chef and restaurateur Ben Vaughn.
Star chef Ben Vaughn takes readers along his ‘Southern Routes’
Contributing Columnist:
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
My new book “Southern Routes” isn’t just a “best of” series of great and secret recipes collected during my journey across the South, but rather a collection of stories. Stories about people who own restaurants that are culinary landmarks.
Kevin Harvick celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Strip Scribbles: NASCAR Champion’s Week; Bond babes at G2E; Jeff Dunham
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Global Gaming Expo executives will receive a James Bond welcome at their annual convention Sept. 29 just weeks before the worldwide premiere of the 24th 007 movie “Spectre” starring Daniel Craig.
Jason Tenner and Jennifer Romas perform in "Purple Reign" at D Las Vegas on Thursday, July 31, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
Two knockout Las Vegas shows: ‘Purple Reign,’ ‘Intoxicating Magic’
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Jason Tenner, who stars in his Prince tribute show “Purple Reign” at Westgate Las Vegas, has added Kelly O’Donnell as his lead dancer and Vanity 6 dancer Lisa Cannon to his all girl-lineup with Brina C. in the role of Vanity/Apollonia.
“The Book of Mormon.”
‘The Book of Mormon’ begins run at Smith Center through Oct. 18
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
It’s back by popular demand, but with some changes, and the Smith Center for the Performing Arts is making it easier than ever to get tickets for the Tony Award-winning blockbuster musical “The Book of Mormon.”
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.”
Photos: George Strait becomes first headliner at Las Vegas Arena
MGM Resorts International:
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
It was the best-kept entertainment secret in Las Vegas — until this morning, when MGM Resorts International executives revealed their deal with “The King of Country Music,” George Strait, to headline the opening of the new Las Vegas Arena next spring.
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 set to open in April.
It’s Strait to Las Vegas for Las Vegas Arena
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
The first entertainer announced to perform at Las Vegas Arena is a solid, and Strait, individual. The man dubbed the King of Country Music and a proven Las Vegas commodity, George Strait, was announced today as the ...
Lou Abin, Marc Packer, Rich Wolf, Noah Tepperberg, Puff Daddy and Jason Strauss celebrate the 10th anniversary of Tao on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at the Venetian.
Photos: Big expansion plans as Tao toasts 10 years at the Venetian
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
It may well have been the party of the decade. It certainly was a star-studded lineup, and there was performance after performance by Puff Daddy, Lil Kim, Mase, Machine Gun Kelly, Redfoo and The Party Rock Crew, Jermaine Dupri, Mario, Busta Rhymes and Da Brat.
O.A.R (Of a Revolution) performs Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at Mandalay Bay Beach.
O.A.R. offers high-spirited, feel-good music at Mandalay Bay Beach
Monday, September 21, 2015
O.A.R.’s six musicians — four of them friends since high school, when the band formed nearly 20 years ago in Rockland, Md. — took the stage about 10 p.m., opening with “Love and Memories,” the group’s first single to chart.
Bruce Johnston and Mike Love of The Beach Boys perform at American Music Theater on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Lancaster, Pa.
The Beach Boys showcase their many, many, many hits at Cannery
Monday, September 21, 2015
During the band’s first break, Mike Love thanked audience members for coming and joked that as a result, “If we watch our expenditures, we don’t have to worry about getting a real job for a while.”
Wayne Newton at his home Casa de Shenandoah on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Las Vegas.
Photos: Wayne Newton’s doors to Casa de Shenandoah open to stars
Monday, September 21, 2015
Wayne and Kathleen Newton celebrated with Tyson Beckford, Criss Angel, Carrot Top, Sabrina Bryan, Pia Zadora, Clint Holmes, Melody Sweets and cast members from Chippendales, “Fantasy,” “Jersey Boys,” “Rock of Ages” and Thunder From Down Under.
Jason Statham arrives at the premiere of "Fast & Furious 7" at TCL Chinese Theater IMAX on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Photos: Jason Statham makes 76-year-old father’s L.V. dream come true
Paris Las Vegas:
Monday, September 21, 2015
Action-movie superstar Jason Statham proved that he has a big heart, especially when it comes to making a lifelong dream come true for his 76-year-old father to perform on the Las Vegas Strip.
A coconut and steamed palm sugar dessert was offered at chef Saipin Chutima's Lotus of Siam table during the James Beard Foundation's Taste America: "Local Flavor From Coast to Coast" dine-around at the Mirage Pool on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.
Second Lotus of Siam in L.V.? Ferrari exits Wynn? Plus, Celine Dion, Paul Anka
Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors:
Monday, September 21, 2015
James Beard Award-winning chef Saipin Chutima and her top Thai restaurant Lotus of Siam located on Sahara east of the Las Vegas Strip has abandoned plans to open a second restaurant at the Linq Promenade and instead will open in Downtown Summerlin.
Trudie Styler and Sting at Tao Lounge at Sundance in 2009.
Strip Scribbles: Sting debuts his Italian wine in L.V.; J.Lo’s ‘All I Have’ poster; ONJ back on charts
Las Vegas:
Monday, September 21, 2015
Sting and Trudie Styler will debut their portfolio of wines at Bellagio and arrive here Tuesday to set up their first tasting of “Sister Moon” 2008 vintage, “When We Dance” 2010 vintage, “Casino Delle Vie” 2009 vintage and “Message in a Bottle” 2011 vintage.
Jennifer Lopez is embraced by Pitbull at the end of her performance during the 42nd Annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Monday By the Numbers: Pitbull and poetry; Lionel Richie and his ’84 Olympic party
Monday, September 21, 2015
This week, after a brief respite of one (or, 1) week, Monday By the Numbers is back and focusing on this obvious pairing: Lionel Richie and Pitbull. It’s not such an ill-fitting duo given ...
Still gorgeous: Feathers and Frank Marino get along swimmingly.
Thirty years, one list: Frank Marino celebrates his queendom on the Strip
Monday, September 21, 2015
Frank Marino's history on the Strip dates to 1985 when he began a 25-year run in "An Evening at La Cage," and he's outlasted even the Riviera. ...

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