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July 2, 2015

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Photo: Comedian and actor Steven Wright.
Q+A: Steven Wright talks Las Vegas, ‘Louie’ and his Mount Rushmore of comics
Thursday, July 2, 2015
The Orleans:
It’s been nearly 33 years since comedian and actor Steven Wright fulfilled a fantasy by performing on “The Tonight Show,” which launched an eclectic career that has featured work in projects as diverse as “Reservoir Dogs” and “Babe.”
Photo: Mirage headliners Winston the Impersonating Turtle
Terry Fator’s Winston the Impersonating Turtle: ‘Things Turtles Can Do in Las Vegas’
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Guest Columnist:
One of the great things about being an impersonating turtle is that I can impersonate Terry Fator writing an article for Robin Leach while Robin is off on another one of his epic summer vacations.
Photo: GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio is introduc
Strip Scribbles: ‘Pawn Stars’ new tenants; Marche Bacchus and Olives; Bonkerz comedy at SLS
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Las Vegas:
In anticipation of this summer’s grand opening, “Pawn Stars” reality-TV star Rick Harrison, owner of Pawn Plaza, has signed two new tenants: SoCal Speed Shop and Vegas Flip Flops.
Photo: The 2015 Tropic Beauty Model Search world finals w
Strip Scribbles: Model Search controversy; Tesla triumph; Caitlyn Jenner comedy skit
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Las Vegas:
Beautiful Perth, Australia, glamour girl Elise Duncan wants to set the record straight. Elise says that she was not crying about not being able to take part in the second pageant, both at MGM Grand.
Photo: International Model Search contestants at The D La
Celebrity preview: Shaq, Model Search, Marlon Wayans, Jay Mohr, Smash Mouth and Toad
Friday, June 26, 2015
Las Vegas:
It’s a quieter than normal weekend in the Entertainment Capital of the World, so it’s perfect timing for “For the Record: Baz” to premiere at Light in Mandalay Bay.
Photo: Jonathan Scott, left, celebrates winning HGTV's Br
Strip Scribbles: L.V. stars on TV, Playboy, Last Call, Lipshtick, Tyga, NHL stars
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Las Vegas:
Millions of viewers saw Motley Crue frontman and Las Vegas resident Vince Neil and his makeup artist girlfriend Rain Hannah in tears at the end of ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap” when he presented her with a diamond-laden eternity ring.
Photo: Kendra Wilkinson, Bridget Marquardt, Hugh Hefner,
Strip Scribbles: Holly Madison’s ‘nightmare’ with Hef; ‘Fantasy’; ‘X Comedy’
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Las Vegas:
Playboy cover girl and Queen of the Electric Daisy Carnival Holly Madison spills plenty of secrets in her new tell-all about life at the Playboy Mansion, including the $3 million gift Hugh Hefner stipulated for her in his will — if she was still living with him when he died!
Photo: Marlon Wayans at LAX.
Marlon Wayans talks Jonas, Scherzinger on ‘I Can Do That’; ‘Fifty Shades of Black’
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Q+A:
It’s one of the most dangerous, death-defying and jaw-dropping skating routines, and every time The Skating Aratas perform it here in their headline “V — The Ultimate Variety Show” at Planet Hollywood, wowed audiences are in disbelief.
Photo: Actor Bryan Cranston introduces Above & Beyond at
Monday By the Numbers: Mac King’s total audience count at Harrah’s; Bryan Cranston’s set at EDC
Monday, June 22, 2015
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is Beat Coffeehouse on Fremont East. I’ve written from here before, and will again, enjoying my freshly brewed coffee and the vinyl audio entertainment of “Slanted & Enchanted” by ’90s indie rockers Pavement.
Bill Burr brings unique comedic styling to The Mirage
Bill Burr brings unique comedic styling to The Mirage
Friday, June 19, 2015
The F Is For Family star brings his stand up show to The Mirage for two nights this weekend.
Photo: Christina Wilson, Gordon Ramsay and Scott Commings
Strip Scribbles: ‘Master Chef’ challenge — feed 101 L.V. stars; Suzanne Somers; Brandon Flowers
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Las Vegas:
TV viewers across America will see a unique Las Vegas episode of “Master Chef” on Fox on Wednesday night. One hundred and one entertainers here will guest star all at once on this week’s “Master Chef” Season 6.
Photo: Mirage headliner Terry Fator, with new girlfriend
Photos: Mirage headliner Terry Fator finds love again — ‘It’s the real deal’
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Entertainment:
At his 50th birthday celebrations over the weekend in Las Vegas, Terry Fator introduced me to his new girlfriend, Dallas catering chef and event planner Angie Fiore.
Photo: Rich Little, Pia Zadora, Lorraine Hunt-Bono, Denni
Strip Scribbles: New headliner Rich Little; Hall of Famer Olivia Newton-John; Restaurant Week
Monday, June 15, 2015
Las Vegas:
Legendary comedy impressionist and Las Vegas resident Rich Little has landed a summer residency at the Tropicana starting July 15. “Rich Little Live” has a minimum starting run of five weeks.
Photo: The Las Vegas Outlaws defeat the L.A. Kiss 49-16 o
Monday By the Numbers: Carrot Top and his 8 trunks, 300 sound cues and 3.25 stars
Monday, June 15, 2015
You know you’ve written something special when Steve Martin is e-mailing the link to Martin Short. A few weeks ago, Carrot Top met up with Short backstage at Terry Fator Theater in the Mirage.
Photo: The 2015 Tropic Beauty costume parade Thursday, Ju
Celebrity preview: Keep Memory Alive, Tropic Beauty, Neon Trees, Eddie Izzard, Jeff Seid
Friday, June 12, 2015
Las Vegas:
It’s the ultimate entertainment gala, and Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Martina McBride, Quincy Jones, Robin Thicke and George Benson are hoping to raise millions for our Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Symphony Park downtown.

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