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Robin Leach's Celebrity Watch

Photo: Oprah Winfrey with the cast of
Oprah Winfrey treats six students to ‘Michael Jackson One’ and ‘O’
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Cirque du Soleil:
Television titan Oprah Winfrey on Saturday night treated six students from her South African school to an evening in Las Vegas, where they celebrated the 21st birthday of one of the girls at two Cirque du Soleil shows on the Strip.
Photo: Kourtney Kardashian celebrates her 36th birthday w
Celebrity preview: Mariah Carey, Scott Disick, Brantley Gilbert, Joe Jonas, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett
Friday, July 24, 2015
Las Vegas:
Are reality-TV stars Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian back together after their split after 10 years and three children? Who knows, but we do know that Las Vegas regular Disick — actually, most of the Kardashians are Las Vegas regulars — hosts at 1OAK in the Mirage.
Photo: Opening night of Britney Spears Britney: Piece of
Britney Spears considers two-year renewal at Axis at Planet Hollywood
Friday, July 24, 2015
Music:
Caesars Entertainment executives are “very eager to have her back.” I was told: “There’s a new two-year-residency offer on the table after negotiations were concluded last week.” What does Britney Spears do next?
Photo: Piff the Magic Dragon and Mr. Piffles.
Piff the Magic Dragon: Mr. Piffles is the greatest decision I have ever made
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Guest Columnist:
Mr. Piffles is a rescue dog. Not like Lassie. There’s not much Mr. Piffles could rescue, is there? Apart from maybe a moth with a sore throat. What I mean is, I rescued Mr. Piffles.
Photo: Las Vegas-based producer and manager Seth Yudof.
Producer and manager Seth Yudof: The Las Vegas bait-and-switch
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Guest Columnist:
I was once a badass teenage guitar player from Austin, Texas, but we’ll return to that later. I landed in Las Vegas more than 13 years ago for the shallowest of reasons: financial reward and a beautiful dancer.
Photo: Alain Ducasses Mix will soon become Rivea at Delan
Alain Ducasse’s Rivea, Skyfall Lounge set to open at Delano Las Vegas this fall
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Counter Intelligence:
Also: SW Steakhouse at Wynn Las Vegas will close Monday for renovations with a scheduled reopening of Aug. 14. During the closure, signature SW Steakhouse dishes will be served at Lakeside by executive chef David Walzog, who oversees both restaurants.
Photo: A true living legend, Willie Nelson is at the Chel
Weekend best bets: Rush, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett and ‘Avenue Q’
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Las Vegas:
It's a great weekend for old-school country fans with two genre greats stopping through with shows in Las Vegas. But if that's not your thing, there's still a musical, a bar bash and more in store for the days ahead.
Photo: Chef Paul Bartolotta of Ristorante di Mare at Wynn
Mark LoRusso to replace Paul Bartolotta at Wynn; two new chefs at Aureole; Shibuya chef departs
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Counter Intelligence:
Mark LoRusso has a long history with Wynn Las Vegas, most recently with Botero at Encore. Before Botero, LoRusso was executive chef of Tableau at Wynn Las Vegas’ Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Tower Suites.
Photo: Graham Fenton, star of
‘Jersey Boys’ star Graham Fenton: This dude bro is now married and drives a Prius
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Guest Columnist:
“Vegas baby, Vegas!,” I yelled the famous line from “Swingers” as a 20-something on his first trip to Las Vegas like so many dude bros from my generation. What’s a dude bro? This South Jersey guy.
Photo: Christina Jones talks about her experience as an O
Christina Jones: The road to the world championships by way of Las Vegas
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Guest Columnist:
I look down, and I am naked. I look up, and I am standing in front of thousands of people, flashing cameras and panels of judges in a massive arena. The music starts, and I plunge into the chilly pool. Frantically, I try to remember the choreography.
Photo: Chicago on Friday, July 17, 2015, at Axis at Plane
Review: Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire at Axis at Planet Hollywood
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Music:
Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire each trot out three horn and woodwind players, two percussionists and multiple vocalists to faithfully re-create well-worn hits of yesteryear. And each augments its stable of sing-along tunes.
Photo: Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli perform during the
Celine Dion discusses return to Colosseum at Caesars Palace in August
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Music:
Canadian superstar chanteuse Celine Dion returns to the Colosseum in Caesars Palace in August after a nearly yearlong break from her residency to care for Rene Angelil, her husband and former manager who is battling cancer for a second time.
Photo: Guest MC Tyson Beckford, third from left, and his
Tyson Beckford is bringing his sexy back to Chippendales at the Rio
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Adult Entertainment:
“Las Vegas couldn’t get enough of Tyson,” said Kevin Denberg, Chippendales managing partner, in a press release today. “He completely embraced the role and thrived on the energy and excitement of the crowd, making him a huge hit.”
Photo:
‘Crazy Girls’ statue to go on display at Planet Hollywood on Monday
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The Strip:
The world-famous “No Ifs, Ands or ...” “Crazy Girls” bronze butts statue will be moved from a warehouse to the casino floor of Planet Hollywood at 6 a.m. Monday. The statue was created in 1995 and has survived the test of time.
Photo: Food Network star chef and restaurateur Ben Vaughn
Ben Vaughn shares his passion and inspiration behind his pop-up dinners
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Contributing Columnist:
I was put on this planet to preach the gospel of great food and specifically Southern cuisine. We all have our passions in life. They’re why we get up in the morning. Passion is inspiring and motivating. I love listening to people talk about their passions.

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