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April 24, 2014

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Photo: The Killers open the new Joint.
Strip Scribbles: The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel turns 5; Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman proclaimed today as “The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel Day” to mark the fifth anniversary of the entertainment venue. The showroom opened April 17, 2009, with five sold-out shows over two opening weekends.
Holly Madison again delays opening of burlesque speakeasy, talks baby and reality TV show plans
Holly Madison again delays opening of burlesque speakeasy, talks baby and reality TV show plans
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Holly, who is the creator and producer of 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque, told me: “We’re ready to go, but construction hiccups are out of my control. When we open now in two weeks, it will be a very special venue and unlike anything Las Vegas has right now. It will be super fun.”
Photo: Kerry Simon and Bill Murray attend the Simon Says
Chefs Week: Kerry Simon to open downtown Las Vegas restaurant next month
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Kerry has taken over the old John E. Carson Hotel for his innovative cuisine at Carson Kitchen: “I have long wanted to open a true neighborhood restaurant, and, as downtown is now the social center for locals, it is the perfect spot for this concept.”
Photo: The 2014 UNLVino Founders Grand Tasting on Saturda
Photos: First four-day UNLVino is a sparkling scholarship-fundraising success
Thursday, April 17, 2014
More than 7,500 enthusiasts turned up for the largest-ever Founder’s Grand Tasting, which capped the expanded four days of wine-and-food experiences marking the 40th annual scholarship fundraiser UNLVino.
Photo: The 550 foot-tall High Roller observation wheel, t
Strip Scribbles: $100,000 cocktail servers; High Roller at Linq; Broadway Bares’ ‘Get Wood’
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I am reliably told that several — if not many — of our summer pool season cocktail servers will make more than $100,000 by the time dayclubs shutter for the year in late October, and some may surpass $200,000. Most of it comes from tips.
Photo: Penny Pibbets, Frankie Moreno and Melody Sweets at
Wild, wacky and sexy ‘Absinthe’ celebrates third anniversary, 1,500-plus shows
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Now tonight almost miraculously, the provocative show that successfully marries offensive language and filthy jokes with off-kilter circus acts and one of the sexiest singer stripteases of all time celebrates its third anniversary at Caesars Palace.
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Las Vegas’ Walter ‘Sausage’ Frank wins ‘Ink Master’ episode amid feud between judge, tattoo artist
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Our Las Vegas artist Walter “Sausage” Frank from Club Tattoo at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood watched with mouth wide open as the men almost came to fisticuffs before security sent Kyle Dunbar packing. Walter won the episode’s contest.
Photo: Jermaine Jackson and his wife, Halima, on ABC's
Jermaine Jackson’s reality TV fireworks on ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
When Jermaine Jackson’s wife Halima was swapped with actor Daniel Baldwin’s ex Isabella Hoffman, she exposed his OCD tendencies and extraordinary hoarding of luggage, clothing, shoes and cologne — more than 100 bottles.
Photo: George Clooney at Hyde Bellagio on Wednesday, Apri
Q+A: George Clooney talks Las Vegas memories, Italy and his Casamigos tequila
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Academy Award winner George Clooney is no stranger to our Entertainment Capital of the World. He told me that he was here many times before film and TV stardom with his aunt, singer Rosemary Clooney, who performed here.
Photo: Legends Football League at Tabu in MGM Grand on Sa
Legends Football League, with Las Vegas Sin, is getting a reality TV series
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Mitchell Mortaza, who created the Las Vegas-headquartered LFL, will serve as executive producer. He has teamed with powerhouse producer Tom Forman of Relativity Television and Ellen Rakieten, former executive producer of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
Photo: Tom Bergeron, Derek Hough and Amy Purdy of Las Veg
Strip Scribbles: Jermaine Jackson on ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ and Amy Purdy on ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Donny Osmond and fellow judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman praised Derek Hough and Amy Purdy, giving them 37 points out of 40, placing them third for the night. “I hope Disney will make their next princess like you,” said Carrie Ann.
Photo: St. Patrick's Day @ O'Sheas
O’Sheas’ booze sales are intoxicating; Sebastian De-Bachery at Mandalay Bay
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Former Planet Hollywood headliner Holly Madison is opening her burlesque-themed speakeasy 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque on Thursday evening at Mandalay Place, but she’s still holding the remote for a TV project ...
Photo: Feel Good Food is the latest cookbook by Giada De
Chefs Week: Giada De Laurentiis talks ‘sensual’ food; Jose Andres; Rick Sandoval
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
“I want to create something more sensual. I want something more feminine. Each one has to say Giada. For every dish we serve, people need to look at it and say, ‘That’s a Giada dish. You can only get it at her Las Vegas restaurant,’” the TV star chef said.
Photo: Matthias Merges Yusho has opened at Monte Carlo.
Chefs Week: Yusho, Guy Fieri, Giada, DB Brasserie, Mozen, Vegas Uncork’d and Holly Madison
Monday, April 14, 2014
I kept asking myself, “How is this possible”? How can an American chef who grew up eating liver and onions become such a masterful Japanese chef? Then again, he’s the first to admit that his food isn’t authentic Japanese.
Photo: Michael Caprio, John Easterling, Olivia Newton-Joh
Photos: Olivia Newton-John: ‘I’m enjoying everything about Las Vegas’
Monday, April 14, 2014
It’s a no-frills show, so nothing distracts from the British-born, Australia-raised singer and her songs — just an all-white set to contrast with the mainly black outfits Olivia wears for the easygoing, comfortable musical romp through her life’s journey.

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