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September 17, 2014

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Robin Leach's Celebrity Watch

Photo: Physical therapist Jen Nash and Kerry Simon laugh
Strip Scribbles: Lou Ruvo Center 5th anniversary, Donny & Marie, Matt Goss, ‘Ink Master,’ Nobu Villa
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
In just five years, our Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health has hosted more than 55,000 patient visits, and 30 clinical trials to end neurological brain diseases are underway at the facility in downtown’s Symphony Park.
Photo: Corey Big Hoss Harrison, Austin Chumlee Russell, R
Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’ to lead Pawn Stars Poker Run on Oct. 5
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Rick’s son Corey Harrison will lead motorcycle riders through Las Vegas starting from Gold & Silver Pawn downtown to the 100-year-old historic Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings, plus, stops in Summerlin and on the Strip before an after-party at Hogs & Heifers.
Photo: The Kardashian Khaos grand-opening red carpet Dec.
OMG, no! Kardashian Khaos at the Mirage to close Oct. 30
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The nearly three-year run on the Strip is over. After a soft opening in November 2011 and a red carpet grand opening the next month, Kardashian Khaos boutique at the Mirage is closing effective Oct. 30.
Photo: Emina Cunmulaj, Sam Nazarian and Lenny Kravitz att
Strip Scribbles: Las Vegas leaders head up $3.5 billion casino resort in Bahamas
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Former Hard Rock Hotel and Palms President Paul Pusateri has been named COO of Baha Mar, a spectacular 1,000-acre complex along 3,000 feet of pristine beach in Nassau. It will be home to 3,200 luxury suites and include four or five hotels, including SLS Lux.
Photo: Chef Tony Hus Lao Sze Chuan at the Palms.
Lao Sze Chuan at the Palms is authentic, traditional and ‘the real thing’
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Dining:
Chef Tony Hu’s exciting spicy menu is a reinvention of his popular Chicago restaurants, and the decor and new look of the venue formerly Little Buddha proves that it’s a perfect match. Lao Sze Chuan is a glamorous palace.
Photo: Olivia Newton-John makes her official Las Vegas ar
Flamingo headliner Olivia Newton-John opens cancer research center in Australia
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute was founded at Melbourne’s Austin Hospital on Monday with former Premier John Brumby at Olivia’s personal request as chairman. The research center is attached to Olivia’s own cancer treatment center at the hospital.
Photo: Actor Joe Manganiello guest stars in Season 5 of I
Challenge for Las Vegas’ Cleen Rock One: Cover up nearly naked pinups with tattoos
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
‘Ink Master’:
Keep your eyes on Cleen Rock One, owner and artist at Chrome Gypsy Tattoo here in Las Vegas, and not on the bountiful human canvasses. His rival is his former fired employee Tim Lees, who is now an artist at Propaganda Tattoo in San Diego.
Photo: Theo James at Hakkasan on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014,
‘Divergent’ hottie Theo James parties at Hakkasan in MGM Grand
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Photos:
Taking a break from his busy filming schedule for the “Divergent” sequel “Insurgent,” British actor Theo James was seen enjoying his night out as he sipped cocktails and mingled with guests as they passed by‎ before departing around 3 a.m.
Photo: Semi Precious Weapons at The Sayers Club on Thursd
Semi Precious Weapons at The Sayers Club; Borgore at Life Nightclub
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
SLS Las Vegas:
Known for its high-energy sound and electrifying shows, the New York-based rock band Semi Precious Weapons stayed true to form with a theatrical set that included “Drink,” “Free Booze” and the latest, “That’s My Friends,” off the newly released album “Aviation.”
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‘Kinky Boots’ at Smith Center an emotional high with laughter, tears and joy
Monday, September 8, 2014
Review:
Celebrities and Las Vegas VIPs joined Broadway angel investors and a festive audience for the weekend’s official premiere of “Kinky Boots.” It has everything you could ever ask for in a dazzling, brash and successful night of brilliant theater.
Photo: Derek Hough, Amy Purdy and Erin Andrews on ABCs Da
Strip Scribbles: Amy Purdy + Oprah; George Clooney’s wedding; Britney hits road
Monday, September 8, 2014
Las Vegas VIPs and high-rollers attending the celebrity fight-night gala in Italy hosted by Andrea Bocelli for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson’s Center in Phoenix heard secrets from George Clooney when he spoke at the festivities in Florence.
Photo: Brian Evans, left, with Joan Rivers in Lake Tahoe
Joan Rivers gave me my break in showbiz, Brian Evans says; G.R.L. member Simone Battle dies
Monday, September 8, 2014
Deaths:
I watched from afar as friends of Joan Rivers paid tribute to the comedienne at her funeral in New York on Sunday. I was happy that a very candid and emotional interview I recorded with her many years ago for “Entertainment Tonight” was rerun on “Entertainment Tonight Weekend.”
Photo: 2013 Miss USA Pageant contestants dine at Buca di
Restaurant and hotel titan Robert Earl says ‘Be My Guest’ in new TV series
Monday, September 8, 2014
Cooking Channel:
Hotel magnate Robert Earl, who launched his Planet Hollywood restaurant and hotel brand here in Las Vegas, admits that he’s gained 14 pounds while filming the first 14 episodes of his new TV series “Be My Guest” on the Cooking Channel.
Photo: Omelette aux fines herbs and Tandoori chicken wing
Origin India owner and chef praise ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Dining:
If the omelette aux fines herbs and Tandoori chicken wings featured in “The Hundred-Foot Journey” left your mouth watering and your stomach growling, there’s hope here in Las Vegas for lunch and dinner — for a limited time — at Origin India on Paradise Road.
Photo: Jerry Mitchell and Cyndi Lauper on Thursday, Sept.
Cyndi Lauper: ‘If young people don’t discover Broadway, then Broadway will die’
Saturday, September 6, 2014
‘Kinky Boots’:
Cyndi Lauper and Jerry Mitchell won 2013 Tony Awards for their work on “Kinky Boots.” “Now we’re thinking we should collaborate on something else together. Maybe we could create something special for Las Vegas?” Cyndi told me Thursday afternoon at the Smith Center.

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