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Celebrity preview: Kim Kardashian, Brody Jenner, Steve Aoki, Joe Jonas, Jimmy Buffett, LIB
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Weekend highlights include Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian West, who celebrates her birthday at Tao. There’s Five Finger Death Punch at the Joint and another NBA preseason game, this one between the L.A. Lakers and Sacramento Kings at MGM Grand.
PBR World Finals Round 2: Matt Triplett of Montana rules second night
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
The dismal first-round showing by PBR World Finals leader Joao Ricardo Viera obviously stung because Thursday night, the Brazilian beat back all the pressures and his competition to place second in Round 2 and increased his overall lead.
Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar talks ‘One Night for One Drop’ at Mirage in March
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Cirque du Soleil’s ambitious voluntary cast effort for the annual, one-night-only “One Night for Drop” benefit performance is underway for the third consecutive year, and at the helm again for the second time is “The Beatles Love” performer Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar.
Four new shows in only 48 hours on the Las Vegas Strip, downtown
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
I was emotionally moved and drained by the heart-wrenching play “Henri” at the Smith Center that dealt with elderly patients battling dementia. The production by former Clark County Commissioner Rory Reid’s daughter Ryan Elisabeth Reid stars actor James Williams.
Strip Scribbles: Grand Prix street race, Santana, UFC, Buffalo Trace Whiskey
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Motorsports insiders are whispering that a Grand Prix race may well be organized for the streets of our city. Pitpass and Autoweek blogs report that F1 track designer Hermann Tilke has already visited Las Vegas several times.
Preview: Life Is Beautiful’s music, chefs and solar-powered, block-long restaurant
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
There are three days of exciting pop-up events, culinary demonstrations and hands-on appearances by some of the world’s best chefs and our own Las Vegas celebrity kitchen kings and queens.
Cosmopolitan’s Ice Rink to feature snow, ice skating, lodge
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
It’s a winter wonderland again at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas starting Nov. 21 when it once again transforms Boulevard Pool into the Ice Rink. This year it will feature falling snow, ice skating, fire pits and an intimate lodge experience.
PBR World Finals Round 1: Four of Top Six riders move up leaderboard
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
More than 10,000 fans were on their feet at the Thomas & Mack Center to watch 2011 and 2012 world champion Silvano Alves jump into the No. 2 slot on the leaderboard — now just 399 points behind and ever closer to the $1 million payday bonus.
Star of the year Britney Spears to receive her day, key to the Strip
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
To recognize Britney Spears’ incredible success story, I can report that on Nov. 5, Clark County commissioners will proclaim it “Britney Spears Day,” and commission Chairman Steve Sisolak will present her with an official proclamation and the key to the Las Vegas Strip.
Eric Trump talks Atlantic City, ‘Apprentice,’ return of pageants to Las Vegas
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
“What did Las Vegas do that Atlantic City didn’t? You built the best restaurants, you built the best shows, you have Red Rock Canyon, you have an unbelievable airport and the best convention facilities in the world.”
Will it be Jennifer Lopez vs. Britney Spears on the Strip?
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
The rumor mill in Hollywood is in overdrive with Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors that “Booty” pop diva Jennifer Lopez is about to sign a mini-residency for 72 shows in Axis at Planet Hollywood, home of Britney Spears’ “Britney: Piece of Me.”
Strip Scribbles: Jimmy Kimmel, Kerry Simon, Cleen Rock One on ‘Ink Master’
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Bill Murray and Kerry Simon have remained firm friends over the years, and the actor turned up for a fundraiser organized for Kerry at our Keep Memory Alive events center at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
2014 PBR World Finals: Parties galore and Bushwacker set to retire
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Cowboy riders have long regarded 8-year-old bull Bushwacker as the meanest, ugliest, fiercest and rankest of them all. He retires finally after this week’s BFTS PBR World Finals.
Sticker shock: Life Is Beautiful’s $249 festival and $40 parking passes
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Is the $40 parking fee that Life Is Beautiful festival organizers are charging to visit the cordoned-off downtown area outrageously high? Is it a steep price that is best described as gouging?
YouTube darling Jenna Marbles opens Season 4 of Ghostbar Dayclub
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Shame on me for having never heard of Jenna Marbles! Also debuting for the season over the weekend: Lavo Party Brunch at Palazzo and XIV Vegas Sessions with its Resurrection soiree at Hyde Bellagio.
Eric Trump: ‘We’ve had so much good luck. We’re buying everything around the world’
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
I’ve known Eric Trump since he was a youngster, and he’s grown up as a duplicate of The Donald following in his father’s famous footsteps. They sound alike and talk alike.
International Model Search winner Angela Byrd has lived in L.V. for one month
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
“It was my first time in a national pageant, so you can imagine my disbelief,” Angela told me moments after being crowned at Hakkasan in MGM Grand. She walked away with a $25,000 check, modeling agent and photography bookings.
Strip Scribbles: ‘Ink Master,’ Oasis at Gold Spike, Border Grill at Forum Shops
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Tonight on the top-rated Spike show, Cleen Rock One gets three hours to use a large number of needles and blades to “scratch” lines on a walrus penis bone for a scrimshaw design before taking on the American Traditional design elimination challenge.
Strip entertainers lend talent, support to ‘NF Hope Concert’ at Venetian
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Led by “Jersey Boys” star Jeff Leibow, the show included Veronic, Clint Holmes, Jasmine Trias, Ben Stone, Kristen Hertzenberg, Jeff Timmons, Marc Savard and “Jersey Boys,” “Million Dollar Quartet” and “Rock of Ages” cast members.
Elton John extends residency at Caesars Palace through 2017
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
The new, three-year run of shows at the Colosseum starts Jan. 16, and tickets for performances from Jan. 16-24, March 18-31 and April 3-14 go on sale Sunday.
Five days of thrilling PBR battles in richest bull-riding event on Earth
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Thousands of rodeo fans in Stetsons and silver-spur boots will be on and off the Strip to cheer on the competitors. Professional Bull Riders continues as “America’s fastest-growing sport” with CBS Sports providing daily coverage.
Bobby Flay talks 10th anniversary of Mesa Grill, Las Vegas dining scene
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
“I’m extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished these past 10 years at Caesars Palace,” said Bobby. “Mesa Grill has become not only a stage for me to showcase my love for the Southwest but has become an integral part of Las Vegas.”
Sabina Kelley’s debut pin-up calendar is hot, hot, hot
Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
You get to see all her tattoos, especially on the April page that displays her amazing full back drawings and June that displays the full arm sleeves. For September, the blonde beauty is totally naked but with modesty intact!
Mayor Carolyn Goodman vs. Robin Leach at downtown’s Slotzilla zip line?
Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
If she takes me up on the challenge, it will be to start the 10th Annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run on Saturday, Dec. 6, which serves as one of the big fundraisers of the year for our beloved charity Opportunity Village.
Strip Scribbles: Ri Ra record; Felice Garcia album; Bobby Flay; Chef Artist Dinner Series; EDC
Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
Pending final review by Guinness World Record accountants, Ri Ra Irish Pub hosted nonstop live music with no more than 25-second breaks between songs and five-minute breaks between sets for nearly 16 days ending at 1:10 a.m. Friday.
‘Absinthe’ starlet Penny Pibbets launches ‘Dancing With the Crazy Stars’
Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
When The Gazillionaire’s outrageous “Absinthe” sidekick, wacky comedienne Penny Pibbets, asked him to financially back her new solo show on Dec. 21, he refused and flung a paltry $5 at her. She has now retaliated.
Celebrity preview: Zac Brown Band, Ne-Yo, Khalifa, Hagar, CP3, Buffett, Rucker, Marbles
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
To say it’s a blockbuster weekend is an understatement. You really need 144 hours to enjoy everything rather than jamming it all into 72 hours. Fighting words don’t even begin to describe all the rivalries in the Entertainment Capital of the World.
‘There is still one child dying every 20 seconds because of contaminated water’
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
Cirque du Soleil sponsors its third-annual, one-night-only fundraiser “One Night for One Drop” on March 20 in The Beatles Love Theater at the Mirage. It will be an original production created by Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar.
Face-off: Ghostbar Dayclub vs. Lavo vs. Marquee’s DayDome vs. Encore dome
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
Can tourists and locals still have daytime weekend party fun now that the pools have closed for the season? You bet! And two dayclubs are pulling out all the stops yet again in a duel to win the war of Saturday partying.
TV series ‘Monopoly’ with Millionaires Club to film at the Rio
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
The board game loved around the world is to come to life with one of the largest and most ambitious TV series ever planned for Las Vegas. “Monopoly” is about to launch its Millionaires Club as part of a TV show with 30 state lotteries across America.
PollyGrind in Las Vegas this year was the film festival that almost wasn’t
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
PollyGrind founder and director Chad Clinton Freeman had a venue for the record number of international entries, but days ago it refused to showcase the controversial grindhouse movies.
Strip Scribbles: $500K in gold at Caesars for James Frey’s ‘Endgame’; Eric Trump; Burlesque Festival
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
A $500,000 gold coin display will be unveiled at Caesars Palace on Friday by international bestselling author James Frey. His new book “Endgame” is more than an adventure tale.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum salutes Tanya Tucker
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
The career of country music superstar Tanya Tucker gets a salute from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. The exhibit explores Tanya’s career in “Strong Enough to Bend” opening Nov. 14 and continuing through next May.
Ri Ra Irish Pub sets Guinness World Record for nonstop live music
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
After 360 hours of nonstop live music, Ri Ra Irish Pub at Mandalay Place today surpassed the previously set Guinness World Record for the Longest Concert by Multiple Artists.
Venetian, Palazzo, Sands Expo donation ends wait for veterans seeking dental service
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
A big bravo to team members of the Venetian, Palazzo and Sands Expo who presented a check for $70,000 to The Sgt. Clint Ferrin Dental Clinic for Veterans at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine.
‘One Drop’ plans revealed: L.V. can lead the way in solving drought, water contamination
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
Until now, many of us have assumed that the world’s water problems are overseas and not our concern, but now it’s becoming such a sad situation here, the impact is beginning to be felt here at home.
Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’ talks ‘forgotten fat,’ weight loss, three TV shows
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
“Taking care of your cholesterol and triglycerides is very important. It’s like fat molecules going around in your bloodstream. You shouldn’t have too much of it, and I had way too much.”
Strip Scribbles: Twenty of 100 top-grossing U.S. restaurants are in Las Vegas
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
Twenty of America’s 100 top-grossing restaurants are located here in Las Vegas and only bested slightly by those in the Big Apple. Sales of menu items and wine and spirits combine for jaw-dropping and eyebrow-raising statistics.
Emeril’s 21 years in L.V.: From finding oysters to serving octopus, alligator
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
“Las Vegas has truly become the world’s restaurant capital,” said celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse. “Las Vegas has the best collection of celebrity restaurants and chefs of any city in the world.”
Strip Scribbles: Britney Spears; ‘Georgia’; nightclub closing; nightclub opening
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
It’s proof that superstar power is a necessary component of a Las Vegas hotel’s success story. In this case, it’s Britney Spears, who helped turn around the fortunes of Planet Hollywood despite critics.
Shania Twain reveals plans after departing Caesars Palace in December
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
“It has been a great two years. It went by so fast! It’s coming to an end now, but I’ve had a wonderful experience. I do feel like I’ve made the most of it while I was here. I’m taking a ton of memories with me and a lot of new friends.”
International Model Search hopefuls compete for $50K, TV show contract
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
First-time winner Adeline Mocke from South Africa will turn over her crown to the new champion. The red carpet starts at 5 p.m. Saturday at Hakkasan, followed by the two-hour pageant.
‘Gigolos’ producer Marklen Kennedy of L.V. has four new projects on his plate
Monday, Oct. 13, 2014
Las Vegas TV producer Marklen Kennedy is juggling no less than four new projects while waiting to resume filming for a new Season 6 of his hit series “Gigolos” on Showtime. He’s just returned from six months in Durango, Mexico.
Strip Scribbles: Claire Sinclair strips; Sabina Kelley + Travis Barker; Soul Train Awards
Monday, Oct. 13, 2014
“Pin Up” at the Stratosphere star Claire Sinclair shows nearly everything posing in the buff for Scott Santodonato’s photo interview layout in the new Strip LV magazine.
Photos: Michael Buble and the miracle of Lou Ruvo Center
Monday, Oct. 13, 2014
Over the weekend, singer Michael Buble became the latest in a long line of celebrities supporting Keep Memory Alive. The four-time Grammy Award-winning artist explained that two months ago, he lost his grandmother to Alzheimer’s.
Othman, McLeod top performers on Day 1 of Red Bull Air Race
Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
Weather conditions, including high winds and gusts at 34 mph, led the race committee to discontinue today’s Top 12 round of the Red Bull Air Race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Celebrity preview: Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Train, Blink-182, Michael Buble, Red Bull Air Race
Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
The high-speed Las Vegas adrenaline action this weekend is with the death-defying pilots skimming the skies at 230 mph just 80 feet above ground at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It’s the final U.S. stop of the eight global rounds of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.
Strip Scribbles: Miss Nevada USA judges; Great Santa Run summit; LIB’s Grills & Guitars
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
In the 10 years that our beloved charity Opportunity Village has organized its Great Santa Run, millions of dollars have been raised, and last year’s 11,000 red-and-white-suited Santas kept the world record here for the third consecutive year.
Review: Sexy ‘X Rocks’ is still rockin’ at the Rio one year later
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
One number piles atop another as the girls race to change from nearly fully nude into limited wardrobe to become nearly fully nude again! It’s a nonstop assault of pulchritude punctuated by the comedy of John Bizarre.
Downtown Summerlin opens: Live, work, shop, eat and party there
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Right through the night and past dawn this morning, executives and hard-hat workers tested sound and lighting stages, unloaded supplies and polished walkways and storefronts for today’s opening to celebrate the official debut weekend of Downtown Summerlin.

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