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Mariah Carey: ‘I have no idea how I wound up’ at Chippendales with Tyson Beckford
Friday, May 8, 2015
Gossip magazines and sensational tabloids are in overdrive for their Monday post-weekend headlines trying to link a new romance between recently separated superstar songbird Mariah Carey and newly single actor, model and hunk Tyson Beckford.
Strip Scribbles: Chris Brown falls at 26th birthday at Drai’s; food trucks on the Strip
Thursday, May 7, 2015
It hasn’t been a good 26th birthday visit to Las Vegas for singer and actor Chris Brown. First he was allegedly involved in an altercation at his Hardwood basketball suite in the Palms with an uninvited guest for a basketball game party.
Review: Mariah Carey’s premiere at Caesars is a night of triumph
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Perfection personified, the Duchess of all Divas was right at home in the footsteps of Colosseum residents past and present Celine Dion, Sir Elton John, Rod Stewart, Bette Midler and Shania Twain.
Photos: ‘X Burlesque’ flies high for 13th anniversary, Indoor Skydiving’s 33 years
Thursday, May 7, 2015
After watching a short video, the Vegas Indoor Skydiving instructor taught Whitney Giron, Tiffany Molyneux and Nanako Hawley proper body position and flight technique, which proved easy for their limber dancer bodies.
Q+A: From toxic to not sick for Westgate headliner Suzanne Somers
Thursday, May 7, 2015
“Clearly something was going haywire. We are a family who does eat right and organic. What was happening? It was then that I decided I had to lead the family charge in finding the right environmental doctors for all of us.”
Rock in Rio USA preview: Global coverage for No Doubt, Metallica, Linkin Park, Swift, Mars
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Rock in Rio blasts off Friday at 5:30 p.m. with Cirque du Soleil cast members putting on a one-of-a-kind original production, followed by headliners No Doubt, Foster the People and 10 other stage acts and 10 other performers in the three Rock Streets.
#MayPac stats: 336,000 visitors; $180 million to Mayweather Jr.; 2 million drinks
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Incredible but true, there were 1,360 private jets parked at McCarran Airport, so many in fact that one runway had to be turned into a parking lot for them ...
Strip Scribbles: San Gennaro Feast, Journey, Mike Minor, Sammy DeMarco
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Zowie Bowie, Lena Prima, Bella Strings, Denise Clemente and Sam Riddle are some of the nearly 20 entertainers set to perform for host Tony Sacca over the five days of the annual San Gennaro Feast through Sunday at Grand Canyon mall on West Flamingo.
Stormy weather as snow and rain falls ‘inside’ Caesars Palace
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
It’s difficult to believe, but snow and rain fell inside Caesars Palace during the recent 2015 CinemaCon meetings, and it wasn’t from a leaky faucet hitting the air conditioning system.
Steve Wynn turns a profit on ‘Showstoppers’ at Encore Theater
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
From a shaky start to a solid hit — plus profits! Hotel tycoon Steve Wynn bet more than $10 million on his Broadway show-tunes production “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” at Encore Theater in the Wynn that opened late last year.
Caesars hat trick! Celine joins Britney, Mariah at Billboard Music Awards
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Celine Dion, a six-time Billboard Music Awards winner, postponed an Asian tour and her Las Vegas shows while taking care of her husband and former manager, Rene Angelil, as he battles throat cancer.
Mariah Carey premieres her show at Caesars Palace tonight
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Superstar singer Mariah Carey premieres her resident show “#1 to Infinity” at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace tonight performing her 18 No. 1 hits. Mariah told me she will present her hits in chronological order.
Strip Scribbles: Britney Spears adds dates; Imagine Dragons EP; Chris Brown’s 26th at Drai’s
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Before I say one word, let me pour a glass of fine tequila and toast you all with “Happy Cinco de Mayo!” Celebrations are valley-wide, but the one to watch is at the Luxor with Arianny Celeste, “Fantasy” and Jabbawockeez.
Mariah Carey to appear at Billboard Awards at MGM, swims with dolphin at Mirage
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
For the first time in 17 years, superstar singer Mariah Carey, who opens her “#1 to Infinity” show at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace on Wednesday, will appear at the Billboard Music Awards.
Chris Brown denies punching man at the Palms; man isn’t pressing charges
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Chris Brown’s rep issued a statement: “Chris has a suite at the hotel that has a basketball court and invited friends to come play. An unruly individual showed up uninvited and was removed from the premises. Chris was not in an altercation with this person.”
Robin Leach remembers The Moody Blues and his nights in white satin
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Shortly after I sailed to America from England in November 1963, British rock and roll exploded, and the invasion began. It’s difficult to believe that it is now 50-plus years ago!
Photos: L.V. Outlaws defeat L.A. Kiss for second time in three weeks, win 49-16
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
It was the sixth consecutive loss for the Kiss owned by legendary KISS rockers Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. Add in their losing streak at the end of last season, and it is 11 consecutive losses.
Photos: Gordon Ramsay promotes Christina Wilson; new Aria restaurant, club; sous chef computer
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Five years to the day executive chef Christina Wilson won Season 10 of “Hell’s Kitchen,” star chef Gordon Ramsay appointed her the top executive of his worldwide restaurant empire.
Fight Weekend party photos: Jay Z and Beyonce host at Marquee
Monday, May 4, 2015
Beyonce, who never stopped dancing in her seat at their VIP table near the DJ booth, welcomed friends and family, including her mother and new husband, who naturally stayed closerthanthis throughout the night.
Q+A: Knockout UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste talks Cinco de Mayo at T&T
Monday, May 4, 2015
UFC ring beauty Arianny Celeste has seen her fair share of knockouts, but her Cinco de Mayo party at Tacos & Tequila in the Luxor on Tuesday will be a real 10 count.
Photos: Justin Bieber + Tyson Beckford’s ex? Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s $1M necklace
Monday, May 4, 2015
Did partygoers at Rehab on Sunday get so out of control during an appearance by Ludacris that Hard Rock Hotel management had to close the party pool early and evict daytime revelers?
Strip Scribbles: MGM Arena update; Riviera butts; billionaires meet; Chrissy Teigen’s recipes
Monday, May 4, 2015
One year down, and one year to go. Execs of the new AEG/MGM Arena under construction behind Monte Carlo and New York New York gave an update tour of the $375 million sports arena on the Strip on Friday.
S.I. swimsuit model Anastasia Ashley gives selfie lessons to Robin Leach
Monday, May 4, 2015
Pro surfer and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition beauty Anastasia Ashley gave me a lesson in taking selfies and using the latest iPhone video and photo apps over champagne in Franklin Bar at Delano Las Vegas on Sunday.
What’s next for ‘Duck Commander Musical’ after it closes May 17 at the Rio?
Monday, May 4, 2015
Willie Robertson, who wrote the bestselling book “The Duck Commander Family” with wife Korie, tells me after its six-week engagement here at the Rio, he’s taking the show on the road.
Preview: It’s war! The rock rivalry between L.V. Outlaws and L.A. Kiss
Monday, May 4, 2015
It’s a rock rivalry at its finest. Vince Neil’s Las Vegas Outlaws play host to Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley’s L.A. Kiss in a fast-and-furious Arena Football League showdown tonight at our Thomas & Mack Center.
A final look: The Riviera shuts its doors after 60 years on the Strip
Monday, May 4, 2015
Another one bites the dust. At high noon today, the doors to the renowned Riviera shut tight, and the life of a 60-year legendary icon came to a bittersweet end.
Fight Weekend party photos: P. Diddy at Lavo, Mark Ronson, Jeremy Lin at Marquee
Monday, May 4, 2015
Who else but Sean “P. Diddy” Combs would host not one but two Big Fight Weekend parties in the Entertainment Capital of the World? Diddy hosted a private fight-weekend bash at Lavo in Palazzo on Friday night.
Fight Weekend party photos: Justin Bieber goes shirtless at Rehab
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Pop superstar and fan of Floyd Mayweather Jr. Justin Bieber sprayed champagne showers to cool down daytime revelers when he took over Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday as host for one of the Las Vegas Fight Weekend soirees.
Fight Weekend party photos: P. Diddy, Sports Illustrated swimsuit models at SLS
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Three-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sean “P. Diddy” Combs partnered with five knockout Sports Illustrated swimsuit models for an appearance at Foxtail Pool Club at SLS Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon during The Big Fight Weekend.
Photos: Record money, celebrity turnout for ‘Fight of the Century’ at MGM
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Show business kings, record royalty, millionaire moguls, television titans, sports superstars and headline queens made up one of the largest entertainment groups ever at a Las Vegas boxing bout Saturday night.
The Big Fight: Manny Pacquiao’s secret strategy? Plus, actor receives free ticket
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Could this be Manny Pacquiao’s secret strategy for victory tonight in his welterweight unification battle against Floyd Mayweather Jr. at MGM Grand Garden Arena? Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups?
Mayweather Jr., Pacquiao, Jay Z, Bieber, Diddy, Foxx, Ludacris, NKOTB and more
Friday, May 1, 2015
Star-hosted parties are on the timetable the entire weekend and dominate the entertainment scene before and after The Big Fight. Expect to pay sky-high prices to rub shoulders with royal rappers at their nightclub parties.
Q+A: Steve Martorano finds star chef, author success, sets sights on TV
Thursday, April 30, 2015
From the mean streets of South Philadelphia to the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip, Italian cook Steve Martorano admits that he would have wound up in jail if he hadn’t started a culinary career.
Strip Scribbles: Journey at the Joint; Helene Neville’s journey; expensive ice cream
Thursday, April 30, 2015
There was a wild and enthusiastic packed crowd for Journey’s debut of a nine-show mini-residency at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Wednesday night, and contributing photographer Tom Donoghue was onsite for his great photo gallery.
Britney Spears vs. Kim Kardashian; singer cancels two shows post-fall
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Pop princess Britney Spears, who fell onstage Wednesday night at Planet Hollywood when her high heels buckled underneath her, has landed on her feet with an eight-year licensing deal to give Kim Kardashian a run for her money.
Mayweather Jr. vs. Pacquiao: Huge $$$ + superstar Party Patrol for ‘Fight of the Century’
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Two Las Vegas glamour girls will be front row at this weekend’s giant Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight, but instead of shelling out big bucks for their seats, they get to see the billion-dollar battle up close for free.
Sinatra offers special menu for legendary entertainer’s 100th birthday
Thursday, April 30, 2015
To mark what would have been superstar entertainer Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday in December, Steve Wynn’s executive chef Theo Schoenegger at Sinatra in Encore has compiled a number of “The King of Swing’s” favorite dishes into a five-course menu experience.
Bill O’Reilly’s new ‘Legends & Lies’ on Fox turns spotlight on Nevada
Thursday, April 30, 2015
The series began April 12 and after its two-episode premiere this Sunday will air the fifth installment with a look at Davy Crockett and a repeat of the Kit Carson episode.
Penn National plans two-phase Tropicana redevelopment, insiders say
Thursday, April 30, 2015
There was surprise that The M Resort owners Penn National purchased Tropicana Las Vegas on Wednesday for $360 million. Inside word from Wall Street is that Penn plans a two-phase redevelopment.
Photos: Corey Harrison toasts 32nd birthday at Andiamo, dad Rick gets cake in the face
Thursday, April 30, 2015
It was a family affair when “Pawn Stars” star Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison celebrated his 32nd birthday with his girlfriend Roxy, father Rick Harrison and other members of the family, but it was Dad who wound up getting the cake.
Review: Enchanting ‘Cinderella’ a timeless inspiration for young, old alike
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Audrey Cardwell as Cinderella captivates castmates, the orchestra and audience with her big-break performance. She is stunning in the transformations from trodden-down scullery maid into bridal princess in the treasured fairytale.
Strip Scribbles: Mayweather Jr.-Pacquiao tickets; Pamela Anderson’s $1M divorce?
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The seats are in upper-level Section 204 and priced at $6,500 each. Their face price is $3,500, so it’s a jump but still a bargain! On Thursday, we’ll have the full Royal Robin Rundown of the huge money at stake with tickets, betting, parties and nightclub action.
Journey kicks off mini-residency at the Hard Rock Hotel through May 16
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Their 1981 blockbuster “Don’t Stop Believing” became the top-selling track in ITunes history in 2009 of songs not released in the 21st century, and it turned up on the finale of HBO’s “The Sopranos” and was a signature song on Fox’s recently ended “Glee.”
Ibiza’s disco-infused house music heads to Light at Mandalay Bay
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The good times of the incredibly popular European nightclubs that dot the Spanish island in the Mediterranean are coming to Las Vegas.
Longtime Riviera headliner ‘Crazy Girls’ moves to Planet Hollywood
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Days before the closing of the Riviera next Monday at noon and its 60-year run on the Strip comes exclusive news that the 28-year-old Riviera adult cabaret headliner “Crazy Girls” will move to Planet Hollywood.
Photos: Quarterback turned country singer Sam Hunt at Sunset Station
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Rising country music star Sam Hunt, who once played quarterback for Middle Tennessee State, has a No. 1 hit record with “Take Your Time” — nine weeks at the top and counting — and he turned up and took his time to perform at Sunset Station.
Strip Scribbles: Cirque staying put in L.V.; Mayweather Jr., Pacquiao arrive
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The $1.5 billion sale to TPG Capital had some wondering if the bank, which also owns part of Caesars Entertainment and the Palms, would want the shows moved from rival MGM Resorts International properties.
Dream musical: ‘Cinderella’ has new look and life at Smith Center
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
It’s one of the world’s most treasured fairytales, the winning story of the innocent young beauty thwarted at every move by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters and rescued from scullery maid duties by a handsome prince.
Gumball 3000 to feature Tony Hawk, Diplo, Deadmau5 and car show
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The two-day festival lineup at MGM Resorts Village across from the Luxor from May 29-30 includes Deadmau5, Diplo, Eve, Bun B, The Alchemist, Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs and Tony Hawk.
Photos: Mariah Carey toasts residency, ‘Infinity’ in arrival at Caesars Palace
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
It was an extraordinary welcome ceremony for multiplatinum singer-songwriter Mariah Carey. Certainly one fit for a queen — and, if that’s an exaggeration, certainly one for Cleopatra — because Caesar and his Centurions gave her a royal welcome.

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