Q+A: George Clooney talks Las Vegas memories, Italy and his Casamigos tequila

George Clooney at Hyde Bellagio on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Las Vegas.

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George Clooney at Hyde Bellagio on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 2 a.m.
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.
Tom Bergeron, Derek Hough and Amy Purdy of Las Vegas on Season 18 of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” on Monday, April 14, 2014.

Strip Scribbles: Jermaine Jackson on ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ and Amy Purdy on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 @ 6 p.m.
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.
Legends Football League at Tabu in MGM Grand on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.

Legends Football League, with Las Vegas Sin, is getting a reality TV series

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 @ 3:57 p.m.
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.”
“Feel Good Food” is the latest cookbook by Giada De Laurentiis.

Chefs Week: Giada De Laurentiis talks ‘sensual’ food; Jose Andres; Rick Sandoval

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 @ 12:57 p.m.
“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.
Matthias Merges’ Yusho has opened at Monte Carlo.

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Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 11:58 p.m.
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.
Michael Caprio, John Easterling, Olivia Newton-John and Rod Mickel at Sky Jump at the Stratosphere.
Photos: Olivia Newton-John: ‘I’m enjoying everything about Las Vegas’
Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 10:58 p.m.
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.
Mario Lopez with Mr. Piffles at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan on Friday, April 11, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Photos: Mario Lopez dines, attends ‘Vegas Nocturne’ at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan
Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 9:58 p.m.
Mario on Friday night was brought onstage twice, first with Piff the Magic Dragon and his magical performing Chihuahua Mr. Piffles. Mario successfully shot Mr. Piffles with a gun, blew Mr. Piffles out of a cannon and also found a way to resurrect him.
Adam Gregory and Marie Osmond at the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Las Vegas Hilton on Sunday, June 19, 2011.
Strip Scribbles: Penn Jillette’s restaurant; Marie Osmond’s movies; Victor Drai’s palm trees
Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 6 p.m.
Guy Fieri said of Penn Jillette: “He surprised you, he surprised everybody — no B.S. If Penn Jillette wanted to open a restaurant tomorrow, he could. He’s not just good; he’s great. There’s no reason for me to say that because he wasn’t even on my team.”
Alex Pettyfer at Beacher’s Madhouse on Friday, April 12, 2014, in MGM Grand Las Vegas.
Photos: Alex Pettyfer re-creates ‘Magic Mike’ at Beacher’s Madhouse minus supermodel ‘wifey’
Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 3:33 p.m.
Hunky British actor Alex Pettyfer, who stripped down in “Magic Mike” alongside Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey, re-created the same hi-jinx while celebrating his 24th birthday at Beacher’s Madhouse not once but twice over the weekend at MGM Grand.
Criss Angel, with fiancee Sandra Gonzalez, celebrates the fifth anniversary of his Cirque du Soleil show “Believe” at the Luxor on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at a party at Rx Boiler Room in Mandalay Place.
Criss Angel, recovered from shoulder surgery, returns to ‘Believe’; ‘Magic Jam’ to continue
Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 2:06 p.m.
Cirque du Soleil’s “Believe” went on hiatus for 10 weeks while Criss recuperated from January shoulder surgery in L.A. for torn muscles that separated during a Times Square hanging escape stunt for his Spike TV series also titled “Believe.”
Alfonso Cuaron, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Jonas Cuaron arrive on the red carpet for the screening of "Gravity" at the 70th Venice Film Festival on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Venice, Italy.
Preview: Stars offer up-close auction items for annual Keep Memory Alive gala at MGM Grand
Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 1:27 p.m.
This year’s glittering event is a salute to Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Hosted by Sir Michael Caine, Quincy Jones and Kenny Ortega, the night also features entertainment by Carole King, Queen Latifah, Rita Moreno, Jordin Sparks, Andy Garcia, Ricky Martin and Jon Secada.
John Easterling, Olivia Newton-John, Pat Farrar and John Farrar attend the after-party of Newton-John’s new show “Summer Nights” at the Flamingo on Friday, April 11, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Photos: Olivia Newton-John’s nonstop hits thrill Marie Osmond — ‘Showroom is in good hands’
Sunday, April 13, 2014 @ 5:26 p.m.
Olivia’s longtime friends, producers, songwriters and co-performers John and Pat Farrar were in the audience Friday night leading the cheers, long applause and standing-ovation finale with Olivia’s husband John Easterling celebrating his birthday.
Bryan Ferry performs at Pearl at the Palms on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Photos: Roxy Music legend Bryan Ferry keeps it cool with his ladies at Pearl at the Palms
Sunday, April 13, 2014 @ 3:58 p.m.
The Roxy Music frontman legend performed songs from his extensive catalog, including solo hits and from the days when he led Roxy Music. He played the piano for fan favorites including “Re-Make/Re-Model” and, with the audience on its feet, “Kiss and Tell.”
Cameo.
Q+A: Cameo singer Larry Blackmon talks L.V. Soul Festival, Pacquiao, Cyrus and red codpiece
Saturday, April 12, 2014 @ 2 a.m.
Cameo, who formed in the 1970s and whose hits include “Word Up!” (with the memorable video featuring Larry Blackmon in a bright red codpiece), “Candy” and the Mariah Carey collaboration “Loverboy,” are headlining the Las Vegas Soul Festival at UNLV.
Michael Goodwin is the vice president of daylife and nightlife at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
Q+A: Hard Rock Hotel exec Michael Goodwin previews Season 11 of Rehab
Saturday, April 12, 2014 @ 2 a.m.
New this season at Rehab: adding Saturday pool parties to the usual sizzling Sunday soirees, and the entertainment lineup is diverse and, frankly, fantastic. Michael Goodwin, Hard Rock Hotel’s vice president of daylife and nightlife, talks Rehab, “the oasis in the desert.”