Strip Scribbles: Lance Burton’s magic movie, ‘Gigolos,’ Sheri’s Ranch, ‘Late Night Chef Fight’

Bradley Lords, Vin Armani and Brace Land of Showtime’s "Gigolos" set in Las Vegas.

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Bradley Lords, Vin Armani and Brace Land of Showtime’s "Gigolos" set in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas:
Monday, April 20, 2015 @ 5:35 p.m.
Illusionist Lance Burton is in the finishing stages of his debut film “Billy Topit: Master Magician,” and we have a first look at its poster ahead of the planned black-tie premiere this fall.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy, center, choreographs a new scene in “Le Reve — The Dream” on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Wynn Las Vegas.

‘Le Reve’ is named ‘Best Production Show’ for fifth consecutive year

Concierge Choice Awards:
Monday, April 20, 2015 @ 4:27 p.m.
Additionally at the 25th Anniversary Concierge Choice Awards, SNHCA presented its first-ever Lifetime Award to Steve Wynn, who was a surprise guest at the awards with wife Andrea, for his support of the Las Vegas concierge community.
Joe Manganiello, Channing Tatum and Stephen Boss in “Magic Mike XXL.”

Preview: Schwarzenegger, Statham, Eastwood, ‘Fantastic Four,’ ‘Magic Mike XXL’ — and Tom Cruise?

2015 CinemaCon:
Monday, April 20, 2015 @ 3:02 p.m.
More than 5,000 global cinema owners — a 7 percent increase over last year and representing 72 countries — will rub shoulders with big-screen stars and studio honchos, view upcoming summer blockbusters and check out the latest innovations.
“Divas” night at “Mondays Dark” hosted by Mark Shunock, right, with Joey Fatone, benefiting Dress for Success on Monday, March 16, 2015, in Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Preview: Crikey! British invasion at hunky-dory ‘Mondays Dark’ tonight

Hard Rock Hotel:
Monday, April 20, 2015 @ 1:02 p.m.
The impact of British actors, musicians, composers and singers on the U.S. entertainment scene has been massive dating back to the days of William Shakespeare.
Kourtney Kardashian celebrates her 36th birthday with Scott Disick and friends at 1 OAK on Saturday, April 18, 2015, in the Mirage.

Photos: Kourtney Kardashian toasts 36th birthday with Scott Disick at 1 OAK

The Mirage:
Monday, April 20, 2015 @ 1:31 a.m.
The mother of three started off the evening of her actual birthday at dinner in nearby Stack with Scott Disick, her boyfriend and baby daddy since 2006 and fellow Las Vegas regular, and friends including Courtenay Semel, Melissa Kolker and Sarah Howard.
Christina Aguilera and fiance Matthew Rutler at Hakkasan on Friday, April 17, 2015, in MGM Grand.
Photos: Christina Aguilera, fiance Matthew Rutler party at Hakkasan
MGM Grand:
Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 11:54 p.m.
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, TV personality and actress Christina Aguilera, fiance Matthew Rutler and friends partied at Hakkasan in MGM Grand on Friday during the five-level restaurant and nightclub’s second-anniversary weekend.
The Tapas by Alex Stratta grand opening Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Tivoli Village.
Photos: Tapas by Alex Stratta celebrates grand opening in Tivoli Village
Dining:
Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 11:06 p.m.
Servers passed contemporary small plates including fried oyster cups, albondigas, bunuelos, fried kale, seafood ceviche, gazpacho, octopus, desserts (including light cream puffs and fruit soaked in sangria) and signature sangria and wine.
New Three Days Grace frontman Matt Walst.
Review: Three Days Grace graces the Joint with new frontman Matt Walst
Hard Rock Hotel:
Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 10:34 p.m.
With a recent transition in the band’s architecture as frontman Matt Walst became the official replacement for former singer-songwriter Adam Gontier in 2014, critics wondered what structure would be built with their 2015 album “Human” and subsequent tour.
Scott Disick, fifth from right — with Kourtney Kardashian, fourth from right, and friends — hosts at 1 OAK on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in the Mirage.
Celebrity preview: Kourtney Kardashian, SJP, Kathy Griffin, Jennifer Coolidge, Wayne Brady
Las Vegas:
Friday, April 17, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
Maybe the music scene is quiet because country music fans have left the Strip en masse for this year’s 50th Academy of Country Music Awards. It has moved — thankfully for only one year — from MGM Grand Garden Arena to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Calvin Harris spins at Hakkasan on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in MGM Grand.
Strip Scribbles: Hakkasan’s second anniversary; Jordin Sparks; Weird Al; Foxtail’s 18-and-older party
Las Vegas:
Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 6:01 p.m.
The four-day celebration weekend to mark the second anniversary of Hakkasan at MGM Grand begins tonight and runs through Sunday with performances by global superstar DJs Tiesto, Hardwell and Steve Aoki, plus Kyroman, the part-man, part-machine phenomenon.
Las Vegas 51s manager Wally Backman, second from right, talks with players during the 51s' season opener Thursday, April 3, 2014, against the Fresno Grizzlies.
Weekend Best Bets: UNLVino, Las Vegas 51s and Pure Aloha Festival
Las Vegas:
Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
From a champagne kick-off party at UNLVino to a celebration of local Hawaiian heritage, 'tis indeed a weekend to eat, drink and be merry. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Britney Spears celebrates “Britney Day” at the High Roller in the Linq Promenade on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Britney Spears puts heckling hater in his place at Planet Hollywood
Music:
Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 4:56 p.m.
I’m giving a high-five to pop princess Britney Spears not only because of her return Wednesday night to her Axis at Planet Hollywood residency “Britney: Piece of Me,” but also for the fact that she lambasted a heckling hater in the audience near the stage.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis at the 2010 ShoWest Awards at the Paris on March 18, 2010.
Shopping with Sarah Jessica Parker at Crystals in CityCenter
Fashion:
Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 4:25 p.m.
“Sex and the City” with Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis was a Sunday night TV-viewing phenomenon on HBO that began in 1998 and ended in 2004.
Las Vegas runner and cancer survivor Helene Neville.
Helene Neville of Henderson preps for final marathon run around U.S. perimeter
Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 3:58 p.m.
Four-time cancer survivor Helene Neville of Henderson has battled three brain surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation. Yet incredibly she is about to embark on the biggest challenge of her amazing life. This is an extraordinary story of courage and bravery.
Korie Robertson, Willie Robertson, Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr attend the grand opening of “Duck Commander Musical” on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at the Rio.
‘Duck Commander Musical’ review: Before fame, money and beards
The Rio:
Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 1:58 p.m.
Executive producer and entertainment mogul Tommy Mottola was 100 percent correct when he told me: “This is as good as any other Broadway musical. I’ll put it up alongside anything else, and it’ll win. It has everything — and then some — you’d want in a hit musical.”