Strip Scribbles: Model Search controversy; Tesla triumph; Caitlyn Jenner comedy skit

The 2015 Tropic Beauty Model Search world finals won by Elise Duncan of Perth, Australia, at Light on Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Mandalay Bay.

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The 2015 Tropic Beauty Model Search world finals won by Elise Duncan of Perth, Australia, at Light on Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Mandalay Bay.

Las Vegas:
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 @ 4:02 p.m.
Beautiful Perth, Australia, glamour girl Elise Duncan wants to set the record straight. Elise says that she was not crying about not being able to take part in the second pageant, both at MGM Grand.
The 2015 Miss Nevada USA and Miss Teen Nevada USA pageants Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at UNLV. Brittany McGowan, right, was crowned Miss Nevada USA, and Geovanna Hilton won Miss Nevada Teen USA.

Despite NBC pulling the plug, Miss USA Pageant on July 12 ‘will go on’

Television:
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 @ 2:36 p.m.
NBC’s decision was in reaction to hotel mogul and pageant co-owner Donald Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants in his political declaration of running for president in which he said that they brought crime, drugs and rapists to America.
“The Supernaturalists” by Criss Angel.

Strip Scribbles: Nearly drowned escapist talks; Criss Angel denies publicity stunt; Celine fan videos

Las Vegas:
Monday, June 29, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
“This was no publicity stunt,” said Criss Angel. “He owes me his life. Don’t try this anywhere, any time at any age. I’m glad that he recovered fully and was able to return for the second night after we had to cancel the premiere.”
Rain Hannah and Vince Neil attend the last hurrah at Center Bar on Sunday, June 28, 2015, in the Hard Rock Hotel.

Photos: Rowdy, raucous ‘Final Toast’ and ‘Last Call’ at Center Bar

Hard Rock Hotel:
Monday, June 29, 2015 @ 5:32 p.m.
What a party it was as the Hard Rock Hotel said farewell to the original and infamous Center Bar in true rock-and-roll fashion on Sunday, and I gave the “Final Toast,” a countdown and then pulled a giant switch to turn off the globe light above the bar.
Miss Summerlin Katherine Kelley is crowned the new Miss Nevada by outgoing winner Ellie Smith during the pageant at the Smith Center on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

Photos: Teacher Katherine Kelley of North Las Vegas wins Miss Nevada Pageant

The Smith Center:
Monday, June 29, 2015 @ 4:31 p.m.
Jenna Holdrige, 19, from Reno was asked, “If you were a Kardashian, what would you say to Caitlyn?” It took less than a second of thought, and she answered, “I love you, Dad.”
Opening night of “For the Record: Baz” at Light on Friday, June 26, 2015, in Mandalay Bay.
Review: Extraordinary ‘Baz’ shines bright at Light in Mandalay Bay
Photos:
Monday, June 29, 2015 @ 2:34 p.m.
What an extraordinary production. It isn’t theater, yet it’s the best spectacular you might ever sit down two hours for to watch. Call it the ultimate cabaret-style musical. Call it the party before the nightclub-DJ parties. The music, dancing and energy are frenzied.
Robin Leach interviews 10 of the original “Le Reve — The Dream” cast members at Le Reve Theater on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at Wynn Las Vegas.
‘Le Reve’ 10th anniversary, Part 3: The aquatic spectacular’s secrets, obstacles and required skills
Wynn Las Vegas:
Sunday, June 28, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
The astounding athletic performers of the aquatic spectacular “Le Reve — The Dream” at Wynn Las Vegas are celebrating a decade of thrilling global audiences with their daring dives, synchronized swimming and fabulous feats of skill on the Strip.
Robin Leach interviews 10 of the original “Le Reve — The Dream” cast members at Le Reve Theater on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at Wynn Las Vegas. The show now has more than 50 cast members. Front row, from left: Ludivine Perrin-Stsepaniuk and Genevieve Garneau. Back row: Benoit Beaufils and Alberto del Campo.
‘Le Reve’ 10th anniversary, Part 2: The most magical moments of 10 successful years
Wynn Las Vegas:
Saturday, June 27, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
For 10 years, the amazing athletic performers of the aquatic spectacular “Le Reve — The Dream” at Wynn Las Vegas have thrilled audiences from around the world with their daring dives, synchronized swimming and fabulous feats of skill in, out of and under the water.
International Model Search contestants at The D Las Vegas and Fremont Street Experience on Thursday, June 25, 2015, in downtown Las Vegas.
Celebrity preview: Shaq, Model Search, Marlon Wayans, Jay Mohr, Smash Mouth and Toad
Las Vegas:
Friday, June 26, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
It’s a quieter than normal weekend in the Entertainment Capital of the World, so it’s perfect timing for “For the Record: Baz” to premiere at Light in Mandalay Bay.
“Le Reve — The Dream” at Le Reve Theater in Wynn Las Vegas.
‘Le Reve’ 10th anniversary, Part 1: Ten remarkable performers from Day 1
Wynn Las Vegas:
Friday, June 26, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
They are the nightly warriors of the water: fearless, brave and filled with unique courage. For 10 years, the stars of Steve Wynn’s aquatic masterpiece “Le Reve — The Dream” have thrilled more than 5.2 million people from around the world.
The 2015 Hooters Swimsuit Pageant at the Joint on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in the Hard Rock Hotel. The winner of Miss Hooters International was Meagan Pastorchik (#69) from Charleston, S.C.
Photos: 2015 Miss Hooters International crowns two winners at Hard Rock
Pageants:
Thursday, June 25, 2015 @ 8:03 p.m.
The winner of the 2015 Miss Hooters World was Lydia Hipkiss (#34) from England in a blue bikini, and the victor of the 2015 Miss Hooters International title was Meagan Pastorchik (#69) from Charleston, S.C.
Jonathan Scott, left, celebrates winning HGTV's “Brother vs. Brother” Season 3 on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, over twin brother Drew Scott, with girlfriend Linda Phan.
Strip Scribbles: L.V. stars on TV, Playboy, Last Call, Lipshtick, Tyga, NHL stars
Las Vegas:
Thursday, June 25, 2015 @ 6:29 p.m.
Millions of viewers saw Motley Crue frontman and Las Vegas resident Vince Neil and his makeup artist girlfriend Rain Hannah in tears at the end of ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap” when he presented her with a diamond-laden eternity ring.
“The Supernaturalists” by Criss Angel.
Criss Angel rescues ‘Supernaturalists’ star in near drowning, postpones opening
Illusions:
Thursday, June 25, 2015 @ 4:33 p.m.
Las Vegas headliner magician Criss Angel has postponed tonight’s planned opening of his show “The Supernaturalists” after a water-escape illusion went horribly wrong in the final dress rehearsal. The incident nearly ended with Spencer Horsman in “a watery grave.”
Steve Angello performs in 2014.
Steve Angello is newest resident DJ at Omnia in Caesars Palace
Nightlife:
Thursday, June 25, 2015 @ 2 p.m.
New Las Vegas mega-club hotspot Omnia at Caesars Palace announced this morning the addition of Grammy Award-nominated and multiplatinum-selling artist Steve Angello to its list of highly acclaimed and superstar-DJ roster.
Thomas Keller.
Q+A: ‘Old man on the block’ Thomas Keller launches spring, summer menus at Bouchon
The Venetian:
Thursday, June 25, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
Thomas Keller is celebrating 11 years of his Bouchon at the Venetian. Bouncing off the success of his French Laundry and Per Se again being named to the World’s Top 50 Restaurants, the kitchen king came to town to launch his spring and summer menus at Bouchon.