Celebrity preview: Foster the People, Aloe Blacc, Bastille, Jason Derulo, Claire Sinclair, Jay Cutler, Phil Lesh

Foster the People performs at Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday, July 7, 2012.

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Foster the People performs at Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday, July 7, 2012.

Friday, April 18, 2014 @ 12:15 p.m.
Happy Easter Weekend, everyone! Viva Las Vegas — it’s also a rockabilly pin-up party weekend, plus a lot of music high notes. The Strip plays host to Foster the People and Phil Lesh, the founding member of The Grateful Dead, while Tyler Farr takes care of ...
Guy Fieri and Lee Brice attend Day 2 of the 2014 ACM Party for a Cause at the Linq on Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Chefs Week Q+A: UNLV graduate turned star chef Guy Fieri returns home to open his first Strip spot

Friday, April 18, 2014 @ 2:01 a.m.
It’s been an incredible journey for spiky-blond-haired New York Times-bestselling author Guy Fieri, who began his love affair with food at age 10 selling soft pretzels from “The Awesome Pretzel,” a three-wheeled bicycle cart he built with his father.
Naked City Pizza Shop chef/owner Chris Palmeri is the wing king.

Las Vegas locales featured on Guy Fieri’s ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’

Friday, April 18, 2014 @ 2 a.m.
Food television personality Guy Fieri opened his first restaurant in Las Vegas on Thursday, bringing his Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar to the Quad on the Strip. The UNLV graduate is best known for hosting “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” on the Food Network.
“Pawn Stars” parody “Pawn Shop Live!” officially moves to the Riviera from the Golden Nugget on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Photos: ‘Pawn Stars’ parody ‘Pawn Shop Live!’ moves from Golden Nugget to Riviera

Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 11:58 p.m.
“Pawn Stars” patriarch Richard “Old Man” Harrison on Wednesday pulled out his famous Chrysler Imperial convertible to drive his family, including Austin “Chumlee” Russell, and the cast of the parody “Pawn Shop Live!” to their new home at the Riviera,
Jason Alexander prepares for his one-man show at Harrah’s Las Vegas.

Jason Alexander’s new one-man show at Harrah’s reveals ‘Seinfeld’ secrets, pokes fun at Las Vegas

Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 8:58 p.m.
Producer Seth Yudof told me: “He also does a Q+A session with the audience about the 14 years of ‘Seinfeld.’ It’s really funny. He’s really good off the cuff and with his improv material. He’ll answer any question about that show.”
“Absinthe” celebrates its third anniversary Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Caesars Palace.
Photos: ‘Absinthe’ is sexier, raunchier than ever on third anniversary at Caesars
Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 8:03 p.m.
There was no better way for the cast of “Absinthe” to celebrate its milestone third anniversary and 1,500-plus shows Wednesday night in the Spiegelworld tent outside Caesars Palace — with a giant cake, buckets of bubbly and more good news.
The Killers open the new Joint.
Strip Scribbles: The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel turns 5; Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend
Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 6 p.m.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman proclaimed today as “The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel Day” to mark the fifth anniversary of the entertainment venue. The showroom opened April 17, 2009, with five sold-out shows over two opening weekends.
1923 Bourbon & Burlesque by Holly Madison at Mandalay Bay.
Holly Madison again delays opening of burlesque speakeasy, talks baby and reality TV show plans
Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 4:37 p.m.
Holly, who is the creator and producer of 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque, told me: “We’re ready to go, but construction hiccups are out of my control. When we open now in two weeks, it will be a very special venue and unlike anything Las Vegas has right now. It will be super fun.”
Kerry Simon and Bill Murray attend the Simon Says Fight MSA benefit at Keep Memory Alive event center Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
Chefs Week: Kerry Simon to open downtown Las Vegas restaurant next month
Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 2 a.m.
Kerry has taken over the old John E. Carson Hotel for his innovative cuisine at Carson Kitchen: “I have long wanted to open a true neighborhood restaurant, and, as downtown is now the social center for locals, it is the perfect spot for this concept.”
The 2014 UNLVino Founder’s Grand Tasting on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in downtown Las Vegas.
Photos: First four-day UNLVino is a sparkling scholarship-fundraising success
Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 1:59 a.m.
More than 7,500 enthusiasts turned up for the largest-ever Founder’s Grand Tasting, which capped the expanded four days of wine-and-food experiences marking the 40th annual scholarship fundraiser UNLVino.
The 550 foot-tall High Roller observation wheel, the tallest in the world, in shown Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The wheel is the centerpiece of the $550 million Linq project, a retail, dining and entertainment district by Caesars Entertainment Corp.
Strip Scribbles: $100,000 cocktail servers; High Roller at Linq; Broadway Bares’ ‘Get Wood’
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 6 p.m.
I am reliably told that several — if not many — of our summer pool season cocktail servers will make more than $100,000 by the time dayclubs shutter for the year in late October, and some may surpass $200,000. Most of it comes from tips.
Penny Pibbets, Frankie Moreno and Melody Sweets at "Absinthe."
Wild, wacky and sexy ‘Absinthe’ celebrates third anniversary, 1,500-plus shows
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 5:02 p.m.
Now tonight almost miraculously, the provocative show that successfully marries offensive language and filthy jokes with off-kilter circus acts and one of the sexiest singer stripteases of all time celebrates its third anniversary at Caesars Palace.
"Ink Master" on Spike TV on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
Las Vegas’ Walter ‘Sausage’ Frank wins ‘Ink Master’ episode amid feud between judge, tattoo artist
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 3:28 p.m.
Our Las Vegas artist Walter “Sausage” Frank from Club Tattoo at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood watched with mouth wide open as the men almost came to fisticuffs before security sent Kyle Dunbar packing. Walter won the episode’s contest.
Jermaine Jackson and his wife, Halima, on ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap."
Jermaine Jackson’s reality TV fireworks on ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 2:34 p.m.
When Jermaine Jackson’s wife Halima was swapped with actor Daniel Baldwin’s ex Isabella Hoffman, she exposed his OCD tendencies and extraordinary hoarding of luggage, clothing, shoes and cologne — more than 100 bottles.
George Clooney at Hyde Bellagio on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Q+A: George Clooney talks Las Vegas memories, Italy and his Casamigos tequila
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.