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Tonight: Kurt Busch’s documentary, Betty Buckley and Wiz Khalifa

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Speed TV

Speed TV’s “Kurt Busch: The Outlaw.”

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The definitive documentary on NASCAR outlaw and Las Vegas native Kurt Busch airs on Speed TV tonight; check out a preview from the highlights reel. It’s the story of our hero and anti-hero who went to the top of his game, then slid to the bottom with tirades against the media and fellow drivers, followed by fights -- and now his climb back to the top again.

Call him champion, competitor, racer, troublemaker or enigma, but there’s no doubt that he also is an outlaw. “The documentary addresses the majority of the 2012 racing season,” Kurt said. “And it gives viewers an honest and accurate portrayal. The behind-the-scenes footage also will entertain and educate about the private and public sides of me.”

It is absolutely must-watch TV even if you aren’t a NASCAR fan. Here’s a clip of the Talladega segment.

TONIGHT’S TIPS

My former Manhattan apartment neighbor Betty Buckley performs her one-woman show “Ah, Men: the Boys of Broadway” at Cabaret Jazz in the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Naturally, I’ll be there for a reunion!

Rapper Wiz Khalifa is joined by Taylor Gang, Juicy J and Lola Monroes at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Comedy king Andrew Dice Clay returns to the Riviera for four nights of funny shows with his explicit and confrontational language.

Anthony Cools presents his Strip Comedy version of strip poker, with human scorecards undressing as two improv teams do battle with creative wit at the Lounge at the Palms.

Local philanthropist Patrick Duffy, not be confused with the “Dallas” star, presents a men’s fall fashion show at Saks 5th Avenue in Fashion Show mall to benefit the Gay and Lesbian Community Center.

Terry Fator turns on the large holiday light show “Glittering Lights” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Golfing guru Bill Walters and his wife Susan are honored at a black-tie dinner re-creating Camelot at MGM Grand ahead of hosting the opening of the Magical Forest holiday light show at our beloved charity Opportunity Village. Bill hosts a three-day golf tournament at Shadow Creek, one of many courses he’s developed here.

And don’t forget about the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards that we reported today.

TOMORROW’S TEASE

It’s a very busy weekend pre-Thanksgiving as Garth Brooks says his fond farewell at the Wynn. The long-awaited, much-anticipated Bagatelle Supper Club adjacent to the Tropicana officially opens, and one-time bitter rivals Andre Agassi and John McEnroe will stare each other down again at Mandalay Bay in a tennis tournament guaranteed to have those terror outbursts.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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