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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | 3:33 p.m.
Actor Ian Ziering (“Beverly Hills 90210,” “Sharknado”) joined singer Olivia Newton-John onstage Tuesday night during her resident show “Summer Nights” at Flamingo Las Vegas, where together they sang — what else? — the “Grease” mega-hit “Summer Nights.”
Donning a black leather jacket, Ziering, as an honorary T-Bird for the performance, delighted the Donny & Marie Showroom audience and brought them to their feet in a rousing standing ovation.
Ziering is currently the guest host of Chippendales at the Rio through July 20, his second turn in the adult-male revue; he served as a guest host in Chippendales last summer.
Thanks to contributing photographer Denise Truscello of WireImage for her photo gallery of Ziering on his night off from Chippendales.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
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Carnival lasts all year at the Rio. With a float occasionally passing overhead and dropping beads while feathered dancers fire up the gamblers below, the Rio tries to keep its 120,000-square foot casino jumping with excitement. Special Brazilian mixed-drinks are also served throughout the casino. The hotel suites tend to be larger than similar priced rooms on the Strip and many offer excellent views with floor to ceiling windows.
The Rio offers some quality shows like "Penn & Teller" and "Chippendales." Many come to the Rio for the nightlife at the VooDoo Lounge, located on the 51st floor, or McFadden's Irish Pub on the casino level.
Others come for a bit relaxation at the Rio Spa or pool area and still others come to shop at the hotel's 60,000 square feet of shops. In each of these endeavors, the Rio attempts to make the experience a bit more fun and spontaneous.
The Rio also offers guests a variety of dining choices from all-American food at the All-American Bar & Grille to Gaylord India Restaurant for something a little spicier and even Carnival World Buffet for the indecisive.