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August 18, 2019

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Weekend Rewind: Daredevil Travis Pastrana catches ‘Absinthe,’ Tyga hits the clubs and more

Travis Pastrana

Travis Pastrana is preparing to duplicate Evel Knievel’s legendary Caesars Palace stunt.

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Travis Pastrana pals around with the Gazillionaire.

Extreme motorsports icon and star of MTV show “Nitro Circus” Travis Pastrana was at “Absinthe” Thursday night, possibly sharing some advice from one daredevil to another with a member of the Gazillionaire’s wild crew. Pastrana, in case you didn’t hear, is preparing for a live TV special on History on July 8 wherein he will pay tribute to Evel Knievel by duplicating three of the motorcycle legend’s stunts — including the Caesars Palace fountain jump that almost claimed Knievel’s life. Stay tuned here to get more info on these events, which will be free and open to the public.

"Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding" celebrated its grand opening at its new location, at Buca di Beppo at Bally’s Las Vegas, on Friday night. Show folks from Chippendales, “Fantasy,” “Menopause the Musical,” “Raiding the Rock Vault,” “WOW” and “Tenors of Rock” partied along with the happy couple, as did Planet Hollywood magic men Murray Sawchuck and Xavier Mortimer.

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Sasha Grey took over at Hyde Bellagio.

Spotted Friday night at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, singing and dancing along to the legendary Rod Stewart: None other than model, actress and “No Lifeguard on Duty” memoirist Janice Dickinson. She also appeared at Thursday’s grand opening of the Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center at Downtown Summerlin and she wasn’t the only celeb in site: Model and activist Joanna Krupa, actor Dean Cain and reality TV personalities Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley were visiting as well.

Hyde Bellagio kicked off its newest weekly nightclub party Stereo Hyde Sunday night in style, thanks to actress, model and author Sasha Grey, who jumped behind the decks for a DJ set before claiming an exclusive VIP table to party with friends and sip on Don Julio 1942, Macallan 12 and Grey Goose.

Rapper Tyga was all over the place on Sunday night. He caught DJ Eric DLux’s set at Apex Social Club at the Palms and also spent some time with chart-topper Marshmello at XS and rapper Yo Gotti and boxing legend Mike Tyson at Drai’s Nightclub.

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Eric DLux and Tyga at Apex.

”Inferno: The Fire Spectacular” starring magician Joe Labero and The Fuel Girls celebrated its 100th show on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night. Ironically, it was the same night and the same venue, the Paris Theater, where “Marilyn! The New Musical” wrapped up its initial run.

In other bad news for the show biz, the planned concert experience and attraction The Voice: Neon Dreams has been unplanned at the Hard Rock Hotel. The show was set to open this year with a cast of vocalists from the popular NBC singing competition in a new, customized venue, but these neon dreams are over, a casualty of the resort’s new ownership. Here's the statement: "In light of recent developments regarding the scope, timing and impact of the construction and renovation plans for the transformation of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino into a Virgin Hotel property and our unsuccessful efforts to find a way to adjust either the show or the construction plans to make both viable, the decision has been made to cancel the production of The Voice: Neon Dreams. We are grateful to our partners who have worked tirelessly in the creation of the show and are regretful that we are unable to continue forward with the project as originally envisioned. Refunds for prior purchases can be obtained at point of purchase."