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Celebrity preview: Beyonce, Bieber, ‘MJOne,’ Ne-Yo, S.I. Swimsuit models
Friday, June 28, 2013
As soon as Justin Bieber steps offstage at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday night, his road crew has just hours to tear down his sets, pack up and leave ...
New Miss Nevada winners plan for national pageant; Miss America chief rankles L.V.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The newly crowned Nevada representatives going onto the Miss America pageants have less than 90 days to prepare for the national spotlight. Their two ...
Pat Benatar, Cheap Trick combine for a powerful evening at the Palms
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
It was the night two great institutions of rock ‘n’ roll teamed up for a knock-out show for the ages -- and the “guinea pig” audience loved them for it.
Strip Scribbles: Holly's new wedding date; Jonas Brothers video; Trump's new (and very, very wealthy) partners
Monday, June 17, 2013
Reality television’s Holly Madison, who now calls Vegas home, has settled on Sept. 10 for her California wedding to "baby daddy" Pasquale Rotella, the promoter of this weekend’s giant Electric Daisy Carnival here.
Miss USA no match for NBA Finals; Donald Trump explains moving his pageants out of Vegas
Monday, June 17, 2013
The 51 glamorous girls of Donald Trump’s Miss USA pageant Sunday at Planet Hollywood were outscored and outpointed in the TV ratings war by the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat.
'Teen Mom'/porn starlet Farrah Abraham hosts at Adult Pool Club
Sunday, June 16, 2013
It's been a roller coaster ride of sensational and often lurid tabloid headlines for "Teen Mom" reality starlet Farrah Abraham, who wound up selling her debut porn video for more than $1 million. Saturday, she left her cares behind her to play host at the Sapphire pool.
Pitbull, Ke$ha light up Mandalay Bay crowd
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Pitbull and Ke$ha brought their "Warrior Tour' to Mandalay Bay on Saturday night, and fans gave them a roaring sold-out welcome.
New Miss Nevada, Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen crowned
Sunday, June 16, 2013
The new Miss Nevada who will go to the Miss America contest in Atlantic City Sept. 15 is 19-year-old Diana Sweeney, Miss Carson City. The new Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen is 15-year-old Katarina Clark.
Brad Garrett riffs on running in a Speedo, his canceled TV series and the first anniversary of his club
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Plans for a Speedo, bikini and swim shorts run through downtown as an Opportunity Village fundraiser next Tuesday have been postponed at the last moment. It was to also serve as the official registration kickoff and sign-up drive for the annual Santa Claus 5K Christmas marathon, which is still set for December.
Photos: J.Lo, Marc Anthony, Jamie King toast ‘The Chosen’ at Mandalay
Sunday, May 27, 2012
It took four years and 90 minutes, but at the end, they hugged and held hands; superstars Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony mouthed the words ...
Stories of survival, inspiration among 2012 Miss USA Pageant contestants
Friday, May 25, 2012
In meeting with the 2012 Miss USA Pageant contestants this past week, I’ve learned some of their fascinating, emotional and inspirational stories: ...
Bride-to-be Meagan Good: I’ll be the overly dressed Pussycat Doll
Friday, May 25, 2012
For the soon-to-be preacher’s wife, it is a bucket-list striptease show she just has to complete to celebrate her bachelorette party. Gorgeous movie ...
2012 Miss USA Day 4: Swimsuit volleyball, full-frontal humor, Trump
Friday, May 25, 2012
It was another hot-temperature, grueling day in front of the cameras for the 51 contestants of the 2012 Miss USA Pageant as they filmed around- ...
Celebrity preview: J.Lo, Daughtry, Incubus, UFC 146, Beach Boys, more!
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Five days and nights of nonstop partying are ahead for the Memorial Day Weekend starting today and make it more like a New Year’s Eve celebration ...
2012 Miss USA Day 3: Swimsuits, judges, Buca di Beppo, renewal talks
Thursday, May 24, 2012
As the 2012 Miss USA Pageant contestants were officially welcomed to Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon for their fifth consecutive year at Planet ...
Photos: LMFAO’s Sky Blu debuts at Wet Republic, wins at nearby BMAs
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Just hours before winning six trophies at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena with LMFAO, Sky Blu debuted his monthly DJ ...
Photos: Kat Graham and Baltimore Ravens players party at Chateau
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
“Vampire Diaries” actress Kat Graham celebrated a successful Season 3 of her hit CW series and her first single, “Put Your Graffiti on Me,” with 3.5 ...
Photos: ‘Twilight’ actress Nikki Reed toasts 24th birthday at Marquee Dayclub
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
“Twilight” actress Nikki Reed celebrated her 24th birthday at Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and was joined by newlywed husband ...
2012 Miss USA Day 2: Red Rock Resort, wedges, gowns, SFAB
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The pressures and pace picked up Tuesday in preparations for the 51 contestants competing in the 2012 Miss USA Pageant. The official Miss USA ...
Do some folks dress for L.V. without checking a mirror, Laura Croft asks
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
While looking at photographs from recent events in Las Vegas, I came across some unusual looks. I know that for the most part, this is a city where ...
Photos: Nobu excited about new restaurant, first hotel at Caesars
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
If it hadn’t been for a fire that burned down his first American restaurant, if it hadn’t been for actor Robert De Niro chasing him for four years to ...
Strip Scribbles: Steve Wynn’s L.V. neighbors in N.Y.; Ray J hospitalized
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Hotel tycoon Steve Wynn made global headlines with his $70 million New York City penthouse purchase last week, but if he’d hoped to escape ...
2012 Miss USA Day 1: Filming, rehearsals and photo shoots in L.V.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
It may well have looked like a day of decadence with drinks, dinner and dancing, but when TV cameras are rolling nonstop, it becomes hard work ...
Chef Alain Ducasse relishes his other careers as author, publisher
Monday, May 21, 2012
It’s a beyond-busy travel schedule, more flying than some pilots. Before he arrived in Las Vegas this month, chef Alain Ducasse was in Monaco, Paris, ...
Strip Scribbles: Dion back in full voice; what’s next for Playboy Club?
Monday, May 21, 2012
Caesars Palace headliner and superstar Celine Dion has won back the full strength of her voice. “She’s raring to go and can’t wait to return” to ...
2012 Miss USA: Hopefuls in L.V.; judge named; Hall wins ‘Apprentice’
Monday, May 21, 2012
The glitz and glamour of the 2012 Miss USA Pageant hit the Strip over the weekend, and TV cameras roll for the first time today on pageant ...
Photos: BMAs stars are the best free advertising for Las Vegas
Monday, May 21, 2012
Pop superstar and heartthrob Justin Bieber may have done more for Las Vegas tourism in the past 48 hours than any advertising buy made by our ...
Photos: Bieber, Underwood, Cyrus, DeGraw, Hough arrive at 2012 BMAs
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Miley Cyrus looked to be wearing no bra or pants under her long, white, open-to-the-navel blazer and onstage was a wardrobe malfunction seconds ...
Photos: BMA rehearsals for Houston, Summer, Yauch tributes; Cee Lo
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Last-minute juggling until midnight Saturday will ensure a tribute to disco queen Donna Summer at today’s 2012 Billboard Awards at MGM Grand ...
Photos: Dita Von Teese’s ‘Strip, Strip, Hooray’ dazzles at HOB
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Burlesque is back big time thanks to Dita Von Teese and her spectacular, diamond-studded costumes that cost a cool $100,000 a piece, and she ...
Celebrity preview: BMAs with Biebs, Usher, Kelly, Carrie, Whitney tribute
Friday, May 18, 2012
Music from yesteryear, today and even tomorrow is the dominating factor this weekend on the Strip. The world’s most popular music stars are all ...
Impressionist Jeff Tracta, a man of over 100 voices, headlines at Palms
Thursday, May 17, 2012
“We are pulling out all the stops. The production is so much bigger. ... People loved what they saw at Liza’s show, but now I’m on steroids,” Jeff ...
Strip Scribbles: Criss Angel, Triple H, Donna Summer, Mariah Carey
Thursday, May 17, 2012
It’s a fight I never expected, but it’s all in the name of charity when Luxor headliners Criss Angel and Carrot Top arm-wrestle each other for charity ...
Photos: Dita Von Teese is ready to take it off at House of Blues
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Dita Von Teese, a one-time Las Vegas stripper, returns to town in glory headlining her own “feathers and fans” variety show, “Strip, Strip, Hooray,” ...

Exclusive photos: Bagatelle is bringing Mediterranean flair to the Trop
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Construction is continuing nearly around the clock for next month’s opening of the stunning and spectacular Bagatelle Beach and Nightclub ...
Photos: Four days of feasting at 2012 Vegas Uncork’d festivities
Thursday, May 17, 2012
It was a frantic and frenetic four days of feasting at the 6th Annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit festival of food and fine wines at four of our ...
Strip Scribbles: Channing Tatum, Joey Lawrence, Rio’s Chippendales
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The bare-chested hunks of Chippendales are about to get a whole lot hotter starting next month as they celebrate their 4,000th performance ...
Photos: ‘X Factor’s’ Chris Rene hosts and performs at Pure
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
It was a show-stopping performance by former “X Factor” contestant Chris Rene at Pure in Caesars on Tuesday night. The Season 1 finalist ...
2009 NFR: World champion Trevor Brazile piles on the pressure
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009
The nine-time world champion finally made an impact at the halfway point of the 51st Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in front of yet another sell-out crowd of ...
Weekend Wrap: NASCAR, Great Santa Run, Mandarin Oriental, Robin Williams, Rock and Roll Marathon
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009
NASCAR’S top drivers said their first-ever Champions Week in Las Vegas, after years of being in New York City, was the best ever. They told me that they ...
Photo Gallery: Bellagio’s spectacular Winter Wonderland
Monday, Dec. 7, 2009
A quick look at the temperature tells you that winter has arrived with an icy blast -- down into the low 30s overnight. People throughout the country express ...
Photo Galleries: Days 2 and 3 of Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
Monday, Dec. 7, 2009
The second and third days of this year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo were completed over the weekend at our Thomas & Mack Center, and contributing ...
Photo Gallery: Metallica’s sold-out concert at Mandalay Bay
Monday, Dec. 7, 2009
It was Mandalay Bay mayhem when the heavy metal fans of Metallica collided with the Las Vegas Rock and Roll Marathon runners bulking up with their ...
Photo Gallery: Sammy Hagar’s Chickenfoot @The Joint in the HRH
Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009
Last night was an evening that felt like New Year’s Eve three weeks early, as Las Vegas was packed to the rafters, and the Strip was filled. Metallica rocked at ...
Great Santa Run: Unofficial 14,595 runners would be a new record
Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009
It was a staggering turnout, a sea of Santas as far as the eye could see! At last check this morning, the bib numbers handed out topped 14,595, but we ...
Photo Gallery: Kenny Chesney surprises Sammy Hagar at Cabo Wabo
Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009
Rocker Sammy Hagar’s family and friends had a special surprise up their sleeves at last night’s official grand opening festivities for his flagship Cabo Wabo Cantina ...
Photo Galleries: Tiffany, Crystals and Eva Longoria Parker’s Beso open
Friday, Dec. 4, 2009
This morning, it’s the opening ribbon-cutting ceremonies of the new -- and first in Las Vegas -- Mandarin Oriental super-luxury hotel. The property screams ...
Photo Gallery: NASCAR's Strip victory lap; Stewie Awards @Rio
Friday, Dec. 4, 2009
It’s NASCAR’s first-ever Champions Week in Las Vegas, and part of the celebration was a victory lap by the Top 12 drivers -- including four-time consecutive ...
NASCAR Photo Gallery: LVMS hosts fanfest and Jimmie Johnson roast
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009
It was the day when the world’s fastest racecar drivers really tore into each other -- but with wicked humor and sensational sarcasm instead of trying to ...
Crystals opens with Tiffany breakfast, Eva Longoria Parker's Beso
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009
The world’s largest retail shopping district at a staggering 500,000 square feet is jaw-dropping. It’s 100 times more eye-popping than televangelist Robert ...

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