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Celebrity preview: Robin Thicke, Jason Derulo, A$AP Rocky, Third Eye Blind, Brody Jenner, Ryan Lochte and Shaq


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Robin Thicke serenades 2010 Playboy Playmate of the Year Hope Dworaczyk onstage at Rain in the Palms on May 15, 2010.

2010 Midsummer Night's Dream at Palms

Kevin Dillon celebrates his birthday at the Fourth Annual Midsummer Night's Dream at Palms Pool & Bungalows on Aug. 14, 2010. Launch slideshow »

There’s no disguising the fact that it’s a sex-fueled weekend in Sin City. Before you say it’s always like that here, this 72-hour package features the granddaddy of red-hot parties.

With the wild-as-can-be Midsummer Lingerie Carnival at the Palms, the second anniversary of Night School 4 Girls and Robin Thicke’s steamy, nearly nude “Blurred Lines” video, it’s three days and nights of sassy sensuality, and much of it will take place in an undressed, stripped-down state of affairs.

The underwear pages of Victoria’s Secret come to life with lacy lingerie, frilly knickers and black-seamed thigh-high stockings all on show at the Palms Pool. Guys have it easier with silk pajamas. This was a takeoff of Hugh Hefner’s infamous party at the Playboy Mansion, but now the Palms has made its own torrid trademark. Feel the temperatures soar and sizzle Saturday from dusk to dawn.

For two years, Night School 4 Girls at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip and its real-life Las Vegas showgirls have been teaching sultry moves, pole-dancing tricks and burlesque routines to ladies at bachelorette and divorce parties. The 70-minute classes, which were seen on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” have proved a favorite with women wanting to spice up their own bedroom antics and “further their education.” Sexy students celebrate the anniversary all weekend.

Seriously sexy R&B singer Robin Thicke, who has scorched the charts with his No. 1 blockbuster, “Blurred Lines,” joins Jason Derulo and up-and-comer Sammy Adams at the Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. (Robin returns solo at the Palms Pool next month.) Viewer-discretion warning: This is the unrated version of “Blurred Lines” with T.I. and Pharrell.

Blurred Lines

We mustn’t forget the King of Rock and Roll, who started the whole hip-swiveling, torso-thrusting dance moves. There are several celebrations to mark the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death 36 years ago in Memphis at age 42.

Now it’s time for us to put on our blue suede shoes; polish our pompadour; and shake, rattle and roll our way into this week’s edition of the Royal Robin Rundown:



Boyz II Men are at the Mirage all weekend.

Singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett and His Large Band are at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts with blues, gospel, country and swing from his 14 albums.

Cold War Kids and Papa are at the Boulevard Pool.

Elvis weekend includes Brandon Bennett’s “Elvis My Way” at Sam’s Town for two nights.

Michael Sweet, Oz Fox (Stryper) and Mike Tramp are at Club Madrid in Sunset Station.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic are on Fremont Street above Hennessey’s Tavern.

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is at Hard Rock Live! on the Strip.

Nashville Unplugged features Arliss Albritton and Brad Crisler at Red Rock Resort.

Boyz II Men Opening Night at The Mirage

Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman and Nate Morris of Boyz II Men perform on opening night of Boyz II Men's residency at The Mirage on Friday, March 1, 2013. Launch slideshow »


David Spade is at the Venetian for two nights.

Sinbad is at the Orleans Showroom for two nights.

Ralphie May is at South Point all weekend.

Don Barnhart and Phil Johnson are at Big Al’s Comedy Club at the Gold Coast all weekend.


Opportunity Village commemorates Elvis with an Elvis impersonator contest and performances by Opportunity Village Elvi at its Engelstad Campus. Opportunity Village was the official manufacturer of Elvis scarves he gave away at every show.

Veteran crime journalists and authors Beverly Ford and Stephanie Schorow speak at the Mob Museum in two lectures.

Super Summer Theater continues its production of “Legally Blonde: the Musical” at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park.

The Double Down Saloon celebrates National Rum Day with complimentary Sailor Jerry floats.

Buffalo Bill’s celebrates National Roller Coaster Day with free rides on the Desperado roller coaster.

Hook Jaw Net Radio’s “On Air With Robert & C.C.” hosts an interview with David Perrico at Rockhouse in the Venetian.

Robin Thicke at 1 OAK

Robin Thicke hosts and performs at 1 OAK in the Mirage on Friday, April 13, 2012. Launch slideshow »


A$AP Rocky performs at Ditch Fridays at the Palms Pool.



Robin Thicke, Jason Derulo and Sammy Adams are at the Boulevard Pool.

Third Eye Blind performs a free concert at the Fremont Street Experience.

Sublime With Rome is at Mandalay Bay Beach.

Dennis Wise is at Santa Fe Station.

Red Eye Radio performs a free concert at Lounge at the Palms.


“Raiding the Rock Vault” celebrates boxing legend Leon Spinks’ birthday with a special performance at their “Night of the Champion” show at LVH.

Gilley’s hosts the “Boot Scootin’ Benefit” for Help of Southern Nevada at Treasure Island.

My friend, Las Vegas female fighter Ana Julaton, battles Celina Salazar in a 10-round, nontitle bout in Cancun, Mexico, televised here on Televisa and Fox Sports.

Brody Jenner's Birthday Weekend

Brody Jenner celebrates his birthday at Tao Beach at The Venetian on Aug. 27, 2010. Launch slideshow »

Ryan Lochte at Palazzo’s Azure

Ryan Lochte at Azure Luxury Pool in the Palazzo on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Launch slideshow »


The super-sexy Midsummer Lingerie Carnival is at the Palms Pool.

Omarion is at Haze in Aria.

Brody Jenner celebrates his 30th birthday at Hyde Bellagio.

Olympic champion Ryan Lochte hosts at Azure Luxury Pool at the Palazzo.

Nicky Romero is at Daylight in Mandalay Bay.



The WWE Summer Slam is at Sam’s Town Live!


Shaquille O’Neal hosts at Azure and might swim against Ryan, who says he will have his hands tied behind his back.

Don Diablo spins at Daylight.

We’ll start our reports and photos of the sex-citement on Sunday, and then on Monday preview the celebrity turnout for the MAGIC fashion convention and the 44DD turnout of dancers for the Men’s Club convention.

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