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January 20, 2018

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Photos: Lance Bass at Chippendales; Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis’ contest at Palms


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Lance Bass

Lance Bass at Chippendales at The Rio

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Jaymes Vaughan, James Davis of Chippendales at Palms

Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis of Chippendales at The Rio host Launch slideshow »

It was a whirlwind Las Vegas visit for Lance Bass of ’N Sync fame thanks to his radio show and his mom. Diane Bass wanted to see the Home Shopping Network production featuring singer Michael Bolton at The Venetian.

Lance also recorded his Sirius satellite radio show “Dirty Top” with Chippendales at The Rio and “The Amazing Race” stars Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis, plus Flamingo headliner comedian George Wallace and Luxor headliner comedian Carrot Top.

“That meant three shows in the same night,” laughed Lance. “From Michael Bolton, we went to Carrot Top at the Luxor and then onto Chippendales at The Rio.” Lance, Diane and boyfriend Michael Turchin looked more than happy to pose with the hunks at The Rio.

The tables were turned on Lance when he wound up on the debut of “PH 360,” which engaged “American Idol” couple Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo hosted from Extra Lounge at Planet Hollywood. “PH 360” will become a regular interview show on Hallmark with Ace and Diana at Extra.

While at The Venetian, Lance, his mom and boyfriend dined at Rattlecan. While in town, they also watched “The Beatles’ Love” at The Mirage. It was Lance’s first visit to the production, and afterward he went backstage to congratulate the cast.

We’ll have coverage of Michael at The Venetian with Smokey Robinson on Thursday.

CAR SALE: Chippendales stars Jaymes and James, runners-up on last season’s 21st edition of CBS’ “The Amazing Race,” have reached $30,000 in fundraising and are accepting donations at

The best friends also are still trying to sell the two cars -- 2013 Ford Escapes -- they won on the show to donate those funds to Jaymes’ dad in his fight against a rare form of cancer. The heroic hunks hosted the weekend “Amazing Race” video slots tournament at Palms, which was won by Jerry Daniels.

Fans lined up to get autographs and photos with the two before the race started -- and ended in finding a hidden suitcase on the casino floor. Season 22 of “The Amazing Race” premieres Sunday.

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