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December 10, 2017

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Strip Scribbles: Dog the Bounty Hunter, Corey Harrison target missing ex-MMA fighter


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Duane “Dog” Chapman of the reality TV show “Dog the Bounty Hunter.”

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Jonathan Koppenhaver

Watch out, Jonathan “War Machine” Koppenhaver.

The former “The Ultimate Fighter” and MMA athlete is wanted for the alleged beating of girlfriend and adult entertainer Christy Mack in Las Vegas, and two high-profile people have joined the manhunt after him.

Corey Harrison of “Pawn Stars” tweeted, “Hell, yes! @corey_harrison: We are adding $10,000 to the bounty for Christy Mack #justiceforchristymack”

Incidentally, Thursday night’s “Pawn Stars” episode “Bo Knows” on the History Channel was filmed at Art Encounter Gallery in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

And TV’s Dog the Bounty Hunter has this message for War Machine that leaves little room for interpretation.

MAGIC MOVES: Steve Wynn’s resident illusionist David Shimshi is appearing on Syfy’s new show “Wizard Wars” next Tuesday. The show introduces bright and innovative young magicians who must impress judges and Rio headliner illusionists Penn & Teller with mind-blowing, original magic using only a random assortment of everyday objects.

David is part of the home team of world-renowned wizards who must defend their title against competitors who appear on the show. David’s background: With 21 years of experience in the business, David was the last magician standing on “America’s Got Talent” in 2008, spent two years performing at the Mirage and has appeared on ”The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Live With Regis and Kelly” and “Master of Illusions.”

Steve was so impressed with David that he asked him to create an illusion act for “Le Reve — The Dream” at Wynn Las Vegas.

MORE TV: “Top Chef Duels” tonight features our former Cosmopolitan chef Shirley Chung, and singer Pink joins host Curtis Stone as one of the judges in the continuing culinary battle on A&E.

LVCVA Unveils Beatles Plaque

Rossi Ralenkotter, center, president/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), is joined by guests and Cirque du Soleil performers from Love, as he unveils a commemorative plaque during a news conference in the lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. The event celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Beatles concert in Las Vegas on August 20, 1964. Launch slideshow »

The Beatles plaque and exhibit

THE BEATLES 50TH: The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority unveiled a permanent commemorative plaque celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ two sold-out shows at the Las Vegas Convention Center in 1964. Additionally, the Las Vegas News Bureau debuted the exhibit “The Beatles: Las Vegas 1964.” Contributing videographer Richard Corey was onsite Tuesday for the unveiling.

Next up for the continuing Beatles 50th will be next Thursday with a Cirque du Soleil Beatles “Love” event at McCarran International Airport. The cast from the Mirage show joins forces with Southwest to mark the iconic British band who first performed in Las Vegas on Aug. 20, 1964, arriving on a flight from San Francisco.

Upon arrival, The Beatles performed two shows at the Las Vegas Convention Center, each of which was seen by more than 8,000 people. It was their first and only appearance ever together on the Strip.

SLS Las Vegas

SLS JOBS: SLS Las Vegas, the newest casino to open on the Strip on Aug. 23 on the site of the old Sahara, is one of the city’s largest job creators in recent years and has employed more than 3,000 people to work in the new property’s hotel, casino, nightlife venues and restaurants. As the property prepares for its grand opening, SLS Las Vegas released a video giving a closer look at the lives of several workers who were a part of the big project.

Murray Sawchuck

ICE BUCKETS: It’s all the rage now on the morning TV talk shows with hosts getting buckets of ice poured over them. The surprise showers actually began here in Las Vegas with Harrah’s headliner comedy juggler Jeff Civillico and Shawn Tempesta, and the latest “victim” was magician Murray Sawchuck raising money at an ALS charity event.

SANTANA SALSA: Guitar god and Las Vegas resident Carlos Santana is going into the food business, and his first offering is a new Santana Super Salsa, which is already in key California Costco stores. He’s donating the profits to his Milagro Foundation. Carlos says the salsa is delicious with fresh organic ingredients that “are almost supernatural on chips or in your favorite Mexican recipes.”


“Ghost The Musical” is at the Smith Center through Sunday.

Lake Street Dive is at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay.


Entertainer Tony Sacca, new Strip chef-restaurateur Matthias Merges and reality-TV tattoo star Dirk Vermin are our guests columnists, and we’ll have Jason Tenner of “Purple Reign” at The D Las Vegas when I return from a “play the ponies, bet the nags” day at Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, Calif.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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