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November 24, 2017

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Celebrity preview: Jenny McCarthy, NKOTB, MKTO, Crystal Hefner, Mike Posner, Wendy Williams


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Jenny McCarthy, with boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg, hosts her “Dirty, Sexy, Funny” after-party Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Body English in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.

Jenny McCarthy Hosts After-Party at Body English

Jenny McCarthy, with boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg, hosts her Launch slideshow »

It has been a big and memorable week of returns.

LeBron James is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Rosie O’Donnell is returning to ABC’s “The View.” And Robin Leach has returned to Italy for his annual — and well-earned — European vacation.

Back here in Las Vegas, it’s a mixed and varied bag this weekend, from actress and comedienne Jenny McCarthy hosting a pool party to talk-show host Wendy Williams kicking off the all-female standup-comedy series Lipshtick to New Kids on the Block performing four concerts — their only four dates in North America this year, and the first one was Thursday night — through Sunday. (McCarthy and NKOTB bad boy Donnie Wahlberg are engaged)

Without further ado and with Robin in Italy, here is this week’s Royal Robin Rundown:



NKOTBSB at Mandalay Bay Events Center

New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys -- NKOTBSB -- at Mandalay Bay Events Center on July 3, 2011. Launch slideshow »

New Kids on the Block is at the Axis at Planet Hollywood all weekend. A Q+A with frontman Jordan Knight was posted Thursday morning.

Frankie Avalon is at South Point all weekend.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood is at Brooklyn Bowl in the Linq for two nights.

Las Vegas’ Adelitas Way is at Double Barrel Roadhouse in Monte Carlo. A Q+A with frontman Rick Dejesus was posted this morning.

Michael Grimm at Ovation Lounge

Bill Medley and Michael Grimm perform at Ovation Lounge at Green Valley Ranch on May 9, 2011. Launch slideshow »

“America’s Got Talent” winner Michael Grimm is at Ravello Lounge in the M Resort.

AFANtastic Summer Concert with The Spazmatics benefitting AFAN is at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay.

The English Beat, Rusty Maples and Avalon Landing headline the first-anniversary benefit concert at Hard Rock Live! on the Strip.

Nashville Unplugged features D. Vincent Williams at Club Madrid in Sunset Station.

The Blackjacks are at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel.

Jimmy Hopper is at Laguna Champagne Bar at Palazzo continuing every Thursday through Sunday.

Jay Leno

In this photo released by NBC, Tom Cruise jumps onto the sofa after greeting host Jay Leno on the set of Launch slideshow »


Jay Leno is at the Mirage.

Ben Gleib, Gene Pompa and Peter Banachowski are at the Improv at Harrah’s through Sunday.

Gallagher is at Golden Nugget through July 19.


Tickets go on sale for Judas Priest at Pearl at the Palms on Nov. 14.

It’s the grand opening of Lipshtick, the first female comedy series on the Strip, with guest Wendy Williams.

The Las Vegas Elvis Fest is all weekend at Westgate Las Vegas, former LVH.

The NBA Summer League is at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion through July 21.

The AutoNation Used Car Sale is at Orleans Arena for two days.

The USA/BMX Las Vegas Grand Nationals is at South Point Arena all weekend.


The World’s Largest Bachelorette Party hosted by Wendy Williams and Brandi Glanville is at Tao Beach, Tao and Lavo at the Venetian-Palazzo all weekend.

Jenny McCarthy at Andrea's and Encore Beach Club

Jenny McCarthy at Andrea's in Encore on Friday, March 29, 2013. Launch slideshow »

Jenny McCarthy hosts at Azure Pool at Palazzo.



Ashton Zyer is at the Smith Center in a concert benefit for Shade Tree and victims of domestic violence.

Chevelle, Black Map and Highly Suspect are at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel.

Billy Dean is at Sunset Station.

Tommy Roe is at Suncoast Showroom.

Ted Nugent is at Orleans Showroom.

Rick Michel presents “Sinatra Forever” with 24-piece orchestra at M Resort.

ABBA Mania is at Green Valley Ranch Grand Events Center.

Viet My Entertainment Presents “The Beauty of Love 3” at HOB.

The Bangles are at Eastside Cannery.

Smashing Alice is at Vinyl.

La Original Banda el Limon is at Cannery.


Tickets go on sale for Savoy at Brooklyn Bowl on Aug. 23.

Canelo vs. Angulo

Referee Tony Weeks pushes Alfredo Angulo away from Saul Launch slideshow »

It’s Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Towbin Dodge hosts the Animal Foundation Adoption Drive in Henderson.

“Girl Code vs. Guy Code” comedy showdown with Donnell Rawlings, Jeff Dye, Tanisha Long and Esther Ku is at Aliante.


The Rehab Bikini Invitational Round 3 with a DJ set by Crystal Hefner is at the Hard Rock Hotel.

MKTO is at the Bank in Bellagio; their hit “Classic” is everywhere.

Mike Posner hosts and performs at Haze in Aria.



Bynon is at Rehab.

Please check back Sunday for a review and photo gallery from NKOTB and guest columns from tattooed, blonde-bombshell model Sabina Kelley, restaurateur Sami Ladeki and “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Milan — and more!

Robin Leach contributed to this report even though he’s supposed to be on vacation.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

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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