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Television: Floyd Mayweather Jr., Nigel Lythgoe, ‘Jersey Boys’ and ‘Pawn Stars’


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Rick Harrison and Terry Fator at Fator’s fifth-anniversary celebration Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Mirage.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a Ferrari 458 Italia at Towbin Motocars in Las Vegas.

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Nigel Lythgoe, producer Anita Mann and cast members of "Fantasy" at Luxor.

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Without waiting to see whether his NASCAR bet paid off, undefeated champion boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. purchased two new vehicles for approximately $500,000 from Towbin Motorcars here in Las Vegas while filming the Showtime series “All Access.”

He paid cash and took home a Ferrari 458 Italia and a Bentley Flying Spur. Later, he celebrated his new sleek autos with dinner for 30 friends in the private dining room of chef Barry Dakake’s N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms — for the third time in two weeks.

British TV producer Nigel Lythgoe, who brought “So You Think You Can Dance” to America, is taping his latest talent project, “The Spotlight,” here. The CBS pilot is a music reality TV series where the winner is decided solely on the voting of the studio audience.

Nigel revealed the news when he went backstage after watching “Fantasy” at the Luxor to pose for photographs with the topless temptresses.

Las Vegas cast members from “Jersey Boys” at the Paris will perform on “The Queen Latifah Show” on Tuesday (you can watch locally on KTNV). Appearing: Travis Cloer (Frankie Valli), Jeff Leibow (Nick Massi), Deven May (Tommy DeVito) and Rob Marnell (Bob Gaudio).

“Pawn Stars” guitar expert Jesse Amoroso, who leads his thundering five-piece Crazy Chief, has been tapped to play at Sailor Jerry festivities in Austin, Texas, on Saturday.

Jesse, who owns Cowtown Guitars downtown, is regularly called into the downtown Las Vegas store by Rick Harrison to help evaluate pawned guitars.

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