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Strip Scribbles: ‘Gigolos’ returns for Season 6 on Showtime on March 17

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Bradley Lords, Ash Armand, Brace Land, Vin Armani and Nick Hawk of Showtime’s “Gigolos” set in Las Vegas.

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Bradley Lords, Nick Hawk, Vin Armani, Ash Armand and Brace Land of Showtime’s “Gigolos” set in Las Vegas.

Gigolos Season 6 on Showtime

Our hometown handsome hunks return to Showtime with Season 6 of “Gigolos” on March 17. The reality-TV shows focus on the male escort agency Cowboys4Angels run by Garren James.

Las Vegas producer Marklen Kennedy told me: “Garren, his company and his stable have been extremely helpful and influential to the show’s success dealing with something that had yet to be unveiled in the public eye.

“It has grown exponentially from the exposure and well deserved. The term gigolos is now firmly rooted in our modern-day lexicon, and to be a part of that feat is prideful to everyone involved.”

“Gigolos” chronicles the lives of five of Cowboys4Angels’ top earners as they hustle their adults-only services across Las Vegas hotel suites and suburban bedrooms with their racy exploits and friendly camaraderie on camera.

“The original concept was to give viewers an inside peek into the lives of male Las Vegas escorts, but what happened with ‘Gigolos’ was so much more,” said Garren, who also serves as the show’s creative consultant. “The show has become more focused around the men’s personalities and friendships as they navigate their personal lives alongside their provocative careers."

“Gigolos” studs Brace Land, Nick Hawk, Vin Armani, Ash Armand and Bradley Lords toil under the watchful eyes of Garren, who oversees the day-to-day company operations and also manages similar escort outposts in Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas and New York.

Despite 120,000 employment requests, the agency represents only 90 men across America.

“There is a lot of work and skill that comes with the territory of a professional male companion,” said Garren, himself a former model who launched Cowboys4Angels in 2008 for women and couples. The agency has been featured on “The Tyra Banks Show,” “20/20,” “Nightline” and “The Dr. Phil Show.”

Garren summed up: “Our goal is to represent only the most elite male escort companions for women, and we make it our goal to have every client part ways with a smile on her face. Whether it’s an elegant dinner date or a special event or wedding, or if you just want to escape for a while and be pampered, we can most certainly always fulfill the client’s expectations with the man of her dreams.”

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Donnie Kehr.

RETURN STAR: In a casting change at “Jersey Boys” at Paris Las Vegas, it’s a real return home for veteran Broadway actor Donnie Kehr.

Donnie originated the role of Mob enforcer Gyp DeCarlo in the first 2004 production of the show at La Jolla Playhouse in La Jolla, Calif.

Donnie created the role of another Mob enforcer, Norman Waxman, in the original Broadway cast and appeared in the same role in Clint Eastwood’s movie version of “Jersey Boys” last year.

Now Donnie is here on the Strip back at the same hotel where in 2004 he debuted “The Dueling Pianos.” “It’s a real homecoming,” he told me.

CHARITABLE DONATIONS: Bravo to the team members of the Venetian, Palazzo and Sands Expo for the $100,000 gift from parent company Las Vegas Sands to five local, nonprofit charities:

U.S. Vets Las Vegas, HELP of Southern Nevada, Three Square Food Bank, Communities in Schools and The Shade Tree/Noah’s Animal House.

Each organization received $10,000, and the remaining $50,0000 was allocated based on voting by team members. The largest number of votes in the Sands Give Back program went to our veterans.

COINCIDENCE? Planet Hollywood headliner magician Murray Sawchuck has posted on Facebook his newest magic video in his online series, and this time he deals with hypnosis in getting the phone number of a stunning girl on the street.

I recognize that girl and wonder if it’s more than just a coincidence? Her name is Giselle, a model here in Las Vegas who used to date Luxor headliner Criss Angel before he began a romance with Holly Madison in 2009.

Former “Fantasy” at the Luxor dancer Chloe Crawford divorced Murray late last year and joined Criss’s new touring show “The Supernaturalists.”

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Alicia Vikander with cast members from Cirque du Soleil’s “O” on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, at Bellagio.

STAR SURVEILLANCE

Just hours before receiving her Oscar nomination for “The Danish Girl,” acclaimed Swedish actress and two-time Golden Globe nominee Alicia Vikander attended Cirque du Soleil’s “O” at Bellagio.

The “Ex Machina” actress, who is filming the new “Bourne Identity” sequel here with Matt Damon (who won a Golden Globe a week ago for “The Martian”), took her family to Wednesday night’s performance, applauding throughout before visiting backstage and posing for a photograph with the cast.

Culinary king and “Top Chef” star Rick Moonen has not one but two TV film projects on his hands for this week: First on Tuesday, he will host the late John Wayne’s son Ethan Wayne, Southern Wine and Spirits mixologist Francesco Lafranconi and food stars Chris Radomski and Fred Dame to two days of filming dishes with six contestants using the Duke’s Kentucky straight bourbon.

Then on Thursday, Rick will screen the first episode of the new reality-TV series “Recipe for Deception” where he’s among the competing chefs trying to outsmart one another by lying about ingredients.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” fame has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/Robin_Leach.

Follow Las Vegas Sun Entertainment + Luxury Senior Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/VDLXEditorDon.

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