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Strip Scribbles: Guy Fieri, Daniel Boulud, ‘Ink Master,’ Las Vegas Walk of Stars


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Guy Fieri’s Guy’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar first-anniversary celebration Monday, April 13, 2015, at the Linq Hotel. Fieri is pictured here with Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots.

Walk of Stars: Gloria and Emilio Estefan

Gloria and Emilio Estefan receive a Las Vegas Walk of Stars honor at The Crown Theater in The Rio on April 29, 2010. Launch slideshow »

Las Vegas Walk of Stars: Engelbert Humperdinck

Engelbert Humperdinck receives a Las Vegas Walk of Stars honor at the Paris on July 20, 2011. His wife Patricia and children Scott, Jason and Louise were in attendance. Launch slideshow »

Many tourists and locals are not aware that Las Vegas has a walk of fame similar to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. On October 2004, the Las Vegas Walk of Stars was developed in cooperation with Clark County, which sanctioned 4 miles of sidewalk along both sides of Las Vegas Boulevard South between Sahara and Russell avenues.

The Las Vegas Walk of Stars honors people of prominence in a variety of fields, including show business, literary, humanitarian, pioneers, civic, sports and military.

“I’m so honored to be in the company of some of the most prestigious entertainers who have made an influence on this great town,” said Las Vegas entertainer Tony Sacca, who is the 23rd star recipient.

“But to learn that Elvis Presley’s star was placed to the left side of my star is an even greater surprise and honor.”

Tony and Elvis had their original star dedications in 2008. With the development around New York-New York, longtime singer and TV host Tony had his star relocated outside Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas in September.

Elvis’ star was placed in front of the Riviera and due to the resort closing was repositioned last month. Wayne Newton was the first recipient in October 2004, and since then 77 stars have been placed on the sidewalk.

The stars include Liberace, Bobby Darin, Michael Jackson, Siegfried & Roy, The Four Seasons, Society of Seven, Rich Little and Sammy Davis Jr., with Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan as the first couple recognized sharing a star in 2010.

RAISING MONEY: The Las Vegas two-day celebrity golf tournament and auction party hosted for the 17th year by Canon USA for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children raised $390,400 at Bellagio.

Canon’s customer appreciation reception was MC’d by actor Richard Burgi (“Desperate Housewives”), and guests included John Walsh, co-founder of NCMEC and host of CNN’s “The Hunt With John Walsh,” Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott (“Property Brothers”), actor Tom Welling (“Smallville”) and MLB legend Roger Clemens.

As a result of 12 Slotzilla charity challenges over downtown Fremont Street Experience, the high-flying ride donated $145,368 to charities in 2015, including Ronald McDonald House, Opportunity Village, American Heart Association, Muscular Dystrophy, St. Jude’s Ranch and Shriners Hospitals.

Season 4 of ‘Ink Master’

Walter “Sausage” Frank of Las Vegas competes on Season 4 of “Ink Master” on Spike. Launch slideshow »

TV TALK: Two rival reality-TV shows with Las Vegas contestants compete tonight, as we’ve previously reported. “Ink Master” on Spike TV features Las Vegas tattoo artists Cleen Rock One, Walter “Sausage” Frank and Christian Buckingham.

“Tour Group” on Bravo spotlights Las Vegas beauticians Heather Marianna and Amy Grice. The dueling shows both air at 10 p.m., and Las Vegas rock-star regular Dave Navarro returns as a judge on “Ink Master.”

FOOD & WINE: Las Vegas chefs Daniel Boulud from the Venetian and Guy Fieri from Harrah’s and soon-to-be the Rio are among the culinary stars selected to take part in the four-day, ninth-anniversary Pebble Beach Food & Wine events in California.

DB Brasserie Grand Opening at Venetian

Buddy Valastro and Daniel Boulud attend the grand opening of DB Brasserie by chef Boulud on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the Venetian. Launch slideshow »

Daniel will participate in the 7-hour-long Culinary Olympics on April 1, and Guy is one of 30 top chefs serving dishes with more than 300 wines under a 60,000-square-foot tent from April 2-3.

SEX TOYS: You would expect to see advertisements for hair care, makeup, dentistry and cosmetic surgery in a beauty pageant program book. But a full-page for sex toys? Now that’s something unexpected. Life coach Melinda Sebasovich took out a full-page ad for her Las Vegas Omazing Sex Toys website in the 2016 Mrs. Nevada America Pageant program book.

Yes, it has all those naughty “Fifty Shades of Grey” toys , vibrators, naughty lingerie and assorted condoms for men, ladies and lovers. The sexy and sensual products even come with instructions on YouTube.

DOG HANG! Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck has gone the extra mile for pet owners. His Wolfgang Bar & Grill in Downtown Summerlin now welcomes guests and their canine friends to enjoy brunch, lunch and dinner on the patio.

Owners are allowed to bring their own dog food, and Wolf’s kitchen crew provides a bowl and complimentary water for the pet.


Frankie Moreno is “Under the Influence” at Cabaret Jazz in the Smith Center.

Galactic and The Record Company play Brooklyn Bowl in the Linq Promenade.

DJ Oliver Heldens spins the wheels of steel at Omnia in Caesars Palace.

Starting today, celebrity chef Barry Dakake hosts a new Happy Hour from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at his N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms with bar bites of his favorites and seven libations.


A visit to the newly reimagined “The Beatles Love” by Cirque du Soleil at the Mirage and the 2016 Summer Concert Series at Mandalay Bay Beach.

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.

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