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Debriefing

Reports: DJ AM found dead in New York

August 28th, 2009

DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Goldstein, was reportedly found dead today in New York. He was booked to perform at Rain tonight.

  • Today is O.J. Simpson’s birthday and if he gets his wish, the Juice may soon be on the loose

  • “It was eerily quiet,” said Las Vegas DJ Zach Moss, who won tickets to Michael Jackson’s memorial service yesterday at the Staples Center. “You clapped, you cheered maybe, but nobody spoke.”

  • NJoy promises “All the pleasures of smoking without all the problems.” Our thoroughly unscientific method turns smokers into guinea pigs to test electronic cigarettes.

  • Several of poker's biggest names won't get the chance to play in this year's WSOP Main Event because the event has reached capacity.

  • I’ve written more than one premature obit for the Reading Room, the independent bookstore snuggled into a mop closet in Mandalay Place, but on Thursday Reading Room employees confirmed the sad finality: July 17 will be the store’s last day.

  • Las Vegas is known for its glittering lights, expansive entertainment and luxurious casinos. According to deodorant maker Old Spice, it’s also making a name for itself in pit stains.

  • Forget the trendy staycation. Primm Valley Casino Resorts want you to stay, play and eat without spending a dime.

  • It's last call for the Monte Carlo Brew Pub.

  • Vegas-based Top Chef alum Gene Villiatora hasn't fled the desert since appearing on the show. In fact, he's probably cooking up something in Summerlin right now.

  • Ringo Starr, Russell Crowe, Van Morrison, ZZ Top and Cirque du Soleil: The troupe and its founder will join a slew of stars receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

  • Forget Breakfast at Tiffany’s: A handful of lucky hockey fans had breakfast with Stanley at Simon this morning. Lord Stanley’s Cup, that is

  • Lorde has the pipes to carry her performance, but the singer could use a full band.

  • The west side water park turns the H2O on this weekend.

  • From UNLVino’s 40th anniversary to a hotly contested fight night at MGM Grand Garden Arena — a rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley — ’tis indeed a weekend to eat, drink and be merry in Las Vegas.

  • Residency lineup for upcoming party spot favors artists on the rise over expensive DJ superstars.

  • A big fan of the UNLV team who won the 1989-90 NCAA national championship, Brandon Flowers of The Killers wore Rebel red during a performance Saturday at Reunion Park at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

  • One guy has a Stone Cold Steve Austin shirt on. I believe in fashion terms that’s called “sad vintage."

  • The weekend ahead is packed with star power, from the Academy of Country Music’s five days of celebration starting tonight with Hunter Hayes to sports champions teeing up for a cause in the annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational at Shadow Creek.

  • Just months ahead of its Labor Day Weekend debut, the new north-Strip resort announces a 20,000-square-foot party venue.

  • The weekend ahead is laid back and locals-friendly, with a number of concerts, plays and even a chili cook-off to keep the whole family entertained. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.

  • Kirn's new memoir focuses on the killer, as well as his own desire to be near him.

  • This month is Self-Injury Awareness Month, a grassroots event focused on bringing attention to self-harm and self-injury — commonly in the form of cutting — and combating stereotypes surrounding the condition.

  • The weekend ahead is one of signature Las Vegas entertainment, ranging from a revamped Strip classic to a new take on Cirque du Soleil for charity to community art for locals downtown. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:

  • If you’re still struggling with the right way to pop the question — or with the right ring to choose — Las Vegas-based nonprofit the American Gem Society has got you covered with their Perfect Proposal Toolkit.

  • The Henderson waterpark opens May 24. Get your passes now!

  • St. Patrick’s Day Weekend is upon us with plenty of festivities and food and drink specials across the Strip. But if green isn’t your color — or you’re looking for something a little different — there’s still plenty else to keep you entertained. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.

  • The Pinball Hall of Fame has a whole lot more than just the standard arcade game—Just take a spin on the "Relax-a-lator."

  • The new face of burlesque in Las Vegas is unpredictable, fun and downright sexy!

  • NCT went with a modern take on a classic tale to create a production for the ages.