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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

  • It's renditions of well-known songs, but she makes them her own.

  • One writer's reasons for sticking with the social media website.

  • A nine-piece band and dancers in industrial-inspired costuming take Vegas down the rabbit hole once again.

  • “Life is sh*t for a lot of people. And sometimes you gotta embrace that.”

  • “Las Vegas has truly become the world’s restaurant capital,” said celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse. “Las Vegas has the best collection of celebrity restaurants and chefs of any city in the world.”

  • Twinkies for breakfast and applauses that are "almost" better than sex. Almost.

  • Because if you're a true fan, you'll work your way through the good and the bad.

  • Hakkasan Las Vegas at MGM Grand (along with other Hakkasan locations) is celebrating Golden Week (Sept. 29-Oct. 12) with an authentic and special set menu — and it is special and cause for celebration.

  • LuckyRice is a highlight of the annual culinary calendar, and Saturday night did not disappoint with delectable Asian street food and modern variations. Also, the autumn weather could not have been more cooperative.

  • From concert posters to old-school gadgetry, Vic Wilburn has fine-tuned his favorite spot in the house.

  • Her legendary character will be featured on some Bally slot machines.

  • Prince makes up for lost time with Art Official Age and PlectrumElectrum.

  • "My plan is to play the first show, gauge the reaction and season to taste after that."

  • Linkin Park, John Legend, The Deftones and ticket presale also included in Times Square announcement.

  • "If I could pull a Beatles move and just make records, I think I would be really happy."

  • Debuting Smith Galtney's new pop-culture column, Cultural Attachment.

  • Brett Bolton showed off new tunes and some serious visual eye food.

  • Where does hip-hop fit in—and how can you get booked at Bunkhouse?