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    Thursday, June 6, 2013

    “My life is in full bloom. I feel very blessed right now,” “Beverly Hills, 90210” heartthrob Ian Ziering says. My longtime friend becomes a bare-chested ...

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    Thursday, June 6, 2013

    Although illusionist David Copperfield has a new three-year contract and a theater named for him for his new show at MGM ...

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    Wednesday, June 5, 2013

    The whirlwind TV location shoots for the 2013 Miss USA Pageant princesses continue at full pace. On Tuesday, it was a wild cowgirl line-dancing ...

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    Wednesday, June 5, 2013

    Tickets for “Michael Jackson One” at Mandalay Bay are moving so well that Cirque du Soleil execs have decided to advance the on-sale date ...

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    Wednesday, June 5, 2013

    It’s a homecoming for The Food Network star Guy Fieri, who graduated from UNLV in 1990; Guy is set to open his first restaurant on the Strip at The ...

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    Tuesday, June 4, 2013

    It will be a desert odyssey when the musical “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” starts the trek on I-15 through Death Valley from Los Angeles to take up ...

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    Tuesday, June 4, 2013

    Since checking into their Planet Hollywood home over the weekend, the 2013 Miss USA Pageant contestants haven’t stopped for a moment. It’s been a whirlwind of wardrobe fittings, makeup sessions and photo and TV filming shoots.

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    Tuesday, June 4, 2013

    They’re no longer known as the Lingerie Football League, but our Las Vegas Sin are still sexy and powerful. They’re also ready for the new Legends ...

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    Tuesday, June 4, 2013

    It’s only June 4, yet the temperature is over the 100-degree mark. Summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, but the forecast for this weekend includes 111 degrees. Guaranteed prediction: It’s going to get even hotter as we get into the dog days of the season.

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    Monday, June 3, 2013

    It’s a tough 60-day deadline that star chef Mario Batali faces for his new B&B Burger & Beer restaurant at The Venetian. If he gets his fourth restaurant ...

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    Monday, June 3, 2013

    In just five days, the quartet of Canadian singers known as The Tenors are on the world’s most whirlwind of showbiz travels, the busiest yet in their ...

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    Monday, June 3, 2013

    It’s the first official look at the 51 Miss USA Pageant contestants today. The glamour girls were put through a grueling weekend of wardrobe fittings for ...

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    Monday, June 3, 2013

    The stars dazzled and sparkled as bright as the bling of baubles and beads they wore for the big JCK party of the annual jewelry designers convention. Each year, Simon Ghanimian, known simply as Simon G., the 31-year jeweler to the stars, throws the Simon G. Jewelry Summer Soiree, the biggest shindig to kick off the weekend-long Las Vegas showcase.

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    Monday, June 3, 2013

    Magician Criss Angel’s escapes, stunts and demonstrations of physical endurance are getting more and more dangerous for the Spike TV cameras ...

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    Friday, May 31, 2013

    Also in Las Vegas this weekend: Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis of Chippendales release their first single, Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender is at The Orleans, Krewella is at Light and the Simon G Soiree with Jenny McCarthy, Mario Lopez and Katrina Bowden is at Tao.

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    Thursday, May 30, 2013

    Celebrated chef Bradley Ogden opens his restaurant Hops and Harvest on Friday, but not on the Strip. He’s selected Tivoli Village in Summerlin ...

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    Thursday, May 30, 2013

    Country superstar Garth Brooks will be doing double duty this Fourth of July Weekend. Using hotel mogul Steve Wynn’s private jet, he will shuttle ...

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    Thursday, May 30, 2013

    Feisty comedienne Joan Rivers has vowed that she won’t ever stop her sarcastic, biting and slash-and-burn humor, although she admits that she’s ...

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    Thursday, May 30, 2013

    Spice Girl and former “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood star Mel B, who played the first Peep Diva, returns here this weekend to celebrate her birthday and simultaneously lead the super boot camp for “America’s Got Talent.”

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    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    Long before there were the outrageous stage outfits of Madonna and Lady Gaga, the beauties of burlesque were the performers who teased and ...

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    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    Hot off the grill! As Carnevale, the three-month salute to art, food and culture, gets underway at The Venetian and Palazzo, star chefs are announcing ...

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    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    Officials of the 2013 Miss USA Pageant arrive today at Planet Hollywood, and the 51 contestants start arriving Thursday. They have ...

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    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    Casino employees play poker like high rollers starting today when the 44th annual World Series of Poker begins and continues through July 15. ...

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    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    To celebrate the 20 successful years of his restaurant Spago, chef Wolfgang Puck hosts a unique Sip and Savor dinner tonight, with chefs from his six Las Vegas restaurants joining the party.

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    Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    The sexy “Fantasy” at the Luxor dancers brought on a system overload to a wireless-technology convention in Sands Expo Center, and exotic ...

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    Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    For a small magic show, it pulled off some amazing trickery with its gorgeous topless beauties, but now just three weeks after its opening at the Downtown Plaza, it has completely vanished. And it has left the cast stranded without their producer’s promised paychecks and contracts being honored.

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    Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    By now, everybody from New York to Las Vegas knows that our former three-term Mayor Oscar Goodman has a bestseller on his hands with the publication of his memoir “Being Oscar.”

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    Friday, May 24, 2013

    Rapper and actor Ice-T and his “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood star wife Coco Austin on Wednesday night watched Frank Marino’s “Divas” ...

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    Friday, May 24, 2013

    With the opening of Light and Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay and the new Eclipse concert series at DBC, the war when it comes to highly paid ...

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    Friday, May 24, 2013

    It’s a mega-weekend that defies description, but I’ll try: Insane, out of control, over the top, outrageous, a never-ending 96-hour whirl. Only The Entertainment Capital of the World could produce this extraordinary four-day blast.

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    Friday, May 24, 2013

    Die-hard Michael Jackson fans flew in from as far away as Thailand and Japan to attend Thursday night’s first preview performance of Cirque du Soleil’s new “Michael Jackson One” at Mandalay Bay. It cost a small fortune, but they agreed that it was worth every penny, and then some.

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    Thursday, May 23, 2013

    Even without their sister Chrissi, The Scintas scored big at Wednesday night’s grand opening of their residency show at The D Hotel in Downtown ...

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    Thursday, May 23, 2013

    It’s more than 24 hours of nonstop activities, and that’s before the huge attractions open up for Memorial Day Weekend. The insanity began ...

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    Thursday, May 23, 2013

    Six hours before Criss Angel’s “Buried Alive-Cement Grave” stunt on the Strip on Wednesday night, his fan army of Loyals began to arrive. They ...

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    Thursday, May 23, 2013

    For the second time in less than two years, Cirque du Soleil is ready to stage a Michael Jackson show at Mandalay Bay. Back in November 2011, ...

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    Thursday, May 23, 2013

    Olympic gold medalist and Season 8 “Dancing With the Stars” champion Shawn Johnson and Grammy Award-winning DJ Afrojack watched “Le ...

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    Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    Our Tao Group, which has the restaurant and nightclubs Tao in The Venetian and Lavo in the Palazzo, as well as Marquee in The Cosmopolitan ...

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    Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    A jam-packed Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors on this wistful Wednesday: Is former Mayor Oscar Goodman getting an invitation to be the next “victim” ...

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    Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    If you’re going to challenge Hakkasan Las Vegas, the new kid on the block, you’d better be bigger and better. It looks as if rival The Light Group has done just that in tandem with Cirque du Soleil.

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    Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    Las Vegas was the center of attention on three simultaneous and competing TV network primetime shows Sunday night and wound up the winner. ...

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    Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    Buddy Valastro, one of America’s top pastry chefs, is opening an Italian-American restaurant at the Palazzo this fall. The handsome star of TLC’s top-rated “Cake Boss” hails from Puglia, Italy, and will move into the former space of First Food & Bar that was occupied by chef Sammy DeMarco until two months ago.

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    Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    It was the first time a “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood audience had witnessed an onstage marriage proposal, and it also surprised stars ...

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    Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    A jam-packed Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors on this torrid Tuesday: Las Vegas Motor Speedway owner Bruton Smith said Monday that there’s a ...

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    Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    Oscar Goodman, a Mob lawyer with a roster of clients that reads like a Who’s Who of organized crime and former 12-year mayor of Las Vegas, tells ...

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    Monday, May 20, 2013

    Canadian country pop superstar Shania Twain took on the role of a redheaded Grecian goddess when she wore a stunning strapless, bare-shouldered, ...

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    Sunday, May 19, 2013

    Amid online buzz of buying engagement rings, golf great Tiger Woods was all smiles as he walked hand-in-hand with Olympic skiing champion girlfriend ...

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    Sunday, May 19, 2013

    Oscar Goodman’s autobiography, “Being Oscar,” is being released Tuesday by Weinstein Books. The former three-term Las Vegas mayor sat down with me for an extensive interview that covered topics including representing the mob as a lawyer, his 12 years at City Hall and his half-century love affair with his wife, Mayor Carolyn Goodman.

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    Friday, May 17, 2013

    It’s one of the fiercest and most competitive entertainment weekends Las Vegas has ever seen, even with Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and their country ...

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    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    Two Las Vegas chefs and possibly a third will be seen in the next edition of “Top Chef Masters” this summer on Bravo. RM Seafood champion Rick ...

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    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    Golf superstar Tiger Woods is bringing White House-style security against the media in his visit to Las Vegas this weekend for the 15th annual Tiger ...