Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 | 2:01 p.m.
A series of live events with the Women of Wrestling is to be staged starting in January for global TV distribution. The ring battles presented in concert with lighting, pyrotechnics, music and videos will star 30 WOW Superheroes at Eastside Cannery. Nevada’s own Caged Heat, Delta Lotta Pain and Loca, who say they’ve done hard time in state prison, will battle in a tag-team championship match, plus, there’s a bout with Jungle Grrrl.
L.A. Lakers owner Jeanie Buss has teamed with Las Vegas executive producer Rand Capp for the entertainment series. “With our real-life superheroes settling their conflicts at each live event as thousands of fans participate in the drama, every one will be outrageously exciting” Jeanie said. “ These are all empowered female comic book characters.”
KISSING CURE: “The Amazing Race” Season 21 runners-up Chippendales dancers Jaymes Vaughanand James Davis spent Wednesday night kissing up a storm at the Act in the Palazzo as a fundraiser for Jaymes’ father Ed Vaughan’s battle against cancer. Strip shows castmembers and “Race” castmate Lexi turned up in support; Editor at Large John Katsilometes will post his report later.
A DOZEN WEDDINGS: The 12-12-12 wedding ceremony overload went off without a hitch, nowhere more so than when the D downtown hotel hosted 12 newlywed couples. It was cake, champagne, overnight accommodations and, oddly, free tickets to “Marriage Can Be Murder,” where the couples became the interactive suspects.
NYE FIREWORKS: It’s confirmed that seven Strip hotels will turn over their rooftops for this year’s Fireworks By Grucci “America’s Party” to ring in the New Year. From the south heading north, entertainment and fireworks will be located at MGM Grand, Aria, Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, Venetian and Stratosphere.
PALAZZO ROSE: Amid 6,500 roses, “The Bachelor” host Chris Harrison led the unveiling of the newest variety of red rose, the Palazzo Rose. The rose “christening” ceremony at the Waterfall Atrium and Gardens this morning was attended by representatives of the breeders and growers of the flower, which was developed in the Netherlands.
PBR EXPANDS TV: Not to be confused with the 2012 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, CBS Sports will be the exclusive TV home of PBR beginning next year, with 40 telecasts including the world finals culminating from here in October -- more than 100 hours of programming. PBR season begins Jan. 4 in New York; PBR marks 20 years of competition in 2013.
In just two decades, the dream of 20 bull riders has become a global sports phenomenon televised worldwide with more than 100 million viewers, and nearly 2 million fans attend events each year. PBR has paid out more than $120 million in earnings, and 25 riders have earned more than $1 million, including hometown hero Justin McBride with $5.5 million.
In a taste of what’s to come next month when the Adult Video Awards hit the Hard Rock Hotel, adult film star and host Jesse James turned up as the star dancer at Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club. Also there: former California gubernatorial candidate Mary Carey and Lacey Rain.
American Country Awards winner Lady Antebellum was in a group of 14 at Guy Savoy in Caesars Palace for canapes of foie gras toast, parmesan waffles and mini burgers.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval was at Exotics Racing with VIPs and took a high-speed ride in a Ferrari Scuderia driven by owner and racecar driver Romain Thievin.
Country singer LeAnn Rimes begins her three-night run at LVH. Check back later for our Q+A with LeAnn.
Randy Travis is at Golden Nugget.
Comedy ventriloquist Jeff Dunham mouths off with Jose Jalapeno, Bubba J and Achmed the Terrorist, along with a new creation, Little Ugly Jeff, for one night of “Disorderly Conduct” in the Colosseum.
The first and only preliminary competition for the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant is at PH Live in Planet Hollywood.
There will be a special reading of “The Polar Express” by Nannies & Housekeepers USA at Tivoli Village in Summerlin.
And the L.V. chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities will distribute $199,000 to 60 local charities (13 more than last year) at its holiday tree lighting ceremony at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Country stars continue to dominate the entertainment scene on the final weekend of NFR. Trace Adkins, Randy Travis and Travis Tritt join our new resident stars Shania Twain and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. There’s rock and pop for good measure with Daughtry, Three Doors Down, the Moody Blues, plus, the start of the much-anticipated Nevada Ballet Theater presentation of its all-new “Nutcracker.” Additionally, we’ll have photo reports from Miss Universe and NFR.
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With top accommodations, first-rate entertainment, high-end shopping and a slew of acclaimed chefs, the Palazzo has positioned itself as one of the most luxurious resorts on the Strip.
More than 3,000 all-suite rooms start at 740 square feet and are decorated in a modern, yet classic, Italian style. Each room features a sleeping area, with a king or two queens, and a sunken living room area with floor to ceiling windows.
A cathedral ceiling tops the Palazzo casino, while a second 80-foot dome brings natural light to the property's lobby. The 105,000 square foot casino features more than 2,000 slots and 80 table games but lacks the stale smell of cigarettes, as the property is LEED certified with smoking off limits in most of the Palazzo — including 50 percent of the casino floor.
Dining at the Palazzo is among the best of the Strip, starting with Wolfgang Puck's CUT. Chef Simon To serves up authentic Chinese cuisine at Zine, while Sushisamba combines Brazilian and Peruvian flavors with Japanese techniques. At LAVO, club-goers can dine on Mediterranean dishes before heading upstairs to the bath house-inspired nightclub.