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April 24, 2014

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Photo: Criss Angel, with fiancee Sandra Gonzalez, celebra
Criss Angel, recovered from shoulder surgery, returns to ‘Believe’; ‘Magic Jam’ to continue
Monday, April 14, 2014
Cirque du Soleil’s “Believe” went on hiatus for 10 weeks while Criss recuperated from January shoulder surgery in L.A. for torn muscles that separated during a Times Square hanging escape stunt for his Spike TV series also titled “Believe.”
Photo: Wolfgang Puck, third from right, receives the UNLV
Strip Scribbles: Floyd Mayweather Jr., Jerry Lewis, Wolfgang Puck and Criss Angel
Thursday, April 10, 2014
I’ll be filming today a version of my old show “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” touring unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s three Las Vegas homes and his extraordinary collections of cars and jewelry.
Photo: Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII
Rock in Rio, whose headliners have included Beyonce and Justin Timberlake, heads to Las Vegas
Monday, March 31, 2014
Rock in Rio, the multiple-day event in Rio, Lisbon and Madrid billed as the world’s largest music festival, has featured headliners Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Muse and Alice in Chains.
Photo: Elise Hansen, Criss Angel, Robin Leach and Claire
Strip Scribbles: Gloria Estefan, Criss Angel, Robosaurus, Carlo’s Bakery, ‘Pawn Stars,’ gay dayclub Xposed!
Monday, March 24, 2014
More headline names are being added to the Keep Memory Alive tribute to Gloria Estefan, but I’ve learned exclusively that Carole King, Jordin Sparks, Rita Moreno, Fantine, Ricky Martin and Jon Secada will all perform duets with Gloria at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Photo: Miley Cyrus performs at MGM Grand Garden Arena on
Strip Scribbles: From Strip to U.S. Senate for Brian Evans? Plus, learn how to twerk
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
In his debut pitch Monday for supporters in Hawaii, Brian Evans said that he’s seeking the position as a tribute to his mother who died after knee surgery. Brian, who commuted regularly to Las Vegas from Hawaii, where he has lived for a decade, isn’t hiding his past.
Photo: Authorities have charged Jason Griffith in the dea
For a seventh time, trial date scheduled in dismemberment death of Luxor dancer
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
A judge today set another new trial date for the man accused of killing and dismembering the body of his ex-girlfriend, a Luxor dancer. Clark County District Judge Kathleen Delaney set May 5 to start the trial of Jason “Blu” Griffith, 35, a former dancer in “The Beatles Love,” the Cirque du Soleil show at the Mirage.
Photo: Holly Madison celebrates her 34th birthday at Ghos
Strip Scribbles: Burlesque redhead Holly Madison? Plus, Jerry Lewis’ birthday salute, ‘Voice’ party
Monday, March 3, 2014
I’ve never seen Holly more radiant under the cloche-style hat she wore to shave my colleague John Katsilometes’ head at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation children’s cancer fundraiser at New York-New York’s Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
Photo: Murray Sawchuck and wife Chloe Crawford attend the
‘KWTD’: Chloe Crawford spins magic in and out of ‘Fantasy’
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Chloe Louise Crawford grew up in Britain, met her Canadian husband in Mexico and now works on the Strip. She also is the Playboy “Cyber Girl of the Month” for February and is a familiar figure year-round as a cast member in “Fantasy” at the Luxor.
Photo: Ice Cube performs at Hakkasan on Tuesday, Feb. 18,
Pure, LAX and Chateau to get makeovers in acquisition by Hakkasan Group?
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Once the Pure transformation is complete, Hakkasan will upgrade LAX at Luxor and Chateau at Paris, but bigger blockbuster discussions have centered on a Hakkasan hotel on the Strip. (Fontainebleau could be an easy and fast acquisition and refurbishing.)
Photo: Criss Angels
Surgery doesn’t put Criss Angel in straitjacket; Terry Fator returns to Letterman in media blitz
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Criss Angel’s shoulder surgery has shelved “Believe” at the Luxor, but a clip of the operation is now in “Magic Jam” in the same theater. After undergoing the major procedure Jan. 9, Angel was told to take it easy for six months.
Photo: Jabbawockeezs premiere of Regenerate on Monday, Fe
Strip Scribbles: Jabbawockeez’s short film; El Loco roller coaster; Ice Cube at Hakkasan; Restaurant Week
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
“America’s Best Dance Crew” Season 1 winners and Luxor headliners the Jabbawockeez premiered their new short film “Regenerate” on Monday night at their Luxor theater. It’s the story of a world without art and culture and how the Jabbawockeez lead a rebellion.
Photo: Elton John's The Million Dollar Piano at
Strip Scribbles: New films and videos from Elton John, Tiesto and Jabbawockeez
Monday, February 17, 2014
Two Las Vegas headline entertainers with breakthrough film projects are about to hit big and make history. First is Sir Elton John’s Caesars Palace resident headliner show “The Million Dollar Piano” filmed at the Colosseum. In March, there will be two unprecedented screenings.
Photo: Criss Angels
Q+A: Despite surgery and rehab, Criss Angel presents ‘Magic Jam,’ reveals ‘Believe’ illusion
Friday, February 14, 2014
Magician Criss Angel was told that if he didn’t undergo shoulder surgery, he might be eventually forced to give up performing magic. The Luxor headliner and global and TV superstar knew that he had no choice but to go under the knife.
Photo: Randy Couture and Rick Harrison at The D Las Vegas
Strip Scribbles: Penn vs. Florence Henderson; Criss Angel debuts ‘Magic Jam’; Randy Couture, Rick Harrison at D Las Vegas
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Rio magician headliner Penn Jillette was voted safe on Monday night’s fifth episode of “Rachael vs. Guy” on the Food Network. Now he goes into next week’s finals with fellow team member Florence Henderson to see which one wins the $50,000 prize for charity.
Photo: Criss Angel post-surgery on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 201
Criss Angel reveals secrets and surprises of ‘Magic Jam’ debuting next week at Luxor
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Despite still being in recovery and rehab from intensive 3-hour-plus shoulder surgery, magician Criss Angel vows that his new show “Magic Jam” will premiere on schedule one week from tonight.

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