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Photo: Bobby Flay.
Strip Scribbles: Olivia Newton-John at Flamingo, Bobby Flay’s burger joint, Penn on ‘Rachael vs. Guy’
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
From separate reliable sources, I can confirm that singer Olivia Newton-John will be opening her show this spring at the Flamingo on dates when resident headliners Donny & Marie Osmond are away, as was previously reported here at Vegas DeLuxe last year.
Photo: Penn Jillette, Paris Hilton and Teller at the Rio
Strip Scribbles: Penn Jillette, William Shatner, World of Concrete and women at the Mob Museum
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Call it a Supermarket Smackdown in the shopping aisles, and our Rio headliner magician Penn Jillette was in the thick of it Monday night on Season 3 of the Food Network’s charity cook-off competition “Rachael vs. Guy.”
Photo: Jesse Jane and Kaylani Lei with Gavin McHale, John
Photos: Porn stars Jesse Jane and Kaylani Lei watch Chippendales at the Rio
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Bubbly blonde Jesse Jane and exotic, raven-haired Kaylani Lei posed for photographs with Chippendales stars Nathan Minor, Gavin McHale, John Rivera and James Davis, one half of the team who competed on CBS’ “The Amazing Race” (the other half is Jaymes Vaughan).
Photo: Tattoo artist King Ruck, real name Josh Glover.
Strip Scribbles: New season of ‘Ink Master’ and Penn Jillette on ‘Rachael vs. Guy’
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Two of the 17 new “Ink Master” contestants appearing on Season 4 of the Spike reality TV tattoo competition hail from Las Vegas: Walter “Sausage” Frank and King Ruck (real name Josh Glover). The show returns Feb. 25.
Photo: The home of Penn Jillette from Rio magician headli
Penn Jillette’s original pilot ‘Street Cred’ is green lit by the Travel Channel
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Rio magician headliners Penn & Teller know how to keep busy. On the heels of Teller’s new side gig co-directing “The Tempest” at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Penn Jillette has signed on to host a new hidden-camera show for the Travel Channel.
Photo: Penn Jillette, Paris Hilton and Teller at the Rio
Penn Jillette to compete on Season 3 of ‘Rachael vs. Guy’ for $50,000 for Opportunity Village
Monday, January 6, 2014
Season 3 of “Rachael vs. Guy” premieres tonight on the Food Network, and Penn is teamed with former “The Bachelor” and Chippendales at the Rio star Jake Pavelka, comedy actress Judy Gold and Nevada Ballet Theater’s Woman of the Year Florence Henderson.
Photo: 2014 Miss America Nina Davuluri represents DO AC d
Photos: 2014 Miss America Nina Davuluri launches social-media campaign at the Rio
Sunday, January 5, 2014
2014 Miss America Nina Davuluri of New York launched DO AC’s 2014 social-media campaign with an appearance and a live Twitter chat Saturday from NMX: New Media Expo at the Rio. DO AC stands for “Things to Do in Atlantic City,” the city’s tourism campaign.
Photo: Paris Hilton makes her Strip debut as a DJ on Tues
2013 New Year’s Eve photos: Paris Hilton makes her Strip DJ debut at Hyde Bellagio
Friday, January 3, 2014
Friends and family were in attendance to cheer on the budding DJ, including parents Richard and Kathy Hilton and sister Nicky Hilton with boyfriend James Rothschild. Noticeably MIA was Paris’ 22-year-old boyfriend, Spanish model River Viiperi.
Photo: Fireworks on the Strip as seen from the top of the
2013 New Year’s Eve photos: Fireworks extravaganza on the Strip
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Contributing photographer Tom Donoghue was at command central atop the Rio for this photo gallery of the annual fireworks extravaganza by Grucci that closed out 2013 and ushered in 2014 on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas on Tuesday night.
Health District: Norovirus to blame for 100 falling ill at Rio
Health District: Norovirus to blame for 100 falling ill at Rio
Monday, December 2, 2013
Southern Nevada Health District officials determined that the highly contagious Norovirus caused about 100 people staying at the Rio for a youth football tournament to become sick over the weekend.
As many as 100 visiting Rio catch stomach bug during youth football event, organizers say
As many as 100 visiting Rio catch stomach bug during youth football event, organizers say
Friday, November 29, 2013
“The hospital checked them and told them they had a stomach virus and to go home and drink fluids and rest,” said Justin Gates, competition director for Sports Network International.
Photo: Food Network Chef Guy Fieri pays a visit to Stan F
Counter Intelligence: Penn Jillette to compete on ‘Celebrity Cook-Off’; Shirley Chung safe on ‘Top Chef’
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Rio headliner magician Penn Jillette will compete in the new Season 3 of “Celebrity Cook-Off,” the Food Network’s hit series starring UNLV alumnus Guy Fieri and Rachael Ray as the leaders of competing culinary teams.
Grand jury indicts suspect accused in deaths of California lawman, brother-in-law
Grand jury indicts suspect accused in deaths of California lawman, brother-in-law
Friday, November 15, 2013
Crime and courts:
Clark County grand jury today indicted the man accused of carjacking a California Highway Patrol officer’s pickup at a Las Vegas Strip hotel and getting into an accident that subsequently killed the officer and his brother-in-law.
Photo: 2013 Miss USA Pageant contestants dine at Buca di
Strip Scribbles: Orange diamond sells for $35.5M; Jason Statham; white truffle at Ferraro’s
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The largest, vivid-orange diamond in the world ever to be bid upon at auction shattered a world record, selling for more than $35.5 million Tuesday night at Christie’s in Geneva, Switzerland.
Photo: Criss Angel, with fiancee Sandra Gonzalez, celebra
Strip Scribbles: Criss Angel’s new TV series goes global, puts Las Vegas on world stage
Monday, November 11, 2013
“Criss has delivered Spike a new hit series featuring the No. 1 magician in the past decade with the strongest global following in the art of magic,” said Eddie Dalva, Viacom’s executive VP of Content and Program Enterprises.

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