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July 30, 2014

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Q+A: Fit-at-50 Ian Ziering returns to Chippendales, talks ‘Sharknado 3’
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Stripped bare to the waist wearing just a bowtie and flexing his muscles, actor Ian Ziering doesn’t look anywhere near his age of 50. But, yes, Steve Sanders, who ruled on “Beverly Hills 90210” in the 1990s, has hit the half-century mark.
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Recharged Ian Ziering plugs in once more with Chippendales at the Rio
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Ian Ziering, 50, is an actor who seems electrically charged, rejuvenated by a jolt of volts as he enters his second run as a guest host of Chippendales at the Rio. Ziering returned to the production Thursday night and fronts the show.
Photo: Chippendales stars Jon Howes, Jaymes Vaughan, gues
Celebrity preview: Ian Ziering + Chippendales, Gavin DeGraw, Rick Springfield, ‘The Book of Mormon’
Friday, June 13, 2014
Dad is a son’s first hero and a daughter’s first love. Glamour girls and heartthrob hunks take on comedy kings and queens this Father’s Day Weekend when $1 billion is spent on gifts for him. It’s only appropriate that the guys have options this weekend.
Photo: Penn Jillette, Paris Hilton and Teller at the Rio
Strip Scribbles: By command of Britain’s future king, a royal performance for Penn & Teller
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
It’s an invitation one doesn’t turn down. Otherwise, it could be off with their heads! Who knew Britain’s Prince Charles was a fan of Penn & Teller? The two magicians have accepted the Royal Family’s invitation to perform at Windsor Castle on June 23.
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Strip Scribbles: Shania Twain, Murray Sawchuck, Epicurean Affair, Bobby Flay and ‘Rat Rods’
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Las Vegas schoolchildren will be presenting their end-of-year report cards to superstar Shania Twain next week. Last fall, I interviewed Shania after her charitable foundation Shania Kids Can donated funds and furniture to needy elementary school students.
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Strip Scribbles: 100th show for ‘Panda!,’ World Series of Poker, ‘Chow Masters,’ Star Surveillance
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
“As the first resident Chinese show in Las Vegas, we’re honored and humbled to celebrate 100 magnificent shows at Palazzo,” said director An Zhao. “One hundred shows is a testament to the amazing talent of our wonderful cast and creative team.”
Photo: Jim Rees, Penn Jillette, Teller and Dan Walsh at t
Strip Scribbles: Penn & Teller’s 40th anniversary; Britney Spears; San Gennaro Feast
Monday, May 12, 2014
On a quick transatlantic round trip over the weekend, Penn & Teller appeared on a whirlwind of London TV and radio shows to promote their tour. Their two nights each in the North of England are already sold out, and they have a five-night run at Hammersmith Apollo.
Photo: Antonio Esfandiari wins the $18 million Big One fo
Top prize in Cirque founder’s One Drop poker benefit could surpass $20 million
Monday, May 12, 2014
Nine poker players were added this morning to Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte’s $1-million buy-in the Big One for One Drop charity poker tournament that starts June 29 at the Rio. That makes a total of 32 players, including the first female.
Photo: Chippendales stars Jon Howes, Jaymes Vaughan, gues
Ian Ziering returning as guest host in Chippendales at the Rio in June
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
“The last year has been amazing for me, and it started with signing on with Chippendales last summer as the guest host,” Ian Ziering said. “Performing with these talented guys in front of packed houses at the Rio was ...
Photo: Aaron Posner and Teller discuss some finer points
Success of ‘The Tempest’ was no illusion, but is it built for Broadway?
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Rio magician headliner Teller has seen a lot of Broadway productions. So how does he see his original play from William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" measuring up on the Great White Way?
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Celebrity preview: Bastille, Jason Derulo, Foster the People, Aloe Blacc, Claire Sinclair, Jay Cutler
Friday, April 18, 2014
Happy Easter Weekend, everyone! Viva Las Vegas — it’s also a rockabilly pin-up party weekend, plus a lot of music high notes. The Strip plays host to Foster the People and Phil Lesh, the founding member of The Grateful Dead, while Tyler Farr takes care of country.
Photo: Adam Gregory and Marie Osmond at the 38th Annual D
Strip Scribbles: Penn Jillette’s restaurant; Marie Osmond’s movies; Victor Drai’s palm trees
Monday, April 14, 2014
Guy Fieri said of Penn Jillette: “He surprised you, he surprised everybody — no B.S. If Penn Jillette wanted to open a restaurant tomorrow, he could. He’s not just good; he’s great. There’s no reason for me to say that because he wasn’t even on my team.”
Photo: The world premiere of William Shakespeare's
Photos: Teller’s ‘Tempest’ premiere is ‘pure brilliance’ and Broadway bound; more Shakespeare to come?
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
When our silent Rio headliner magician Teller decided to produce his vision of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” you knew that there’d be magic — and what incredible illusions he has created to weave naturally into the story that England’s preeminent dramatist envisioned in the 1600s.
Photo: Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan rehearse for the 48th
Celebrity preview: Country’s biggest stars, ACM Awards, Michael Jordan, Rob Thomas and Teller’s ‘Tempest’
Friday, April 4, 2014
If country music and its superstars are not your cup of tea, then you’ve got a cornucopia of comedians and illusionist Teller’s magical version of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” as alternatives. If you love Nashville sounds, then you are in heaven this weekend.
Photo: Aaron Posner and Teller, pictured here Tuesday, Ma
Strip Scribbles: Teller’s ‘Tempest’ triumph; Michael Jordan’s golf benefit; George Clooney’s tequila
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Teller hosts his star-studded premiere and celebration Saturday at the new 500-seat tent theater in Symphony Park outside the Smith Center, and even with “The Tempest” being extended from two weeks to one month, people are still fighting for tickets.

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