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Photo: Antonio Esfandiari, the Big Drop for One Drop 2012
WSOP’s $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop: Antonio Esfandiari ready to repeat; Guy Laliberte ‘rusty’
Monday, June 30, 2014
It began with 42 of the wealthiest poker players in the world competing in hopes of winning the first-place prize of $15,306,668, but by Sunday night, 11 of them had been knocked out of Guy Laliberte’s the Big One for One Drop at the Rio.
Photo: Antonio Esfandiari is $18,346,673 richer after win
Cirque’s One Drop $1 million buy-in poker tournament begins Sunday at the Rio
Thursday, June 26, 2014
High rollers and big-business moguls are arriving on the Strip for Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte’s huge $1-million buy-in poker tournament starting Sunday at the Rio. ESPN TV cameras will record the action of the second charity clash.
Photo: Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller flank the ma
Strip Scribbles: Prince Charles, Penn & Teller; ‘Marriage Can Be Murder’; WFC downtown
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
It was a case of life imitating art imitating life at Monday’s performance of “Marriage Can Be Murder” at the downtown D Las Vegas. One of the actors planted in the audience performed his “death” but actually passed out and fell to the ground.
Photo: Neil Patrick Harris is flanked by Penn & Teller at
Strip Scribbles: Penn & Teller, Steve Rossi, Vince Neil, Britney Spears and … Oksana Baiul?
Monday, June 23, 2014
Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller perform for Britain’s future king Prince Charles at Windsor Castle tonight. It’s a charity fundraiser and also includes a Monty Python reunion, which the duo watched in rehearsals Sunday.
Photo: Ice-T and Coco Austin host the
Entertainer Nate Estimada of Men of the Strip and Chippendales dies at 24
Thursday, June 19, 2014
The Las Vegas resident was a member of the new adult-male revue Men of the Strip launched by 98 Degrees founder and lead singer Jeff Timmons, who also resides in Las Vegas. Estimada previously was a performer in Chippendales at the Rio.
Photo: Matt Marshall, Staceyy Robinson, Jaymes Vaughan, R
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.
Photo: Shannen Doherty, Ian Ziering and Jennie Garth at C
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.
Photo: Shania Twain arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music A
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.
Photo: Opening night of
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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