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‘Star Trek’s’ Walter Koenig still secure playing Chekov (with a V)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Walter Koenig is an easygoing sort — until you question the Russian accent, which he exaggerated on a famous TV show a long time ago. ...
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Brannon Braga discusses his ‘Star Trek’ legacy, ‘Cosmos,’ haters and James Bond
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Ask 100 Trekkies what they think of Brannon Braga, and you’ll get 100 answers. In addition to his work as writer and producer on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Star Trek: Enterprise,” Braga has produced “24,” “Cosmos” and “Salem.”
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‘X Burlesque’ star Shakeera Onstead: L.V. ‘is always opening something bigger and better’
Monday, July 28, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Working in “X Burlesque” at the Flamingo has allowed me to really appreciate all that Las Vegas has to offer. Las Vegas is far smaller than most people realize, and for the most part the entertainment industry really isn’t as cutthroat as most other cities.
Photo: Comedian John Bizarre entertains the crowd as X Bu
‘X Rocks’ comic John Bizarre: Zen and the art of jocular maintenance in Las Vegas
Monday, July 28, 2014
Guest Columnist:
When a standup comic walks onstage at a burlesque show, as I found out the first night I filled in for my wife Nancy Ryan, the audience isn’t really sure what’s happening, and you can clearly see that confusion on their faces.
Photo: Phil Ivey takes part in the $111,111 One Drop High
Here comes Phil Ivey: Poker star is chip leader at World Series of Poker Main Event
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Phil Ivey is playing how one of the world’s best poker players should be — he’s dominating poker’s biggest event. It’s just this event is rarely won by professionals. Ivey is the chip leader after two rounds at the World Series of Poker’s Main Event, finishing play Wednesday in the Amazon Room at the Rio with ...
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Strip Scribbles: Shania performs in Calgary; LeBron + Dwyane; Harley raffle; Penn dines at Guy Fieri’s
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Like fellow country superstar Garth Brooks before her, it didn’t take a lot of persuasion to get Caesars Palace headliner Shania Twain to depart the bright lights of the Strip for the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth up north.
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Deja vu! Pamela Anderson splits from husband Rick Salomon for second time
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Rick gained notoriety for releasing a sex tape with then-girlfriend Paris Hilton. Pamela, who remarried Rick this year after their first marriage in 2007-08, announced Tuesday that they have separated and that she’s filing for divorce for a second time.
Poker champ Joe Hachem helped bring international flair to WSOP, starts this year’s Main Event
Poker champ Joe Hachem helped bring international flair to WSOP, starts this year’s Main Event
Sunday, July 6, 2014
World Series of Poker:
When Joe Hachem took his seat on the first day at the World Series of Poker Main Event in 2005, the Australian professional immediately had buyer’s remorse. Before he played one hand, Hachem ...
Photo: Ian Ziering with Olivia Newton-John on Tuesday, Ju
Photos: Olivia Newton-John and Ian Ziering duet on ‘Summer Nights’ at the Flamingo
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Actor Ian Ziering (“Beverly Hills 90210,” “Sharknado”) joined singer Olivia Newton-John onstage Tuesday night during her resident show “Summer Nights” at Flamingo Las Vegas, where together they sang — what else? — the “Grease” mega-hit “Summer Nights.”
Photo: Pamela Anderson arrives on the blue carpet for Cir
Is Pamela Anderson en route to the Rio to cheer on husband Rick Salomon in WSOP?
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Former “Baywatch” beauty and “Dancing With the Stars” darling Pamela Anderson might arrive here tonight to cheer on the final hours of her two-time husband Rick Salomon playing for a $15 million first-place prize in the Big One for One Drop.
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.
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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.
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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.

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