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October 22, 2014

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Photo: Jen Selter celebrates her 21st birthday at Tao on
Star Surveillance: Jen Selter, Henry Rollins, Floyd Mayweather Jr., John Popper, Uncle Kracker
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Instagram sensation Jen Selter kicked off her birthday weekend at Tao in the Venetian on Friday. As the clock struck midnight, the newly 21-year-old headed upstairs to the nightclub to continue her celebration weekend with friends and family.
Photo: Sydney After Dark at Planet Hollywood.
Strip Scribbles: The mystery of the ‘Sydney After Dark’ grand-opening cancellation
Thursday, August 7, 2014
I’m reliably told that much has changed with the Australian production since I watched its first night at Planet Hollywood. The Aussie girls are gorgeous, striking and sensual, and it’s a wonderful 75 minutes with erotic thrills from Down Under.
Photo: Kristin Hanggi, Carrie St. Louis, Justin Mortellit
Justin Mortelliti of ‘Rock of Ages’: Looking forward through the bright lights of Las Vegas
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Guest Columnist:
If you told the 10-year-old me — the altar boy, the good Italian Catholic from New Jersey, the competitive gymnast, the violinist, the honor roll student — that I would be the lead in a show in Sin City, I wouldn’t have believed you — although I probably would’ve smiled.
Photo: Darren Criss and Tiffany Engen at Rock of Ages on
It’s a double win for twins Tiffany and Brooke Engen of ‘Rock of Ages’
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Playing “Regina” is not just a win; it’s a twin win because my twin sister, Brooke, also is part of the “Rock of Ages” family. Around the same time that I found out I would be playing “Regina,” Brooke was hired to set the “Rock of Ages” production for Norwegian Cruise Line.
Photo: Becca Kotte, Celina Nightengale, Darren Criss and
Behind-the-scenes of ‘Rock of Ages’ with just a small-town girl Becca Kotte
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Hey, guys! Becca Kotte here. I play the role of “Sherrie” in Las Vegas’ production of “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian. For those of you who have seen the show, you already know the basics: Big songs, big hair, big everything!
Photo: Season 1 of Skin Wars on the Game Show Network. Ge
Strip Scribbles: ‘Skin Wars’ on GSN; Johnny Thompson turns 80; Ana Julaton’s next fight
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Two hometown personalities are featured on the Game Show Network’s newest series “Skin Wars” premiering Wednesday night. Supermodel actress Rebecca Romijn hosts the inaugural season of the eight-episode, hourlong competition programs.
Photo: Mark Shunock hosts his Mondays Dark, benefiting Ne
Mark Shunock: I’m a better person, husband, actor and friend because of ‘Rock of Ages’ and ‘Mondays Dark’
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Any given night, with fake flashlight in hand, an ’80s mega sing-a-long breaks out inside our Rock of Ages Theater at the Venetian. Is this really happening? I catch myself grinning ear-to-ear looking out at our audience and realizing that it is.
Photo: Benjamin D. Hale performs as Johnny Cash during
‘Million Dollar Quartet’ star Benjamin D. Hale: Finding my Nashville in Las Vegas
Monday, August 4, 2014
Guest Columnist:
In the fall of 2012, my life took an unpredictable turn when country music icons Tim McGraw and Faith Hill opened a show at the Venetian. They were to replace the wildly successful 6 1/2 year run of “Phantom — The Las Vegas Spectacular.”
Photo: Tom Zaller at
Tom Zaller: Las Vegas wants daytime cultural entertainment and great event spaces
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Seeing the success of Las Vegas exhibitions, it is clear that locals and tourists in Las Vegas want more access to arts and culture. To meet their demand, I opened Imagine Exhibitions Gallery in June 2012 in partnership with the Venetian.
Photo: Charli XCX and Iggy Azalea perform during the 2014
Celebrity preview: Iggy Azalea, Chris Paul, Calvin Harris, Sky Blu, Boston, Cheap Trick, Styx
Friday, July 25, 2014
“Fancy” Aussie singer Iggy Azalea has “99 Problems” with Arianna Grande, but it’s no problem offering our weekly Weekend Celebrity Preview in Las Vegas. Music takes center stage in the Entertainment Capital of the World this weekend.
Photo: Dancers rehearse for the new production Sydney Aft
Belinda Chapple of ‘Sydney After Dark’: We have ‘some of the sexiest women Australia has to offer’
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Guest Columnist:
“Sydney After Dark” at Planet Hollywood producer Belinda Chapple says, “I’ve been in the entertainment industry since I was 13 years old. I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world and accomplish many milestones as a model and singer.”
Photo: Clint Holmes with Nneenna Freelon in Georgia on My
Clint Holmes’ ray of sunshine is a Charles tribute at the Venetian
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
In his first residency on the Strip since leaving Harrah’s in 2006, Clint Holmes is part of the artistically robust lineup delivering “Georgia On My Mind” to the Venetian Theater from Sept. 18-Oct. 29. ...
Photo: Carlos Bakery by celebrity chef Buddy Valastro ope
‘Cake Boss’ star chef Buddy Valastro: Bringing Hoboken style to the Strip
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Guest Columnist:
It was always a dream of my dad and I to make Carlo’s Bakery a household name. We would talk about it all the time back in the day while decorating wedding cakes and mixing batter at the bakery in Hoboken, N.J. ...
Photo: Celine Dion and Bailey Dunn, the daughter of Richa
Strip Scribbles: Richard Dunn vs. Jimmy Fallon? Plus, John Mayer, Ana ‘Hurricane’ Julaton, KISS
Monday, July 14, 2014
Dunn emailed our vacationing Robin Leach: “I tried, to no avail, to get bumped on Friday. But I thought you might be interested in a fun little clip I did to try and entice Jimmy Fallon to have me on ‘The Tonight Show’ for a lip-sync battle.”
Proposal at Hard Rock, separation at Cosmo and dalliance with Wendy Williams at Venetian
Proposal at Hard Rock, separation at Cosmo and dalliance with Wendy Williams at Venetian
Saturday, July 12, 2014
The Kats Report Bureau has been an uncommonly mobile unit today, starting with Rehab Pool at the Hard Rock Hotel and winding up at the Cosmopolitan. Rehab was a celebratory experience, as I’m helping judge the Ultimate Bikini Contest. ...

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