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November 26, 2014

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Strip Scribbles: Cleen Rock One on ‘Ink Master’; ‘Zumanity’; 310,000 Thanksgiving visitors
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Las Vegas:
Casting for Season 6 of “Ink Master” began this week with a nationwide search for tattoo artists and human canvases. We’ll be back here Wednesday with the news of Cleen Rock One’s victory or loss with his own line of Monster DNA headphones.
Photo: Laugh Factory at the Tropicana headliner Murray Sa
Q+A: Murray Sawchuck’s blind drive leads to 21 escapes, TV appearances galore
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Magician Murray Sawchuck’s contributions to magic on television were recognized at the Los Angeles Fame Awards show one week ago: He was presented with a Career Achievement Award in the Magic Arts.
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Strip Scribbles: ‘Zumanity’ firings, plus Katy Perry at Caesars? Resident DJs Pharrell, Paris Hilton?
Monday, November 24, 2014
Las Vegas:
First is the shocking and surprising news that Cirque du Soleil has decided that its adult “Zumanity” at New York-New York will undergo major changes starting Jan. 3 when all of its dance cast has been told to pack up their dancing shoes.
Photo: Santa Claus, Jace Crispin of Chippendales at the R
Great Santa Run: Hostess Holly Madison, mayor’s $10K challenge, grand marshals Chippendales
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Opportunity Village:
Along with marking 10 years of the Great Santa Run, Opportunity Village is commemorating its 60th anniversary. The beloved nonprofit provides unparalleled opportunities, enrichment and support to nearly 3,000 valley residents with disabilities and their families.
Photo: Angelica Bridges stars in Hollywood Bombshells at
Q+A: Bombshell Angelica Bridges talks ‘Hollywood Bombshells’ at Planet Hollywood
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Angelica Bridges will work with comedienne Kathleen Dunbar as her mother in the show, plus eight hot dancers. Rehearsals start in a week, and Angelica is training for her own aerial choreography.
Photo: Rene Angelil and Celine Dion arrive at the
Celine Dion’s return delayed? Plus, new stars to be announced for the New Year
Monday, November 17, 2014
Las Vegas:
Plans are in progress for Celine Dion’s return to her residency at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace, but because that’s now not likely to resume until May instead of the earlier expected March date, two stars are being added to the lineup.
Photo: Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Marklen Kennedy at Hyd
Strip Scribbles: New ‘Late Night Chef Fight’; ‘Where Are They Now?’ with Robin Leach
Monday, November 17, 2014
Las Vegas:
For the past three years, chefs from the back of the house have fought one another alongside managers from the front of the house. The battles took place in a regular brawl at Tommy Rocker’s late night on Saturdays.
Photo: Macklemore crowd surfs during Surrender and Encore
Celebrity preview: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Whoopi, Aaron Lewis, Judas Priest, Toad, Wale
Friday, November 14, 2014
Las Vegas:
This weekend is no laughing matter because the Strip will be shut down and downtown is blocked off. However, we have plenty of comedic rivalry, literally next door to each other, to ensure that amid the grumbling, laughter doesn’t vanish altogether.
Photo: Anita Mann on the
Living a ‘Fantasy,’ Anita Mann marks No. 15 at Luxor
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The secret to the longevity of “Fantasy,” marking its 15th year at Luxor, can be found in Anita Mann's passion for choreography, creating and directing. ...
Photo: Joe Maloof, George Maloof, Mayor Oscar Goodman, NH
Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors: Maloofs + NHL? Buddy V, Mario Lopez, ‘Celebrity Idols’
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The Strip:
Several years ago, George Maloof persuaded NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to move his annual NHL Awards to Las Vegas. No timetable for a Las Vegas team has been set, and the NHL denies any “done deal.”
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Hats — and bras — off at 15th anniversary of ‘Fantasy’ at Luxor
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
When you have glamorous girls, topless dancers, pounding and pulsing music, a four-tiered birthday cake and a star-studded red carpet, you have the winning mix for a crackerjack celebration.
Photo: Columnist John Katsilometes plays comedian Martin
Talk has become the talk of Las Vegas; Penny Pibbets and Gaz focusing on solo scenes
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Fashioned after the TED Talks series of brief monologues, “ENTSpeaks” is part stage presentation, part party at Inspire. In each instance, it’s a groovy way to learn more about those among us who are ubiquitous, yet ...
Photo: 2011 Miss USA Alyssa Campanella of California and
Strip Scribbles: Miss Nevada USA preps, Giada expands, ‘Ink Master’
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Las Vegas:
Shanna Moakler, 1995 Miss USA and state director of the Miss Nevada USA Organization, joined with 2011 Miss USA Alyssa Campanella of California and 2014 Miss Nevada Teen USA Alexa Taylor to welcome the glamorous girls to Life Time Athletic in Summerlin.
Photo: The 2014 Fantasy calendar-release party on Tuesday
Preview: ‘Fantasy’s’ fabulous 15th anniversary celebrates with dancers, memories
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
For 15 consecutive years, the glamour girls of “Fantasy” at the Luxor have been shedding their costumes to go topless, and tonight they celebrate the milestone anniversary at the same time as creator Anita Mann celebrates her 15th wedding anniversary.
Photo: Penn Jillette, Paris Hilton and Teller at the Rio
Strip Scribbles: Opportunity Village honors Penn Jillette; Soul Train Awards
Monday, November 10, 2014
Las Vegas:
Renowned Rio headliner magician Penn Jillette, who had partner Teller and magic consultants Johnny and Pam Thompson at his table, even joined The Lon Bronson All-Star Band onstage to perform one of their rock numbers.

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