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January 29, 2015

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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

The red carpet of the 2015 AVN Awards on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the Hard Rock Hotel.
2015 AVN/AEE wrap: Naughty new reality-TV series ‘The Sex Factor’; AVN Award winners
Adult Entertainment:
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Porn’s biggest stars have created “The Sex Factor,” an outrageous reality-TV series for cable now being filmed here in Las Vegas. There’s a $1 million prize for the winning guy and girl who also will shoot a XXX film with Duke University porn star Belle Knox.
DJ, producer and actor DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Q+A: DJ Jazzy Jeff talks Hakkasan Group, traveling, Seahawks and Bonnie Raitt
Music:
Thursday, January 29, 2015
From “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star to being a much-sought-after DJ and producer and multiple Grammy Award winner, Philadelphia’s DJ Jazzy Jeff is thankful upon reflecting on his long career and recent 50th birthday.
Kayden Kross, adult-entertainment star turned president of ArrangementFinders.com.
2015 AVN/AEE Q+A: Kayden Kross, new president of Arrangement Finders
Adult Entertainment:
Thursday, January 29, 2015
The big news at the 2015 AVN/Adult Entertainment Expo was the announcement of actress Kayden Kross’s $1 million equity stake in ArrangementFinders.com. She becomes the company’s new president with 3.6 million members and is adding 3,000 members daily.
Roberta Medina of Rock in Rio.
Q+A: Rock in Rio’s Roberta Medina: ‘We’re going to bring something different to Las Vegas’
Music:
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Since its inception in 1985, Rock in Rio with 1.38 million concertgoers has been a cultural phenomenon. Thirteen festivals have taken place in three countries with more than 7 million ticket-buyers and more than 1 billion watching at home.
Chelsea Phillips-Reid plays Pam in “50 Shades! The Parody” at Windows Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Bally’s. The show opens Feb. 3.
Q+A: Chelsea Phillips-Reid of ‘50 Shades!’ sendup: ‘You will love our parody’
Bally’s:
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
“I think the show is everything you hope Las Vegas will be if you’re visiting. It’s sexy, it’s naughty, it doesn’t take itself seriously, so I think it is pure entertainment. And I think it’s also saying, ‘Go open your mind and have fun.’ ”
Joan Collins and Judy Bryer.
Strip Scribbles: London calling with Joan Collins; Oksana Baiul; and Janet Jackson
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Congratulations to my friend Judy Bryer of Summerlin who has been invited to London by her actress gal pal Dame Joan Collins for Queen Elizabeth II’s investiture on March 26.
Diana Ross at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace on Nov. 12, 2010.
A ‘Diva’ nabs a diva: How Frank Marino moved heaven and Earth (and his schedule) to meet Diana Ross
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Frank Marino, the star of “Divas Las Vegas” at the Linq Hotel, is all agog over superstar diva Diana Ross, who remains one of the very few subjects to be in “Divas” during its entire run.
Katy Perry's "The Prismatic World Tour" stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz, John Legend among Super Bowl 49 celebs set to shine
Music:
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Nearly 185 million TV viewers are expected to tune in and check out the celebrity commercials with the scantily clad glamour girls of Victoria’s Secret and Kim Kardashian’s T-Mobile spot where she pokes fun at herself and her addiction to selfies.
Derek Jeter.
Derek Jeter takes over for Michael Jordan on the links at Shadow Creek
Golf:
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational Pro-Am Golf Tournament organized by Aria execs every spring is no more, but the games continue, and I’ve learned exclusively that MLB superstar Derek Jeter will take over the mantle at CityCenter and Shadow Creek.
The grand opening of Yardbird on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the Venetian.
Photos: ‘Frank: The Man, The Music,’ Yardbird celebrate at Venetian-Palazzo
The Strip:
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
It was as if “The Chairman of the Board” Frank Sinatra was still alive and in fine voice. It’s truly uncanny how Bob Anderson can sound and look just like Ol’ Blue Eyes, the leader of The Rat Pack.
The 2015 Nevada Ballet Theater Black and White Ball honors Woman of the Year Debbie Allen, flanked here by Robin Leach and Frankie Moreno, on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Aria.
Photos: Nevada Ballet Theater honors Debbie Allen as Woman of the Year
Dance:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
It was a glittering and glamorous gala, and honoree Debbie Allen of “Fame” notoriety was cool as a cucumber as she was praised and lauded as Woman of the Year — but she almost didn’t make it.
Brody Dolyniuk, frontman of Yellow Brick Road, performs during the opening night of his one-man show "Brody's World" on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at Ovation at Green Valley Ranch.
Judy Alberti, popular longtime entertainment exec, splits with Station Casinos
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
One of the most influential behind-the-scenes figures in Las Vegas entertainment over the past two decades is stepping down.
Nick Cannon hosts and DJs at Drai's on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, atop the Cromwell. Cannon was accompanied by Amber Rose and Mally Mall.
Strip Scribbles: Nick Cannon + Amber Rose update; Rod Stewart returns
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Stunning silver-haired model Amber Rose stayed on in Las Vegas on Monday for an intimate, hideaway and quiet luncheon in La Cave at the Wynn, and with her was rumored boyfriend James Harden of the Houston Rockets.
Chef Alex Stratta.
Alex Stratta and Preferred Restaurant Brands part ways
Counter Intelligence:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
It was only in early December when the culinary fires were aflame with reports that Las Vegas celebrity chef Alex Stratta had teamed with Preferred Restaurant Brands to open three off-Strip restaurants.
Farrah Abraham hosts at Ghostbar Dayclub on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, atop the Palms.
Photos: Farrah Abraham’s weekend at Ghostbar Dayclub, AVN and Life
Adult Entertainment:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
It was a nonstop round of weekend partying for “Teen Mom” reality-TV starlet Farrah Abraham highlighted by the super-sexy Toga Party she hosted at Ghostbar Dayclub on Saturday atop the Palms.
Nick Cannon hosts and DJs at Drai’s on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, atop the Cromwell. Cannon was accompanied by Amber Rose and Mally Mall.
Photos: Nick Cannon sets social media ablaze with Drai’s visit with Amber Rose
The Cromwell:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
If Nick Cannon, formerly married to pop diva Mariah Carey, and Amber Rose, formerly wed to Whiz Khalifa, are “just friends,” as they insist that they are, why did they spend the past weekend together nearly inseparable in Malibu and Las Vegas?
Kazu Tsuji works on the makeup for Bob Anderson, who plays Frank Sinatra in “Frank: The Man, The Music,” at Palazzo on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Las Vegas.
Bob Anderson comes face-to-face with his idol in ‘Frank: The Man, The Music’
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Bob Anderson is a wonderful vocal impressionist and an expert conveyor of art by any estimation. But here, he is the tableau for another artist, makeup master Kazu Tsuji, one of the highest-regarded individuals practicing this craft in the world.
Leonardo DiCaprio arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
Strip Scribbles: DiCaprio, De Niro, Scorsese paid $60M to shoot video?
Las Vegas:
Monday, January 26, 2015
When you hire superstars Leonardo DiCaprio and Oscar winners Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese for a promo video for your new hotel, you must know that it’s going to cost a pretty penny.
Miss Colombia Paulina Vega and Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada are the final two contestants in the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Miami. Vega was crowned the new Miss Universe.
Did Manny Pacquiao’s question KO Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada?
Miss Universe Pageant:
Monday, January 26, 2015
Manny Pacquiao has KO’d a lot of fighters in Las Vegas, and he delivered a punch to Nia Sanchez with his mangled version of “What would you tell global terrorists if you had 30 seconds to talk with them?”
Calvin Harris arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Confirmed! Calvin Harris signs three-year deal with The Hakkasan Group
Music:
Monday, January 26, 2015
Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris will hold down residencies at three Hakkasan Group venues in Las Vegas: Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand, nearby Wet Republic at MGM Grand and, after its Spring opening, the new Omnia nightclub in Caesars Palace.
Vocalists Kerry O’Malley, Lindsay Roginski, Nicole Kaplan, David Burnham, Randal Keith and Andrew Ragone flank Steve Wynn during the press conference for “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” in Encore Theater on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Wynn Las Vegas.
Monday By the Numbers: NBT’s live-music outlay; ticket targets for ‘Showstoppers’ and ‘Frank’
Monday, January 26, 2015
The latest data culled from our scrambling around the scene. This week’s Monday By the Numbers column touches on ballet and a helicopter. Enjoy this stat parade:
Diana Ross presents the Dick Clark Award for Excellence to Taylor Swift at the 42nd Annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Confirmed! Diana Ross returns to Las Vegas with start of mini-residency
The Venetian:
Monday, January 26, 2015
The Supremes superstar singer Diana Ross has inked April dates for the first nine performances of her new mini-residency contract at the Venetian, and Janet Jackson, Lionel Richie and Ricky Martin are soon to follow in her legendary heels.
DJ Kaskade has signed a multiyear residency with XS and Encore Beach Club, both in Encore, it was announced Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.
Wynn and Encore ink residencies with 27 DJs in Las Vegas
Music:
Monday, January 26, 2015
The nightclub wars on signing top global DJs intensified this morning when Steve Wynn revealed an amazing slate of no less than 27 sultans of spin for his three nightclubs and daylife beach club.
Eric Church brings his “The Outsiders World Tour” to the Chelsea on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Church takes the stage Saturday, as well, in a second sold-out show.
Star Surveillance: Steven Seagal, Eric Church, Chauncey Billups, Lance Bass
Las Vegas:
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Action-film star Steven Seagal dined at Barry S. Dakake’s N9NE Steakhouse in the Palms in a party of 25. He stuck to seafood, though, with a shellfish platter that included oysters, lobster bisque and mahi mahi.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy, center, choreographs a new scene in “Le Reve — The Dream” on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Wynn Las Vegas.
Photos: Maksim Chmerkovskiy choreographs new scene in ‘Le Reve’
Wynn Las Vegas:
Sunday, January 25, 2015
After more than five years away, award-winning dancer and choreographer Maksim Chmerkovskiy returned to Wynn Las Vegas to create the newest, multimillion-dollar scene in “Le Reve — The Dream” in honor of the celebrated show’s 10th anniversary.

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