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January 27, 2015

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Agassi Serves an Ace

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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

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.
Eddie Redmayne stands in the press room with the award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for “The Theory of Everything” at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Los Angeles.
SAG Awards win sends ‘Birdman’ Oscar hopes soaring
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Oscar hopes for "Birdman" received an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner "Boyhood." ...
The five final contestants, Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell, Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha, Miss Netherlands Yasmin Verheijen and Miss USA Nia Sanchez, during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Miami.
Miss Colombia wins Miss Universe; USA runner-up
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned the 2015 Miss Universe, defeating first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada, the Silver State’s first Miss USA, and contestants from more than 80 other countries at tonight’s pageant in Miami.
“Teen Mom” star Farrah Abraham hosts and parties at Crazy Horse III Gentlemen's Club on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, in Las Vegas.
Q+A: ‘Teen Mom’ turned porn star Farrah Abraham hosts at Ghostbar DayClub
Palms:
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Farrah Abraham, 23, gained notoriety when she became pregnant at age 16, starred in “16 and Pregnant” and then “Teen Mom,” then made “Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom” with adult-film star James Deen, then followed up with “Farrah 2: Backdoor and More.”
The 2013 AVN Awards red carpet at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Celebrity preview: AVN Awards, ‘Joseph,’ ‘Frank,’ Debbie Allen, Farrah Abraham
Las Vegas:
Friday, January 23, 2015
S is for sophistication, songs of Sinatra, spicy Southern food and the sexy starlets of the 2015 AVN/Adult Entertainment Expo and 2015 AVN Awards. Yes, it’s an S for sizzling weekend in the Las Vegas entertainment scene.
Roberta Medina.
VIP tickets flying fast at Rock in Rio; Michael Grimm expands his playground
Friday, January 23, 2015
The Season 4 champion of “America’s Got Talent,” Michael Grimm has always said he just wants a place to play, and he has found that.
“Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” starring “American Idol” alumni Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo, is at the Smith Center starting Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, and continues through Sunday.
Q+A: Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young talk ‘Joseph,’ marriage and Bacchanal Buffet
The Smith Center:
Friday, January 23, 2015
Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young’s paths crossed when they were cast as boyfriend and girlfriend in “Hair” on Broadway in 2010, and they wed on June 1, 2013, at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel in Los Angeles.
Tim Allen
Q&A: Tim Allen continues to find success in a changing world
Friday, January 23, 2015
He's older and wiser, but still searching for answers.
Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada competes in the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant preliminaries Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Miami.
Strip Scribbles: Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada dazzles in national costume
Las Vegas:
Thursday, January 22, 2015
There were raves Wednesday night at the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant preliminaries for our hometown beauty Nia Sanchez, who after winning Miss Nevada USA went on to win Miss USA for our Silver State for the first time.
Carlos Santana during a ceremony at House of Blues on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Mandalay Bay. Santana and Hermes Music U.S. were honored for their donation of 80 guitars to Monaco Middle School's music programs.
No ‘Mr. Roboto’ for Santana; Brad Garrett turns cool in ‘Fargo’; ice follies at Sin City Theater
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Carlos Santana, given the Key to the Strip during a ceremony at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay on Wednesday, said work is continuing with the long-anticipated album “Santana IV.”
Kayden Kross, Stoya, Jesse Jane, Selena Rose and Bibi Jones arrive at the 2013 AVN Awards red carpet at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Sex Scribbles at 2015 AVN/AEE: Jesse Jane, Kayden Kross, Joanna Angel, Tera Patrick
Adult Entertainment:
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Tattooed actress and film director Joanna Angel had her Burning Angel starlet Kleio Valentien on hand to promote her video “Vampire Cheerleaders.” She handed out copies of the DVD and displayed her Bondage Essentials line.
Cast members, including Ace Young as Joseph, Joseph's mother, played by Tricia Tanguy, and his father, played by William Thomas Evans, perform during "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2015, in downtown Las Vegas.
Weekend best bets: ‘Joseph,’ Daniel Tosh and Big City Showdown
Las Vegas:
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The 2015 AVN/Adult Entertainment Expo and AVN Awards at the Hard Rock Hotel may be dominating Las Vegas’ entertainment headlines this weekend, but if that’s not quite your cup of tea, there are still plenty of options to enjoy in town.
Shania Twain and Robin Leach on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Caesars Palace.
Shania Twain to release CD-DVD of Caesars Palace show March 3
Music:
Thursday, January 22, 2015
“This show has been my labor of love for over three years,” Shania said. “It has meant so much to me and was such a privilege to live out my visions on that stage, and it is so exciting to now get to share the whole experience with the fans all over the world!”
Wicked Girls Jessica Drake, Alektra Blue, Kaylani Lei and Samantha Saint at Tao in The Venetian on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
2015 AVN/AEE: Chatting with Jessica Drake, Joslyn James, Carter Cruise, Dana DeArmond
Adult Entertainment:
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Jessica Drake, who co-hosted the 2007 AVN Awards and was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2010, is nominated as Best Actress at Saturday’s awards. Her “Guide to Wicked Sex” and the major, big-budget feature “Aftermath” also are nominated.
Brody Jenner and "X Rocks" at the Rio cast members attend the 2015 AVN/Adult Entertainment Expo on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at the Hard Rock Hotel.
2015 AVN/AEE: Brody Jenner, ‘X Rocks’ girls, James Deen, tonight’s parties
Adult Entertainment:
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The distractions at the 2015 AVN/Adult Entertainment Expo are 44DD-sized — some even larger — as porn princesses wearing only stockings, high heels and very little else pose for fan photos and conduct their autograph sessions.
Calvin Harris spins at Hakkasan on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in MGM Grand.
Calvin Harris to get $400K a night at Hakkasan, Omnia? Pharrell at Hakkasan, too?
Nightlife:
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Las Vegas insiders are agog this morning with rumors that in the continuing war among rival Strip nightclubs, The Hakkasan Group is about to announce that it has locked up 31-year-old superstar DJ Calvin Harris for a new, three-year exclusive deal on the Strip.
Fried chicken, cheddar waffles and cubed watermelon at Yardbird in the Venetian.
Ben Vaughn discovers Southern cooking treasure in Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Southern food is simple. It’s not pretentious. It doesn’t attempt to try to be something it’s not. Its spirit is rooted in the generational passing down of recipes and techniques that, above all, taste great. Simple, classic, universal tastes that are not trendy.

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