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October 1, 2014

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Celebrity Sightings

Agassi Serves an Ace

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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

Aziz Ansari
Bulletproof Comedian
Aziz Ansari takes on arenas this fall as part of his Modern Romance tour
Friday, September 26, 2014
Parks and Recreation's Aziz Ansari goes big, real big, with latest comedy tour.
Jenny McCarthy, with boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg, hosts her "Dirty, Sexy, Funny" after-party Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Body English in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
Strip Scribbles: Jenny McCarthy, Wahlberg brothers, Britney Spears, Brad Garrett
Las Vegas:
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Blonde bombshell Jenny McCarthy and new husband Donnie Wahlberg will be here this weekend with his brothers, actor Mark Wahlberg and business executive and chef Paul Wahlberg, to film scenes for their new season of “Wahlburgers” on A&E.
Katy Perry's California Dreams Tour stop at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Nov. 19, 2011.
Weekend best bets: Katy Perry, Greek Food Festival and Kristen Hertzenberg
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Fall is finally here, but it’s still far from sweater weather in Las Vegas. Get out and enjoy the sunshine with a variety of concerts, festivals and other events across town. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
The Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction.
Preview: Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction makes its way to Mandalay Bay
Thursday, September 25, 2014
TV cameras from Fox Sports and National Geographic will present three days of live coverage totaling 23 hours and reaching 100 million homes as the 7th Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Collector Car Auction showcase begins today.
Mike Tyson is shown with writer Hugh Davidson, left, during the news conference and screening of the upcoming Adult Swim series "Mike Tyson Mysteries" at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.
Mike Tyson makes a scene — as a Good Samaritan and animated TV star
Thursday, September 25, 2014
On Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Las Vegas, Mike Tyson came to the assistance of a motorcyclist who was injured on I-15 after being cut off by a taxicab. And, no, this was no cartoon.
Mike Tyson is shown with writer Hugh Davidson, left, during the news conference and screening of the upcoming Adult Swim series "Mike Tyson Mysteries" at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.
Mike Tyson makes a scene — as a Good Samaritan in L.V. and animated TV star in L.A.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
On Sept. 16 in Las Vegas, Mike Tyson came to the assistance of a motorcyclist who was injured on I-15 after being cut off by a taxicab. And, no, this was no cartoon. ...
Standup comic Taylor Williamson is part of the lineup of performers in "America's Got Talent Live" on Sept. 26-27, 2014, at the Axis at Planet Hollywood.
Taylor Williamson talks ‘Last Comic Standing’ and ‘America’s Got Talent’
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Taylor Williamson is one quirky individual. He’s even quirky on the phone. You wonder, “Is this quirkiness an act?” and the answer would be, “I feel it is not.” ...
Standup comic Taylor Williamson is part of the lineup of performers in "America's Got Talent Live" on Sept. 26-27, 2014, at the Axis at Planet Hollywood.
Funnyman Taylor Williamson talks ‘Last Comic Standing’ and ‘America’s Got Talent’
Planet Hollywood:
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Taylor Williamson is one quirky individual. He’s even quirky on the phone. You wonder, “Is this quirkiness an act?” and the answer would be, “I feel it is not.” Williamson is the comic star of Season 8 of “America’s Got Talent.”
Jerry Lewis addresses the audience during the Nevada Sesquicentennial All-Star Concert on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas.
Jerry Lewis: ‘If I owned a joint, there would be a star in the showroom, and I would pay for it’
Entertainment:
Thursday, September 25, 2014
We’ll be running a lengthy piece about J.L. over the next few days, but one of his many memorable and pointed comments: “I think when you ask an entertainer to rent a showroom, you’re cutting into the spine of the industry.”
Jerry Lewis addresses the audience during the Nevada Sesquicentennial All-Star Concert on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas.
Jerry Lewis is no fan of rent in Las Vegas showrooms
Thursday, September 25, 2014
We’ll be running a lengthy piece about J.L. over the next few days, but one of his many memorable and pointed comments: “If I owned a joint, there would be a star in the showroom, and I would pay for it.” ...
Cleen Rock One of Las Vegas and nemesis Tim Lees of San Diego compete in Season 5 of “Ink Master” on Spike TV.
Cleen Rock One in hunt on ‘Ink Master’; Randy Couture’s ‘DWTS’ beat goes on
Television:
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Despite dropping to 28 votes out of a possible 40, UFC legend Randy Couture and pro partner Karina Smirnoff were declared safe on “Dancing With the Stars,” while Cleen Rock One saw his archrival and former employee Tim Lees ousted on “Ink Master.”
Clint Holmes, center, and Take 6 perform during the grand-opening night of "Georgia on My Mind" on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at the Venetian.
‘Georgia on My Mind’ and ‘America the Beautiful’ cap thrilling Ray Charles tribute show
The Venetian:
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Hometown award-winning singer Clint Holmes gets the biggest praise not only for masterfully performing the Ray Charles songbook, but also for marshaling the storyline of Ray’s life and the musicians onstage and offstage for their solos.
John Payne and Robin McAuley perform with other band members during rehearsal for "Raiding the Rock Vault" in the LVH Theater at LVH on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
In one magic stroke, Trop lures ‘Rock Vault’ and Jan Rouven
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
In a sweep affecting three hotel-casinos — so far — “Raiding the Rock Vault” is vacating the theater at Westgate Las Vegas and moving to Tropicana Theater. ...
Ellie Smith sings the national anthem during the Nevada Sesquicentennial All-Star Concert on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas.
Strip Scribbles: Billionaire buys into Lake Las Vegas? Plus, Miss Nevada, Rise Lanterns
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
I’m hearing from reliable sources that hedge fund billionaire manager John Paulson, who in March was estimated to be worth $13.5 billion by Forbes, is getting heavily involved at Lake Las Vegas southeast of the Strip.
Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis waves from the red carpet as she arrives during the VIP grand opening of Giada, the first Giada De Laurentiis restaurant, on Monday, June 2, 2014, in the Cromwell.
Kerry Simon, Giada and Buddy Valastro win Silver State Awards
Counter Intelligence:
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Wheelchair-bound “Iron Chef” winner Kerry Simon received a little respite in his brutal and debilitating battle against the brain disorder Multiple System Atrophy when he won Best Chef at the fourth Silver State Culinary Awards on Tuesday night.
Myron Martin, Olympic champion David Wise of Reno, Don Snyder, Lt. Gov. Brian Kolicki and Gov. Brian Sandoval attend the Nevada Sesquicentennial All-Star Concert on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas.
Photos: A triumphant celebration of Nevada’s 150th birthday
The Smith Center:
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Oh, what a night! A truly glorious night! Las Vegas shined brightly when the Smith Center for the Performing Arts staged the Nevada Sesquicentennial All-Star Concert on Monday night.
Jerry Lewis addresses the audience during the Nevada Sesquicentennial All-Star Concert on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas.
Elvis meets Jerry Lewis, Wayner talks of the Fremont, Cirque bounds, and Sinatra returns at 150th anniversary show
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The night opened with a greeting from Penn & Teller and a burst of artistic acrobatics from Cirque. It ended with Clint Holmes’ ascending version of “Hallelujah” backed by the Las Vegas Mass Choir and Wayne Newton remembering ...
Sax great Kirk Whalum, Nnenna Freelon and Clint Holmes rehearse "Georgia on My Mind" at Venetian Theater on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Strip Scribbles: ‘Georgia on My Mind,’ Mat Franco and ‘Ink Master’
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
It’s appropriate that the grand opening of “Georgia on My Mind,” a celebration of the music of Ray Charles, is tonight at the Venetian because it marks the Sept. 23, 1930, birthday of the beloved blind singer-songwriter, composer and pianist.
Elton John's “The Million Dollar Piano” on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace.
Stars rally to fill in for Celine Dion, but when will she return to Caesars?
Music:
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Fellow Caesars Palace headliners Rod Stewart and Sir Elton John are the first two stars to help fill the dates left open as a result of Celine Dion’s decision to cancel her concerts until March to care for her husband Rene Angelil in his battle against throat cancer.
Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff compete on Week 2 in Season 19 of “Dancing With the Stars” on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, on ABC.
UFC legend Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff slip in Week 2 of ‘DWTS’
Television:
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Actress Lea Thompson shot into the top slot with 35 votes, while NASCAR racecar driver Michael Waltrip landed in last position. Karina revealed that she now has her own nickname for Randy — “The Rainbow Warrior.”
Kerry Simon and Elizabeth Blau attend the Simon Says Fight MSA benefit at Keep Memory Alive event center Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
Preview: Kerry Simon nominated in three categories at Silver State Culinary Awards
Dining:
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Competition will be tough tonight at the Silver State Culinary Awards benefiting the Epicurean Charitable Foundation. More than 13,000 votes from the culinary community have been cast for top chefs and restaurants battling in 16 categories.
The Chippendales 35th anniversary celebration with former and current cast members Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at the Rio.
‘Brotherhood’ of Chippendales celebrates 35 years of taking it off
The Rio:
Monday, September 22, 2014
“I remember still to this day getting hit in the face with somebody’s big black bra. I remember the woman who brought scissors with her to cut off my G-string as a souvenir while I was performing. It’s just a little bit tamer now.”
Nick Jonas, with girlfriend 2012 Miss Universe Olivia Culpo of the USA, celebrates his 22nd birthday at Hakkasan on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in MGM Grand Las Vegas.
Strip Scribbles: Nick Jonas + Miss Universe; Harry Styles loses money; Liam Payne injures hand
Las Vegas:
Monday, September 22, 2014
There’s no hiding the romance between lovebirds Nick Jonas and girlfriend Olivia Culpo, who met here when he was a judge and she won the 2012 Miss USA Pageant at Planet Hollywood. Olivia went on to become 2012 Miss Universe.
Janel Parrish, Val Chmerkovskiy, Emma Slater, Michael Waltrip, Karina Smirnoff and Randy Couture await results on Season 19 of “Dancing With the Stars” on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, on ABC.
Randy Couture is ready for Week 2 of ‘DWTS’ with pro partner Karina Smirnoff
Television:
Monday, September 22, 2014
Last week, “Dandy” Randy and Karina placed fifth out of 13 pairs before Olympian Lolo Jones was eliminated on the first Tuesday night results show of Season 19. Tonight, Randy and Karina promise to do even better.
Scottish DJ Calvin Harris performs during Night 2 of the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Is Calvin Harris about to exit Hakkasan for new and larger paycheck?
Music:
Monday, September 22, 2014
The Scottish-born superstar, who has more than 1 billion streams of his chart-topping hits (“We Found Love,” “Feel So Close,” “Summer”) on Spotify, was named the world’s highest-paid DJ this year and last year ($46 million) by Forbes.

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