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September 17, 2014

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Celebrity Sightings

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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

Semi Precious Weapons at The Sayers Club on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at SLS Las Vegas.
Semi Precious Weapons at The Sayers Club; Borgore at Life Nightclub
SLS Las Vegas:
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Known for its high-energy sound and electrifying shows, the New York-based rock band Semi Precious Weapons stayed true to form with a theatrical set that included “Drink,” “Free Booze” and the latest, “That’s My Friends,” off the newly released album “Aviation.”
"Kinky Boots" at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
‘Kinky Boots’ at Smith Center an emotional high with laughter, tears and joy
Review:
Monday, September 8, 2014
Celebrities and Las Vegas VIPs joined Broadway angel investors and a festive audience for the weekend’s official premiere of “Kinky Boots.” It has everything you could ever ask for in a dazzling, brash and successful night of brilliant theater.
Derek Hough, Amy Purdy and Erin Andrews on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
Strip Scribbles: Amy Purdy + Oprah; George Clooney’s wedding; Britney hits road
Monday, September 8, 2014
Las Vegas VIPs and high-rollers attending the celebrity fight-night gala in Italy hosted by Andrea Bocelli for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson’s Center in Phoenix heard secrets from George Clooney when he spoke at the festivities in Florence.
Brian Evans, left, with Joan Rivers in Lake Tahoe in 2009.
Joan Rivers gave me my break in showbiz, Brian Evans says; G.R.L. member Simone Battle dies
Deaths:
Monday, September 8, 2014
I watched from afar as friends of Joan Rivers paid tribute to the comedienne at her funeral in New York on Sunday. I was happy that a very candid and emotional interview I recorded with her many years ago for “Entertainment Tonight” was rerun on “Entertainment Tonight Weekend.”
2013 Miss USA Pageant contestants dine at Buca di Beppo on Flamingo on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Actor Jason Statham and Planet Hollywood head honcho Robert Earl are pictured here.
Restaurant and hotel titan Robert Earl says ‘Be My Guest’ in new TV series
Cooking Channel:
Monday, September 8, 2014
Hotel magnate Robert Earl, who launched his Planet Hollywood restaurant and hotel brand here in Las Vegas, admits that he’s gained 14 pounds while filming the first 14 episodes of his new TV series “Be My Guest” on the Cooking Channel.
"Kinky Boots" at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
Sole sisters come out in droves as ‘Kinky Boots’ opens at Smith Center
Sunday, September 7, 2014
“Kinky Boots” is that kind of scene, a festival of drag not experienced in this fashion since the opening of “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” at the Venetian last summer. Unlike that show, which struggled to sustain ticket sales and closed early, “Kinky Boots” has … legs. ...
Omelette aux fines herbs and Tandoori chicken wings prepared by Origin India on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Origin India owner and chef praise ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’
Dining:
Sunday, September 7, 2014
If the omelette aux fines herbs and Tandoori chicken wings featured in “The Hundred-Foot Journey” left your mouth watering and your stomach growling, there’s hope here in Las Vegas for lunch and dinner — for a limited time — at Origin India on Paradise Road.
Jerry Mitchell and Cyndi Lauper on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Mitchell is the director and Lauper the composer of “Kinky Boots,” which makes its U.S. tour debut in Las Vegas.
Cyndi Lauper: ‘If young people don’t discover Broadway, then Broadway will die’
‘Kinky Boots’:
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Cyndi Lauper and Jerry Mitchell won 2013 Tony Awards for their work on “Kinky Boots.” “Now we’re thinking we should collaborate on something else together. Maybe we could create something special for Las Vegas?” Cyndi told me Thursday afternoon at the Smith Center.
Cyndi Lauper on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas. Lauper is the Tony Award-winning composer of “Kinky Boots,” which makes its U.S. tour debut at the Smith Center from Sept. 4-14.
A night with ‘Elvis’ helped Cyndi Lauper embrace Las Vegas
Friday, September 5, 2014
Elvis changed Cyndi Lauper’s view of Vegas. It wasn’t really Elvis, of course. It never is. But the man in the jumpsuit braying “Suspicious Minds” was actually Lauper’s cousin Johnny Edwards ...
Celebrity grand marshals Kathy Griffin, Joan Rivers and Margaret Cho with Chippendales at the Rio hunks Gavin McHale and Bryan Cheatham on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at the Pride Parade in downtown Las Vegas.
Celebrity preview: Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Kinky Boots,’ Gay Pride, Kendrick Lamar, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld
Las Vegas:
Friday, September 5, 2014
The message from the hit and award-winning musical “Kinky Boots” enjoying its official national-tour premiere Saturday night at our Smith Center for the Performing Arts is one of “acceptance” and “making the world a better place for everybody.”
Kyle Efthemes of Men of the Strip performs at The D Las Vegas on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
Men of the Strip performers sing, take it off at The D Las Vegas
Photos:
Friday, September 5, 2014
The opening show Aug. 28 in The D Showroom featured dancers Chris Boudreaux, Kyle Efthemes, Joel Sajun, Keith Webb and Chaun Williams, and the crowd in the packed D Showroom went wild for the six-pack five pack.
Joan Rivers and Frank Marino are shown during an episode of "Fashion Police" in 2013.
Joan Rivers’ influence is felt in the careers of Frank Marino and Clint Holmes
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Frank Marino and Clint Holmes are stars in Las Vegas but otherwise seem not to have a whole lot in common. In his act, Marino dresses as a woman. Holmes … doesn’t. But the two longtime Las Vegas favorites were ...
Randy Couture, left, battles against  Lyoto Machida  during the light heavyweight bout at UFC 129 in Toronto on Saturday, April 30, 2011.
Strip Scribbles: Can Randy Couture deliver KO on ‘Dancing With the Stars’?
Thursday, September 4, 2014
UFC hometown hero Randy Couture has KO’d his enemies inside the Octagon and on the silver screen in “The Expendables,” but can he win on the dance floor? The MMA king will join the lineup of Season 19 of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” that kicks off Sept. 15.
Artist Shaina Cruea performs during the amateur Championship Level 3 Senior competition at the 2013 U.S. National Pole Championships at the Tropicana on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in Las Vegas.
Weekend best bets: ‘Kinky Boots,’ Gay Pride, pole dancing and Great Las Vegas Grill-Off
Thursday, September 4, 2014
From Gay Pride to professional pole dancing to a Tony Award-winning musical, this weekend's eclectic offerings give Las Vegas plenty to celebrate. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.
Cyndi Lauper at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Preview: Behind-the-scenes of ‘Kinky Boots’ at the Smith Center
Theater:
Thursday, September 4, 2014
With a dream team of entertainment talent behind the hit musical “Kinky Boots” opening tonight at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts ahead of its Saturday premiere, it’s like a fine bottle of champagne popping open with vibrant bubbles and excitement.
Buddy Valastro, Lisa Valastro, Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla at Buddy V’s Ristorante in Palazzo on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.
Counter Intelligence: Made L.V., Wolfgang Puck, Luciano Pellegrini, Max Jacobson
Dining:
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Hot off the grill! It’s an unusual name for a restaurant, but Made L.V. describes how it was “hand made” with Las Vegas solely in mind. It’s the newest creation officially opened this week from the husband-and-wife restaurant team of Kim Canteenwalla and Elizabeth Blau.
The Tony Award-winning “Kinky Boots” is at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts from Sept. 4-14, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
Harvey Fierstein: ‘You will float out of the theater after seeing ‘Kinky Boots’ — I guarantee it’
The Smith Center:
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The national-tour premiere of “Kinky Boots” on Thursday night is a remarkable and major achievement for our two-year-young Smith Center for the Performing Arts, and it gives Broadway’s seal of approval to our upstart appearance in America’s theatrical industry.
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert arrive at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 1, 2012.
Strip Scribbles: Caesars denies Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert $1 million reports
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Officials at Caesars Entertainment and AEG Live have officially denied reports about country superstar husband-and-wife Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert turning down a $1 million concert offer. Star names are floating to fill in during Celine Dion’s absence.
Band leader and trumpet player David Perrico poses following a media preview of "Pin Up," a new show at the Stratosphere, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. The show, featuring Claire Sinclair, Playboy's 2011 Playmate of the Year, is scheduled to open March 2.
David Perrico’s departure trumpets end of era at ‘Pin Up’
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
David Perrico, the highly regarded and extensively experienced music director of the production show at the Stratosphere, has told the show’s producers that he would be ...
Delano Las Vegas employees pose for a photograph inside the main entrance of their new hotel during a ceremonial opening Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.
Photos: A tour of Delano Las Vegas on opening day
The Strip:
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
MGM Resorts International and Morgans Hotel Group executives exclaimed, “We’re open!” — and Delano Las Vegas officially opened with a ribbon cutting Tuesday morning at the former site of The Hotel at Mandalay Bay.
"Peepshow" celebrates its third anniversary with creator, director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, lead stars Josh Strickland, Cheaza and Holly Madison and the cast and crew at Planet Hollywood on Monday, April 16, 2012.
Jerry Mitchell laces up ‘Boots’ in his return to Las Vegas
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
“Kinky Boots” won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Choreography (marking Jerry Mitchell’s second Tony Award in a 25-year career, the first being for “La Cage Aux Follies” in 2005) and also for Best Score. ...
Ryan Lochte, center, and friends at Encore Beach Club on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Ryan Lochte toasts birthday weekend at Tao, Encore, Andiamo and — Men of the Strip
Photos:
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
What would Ryan Lochte do? The Olympic swimming champion turned The Big 3-0 on Aug. 3, and belated birthday plans called for a celebration over Labor Day Weekend in Las Vegas, one of the heartthrob’s favorite party destinations.
Keith Urban performs at The Chelsea on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Keith Urban is happier, healthier and hotter than ever in concert at The Cosmopolitan
Photos:
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Country superstar Keith Urban was the epitome of happy, healthy and hot Sunday night at The Chelsea in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in a sold-out, four-hour concert with opening acts Brett Eldredge and Jarrod Niemann.
"Vegas Nocturne" at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at the Cosmopolitan.
Cosmopolitan fires back with $6M countersuit in ‘Vegas Nocturne’ fight
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
In all, The Cosmopolitan specifies a half-dozen claims against Spiegelworld and is seeking more than $6 million in damages — not including punitive awards and legal fees. Cosmopolitan reps are declining comment outside the language of the 39-page complaint.
"Vegas Nocturne" at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at the Cosmopolitan.
Cosmopolitan fires back at Spiegelworld with $6M countersuit in ‘Vegas Nocturne’ dispute
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
In all, The Cosmopolitan specifies a half-dozen claims against Spiegelworld and is seeking more than $6 million in damages — not including punitive awards and legal fees. ...

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