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April 25, 2014

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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

George Clooney at Hyde Bellagio on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Q+A: George Clooney talks Las Vegas memories, Italy and his Casamigos tequila
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Academy Award winner George Clooney is no stranger to our Entertainment Capital of the World. He told me that he was here many times before film and TV stardom with his aunt, singer Rosemary Clooney, who performed here.
Legends Football League at Tabu in MGM Grand on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.
Legends Football League, with Las Vegas Sin, is getting a reality TV series
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Mitchell Mortaza, who created the Las Vegas-headquartered LFL, will serve as executive producer. He has teamed with powerhouse producer Tom Forman of Relativity Television and Ellen Rakieten, former executive producer of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
Tom Bergeron, Derek Hough and Amy Purdy of Las Vegas on Season 18 of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” on Monday, April 14, 2014.
Strip Scribbles: Jermaine Jackson on ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ and Amy Purdy on ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Donny Osmond and fellow judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman praised Derek Hough and Amy Purdy, giving them 37 points out of 40, placing them third for the night. “I hope Disney will make their next princess like you,” said Carrie Ann.
O’Sheas’ booze sales are intoxicating; Sebastian De-Bachery at Mandalay Bay
O’Sheas’ booze sales are intoxicating; Sebastian De-Bachery at Mandalay Bay
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Former Planet Hollywood headliner Holly Madison is opening her burlesque-themed speakeasy 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque on Thursday evening at Mandalay Place, but she’s still holding the remote for a TV project ...
“Feel Good Food” is the latest cookbook by Giada De Laurentiis.
Chefs Week: Giada De Laurentiis talks ‘sensual’ food; Jose Andres; Rick Sandoval
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
“I want to create something more sensual. I want something more feminine. Each one has to say Giada. For every dish we serve, people need to look at it and say, ‘That’s a Giada dish. You can only get it at her Las Vegas restaurant,’” the TV star chef said.
Matthias Merges’ Yusho has opened at Monte Carlo.
Chefs Week: Yusho, Guy Fieri, Giada, DB Brasserie, Mozen, Vegas Uncork’d and Holly Madison
Monday, April 14, 2014
I kept asking myself, “How is this possible”? How can an American chef who grew up eating liver and onions become such a masterful Japanese chef? Then again, he’s the first to admit that his food isn’t authentic Japanese.
Michael Caprio, John Easterling, Olivia Newton-John and Rod Mickel at Sky Jump at the Stratosphere.
Photos: Olivia Newton-John: ‘I’m enjoying everything about Las Vegas’
Monday, April 14, 2014
It’s a no-frills show, so nothing distracts from the British-born, Australia-raised singer and her songs — just an all-white set to contrast with the mainly black outfits Olivia wears for the easygoing, comfortable musical romp through her life’s journey.
Mario Lopez with Mr. Piffles at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan on Friday, April 11, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Photos: Mario Lopez dines, attends ‘Vegas Nocturne’ at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan
Monday, April 14, 2014
Mario on Friday night was brought onstage twice, first with Piff the Magic Dragon and his magical performing Chihuahua Mr. Piffles. Mario successfully shot Mr. Piffles with a gun, blew Mr. Piffles out of a cannon and also found a way to resurrect him.
Adam Gregory and Marie Osmond at the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Las Vegas Hilton on Sunday, June 19, 2011.
Strip Scribbles: Penn Jillette’s restaurant; Marie Osmond’s movies; Victor Drai’s palm trees
Monday, April 14, 2014
Guy Fieri said of Penn Jillette: “He surprised you, he surprised everybody — no B.S. If Penn Jillette wanted to open a restaurant tomorrow, he could. He’s not just good; he’s great. There’s no reason for me to say that because he wasn’t even on my team.”
Alex Pettyfer at Beacher’s Madhouse on Friday, April 12, 2014, in MGM Grand Las Vegas.
Photos: Alex Pettyfer re-creates ‘Magic Mike’ at Beacher’s Madhouse minus supermodel ‘wifey’
Monday, April 14, 2014
Hunky British actor Alex Pettyfer, who stripped down in “Magic Mike” alongside Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey, re-created the same hi-jinx while celebrating his 24th birthday at Beacher’s Madhouse not once but twice over the weekend at MGM Grand.
Criss Angel, with fiancee Sandra Gonzalez, celebrates the fifth anniversary of his Cirque du Soleil show “Believe” at the Luxor on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at a party at Rx Boiler Room in Mandalay Place.
Criss Angel, recovered from shoulder surgery, returns to ‘Believe’; ‘Magic Jam’ to continue
Monday, April 14, 2014
Cirque du Soleil’s “Believe” went on hiatus for 10 weeks while Criss recuperated from January shoulder surgery in L.A. for torn muscles that separated during a Times Square hanging escape stunt for his Spike TV series also titled “Believe.”
Alfonso Cuaron, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Jonas Cuaron arrive on the red carpet for the screening of "Gravity" at the 70th Venice Film Festival on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Venice, Italy.
Preview: Stars offer up-close auction items for annual Keep Memory Alive gala at MGM Grand
Monday, April 14, 2014
This year’s glittering event is a salute to Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Hosted by Sir Michael Caine, Quincy Jones and Kenny Ortega, the night also features entertainment by Carole King, Queen Latifah, Rita Moreno, Jordin Sparks, Andy Garcia, Ricky Martin and Jon Secada.
John Easterling, Olivia Newton-John, Pat Farrar and John Farrar attend the after-party of Newton-John’s new show “Summer Nights” at the Flamingo on Friday, April 11, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Photos: Olivia Newton-John’s nonstop hits thrill Marie Osmond — ‘Showroom is in good hands’
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Olivia’s longtime friends, producers, songwriters and co-performers John and Pat Farrar were in the audience Friday night leading the cheers, long applause and standing-ovation finale with Olivia’s husband John Easterling celebrating his birthday.
Bryan Ferry performs at Pearl at the Palms on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Photos: Roxy Music legend Bryan Ferry keeps it cool with his ladies at Pearl at the Palms
Sunday, April 13, 2014
The Roxy Music frontman legend performed songs from his extensive catalog, including solo hits and from the days when he led Roxy Music. He played the piano for fan favorites including “Re-Make/Re-Model” and, with the audience on its feet, “Kiss and Tell.”
Olivia Newton-John makes her official Las Vegas arrival in a restored T-Bird along the Linq at the Flamingo on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
Olivia Newton-John’s round at Flamingo is par (or birdie) for the course
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Olivia Newton-John, on Friday evening at the grand opening of her Flamingo show “Summer Nights,” rolled out her hits and a couple of nifty covers and closed not with a rousing number but with something delicate ...
Associate Professor and Director Dave Loeb is shown in the rehearsal room on the UNLV Campus prior to leading students for an upcoming jazz performance as the UNLV Jazz program reaches its 40th anniversary in Las Vegas Friday, March 1, 2013.
UNLVino boosted by all that jazz; Vegas violinists prepping for a disco-rama
Saturday, April 12, 2014
The UNLVino is in full swing at the moment at Caesars Palace. Often this event is a true blowout – the winds have been a problem. But what blew me away ...
Cameo.
Q+A: Cameo singer Larry Blackmon talks L.V. Soul Festival, Pacquiao, Cyrus and red codpiece
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Cameo, who formed in the 1970s and whose hits include “Word Up!” (with the memorable video featuring Larry Blackmon in a bright red codpiece), “Candy” and the Mariah Carey collaboration “Loverboy,” are headlining the Las Vegas Soul Festival at UNLV.
Michael Goodwin is the vice president of daylife and nightlife at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
Q+A: Hard Rock Hotel exec Michael Goodwin previews Season 11 of Rehab
Saturday, April 12, 2014
New this season at Rehab: adding Saturday pool parties to the usual sizzling Sunday soirees, and the entertainment lineup is diverse and, frankly, fantastic. Michael Goodwin, Hard Rock Hotel’s vice president of daylife and nightlife, talks Rehab, “the oasis in the desert.”
Olivia Newton-John makes her official Las Vegas arrival with a welcome event Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the Linq. Pictured with Newton-John: “Jubilee” at Bally’s showgirls and Chippendales at the Rio stars Jaymes Vaughan, Ryan Stuart, Matt Marshall, Jon Howes, Nathan Minor and James Davis.
Celebrity preview: Robin Thicke, Olivia Newton-John, Flo Rida, Ellie Goulding, Jason Alexander
Friday, April 11, 2014
International songbird Olivia Newton-John gets “Physical” with the start of her new resident show “Summer Nights” at the Flamingo, and before she leaves on tour, Flamingo headliner Marie Osmond will be there to welcome Pink Lady Sandy from “Grease.”
Wolfgang Puck, third from right, receives the UNLVino Dom Perignon Award of Excellence during Sip & Savor at his restaurant Spago on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.
Strip Scribbles: Floyd Mayweather Jr., Jerry Lewis, Wolfgang Puck and Criss Angel
Thursday, April 10, 2014
I’ll be filming today a version of my old show “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” touring unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s three Las Vegas homes and his extraordinary collections of cars and jewelry.
Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club
It’s good times for Brad Garrett as his Comedy Club turns 2 at MGM Grand
Thursday, April 10, 2014
When he was a kid, Brad Garrett once performed an impression of a television star. The results were mixed, to put it mildly. This was in 1974, Garrett was age 14 at the time, and the hot sitcom of the moment was ...
2013 UNLVino's first-ever Bar-B-Q honoring Scott Sibella with the Dom Perignon Award of Excellence at The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health on Sunday, April 21, 2013. From left: Angelo Sosa, Masaharu Morimoto, Sibella, Gustav Mauler, Scott Conant and Michael Severino.
Weekend best bets: UNLVino, Bryan Ferry and Pacquiao vs. Bradley
Thursday, April 10, 2014
From UNLVino’s 40th anniversary to a hotly contested fight night at MGM Grand Garden Arena — a rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley — ’tis indeed a weekend to eat, drink and be merry in Las Vegas.
Casamigos Tequila founders Rande Gerber and George Clooney celebrate the launch of their tequila at Andrea's in the Encore on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.
George Clooney hosts party for his tequila Casamigos at Hyde Bellagio
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Southern Wine and Spirits chief Larry Ruvo and his wife Camille posed for photographs with George, and I talked with him about my upcoming annual summer trip to Italy. He gave me restaurant recommendations at Lake Como, where he has a home.
Joan Severance, Eliza Roberts, Eric Roberts and Robin Leach on ABC’s "Celebrity Wife Swap."
Look who’s swapping partners with Eric Roberts on ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The Season 3 debut of “Celebrity Wife Swap” airs next Tuesday on ABC when in the premiere episode, two Hollywood dynasties join together for the first time. The partners of actor Daniel Baldwin and music legend Jermaine Jackson swap lives for one week.
Flamingo headliner Olivia Newton-John at the High Roller on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the Linq.
Photos: Flamingo headliner Olivia Newton-John’s champagne ride aboard the High Roller
Thursday, April 10, 2014
After her first preview show Tuesday night, Olivia posed for photographer Denise Truscello in front of the world’s tallest observation wheel (at 550 feet) and inside one of the 28 glass-enclosed cabins with a Moet & Chandon Imperial “champagne wishes” toast.

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