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March 1, 2015

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Celebrity Sightings

Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

USA Sevens Rugby on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Photos: 2015 USA Sevens Rugby on Valentine’s Day at Sam Boyd Stadium
Sports:
Monday, February 16, 2015
Was it the full turnout of enthusiastic fans at Sam Boyd Stadium? Was it the Cirque du Soleil halftime show? Was it the sunny springtime weather in Las Vegas? We may never know the answer.
Cirque du Soleil performers in "Ka" perform the final Epic Battle Scene during a media event Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at MGM Grand.
Monday By the Numbers: An 80-foot snake, 110 flying arrows and more about ‘Ka’
Monday, February 16, 2015
Today’s Monday By the Numbers focuses on the Cirque du Soleil spectacle “Ka” at MGM Grand celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. The show opened officially on Feb. 2, 2005.
The USA Sevens Rugby Parade of Nations at Fremont Street Experience on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, in downtown Las Vegas.
Celebrity preview: Jenny McCarthy, The Weeknd, USA Sevens, Marilyn Manson, Date-A-Thon, Engelbert
Las Vegas:
Friday, February 13, 2015
It is the weekend when love is in the air. We have music and song and a hoped-for world record of speed dating with the downtown Date-A-Thon hosted by NBC’s “State of Affairs” hunk Chris McKenna, plus Cupid’s Undie Run, also downtown.
Terry Fator and Taylor Makakoa's wedding in Hawaii.
Mirage headliners Terry Fator and Taylor Makakoa announce split
The Strip:
Friday, February 13, 2015
Mirage headliner Terry Fator and his wife, Taylor Makakoa, who appears with him onstage in his headliner ventriloquist entertainment production, have called it quits. Vegas DeLuxe posted their official Hawaii wedding photos in November 2010.
Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Emma Slater perform during “Dancing With the Stars Live” on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at the Venetian.
Photos: Alfonso Ribeiro, Mark Ballas, Val Chmerkovskiy shine in ‘DWTS Live’
The Venetian:
Friday, February 13, 2015
Ribeiro’s comedic timing was perfect, and he impressively kept up with the talented pro dancers — one can’t help but root for him. The costumes and choreography sparkled and shined on the Strip stage. This was a night for the pro dancers of “DWTS” to soar.
Dixie Longate in “Dixie’s Tupperware Party.”
A must-see: Funny and dirty ‘Dixie’s Tupperware Party’ at Smith Center
Theater:
Friday, February 13, 2015
“Dixie’s Tupperware Party” is funny and silly and a laugh riot, and there are four performances remaining through Sunday. See it, buy it, love it. Here is our chat with the darling Miss Dixie.
Actor Chris McKenna.
Valentine’s Day preview: Date-A-Thon with Chris McKenna, $30K dinner, romantic meals, guns
Las Vegas:
Friday, February 13, 2015
As gorgeous as blonde-bombshell newlywed Jenny McCarthy is, I have a feeling that she’s going to take second place to the giant Date-A-Thon this Valentine’s Day Weekend at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.
Food Network star chef and restaurateur Ben Vaughn.
Ben Vaughn: Food has the power to transport us through space and time
Guest Columnist:
Friday, February 13, 2015
I was noshing at Yusho in Monte Carlo with friends and business associates last week, enjoying a fabulous experience compiled of share-ables. However, this experience was less about the food I was eating and more about the food memories that were being recalled.
An exterior view of the Riviera on Monday, July 15, 2013.
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, Riviera focus of LVCVA purchase, implosion reports
Thursday, February 12, 2015
In a world where resort sales are not official until the involved parties sign documents, it’s safe to say that one famous Las Vegas hotel might not survive the summer. That hotel is the Riviera.
Andrea Wynn, Steve Wynn and Paris Hilton at the grand-opening party for Mizumi at the Wynn on Thursday, June 7, 2012.
Strip Scribbles: Pamela Anderson divorces again; L.V. hotels, restaurants win awards
Las Vegas:
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Las Vegas hotels and restaurants have scored incredibly well in the new Forbes Travel Guide rankings. Eight of Steve Wynn’s restaurants at Wynn and Encore were awarded four stars as part of the 60 total stars bestowed on the two hotel towers, spas and dining.
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.
Michael Boychuck: Consider highlights, total hair-color change for Valentine’s Day
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Award shows, red carpets and pageants keep my good friend Michael Boychuck one busy color guru, but Valentine’s Day with romance and weddings becomes a special, red-marked date on his calendar.
South African players celebrate after defeating New Zealand 14-7 in the Cup Final match of the USA Sevens Rugby tournament Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Weekend best bets: USA Sevens Rugby, ‘For the Love of Cocktails,’ Mob Museum anniversary
Las Vegas:
Thursday, February 12, 2015
With Valentine’s Day and President’s Day bookending the weekend ahead, there’s plenty to celebrate — and plenty to do. From live music to free museums, here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis arrives during the VIP grand opening of Giada, the first Giada De Laurentiis restaurant, on Monday, June 2, 2014, in the Cromwell.
Giada, Ri Ra fundraiser, ‘For the Love of Cocktails’ and Vom Fass
Counter Intelligence:
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Hot off the grill! Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis is giving locals a 20 percent discount off their breakfast and lunch checks at her restaurant Giada in the Cromwell through the end of March in advance of its first-anniversary celebrations in June.
British businessman Martyn J. Ravenhill hosts an open house and book signing at the Liberace house Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Ravenhill purchased Liberace's former residence for $500,000 in August. He also recently published a book titled "The Social Stockmarket."
Preview: Legendary Liberace Mansion set to reopen in Las Vegas
Entertainment:
Thursday, February 12, 2015
If British entrepreneur and Liberace fan Martyn J. Ravenhill had not purchased the nearly crumbling, peeling Liberace Mansion in 2013, there’s little doubt that it would have collapsed.
Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno performs during the Nevada Sesquicentennial All-Star Concert on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas.
Frankie Moreno sets dates at Cabaret Jazz; Coastal Luxury still wants to run Rose. Rabbit. Lie.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Coming off a quickie tour of Paris and Zurich, in which he was promoting the city on behalf of the LVCVA, Frankie Moreno has found a temporary venue. Well, it’s actually a permanent venue, but temporary for him as ...
Billy Davis Jr. and Marilyn McCoo.
Marilyn McCoo + Billy Davis Jr.: How we keep music playing after 45 years of marriage, work
The Orleans:
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Fifth Dimension singers Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. have shared nearly half a century of togetherness, and it’s appropriate as Valentine’s Day nears that they’re still singing love songs to each other.
Michael Paul Ziegfeld’s “Breaking Out of Show Business.”
‘Unrecognized’ comic finds success after 20 years — and quits
Entertainment:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Everything that Michael Paul Ziegfeld has done in showbiz, either for others or himself, has been a success. But it’s been a 25-year series of one-offs without a residency or a long-term gig.
The Robertson family of "Duck Dynasty" on A&E.
Willie Robertson heeds the call of Las Vegas in ‘Duck Commander Musical’
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
“Duck Commander Musical” charts the unlikely path to fame of the Robertson family of “Duck Dynasty” fame, the clan from Monroe, La., who parlayed a duck call — the Duck Commander — into a retail and entertainment empire.
The Jeff Koons statue of Popeye the Sailor Man, which stands at the entrance of the executive offices at Wynn Las Vegas in the hotel's Esplanade retail promenade, is headed to Wynn's new resort in Everett, Mass., in late 2017. Wynn paid $28.2 million for the piece last spring.
Did Steve Wynn turn down $60 million for Popeye sculpture?
Art:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
To keep Jeff Koons’ Popeye the Sailor Man immaculate, hotel tycoon Steve Wynn flies in two cleaning specialists from Germany twice a year for a daylong detailing, which costs him $15,000 for each man, plus travel and hotel expenses.
Rick Moonen, Bobby Flay and Hubert Keller at Chefs to the Max, a fundraising dinner for food critic Max Jacobson, at Rx Boiler Room on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Mandalay Place.
Rick Moonen toasts 10 years of bringing treasures of the sea to forefront of L.V. dining
Mandalay Bay:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
One of our city’s finest seafood restaurants is his RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay, and the celebrity chef is one of those extraordinary culinary talents I’ve admired since meeting him in New York when we were getting the Food Network off the ground.
Scott Disick hosts at Sapphire Pool & Dayclub in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 6, 2013. Kourtney Kardashian surprised him at the new adult hotspot.
Strip Scribbles: Jack Colton bringing L.V. to San Diego; Mardi Gras at Country Club; Powerball
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Next Monday should be interesting in nearby San Diego when Las Vegas nightlife entertainment folks take over the California coastal city to bring a slice of Sin City to the Mexico-California border town sometimes called Silicon Beach.
Gary Bettman, commissioner of the National Hockey League, addresses the crowd during the Let's Bring Hockey to Las Vegas! press conference Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at MGM Grand Ballroom.
Will Las Vegas love the NHL? MGM Resorts, AEG and fans hope so
Sports:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
There are no guarantees that the National Hockey League and its commissioner, Gary Bettman, will approve a pro team for our city, but they have given the go ahead for the Maloof family joined with mortgage multimillionaire Bill Foley to gauge the valley’s interest.
“Duck Dynasty's” Willie Robertson, center, and his wife Korie talk with Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., before President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
‘Duck Dynasty’ musical to premiere at the Rio on April 15
Television:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
With casting complete and rehearsals well underway in New York, the producers of the “Duck Dynasty” musical “Duck Commander Musical,” including Mariah Carey’s former husband, record mogul Tommy Mottola, have planned a world premiere at the Rio for April 15.
Kym Johnson and Joey Fatone perform on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.
Joey Fatone, new to ‘Rock of Ages,’ has bigger worry than kissing a man
The Venetian:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
“I’m not even fazed by the fact that we kiss,” Joey Fatone laughed with me. “It’s really just a grazing on the cheek. But when I throw him over my shoulders, there’s no escaping the fact that his crotch is right in my face. Dead level.”
Yoko Ono and her son, Sean Lennon, chat aboard a bus on the way to visit fracking sites Jan. 17, 2013, in Pennsylvania.
Photos: The Cosmopolitan features digital work by Yoko Ono, Sarah Rara
Art:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
“Imagine Peace” is associated with Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower in Reykjavik, Iceland, an outdoor tower of light emanating wisdom, peace and joy. The words “Imagine Peace” are inscribed on the well of the tower in 24 languages.

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