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September 17, 2014

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Photo: The Naked Magicians.
Strip Scribbles: ‘The Naked Magicians,’ Liam Payne, Wynn, Adelson, Murren
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Las Vegas:
It’s an eye-grabbing title, among other body parts, and, yes, three close-up magicians and an improv comedienne could lose their clothes while performing close-up magic in a new show coming to the Strip near MGM Grand.
Photo: Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis attend the Warner Br
Strip Scribbles: Big & Rich, Tiesto, Channing Tatum and Niall Horan
Monday, September 15, 2014
Las Vegas:
Hakkasan at MGM Grand resident DJ Tiesto took over the hotspot for a Gold Party edition of his “Club Life” as he celebrated two of his 2014 singles going gold — “Wasted” featuring Matthew Koma and “Red Lights.”
Photo: Macklemore crowd surfs during Surrender and Encore
Celebrity preview: Mayweather Jr., Macklemore, Marc Anthony, Luis Miguel, ‘Limelight’
Friday, September 12, 2014
Las Vegas:
We’ll be seeing stars this weekend no matter how the second fight in four months is called between our Las Vegas boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. defending his championship titles against Marcos Maidana at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Photo: Andrew Dice Clay
Don’t Call It a Comeback
Friday, September 12, 2014
With his career's second wind, Andrew Dice Clay gives the public what it wants
Three years after a guest arc on Entourage, Andrew Dice Clay’s second act is still not complete.
Photo: Sheldon Adelson and Elaine Wynn at Buddy Vs Ristor
Strip Scribbles: Elaine Wynn honored in NYC; Keep Memory Alive 5th anniversary
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Las Vegas:
It’s National Preparedness Month, and the team members at the Venetian and Palazzo want hundreds of volunteers to join them in an ambitious undertaking from Sept. 20-21 for the American Red Cross and nonprofit Clean the World.
Photo: Physical therapist Jen Nash and Kerry Simon laugh
Strip Scribbles: Lou Ruvo Center 5th anniversary, Donny & Marie, Matt Goss, ‘Ink Master,’ Nobu Villa
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
In just five years, our Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health has hosted more than 55,000 patient visits, and 30 clinical trials to end neurological brain diseases are underway at the facility in downtown’s Symphony Park.
Photo: Emina Cunmulaj, Sam Nazarian and Lenny Kravitz att
Strip Scribbles: Las Vegas leaders head up $3.5 billion casino resort in Bahamas
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Former Hard Rock Hotel and Palms President Paul Pusateri has been named COO of Baha Mar, a spectacular 1,000-acre complex along 3,000 feet of pristine beach in Nassau. It will be home to 3,200 luxury suites and include four or five hotels, including SLS Lux.
Photo: Brian Evans, left, with Joan Rivers in Lake Tahoe
Joan Rivers gave me my break in showbiz, Brian Evans says; G.R.L. member Simone Battle dies
Monday, September 8, 2014
Deaths:
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.”
Photo: Celebrity grand marshals Kathy Griffin, Joan River
Celebrity preview: Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Kinky Boots,’ Gay Pride, Kendrick Lamar, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld
Friday, September 5, 2014
Las Vegas:
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.”
Photo: Joan Rivers and Frank Marino are shown during an e
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 ...
Photo: Randy Couture, left, battles against  Lyoto Machid
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.
Photo: Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlins
Strip Scribbles: iHeartRadio lineup; Britney talks cheating ex; Blake and Miranda say no to Caesars
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Hometown hero Vince Neil and Motley Crue lead off Friday night of the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival with Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Coldplay, Zac Brown Band, Usher, Bastille and Steve Aoki, and more celebrities are to be announced.
Photo: Keith Urban performs during the Academy of Country
LDW celebrity preview: Keith Urban, Nico & Vinz, Jason Derulo, Ed Sheeran, Lil Jon, Puff Daddy
Friday, August 29, 2014
It’s a holiday weekend almost as big as New Year’s and certainly with as many big-name entertainers and star-DJ party people as you would expect for Dec. 31. Our LVCVA is predicting that LDW will attract 313,000 visitors, giving us a $208 million economic boost.
Photo: Corey Big Hoss Harrison, Austin Chumlee Russell, R
Strip Scribbles: New cause for Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’; Phil Varone’s 3,000+ women
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Rick Harrison is partnering with a major pharmaceutical company to launch a national awareness campaign now that he realizes he has a medical condition that requires a drug, not a dietary deficiency that needs to be supplemented.
Photo: Riviera Comedy Club.
Charlyne Corvino, Riviera entertainment manager, has a passion for standup comedy
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Guest Columnist:
In addition to running the other great showrooms at the legendary Riviera and working with so many talented and wonderful entertainers, I was given the fortune in 2008 of taking over the booking duties for Riviera Comedy Club from Steve Schirripa.

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