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December 22, 2014

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Photo: Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno performs dur
Celebrity preview: ‘Showstoppers,’ Moreno, Setzer, Pibbets, Meryl Davis + Charlie White
Friday, December 19, 2014
Las Vegas:
It’s the quietest entertainment weekend of the year as tourists stay away in droves and locals are frantically finishing shopping and wrapping chores. Make the most of the peace because next weekend it all explodes again in preparation for New Year’s Eve.
Photo: Ellen DeGeneres appears via video at the 2014 Glob
Strip Scribbles: Ellen’s IGT slot machines; Cosby accuser now L.V. strip club host
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Las Vegas:
Studio audiences at this week’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” tapings are being treated to incredible Las Vegas experiences as part of her 12 Days of Giveaways, including hotel stays at the Venetian, Palazzo and Mirage.
Photo: NeNe Leakes in Cirque du Soleils Zumanity at New Y
Strip Scribbles: Elvis exhibit, new-look ‘Zumanity,’ Reba and Brooks & Dunn
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Las Vegas:
I’m hearing that the world’s largest attraction of Elvis tribute artists, memorabilia and wardrobe items will replace the former sprawling “Star Trek” exhibit at Westgate Las Vegas early in the New Year.
Photo: The Gazillionaire and Penny Pibbets of Absinthe ce
Strip Scribbles: ‘Absinthe’ Down Under, ‘Duck Dynasty’ musical, EDC sales
Monday, December 15, 2014
Las Vegas:
I’m reliably hearing that after Australia, The Gazillionaire will travel to Europe to open two, maybe three other versions of “Absinthe” in major cities. Penny Pibbets will reportedly be with him for three months.
Photo: Grand marshal and Caesars Palace headliner Shania
Celebrity preview: Shania, Smashing Pumpkins, Bush, Jeff Foxworthy, Brody Jenner, NFR
Friday, December 12, 2014
Las Vegas:
Is country entertainment taking an ever-bigger role in the Las Vegas headliner scene? Tickets go on sale today for Kenny Chesney’s two-night stand at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel in April. We’ve loved having the cowboys and cowgirls in town for the rodeo.
Photo: Dirk Arthur and his 2-month-old white tiger cub Sa
Dirk Arthur keeps big cat magic alive with ‘Wild Illusions’ at Riviera
Friday, December 12, 2014
The Strip:
Dirk Arthur has bounced around several Strip theaters, including Jubilee at Bally’s and most recently O’Sheas before it was transformed into part of the Linq Hotel. Now Dirk has started a residency with his show “Wild Illusions” at the Riviera.
Photo: Larry The Cable Guy.
Larry The Cable Guy: From life on a pig farm to comedy success
Friday, December 12, 2014
Planet Hollywood:
Today, we chat with Larry The Cable Guy. His real name is Daniel Lawrence Whitney, and he has never worked for a cable company in any capacity. Three of his seven comedy albums have gone gold, and he has hosted History Channel’s “Only in America.”
Photo: Jimmy Johnson, Terry Fator, Troy Aikman and Taylor
Jeff Dunham, Terry Fator in voice-throwing throwdown on the Strip
Thursday, December 11, 2014
“I started doing this when I was 10 years old, and I really had an obsession with it. When I was about 15, I told myself that I wanted to be one of the greatest ventriloquists ever,” Terry Fator once said ...
Photo: Jimmy Johnson, Terry Fator, Troy Aikman and Taylor
It’s Jeff Dunham and Terry Fator in voice-throwing throwdown on the Strip
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Comedy Ventriloquism:
“I started doing this when I was 10 years old, and I really had an obsession with it. When I was about 15, I told myself that I wanted to be one of the greatest ventriloquists ever,” Terry Fator once said during an episode of “Kats With the Dish.”
Photo: Jeff Foxworthy.
Jeff Foxworthy: Making people laugh is ‘the greatest job in the world’
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Comedy:
Jeff Foxworthy is the biggest-selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and bestselling author of more than 26 books. He hosts Game Show Network’s “The American Bible Challenge,” which premiered in 2012.
Photo: Britney Spears and Kristin Cavallari at Axis at Pl
Strip Scribbles: Britney Spears’ eyes, Kathy Griffin, Steve Wynn, Natalie Gulbis, XS + Tryst toy drive
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Las Vegas:
New E! “Fashion Police” host Kathy Griffin has proven that she’s right for the job taking over from the late Joan Rivers. She held nothing back with her comedy insults on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night TV talk show regarding Britney Spears.
Photo: Peter Lik's photograph
Strip Scribbles: Peter Lik photo sells for $6.5 million; ‘Ink Master’s’ Final Four
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Las Vegas:
Landscape photographer Peter Lik, who has several galleries on the Strip, today sold the most expensive photograph in history. An anonymous L.A. collector shelled out $6.5 million for “Phantom,” then snapped up two other photos.
Photo: Female Tatiana Alvarez, aka male DJ Musikillz.
Strip Scribbles: Female DJ disguised as male lands movie; Barry Manilow; new topless cabaret
Monday, December 8, 2014
Las Vegas:
It’s an amazing story, and definitely an “only in Las Vegas” tale, of a disguised, cross-dressing female DJ. It took a year for EDM DJ Musikillz to break into the business, and only then could he reveal that he is a she.
Photo: Italian-born tenor Andrea Bocelli performs with co
Celebrity preview: Lady Antebellum, Andrea Bocelli, NFR, NASCAR, Great Santa Run, Ultimo, UFC 181
Friday, December 5, 2014
Las Vegas:
Flamingo headliner Olivia Newton-John, entertainment legend Wayne Newton and Jaime Lynch of “Fantasy” at Luxor are stopping by the Great Santa Run to wish walkers and runners Happy Holidays. Elsewhere, will the cowboys take to Andrea Bocelli’s magical voice?
Photo: Actor George Wendt participates in the Academy of
With ‘Re-Animator’ at Smith Center, George Wendt is a member of the grateful dead
Friday, December 5, 2014
George Wendt was introduced to TV audiences as if he just happened to saunter into a neighborhood tavern. Actually, that is exactly how it happened. The trajectory of Wendt’s career ...

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