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April 18, 2014

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Photo: Sheldon Adelson and Elaine Wynn at Buddy Vs Ristor
Strip Scribbles: ‘Area 52’ film, Elaine Wynn’s $142 million painting and Las Vegas Sin
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Elaine Wynn has never officially confirmed her purchase of the $142 million Francis Bacon three-paneled painting of Lucian Freud studies last fall. However, art insiders say she now owns the valuable 1969 oil on canvas triptych.
Photo: Ice-T and Coco Austin host the
Strip Scribbles: Holly Madison vs. Coco Austin on the Strip? Plus, ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’
Monday, March 31, 2014
Reality TV star Coco Austin (“Ice Loves Coco”) says that her new dance ensemble is a naughty burlesque show with seven vivacious dancers she’s named “Coco & the Vanity Vixens.” She opens in New York on May 12 and is aiming for a Las Vegas home to return to the Strip.
Photo: Il Divo.
Celebrity preview: Il Divo, Jeff Timmons’ Men of the Strip, Ne-Yo, Wynonna, Elton John and ‘Jubilee!’
Friday, March 28, 2014
The likely clarion call for this weekend is that “everything old is new again.” That’s certainly applicable to the grand reopening of a new look to the three-decade-long-running “Jubilee!” at Bally’s. It’s safe to call it a face-lift and a full makeover — its first in 30-plus years.
Photo: Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler in the press room
2014 CinemaCon photos: It’s a wrap with stars, awards and Drew Barrymore’s new baby (almost!)
Friday, March 28, 2014
Actress Drew Barrymore knew the possibility of having a Las Vegas baby on her trip here for Thursday night’s CinemaCon Awards, where she was named Female Star of the Year. Glowing and radiant in a long vintage dress, Drew is 8 1/2 months pregnant.
Photo: Tye Strickland, Melissa Rycroft Strickland, Patti
Strip Scribbles: ‘Matchmaker’; Celine’s birthday; Paint the Town for AFAN; Elton John, ‘Jubilee!’ return
Thursday, March 27, 2014
“Millionaire Matchmaker” host Patti Stanger and her boyfriend welcome Vegas Dave, the 32-year-old pro-sports bettor. Dave Oancea has more luck betting on football than he does on love. He’s never been able to focus long enough to keep a girlfriend.
Photo: Marty Allen and Karon Kate Blackwell.
Q+A: Marty Allen celebrates 92nd birthday, reflects on his 70 years of comedy
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Marty admits that he was a comedy cutup in high school in Pittsburgh and during his time with the U.S. Army Air Corps stationed in Italy during World War II. It was there that he became a sergeant and earned a medal for bravery for his heroism during a fire.
Photo: ABC's
Strip Scribbles: ‘Modern Family’ films at Mandalay Bay; ‘Ink Master’ results
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Two Las Vegas tattoo artists were declared safe on Tuesday night’s episode of “Ink Master” on Spike’s hit reality-TV contest where they are vying for a $100,000 grand prize, bragging rights and a cover feature in Inked Magazine.
Photo: George Wallace, second from left and with Donny Os
Photos: Donny and Marie Osmond, Jerry Seinfeld, Terry Fator toast George Wallace’s 10th anniversary
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Las Vegas celebrities Terry Fator from the Mirage, Frankie Scinta from the D Las Vegas downtown and Murray Sawchuck from the Tropicana joined George Wallace onstage during his comedy set. Jerry walked onstage to interrupt George and Terry.
Photo: Nene Leakes of
Strip Scribbles: NeNe Leakes in ‘Zumanity’; Celine vs. Muppets; Shirley Chung; and Nick Cannon
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes will play the erotic and sexy role of the Mistress of Sensuality in the adult show “Zumanity” by Cirque du Soleil at New York-New York in a 10-show engagement twice nightly from June 27 to July 1.
Photo: Elise Hansen, Criss Angel, Robin Leach and Claire
Strip Scribbles: Gloria Estefan, Criss Angel, Robosaurus, Carlo’s Bakery, ‘Pawn Stars,’ gay dayclub Xposed!
Monday, March 24, 2014
More headline names are being added to the Keep Memory Alive tribute to Gloria Estefan, but I’ve learned exclusively that Carole King, Jordin Sparks, Rita Moreno, Fantine, Ricky Martin and Jon Secada will all perform duets with Gloria at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Photo: Cirque du Soleil's
Photos: Cirque du Soleil looks ahead to third ‘One Night for One Drop’ benefit
Monday, March 24, 2014
I MC’d the first “One Drop” onstage auction. Criss Angel placed a winning bid of $80,000 for a week with 30 guests at Guy Laliberte’s Hawaii estate; a high-tech racecar watch raised $150,000; and two lovely ladies battled to $100,000 for Lady Kenilworth jewelry.
Photo: Bill Maher at Pearl at the Palms on Saturday, Marc
Decades ago, Las Vegas was a Circus (Maximus) for Bill Maher
Saturday, March 22, 2014
A longtime Strip performer — for more than 30 years — Bill Maher opened for Diana Ross in 1982 at Caesars Palace and calls himself "the alternative" to such comics as Carrot Top, George Wallace and even somebody like ...
Photo: Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood of
Celebrity preview: Lady Antebellum, comedy kings, Afrojack, Krewella, Cake, ‘One Night for One Drop’
Friday, March 21, 2014
Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte has made clean water his mission with his One Drop organization, and tonight for one night only, 100 artists from his acrobatic circus company will perform the second-annual “One Night for One Drop” spectacular at Mandalay Bay.
Photo: The Gazillionaire, James Franco and Penny Pibbets
Strip Scribbles: Australian Bee Gees, ‘Absinthe’ milestones; Merle Haggard tribute; CinemaCon stars
Thursday, March 20, 2014
The Gazillionaire and his sidekick Penny Pibbets along with burlesque singer Melody Sweets and balloon tap dancer Angel Porrino celebrated their 1,500th “Absinthe” performance at Caesars Palace on Wednesday night.
Photo: The VIP grand opening of Brooklyn Bowl included El
Holly Madison reaches back to 1923 for new project; Jacksons cutting out, but Meat Loaf to return at PH
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Holly Madison’s new show and venue at Mandalay Bay is titled 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque. The Jacksons’ shows at Planet Hollywood have been trimmed by three weeks, and the reason for the early departure is ...

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