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April 20, 2014

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Photo: Gordon Ramsay, Francois Payard, Guy Savoy and Mich
Strip Scribbles: Vegas Uncork’d sells out; Helen Reddy returns to L.V.; Motley Crue’s farewell tour
Monday, January 27, 2014
My Twitter spies alerted me: Have casino rivals Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn joined forces to form “LV2016” with prominent Republicans to explore the GOP Convention being held here? Did a blackjack player really turn a $200 investment into a $1.2 million win?
Photo: Murray Sawchuck and Chloe Crawford attend the 2014
Strip Scribbles: Magician rip-offs? Plus, ‘Spider-Man,’ Terry Fator, Veronic and Chinese New Year
Monday, January 13, 2014
There’s an amazing grab bag of Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors to kick off the week. Tropicana headliner Murray Sawchuck lashed out today at four other Las Vegas illusionists on tour in Australia, Asia and Europe for reportedly ripping off his steam-locomotive vanishing act.
Photo: Hypnotist Dr. Scott Lewis, a longtime performer at
Longtime Riviera hypnotist Scott Lewis dies in balcony fall in Australia
Sunday, January 12, 2014
The body of Dr. Scott Lewis, 50 and part of the magic troupe The Illusionists 2.0, was found on a fourth-floor balcony at Pyrmont on Saturday. Witnesses have told police that they saw an object fall as many as six stories at Goldsbrough Mort Apartments.
Photo: Chinese New Year (Year of the Horse) is commemorat
Strip Scribbles: Palazzo, Wynn and Cosmopolitan celebrate Chinese New Year and Year of the Horse
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Our Strip casino hotels Palazzo, Wynn and the Cosmopolitan are all geared up to help our Asian friends celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Horse, the symbol of speed, strength, courage, perseverance and nobility.
Photo: Criss Angel post-surgery on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 201
Criss Angel is ‘resting and doing well’ after three-hour shoulder surgery
Thursday, January 9, 2014
“Believe” at the Luxor magician headliner Criss Angel is “resting and doing well” early today after more than three hours of shoulder surgery. His doctors repaired his right rotator cuff torn in two places and a torn left bicep.
Photo: Paris Hilton makes her Strip debut as a DJ on Tues
2013 New Year’s Eve photos: Paris Hilton makes her Strip DJ debut at Hyde Bellagio
Friday, January 3, 2014
Friends and family were in attendance to cheer on the budding DJ, including parents Richard and Kathy Hilton and sister Nicky Hilton with boyfriend James Rothschild. Noticeably MIA was Paris’ 22-year-old boyfriend, Spanish model River Viiperi.
Photo: Flamingo headliner Marie Osmond hands out Christma
Photos: Siegfried & Roy and Marie Osmond share holiday spirit with Las Vegas children
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
The festivities hosted by Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn included backpacks filled with goodies and a holiday dinner of turkey with all the fixings. Santa Claus gave gifts to the children, and a Magical Genie entertained the kids.
Photo: Criss Angel, with Maestro and Nathan Burton, celeb
Criss Angel celebrates birthday with charitable donations, visit to children’s hospital
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
To celebrate his birthday, my spies tell me that Criss Angel donated $100,000 to local charities, visited a children’s hospital on Tuesday to perform tricks for patients and today throws a Make-a-Wish Foundation Christmas party.
Photo: Randy Couture puts Criss Angel in a choke hold on
Criss Angel reveals new Luxor show to run during rehab for shoulder surgery
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Shoulder surgery that Strip illusionist Criss Angel faces in January has led him to create a show to take the place of “Believe” at Luxor during his February and March rehabilitation therapy.
Photo: Criss Angel, with Maestro and Nathan Burton, celeb
Strip Scribbles: Criss Angel’s ‘Believe’ finale on Spike; Fizz at Caesars opens; record toy drive
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
After 10 one-hour specials with 120 illusions and demonstrations, Luxor headliner magician Criss Angel brings his Season 1 of “Believe” on Spike to an incredible and emotional finale tonight.
Photo: Criss Angel, with Maestro and Nathan Burton, celeb
Criss Angel takes three passengers on the rides of their lives on ‘Believe’
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Tonight’s episode of Criss Angel’s hit Spike TV series “Believe” is one scary ride for at least three fans who agree to let the “Mindfreak” magician drive them blindfolded from Henderson to the Strip.
Photo: David Blaine, left, with Bryan Cranston and Aaron
A war of wizards: Criss Angel and David Blaine duel with rival TV shows
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Tonight’s television is a true clash of the champions of conjuring, a sizzling showdown of sleight-of-hand sensations. Criss Angel and David Blaine make it a war of wizards in head-to-head magicians’ mayhem.
Photo: Criss Angel, with fiancee Sandra Gonzalez, celebra
Strip Scribbles: Criss Angel’s new TV series goes global, puts Las Vegas on world stage
Monday, November 11, 2013
“Criss has delivered Spike a new hit series featuring the No. 1 magician in the past decade with the strongest global following in the art of magic,” said Eddie Dalva, Viacom’s executive VP of Content and Program Enterprises.
Photo: Criss Angels Believe on Spike TV.
Criss Angel’s intense focus is something to ‘Believe’
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Criss Angel has weathered a rough start, illness and injury to propel the success of "Believe" onstage at Luxor and, now, on TV.
Photo: Criss Angel, with Maestro and Nathan Burton, celeb
Criss Angel celebrates fifth anniversary of ‘Believe’ at Luxor with show and after-party
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Criss Angel toasted to never missing one of his 2,100 performances during the first five years of his show. I joined artist Michael Godard and actress beauty Joan Severance backstage where Criss told me that his new series on Spike TV is a huge ratings winner.

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