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July 28, 2014

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Robin Leach's Celebrity Watch

Photo: Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men performs on opening
Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman: Our job is to test the limits of how bright our spirits can shine
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Guest Columnist:
We live in a brave new world where old-fashioned customs are being challenged with fresh perspective. The world is created and driven by individuals who aren’t afraid to uncover a new route to get to the same destination — or a previously unimagined destination.
Photo: Portofino at The Mirage
Chef Michael LaPlaca: From punk rock to pasta for Portofino’s culinary king
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Guest Columnist:
This is Michael LaPlaca, executive chef at Portofino in the Mirage. When I was younger, I dreamed of becoming a professional skateboarder or joining a punk-rock band. I watched “The Warped Tour” on MTV and thought chain wallets made you cool.
Photo: Carmine's serves an eggplant lasagna during the Ep
Jeffrey Bank: 125,000 meatballs, 14,869 pounds of garlic, 1,200 Titanic sundaes at Carmine’s
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Guest Columnist:
I’m often asked “Why Las Vegas?” when it comes to my decision to open the first West Coast location of Carmine’s NYC. The truth is when it came time to decide where I would next take the brand, I couldn’t think of a better place.
Photo: Charli XCX and Iggy Azalea perform during the 2014
Celebrity preview: Iggy Azalea, Chris Paul, Calvin Harris, Sky Blu, Boston, Cheap Trick, Styx
Friday, July 25, 2014
“Fancy” Aussie singer Iggy Azalea has “99 Problems” with Arianna Grande, but it’s no problem offering our weekly Weekend Celebrity Preview in Las Vegas. Music takes center stage in the Entertainment Capital of the World this weekend.
Photo: Styx rocks Pearl at the Palms on Sunday, Jan. 19,
Weekend best bets: Styx, ‘The Voice’ and Summer Santa Rampage
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Dust off your Santa suit and grab your air guitar: The weekend ahead is packed with entertainment options sure to please just about anyone, whether you’re a bar crawl enthusiast, a classic rock fan or just looking for a few laughs.
Photo: Jason Kappus, second from right, portrays
‘Jersey Boys’ star Jason Kappus: ‘I’ve got the wife, a kid, the dog, and the house is on its way’
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Guest Columnist:
We are all about having a dream and making it happen. That shiny ideal that dawns on you as an 8-year-old or a high schooler or in the midst of a mid-life crisis. But what if you have two dreams?
Photo: Jersey Boys at Paris Las Vegas cast members Buck H
‘Jersey Boys’ star Lauren Tartaglia: ‘This city is great — it is unique and special and insane and amazing’
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Hi, my name is Lauren Tartaglia, and I am an actress in “Jersey Boys” at Paris Las Vegas. “Jersey Boys” is my whole world. Obviously. To everyone else, though, we performers might seem a bit odd.
Photo: Jersey Boys actor and yoga instructor John Salvato
‘Jersey Boys’ star John Salvatore wears his physical and mental battle scars with pride
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Guest Columnist:
As a performer in “Jersey Boys” for six-plus years, maintaining freshness and spontaneity doing eight shows a week is always a challenge. One of the main tools I use for keeping mentally focused and present onstage is my daily yoga practice.
Photo: Opening night of Britney Spears Britney: Piece of
Planet Hollywood headliner Britney Spears gets intimate … with apparel
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Pop princess Britney Spears is launching a sleepwear-apparel line, the Intimate Britney Spears, with retail partner Change Lingerie, a company with more than 180 stores worldwide. Intimate Britney Spears debuts Sept. 9 with an event in New York City.
Photo: The Food Network star Ben Vaughn.
Chef Ben Vaughn: Asada Taco is my new food crush in downtown Las Vegas
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Downtown Las Vegas is certainly thought-provoking. It’s an area of town that has craved consideration for some time, and it is finally getting the attention it deserves. I will admit, I’m a little confused by sections of downtown Las Vegas.
Photo: Cory Harwell, right, counts extra money that Nicho
Carson Kitchen’s Cory Harwell: Opening downtown restaurant ‘a whirlwind of excitement’
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Guest Columnist:
I met my dear friend Kerry Simon back when he was a regular customer at my Cana Tapas Kitchen & Bar in Town Square, and our mutual interests and passions quickly built the potential for a solid business partnership.
Photo: Actress and singer Pia Zadora and her husband, Mic
Singer Pia Zadora: I’m ready to fire on all cylinders again with ‘Pia Reloaded’
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Guest Columnist:
What is wrong with this picture — Robin is on vacation, and I’m doing his work?! But for him, anything! When I asked Robin what I could write about while he was away, he said, “Anything you want; it’s your column for the day.”
Photo: Amy Newmark's granddog Riley, a rescued Pug.
Amy Newmark: Add a little ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ by adopting a pet
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Guest Columnist:
I’m so excited to be coming to your fair city this week for SuperZoo 2014, a national pet retail conference at Mandalay Bay! Besides having fun, my focus will be to help promote dog and cat adoptions in Las Vegas through your local organization the Animal Foundation.
Photo: Tracey Gittins in the new-look Fantasy at the Luxo
‘Fantasy’ star Tracey Gittins: ‘This is the sexiest time of the year in Sin City’
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Guest Columnist:
I have lived in Las Vegas for more than eight years and have worked and played up and down the Strip as a dancer in “Fantasy” and as an instructor in Las Vegas’ hottest burlesque and pole-dancing class Night School 4 Girls.
Photo: Sean E. Cooper attends the 2014 Fantasy calendar-r
‘Fantasy’ comedian Sean E. Cooper: Why I have the best job on the Las Vegas Strip
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Guest Columnist:
There’s an abundance of cool jobs here in sunny Las Vegas, but none quite as awesome as mine. As the sole male in the topless show “Fantasy” at the Luxor — don’t worry, I leave the topless part to the ladies — I easily have the best job on the Strip.

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