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December 18, 2014

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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: Ariel Ouellette, 10, of Las Vegas rides on the the
Weekend best bets: Brian Setzer Orchestra, War and Winter Parq
Thursday, December 18, 2014
It’s a slow holiday weekend ahead, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of festive activities to partake in and opportunities to get in the spirit of giving. Here are our weekend best bets:
Photo: Charlie Ebersol and Britney Spears.
Put a ring on it! A Christmas gift for Britney Spears: Engagement?
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Music:
Even though it’s been only a two-month romance, rumors are picking up fast and furious that Britney Spears plans to get engaged over next week’s Christmas celebrations to new beau producer Charlie Ebersol.
Photo: Jaclyn Schultz and Jon Misch of Season 29 of
Meet-and-greet: Jon Misch and Jaclyn Schulz of ‘Survivor’ at D Las Vegas
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Television:
“Survivor” Season 29 competitors Jaclyn Schultz and fiance Jon Misch are at The D Las Vegas from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today in a meet-and-greet to sign autographs and pose for photographs with fans.
Photo: The Las Vegas Strip.
NYE in Las Vegas: 80,000 fireworks, music of Whitney, One Republic, Pitbull
Thursday, December 18, 2014
The Strip:
The lucky numbered 7-minute-11-second “America’s Party” performance will be fired from the rooftops of MGM Grand, Aria, Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, the Venetian and Stratosphere.
Photo: Steve Wynns Showstoppers at Encore Theater in Wynn
Q+A: Steve Wynn talks ‘Showstoppers’ ahead of Saturday grand opening
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Encore Theater:
Hotel tycoon Steve Wynn is the most excited he’s ever been in his life with the creation of his “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” spectacular that after previews has its official opening gala Saturday night at Encore Theater in Wynn Las Vegas.
Photo: Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott, their four kids and
Review: Human Nature’s holiday show a strange yuletide brew? No!
Thursday, December 18, 2014
The Venetian:
“The Human Nature Christmas Motown and More” show at the Venetian is full of tidings of great joy and songs of wondrous delight, and it’s all a truly beautiful and entertaining musical night.
Photo: Andrea Bocelli is flanked by soprano Maria Aleida
Andrea Bocelli to perform at Power of Love Gala for Keep Memory Alive
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Philanthropy:
When the Italian tenor was here for a concert at MGM Grand two weeks ago, Andrea and his wife, Veronica, toured the Frank Gehry-designed building, and because they lost a relative to Alzheimer’s offered to help the work of the brain center.
Photo: Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott, their four kids and
Human Nature heats up and cools off for holidays; Extreme Thing dumped for ’15; ‘Mondays Dark’
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Kats Report:
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel. I am positioned on the actual floor seating area of the music hall, in which The Killers played on opening weekend and Imagine Dragons performed just last week.
Photo: Vince Neil and his Las Vegas Outlaws announcement
Vince Neil and his Las Vegas Outlaws vs. KISS’ L.A. Kiss
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Arena Football League:
It’s “Monday Night Football” of a totally different kind at the Thomas & Mack Center with Vince Neil performing the national anthem. Expect new Outlaws players to be signed over the course of the next four weeks with Vince getting first draft picks in January.
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: Cleen Rock One of Las Vegas works on a human canva
So close! Cleen Rock One of L.V. in Top Two of ‘Ink Master’ and finishes …
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Spike TV:
The live finale on Spike TV from New York City was fierce and thrilling. The program began with three finalists who each had spent 35 hours tattooing a full back human canvas. The three judges first eliminated Erik Siuda from Long Island, New York.
Photo: Steven Goforth and Alissa Dale perform during a Ne
Review: ‘The Nutcracker’ by NBT offers adventure, invention and imagination
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Smith Center:
Betsy Lucas performs Clara’s innocence and exuberance with perfection. Alissa Dale (The Winter Fairy) and Steven Goforth (The Snow Prince) soar in their snow scene — the classic winter scene is their scene.
Photo: The exterior of Hakkasan at MGM Grand on Thursday,
Nightclub operator Hakkasan acquiring Light Group in $36 million deal
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Hakkasan Group initiated a major shakeup of the Strip’s nightlife business today with plans to acquire another prominent nightlife company, The Light Group, for $36 million. Morgans Hotel Group ...
Photo: The Food Network star Ben Vaughn.
Ben Vaughn shares how to cook lamb like star chef for holidays
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Guest Columnist:
As we near the holidays, and having already experienced troubling meals in years past, I fear for another holiday season peppered with dry turkey, bland or overcooked vegetables and soggy sweet potato casseroles.

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