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July 29, 2014

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Robin Leach's Celebrity Watch

Photo: Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails at the Joint on Fr
Celebrity preview: Lady Gaga, NIN, Soundgarden, Brody Jenner, Miss USA, Jesse McCartney
Friday, July 18, 2014
“Don’t be a drag, just be a queen.” “Head like a hole, black as your soul, I’d rather die than give you control.” “Black hole sun, won’t you come and wash away the rain.” Turning off the iPod now. For now. Music is in the forefront in Las Vegas this weekend.
Photo: Interior designer Melissa Roche of Las Vegas compe
‘Brother vs. Brother’ winner Melissa Roche of Las Vegas talks Scott twins, SLS, $50K
Friday, July 18, 2014
Q+A:
Interior designer and Minnesota native Melissa Roche, now based in Las Vegas with her company Parlor 430 on East Sahara, was crowned Season 2 champion of HGTV’s “Brother vs. Brother” on Sunday night.
Photo: Michael Boychuck, 2014 Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez
Michael Boychuck talks Online Hair Academy, Hairdreams Laserbeamer, new LifeSpa + Salon
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Guest Columnist:
It’s that time of year again when my longtime friend Robin Leach enjoys his annual trip to Italy. I am happy to take this opportunity to reflect on the past year and look forward to what’s to come while Robin enjoys some well-deserved R&R!
Photo: Veronic DiCaire and Shania Twain on Wednesday, Oct
Bally’s headliner Veronic DiCaire: ‘Las Vegas has been so good to me’
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Guest Columnist:
When Robin Leach approached me about writing a guest column for him, my first thought was, “OMG, replace Robin Leach? How will I do that?!” Then I said to myself, “Veronic, you re-create the voices of others for a living. You’ve got this, girl!”
Photo: Bill Murray, center, takes a selfie with Lady Gaga
Weekend best bets: Monty Python, ‘Lipshtick,’ Lady Gaga and Nine Inch Nails
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Need cheering up? This weekend’s entertainment options will give you plenty to smile — and laugh — about with an array of comedic theater and standup offerings, as well as music heavy-hitters.
Photo: Siegfried Fischbacher holds a white lion cub at Si
Photos: Siegfried & Roy welcome three white lion cubs to Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat at Mirage
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Siegfried Fischbacher, Roy Horn and Franz Kallao, VP of hotel operations at the Mirage, presented the three brothers to VIPs and media this morning. The 14-week-old cubs were born in South Africa on April 14 and transported to the Strip last month.
Photo: The Gazillionaire, James Franco and Penny Pibbets
‘Absinthe’ sock-puppet seductress Penny Pibbets talks National Sock Puppet Day
Thursday, July 17, 2014
National Sock Puppet Day is Friday, and Las Vegas sock-puppet extraordinaire Penny Pibbets, who stars in “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace with her sock puppets, talks sock puppets, Raku Sweets, “Guess Who?” and Lamb Chop.
Photo: Jason Aldean performs at the 49th Annual Academy o
Route 91 Harvest fest launches with Aldean, Shelton, Lambert in Las Vegas from Oct. 3-5
Thursday, July 17, 2014
MGM Resorts International and Live Nation announced this morning their new music festival: Route 91 Harvest. Originally known as Route 91, the three-day country music extravaganza takes its name from Las Vegas Boulevard.
Photo: 2014 Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez.
Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez returns to Las Vegas for first time since winning Miss USA
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Reigning Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez of Henderson returns to town today for the first time since making history June 8, the night she was crowned 2014 Miss USA in Baton Rouge, La., becoming Nevada’s first pageant queen to take the tiara.
Chef Matt Andrews on opening Carson Kitchen
Chef Matt Andrews on opening Carson Kitchen
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Chef Talk:
The new Downtown hot spot's menu was a collective effort among Andrews, Kerry Simon and Cory Harwell.
Photo: George Wallace, second from left and with Donny Os
Comedian George Wallace: My seven favorite new things in Las Vegas are …
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Las Vegas is waiting for you. If you haven’t experienced Las Vegas in the last six months, you need to do it again. What a change! New things to do are waiting for you — some new and somewhat new establishments to enjoy.
Photo: Dancers rehearse for the new production Sydney Aft
Belinda Chapple of ‘Sydney After Dark’: We have ‘some of the sexiest women Australia has to offer’
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Guest Columnist:
“Sydney After Dark” at Planet Hollywood producer Belinda Chapple says, “I’ve been in the entertainment industry since I was 13 years old. I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world and accomplish many milestones as a model and singer.”
Photo: Melody Sweets in Absinthe (Lead)
‘Absinthe’ starlet Melody Sweets’ Top 10 Favorite Things to Do in Las Vegas
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Guest Columnist:
If you’re in Las Vegas, you must visit the Neon Museum. It holds the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard, which is home to retired iconic signs and marquees from famous Las Vegas hotels and other businesses.
Photo: Andrew Adams, Lijana Wallenda, Almas Meirmanov and
‘Absinthe’ high-wire performer Almas Meirmanov: ‘Life is all about balance’
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Performing has been a part of my life since the age of 5. Now at 29, it’s second nature. I grew up traveling all over the world and came to the United States from Russia with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in the 1990s.
Photo: Shane Sice, 25, of Ireland, pictured here Friday,
Strip Scribbles: International Beer Day, National Tequila Day, Alibi, Matthew Koma, AVN Novelty Expo
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Drink up! On Friday, Aug. 1, partygoers can raise a pint to International Beer Day with an #InstaGuinness party at Ri Ra Las Vegas in Mandalay Place. The celebration marks the popular Irish pub’s fourth year as an official IBD participant.

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