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December 22, 2014

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Robin Leach's Celebrity Watch

Photo: Larry The Cable Guy.
Larry The Cable Guy: From life on a pig farm to comedy success
Friday, December 12, 2014
Planet Hollywood:
Today, we chat with Larry The Cable Guy. His real name is Daniel Lawrence Whitney, and he has never worked for a cable company in any capacity. Three of his seven comedy albums have gone gold, and he has hosted History Channel’s “Only in America.”
Photo: Travis Cloers Christmas at My Place at Cabaret Jaz
Travis Cloer’s ‘Christmas at My Place’ shines bright at Cabaret Jazz
Friday, December 12, 2014
The Smith Center:
“Jersey Boys” at the Paris star Travis Cloer scored a triumph with his “Christmas at My Place” holiday show in Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center on Monday night. It’s a great shame that it was a one-night-only production.
Photo: Shania Twain arrives horseback at Caesars Palace o
Shania Twain on ending her two-year L.V. run: I’m taking happy memories with me
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Caesars Palace:
“I am genuinely excited about coming to Las Vegas to perform the show,” she told me in 2011. “My voice is stronger today than ever. My confidence is better than ever. Today really was very meaningful, a giant weight off my shoulders.”
Photo: New Year's Eve fireworks above the Strip as seen f
Strip Scribbles: NYE fireworks, 12/13/14 weddings and TV poker
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Las Vegas:
Seven casino rooftops will be used this Dec. 31 to ring in the New Year with fireworks and an entertainment extravaganza. Once again, pyrotechnic masters from Fireworks By Grucci will produce the spectacular displays.
Weekend best bets: Brian Wilson, Smashing Pumpkins and ‘The Nutcracker’
Weekend best bets: Brian Wilson, Smashing Pumpkins and ‘The Nutcracker’
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Las Vegas:
It’s a great weekend for live music in Las Vegas, with options ranging from The Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson to ’90s icons The Smashing Pumpkins to the festive stylings of Tchaikovsky with Nevada Ballet Theater. Here are our weekend best bets:
Photo: The
Palms hosts extensive Burt Reynolds auction for two days
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Entertainment:
Items include an 18K gold antique inscribed pocket watch given to him by Sally Field; his “Smokey and the Bandit” red jacket; a Walter Payton signed NFL Hall of Fame induction football; a signed baseball from Mickey Mantle; and autographed Muhammad Ali boxing gloves.
Photo: Jimmy Johnson, Terry Fator, Troy Aikman and Taylor
It’s Jeff Dunham and Terry Fator in voice-throwing throwdown on the Strip
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Comedy Ventriloquism:
“I started doing this when I was 10 years old, and I really had an obsession with it. When I was about 15, I told myself that I wanted to be one of the greatest ventriloquists ever,” Terry Fator once said during an episode of “Kats With the Dish.”
Photo: Singer Ne-Yo laughs during an interview at the Joh
Ne-Yo draws on his past as he gives back to Las Vegas children
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Children lined up outside a building in Henderson, giddy to receive presents and spend a few moments chatting with the well-known man behind the gifts. No, Santa Claus didn’t make an early stop.
Photo: Carts are lined up at registers and down aisles as
Nightclub workers spread holiday cheer with toy donations
Thursday, December 11, 2014
More than 500 bikes made their way into a convoy of semitrailers Wednesday along with several thousand toys, ranging from "Frozen" dolls to coloring books to Hot Wheels.
Photo: Jeff Foxworthy.
Jeff Foxworthy: Making people laugh is ‘the greatest job in the world’
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Comedy:
Jeff Foxworthy is the biggest-selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and bestselling author of more than 26 books. He hosts Game Show Network’s “The American Bible Challenge,” which premiered in 2012.
Photo: 2014 Salute Our Troops at the Venetian on Wednesda
Photos: Troops receive salute, all-expense-paid trip to L.V. by Venetian
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Military:
‘Tis the season of giving! Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, joined their hotel team members in a partnership with Southwest Airlines and Omaha Steaks for the ninth Salute Our Troops with the Armed Forces Foundation.
Photo: Britney Spears and Kristin Cavallari at Axis at Pl
Strip Scribbles: Britney Spears’ eyes, Kathy Griffin, Steve Wynn, Natalie Gulbis, XS + Tryst toy drive
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Las Vegas:
New E! “Fashion Police” host Kathy Griffin has proven that she’s right for the job taking over from the late Joan Rivers. She held nothing back with her comedy insults on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night TV talk show regarding Britney Spears.
Photo: Cleen Rock One of Las Vegas works on a human canva
Cleen Rock One of Las Vegas makes finals of ‘Ink Master’
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Spike TV:
After 15 weeks of competition among 18 contestants on Spike TV’s “Ink Master,” the final three is left standing for Tuesday’s live finale, and Las Vegas tattoo artist Cleen Rock One, owner of Chrome Gypsy Tattoo, is getting ready to fly to New York to compete.
Photo: Karl Stressman at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tues
Strategy of PRCA Commissioner Karl Stressman: Rope ’em while they’re young
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The Kats Report:
Karl Stressman finished his annual NFR Week news conference. Stressman has been the PRCA commissioner for seven years now, and I’ve only known him during the times when his organization was bulldogging with Las Vegas Events and Las Vegas NFR board members.
Photo: Gordon Ramsay mans the grill at the Grand Tasting
2015 Vegas Uncork’d preview: Gordon Ramsay, new chefs and attractions
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Dining:
Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit returns to the Strip from April 23-26. Star chefs including Michael Mina, Masa Takayama, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Guy Savoy will join Gordon Ramsay. Julian Serrano also will debut his restaurant Lago at Bellagio.

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