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Chris Weidman celebrates his UFC 175 victory over Lyoto Machida at Surrender on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Encore.
Photos: Chris Weidman celebrates UFC 175 victory at Surrender
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Weidman, who enjoyed Grey Goose and cranberry, thanked fans and posed for photographs all night. He posted on his Instagram and Twitter: “After a tough battle tonight, it was great to celebrate with my friends and family @SurrenderVegas.”
Kim Kardashian, center, with sisters Khloe Kardashian Odom and Kourtney Kardashian, celebrates her 33rd birthday on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Tao in the Venetian.
Celebrity preview: Khloe Kardashian, Papa Roach, Queen, Pauly D, Nick Cannon, Thunder
Friday, July 4, 2014
Today’s packed excitement is just the start of the three-day holiday weekend with plenty of fun set for Saturday and Sunday. Even Khloe Kardashian is in town to celebrate her 30th birthday at Tao in the Venetian.
Ne-Yo hosts and performs at Pure on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in Caesars Palace.
Tonight in L.V.: Las Vegas Sin, Snoop Dogg, Ne-Yo, UFC stars, Gloriana
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Those gorgeous gridiron girls from the Las Vegas Sin formerly of the Lingerie Football League and now the Legends Football League take on Western Conference rival the Chicago Bliss in the last home game of the season at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Alexis Bellino, second from right, and friends at Encore Beach Club on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Encore Las Vegas.
Photos: Alexis Bellino rocks bikini for friend’s birthday at Encore Beach Club
Monday, June 30, 2014
Blonde bombshell Alexis Bellino of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” fame partied with husband Jim Bellino and her gal pals Saturday at Andrea’s and the adjoining Encore Beach Club and Surrender. The stay-at-home mother showed off her bikini body.
Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. at the 2014 NHL Awards in Encore Theater on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Wynn Las Vegas.
Show him the tequila! Cuba Gooding Jr. ‘a hot mess’ at 2014 NHL Awards at Wynn
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
NHL writers and critics lambasted presenter Cuba Gooding Jr. overnight. One called him “out of control.” Sean Gentile, who writes the official NHL report, went as far as to say, “He may have been banned from NHL events for the rest of his life.”
Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins with his Ted Lindsay, Art Ross and Hart Memorial trophies at the 2014 NHL Awards in Encore Theater on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Wynn Las Vegas.
Unofficial honors from the 2014 NHL Awards at the Wynn
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is the media center of the 2014 NHL Awards at Encore Ballroom. The awards, being broadcast live on NBC Sports Network from Encore Theater in Wynn Las Vegas, caps days of frivolity and victory-lap parading. ...
Members of the Los Angeles Kings celebrate their second Stanley Cup title in three years Thursday, June 19, 2014, at XS in Encore.
Photos: Stanley Cup champions Los Angeles Kings continue celebration at XS
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Less than one week after their big win over the New York Rangers — they were victorious in the series 4-1, with two of the wins in overtime — the Los Angeles Kings were welcomed into XS by light wands as they descended the stairs.
Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha and Zach Galifianakis give "The Hangover" co-star Heather Graham a lift.
Star Surveillance: ‘The Hangover House,’ Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, R.J. Mitte, Michael Strahan
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
“Entertainment Tonight” cameras captured The Influential House social media events during 2014 EDC with Mike Tyson, Drake Bell, Kennedy Summers (2014 Playboy POTY), Nick Cannon, the “iCarly,” cast, Calvin Harris, Crystal Hefner and more.
Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins stands with the Selke Trophy for best defensive forward during the 2012 NHL Awards on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Wynn Las Vegas.
Sports, Hollywood and music stars hit the Wynn for 2014 NHL Awards
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Members of the 2014 Stanley Cup champion the Los Angeles Kings will walk the red carpet with the iconic trophy, their second win in three years, and ice-hockey fans are invited to watch the celebrations starting at 2 p.m. PST.
DJ Tiesto during Night 2 of the Electric Daisy Carnival on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Celebrity preview: 2014 Electric Daisy Carnival, Icona Pop, Jeff Bridges and Bridget Marquardt
Friday, June 20, 2014
Las Vegas is ground central in the entertainment world this weekend, and not solely because of the 130,000 electronic dance music fans nightly at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the bigger-and-better, three-day 2014 Electric Daisy Carnival with its 200+ DJs.
Encore, Wynn and Palazzo are seen Thursday, July 18, 2013.
Going after deep pockets: Six employee lawsuits against Strip casinos
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Workplace lawsuits are a common headache for most large employers, including Las Vegas' booming Strip casinos. Last year alone, 18,492 lawsuits were filed in federal courts nationwide over perceived labor law violations. The total makes up nearly 7 percent of all civil cases submitted. From Mandalay Bay to Circus Circus, each Strip casino gets caught up in...
Chippendales stars Jon Howes, Jaymes Vaughan, guest host Ian Ziering, James Davis and Gavin McHale at The Rio on Saturday, June 8, 2013.
Celebrity preview: Ian Ziering + Chippendales, Gavin DeGraw, Rick Springfield, ‘The Book of Mormon’
Friday, June 13, 2014
Dad is a son’s first hero and a daughter’s first love. Glamour girls and heartthrob hunks take on comedy kings and queens this Father’s Day Weekend when $1 billion is spent on gifts for him. It’s only appropriate that the guys have options this weekend.
Macklemore crowd surfs during Surrender and Encore Beach Club’s fourth-anniversary celebration early Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Encore Las Vegas.
Photos: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis toast Surrender and Encore Beach Club’s fourth anniversary
Thursday, June 5, 2014
During the introduction to “Same Love,” Macklemore, to the crowd’s approval, talked about celebrating diversity, loving who your heart loves, equality and compassion. Well said and well done, especially in a music genre in which homophobia still exists.
The Hot List party with Emily Ratajkowski at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. on Thursday, May 15, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Strip Scribbles: The Hot List; XS shatters record; Hip-Hop Championships; Star Surveillance
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Conde Nast Editor in Chief Pilar Guzman told me: “The Cosmopolitan is not on the Hot 100 because it’s more than a year old, but the fact we are throwing our party here tells you what we think of it. It’s definitely one of our favorites.”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis kick off their Wynn and Encore residency at Surrender on Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Encore.
Photos: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis kick off residency at Surrender
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Quadruple Grammy Award winners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis kicked off their Wynn and Encore residency Sunday evening performing their hits during a full-production concert at Surrender in Steve Wynn’s Encore.
Ryan Seacrest and DJ David Guetta at XS on Saturday, May 24, 2014, in Encore.
Photos: Ryan Seacrest, Dana White, Tito Ortiz at XS for David Guetta’s DJ set
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
“American Idol” and E! News host Ryan Seacrest stepped onstage to say hello to EDM superstar David Guetta and then stayed by his side to experience the top hotspot from the DJ booth. As special effects went off, Seacrest raised his hands and danced.
DJ Diplo, Johnny Manziel and friends at Surrender on Saturday, May 24, 2014, in Encore.
Johnny Manziel — Johnny Football! — parties with Dom Perignon at Surrender in Encore
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Johnny Manziel, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Texas A&M drafted 22nd overall by the Cleveland Browns as their first-round pick, celebrated Memorial Day Weekend partying with friends at Surrender in Steve Wynn’s Encore on Saturday night.
Ryan Lewis and Macklemore celebrate Surrender's third anniversary at Encore on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
Celebrity preview: Cher, Bruno Mars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Nicki Minaj, Rixton, world’s top DJs
Friday, May 23, 2014
There are more multimillionaire headliner DJs spinning in our beach clubs, dayclubs and nightclubs for the next 96 hours than there are big-time Hollywood and sports entertainers, and that’s something that could only happen in Las Vegas.
Shania Twain arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Strip Scribbles: Shania Twain, Murray Sawchuck, Epicurean Affair, Bobby Flay and ‘Rat Rods’
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Las Vegas schoolchildren will be presenting their end-of-year report cards to superstar Shania Twain next week. Last fall, I interviewed Shania after her charitable foundation Shania Kids Can donated funds and furniture to needy elementary school students.
John Lithgow is in Las Vegas to accept the Human Rights Campaign's Equality Award.
Life is good and ‘Love Is Strange’ for HRC honoree John Lithgow
Friday, May 16, 2014
Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-winning actor John Lithgow is back in Las Vegas to accept the Human Rights Campaign's Equality Award. Before we talk of his new movie and the honor he is to receive at the ...
Steve Wynn has purchased Jeff Koons’ sculpture Popeye for $28.2 million.
Steve Wynn pays $28.2 million for Jeff Koons’ sculpture of Popeye
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Hotel tycoon Steve Wynn peeled off a lot of greens to buy the life-sized sculpture of cartoon character Popeye created by pop-modern artist Jeff Koons at the Sotheby’s auction in New York on Wednesday night. In fact, $28.2 million greens.
Sean Christie is flanked by Macklemore, right, and Ryan Lewis during Surrender's third-anniversary celebration Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Encore.
Q+A: Surrender, EBC exec Sean Christie: ‘People all over the world know Las Vegas is the best’
Thursday, May 15, 2014
With Memorial Day Weekend just nine days away, Encore Beach Club and Surrender Nightclub get ready to celebrate their fourth successful anniversary and head into a fifth season. At the helm of this success story is managing partner Sean Christie.
Buddy Valastro and Daniel Boulud attend the grand opening of DB Brasserie by chef Boulud on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the Venetian.
Q+A: Chef Daniel Boulud is happy to be back — ‘we’re all lucky to have Las Vegas’
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Born on a farm in the French countryside, Daniel Boulud, 59, has become one of the most successful and famous chefs in America, and now he’s returned to the Strip to open his showcase DB Brasserie at the Venetian.
WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and WBA champion Marcos Maidana of Argentina attend a news conference at MGM Grand on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The two champions will meet in a WBC/WBA unification fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.
Celebrity preview: Mayweather, Juan Pablo, Snoop, Ditch Fridays, Eclipse, XS Night Swim and Azure
Friday, May 2, 2014
It’s a knockout weekend and not just because fight fans expect Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. to deliver a winning punch against Marcos “El Chino” Maidana in their 12-round world championship battle at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night.
Steven Wynn speaks to the media during the opening of the Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday, October 27, 2013.
Nevada Supreme Court upholds Wynn's $7.5M judgment against 'Girls Gone Wild' founder
Friday, May 2, 2014
Justices said the soft-porn video empire founder's last-minute attempts to challenge the default were an attempt to stall proceedings. In 2012, Wynn was awarded …
Florida Georgia Line arrives at the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Strip Scribbles: Billboard Awards lineup includes Imagine Dragons, Florida Georgia Line, John Legend
Thursday, May 1, 2014
On Wednesday, Billboard confirmed that Florida Georgia Line will be onstage at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena joining Luke Bryan, plus our Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons, One Republic, John Legend and Jason Derulo.
Steve Wynn rolls the dice after placing a $2,000 bet during the opening of the Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel and Casino on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.
4 more Boston-area communities on board with Wynn megaresort
Monday, April 28, 2014
Wynn Resorts has signed agreements with four more Boston-area communities as it seeks to build a $1.2 billion resort-style casino there. Tuesday is the deadline for ...

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