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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 ...
Britney Spears arrives at Planet Hollywood on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
Celebrity preview: Gloria Estefan, Britney Spears, Eric Church, Nas, Pauly D, Deadmau5, The Wanted
Friday, April 25, 2014
Reigning royalty Britney Spears returns to resume her “Britney: Piece of Me” residency at Planet Hollywood, while Latin pop princess Gloria Estefan joins Queen Latifah, Carole King, Rita Moreno, Jordin Sparks and Fantine at the Keep Memory Alive Power of Love Gala.
Wolfgang Puck, third from right, receives the UNLVino Dom Perignon Award of Excellence during Sip & Savor at his restaurant Spago on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.
Strip Scribbles: Floyd Mayweather Jr., Jerry Lewis, Wolfgang Puck and Criss Angel
Thursday, April 10, 2014
I’ll be filming today a version of my old show “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” touring unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s three Las Vegas homes and his extraordinary collections of cars and jewelry.
Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan rehearse for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, April 5, 2013.
Celebrity preview: Country’s biggest stars, ACM Awards, Michael Jordan, Rob Thomas and Teller’s ‘Tempest’
Friday, April 4, 2014
If country music and its superstars are not your cup of tea, then you’ve got a cornucopia of comedians and illusionist Teller’s magical version of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” as alternatives. If you love Nashville sounds, then you are in heaven this weekend.
Aaron Posner and Teller, pictured here Tuesday, March 11, 2014, are co-directing “The Tempest” adapted from the play by William Shakespeare that opens next month at the Smith Center in Symphony Park.
Strip Scribbles: Teller’s ‘Tempest’ triumph; Michael Jordan’s golf benefit; George Clooney’s tequila
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Teller hosts his star-studded premiere and celebration Saturday at the new 500-seat tent theater in Symphony Park outside the Smith Center, and even with “The Tempest” being extended from two weeks to one month, people are still fighting for tickets.
Sheldon Adelson and Elaine Wynn at Buddy V’s Ristorante in Palazzo on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.
Strip Scribbles: ‘Area 52’ film, Elaine Wynn’s $142 million painting and Las Vegas Sin
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Elaine Wynn has never officially confirmed her purchase of the $142 million Francis Bacon three-paneled painting of Lucian Freud studies last fall. However, art insiders say she now owns the valuable 1969 oil on canvas triptych.
David Miller, Sebastien Izambard, Urs Buhler and Carlos Marin of Il Divo perform Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Review: ‘A Musical Affair’ with Il Divo, Lea Salonga a master class in vocals, performance
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
There wasn’t a false note in the entire performance, but favorites of the night included “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Defying Gravity,” “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Bring Him Home,” “I Dreamed a Dream”/“On My Own” and “Music of the Night.”
Ne-Yo at Surrender on Friday, March 28, 2014, in Encore.
Photos: Ne-Yo parties at Encore Beach Club and performs at Surrender
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Ne-Yo, sporting black cargo shorts, a black muscle T emblazoned with “This Is Stupid,” a black cap, black Chuck Taylors, a gold chain and sunglasses, arrived with a group of 10 and settled into a luxury bungalow overlooking the popular daytime pool party.
Il Divo.
Celebrity preview: Il Divo, Jeff Timmons’ Men of the Strip, Ne-Yo, Wynonna, Elton John and ‘Jubilee!’
Friday, March 28, 2014
The likely clarion call for this weekend is that “everything old is new again.” That’s certainly applicable to the grand reopening of a new look to the three-decade-long-running “Jubilee!” at Bally’s. It’s safe to call it a face-lift and a full makeover — its first in 30-plus years.

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