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October 21, 2014

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Strip Scribbles: ‘Ink Master,’ Oasis at Gold Spike, Border Grill at Forum Shops
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Tonight on the top-rated Spike show, Cleen Rock One gets three hours to use a large number of needles and blades to “scratch” lines on a walrus penis bone for a scrimshaw design before taking on the American Traditional design elimination challenge.
Strip entertainers lend talent, support to ‘NF Hope Concert’ at Venetian
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Led by “Jersey Boys” star Jeff Leibow, the show included Veronic, Clint Holmes, Jasmine Trias, Ben Stone, Kristen Hertzenberg, Jeff Timmons, Marc Savard and “Jersey Boys,” “Million Dollar Quartet” and “Rock of Ages” cast members.
Elton John extends residency at Caesars Palace through 2017
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
The new, three-year run of shows at the Colosseum starts Jan. 16, and tickets for performances from Jan. 16-24, March 18-31 and April 3-14 go on sale Sunday.
Five days of thrilling PBR battles in richest bull-riding event on Earth
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Thousands of rodeo fans in Stetsons and silver-spur boots will be on and off the Strip to cheer on the competitors. Professional Bull Riders continues as “America’s fastest-growing sport” with CBS Sports providing daily coverage.
Bobby Flay talks 10th anniversary of Mesa Grill, Las Vegas dining scene
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
“I’m extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished these past 10 years at Caesars Palace,” said Bobby. “Mesa Grill has become not only a stage for me to showcase my love for the Southwest but has become an integral part of Las Vegas.”
Sabina Kelley’s debut pin-up calendar is hot, hot, hot
Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
You get to see all her tattoos, especially on the April page that displays her amazing full back drawings and June that displays the full arm sleeves. For September, the blonde beauty is totally naked but with modesty intact!
Mayor Carolyn Goodman vs. Robin Leach at downtown’s Slotzilla zip line?
Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
If she takes me up on the challenge, it will be to start the 10th Annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run on Saturday, Dec. 6, which serves as one of the big fundraisers of the year for our beloved charity Opportunity Village.
Strip Scribbles: Ri Ra record; Felice Garcia album; Bobby Flay; Chef Artist Dinner Series; EDC
Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
Pending final review by Guinness World Record accountants, Ri Ra Irish Pub hosted nonstop live music with no more than 25-second breaks between songs and five-minute breaks between sets for nearly 16 days ending at 1:10 a.m. Friday.
‘Absinthe’ starlet Penny Pibbets launches ‘Dancing With the Crazy Stars’
Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
When The Gazillionaire’s outrageous “Absinthe” sidekick, wacky comedienne Penny Pibbets, asked him to financially back her new solo show on Dec. 21, he refused and flung a paltry $5 at her. She has now retaliated.
Celebrity preview: Zac Brown Band, Ne-Yo, Khalifa, Hagar, CP3, Buffett, Rucker, Marbles
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
To say it’s a blockbuster weekend is an understatement. You really need 144 hours to enjoy everything rather than jamming it all into 72 hours. Fighting words don’t even begin to describe all the rivalries in the Entertainment Capital of the World.
‘There is still one child dying every 20 seconds because of contaminated water’
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
Cirque du Soleil sponsors its third-annual, one-night-only fundraiser “One Night for One Drop” on March 20 in The Beatles Love Theater at the Mirage. It will be an original production created by Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar.
Face-off: Ghostbar Dayclub vs. Lavo vs. Marquee’s DayDome vs. Encore dome
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
Can tourists and locals still have daytime weekend party fun now that the pools have closed for the season? You bet! And two dayclubs are pulling out all the stops yet again in a duel to win the war of Saturday partying.
TV series ‘Monopoly’ with Millionaires Club to film at the Rio
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
The board game loved around the world is to come to life with one of the largest and most ambitious TV series ever planned for Las Vegas. “Monopoly” is about to launch its Millionaires Club as part of a TV show with 30 state lotteries across America.
PollyGrind in Las Vegas this year was the film festival that almost wasn’t
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
PollyGrind founder and director Chad Clinton Freeman had a venue for the record number of international entries, but days ago it refused to showcase the controversial grindhouse movies.
Strip Scribbles: $500K in gold at Caesars for James Frey’s ‘Endgame’; Eric Trump; Burlesque Festival
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
A $500,000 gold coin display will be unveiled at Caesars Palace on Friday by international bestselling author James Frey. His new book “Endgame” is more than an adventure tale.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum salutes Tanya Tucker
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
The career of country music superstar Tanya Tucker gets a salute from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. The exhibit explores Tanya’s career in “Strong Enough to Bend” opening Nov. 14 and continuing through next May.
Ri Ra Irish Pub sets Guinness World Record for nonstop live music
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
After 360 hours of nonstop live music, Ri Ra Irish Pub at Mandalay Place today surpassed the previously set Guinness World Record for the Longest Concert by Multiple Artists.
Venetian, Palazzo, Sands Expo donation ends wait for veterans seeking dental service
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
A big bravo to team members of the Venetian, Palazzo and Sands Expo who presented a check for $70,000 to The Sgt. Clint Ferrin Dental Clinic for Veterans at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine.
‘One Drop’ plans revealed: L.V. can lead the way in solving drought, water contamination
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
Until now, many of us have assumed that the world’s water problems are overseas and not our concern, but now it’s becoming such a sad situation here, the impact is beginning to be felt here at home.
Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’ talks ‘forgotten fat,’ weight loss, three TV shows
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
“Taking care of your cholesterol and triglycerides is very important. It’s like fat molecules going around in your bloodstream. You shouldn’t have too much of it, and I had way too much.”
Strip Scribbles: Twenty of 100 top-grossing U.S. restaurants are in Las Vegas
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
Twenty of America’s 100 top-grossing restaurants are located here in Las Vegas and only bested slightly by those in the Big Apple. Sales of menu items and wine and spirits combine for jaw-dropping and eyebrow-raising statistics.
Emeril’s 21 years in L.V.: From finding oysters to serving octopus, alligator
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
“Las Vegas has truly become the world’s restaurant capital,” said celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse. “Las Vegas has the best collection of celebrity restaurants and chefs of any city in the world.”
Strip Scribbles: Britney Spears; ‘Georgia’; nightclub closing; nightclub opening
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
It’s proof that superstar power is a necessary component of a Las Vegas hotel’s success story. In this case, it’s Britney Spears, who helped turn around the fortunes of Planet Hollywood despite critics.
Shania Twain reveals plans after departing Caesars Palace in December
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
“It has been a great two years. It went by so fast! It’s coming to an end now, but I’ve had a wonderful experience. I do feel like I’ve made the most of it while I was here. I’m taking a ton of memories with me and a lot of new friends.”
International Model Search hopefuls compete for $50K, TV show contract
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
First-time winner Adeline Mocke from South Africa will turn over her crown to the new champion. The red carpet starts at 5 p.m. Saturday at Hakkasan, followed by the two-hour pageant.
‘Gigolos’ producer Marklen Kennedy of L.V. has four new projects on his plate
Monday, Oct. 13, 2014
Las Vegas TV producer Marklen Kennedy is juggling no less than four new projects while waiting to resume filming for a new Season 6 of his hit series “Gigolos” on Showtime. He’s just returned from six months in Durango, Mexico.
Strip Scribbles: Claire Sinclair strips; Sabina Kelley + Travis Barker; Soul Train Awards
Monday, Oct. 13, 2014
“Pin Up” at the Stratosphere star Claire Sinclair shows nearly everything posing in the buff for Scott Santodonato’s photo interview layout in the new Strip LV magazine.
Photos: Michael Buble and the miracle of Lou Ruvo Center
Monday, Oct. 13, 2014
Over the weekend, singer Michael Buble became the latest in a long line of celebrities supporting Keep Memory Alive. The four-time Grammy Award-winning artist explained that two months ago, he lost his grandmother to Alzheimer’s.
Othman, McLeod top performers on Day 1 of Red Bull Air Race
Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
Weather conditions, including high winds and gusts at 34 mph, led the race committee to discontinue today’s Top 12 round of the Red Bull Air Race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Celebrity preview: Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Train, Blink-182, Michael Buble, Red Bull Air Race
Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
The high-speed Las Vegas adrenaline action this weekend is with the death-defying pilots skimming the skies at 230 mph just 80 feet above ground at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It’s the final U.S. stop of the eight global rounds of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.
Strip Scribbles: Miss Nevada USA judges; Great Santa Run summit; LIB’s Grills & Guitars
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
In the 10 years that our beloved charity Opportunity Village has organized its Great Santa Run, millions of dollars have been raised, and last year’s 11,000 red-and-white-suited Santas kept the world record here for the third consecutive year.
Review: Sexy ‘X Rocks’ is still rockin’ at the Rio one year later
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
One number piles atop another as the girls race to change from nearly fully nude into limited wardrobe to become nearly fully nude again! It’s a nonstop assault of pulchritude punctuated by the comedy of John Bizarre.
Downtown Summerlin opens: Live, work, shop, eat and party there
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Right through the night and past dawn this morning, executives and hard-hat workers tested sound and lighting stages, unloaded supplies and polished walkways and storefronts for today’s opening to celebrate the official debut weekend of Downtown Summerlin.
John Legend + Chrissy Teigen, Jon Bon Jovi, Chippendales, L.A. Kings, L.A. Clippers
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Singer John Legend and his supermodel wife Chrissy Teigen enjoyed brunch at Mercadito in Red Rock Resort. Rocker Jon Bon Jovi had lunch at Wolfgang Puck’s Pizzeria & Cucina in Crystals.
‘Resort Rescue’ host Shane Green: In ‘creating experiences, Las Vegas rules the world’
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
“Las Vegas did it better than anybody anywhere out there. We had a couple of tough years but went back to creating better and better experiences. A lot of money was invested, which hurt a lot of bottom lines ... but now look at what has happened.”
Andiron Steak & Sea, white truffles, Crave American Kitchen, Sage
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Kim Canteenwalla and Elizabeth Blau, the husband-and-wife powerhouse team behind Honey Salt and Made L.V., have officially announced their highly anticipated fine-dining concept opening spring 2015 at Downtown Summerlin.
Steve Martorano’s second L.V. restaurant, Martorano, is his first on the Strip
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Dining with celebrity chef and DJ Steve Martorano is an Italian night of partying you’ll never forget. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience at his new and second Las Vegas restaurant, Martorano at Paris Las Vegas.
2014 World Food Championships is for serious foodies and competitors
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
It will cost Mike McCloud $600,000 just to stage the largest food fight in Las Vegas history, and that’s before he shells out another $300,000 for the prize purse. The 3rd Annual World Food Championships is expanding its field of competitors.
Strip Scribbles: Shania, Oprah, Veronic, Kerry Simon, ‘Ink Master,’ Booze District
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Oprah Winfrey’s TV network cameras will be here Friday at Caesars Palace filming segments with singing superstar Shania Twain, Caesars President Gary Selesner and yours truly. Shania returns tonight to the Colosseum.
‘Wicked’ star Kim Zimmer: ‘There’s something in the show that touches everyone’
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
For our preview of “Wicked,” at the Smith Center from tonight through Nov. 9, I talked with longtime friend and “Guiding Light” actress Kim Zimmer, who reprises her role of Madame Morrible.
Jeff Civillico to go ‘Over the Edge’ at Planet Hollywood
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Daredevil juggling Quad headliner Jeff Civillico will throw himself off the roof of Planet Hollywood on Friday afternoon in a crazy, never-been-done-before stunt to raise funds for Special Olympics of Nevada.
Fright Dome’s grand opening is spook-tacular at Circus Circus
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
Fright Dome, whose selected charity of the season is Nevada SPCA, kicked off its 12th anniversary Friday night with a star-studded grand-opening party and black carpet complete with a chainsaw cake created by Las Vegas’ Showboy Bakeshop.
Comedy legend Marty Allen, 92, releases official biography ‘Hello Dere’
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
Veteran comedy star Marty Allen has finally penned his official illustrated biography covering his amazing 70 years in showbiz. And at age 92, he’s still going strong with appearances here in his hometown.
Strip Scribbles: Criss Angel, Miss USA Nia Sanchez and Route 91 Harvest
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
It was supposed to be a quiet and anonymous donation, but whispers slipped out that “Believe” at the Luxor headliner magician Criss Angel donated $25,000 to kids with cancer.
‘Resort Rescue’ host Shane Green of L.V. on dysfunctional employees, owners, unruly guests
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
Resort hotel staffs had no idea as Shane Green filmed them to catch every move on hidden cameras. He scours each resort from top to bottom — from using a blacklight to check for clean bedding to catching a bartender neglecting new customers.
Mike Rowe’s new CNN show spotlights ‘Le Reve’ with unprecedented access
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
“Somebody’s Gotta Do It” shows Las Vegas at its entertainment best as host Mike Rowe goes underwater, over water and becomes part of the spectacle meeting up with Dale Hurt, who is known as “King of the Techies.”
Strip Scribbles: Jeff Beacher, Sabina Kelley, Criss Angel, Barbra Streisand, Rick Harrison
Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
Showman Jeff Beacher is deliberately keeping his Beacher’s Madhouse at MGM Grand open only Fridays while he is in L.A. recuperating from a stomach operation. He’ll switch to a Tuesday, Friday and Saturday schedule as of Oct. 21.
Did Mario Lopez and Britney Spears have a one-night stand in Las Vegas?
Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
Did actor and TV host Mario Lopez spill the secret about his “one-night stand with a pop star in Las Vegas”? He didn’t reveal her name in his new book “Just Between Us,” or even tell his wife, Courtney Mazza Lopez.
Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett to headline at Cosmopolitan on New Year’s Eve
Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
Two legendary musicians, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, will perform their Las Vegas show together to count down into the New Year at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Richard Dunn has done it again with new YouTube video of Celine
Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
Richard Dunn turned his single iPhone camera shots into yet another video after picking up a $1,000 voucher from Delta Airlines for being voluntarily bumped from a flight from Venice, Italy, back to Atlanta. This time, he chose “The Prayer.”

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