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March 6, 2015

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Photos: ‘ArtLive’ at the Smith Center features fabulous fashions
Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
The Las Vegas Fashion Council teamed with Modern Art Museum for “ArtLive” to introduce several local designers and their latest looks at a philanthropic affair that merged fashion and art during an exciting runway show at the Smith Center.
Liaison at Bally’s closes; ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’; Sheri’s Ranch; Farrah Abraham
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
We have six Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors this day! The noble experiment of the first gay and lesbian nightclub in a Strip hotel, Liaison at Bally’s, shuttered its doors Wednesday night.
Strip Scribbles: Clarion implosion, Motley Crue, Liberace, Twist, Las Vegas Sin
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
It’s now definite, subject to any last-minute weather hiccup, that the Clarion Hotel just off the Strip on Convention Center Drive will be imploded at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. Roads near Clarion, formerly the Debbie Reynolds Hotel, will be closed at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Review: ‘Sexxy’ sizzles with wild applause opening night at Westgate
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
There were gasps, cheers and wild applause for Jennifer Romas’ stripper-pole routine, and that enthusiasm turned into a standing ovation as the curtain came down on the high-energy, all-action, nonstop song-and-dance show.
Hannah Davis is 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
We met Hannah Davis as a first-issue rookie two years ago here in Las Vegas during the magazine’s third consecutive launch visit. She was at Marquee in the Cosmopolitan night one of her visit and at 1 OAK in the Mirage on night two.
Preview: ‘Dixie’s Tupperware Party’ offers laughs, plastic storage containers at Smith Center
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
This is not your grandmother’s Tupperware party, and, as you read on, it also is not your grandfather’s. In fact, “Dixie’s Tupperware Party” at the Smith Center through Feb. 15, is such a laugh riot, you will not care one dot about the identity confusion.
Super Bowl 49 wrap: Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Katy Perry, Michael Mina, $1M bettors
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
The Las Vegas connection was alive and well at Super Bowl 49 in Phoenix despite the fact that the NFL seriously frowns on anything Las Vegas at its premiere event of the football season.
A three-day ‘Game of Thrones’-inspired feast in Las Vegas?
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
No word if “Game of Thrones” actor Hafthor “The Mountain” Bjornsson, who is the world’s strongest Viking with a record 1,433-pound log walk, will carry serving dishes.
Strip Scribbles: Adriana Lima of Victoria’s Secret, Sabina Kelley of ‘Pin Up,’ Grammys
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
Supermodel Adriana Lima, who is one of the Victoria’s Secret stars, traveled here from Super Bowl 49 duties in Phoenix to give advice to shoppers at the Forum Shops of Caesars Palace.
Photos: Revelations galore at Andy Walmsley’s second ‘ENTSpeaks’
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
Who would have imagined the staid and suited Myron Martin, president of the Smith Center, telling the story of a very naughty 1-800 sex number he sold for a mere $1,000 when he went to clear up the financial shortcomings of the Liberace Foundation?
Preview: ‘Sexxy’ star Jennifer Romas wears next to nothing at night, many hats by day
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
“We’re here to stay,” laughed Jennifer Romas now that the show is in its fourth week and ending previews. “Now it’s all real. It’s been exhausting yet exhilarating at the same time. It’s both the most exciting time of my life and the most stressful.”
Kody Brown of ‘Sister Wives’ divorces wife Meri, weds wife Robyn
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
Las Vegas-based reality-TV star Kody Brown’s multi-wife family is still intact even though he’s divorced one of his wives so that he could legally marry another one in the “Sister Wives” clan.
Strip Scribbles: Marshawn Lynch, Jackie Evancho, battling bulls, diamonds
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
Mark Memorial Day Weekend on your calendar because Las Vegas will sound like the running of the bulls in Pamplona with the snarling, snorting animals. For the first time, the Top 50 PBR riders will compete in an outdoor event right on the Strip.
Q+A: Paige O’Hara talks ‘Menopause the Musical’ moving to Harrah’s
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
Today, another major change as “Menopause the Musical” gets a new home at the Improv in Harrah’s, moving up the Strip from the Luxor. Previews with an expanded stage, upgraded sound and lighting, a fresh set and new costumes start tonight.
Q+A: Tatiana Mac (Anastasia Steele) of ‘50 Shades!’: ‘I’m a little nervous’
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
The “filthy and funny” musical parody “50 Shades! The Parody” opens today at Bally’s Windows Theater. It will still be a mystery until curtain up as to the identity of the actor playing the role of billionaire businessman Christian Grey.
Tao taking over Light? Changes at Cosmo? From Chargers to L.V. Outlaws?
Monday, Feb. 2, 2015
Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte and supermarket mogul Ron Burkle have reportedly initiated discussions with The Tao Group to take over management responsibilities of Light Nightclub and Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay.
Strip Scribbles: Wall Street banker lands adult film; MMA Awards; Paul and Ringo
Monday, Feb. 2, 2015
Paige Jennings will star in an adult parody of the Oscar-winning 1987 Michael Douglas film “Wall Street.” Her first scenes were shot this weekend for “Screwing Wall Street” in L.A.
Suzanne Somers to begin residency at Westgate Las Vegas in May
Monday, Feb. 2, 2015
Actress, singer and dancer Suzanne Somers will open her own residency show at Westgate Las Vegas in May. It’s a return to Las Vegas for the fun, sexy and smart blonde bombshell who was once named Female Entertainer of the Year.
Preview: Las Vegas personalities reveal secrets in ‘ENTSpeaks’ at Inspire Theater
Monday, Feb. 2, 2015
It’s a fascinating lineup: “Frank: The Man, The Music” sensation Bob Anderson, magician Mac King, Smith Center CEO Myron Martin, Anita Mann of “Fantasy” fame and young singer-actress Nicole Kaplan from “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers.” And yours truly.
Celebrity preview: Enrique Iglesias + Pitbull, Jackie Evancho, Burt Bacharach, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Tinashe
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Yes, our streets will be deserted as 185 million viewers tune in to watch the Seattle Seahawks take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 49, as well as John Legend, Idina Menzel, Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz perform before The Big Game and at halftime in Phoenix.
2015 AVN/AEE Q+A: Ela Darling’s journey from librarian to porn star
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
Our final story gleaned from the 2015 AVN/Adult Entertainment Expo at the Hard Rock Hotel last week is the torrid tale of a stuffy librarian who swapped reference books in favor of XXX-rated movies.
Strip Scribbles: Mark Wahlberg, Alex Stratta, City Athletic Boxing, Wet Republic, ‘Psycho’
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
It’s no secret that action star Mark Wahlberg and his brothers Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block and chef Paul Wahlberg are bringing their family burger joint Wahlburgers to the new Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s.
Steve Aoki attends Britney Spears’ show at Planet Hollywood; Britney <3 Charlie
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
Pop princess Britney Spears wants the world to know that she’s really in love with new beau Charlie Ebersol. She went very public with a PDA as she returned Wednesday to her residency “Britney: Piece of Me” with new costumes at Axis at Planet Hollywood.
Fans eagerly await arrival of Mr. Grey, ‘50 Shades! The Parody’ at Bally’s
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
“Fifty Shades of Grey” fans are eagerly awaiting the musical sendup “50 Shades! The Parody” opening at Bally’s on Tuesday — and to learn the identity of Christian Grey, who makes Anastasia Steele his “love slave.”
Celine Dion returns to television in Oprah documentary rebroadcast
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
Superstar singer Celine Dion has literally vanished from the scene while caring for her husband and former manager Rene Angelil battling cancer. The Canadian songbird also has been dealing with her own vocal issues.
2015 AVN/AEE Q+A: Kayden Kross, new president of Arrangement Finders
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
The big news at the 2015 AVN/Adult Entertainment Expo was the announcement of actress Kayden Kross’s $1 million equity stake in ArrangementFinders.com. She becomes the company’s new president with 3.6 million members and is adding 3,000 members daily.
2015 AVN/AEE wrap: Naughty new reality-TV series ‘The Sex Factor’; AVN Award winners
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
Porn’s biggest stars have created “The Sex Factor,” an outrageous reality-TV series for cable now being filmed here in Las Vegas. There’s a $1 million prize for the winning guy and girl who also will shoot a XXX film with Duke University porn star Belle Knox.
Q+A: Rock in Rio’s Roberta Medina: ‘We’re going to bring something different to Las Vegas’
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
Since its inception in 1985, Rock in Rio with 1.38 million concertgoers has been a cultural phenomenon. Thirteen festivals have taken place in three countries with more than 7 million ticket-buyers and more than 1 billion watching at home.
Q+A: Chelsea Phillips-Reid of ‘50 Shades!’ sendup: ‘You will love our parody’
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
“I think the show is everything you hope Las Vegas will be if you’re visiting. It’s sexy, it’s naughty, it doesn’t take itself seriously, so I think it is pure entertainment. And I think it’s also saying, ‘Go open your mind and have fun.’ ”
Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz, John Legend among Super Bowl 49 celebs set to shine
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
Nearly 185 million TV viewers are expected to tune in and check out the celebrity commercials with the scantily clad glamour girls of Victoria’s Secret and Kim Kardashian’s T-Mobile spot where she pokes fun at herself and her addiction to selfies.
Strip Scribbles: London calling with Joan Collins; Oksana Baiul; and Janet Jackson
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
Congratulations to my friend Judy Bryer of Summerlin who has been invited to London by her actress gal pal Dame Joan Collins for Queen Elizabeth II’s investiture on March 26.
Derek Jeter takes over for Michael Jordan on the links at Shadow Creek
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
The annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational Pro-Am Golf Tournament organized by Aria execs every spring is no more, but the games continue, and I’ve learned exclusively that MLB superstar Derek Jeter will take over the mantle at CityCenter and Shadow Creek.
Photos: ‘Frank: The Man, The Music,’ Yardbird celebrate at Venetian-Palazzo
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
It was as if “The Chairman of the Board” Frank Sinatra was still alive and in fine voice. It’s truly uncanny how Bob Anderson can sound and look just like Ol’ Blue Eyes, the leader of The Rat Pack.
Photos: Nevada Ballet Theater honors Debbie Allen as Woman of the Year
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
It was a glittering and glamorous gala, and honoree Debbie Allen of “Fame” notoriety was cool as a cucumber as she was praised and lauded as Woman of the Year — but she almost didn’t make it.
Strip Scribbles: Nick Cannon + Amber Rose update; Rod Stewart returns
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
Stunning silver-haired model Amber Rose stayed on in Las Vegas on Monday for an intimate, hideaway and quiet luncheon in La Cave at the Wynn, and with her was rumored boyfriend James Harden of the Houston Rockets.
Alex Stratta and Preferred Restaurant Brands part ways
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
It was only in early December when the culinary fires were aflame with reports that Las Vegas celebrity chef Alex Stratta had teamed with Preferred Restaurant Brands to open three off-Strip restaurants.
Photos: Farrah Abraham’s weekend at Ghostbar Dayclub, AVN and Life
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
It was a nonstop round of weekend partying for “Teen Mom” reality-TV starlet Farrah Abraham highlighted by the super-sexy Toga Party she hosted at Ghostbar Dayclub on Saturday atop the Palms.
Photos: Nick Cannon sets social media ablaze with Drai’s visit with Amber Rose
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
If Nick Cannon, formerly married to pop diva Mariah Carey, and Amber Rose, formerly wed to Whiz Khalifa, are “just friends,” as they insist that they are, why did they spend the past weekend together nearly inseparable in Malibu and Las Vegas?
Strip Scribbles: DiCaprio, De Niro, Scorsese paid $60M to shoot video?
Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
When you hire superstars Leonardo DiCaprio and Oscar winners Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese for a promo video for your new hotel, you must know that it’s going to cost a pretty penny.
Did Manny Pacquiao’s question KO Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada?
Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
Manny Pacquiao has KO’d a lot of fighters in Las Vegas, and he delivered a punch to Nia Sanchez with his mangled version of “What would you tell global terrorists if you had 30 seconds to talk with them?”
Confirmed! Calvin Harris signs three-year deal with The Hakkasan Group
Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris will hold down residencies at three Hakkasan Group venues in Las Vegas: Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand, nearby Wet Republic at MGM Grand and, after its Spring opening, the new Omnia nightclub in Caesars Palace.
Confirmed! Diana Ross returns to Las Vegas with start of mini-residency
Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
The Supremes superstar singer Diana Ross has inked April dates for the first nine performances of her new mini-residency contract at the Venetian, and Janet Jackson, Lionel Richie and Ricky Martin are soon to follow in her legendary heels.
Wynn and Encore ink residencies with 27 DJs in Las Vegas
Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
The nightclub wars on signing top global DJs intensified this morning when Steve Wynn revealed an amazing slate of no less than 27 sultans of spin for his three nightclubs and daylife beach club.
Star Surveillance: Steven Seagal, Eric Church, Chauncey Billups, Lance Bass
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
Action-film star Steven Seagal dined at Barry S. Dakake’s N9NE Steakhouse in the Palms in a party of 25. He stuck to seafood, though, with a shellfish platter that included oysters, lobster bisque and mahi mahi.
Celebrity preview: AVN Awards, ‘Joseph,’ ‘Frank,’ Debbie Allen, Farrah Abraham
Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
S is for sophistication, songs of Sinatra, spicy Southern food and the sexy starlets of the 2015 AVN/Adult Entertainment Expo and 2015 AVN Awards. Yes, it’s an S for sizzling weekend in the Las Vegas entertainment scene.
Strip Scribbles: Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada dazzles in national costume
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
There were raves Wednesday night at the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant preliminaries for our hometown beauty Nia Sanchez, who after winning Miss Nevada USA went on to win Miss USA for our Silver State for the first time.
Sex Scribbles at 2015 AVN/AEE: Jesse Jane, Kayden Kross, Joanna Angel, Tera Patrick
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Tattooed actress and film director Joanna Angel had her Burning Angel starlet Kleio Valentien on hand to promote her video “Vampire Cheerleaders.” She handed out copies of the DVD and displayed her Bondage Essentials line.
Shania Twain to release CD-DVD of Caesars Palace show March 3
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
“This show has been my labor of love for over three years,” Shania said. “It has meant so much to me and was such a privilege to live out my visions on that stage, and it is so exciting to now get to share the whole experience with the fans all over the world!”
2015 AVN/AEE: Chatting with Jessica Drake, Joslyn James, Carter Cruise, Dana DeArmond
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Jessica Drake, who co-hosted the 2007 AVN Awards and was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2010, is nominated as Best Actress at Saturday’s awards. Her “Guide to Wicked Sex” and the major, big-budget feature “Aftermath” also are nominated.
2015 AVN/AEE: Brody Jenner, ‘X Rocks’ girls, James Deen, tonight’s parties
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
The distractions at the 2015 AVN/Adult Entertainment Expo are 44DD-sized — some even larger — as porn princesses wearing only stockings, high heels and very little else pose for fan photos and conduct their autograph sessions.

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