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September 18, 2014

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Strip Scribbles: From Pussycat Dolls to ‘Fantasy’ for singer and dancer Jaime Lynch

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Jaime Lynch.

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Jaime Lynch.

'Fantasy' 2013 Calendar Shoot

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It’s official! After weeks of rumors since we shot our behind-the-scenes photo feature of the new “Fantasy” beauty’s calendar, gorgeous Las Vegas starlet Jaime Lynch has been named the new headliner of the adult show at the Luxor.

Here are photos of Jamie that will appear in the 2014 calendar being unveiled next month. Anita Mann, producer of “Fantasy,” said in a news release: “We have the most beautiful and talented women in Las Vegas. With Jaime as our new headliner, we look forward to introducing exciting new performances featuring our gorgeous dancers and new leading lady.”

Jaime has headlined and performed in many Las Vegas productions, including “Peepshow,” “Vegas! the Show!,” “iCandy Burlesque” and “The Sirens of T.I.” She also performed as the lead vocalist and emcee in the Pussycat Dolls Burlesque. Jaime, who has appeared on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” Travel Channel’s “Passports to Great Weekends” and VH1’s “Celebrity Eye Candy,” was a finalist on Fox’s “The X Factor.”

“Fantasy,” celebrating its 13th year, features sexy, high-energy dance routines and comedian Sean E. Cooper. Said Jaime: “It’s a dream come true. I have always admired the show, and to be chosen as the lead singer is an honor. I am thrilled to be joining such an amazing group of performers.” Editor at Large John Katsilometes’s Q+A with Jamie was posted last Thursday.

WICKED WHISPERS & RACY RUMORS

Downtown business owners are delighted with the turnout and attention visitors and locals alike are giving the old and new Fremont Street attractions, but they are becoming increasingly unhappy with the pickup of underage drinking and its related actions.

“Things are ratcheting up to where they will be out of control if there isn’t a bigger police presence or businesses hire their own private security officers,” I was told. “There’s the beginnings of violence, and that has to be stopped before it gets worse — and serious.”

That situation will have to be dealt with before October’s planned opening of the new downtown Grand hotel carved out of the old Lady Luck hotel casino. The $100 million-plus renovation is said to include a year-round rooftop pool deck with bar and party space for daytime and nighttime festivities and shows.

JUST ASKING: Which Las Vegas entertainer is being wooed by Donald Trump for his next season of “Celebrity Apprentice”?

Is there to be a “Celebrity Wife Swap” involving a well-known Las Vegas couple?

Are the resident DJs signed to one major nightclub operation already asking how long they can keep pulling in the mega-crowds at such high prices on a regular weekend basis when vacation periods aren’t on the calendar?

FUTURE DATES: The Season 8 winners of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” haven’t even been voted on yet, but the live tour of favorite acts is headed to MGM Grand Garden Arena on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Tickets go on sale today for the tour that stops in 30 U.S. cities. The show airs Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

When the new mega-Walt Disney store opens in the new Macy’s Men’s Store area of Fashion Show this week, expect to see the Disney version of the Las Vegas skyline circling the retail outlet. Teaser info suggests that there will be a pink princess castle where the leaves on white trees can be used to project video scenes.

Ryan Lochte at Palazzo’s Azure

Ryan Lochte at Azure Luxury Pool in the Palazzo on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Launch slideshow »
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Excalibur headliners Thunder From Down Under.

Carmine's at Forum Shops

Carmine's inside the Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Launch slideshow »

Eleven-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte returns to Azure Luxury Pool at Palazzo for a second consecutive year to host a victory celebration. Fresh from the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, where he won a third consecutive men’s 200m gold, Ryan will party Saturday, Aug. 17, with fellow Olympic gold medalists Cullen Jones and Conor Dwyer.

Las Vegas fine-art appraiser Brett Maly (ArtEncounter.com) makes his 23rd appearance Thursday on “Pawn Stars.” He’s become their go-to expert when it comes to the art world and on this History Channel episode helps Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison” with his “Big Splurge.”

*Members of Australia’s Thunder From Down Under at Excalibur make a guest appearance on Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva” this Sunday. Two of the dancers were featured in a special bachelorette party segment with star Brooke Elliott.

*It’s six months away, but you’d better get in shape now! The sixth annual extreme Stair Climb is set for Stratosphere on March 2, and hundreds of athletes will climb all 108 floors and 1,455 steps in the highest building west of the Mississippi River. The race is the major fundraiser of the year for the Nevada branch of the American Lung Association. Last year, a record 560 people signed up to “Scale the Strat” and raised $175,000.

TREKKING: Trekkies made a pilgrimage to the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas ahead of Wednesday’s start of the four-day Star Trek Convention at the Rio.

STAR SURVEILLANCE

NHL legend Eric Lacroix and his family dined at Carmine’s in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace and enjoyed penne alla vodka, spaghetti with meatballs, porterhouse and chicken alla romana.

Reality TV star Vinny Guadagnino of “Jersey Shore” fame was at Heraea in the Palms for a relaxing patio poolside lunch with friends.

TONIGHT’S TIPS

Superstar singer Celine Dion resumes her residency at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace.

Former Mayor Oscar Goodman officially welcomes the dance crews representing 42 countries at the USA and World Hip-Hop Dance Championships at Red Rock Resort.

The annual National Night Out to make crime awareness a national priority celebrates its 30th anniversary with Police and Fire Department events at Town Square Park and Providence Knickerbocker Park.

Trumpet titan David Perrico leads his 19-piece band Pop Evolution and vocalist Naomi Mauro at Stratosphere.

Comedians Allan Havey, Mike Preminger and Zach Risen headline at the Improv at Harrah’s through Sunday.

The industry party Lost Angels at Hyde Bellagio features DJs Eric D-Lux and D-Miles.

TOMORROW’S TEASE

We’ll update Steve Wynn’s new theater project “Fun House” and peek at the new look he’s given to his “Le Reve — the Dream.” Plus, SLS at the former Sahara is quietly changing Las Vegas nightlife, with its SBE division increasing its grip on the Strip.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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