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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 5:03 p.m.
The Hangover, Part 3
The Hangover, Part 3
The U.S. release date of “The Hangover, Part 3” has been set for May 24, and while most countries will see the Las Vegas antics of Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha simultaneously, moviegoers in Hong Kong have to wait until June 6 and in Chile and Mexico until June 28.
Director Todd Phillips, who has already incurred the wrath of PETA for the giraffe-decapitation scene in the trailer, vows that there will be no more sequels, however big a box office the new -- and final -- film in the trilogy racks up. To date, “The Hangover, Part 2” has grossed more than $600 million, the highest-grossing R-rated comedy ever.
It’s predecessor -- “The Hangover,” also filmed here -- grossed more than $470 million. Boxing legend and Las Vegas resident Mike Tyson’s plans to be in the third film were KO’d.
WALL STREET WOLF: All eyes will be on Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Rob Reiner, Margot Robbie and Joanna Lumley in Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese’s new film “Wolf of Wall Street” set in the 1980s and early ’90s. Look and listen long enough, and I’m told you’ll see and hear me onscreen.
The fifth collaboration between Leo and Martin is set for release in November. The crime drama about one of the largest securities fraud cases and corruptions in New York’s financial center is in post-production. You’ll find me in clips of my old TV series “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” played during the film. Marty selected the clip, which include the world’s best and priciest pleasure yachts in 1987 and my beach bicycle ride at Jumby Bay in the Caribbean for our hotel and resorts countdown show.
WICKED WHISPERS & RACY RUMORS
Looks as if that major lawsuit I hinted about is going back into the lawyers desk drawer. The VIP names involved have decided to settle the dispute, but it’s ready to be filed instantly if there are more disagreements over the fees owed.
MGM Resorts is taking another run at Atlantic City and requesting a gaming license now that sufficient time has passed since the original rejection over their Macau partnership with Pansy Ho. I’m also hearing that MGM Resorts will bid for a Toronto casino license.
Which single and ready to mingle Strip chef very publicly cozied up with a young lady who covers his profession as a profession?
DJ RESIDENCY: The new Sapphire Pool and Day Club is looking to hire a $100,000 resident DJ for its debut pool season. DJ Hollywood will narrow a field of 12 down to three. Then in the final spinoff during next week’s Nightclub and Bar Convention and Trade Show starting March 19 , the winner will be selected.
Sapphire’s Pool Club will open on Cinco de Mayo weekend (May 2-5) with chef Kerry Simon serving his gourmet food to topless-entertainment stars, adult-film starlets and guests.
GAMBLING MEMOIR: Nevada’s longest-serving Gov. Bob Miller release his family memoir “Son of a Gambling Man” today and hosts his first book signing at Barnes & Noble at 2191 N. Rainbow tonight. His book is an entertaining view of his childhood during the Mob days of Las Vegas and the rise of the family in public service. Bob served as governor from 1989 to 1999, and son Ross Miller is in his second term as Secretary of State.
In the foreword, former President Bill Clinton wrote, “It’s a journey that could only have happened in Nevada. His memoir gives us a unique, entertaining and thought-provoking glimpse of how Vegas evolved from its outcast roots to the modern metropolis.” Bob’s father Ross arrived here to create a career from gaming as a casino partner when Las Vegas was a small city.
DICE MAN MEMORABILIA: Legendary foul-mouthed comic Andrew Dice Clay unveils his memorabilia case today to mark the start of his new residency at Vinyl in The Hard Rock Hotel. It’s a display of his leather jackets worn during shows, plus, the zebra-print one he wore in an appearance at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards, which got him banished from the music channel for life. Dice starts his residency Thursday.
TOP KIDS ATTRACTION: Congratulations to Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage for being named one of the Best Kids Attractions in the latest round of Gogobot Travelers’ Favorite Awards announced today. The dolphins were No. 15, the Tower of London in the U.K. was No. 1, and the top U.S. attraction was California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco at No. 2.
Singer-songwriter Ke$ha hosts Pure’s anniversary party at Caesars Palace, and doubtless the pop sensation will perform her hits “Tik Tok” and “Die Young.”
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts celebrates its first anniversary, and 1,500 elementary school students today watched “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales.”
GhostBar After Dark is launched at Moon in Palms, and not in its home in the other Palms tower. You’re encouraged to dress as if it’s Halloween.
The Western Athletic Conference basketball championships are at The Orleans Arena through Saturday, and the Mountain West Conference championships start at the Thomas & Mack Center, also through Saturday.
“Bar Rescue” host Jon Taffer provides a preview of his upcoming Nightclub and Bar Convention, and our 10th anniversary salute to The Colosseum at Caesars continues with AEG CEO John Meglen reflecting on the stars he’s worked with over the years to make it such a huge showbiz success story.
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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Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.