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December 18, 2014

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Robin Leach's Celebrity Watch

Photo: The Las Vegas Strip.
NYE in Las Vegas: 80,000 fireworks, music of Whitney, One Republic, Pitbull
Thursday, December 18, 2014
The Strip:
The lucky numbered 7-minute-11-second “America’s Party” performance will be fired from the rooftops of MGM Grand, Aria, Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, the Venetian and Stratosphere.
Photo: Steve Wynns Showstoppers at Encore Theater in Wynn
Q+A: Steve Wynn talks ‘Showstoppers’ ahead of Saturday grand opening
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Encore Theater:
Hotel tycoon Steve Wynn is the most excited he’s ever been in his life with the creation of his “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” spectacular that after previews has its official opening gala Saturday night at Encore Theater in Wynn Las Vegas.
Photo: Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott, their four kids and
Review: Human Nature’s holiday show a strange yuletide brew? No!
Thursday, December 18, 2014
The Venetian:
“The Human Nature Christmas Motown and More” show at the Venetian is full of tidings of great joy and songs of wondrous delight, and it’s all a truly beautiful and entertaining musical night.
Photo: Andrea Bocelli is flanked by soprano Maria Aleida
Andrea Bocelli to perform at Power of Love Gala for Keep Memory Alive
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Philanthropy:
When the Italian tenor was here for a concert at MGM Grand two weeks ago, Andrea and his wife, Veronica, toured the Frank Gehry-designed building, and because they lost a relative to Alzheimer’s offered to help the work of the brain center.
Photo: Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott, their four kids and
Human Nature heats up and cools off for holidays; Extreme Thing dumped for ’15; ‘Mondays Dark’
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Kats Report:
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel. I am positioned on the actual floor seating area of the music hall, in which The Killers played on opening weekend and Imagine Dragons performed just last week.
Photo: Vince Neil and his Las Vegas Outlaws announcement
Vince Neil and his Las Vegas Outlaws vs. KISS’ L.A. Kiss
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Arena Football League:
It’s “Monday Night Football” of a totally different kind at the Thomas & Mack Center with Vince Neil performing the national anthem. Expect new Outlaws players to be signed over the course of the next four weeks with Vince getting first draft picks in January.
Photo: NeNe Leakes in Cirque du Soleils Zumanity at New Y
Strip Scribbles: Elvis exhibit, new-look ‘Zumanity,’ Reba and Brooks & Dunn
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Las Vegas:
I’m hearing that the world’s largest attraction of Elvis tribute artists, memorabilia and wardrobe items will replace the former sprawling “Star Trek” exhibit at Westgate Las Vegas early in the New Year.
Photo: Cleen Rock One of Las Vegas works on a human canva
So close! Cleen Rock One of L.V. in Top Two of ‘Ink Master’ and finishes …
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Spike TV:
The live finale on Spike TV from New York City was fierce and thrilling. The program began with three finalists who each had spent 35 hours tattooing a full back human canvas. The three judges first eliminated Erik Siuda from Long Island, New York.
Photo: Steven Goforth and Alissa Dale perform during a Ne
Review: ‘The Nutcracker’ by NBT offers adventure, invention and imagination
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Smith Center:
Betsy Lucas performs Clara’s innocence and exuberance with perfection. Alissa Dale (The Winter Fairy) and Steven Goforth (The Snow Prince) soar in their snow scene — the classic winter scene is their scene.
Photo: The exterior of Hakkasan at MGM Grand on Thursday,
Nightclub operator Hakkasan acquiring Light Group in $36 million deal
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Hakkasan Group initiated a major shakeup of the Strip’s nightlife business today with plans to acquire another prominent nightlife company, The Light Group, for $36 million. Morgans Hotel Group ...
Photo: The Food Network star Ben Vaughn.
Ben Vaughn shares how to cook lamb like star chef for holidays
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Guest Columnist:
As we near the holidays, and having already experienced troubling meals in years past, I fear for another holiday season peppered with dry turkey, bland or overcooked vegetables and soggy sweet potato casseroles.
Photo: Cleen Rock One of Las Vegas is one of the favorite
Q+A: Cleen Rock One of Las Vegas competes for $100,000 in finale of ‘Ink Master’
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Spike TV:
Las Vegas tattoo artist Cleen Rock One is now just hours away from learning if he wins Season 5 of the reality-TV competition “Ink Master” in the New York finale and returns here with the $100,000 grand prize.
Photo: Iggy Azalea performs at the 42nd Annual American M
The Rolling Stones in L.V. in June? New residents Heart at HOB? Iggy at MGM on April 25
Monday, December 15, 2014
Music:
Who dat, who dat, you ask? Iggy Azalea has revealed that her new North American “Great Escape Tour” will play MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, April 25.
Photo: The Gazillionaire and Penny Pibbets of Absinthe ce
Strip Scribbles: ‘Absinthe’ Down Under, ‘Duck Dynasty’ musical, EDC sales
Monday, December 15, 2014
Las Vegas:
I’m reliably hearing that after Australia, The Gazillionaire will travel to Europe to open two, maybe three other versions of “Absinthe” in major cities. Penny Pibbets will reportedly be with him for three months.
Photo: Wolfgang Puck signs copies of his newly released c
Wolfgang Puck offers 1992 menu with 1992 prices to mark 22 years in L.V.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Dining:
It was 22 years ago that uber chef Wolfgang Puck opened his first Las Vegas restaurant, and initially nobody came to Spago at the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace.

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