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Don Chareunsy

Senior Editor/celebrity & luxe

Don was born in Laos and grew up in Montana. He was Helena High's yearbook and newspaper editor and, after graduating from Gonzaga University with journalism and political science degrees, was a Dow Jones copy-editing intern at the San Jose Mercury News. His resume: The Orange County Register, Hollywood.com, Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune and, since 2008, Vegas DeLuxe and the Sun, where he is entertainment editor.

Story Archive

  • A&E

    Sunday, June 23, 2013

    It was a jam-packed party Friday afternoon at Wet Republic in MGM Grand, as DJs Steve Aoki, R3hab and Nervo led the soiree for daytime revelers, ...

  • A&E

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    It was a jam-packed weekend for the 51 contestants in the 2013 Miss USA Pageant in Las Vegas that included a trek to Downtown Las Vegas ...

  • A&E

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    “Shahs of Sunset” star Lilly Ghalichi arrived ready to dance with a small group of friends and wearing an all-black top by Quontum, a fitted black skirt ...

  • A&E

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    Just before 2 a.m., the former Wu-Tang Clan members got on the mic and greeted fans from the main stage, inviting them to take it back to 1992. ...

  • A&E

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    “Nikita” star Shane West celebrated his 35th birthday at Hakkasan Las Vegas at MGM Grand on Saturday night in the third-level open-format room the ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, June 9, 2013

    Actor Ian Ziering — fans will know him forever as Steve Sanders from “Beverly Hills, 90210” — is ripped, hunky and handsome at age 49. I hope to look ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, June 9, 2013

    Fans went wild when Ludacris hit the stage to perform some of his biggest hits, including “Southern Hospitality,” “What’s Your Fantasy,” “How Low Can You ...

  • A&E

    Friday, June 7, 2013

    Macklemore, 29 and from Seattle, and Lewis, 25 and from across Washington state in Spokane, first dined at Andrea’s, where I spotted Macklemore ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 6, 2013

    The 51 hopefuls, including our Miss Nevada USA 2013 Chelsea Caswell of Las Vegas, modeled their barely there ViX bikinis for TV and photo shoots ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 5, 2013

    TV viewers knew actor Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders in “Beverly Hills, 90210” in the 1990s. Starting Thursday and through June 30, ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 5, 2013

    It’s been five years since Jabbawockeez won Season 1 of “Randy Jackson Presents MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew,” and the dance crew’s ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, June 2, 2013

    “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood and “Ice Loves Coco” star Coco Austin tapped the keg at Hofbrauhaus on Friday night, and actor and rapper ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, June 2, 2013

    Singer Mel B of Spice Girls fame and former headliner in “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood celebrated her 38th birthday Saturday with a daytime ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 30, 2013

    First there were 15. But before fellow food journalists and judges Al Mancini, Grace Bascos and I arrived at Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip on Wednesday afternoon, the field in the 2013 Build Your Own Burger Celebrity Challenge had been narrowed down to five.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    Also, the death of a Prius hybrid battery.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    Flo Rida, who wore a denim jacket with matching jeans and a white T-shirt, has been prolific and successful in recent years; his hits include “Whistle,” ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    D’Avanzo arrived at the adult playground in a curve-hugging black Escada dress paired with sky-high Bebe stilettos. The brunette bombshell happily ...

  • A&E

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and John McVie were in the spotlight at MGM Grand, while Christine McVie remains retired. The ...

  • A&E

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    “Lord Disick: Lifestyles of a Lord” and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star Scott Disick was the epitome of handsome in a tuxedo, and girlfriend ...

  • A&E

    Friday, May 24, 2013

    Kendrick Lamar’s laid-back vibe had the crowd singing along throughout the warm evening. His setlist included “Money Trees,” “Swimming Pools ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 23, 2013

    Superstar singer and actress Jennifer Lopez and Marni Walden, Verizon Wireless executive vice president and COO, appeared together at The Venetian ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    Families — adults and children — across the Valley are waiting with bated breath for the opening of Wet ’n’ Wild Las Vegas water park, and ...

  • A&E

    Monday, May 20, 2013

    Music and Hollywood celebrities were out en masse at Tao in The Venetian and Lavo at the Palazzo after the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

  • A&E

    Monday, May 20, 2013

    Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars hosted and performed at The Bank in Belllagio late Sunday night, and the crowd included Chris Brown and Jason Derulo. ...

  • A&E

    Monday, May 20, 2013

    Rapper, singer-songwriter, producer and actress Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott” hosted and performed at Haze in Aria, and contributing photographer ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, May 19, 2013

    Superstar Prince joined a party of nine, including his three bodyguards, for late-night eats at Society Cafe in Steve Wynn’s Encore. He enjoyed tomato ...

  • A&E

    Monday, May 13, 2013

    The first two days of the four-day 2013 Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit were jam-packed and kicked off with a Mionetto Prosecco saber off led by ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, May 12, 2013

    Reigning Miss USA Nana Meriwether of Maryland and 2013 Miss Nevada USA Chelsea Caswell of Las Vegas attended a meet-and-greet with troops ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, May 12, 2013

    British pop sensation Olly Murs made his Las Vegas debut hosting and performing at Pure in Caesars Palace on Saturday night. Arriving to the Angel ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, May 12, 2013

    It’s a dog-eat-dog world, especially in the world of canine competitions. Well, maybe not at Next Top Dog at The District at Green Valley Ranch, where ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    It was another extraordinary four-day-weekend megastar DJ lineup at the newly opened Hakkasan Las Vegas at MGM Grand. The crowds keep ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    Outdoor frolicking and fun in the sun were added to an adult-entertainment playground as Sapphire Pool & Day Club celebrated its grand opening ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    “American Idol” alumni Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo had two reasons to be at Azure Luxury Pool at the Palazzo on Saturday afternoon: first, the ...

  • A&E

    Tuesday, May 7, 2013

    Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions and Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Mayweather Promotions returned to Chelsea in The Cosmopolitan ...

  • A&E

    Monday, May 6, 2013

    At 1:30 a.m., Fat Joe, sporting shades and a big gold chain, took to the mic: “Who’s ready to have a good time tonight, LAX?” He kicked off his set ...

  • A&E

    Monday, May 6, 2013

    Just before 2 a.m., resident DJ Gusto got on the mic to introduce Frankie J, and he launched into his mini-concert that included “Suga Suga” and ...

  • A&E

    Monday, May 6, 2013

    Hip-hop legend Busta Rhymes kicked off the return of Ditch Weekend in style at Palms Pool at the Palms on Friday. The Grammy-nominated ...

  • A&E

    Monday, May 6, 2013

    The stars were aplenty in the Saturday sunshine of the 2013 season opening of Tao Beach at The Venetian, and the sounds of DJ Eric D-Lux ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, May 5, 2013

    Singer and actor Chris Brown celebrated his 24th birthday at 1OAK in The Mirage on Saturday night in the company of ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, May 5, 2013

    Tennessee alternative rockers Paramore — frontwoman Hayley Williams, bassist Jeremy Davis and guitarist Taylor York — performed a ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, May 5, 2013

    Actress and model Carmen Electra celebrated her 41st birthday at Crazy Horse III Gentlemen’s Club in Las Vegas on Saturday night, returning to the ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 2, 2013

    Hometown hero Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison of “Pawn Stars” celebrated his milestone 30th birthday at The D Las Vegas in Downtown Las Vegas on ...

  • A&E

    Tuesday, April 30, 2013

    The Rolling Stones’ “50 and Counting” tour with its May 11 concert at MGM Grand Garden Arena is one of the decade’s most eagerly awaited ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, April 28, 2013

    Weekend 2 of Hakkasan Las Vegas’ grand-opening celebrations kicked into superstar status, with Jennifer Lopez + Casper Smart, Vanessa Hudgens + Austin ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, April 28, 2013

    Miguel’s mini-concert for the packed hotspot included “Sure Thing,” “Quickie,” “Adorn” and “Lotus Flower Bomb.” Wrapping his performance atop the DJ ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, April 28, 2013

    A memorabilia case featuring the Australian singer-songwriter and musician’s red Paul Reed Smith SE guitar and photos was unveiled at the Hard ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, April 25, 2013

    There are multiple reasons why Kenny Chesney remains one of the most popular singers in country music and a top touring act in any genre of music. ...

  • A&E

    Monday, April 22, 2013

    Rapper, actor and TV host Bow Wow, birth name Shad Gregory Moss, performed at LAX in the Luxor on Saturday night. Upon arrival, Bow Wow and his ...

  • A&E

    Monday, April 22, 2013

    The weeklong 2013 season opening of Wet Republic at MGM Grand started last Sunday with Grammy-winning Calvin Harris and surprise guest ...

  • A&E

    Monday, April 22, 2013

    The Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas launched Rehab’s 10th anniversary season today with Sublime With Rome and DJs Shift, Wellman and Richard Beynon, ...