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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

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    “Top Chef Masters” Season 5 debuts tonight on Bravo and features Sushi Samba at the Palazzo executive chef Herb Wilson, so what better excuse for a festive party?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    Also, millennials apparently don't like mascots.

  • A&E

    Sunday, July 21, 2013

    Talk about sibling rivalry. Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott, stars of HGTV’s “Property Brothers” and “Buying and Selling,” add a third HGTV show ...

  • A&E

    Friday, July 19, 2013

    Music (Matchbox Twenty, Counting Crows, Aaron Lewis), comedy (Bill Cosby, Jay Leno), art (Martin Lawrence Galleries), food (new to the scene: Shawn McClain’s Five50 Pizza Bar ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 18, 2013

    Flamingo headliner Marie Osmond is welcoming singer and actor John Schneider as a guest performer at the Donny & Marie show from Tuesday through July 27, it was announced Thursday morning.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 18, 2013

    It’s National Sock Puppet Day. Penny Pibbets, star of “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace, weighs in. Penny, how are you celebrating National Sock Puppet Day ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    Records smashed? A $500,000 bracelet? It must mean another edition of World Series of Poker at The Rio. Jason of Beverly Hills founder and ...

  • A&E

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    Jenni “JWoww” Farley, star of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” (now off the air; please don’t cry) and “Snooki & JWoww,” turned heads on the arrivals carpet ...

  • A&E

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    DJ Pauly D of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” fame turned 33 on Friday night and followed up the next night with a birthday celebration at Haze in Aria, ...

  • A&E

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    When hosting at a gentlemen’s club, what better surprise than your baby mama, right? Reality TV star Scott Disick played host at Sapphire ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, July 7, 2013

    Before LeBron James arrived at The Heat Repeat Championship Party in a leather Miami Heat cap, he dined at Tao with a large group that ...

  • A&E

    Friday, June 28, 2013

    “Whoa, oh, oh … oh, oh, oh … we’re going at it tonight, tonight.” What Nashville group Hot Chelle Rae will be going at tonight is opening for Justin ...

  • A&E

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    The third and final night of the 17th annual Electric Daisy Carnival came to a safe and successful close at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday night and through this morning with a sold-out crowd gathering under the electric sky for the third annual three-day event.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival 2013

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    Minimal traffic, cellular service and clothing.

  • A&E

    Sunday, June 23, 2013

    The 17th annual Electric Daisy Carnival, back at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the third consecutive year, has attracted sold-out crowds of 115,000 ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, June 23, 2013

    Actor Ian Ziering kicked off his weekend partying at Encore Beach Club on Friday afternoon and enjoying the sounds of DJ Diplo on the decks. The star ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, June 23, 2013

    Eager to commemorate her upcoming wedding to imprisoned fiance Joseph Sclafani, who is serving a life sentence, Ramona ...

  • 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 ...