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Robin Leach

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  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

    Superstar singer Celine Dion had a premonition that Christmastime would be the last her husband and former longtime manager Rene Angelil would spend with their family of three children and her. Rene died this morning at age 73, losing his awful battle against throat cancer.

  • A&E

    Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

    The longest-running show on the Las Vegas Strip is closing on Feb. 11. The cast and crew of “Jubilee” at Bally’s were rocked with the unexpected news shortly before midnight Saturday, but there’s hope that a new showgirl spectacular at its Bally’s home could arise from the ashes.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

    It’s set to be the tastiest Christmas gift of all. Acclaimed global restaurateur and artist Michael Chow is finally opening his Mr. Chow palace of Chinese cuisine on the Strip in time for the holidays. It will be the seventh restaurant in his nearly half-century global mission.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

    Trip Advisor has named Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse at The D Las Vegas downtown the No. 1 restaurant in Las Vegas. Bouley in New York was named No. 1 in the United States, with Venetian chef Daniel Boulud ranked No. 9 in all of America.

  • A&E

    Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

    Billionaire Ron Burkle, who has become owner of Light Nightclub and Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay after this week’s exit by Hakkasan Group, has signed Colin Comer and John Pettei’s new company Play Management to oversee the businesses as managing partners.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

    Lionel Richie’s show will feature a setlist of his brightest and best anthems, including “All Night Long,” “Hello,” “You Are,” “Stuck on You,” “Say You, Say Me” and “Dancing on the Ceiling.” A longtime pal, I chatted with Lionel ahead of his “Today” appearance this morning.

  • A&E

    Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

    Las Vegas and the culinary world lost one of its favorite star chefs early this morning when “Iron Chef” star Kerry Simon passed away at Nathan Adelson Hospice. We will always remember Kerry, 60, fondly. He was a gentle man who will be missed greatly.

  • A&E

    Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

    “We had no idea that Tao would do as well as it had, and we had no idea that we would be building a full-on hospitality company here in Las Vegas, but, through our success, more opportunities came to us, and, as we continued to execute, we got more opportunities.”

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

    On Aug. 16 at the Teen Choice Awards, Planet Hollywood headliner Britney Spears confirmed our story to E! Online: “I haven’t made up my mind. I really love doing the show. It’s a lot of fun, but I’m torn. I don’t really know what I want to do.”

  • A&E

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    With more than 200 million records sold, Mariah Carey has become the iconic singer-songwriter as the bestselling female artist of all time. Her first-ever residency, “#1 to Infinity,” starts at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace next Wednesday, May 6.