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  • A&E

    Monday, July 1, 2013

    The Rio star chef Steve Martorano, with actress-model Rebecca Romijn and superstar Johnny Depp on tonight’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” will ...

  • A&E

    Monday, July 1, 2013

    Love, romance and marriage were on the menu when five Sports Illustrated superstar swimsuit models celebrated their “Summer of Swim” in ...

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    Monday, July 1, 2013

    The verdict is unanimous: Brilliant! Fantastic! Phenomenal! Even Justin Bieber, in town for a concert Friday night at MGM Grand, watched ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, June 30, 2013

    Celine Dion has a mischievous plan afoot if she ever takes unexpected absences from her resident headliner shows at The Colosseum in Caesars ...

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    Sunday, June 30, 2013

    Justin Bieber, Canadian singer-songwriter and musician and the world’s top teen heartthrob, returned for a second stop at MGM Grand Garden ...

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    Friday, June 28, 2013

    (Traffic and heat) warning: There could be big tie-ups at the Tropicana Avenue on- and off-ramps on I-15 at 2 a.m. Saturday when Beyonce ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 27, 2013

    Spike TV today finally revealed the title of Criss Angel’s new magic series. It premieres Oct. 15 and features many of the illusions he’s filmed here ...

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    Thursday, June 27, 2013

    Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte will host matriarch Katherine Jackson and Michael Jackson’s brothers Jackie, Marlon and Tito at Saturday’s ...

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    Thursday, June 27, 2013

    September’s stars appearing at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts include legendary comedienne Carol Burnett and six-time Emmy ...

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    Thursday, June 27, 2013

    When legendary NFL quarterback Terry Bradshaw steps onstage at The Mirage on Friday night to make his Las Vegas show debut, he ...

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    Wednesday, June 26, 2013

    A 24-year-old blonde beauty and former homecoming queen has won the top prize on VH1’s $100,000 reality TV competition “Model Employee,” so, for the next 12 months, Sonja Ewy will be “The Face” of Mandalay Bay.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013

    Congratulations are in order all around. Penn & Teller won Best Entertainment honors at Wednesday night’s Silver State Awards, “O” won over “Ka,” ...

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    Wednesday, June 26, 2013

    New Strip headliner Veronic is a pint-sized powerhouse of extraordinary talent and unstoppable energy. She darts across the stage faster than an Olympic sprinter. She’s a combination of lightning force and thunderbolt vigor.

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    Wednesday, June 26, 2013

    There’s growing concern at the now-obvious effect that mega-nightclubs are having on Strip shows. Ticket brokers are demanding steeper discounting. ...

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    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    Hot off the grill! Following last year’s successful debut, the World Food Championships are returning for its second-annual outing, but not on the Strip ...

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    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    The prestigious Silver State Awards that recognize excellence are tonight, and former Las Vegas Mayor Jan Jones will be presented ...

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    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    It’s ironic that when Michael Jackson died four years ago today, he was broke and in massive debt — and the “This Is It” London show run he was rehearsing would have bailed him out.

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    Monday, June 24, 2013

    No less than three, maybe four, reality TV shows have Las Vegas in their sights. VH1 is already shooting “LaLa’s Full Court Life” at the Palms with LaLa ...

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    Monday, June 24, 2013

    It was a thrills-and-spills, rough-and-tumble, take-no-prisoners, rocky roller coaster, back-and-forth football game. From start to finish, it was ...

  • 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.

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    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 ...

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    Friday, June 21, 2013

    It's hard to believe, with hundreds of the world’s most famous DJ’s here for the Electric Daisy Carnival, that anything else could possibly be going on -- however, this is Vegas and there are plenty of other choices.

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 20, 2013

    Until now, celebrity chef Michael Mina has been lauded about his serious side of food — fine dining, creative cuisine and elegant service. It's won him numerous national awards, including those famed Michelin stars. Now he just wants to have fun!

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 20, 2013

    With last night’s surprise double elimination of two supermodels on the VH1 reality show "Model Employee," we are now just one week away from knowing who will win the $100,000 year-long Face of Mandalay Bay contract.

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 20, 2013

    It’s a homecoming for singer/actor Bryan West – and family members will be there for him in his Las Vegas debut tonight in "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" at the Venetian. Bryan plays Adam, whose drag-queen persona is Felicia, in the musical about two female impersonators and a transgender entertainer on a trip through the Australian outback.

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    Wednesday, June 19, 2013

    In a change of role-play, actress Gwyneth Paltrow was the keynote guest speaker at the Licensing Expo held this week at Mandalay Bay. The movie star is co-owner of a fitness fashion line with Tracy Anderson, and her speech and Q&A session focused on "Brands on the Brink of Global Expansion."

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 19, 2013

    With comic book fans dressed in the colorful costumes of their favorite artistic heroes, you would have thought the characters had stepped right from the pages.

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    Wednesday, June 19, 2013

    Until now, Veronic DeCaire’s name has been relatively unknown in the U.S. — but the 50-plus voices that come from her repertoire are all instantly recognizable: Shania, Cher, Dolly, Madonna, Adele, Christine and Tina plus the incomparable Celine Dion, who is a first-time producer of Veronic’s debut show opening at Bally’s on Thursday.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 19, 2013

    Two of the supermodels vying for the $100,000 ‘Face of Mandalay Bay’ yearlong contract have now been booted from VH1’s "Model Employee" reality show. Tonight, another model — or maybe two in a surprise twist — get the pink slip and we will be left with just four or five finalists.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    For 10 nail-biting minutes, several thousand people stood in total silence and watched magician Criss Angel inch his way, blindfolded, across two steel beams swaying 50 feet in the air. The "Mindfreak" star, who is shooting a new series of one-hour specials for Spike TV, was in full view of the audience members, who stopped shopping at the Fashion Show mall on the Strip.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    The journey on Interstate 15 across the desert from Los Angeles to Las Vegas for the "Priscilla" musical touring company is as incredible an undertaking as the Australian outback drag-queen scripted adventure itself. The big, glitzy, colorful theatrical production complete with an on-stage cutaway bus takes nine trucks to transport — two of which are just for the wardrobe costumes and hair pieces! Cast and crew arrived Monday, and Tuesday morning, “Priscilla School” opened to teach hired Las Vegas locals how best to help the cast fast-change in and out of the myriad of outrageous outfits. "Priscilla Queen of the Desert — The Musical" opens for a one-night preview Tuesday night, and the full run premieres on Thursday at the Venetian.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    The front façade from the famous gold lion to the north end by M&M’s World is coming down.

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    Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    The newly crowned Nevada representatives going onto the Miss America pageants have less than 90 days to prepare for the national spotlight.

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    Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    It was the night two great institutions of rock ‘n’ roll teamed up for a knock-out show for the ages -- and the “guinea pig” audience loved them for it.

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    Monday, June 17, 2013

    Reality television’s Holly Madison, who now calls Vegas home, has settled on Sept. 10 for her California wedding to "baby daddy"Pasquale Rotella, the promoter of this weekend’s giant Electric Daisy Carnival here.

  • A&E

    Monday, June 17, 2013

    The 51 glamorous girls of Donald Trump’s Miss USA pageant Sunday at Planet Hollywood were outscored and outpointed in the TV ratings war by the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat.

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    Sunday, June 16, 2013

    Real-estate mogul and "Celebrity Apprentice" television host Donald Trump arrived Saturday, and after watching the final dress rehearsals of his Miss USA pageant princesses, he decreed a night of celebration.

  • A&E

    Sunday, June 16, 2013

    It's been a roller coaster ride of sensational and often lurid tabloid headlines for "Teen Mom" reality starlet Farrah Abraham, who wound up selling her debut porn video for more than $1 million.

  • A&E

    Sunday, June 16, 2013

    Reality TV starlet and former Playboy playmate Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett celebrated her 28th birthday in true Vegas style early today.

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    Sunday, June 16, 2013

    Pitbull and Ke$ha brought their "Warrior Tour' to Mandalay Bay on Saturday night, and fans gave them a roaring sold-out welcome.

  • Sunday, June 16, 2013

    The new Miss Nevada who will go to the Miss America contest in Atlantic City Sept. 15 is 19-year-old Diana Sweeney, Miss Carson City. The new Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen is 15-year-old Katarina Clark.

  • A&E

    Saturday, June 15, 2013

    The new Miss Nevada who will go to the Miss America contest in Atlantic City Sept. 15 is 19-year-old Diana Sweeney, Miss Carson City.

  • A&E

    Saturday, June 15, 2013

    Three of the Miss USA beauties taking part in Sunday's pageant live on NBC from Planet Hollywood had a night free from rehearsals — and they hit up the Cirque du Soleil Beatles LOVE show at the Mirage and then continued to dance the night away at Hakkasan in MGM Grand.

  • A&E

    Friday, June 14, 2013

    It’s dueling kings of comedy and dueling beauty pageants this weekend on the Strip. That sums up the great appeal of the regular weekend Las Vegas entertainment scene: if you don’t fancy one in a certain genre there’s always the other!

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 13, 2013

    Food Network’s top-rated celebrity chef, Giada De Laurentiis has reportedly landed the new restaurant at the luxury boutique Gaansevort Hotel at center strip. It is being transformed out of Bills Gaming Hall, at this moment a shell- but on target for a February 2014 opening with the gaming portion to be open for New Years.

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 13, 2013

    NBC television producers have surprises for everyone for Sunday’s Miss USA Pageant broadcast from Planet Hollywood.

  • Thursday, June 13, 2013

    It will take two nights of Miss America competition to determine the winners for the new Miss Nevada and Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen titles Friday and Saturday. The 23 contestants are determined not to be overshadowed by the rival national Miss USA pageant taking place Sunday on the Strip.

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 13, 2013

    It will take two nights of Miss America competition to determine the winners for the new Miss Nevada and Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen titles Friday and Saturday. The 23 contestants are determined not to be overshadowed by the rival national Miss USA pageant taking place Sunday on the Strip.

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 13, 2013

    No other city on earth throws a party like Las Vegas! The 4,000 visitors from around the globe for the IPW World Travel Congress convention were speechless Wednesday night when Caesars Palace hosted their final exciting night on the Strip.

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 13, 2013

    It was a night of glittering glamour, gorgeous gowns, stunning swimsuits and sexy smiles. The 51 Miss USA contestants dazzled and wowed at last night’s preliminary pageant at Planet Hollywood.