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Strip Scribbles: Angelica Bridges’ band performs at Playboy Mansion
Playboy model and Baywatch actress Angelica Bridges, who ends her Las Vegas run headlining in Fantasy at the Luxor on Saturday, performed at Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Summer Solstice Party with her band Strawberry Blonde.
The radiant redhead and lead singer of the sizzling all-girl pop group took center stage at The Playboy Mansion, where they performed four of their songs, including “Everybody Wants You,” which was written by Angelica. The event, which also included a poker tournament and a Concourso Exotic Car Show, raised more than six figures for Rescue for Humanity to build an orphanage in Nepal.
*MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris, the only topless French cabaret in Las Vegas, shares the beauty and female form of art up close and personal with guests as they begin meet-and-greets with patrons tomorrow. The classically trained dancers are offering VIP meet-and-greets from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Guests may purchase the opportunity for $85.50, which includes a commemorative photo and the chance to interact with the performers. If guests have already purchased a ticket, an upgrade is available for $25. Customers also are welcome to take photographs.
*In this photograph provided by Darrin Bush of Las Vegas News Bureau, comedian Louie Anderson yesterday hosted a sneak peek of the Louie Anderson Theater at Palace Station, where his show Louie: LOL ;) premieres Sept. 7. Louie, a two-time Emmy winner and one of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time, is Station Casinos’ first resident headliner.
“Very few headliners in the history of Las Vegas have had the privilege of having their own theater. I’m ecstatic to be joining the Station Casinos family and am looking forward to playing to more locals, as well as tourists, in my own theater!” Louie said. Tickets for his show go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m.
Holly’s World co-star Angel Porrino was named one of Sin City’s up-and-comers by Blush in the Wynn on Tuesday night. Co-star Laura Croft joined the 21-year-old to celebrate the Next Big Thing honor. Angel screamed loudly with excitement after receiving the award, and the ladies celebrated with vodka cocktails until 2:30 a.m. … Jackie Jackson had lunch yesterday with a friend at Simon at Palms Place.
It’s a packed lineup for the first Palms Pool Reggae Fest as hotel head honcho George Maloof welcomes Lady Reiko, Sin City Prophets, ForTwentyDaze, HaleAmanO and One Pin Short to his casino resort event sponsored by Cruzan Rum as part of the Campfire Concert series. … Comedy Central star Dov Davidoff, who regularly appears on Chelsea Lately, headlines at The Playboy Comedy Club in the Palms with hosts Cort McCown and Paul Hughes through Saturday. … Pato Banton celebrates 30 years of reggae at Carey Hart’s Wasted Space in the Hard Rock Hotel. … Shwayze, Cisco Adler and Jason Smith celebrate Chris Young’s birthday with a party at Tao in The Venetian. … Rain in the Palms hosts the Down & Derby roller-skating party in conjunction with RollerCon, the annual Roller Derby Convention today through Sunday featuring seminars, parties, exhibits and more at the Las Vegas Sports Center. Events also are at the Palms, Tropicana and Hooters Casino.
We have the exclusive first photos of the new lineup at Fantasy with new star vocalist Lorena Peril and an interview with Lorena and producer Anita Mann. Plus, Jabbawockeez are the guest columnists, and the star-studded ROYAL ROBIN RUNDOWN includes everybody from Adam Lambert to Lionel Richie headlining Strip shows this weekend.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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