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Star Surveillance: Gwyneth Paltrow, Holly Madison, Carmen Electra, Carmelo Anthony and Ron Jeremy at play
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."
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.
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.
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.
Strip Scribbles: MGM to open its walls on the Strip so tourists can see into the casino; Reviv hangover spa opens next month
Hard on the heels of this morning’s announcement that MGM Resorts International and AEG have officially signed a $350 million deal for a new 20,000-seat arena stadium on the Strip comes word that MGM Grand will be taking down its walls! The front façade from the famous gold lion to the north end by M&M’s World is coming down.
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. This was no illusion for the “Believe” star. No tricks, nothing hidden, no sleight of hand or wizardry to divert attention. 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.
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.
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.
The newly crowned Nevada representatives going onto the Miss America pageants have less than 90 days to prepare for the national spotlight.
Strip Scribbles: Holly's new wedding date; Jonas Brothers video; Trump's new (and very, very wealthy) partners
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.
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