Posts in the Month of January, 2010:

Las Vegas Casinos, Planet Hollywood

Miss Virginia Takes Miss America Crown

It’s official! Miss Virginia is the new Miss America. The Miss America pageant finale took place tonight (Jan. 30) at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas. We nabbed the photo below of Miss Virginia at the welcome ceremony a few days ago. And if you’re keeping score at home, Miss California was the first runner up.

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Las Vegas Casinos, Planet Hollywood, Things to Do

Miss America Gets a Vegas Proposal

Anything can happen in Vegas! Need proof? The reigning Miss America, Katie Stam, got a surprise marriage proposal from her longtime boyfriend, Brian Irk, at a gala on the eve of passing along her crown to a new Miss America. As if there were any doubt, Stam said “yes.” Catch the finals of the Miss….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Nightlife, Planet Hollywood

Krave Nightclub Files Bankruptcy, Stays Open

Krave Nightclub, Las Vegas’ largest gay/alternative nightclub, has filed for bankruptcy, but expects to stay open during a reorganization process. Krave includes a nightclub, lounge and theater, and is located near the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. Read more.

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Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Casinos

Bill Clinton Set to Speak at Caesars Palace

Former President Bill Clinton will speak at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Clinton will present a lecture, “Embracing Our Common Humanity.” Tickets go on sale Monday, Feb. 1. Learn more.

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Caesars Palace, Celebrities, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment, Nightlife

Caesars Palace Sings Matt Goss’ Praises

Singer Matt Goss joined Caesars Palace VIPs, journalists and appreciative fans yesterday (Jan. 28) to officially announce his new run at Caesars Palace, set to start Mar. 12. Goss performed a few numbers at the event, joined by his dancers dubbed “The Dirty Virgins,” as well as two sultry back-up singers. The sexy component of the performance (and the….

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Celebrities, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment, Paris Las Vegas

Barry Manilow Previews New Show at Paris

In a way, it was a glimpse into the future. Barry Manilow took to the stage last week (Jan. 19) at Paris Las Vegas, performing for a swooning audience as part of a QVC segment featuring Manilow’s new album, “The Greatest Love Songs of All Time.” Manilow’s performance, broadcast live on QVC from the Champagne….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Planet Hollywood, Things to Do

More Miss America Photos and Results

Night two of the Miss America preliminaries (Jan. 27), at Planet Hollywood, resulted in wins for Miss California, Kristy Cavinder, in the Talent category and Miss New York, Alyse Zwick in the Lifestyle & Fitness category. We’ve got exclusive photos! (Note: They aren’t really exclusives, but we had you there for a second, didn’t we?)….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Paris Las Vegas

Sugar Factory Comes to Paris Las Vegas

Paris Las Vegas has announced it will debut a distinctive new dining and retail establishment this fall, the Sugar Factory. The 15,000-square-foot dining and retail complex will be launched in partnership with Sugar Factory, a company known for turning sweets into the latest designer accessories, especially with its signature “Couture Pops.” Couture Pops are lollipops….

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Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment

The Colosseum Named Venue of the Decade

As if you needed more proof Vegas rocks, the Colosseum at Caesars Palace has been named Billboard magazine’s “Venue of the Decade: 2000-2009.” Of course, much of the success of the Colosseum is due to the stellar talent that graces its stage, including residents artists like Celine Dion, Elton John, Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler and….

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Las Vegas Casinos

Today’s Sin City Trivia

The original (1960 version) of “Ocean’s 11″ was filmed at the Flamingo Las Vegas. “Viva Las Vegas” was also filmed at the iconic resort.

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Las Vegas Casinos, Planet Hollywood, Things to Do

Fitness, Talent Mark Miss America Prelims

The preliminary rounds of the Miss America pageant are in full swing at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas this week! On the first night of the preliminaries (Jan. 26), Miss Virgina (Caressa Cameron) won in the talent category. Miss Puerto Rico (Mimi Pabon) took home the Lifestyle and Fitness prize. The Miss America finale will be….

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Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment

Singer Matt Goss Comes to Caesars Palace

The Interwebs are abuzz with news that crooner Matt Goss has inked a deal with Caesars Palace Las Vegas for an “indefinite run” starting Mar. 12. According to reports, Goss will perform at 10:00 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, in the “Gossy Room” at a revamped Cleopatra’s Barge at the world-famous resort. Read more. Matt Goss….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Planet Hollywood

Today’s Vegas Trivia: The First Elevator

Fremont Street was the site of Las Vegas’ first elevator. It was installed in the Apache Hotel in 1932. Here’s some additional Vegas trivia: The next time you’re in an elevator in a Las Vegas hotel, take a peek at the number buttons. You’ll probably see some floors missing! For example, at Planet Hollywood, the numbers skip….

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Charity, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, Things to Do

Penn & Teller Lead AIDS Walk Team

Rio Vegas headliners Penn & Teller are heading up a team, “Penn & Teller Challenge,” for AIDS Walk Las Vegas, Apr. 25. Find out more. Penn and Teller are Grand Marshals of AIDS Walk Las Vegas this year. As such, they’re raising the bar. Join the Penn & Teller team, and the entertainers will match….

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Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, O'Sheas, Things to Do

Snake Whisperer Completes Stint at O’Sheas

Adventurer and snake expert Donald Schultz’s time living with 100 snakes came to an end outside O’Sheas yesterday (Jan. 26). The Animal Planet star went about the daunting task of rounding up all the snakes he’d spent 10 days with in a custom-built glass enclosure. (See our previous posts here if you have no idea….

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