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KAMEHAMEHA GRAD Kelly Hu is running in this year’s Honolulu Marathon to raise money and awareness for Reef Check Hawaii. If you’re interested in helping, she’s selling ad space on her body. I wonder if MidWeek publisher Ron Nagasawa will spring for an ad on her ... jersey? She’s also hosting a post concert bash at the Sheraton Waikiki with friends The Rock, Jason Scott Lee, Kelly Slater, Carl Lewis and Rob Schneider. For more details, check out her web site kellyhu.com.
INTERNET bookmaker BetOnSports.com is gone. Many folks lost the money in their accounts, 800 people have lost their jobs and hundreds of investors may be out of luck as well. Last year the company posted a pre-tax profit of $14.9 million, 95 percent attributed to American bettors. In the first big online gambling crackdown the company closed its operations in Antigua and Costa Rica because of the U.S.‘s restraining order and charges against former CEO David Carruthers. May be a good time to bring your money home and use it for your next trip to Vegas.
UP 10.8 PERCENT, the Nevada casinos took home a record $12.2 billion from gamblers this year. We wagered a record $168 billion this past year, and for the first time the poker rooms made more than the sports books. Gambling is illegal in Hawaii because ...?
THE STONES’ “A Bigger Bang” tour rolls into the MGM Grand Garden Arena Nov. 11. Named the No. 1 Tour Band by Billboard magazine, room and ticket packages are available at www.MGMgrand.com.
FOR THE first time since he started singing with the band in 1962, Mick Jagger has started taking voice lessons. He says, “you sing a lot, every night you are singing for hours and hours and your voice gets tired, like anything, like running every night, that’s why you have to warm up properly.”
GET HITCHED or renew your vows with a wedding at the Monte Carlo Chapel in Vegas. Visit the Vegas on Demand Channel No. 777 or www.KimosVegas.com to enter.
CBGB, the infamous New York club that launched Punk Rockers Ramones, Blondie, Patti Smith, Talking Heads and many others, lost its 33-year-old lease and is moving everything, even the urinals, to downtown Vegas.
IF YOU’VE ever wanted a career like Sarah Harding-Traverso, Punahou grad and Miss Fitness USA, Cirque du Soleil is having open auditions ... visit www.KimosVegas.com for more details.
I’M A LITTLE perplexed by this next story: Hundreds of hookers were arrested in Riverside, Calif. Police say Elite Entertainment used mobile billboards (like the kind that advertise MamaMia!) in Vegas to market their wares. Sheriff Bob Doyle said “Upwards of 240 women, it was a large operation with 80 phone lines.” Now here’s where I get a little confused: The police arrested seven men and said it was a family-owned business, where the men ran the business and managed the women, who were wives, ex-wives and girlfriends of the men. Eh, no way seven guys can manage 240 women.
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