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JOE PERRY, Aerosmith guitarist, suffered a concussion during the band’s MGM Garden Arena concert. The show was being filmed for ESPN’s 2007 NASCAR telecasts. Three songs into the show, a camera boom fell and hit his face and head. He played the full 90-minute show with a black eye and bump on the head, saying, “It’s going to take more than a camera boom to take me out.”
NO KIDDING ... Gennifer Flowers (the ex-Clinton girl) becomes the celebrity star of Bottom’s Up at Fitzgerald’s starting Nov. 9.
CELINE DION is planning a mega tour when her Vegas run is pau New Year’s Eve 2007. She wants to do the largest tour in world history: 100 cities in two years. Hopefully Hawaii will be included!
WHAT DO billionaires eat? A Carl’s Jr. combo meal - burger, fries and a $5,994 bottle of Petrus ‘82 Pomerol wine. The four Maloof Brothers own banks, breweries, the Sacramento Kings and the Palms Hotel, and we’ve got proof they didn’t drink from the bottle at www.KimosVegas.com.
UFC 66 happens at the MGM Grand Garden on the eve of New Year’s Eve (Dec. 30). UFC world light heavyweight champion Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell faces his former training partner and friend Tito Ortiz. Tickets range from $100 to $1,000, and there’s a special auction for Octagon-side floor seats at Ticketmaster. Ortiz has been seen around town with adult movie star Jenna Jameson ...
AT UFC 65 this weekend in Sacramento, look for Shane Kawamoto’s fighters Jeff Monson (fighting for the UFC heavyweight championship), Frank Mir, Joe Stevenson and James Irvin. The Saint Louis grad and Vegas resident also reps UFC ring girl Rachelle Leah (you’ve seen her in Stuff, Maxim and Playboy). And I thought the fighters got all the girls.
DREAM GIG ... Fox Sports’ The Best Damn Sports Show Period is looking for someone to report on “What Happens in Vegas” during the week of the Super Bowl and NBA All-Star games. You’ll receive your own coveted press pass and access to everything ... get the scoop at www.KimosVegas.com.
THIS WEEK an all-new Kimo’s Vegas TV show, we’ll chat with the guy who’s taught almost every dealer in Vegas, Nick Kallos; we’ll meet Michelle Bolong, who dances in the Cirque du Soleil show Beatles LOVE, and check in with old friends the Society of Seven and the Leilehua grad who’s the dive director of the Mirage’s Dolphin Habitat, Larry Millwood, Monday at 9 p.m. on OC16.
WHERE DOES an ex-Double O go? Pierce Brosnan, with martini in hand (shaken not stirred, we presume), was at the new Moon nightclub in the Palms.
Shane Kawamoto and
ALSO SPOTTED in Vegas ... Karen Hamaguchi, Jodi TanabeHanzawa, Kyle Hiranaga, Arthur Phanphendy and Paul Lam representing Hawaii in the National Western Mixed Doubles Championships.
BETWEEN Jan. 1, 2002 and 2005 the number of Realtors in Las Vegas doubled to 17,500. Since July of this year, 2,700 agents did not renew their real estate license. What happened? The sagging housing market has forced many back to their old jobs and the steady paycheck that comes with it.
GET MORE Kimo’s Vegas at www.KimosVegas.com, in both issues of “MidWeek,” in Oceanic Time Warner’s “Around Hawaii,” on OC16 Monday at 9 p.m., on The New ESPN 1420 Thursday night at 7 and with Billy V. Friday morning at 7:20 on Hawaiian105 KINE.
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