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December 08, 2006 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Monty Python's SPAMALOT at Wynn Las Vegas

WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas ... The Player’s Edge!

Britney Spears
Britney Spears

YOU CAN BE like Paris Hilton and party with Britney Spears into the early morning ... The oops girl is hosting the Pure’s New Year’s celebration. Get in line early or hook up with your favorite Caesars Palace high roller to get in.

HER EX, Kevin Federline, is in negotiations for a reality TV show based on himself ... and I thought the Whitney-and-Bobby thing was bad!

A NEW GAME show debuts on KHNL NBC 8, Dec. 18 titled Identity. The host is one-half of the Vegas hocus-hocus duo Penn & Teller, Penn Jillette. To win up to $500,000, contestants must match 12 strangers to 12 identities.

WHERE DID YOU get those ... Optica is opening a boutique inside The Mirage on the day after Christmas. Look for luxury eye-wear from Cartier, Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Chanel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Prada and Tag Heuer. Some of the specs will set you back more than $25,000 ... something to consider after your next big win.

Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson

NOT ONLY GEEKS need apply ... Netgear wants you to be its guest at CES (the Consumer Electronics Show). The winner gets round-trip air, hotel and $2,000 cash to be the company’s guest blogger. Get complete details on how to enter at - hurry, the contest ends Dec.15. This year more than 200,000 people are expected to attend the CES show.

ON THE EVE of the NBA All Star Game (Feb. 16), basketball legend Magic Johnson and music mogul Russell Simmons have reserved OPM nightclub in the Caesars Forum Shops for a private party.

DID YA HEAR about the handful of homeless people who saved a 9-year-old girl’s life? The girl ran into the path of an oncoming Cadillac on the Strip.

A witness with medical experience suggested the girl not be moved, but could not help her because she was pinned under the car. That’s when the homeless folks grabbed the back of the Caddy and lifted it off the girl!

Elmer Sherwin is the only one to hit the Megabucks twice
Elmer Sherwin is the only one to hit the
Megabucks twice

ONE OF THE WORST bets in the casino is a progressive slot machine. You are bucking a house edge between 10 percent and 20 percent (meaning every $100 you put in, only $80 to $90 will come out) - that’s around $450 an hour. Elmer Sherwin, the only one to hit the Megabucks twice, probably disagrees with our thinking, and he’s got $26 million in proof. The Penny Megabucks is now more than $18 million ... check out the Megabucks counters before your trip at

JUST IN TIME for the holidays, Hawaiian Airlines is offering gift certificates that you can buy online or at Safeway, Foodland and Times. The certificates can be e-mailed and printed, or sent with a personalized message.

GET MORE Kimo’s Vegas at, 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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