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February 02, 2007 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Monty Python's SPAMALOT at Wynn Las Vegas

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


PAULA ABDUL is named “Woman of the Year” by the Nevada Ballet Theater. The black and white ball in her honor was held at the Wynn Las Vegas.In addition to her Idol judging responsibilities,she is also the entertainment director of the Silverton Hotel.

Jasmine Trias
Jasmine Trias

JASMINE TRIAS joins the Society of Seven at the Flamingo Showroom Feb. 15 through March 20. Hawaii’s American Idol sits in for Lani Misalucha, who’s touring Singapore and the Philippines to promote her new CD.

Miss Hawaii Pilialoha Gaison
Miss Hawaii Pilialoha Gaison

MORE LOCALS getting lucky in Vegas ... Miss Hawaii Pilialoha Gaison won the preliminary talent portion of the Miss America Pageant and a $2,000 scholarship. Actually very little luck was involved - she rocked the Planet Hollywood LV with “Te Vaka,“her Tahitian Dance routine.

THE PENNY Megabucks is almost at $19 million ... when hit, it’ll go into the record books as the biggest penny jackpot ever awarded, and the winner will instantly become a multimillionaire. Check out the Megabucks counters at

THIS YEAR there are a record 19 Four Diamond hotels in Nevada, and the Golden Nugget has won AAA’s prestigious award once again. No stranger to winning, this is the 30th consecutive year for the hotel. Having invested more than $100 million in renovations, the Nugget is truly the diamond of downtown.

Wolfgang Puck
Wolfgang Puck

SPEAKING OF awards ... “Where is the best place to have dessert on the Strip?” Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in the Caesars Palace Forum Shops has won the Epicurean Award for “Best Desserts.” It’s the perfect place to have dessert ... errr, wait patiently while your significant other shops.

THE BEST cupcakes in Vegas! The Cupcakery ... (what were you thinking of?) is the Krispy Kreme of cupcakes with names like “Tickle Me Pink,” “Bugsy” and the “Oh My Gosh Ganache,” a vanilla cake with a chocolate truffle center topped with vanilla and chocolate crème.Visit it at 9680 S. Eastern Ave. for a different kind of omiyage.

STARDUST STRIPPED! Everything that’s not steel or concrete is being removed from the local fave. To minimize the debris, they’ll implode the 32-story hotel in mid-March.

YOU’VE SEEN that black building on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara (the old Holy Cow) that says rent/buy me. That was where Ivana Trump planned to build her high-rise condo until they ran out of $$$. If you’re wondering what a prime piece of the Strip estate will set you back ... the owners are looking for 50 really big ones - that’s 50 with six zeros after it, then the decimal.

KIMO’S VEGAS TIP: Register for the Las Vegas Hilton’s players club, and don’t forget to give them your e-mail. Each month the hotel holds a special e-mail address drawing and gives away a free laptop. Get more Vegas Tips at

THERE GOES the neighborhood ... Larry Flint, publisher of Hustler magazine, is planning to open Club Hustler at 3131 Ponderosa Ave.

GET MORE Kimo’s Vegas at,, in both issues of “MidWeek,” 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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