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June 06, 2007 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

Jamie Foxx had his choice of Vegas party ladies
Jamie Foxx had his choice of Vegas
party ladies

ACTOR JAMIE FOXX spotted flying “El Solo Lobo” at the Palms Las Vegas, Moon Nightclub. Borrowing a security guard’s flashlight, the Oscar winner flashed party ladies and lined them up to make his final selection prior to retiring to the hotel’s $25,000-a-night Hardwood Suite. Did ya know that he and Amy Hanaiali’i Gilliom are old pals?

BY THE TIME you read this, the infamous Jackson Auction, the one-ofa-kind collection of Michael’s stuff, will be over. The items include his handwritten song lyrics, autographs, awards, toys and costumes. The sale is expected to gross millions of dollars. While we may not be able to afford any of these items, collectors can still buy a hard-bound catalog. Get the link at

ALAN, WAYNE, MERRILL, Jay, Donny, Marie and Jimmy will be filming their family reunion at the Orleans Hotel Showroom Aug. 13 and 14. The PBS special is a celebration of the Osmonds’ 50 years in show business.

Fortune smiled on Gertrude Frechette
Fortune smiled on Gertrude Frechette

AMELIA RODRIGUEZ won $212,329 at the Fitz, and Gertrude Frechette won $501,095 at Bally’s when the quarter Wheel of Fortune smiled on both ladies.

IT’S NO coincidence that the home of the Beatles LOVE is also host of the three-day Fest for Beatles Fans, July 1-3. Commemorating the first anniversary of the Cirque du Soleil show at the Mirage, this is the first year that the fest - an absolute for John, Paul, George and Ringo fans - is in Vegas.

MANY PEOPLE know that old casino chips can be worth a lot more than their face value, but slot club cards that were given free to players can go for more than $1,000 ... the Landmark, Dunes or Las Vegas Sands are some of the most valuable. Wondering what Tutu’s old chips or players cards are worth? The Aug. 8, 18th annual convention of The Casino Chip & Gaming Token Collectors Club at the Riviera Hotel is the place to be.

Kevin Spacey’s Blackjack research paid off
Kevin Spacey’s Blackjack
research paid off

KEVIN SPACEY was doing research for his current flick 21 when he left the Blackjack tables $42,000 richer. The movie is based on the book Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions and also stars Laurence Fishburne, Kate Bosworth and Jim Sturgess.

RON FROM Honolulu writes, “I don’t know if you happened to see the Oscar Dela Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight on Pay-Per-View, but HBO’s footage of the Strip showed the Stardust Casino that had been imploded several months before.”

TAO IN THE Venetian has been named as the most profitable restaurant and club by industry trade magazine Restaurants and Institutions. Open since 2005, its annual sales last year were $55,289,055!

MICHAEL BUBLE’S Call Me Irresponsible tour stops at the MGM’s Grand Garden Arena July 14.

GET MORE Kimo’s Vegas online at,, in both issues of “MidWeek” and with Billy V. Friday morning at 7:20 on Hawaiian105 KINE.

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