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JOANNE SARANTAKOS has filed for divorce from her husband of five years, illusionist Criss Angel. Her celebrity attorney Dominic Barbara said, “He kept his wife a secret to increase his sex appeal to female fans.” They plan to subpoena (actress) Cameron Diaz to prove that his mojo was unfaithful. The Mindfreak will be starring in a new Cirque du Soleil $200 million production opening at the Luxor in August of next year.
HOWARD TOY is the new capo di tutti capi (boss of all bosses) at the Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower. He is responsible for all casino and hotel operations, Tower and facilities, food and beverage, security and casino marketing functions. He ran the New Frontier Hotel and Casino, which will close next week and be demolished to make way for megaresort The Plaza.
MORE THAN 3,000 couples said “I Do” in Vegas on 7/7/07. One of the first ceremonies of the day - and at 800 feet it was certainly the highest - took place at the Stratosphere at midnight. They had people doin’it on “the Big Shot,” X-Scream and the Insanity. If you missed this year’s lucky day, call local boy casino host Dale Matsumura for the 8/8/08 hookup.
SINGER DAVID BOWIE is rumored to be the next multi-million-dollar strip headliner. He’s one of the UK’s best-selling acts, having sold more than 165 million albums. If you’re keeping track, it’ll take Bette, Cher and Ziggy to fill the shoes of Celine.
OUR ARCHRIVAL UNLV has a department called The Center for Gaming Research. Check out its online exhibit called, “50 Years of Dining on the Las Vegas Strip.” http://gaming.unlv.edu/dining/inde x.html It features restaurants from the city’s first hotel/casino, the El Rancho, which opened in 1941 (didya know they were the first casino to offer a buffet?), the Sahara’s Caravan Room (the city’s oldest restaurant), Caesars’ Bacchanal Room and current-day fave Joel Robuchon. The exhibit features original menus, photos and more. The site also has a virtual museum, the history of the World Series of Poker, a photo archive and lots more ... get the link at www.KimosVegas.com
JUST IN TIME for the UH UNLV game, the Fitz has a $5,000, $99 buy-in craps tourney. The fun starts Sept. 13.
IN BASEBALL, a batter’s dream is to “hit the cycle” - getting a single, double, triple and a home run in the same game. In Video Poker, the cycle is enough to make anyone cry. Imagine hitting a royal flush in spades, diamonds, clubs and hearts. The Royals come up once every 40,000 hands; four in one session is rare, but has happened.
DUSTYALLEN played for the San Diego Padres and Detroit Tigers before a back injury ended his ball-playin’ days. Now he’s developing Streamline Tower, a 21-story, 275-unit condo on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Ogden. Ready for occupancy around the first of the year, residences start at $500,000. Let me know if you need someone to condo-sit a couple of times a year.
AT THE CAL ... Genie Kaopua of Waipahu and Clint Takemoto of Ewa Beach caught Royals and won $4,000, Matthew Kaahaaina of Waianae won $3,500 playing KENO, Lorraine Matsu of Hilo won $6,427 and Glenn Jyo of Honolulu won $5,920 playing video poker.
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