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October 05, 2007 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld

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

TOPPING THE FORBES list of richest entertainers is Oprah Winfrey, who made $260 million last year. Coming in second is Jerry Seinfeld at $60 million. Hitting player mailboxes right now: invites to see the “The Comedy Festival” at Caesars Palace Colosseum featuring Kramer’s neighbor.Also on the bill, “The Kims of Comedy” (that’s not a typo), the all-Asian comedy troupe with Bobby Lee (Mad TV), Steve Bryne (Comedy Central), Dr. Ken Jeong (The Office, Knocked Up) and Kevin Shea (The Real Wedding Crashers).

WHY WAS THE water in the fountain of the Paris Las Vegas red? To promote the premiere of Dexter, the series about a serial killer. Showtime converted 15 fountains around the country into “Dexter’s Red Fountains.”

VEGAS ODDSMAKERS favor two-time Indy winner Helio Castroneves and Julianne Hough by 4-1 to win Dancing with the Stars.

TO RAISE money for the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (the volunteer child advocacy folks), CBS is eBaying CSI Las Vegas’ Gil Grissom’s office miniature. The original prop was used in season seven’s Living Doll episode, and was going for $15,000 with six days left.

The Kims of Comedy
The Kims of Comedy

THE PRICE of a Kid Rock-Tommy Lee winner-take-all boxing bout is now $5 million.

ARE YOU a millionaire and don’t know it? At Sam’s Town, someone picked 2-18-28-59-66 - that’s good for 5 of 5 in the Nevada Numbers progressive KENO jackpot drawn Sept. 25. Let me know if you need help spending your $6 million!

EVERY THURSDAY this month the Gold Coast is giving away to Coast Club members double points and fortune cookies with up to $5,000 in cash in its $100,000 Good Fortune Giveaway.

THE LAS VEGAS district attorney has decided to prosecute O.J. Simpson on charges of armed robbery and kidnapping. Do you find it odd that Paris Hilton has served more jail time than O.J. and Phil Spector?

THE MEN of Chippendales celebrate their 2,000 performance this week at the Rio, making it the longest-running male revue in Sin City. To promote their show, the boys pose for free pictures in front of the Masquerade stage. One woman almost fainted before her hubby had the chance to snap her picture.


THE CONCOURS d’Elegance Las Vegas Car Competition and Exhibition is happening Oct. 25 on the 18th fairway of the PGA golf resort TPC at the Canyons. It features hundreds of the most-prized collector cars in the world, including pristine examples of pre-war, European, exotic, muscle and custom automobiles. Tickets are $75 in advance and $100 at the door and include food, fine wines and music. Get the hookup at

KIMO’S VEGAS TIP: The next time you check into the Wynn, call local boy Jay (from the Big Island) at the bell desk. He’ll hook you up with passes to the clubs on premises. Check out the 92-foot waterfall inside “Tryst,” or the newest Vegas nite spot (known for its beautiful patrons) “Blush.”


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