Kimo Akane
By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
November 09, 2007 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Paris Hilton as a cop
Paris Hilton as a cop

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

LINDSAY LOHAN, in an epiphany of sobriety, has decided to pass as the resident New Year’s Eve celeb at club LAX. Paris Hilton will replace Lilo as hostess for the “s novim godom”(Happy New Year in Russian) festivities. Her pay for the day is a cool $1 million (not bad for a trust fund baby). Seven-digit paydays are not unusual for Conrad Hilton’s great-granddaughter. Designer Kira Plastinina recently paid her $2 million just to sit in the front row of her fashion show in Russia.

WHEN THE PALAZZO opens next month, it’ll give birth to a new kind of caf, SHUSHISAMBA. Paying homage to the thousands of Japanese emigrants who traveled to South America in the early 20th century, it features a blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian music, design and cuisine including moquecas, seviche, miso soup, sashimi and samba meat.

James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano
James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano

THE HOUSE OF BLUES TATTOO ... Starlight Tattoo and the House of Blues is the first-ever music venue, tattoo shop marriage. Opening in February 2008,the joint will feature the world’s largest lenticular 3-D wall (100-by-13 feet), rotating world-famous tattoo artists - and it’s the only place on the Strip you can get a traditional hand-tooled Samoan or Japanese tat.

THE WAIPAHU TIMES ... did you know that in the 1700s, newspapers regularly published the cockfighting odds?

LAST WEEK the Wall Street Journal did a story titled “Las Vegas Goes All Out ... to Attract Gay Travelers.“After research indicated that gay and lesbian travelers spend more than $55 billion annually (and that gay men spend 30 percent more than straight guys), Strip properties have begun a full-blown courtship that includes same-sex commitment ceremonies (same-sex marriage is still illegal in Nevada), special hotel and entertainment packages,sensitivity training for their employees (so they won’t assume that two men checking into a room with a single bed is a mistake), and Paris even has a website dedicated to gay travelers. Get the link at Even with the city’s newfound awareness, it’s probably still not a good idea for two guys to hold hands when they walk into the Harley Davidson Caf.

Jay-Z and Beyonce
Jay-Z and Beyonce

WHEN ASKED about the possibility of an NBA team in Las Vegas, commissioner David Stern said,“It’s the fastest-growing city in America. If I was going to bet the over/under, and of course I’m not a betting man, I think that five to 10 years is probably an interesting time.”

BADA BING! ... at the G2E gaming expo next week, Aristocrat Technologies will reveal its new Soprano’s slot machine.

BREW CONNOISSEURS will want to check out Pour 24 in New York, New York. The new bar features 24 bottled and 24 draft beers and is open 24/7.

THE HOTTEST New Year’s Eve ticket will be Jay-Z’s party at his 40/40 Club in the Palazzo. Joining him on stage for a special New Year’s duet will be girlfriend Beyonce.

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


E-mail this story | Print this page | Comments (0) | Archive | RSS Comments (0) |

Most Recent Comment(s):

Posting a comment on requires a free registration.



Auto Login

Forgot Password



Tiare Asia and Alex Bing
were spotted at the Sugar Ray's Bar Lounge