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March 05, 2008 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Jacquelyn Holland
Jacquelyn Holland

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

CASTLE HIGH GRAD Jacquelyn Holland is back in Vegas and back in the cast of Mamma Mia! ... “I left Hawaii last November ... the hardest part about leaving was getting out of my comfort zone of the daily beauty ... walks on Lanikai Beach, my family, Zip Pacs and putting Gus (my dog) in cargo - we were both a wreck - a big mahalo to Hawaiian Airlines for taking such good care of us! What’s best about being back in Vegas? I’d have to say meeting Mr. Wright ... yes, Jason and I will be back home getting married at my place of refuge, Ko Olina Chapel, in April.”

THE PRO skateboarder who did the 82-foot bomb drop off the Hard Rock Café‘s guitar sign last year is back in town ... Danny Way is planning to skateboard down the side of the pyramid-shaped Luxor and jump the Sphynx in front of the hotel, setting a new world bomb-drop record.

AFTER TRAINING dolphins and researching humpback whales in Hawaii, Yasmin Tajik is now the Wynn Las Vegas Lobster Lady, responsible for the hotel’s warehouse in the desert that’s home for a week to about 2,000 crustaceans. Lobster factoids ... a six-pound lobster is about 30 years old; at the Wynn a lobster tail will set you back between $48 and $120 (depending on the size, preparation and eatery) and they serve about 4,000 Maine and spiny lobster tails a month.

THE WYNN Las Vegas, Encore Suites will premiere in December. Included in the new tower are five new restaurants, 11 retail outlets, seven bars and lounges, an ultra-chic nightclub, a European-inspired pool area and 2,034 suites.

LAST WEEKEND Paris Hilton celebrated her 27th birthday with a (paid) appearance at PURE in Caesars Palace ... check out the video of her dressed as a Pussycat Doll gyrating in a huge champagne glass at (and pictured here). Later at LAX, a secret admirer sent her table a $40,000 bottle of Veuve Clicquot.

Paris Hilton celebrates her 27th birthday in Vegas
Paris Hilton celebrates her 27th birthday in Vegas

WHY DO presidential campaigns cost so much? Consider some of the expenses for Hillary Clinton’s recent Vegas outing ... the tab at the Bellagio: $25,479; New York-New York: $12,240; Circus Circus: $10,503, Tropicana: $8,685; Four Seasons: $5,183; and at the Planet Hollywood: $45,387; plus $9,963 for “Internet service” ... those I.T. charges get you every time.

THE MOST expensive box of chocolates I’ve ever seen: At Vosges Haut-Chocolat in the Forum Shops, a box of dark, milk and white chocolates made from beans from around the world goes for $375.

IT’S LIKE a peanut butter cup with golf balls, cards and cash ... The World Series of Golf tees off its second annual tournament May 12-15 at Paiute Golf Club Resort in Las Vegas. Broadcast on NBC and based at the Mirage, the unique playing format combines the skill of golf with the betting savvy of Texas Hold ‘Em. For the complete rules and details on how to enter the amateur-players-only, $250,000 game, go to

THE SHOSHONE-Bannock tribe in Fort Hall is working on a partnership with other tribes nationwide to purchase land on the Las Vegas Strip using profits from their current casinos. This ould be the first Native American-owned casino in the neon city.

THE MAIN STREET video poker machines were hot for Jack Cox of Waianae ($2,000), Barbara Cox of Waianae ($2,000), Edwin Ancheta of Keaau ($2,000), Eliseo Galindo of Waipahu ($5,000) and Lorraine Mitsunaga of Honolulu ($6,462)


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