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WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas ... The Player’s Edge!
IS PARIS HILTON engaged? Spotted in Vegas snuggling armin-arm with Benji Madden (Good Charlotte), she had a diamond ring with the guitarist’s initials, BM, on her ring finger, saying, “He is one very special man. We are both incredibly happy.”
THERE’S ANOTHER place we can use our GGP gift cards ... Sheldon Adelson has sold his newly opened 536,000-square-foot Palazzo Mall to the folks who own Ala Moana, General Growth Properties. A team of MBAs and accountants has until 2012 to figure out the sale price, but the down payment was $291 million. If you’re in the market for some bling, the Palazzo has no less than 13 jewelry stores!
UFC 84: Ill Will is happening May 24 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. It’s a battle of the light- and heavyweights with local boy BJ Penn (13-4-1) defending his title against former champ Sean Sherk (32-2-1), and Tito (I’d tell you who won celebrity apprentice, but then I’d have to kill you) Ortiz fights Lyoto Machida. Get the details at www.KimosVegas.com
THE NEW Lamborghini Gallardo LP5604 is greener than its predecessors, but, more importantly for guys on the waiting list, the company will produce more than 2,500 hand-tooled ka’a this year. By the end of the year, they’ll open a retail store in Las Vegas.
CHRIS “JESUS” Ferguson beat Andy Block to win the 2008 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship at Caesars Palace.
THE PENNY SLOTS pay off big time for the Vegas casinos ... last year on the Strip, players lost $498.6 million to the 1 cent bandits - a 29 percent increase over 2006. The same report shows that casino revenue is down 1.3 percent (the first revenue decline in five years).
IF YOU RUN out of money before you run out of time ... try finding and counting the 81 elevators in the Palazzo.
COMING SOON to one of our favorite casinos ... “Live from Las Vegas,it’s Saturday Night.“Producer Lorne Michaels is negotiating to move his popular late-night TV show westward.
KIMO’S VEGAS TIP: A frequent flier friend of mine stays in a hotel four days a week ... to remember what room he’s in, he takes a picture of the room number with his cell phone.That trick will help identify your rental car (and where you parked it) as well.
THE HIGH RISE condo Pinnacle Las Vegas is pau ... located across from the Orleans, the project has released buyers’deposits and closed its sales office citing the current financial markets as the cause.
ANOTHER SIGN of the times ... one of Nevada’s biggest slot operators is putting some or all of its gaming assets up for sale. Herbst Gaming says the increased gas prices and the new smoking ban in slot bars contributed to its decline in revenues.
CRISS ANGEL’S latest squeeze is Miss Nevada USA 2008 Veronica Grabowski. A self-proclaimed “Air Force brat,” she got the chance to enlist as a celebrity on the Air Force Thunderbird team.After a week of training, she got the ride of a lifetime aboard an F-6 Fighting Falcon piloted by Maj. Anthony Mulhare. She’ll be competing in Donald Trump’s Miss USA pageant April 11 at Planet Hollywood.
AT THE FREMONT ... Walter Souza of Koloa won $7,000 playing KENO, and Harry Mizushima of Kaneohe won $9,000 on the video poker machines.
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