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Fergie and Quentin Tarantino
Fergie and Quentin Tarantino

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

FERGIE (singer) and Quentin Tarantino (actor/director) celebrated their birthdays at Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles Love show. Ladies, don’t get excited yet; Josh Duhamel (actor) is still Stacey Ann’s (Fergie) significant other.After the show, the party started backstage with family, friends, cast and crew and a tower of sparkling birthday cupcakes.

ANOTHER CASUALTY of today’s economy is the Crown Las Vegas.Australian billionaire James Packer and his U.S. partner Chris Milam are cutting their losses and selling the 27 acres that used to be the Wet ‘n Wild Water Park.

NEW YORK-BASED FX Real Estate and Entertainment announced that it’s planning to build an Elvis-themed hotel casino between the MGM and Planet Hollywood. If everything goes as scheduled, the $3.1-billion resort will be open in 2012.“Heartbreak Hotel” has a “Long Lonely Highway"ahead. The FX folks have said:“The feasibility of the project will depend on its ability to raise capital through debt and equity financing. The company acknowledges it doesn’t have enough money on hand or through cash flows to fund the project.”

Hugh Hefner and his girls Kendra, Bridget and Holly
Hugh Hefner and his girls Kendra, Bridget and Holly

THE GRAND OPENING of the second Borders Concept store is happening Saturday at the Towne Square One. One of the store’s new features is a digital media section where you can download or burn music and audio book CDs, print photos, create family genealogies and personal photo albums, download e-books and even publish your own book.

HUGH HEFNER (Playboy) celebrates his 82nd birthday at the Palms this weekend ... on hand to capture the three-day affair will be the crew of The Girls Next Door (now in its fourth season on E!). His girlfriends Kendra, Holly and Bridget kick off the weekend by throwing the world’s largest bachelorette party at Rain.

A NEW U.S. Census Bureau report says the Las Vegas metro’s population increased by 59,165 people from July 2006 to July 2007, making it the ninth-fastest growing American city.

Gina Tiechert
Gina Tiechert

TAKE MY LIFE,PLEASE! Up for auction on eBay ... “Perfect way to move to Las Vegas and get a head start in your new home.” Items included in the deal (from the auction listing): a 2,750-square-foot luxury home on the 15th fairway of the Las Vegas Country Club,his and her showers, a fireplace in the master suite, a new automated lap pool and spa, new A/C, heat, water softener and a couple of unusual items ... a 22-year-old rent-paying aspiring model roommate (who used to date Criss Angel) Gina Teichert, 1996 Triple Black Mercedes Benz 500sl Sport Edition, 2004 Toyota Tundra pickup (appeared in 2006 Gumball Rally and the movie 3,000 Miles) and the owner’s cell phone including numbers and some introductions to three porn stars - one a 2007 AVN award winner - numerous strippers, “VIP girls,” bartenders, club hosts, DJs and an original member of Guns n’ Roses. The auction expired with no bidders hitting the reserve price.See the complete listing of former Vegas Poker TV network executive Michael Grasso at

MORE AND MORE tables are switching to the 3:2 payoff for a natural 21. This is bad for the players because you only win $15 on a $10 bet instead of the traditional 6:5 win of $18 for the same 21.

FARRINGTON High School alums are having a Reunite Party Bash in Las Vegas. It’s open to all Govs on Saturday, May 3, at Blondie’s Bar & Grill in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. On stage is one of Kalihi’s finest, Ten Feet. To join the party, check out or get more info at

SANDRA MATIAS of Ewa Beach hit the Cal video poker machine for $6,027.


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