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Randy Couture

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

THE UFC’s most-popular ultimate fighter, Randy Couture, is ending his lengthy contract dispute with the league and coming out of retirement to fight Brock Lesnar for the heavyweight title. Tickets for the Nov. 15 match at the MGM Grand Garden Arena are expected to sell out quickly and the promoter is predicting more than 1 million pay-per-view purchases.

BOXING QUINTUPLE champion Floyd Mayweather’s Las Vegas home was broken into and the thieves made away with $7 million of the boxer’s bling. Only jewelry was taken, and there is a $100,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of the goods.

SHOWING OFF her new skinny body, Britney Spears was spocked hanging out in Vegas last week. Her home away from home was a private villa at the Mirage complete with its own private pool, but the singer opted for the hotel’s open-to-the-public Bare Pool.

THE WINNER of the America’s Got Talent competition, Terry Fator, returns to the Las Vegas Hilton in September, October, November and December. Next year “The Million Dollar Voice” and his cast of puppets get their own theater in the Mirage.

Cody Linley

THERE ARE ONLY three Elton John engagements left in his current five-year contract with no signs that it will get extended. He’s even mentioned how much he dislikes the 90-minute Vegas show-length rule ... If you love the music and haven’t seen The Red Piano at Caesars Palace, it’s funny, foot stompin’ and answers questions you may have had, like what’s the meaning of the lyrics of Daniel, who is Tiny Dancer and more. The final shows start Oct. 22 and run (off and on) through Nov. 9.

OXYMORONIC ... New Strip eatery BLT Burger in the Mirage is vegetarian-friendly. The American Kobe will run you $17 (toppings, fries and a drink extra). If you really wanna get sinful with the calories, try the “krispy kreme” Doughnut Bread Pudding with rum-raisin ice cream for dessert.

THE WYNN LAS VEGAS director of race and sports book, Johnny Avello, has announced his odds for the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars. Most likely to get the boot first: Jeffrey Ross (50-1), Cloris Leachman (40-1), Warren Sapp (30-1), Ted McGinley (25-1), Misty May Treanor (22-1) and Susan Lucci (20-1). Then the next to go are Maurice Greene (15-1), Kim Kardashian (12-1) and Rocco diSpirito (10-1). Breaking the curse of the double digits are Toni Braxton (8-1), Brooke Burke (7-1) and Lance Bass (5-1). The bookmaker is betting on Hannah Montana star Cody Linley (4-1) to win it all. Remember Las Vegas books can only take bets on sporting events, so the above is for fun (and profit from your family and friends only).

THE ANNUAL International Federation of Body Builders, 2008 Olympia weekend is happening Sept. 25 at the Orleans Arena.

THE KING LIVES ... During the first week of its release, Elvis: Viva Las Vegas has become the No. 1 selling DVD/HD Blu-ray video on Billboard‘s Top Selling Music Video chart ... His other DVDs (Elv1s: #1 Hit

Performances & More Vol. 2 and Elv1s: #1 Hit Performances) were in the fifth and sixth spots.


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