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October 08, 2008 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Rihanna: at Planet Hollywood Oct. 17

Welcome to Kimo’s Vegas… The Players Edge!

RIHANNA, 50 Cent, Boyz II Men, the Jonas Brothers, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Leona Lewis and join Justin Timberlake on stage at the Planet Hollywood Resort Theatre for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas. Bring your camera and autograph book Friday, Oct. 17.

THE BAND OF BROTHERS that has had six consecutive No. 1 singles and are the only group to have three albums in the iTunes Top Ten return to Sin City Nov. 29 at the MGM Grand Garden to headline their own show. Don’t be surprised if you have to call your friendly scalper for tickets to see the Jonas Brothers.

CRISS ANGEL fans are saying they can’t “Believe” how bad the new Cirque du Soleil collaboration is. Complaints include a boring story line and the lack of the illusionist’s signature “Mind Freaks.”

SIMBA ROARS into the Mandalay Bay with previews of The Lion King in April and a May 2, 2009, grand opening. Disney Theatrical Productions says the staging will be identical to the original production. It’s a lock (sure bet) that the Vegas version will run somewhere south of the Broadway show’s 3-hour length. The six-time Tony Award winning is replacing the longest-running musical in the history of the Vegas Strip. Mamma Mia! sevens out after more than 2,200 performances on Jan. 4.

Va-va-voom: The Sirens of Treasure Island celebrate their fifth anniversary Oct. 25

ALSO CRAPPED OUT: the “Lucky Strike Lanes” in the Rio…

GIADA DE LAURENTIIS from Food Network’s Everyday Italian and Giada’s Weekend Getaways, will be autographing her new cookbook Giada’s Kitchen: New Italian Favorites at Sur La Table inside Miracle Mile Shops Friday, Oct. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.

BETTE MIDLER’S new album takes a note from her Caesars Palace residency “The Showgirl Must Go On.” Jackpot: The Best of Bette has 19 re-mastered tracks including Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, When A Man Loves A Woman, Wind Beneath My Wings and From A Distance. So far the Radford grad has won four Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE says it was one of the hottest Septembers in the desert’s history, but hi temps are expected to move into the 80s later this month. How dry I am ... since Jan. 1 only 1.01 inches of rain has fallen on Las Vegas, compared to a whopping 2.02 inches over the same period last year.

IT"S BEEN FIVE YEARS since Treasure Island blew up its Pirates show in favor of the more adult “The Sirens of TI.” Join them for the anniversary on Oct. 25.

Giada De Laurentiis

ULTIMATE BET has been fined $1.5 million for allowing customers to be ripped off on their online poker site from May 2004 to January 2008. The company has until Nov. 3 to reimburse players an estimated $6.1 million. The investigation outed poker pro Russ Hamilton as the big cheater who exploited an auditing tool that allowed him to see opponents’ hole cards.

THERE’S A NEW SHOW on the earth’s biggest screen - the Fremont Street Experience’s Viva Vision. Born 2B Wild premiered at last week’s “Bike Fest”.

STANDARD & POORS’ 20-city housing monthly report says that Las Vegas home prices are dropping at a rate faster than any other city in the U.S., and prices are down 30 percent from July ‘07.

BUT THE REALLY BAD NEWS, according David Blitzer, chairman of the index committee, is “there’s no evidence of a bottom.”


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