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November 21, 2008 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Whitney Houston may be the next Vegas diva

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

MARC BELL, KEYMASTER of the Penthouse men’s magazine empire, says the magazine is considering expanding into a casino themed after it ... or maybe it can bite the Palms/Playboy model and open a suite, a pool and have Pets as dealers in an existing hotel?

THE KARDASHIAN SISTERS have agreed to be the paid-to-party celebrities at LAX on New Year’s Eve ... Or perhaps you’d rather be with Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz at Pure.

THIS YEAR’S New Year’s Eve fireworks will be set off from parking lots and not rooftops as usual, so the best views will be ground level at Caesars Palace, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM, Paris, Treasure Island and the Stratosphere ... Fire in da hole!


TIRED OF EATING roast turkey with stuffing on Thanksgiving? At T&T (Tacos & Tequila) in the Luxor, they’re serving turkey tacos (flour tortilla, oven-roasted turkey breast, ancho aioli, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, onion and cranberry marmalade) and turkey mole (turkey breast, mole poblano, Spanish rice, chive oil and caramelized plantains) for the holidays.

PORN SLAPPER EARNS $124,000 ... In 1997, Richard Soranno and the Nevada ACLU sued Clark County for an ordinance that prohibited the distribution of printed materials promoting commercial transactions around the Strip and Convention Center. Last year, a district court found the rule violated his free speech (First Amendment rights) and awarded him damages.

J. Terrence Lanni resigned as MGM Mirage CEO

WHITNEY HOUSTON may be the next diva to headline in Las Vegas.

AFTER LOSING the “Biggest Fight in UFC History"UFC 91 to Brock Lesnar, Randy Couture, as promised, checked into the MGM Grand’s Studio54 for the after-fight party. The UFC says it sold more than 1.2 million pay-per-views, generating about $50 million from the event.

IT’S THE MOST wonderful time of the year ... Thousands and thousands of Santas gather at the Fremont Street Experience Dec. 6 to attempt the world record for the biggest Santa run. Honorary Kris Kringles come from nine countries and 45 states to be in the annual “Great Santa Run.” The fundraiser for Opportunity Village begins with Mayor Oscar Goodman at 8 a.m. on the Fremont Street Experience. Break out your suit and get the link to register at

J. TERRENCE LANNI, chief executive officer and chairman of the board for MGM Mirage, abruptly resigned last week for personal reasons. A few days earlier, the Wall Street Journal revealed that USC did not issue him an MBA, leading some to speculate that as the cause of his rushed retirement. It’s unlikely a diploma would be such an important factor since the capo di tutti capi has been chairman of the company since 1995 and CEO since 2001 ...

I DON’T GET IT ... For the first time ever, a topless Las Vegas show goes un-topless. The longest-running show on the Las Vegas Strip, Jubilee!, has announced that you can bring your 13-year-old to its 7:30 p.m. Saturday shows - but it’s really made for adults.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL Beatles Love is offering 25 percent off ticket prices for select shows. Get the link at

NEXT MONTH, Mystere celebrates its 15-year anniversary in Las Vegas at Treasure Island.


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