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October 21, 2009 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Mariah Carey and hubby Nick Cannon celebrated his B-day

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

MR. & MRS. CAREY (or is it Cannon? Either way, it’s money) celebrated his 29th after the last performance of her “The Adventures of Mimi: The Voice, The Hits, The Tour” at the Palms. Mariah sang one of the few songs she hasn’t made a hit yet, Happy Birthday, to hubby Nick while patrons of the Bellagio’s Bank tweeted their good fortune of being in the right place at the right time.

BAD NEWS for the folks who own casinos: For the 15th month in a row, the number of visitors to Vegas was down. Good news for the folks who like to visit casinos: Great deals on rooms, at restaurants and other enticements continue.


“IT’S THE MOST wonderful time of the year ...” That’s what some are saying about the clever play on words of the MGM Grand’s $75,000 Salem’s Slots Tournament on Oct. 26 and 27.

PRIVE GETS a reprieve ... The Planet Hollywood nightclub (that gave the resort the “P-Ho” nickname) got a 90-day temporary license while Metro does a background check on the new owners after the old owners failed to “abide by the duties of a liquor licensee.” Earlier this year, the casino received a $500,000 fine because the club allowed topless and lewd activity.

This Shelby Cobra sold for big bucks at the Barrett Jackson auction

RUSH LIMBAUGH has been tapped to judge next year’s Miss America pageant. Check it out in person at the Planet Hollywood or on TLC Jan. 30.

THREE HUNDRED performances, 450,000 guests and $70 million later ... Barry Manilow says Aloha to the Las Vegas Hilton on Dec. 30. No word on the original “Hitman’s” future plans.

MAUI-BORN middle-weight champion Kendall “Da Spyder” Grove will fight Jake Rosholt Nov. 21 at The Mandalay Bay. Other names on the UFC 106 card and pay-per-view are Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin and Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin.

WHAT HAS 1,455 steps, 100 firefighters and has raised more than $450,000 for charity? The Firefighter’s Tower Run Oct. 24 at the Stratosphere. I’m breaking into a sweat just thinking about it ... Call the Strat to make a donation: 702-380-7777, or 1-800-99-TOWER (998-6937)

THE ONLY WAY TO FLY ... Wynn Las Vegas is offering a special Jetsetter Getaway Package for the folks who have (almost) everything. Now through November the deal includes valet parking, hassle-free check-in, a dedicated pre-flight concierge, limo, baggage transfers, air on a private luxury jet and a suite at the Wynn or Encore. Packages start at $780 (per person) from Burbank or Orange County.

GONE IN 600 SECONDS ... Bring your appetite to the Rio Nov. 8 for the first-ever Martorano’s Masters Meatball Eating Championship. The 10-minute event will feature Joey Chestnut, the winner of the last three July 4 hot dog-eating contests, Rich “The Locust” LeFevre, Ben Monson and third-ranked eater Bob Shoudt.

A 1965 SHELBY COBRA brought in the top dollar(s) at the second annual Barrett Jackson auction in Las Vegas. This was the first time the car was offered for sale since 1968, and it sold for $440,000!

BRING A FRIEND to see Manny “The Pacman” Pacquiao take on the “Pride of Puerto Rico” Miguel Cotto Nov. 14 at the MGM Grand ... To win, listen to Lina Girl & Augie Nov. 2-6 on KCCN FM100 to win a five-night Vacations Hawaii stay and a pair of $500 tickets to the fight from Oceanic Time Warner Cable.

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