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December 02, 2009 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Penn, Neil Patrick Harris and Teller

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

‘EH, YOU DA KINE, ‘EH? If you were at the Penn & Teller show last week, the familiar-looking guy in the audience was the host of this year’s Emmy Awards and the star of How I Met Your Mother, Neil Patrick Harris.

SPOCKED checking out The Venetian Las Vegas Phantom, Hawaii’s own Chapman family ... of the “Dog” (not MidWeek) line-age.

SHOP TILL SHOW-TIME ... Now through Dec. 15 at the Miracle Mile Shops, spend at least $500 and get a pair of tickets to see Phantom, Blueman, George Wallace, Donny & Marie, Peepshow, Human Nature or Penn & Teller for free (get the hookup at

LAST WEEK Penn National Gaming offered to buy the assets of the Fountainbleau for pennies on the dollar ... Before the ink dried on its offer, Carl Ichan, the ex-Stratosphere owner and billionaire, upped the bankrupt casino’s ante to more than $156 million - that’s in addition to the estimated $1.5 billion needed to bring the resort to fruition.

VEGAS MATH ... Steve and Elaine Wynn each own 24 million shares of Wynn Resorts, currently trading north of $60 a share!

BB King’s Blues Club is open

THE THRILL IS BACK ... B.B. King’s Blues Club is now open at the Mirage ...

NOW OPEN at the Golden Nugget: the new Rush Tower with all new rooms that are 20 percent larger and loaded with two or three LCD TVs ... Ask casino host John Gianos for the upgrade. And check out the aquarium behind the tower’s front desk!

ALSO OPEN: “The Magical Forest” ... Bring the keiki to Opportunity Village and look for The Enchanted Carousel, the Forest Express Trains, live music, holiday displays, millions of lights and jolly old St. Nick now through Jan. 2. This is an annual fundraiser for Opportunity Village (the not-for-profit organization that serves people with intellectual disabilities) ...

CHECK OUT the “The Capital of the New World” CityCenter before it opens at

Gina Tognoni aka Dinah

THE LONGEST-RUNNING soap opera on television (as documented by the

Guinness Book of World Records), Guiding Light, has sevened out after 57 years. Fans can say aloha to Light stars in person at the Rio Convention Center. There’s a silent auction to benefit the Susan G. Komen, Cure for Southern Nevada that includes items from the shows sets, jewelry worn by Dinah, a gown worn by Reva and more this Saturday.

IF YOU HAVEN’T BEEN to Vegas in awhile, you missed Sin City’s latest innovation - the Stripper Mobile. More dangerous than talking on a cell phone while driving, the plexiglass trailer toured the Strip complete with the infamous pole and a live entertainer. Fortunately the club’s purveyors saw the city’s point of view and discontinued the gentleman’s club on wheels in the interest of public safety (and their liquor license).


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