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January 20, 2010 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Lady Gaga has a new gig with Polaroid

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

AT THE Consumer Electronics Show last week, Polaroid announced that Lady Gaga will be the company’s official spokeswoman and chief creative officer. The 23-year-old singer, known for her entertainingly eccentric costumes, appeared onstage and instantly redefined the term “hat hair.”

CNET MAGAZINE gave its best of CES show award to the Panasonic 3D HDTVs, which should be shipping by this spring.

YEAH, BUT can it make a musubi? At the Palms AVN Expo, the Roxxxy True Companion was unveiled. “It’s a life-size rubber doll that’s designed to engage the owner with conversation rather than lifelike movement.” If you find this attractive, “the world’s first sex robot” will set you back $9,000.

KV TIP: Never buy tickets from scalpers, because scalping is illegal in Las Vegas, and with today’s technology, making a fake has never been easier.

Dog and Beth Chapman will attend the Vegas wedding of friends Mona Wood and Max Sword

KV TRIVIA: How many pillowcases do they wash every day at the MGM Grand? As many as 15,000!

IF YOU MISSED him at home, Punahou grad President “Barry” Obama will be visiting Las Vegas next month ...

IN THIS YEAR’S Super Bowl, we may see commercials for tourist destinations like Las Vegas, Reno or Lake Tahoe. The NFL has lifted its ban on such advertising, but the prohibition on casinos and other gambling institutions will continue.

THE ON AGAIN, OFF AGAIN Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight is (maybe) on again, but not with each other or even in the same area code. Reports say the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and Cowboys Stadium in Dallas will both host a match on March 13 ... If this comes to fruition, the real champion may be determined by who has the biggest pay-per-view.

CONGRATS in advance to local PR diva Mona Wood and Max Sword on their upcoming Vegas nuptials ... On the confirmed guest list: close friends Dog and Beth Chapman.

LAST YEAR the U.S. Mint made 2,354 million pennies ... Last week a 32-year-old Vegas man won $1 million on the penny Jeopardy, and a 78-year-old woman hit the penny Megabucks for $4.1 million!

The Stratosphere

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, the Bellagio is offering the Fountains Brunch every Sunday at Jasmine. Munch at the Lakeside Shellfish Bar (with freshly shucked oysters,Alaskan red king crab, Scottish smoked salmon, vodka-cured lox and American caviar), the organic egg station, or the carving stations’ Peking-style duck, roasted prime tenderloin or house-made sausage while you enjoy the million-dollar view of the Fountains for $55.

AT THE EXCALIBUR, the all-you-can-eat, all-day buffet is $29. For another $10, you can have lobster, too ...

THE STRATOSPHERE has announced its latest attraction, “SkyJump Las Vegas,” patterned after the New Zealand Sky City Casino. There’s nothing like free-falling from 855 feet at 40-plus mph ... You’ll float to the ground like a feather (if you can just take that first step). The world’s highest SkyJump joins the Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity in April at the top of the tallest observation tower in the United States.


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