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February 17, 2010 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian

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

THE NFL is reportedly unhappy with the KIA Super Bowl commercial “Joy Ride” because it contained impermissible images. It wasn’t the scantily clad ladies or the rag doll getting an embroidered “mom” tattoo that rubbed the league the wrong way - it was the ad’s use of Las Vegas that spoiled the big game for NFL execs. Auto expert Edmunds says that the ad increased traffic to Kia’s Web site by 142 percent.

WHO DAT NATION ... Nevada casinos won $6.86 million on the $82.7 million fans wagered on this year’s super game. That’s $179,000 more than they made last year.

TWO OF THE oddest proposition bets in this year’s game involved someone who wasn’t even on the field: The number of times Kim Kardashian would be shown on TV and if Reggie Bush’s total yards would be more or less than his aforementioned girlfriend’s combined measurements (34-26-39).


SEVEN OUT ... FAO Schwarz in the Forum Shops at Caesars, the AAA five diamond Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas (closes May 2), Krave nightclub and Mr. Vegas Wayne Newton’s plane. A rolling stone may gather no moss, but a star’s plane gets moldy and incurs storage fees when left abandoned for three years at an airport ... Danke Schoen!

LAS VEGAS had the most foreclosure filings in 2009.

LOCAL REAL ESTATE experts are wondering why investors would pay a premium price of $25 million to acquire 2.15 acres on the corner of Harmon and Las Vegas Boulevard. The property was offered in an auction and the buyers were the only bidder.

RATHER THAN FIGHT City Hall or the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement over a Chinese gaming partner, the MGM Mirage has officially chosen to forgetaboutit and put its 50 percent ownership of the Borgata Casino Hotel in Atlantic City for sale. Boyd Gaming has first right of refusal and can match any offer made for its silent part-ner’s share.

CELINE DION is rumored to be returning to the house she built, aka the Colosseum at Caesars Palace ... Her new residency begins in March 2011.

PAULA ABDUL says she’s close to announcing her Vegas residency, rumored to be in the space Barry Manilow called home at the Hilton.

AND BARBRA STREISAND is rumored to have turned down a $100 million payday to do a Vegas residency.

TAIWANESE POP STARS Aska Yang and Rachel Liang perform April 3 at The Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms. The duo came to fame in One Million Star, the Taiwanese version of American Idol.

THE LAS VEGAS SUN has a review of the city’s 10 best steak houses. The best beef is the six- to eight-month-old, dry-aged piece from Carnevino in The Palazzo, followed by CUT (also in the Palazzo) and Craftsteak in the MGM Grand. Get the link for the entire list and the complete mouthwatering review at

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ... KA celebrated its fifth anniversary. Cirque du Soleil’s fourth Vegas show combines martial arts, acrobatics, puppetry, interactive video projections, pyrotechnics and an incredible one-of-a-kind stage. Did you know that the sand in the show is actually granular cork that’s imported from Portugal?


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