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IF THE OWNER has his way ... the syringe that administered the drugs that killed Michael Jackson will be auctioned in Las Vegas on the first anniversary of the King of Pop’s death, June 25. Experts believe wealthy (albeit psycho) folks will pay up to $5 million for this infamous piece of macabre music history. The Jackson family was understandably outraged at the proposed sale. ...

OTHER ITEMS included in auction at Planet Hollywood are 22 pieces of furniture that were hand-picked for Michael Jackson’s London home, and a Swarovski Crystal Glove that’s estimated to go for $30,000.


CONAN O’BRIEN’S “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television” tour hits the Palms on May 1 and 2. Some believe the comic wasn’t funny before the lawyers got involved, but his $40 million settlement from NBC has him laughing all the way to the bank. Tickets to see the only host fired from the Tonight Show will set you back $75, $100 or $150 each.

Poker champ Annie Duke

SEVEN OUT ... Basic Food Flavors Inc. (Las Vegas), the company that made Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips, Pringles and Quaker Crispy Mini Rice Cakes - the FDA found salmonella contamination and says the company knowingly continued to distribute tainted products weeks later.

THE LAS VEGAS Convention and Visitors Authority says 2,877,716 people visited Las Vegas in January, up 4 percent from the same month last year. That makes it five months in a row of year-over-year increases. To get there, average daily room rates dropped from $104.89 a year ago to $99.75.

ANNIE DUKE is back on TV and back in the winner’s circle, taking home the money as NBC’s 2010 National Heads-Up Poker champion. Now $500,000 richer, she beat a field of 64 that included the game’s biggest names: Scotty Nguyen, Peter Eastgate and Doyle Brunson. Watch the action starting April 18 on NBC.

THE LOU RUVO Center for Brain Health (dedicated to treating and curing Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and other memory disorders) fundraiser brought in $27 million in about six-and-a-half hours. Tables went for $15,000 to $75,000, and big-ticket auction items included private dinners by chefs Wolfgang Puck and Thomas Keller ($230,000), a tennis lesson from Andre Agassi and Stephanie Graf including lunch ($130,000) and a seat to play poker with Ray Romano and Brad Garrett ($100,000).

Vegas sports book odds are in Tiger Woods’ favor

AT THE 2010 Nightclub and Bar Convention in Las Vegas last week, it was the debut of “Hello Kitty Wines.” Since 1974 the adventurous icon’s billion-dollar merchandising includes toys, stickers, clothes, greeting cards, school supplies, home appliances, theme parks and personal massagers.

WIN A FREE Vacations Hawaii, Las Vegas Trip for two ... Listen for the KCCN FM 100 Celebrity Slot Machine at 7:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 4:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. When the audio reels line up, you win!

THE SPORTS BOOK in the Las Vegas Hilton is so confident Tiger Woods will be adding another green jacket to his collection that it set the odds in favor at 30 to 1.

STING BUZZES into the MGM Grand Garden Arena June 18 with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

Vegas sports book odds are in Tiger Woods’ favor

SOME PEOPLE can’t wait to get to Vegas ... Southwest Airlines reported that a man flying into Las Vegas started removing his clothing while the flight was in the air.


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