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April 28, 2010 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Cirque du Soleil has a Michael Jackson tribute in the works

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

BY NOW you’ve probably heard that Michael Jackson will be forever immortalized by Cirque du Soleil in two shows. The Canadian company that got its name while founder Guy Laliberte was in Hawaii will debut its Vegas tribute at a MGM Mirage property next year. Its eighth Vegas production promises to be the most expensive and elaborate in the company’s history, surpassing the $220 million they invested in KA!

CASTLE GRAD Mae Russell says classmates, radio friends and Facebook buddies are always callin’for da hookup at the Palms ... Wonder if she gets comps for Grammy award-winning Norah Jones and Corrine Bailey Rae’s concert Aug. 22.


JULIO IGLESIAS makes a three-night stop at the Hilton Theater on June 10, 11 and 12. Enrique’s dad has produced 79 albums that have sold more than 300 million copies worldwide.

JUST LIKE THE title of Bob Dylan’s third studio album The Times They Are A Changing ... Carrie Underwood won the Entertainer of the Year award and made history for being the first woman to do that twice in a row in the Academy of Country Music’s history.

Carrie Underwood is hot

BRING YOUR CAMERA ... Hundreds of swimsuit sweeties will be poolside at Planet Hollywood’s third annual Bikini Bash. The bathing beauties will be spelling C-O-S-M-O for a photo spread in the mag’s August issue. Ladies in their best beachwear are invited to check in at 5 p.m. Get the link to register at Bikini-clad girls or the craps table ... tough choice.

MAKE YOUR PLANS to support to Miss Hawaii USA Renee Mokihana Nobriga at the 2010 Miss USA competition May 16 at Planet Hollywood.

NOW OPEN: the world’s tallest SkyJump at the tallest observation tower in the United States - 855 feet above the Las Vegas Strip, it’s a trip I can personally guarantee you will never forget. First, thrill seekers don a specially designed suit with a built-in harness. Then you’re connected to a high-speed descender machine that controls your rate of descent, allowing you to float to the ground like a feather. No worries - you won’t toss your lunch or even lose your glasses, but the first step is the hardest. Rated players, call Dale Matsumura for a comp.

IF YOU THINK “Wine Snob” is a compliment, bring your royal palate to the Bellagio May 7 and 8 for Uncork’d. The hotel’s finest chefs and four master sommeliers have designed pairings just for the event. Editors from Bon Appetit will moderate discussions with winemakers, wine reviewers and wine buyers. Call the hotel’s concierge for tickets.

TWENTY-SEVEN-YEAR-OLD Daniel Tzvetkoff was arrested by the FBI in Las Vegas and charged with bank fraud, money laundering and processing illegal Internet gambling transactions. The founder of Intabill, a company that processed more than $500 million in transactions only to fail, owing players and online poker sites more than $80 million when the “Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act” was passed, could face up to 75 years in prison.

LAST SUMMER, the state of Hawaii passed a law that prevented gamblers from deducting losses from their winnings. The governor signed Act 165 last July, but was forced to reverse it to conform with the IRS code. The deduction is retroactive to January of last year.

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