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September 14, 2011 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Nicole Scherzinger. Photo from Kimo Akane

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

HAWAII NATIVE Nicole Scherzinger and friends sampled the Sugar Factory American Brasserie’s chocolate crepes before checking out her signature Couture Pops and posing for pix and signing autographs ...

THE JERSEY BOYS will be calling Paris home ... The hugely popular Broadway transplant will be ending its run at the Palazzo by the end of the year and reopening after a small-kine hiatus in Caesars Empire.

PRINCE HARRY heads to California for Apache helicopter training next month. PR folks are working overtime to score a royal appearance at their club or hotel. He’s expected to spend a couple of days in Vegas about halfway through his training.

NO CONTRACTS, no coaches and no bull ... Um, make that no NBA. Monday, Sept. 12, is the first game day for the locked out and league-less. The NBA player-only Impact Basketball Competitive Training Series tournament will last for a couple of weeks. Records will be kept, standings posted, proceeds from ticket sales will go to charity and the games will be streamed live on YouTube. Organizers promise to repeat the tourney as long as the lockout continues. It may be the closest thing pro basketball fans get to a season this year ...

WHAT HAPPENS when you crossbreed Pai Gow and Blackjack? You’d get something like 7-14-21. The object of the single deck game is to put your six cards into three hands closer to 7, 14 and 21 than the dealer’s. According to the Wizard of Odds, the strategy is easy, the pace is slow, the volatility is low and the house edge is only 0.54 percent. Players get 4-1 for a perfect hand (exactly 7, 14 and 21) regardless of the dealer’s cards. For now the game is playable exclusively at the Palms. Get the link for the complete rules and game strategy at

WHAT HAPPENS in Vegas ... Congrats to Jamie Hung on her Oct. 29 nuptials to Chad Kagawa. According to her partners in crime -

Taryn Bundalian, Lisa Kimoto, Debbie Padello, Seline Williams, Jenel Okamoto and Beth Kimoto a Vegas bachelorette party is a great idea. For some reason, none of them can remember what happened after they arrived at the hotel ... Let us know how the “group transient global amnesia” excuse works on the groom.

HERE’S ONE for Mike Rowe’s Dirty Jobs ... A German tourist was busted at McCarran Airport with two pounds of cocaine in his stomach! He was arrested, X-rayed and given laxatives so authorities could extract the 81 drug-filled plastic pellets of evidence.

TWO WEEKS AFTER its opening, Name That Tune Live! had its first $10,000 grand prize winner. Jenna Hollenbeck of Rochester correctly identified 15 songs in less than 60 seconds including The Doors’ Riders on the Storm, Take Me or Leave Me from Rent, and Pantera’s Cemetery Gates. Fifty contestants are selected per show to compete for the big money at the Imperial Palace’s Human Nature showroom.

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