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December 21, 2011 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Jenny McCarthy at Sugar Factory American Brasserie. Photo from Kimo Akane

WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas… the Players Edge!

BLONDE MOMENT ... Jenny McCarthy did the celebrity thing at Chateau Nightclub and Sugar Factory American Brasserie ... But you know you’re getting old when the first thought that crosses your mind is, “What the heck is she sucking?” That would be a lollipop goblet.

PAMELA ANDERSON will host the final New Year’s Eve party at Studio 54 in the MGM Grand. The club officially closes Jan. 8.

CNBC SAYS Las Vegas is one of the Top 10 Most Diverse Cities in America ... Well, duh ... just walking through the Cal you can meet people from Ewa Beach to Palolo.

WHAT HAPPENS to the leftover soap, shampoo and conditioner you leave in your hotel room? It gets recycled. Before you say “OMG” and rush to Longs for the travel-size versions of your favorite toiletries, the hotels donate the stuff you leave behind to Clean the World. The nonprofit sorts, cleans and sanitizes the leftovers then distributes them to shelters, and has even helped survivors of Haitian earthquake and typhoons and flooding in the Philippines. Last year the Vegas facility recycled 30,976 pounds of soap and 18,564 pounds of bottled amenities.

SHELDON ADELSON, who runs the Venetian and Palazzo, says he’s against online poker because the technology is not good enough to detect underage players. Right now his properties have a wireless inroom pay for play platform that has similar weaknesses. On the other side of the table, Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International continue to push for legalization of online play-for-pay poker.

WHAT’S YOUR Corporate Equality Index? Caesars Entertainment Corp. got a perfect 100, and MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts Ltd. both got 90s for their support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. The index is created by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and ranks 277 Fortune 500 corporations that participate voluntarily.

ATTORNEYS CONTINUE to bank on the Fontainebleau’s bankruptcy ... The judge refused to dismiss the lawsuit against the developer, who is accused of hiding cost overruns from lenders. Creditors who will probably have to settle for pennies on the dollar want money from the hotel’s non-bankrupt officers and affiliated companies. You can test-drive the furniture that would have been used in the $2.9 billion hotel by booking a room at the Plaza Downtown.

TICKETS ARE on sale now to see the Jersey Boys in their new home at the Paris Theatre. You can check out the show that was voted “Best Show” by the readers of the Las Vegas Review Journal starting March 6.

DO MAPLE BACON, sour cream and chives, Southwest hot wings, mac and cheese or cinnamon toast make your mouth water? Then you’ve gotta try Popcorn Girl’s more than 60 different varieties of gourmet popcorn. Recently featured on the Food Channel, she now has locations on both sides of town in Henderson and Summerlin. And you also can order your omiyage by phone or online at

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