Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Celebrity Poker Tourney @ The Playboy Mansion

Come party at the Playboy Mansion for the experience of a lifetime. Join Angels & Aces as Hollywood rolls out the red carpet to raise funds for families of injured Southern California Firefighters.Founded in 2007, Aces & Angels has raised over $427,400 to assist families of Southern California Firefighters killed or injured in the line of duty.
This media driven event at the world famous Playboy Mansion will be extensively covered by major national and local media outlets. Hosted by the Kardashian sisters Kim, Kourtney & Khloe and their mother Kris (wife of US Olympic Decathlete & Gold Medalist Bruce Jenner) and attended by Hollywood Celebrities, Poker Superstars like Annie Duke and Phil Helmuth, Professional Athletes, Playboy Bunnies & Playmates including several Playmates of the Year, this is the can’t miss event of 2009.
When: Saturday July 11th
Where: The World Famous Playboy Mansion
Buy Tickets at www.aces-angels.org

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Wazuzu @ Encore

Whats up at Wazuzu? .Simply The delectably inovative pan-Asian cooking of rising star Chef Jet Tila.This dramatic cafe showcases his deft touch with Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Singaporean and Thai cuisinesThe special sushi menu includes the Chef’s Special Sashimi Platter-
Chef’s choice of finest daily selected fish, delicately
sliced and served with mixed seaweed garnish- $80.00
as well as my soon to be favorite the High “Roll”er -Toro, Maine lobster, caviar, crème fraîche, served with lobster miso soup-$100.00
Wazuzu Pineapple Fried Rice Thai Jasmine rice, roast duck, Chinese sausage,shrimp, pineapple-$23.00

Open Sunday thru Thursday 11:30am-10:30pm Friday and Saturday 11:30-1:00am

Casual business attire, please. For more information call 702-248-DINE(3463)

Master Sushi Chef Masaru Matsuura

The World Series Of Poker Is Hot!

The Action Happens Now! There’s still time to get in on all the action, excitement and fun of the World Series of Poker, whether you’re a hardcore poker player, a casual fan or just someone who enjoys the high-rolling poker lifestyle.There’s still time to register for some of our biggest tournaments, including World Championship Pot-Limit Hold’em on June 23, H.O.R.S.E. on June 26 and of course the Main Event, starting July 3.PokerPalooza is coming too! Formerly the Gaming Life Expo, this is a poker and lifestyle event that puts you up close and personal with the hottest must-haves for poker aficionados and anyone else who just plain enjoys the good life.

Pre-entrant rates are still available on spacious suites here at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino – book yours today! www.RioLasVegas.com

Monday, June 15, 2009

Daily Vegas Bikini- Miley Cyrus

She will be performing a back to school show in Sept 26th- Tickets for her shows went on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 13, and will range in price from $39.50 to $79.50. at UNLVTickets.com

Vineyards of Style @ The Palazzo- June 25th

Stroll. Swirl. Shop. Savor.
Sip the wines. See the designs.On Thursday, June 25, The Shoppes at The Palazzo hosts Vineyards of Style, the second wine event of the year. Enjoy 28 fine wines, exquisite food, and live jazz while you stroll the shoppes and support a good cause. All proceeds go to Three Square.
Must be 21 or older. The Palazzo management reserves all right.

My Other CineVegas Favorite- Vegas:Based on a True Story

The story is simple. A working-class family living on the outskirts of Vegas comes in contact with a young man who used to live in their house, and who tells them that a famous haul from a casino heist-- believed to be lost for decades-- may be buried in their backyard.Dad (Mark Greenfield) and son (Zach Thomas) are eager to give it a shot, but Mom (Nancy La Scala) has always tended carefully to the yard as a fairly clear symbol of her upward mobility, and isn't eager to start digging holes. But the temptations of easy money eventually work their powers on her as well, and before too long the carefully tended grass has turned into a series of dusty ditches, none of them turning up the promised treasure. Director Amir Naderi's flair for depicting addiction, and his uncanny ability to weave that addiction through very specific topographies, amount to a highly poetic tragedy.Amir Naderi started his international career in Iran in the 1970s with award-winning films such as Waiting and Requiem. In the 80s, he helped focus international attention on Iranian cinema with acclaimed works such as The Runner and Water, Wind, Dust. Based in New York City since the late ‘80s, Naderi has since made his New York Trilogy: Manhattan by Numbers (1993), A, B, C… Manhattan (1997), and Marathon (2002). Vegas : Based on a True Story (2008) is his fifth American feature.

CineVegas hosts Jon Voight tribute

This year’s CineVegas tribute to Jon Voight included the film "Lookin To Get Out" and was probably the best film (imho) screened at CineVegas- Of course I am biased as I love all films that were shot in Las Vegas, especially before 1990. The film was made in 1982 but seemed to transcend time, a story of two addicted gamblers in debt, running from the henchmen -hop a plane to Vegas to try to recoup their loses is one that if it had been released in 1982 would have been remade into a current version today. The audience laughed at the jokes, were moved by the dramatic moments; the entire experience was just amazing. In 1981, Jon Voight signed on to star in the comedy which he’d co-written.
Co-starring would be Burt Young of Rocky fame, and the stunning Ann-Margret, with a brief appearance by Angelina Jolie who plays Voights daughter.

Directing would be Hal Ashby, a maverick who’d made such hit flicks as Harold and Maude (1971), Shampoo (1975) and Being There (1979), and who would die of cancer 1988, never to see the final cut. The DVD will be released in August and I would highly recommend seeing it.

CineVegas Trailer of the week- Modus Operandi

The craziest film screened at Cinevegas this year had to be Modus Operandi.
Shot on Super 8 and in the vein of a Tarantino,Blacksploitation, retro, spy thriller- this film will leave you confused as to what the heck is going on, until the end when it all seems to come together. “Modus Operandi” (USA, 2009) World Premiere
Director: Frankie Latina
Cast: Randy Russell, Mark Borchardt, Michael Sottile, Danny Trejo, Barry Poltermann, Sarah Price, Xavier Leplae, Ayesha Mohan
“Modus Operandi” is a revenge tale about a desperate CIA agent on a mission to find the man who murdered his wife.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates in Vegas

Soccer sensation Cristiano Ronaldo turned up at XS nightclub at Encore on Saturday with friends. He has been club hopping throughout Las Vegas, celebrating his world-record $131 million deal that sent him from Manchester United to Real Madrid. He was seen Sunday at the Palms Place pool for the second day in a row. (Photo courtesy Jacob Dallegos/XS nightclub)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Top Chef shoots in Las Vegas

After five and a half weeks in Sin City, the sixth season of Top Chef finished filming over last weekend. As previously suspected, the M Resort was the host site, but most filming took place in an off-site replica version of the M Restaurant—just like in Ocean's 11, see?—and the show premieres in September. So now that filming is over, if you industry folks notice any chefs suspiciously returning to the kitchen today after a five-week vacation, do tell...

First Food and Bar @ The Palazzo

First Food and Bar @ The Palazzo
It's "the" neighborhood bar. The one with the burgers and fries that taste like heaven at 2 a.m. The joint with the great playlist and your favorite beer on tap. The one that's a little bit rock 'n roll, but didn't scare away your folks when they stopped in for a visit last month. It's a late-night institution that makes you want to stay up just a little bit later. It's "that" bar…and that bar is FIRST.
Set to open in early summer 2009 inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo, FIRST Food & Bar brings the authenticity and character of the neighborhood bar and diner concept back to life, minus the kitsch. This hip, yet comfortable restaurant and lounge is set in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip and has the vibe of a late-night spot blended with the casualness of a local eatery. FIRST caters to those who stagger in to feed their late-night cravings, as well as those looking for an early breakfast or mid-day business lunch.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

CineVegas premieres “Saint John of Las Vegas” Tonight

The world premiere of Hue Rhodes’ “Saint John of Las Vegas,” starring Steve Buscemi, Sarah Silverman, Romany Malco, Peter Dinklage, Tim Blake Nelson, John Cho and Emmanuelle Chriqui will open the 11th CineVegas Film Festival tonight! The festival taking place June 10 - 15 at the Palms Casino Resort and Brenden Theatres in Sin City. The film stars Steve Buscemi as an ex-gambler-turned fraud investigator who must return to Las Vegas to investigate an insurance claim.

Britney Spears Circus Tour Returns to Las Vegas-Sept 26-27th

If you seek more Britney Spears, you're in luck. The pop singer is adding another North American leg to her elaborate "Circus" tour to support her already platinum-selling album of the same name, her official website announced today (June 10). Produced by AEG Live, the tour will bring Spears back to Canada and the U.S. for a 20-city run beginning August 20 in Hamilton, Ontario and wrapping in Las Vegas, Nev. on September 27. "I'm so excited to bring The Circus back to North America," said Spears. "I've made some really cool changes to the show that I think my fans are really going to love. I also get to bring the show to some new cities we missed the first time around."

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Kelly Monaco and Mel B leaving "Peep Show"

"Peepshow" will have two new leads by the end of this month -- former Spice Girl Mel B is leaving too.
She declined an extension and will end her contract June 22. Kelly Monaco made it official last month.

Scott Zeiger; Co-CEO of BASE Entertainment, confirmed the departure of Mel B and refuted British newspaper reports that she was furious that her contract wasn't extended.
"It has always been our plan to feature rotating celebrities in 'Peepshow' to keep the spirit of the show fresh and new," Zeiger said in an e-mail.
"That said, we love Mel and she is terrific in the role as 'Peep Diva.' We discussed with Mel the possibility of an extension and perhaps she will return to the show some day, however, we simply could not make the show and Mel’s schedules align at this time.”Who will follow has yet to be announced- I vote for Megan Fox.