In a bit of unfortunate Vegas news today, Clark County judge has sentenced boxer Floyd Mayweather to 90 days in jail following his arrest for domestic violence, brought against him by his on-again, off-again girlfriend. With the threat of having his own children, who witnessed the apparent incident, testifying against him, the world boxing champion agreed to the sentence.
Before the show, Kevin joined the famed dancers backstage for a behind the scenes look and tweeted photos of himself and the crew (see above).
Described as an audio-visual story of inspiration brought to life through the harmonization of sound and movement, “MÜS.I.C.” has been well-received by critics and recently celebrated one year in residence.
Canadian sensation Celine Dion is always on the move, and 2012 is shaping up to be a big year. Changes to her shows in residency at Caesars, including a Michael Jackson tribute and a duet with Andrea, are planned, as well as two new studio albums. Dion returns to the Colloseum at Caesars on December 28.
The Hooters hotel-casino in Las Vegas will we auctioned off in the face of a bankruptcy filed on August 1 to block foreclosure threatened by Canpartners Realty Holding Company IV, which is responsible for $178 million of the debt the casino is in.
The 696-room property on Tropicana Avenue has not been doing well for quite some time and will be auctioned by February 17, 2012.
For the three American players left at the World Series of Poker, it’s all about the big payday and living the dream. Phil Collins (no relation), Matt Giannetti, and Ben Lamb (who made $2 million over six weeks at the Rio) are all former college students with youth on their side that play quite aggressively, and are ready to take on the biggest moments in their poker careers after dominating the online poker scene. At noon Saturday at the Penn and Teller Theater at the Rio, they’ll get their shot.
If one of them wins, it would be the first time since 1998 that the champion’s gold bracelet stayed in Las Vegas. We wish them the best!
There has been a lot going on in the Kardashian world lately, and where one door closes, another opens. The Kardashian Khaos boutique at the Mirage opened yesterday (official opening on December 15) and had great success, with a steady flow of customers arriving all day. There is already talk of a second store opening on the Strip, as well as other locations nationwide. The entire Kardashian family is expected to be present on December 15 for the store’s grand opening. More information on the Mirage HERE.
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas is an awesome attraction for gearheads and industry experts of all sorts. The automotive trade show, which is not open to the public, is expected to attract over 115,000 people. Racers looking for sponsors, industry experts, and all the big companies will be in attendance to show off their best products and newest concepts. The show, part of Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW), runs through Friday, November 4.
Regardless of whether you love him or hate him, Justin Bieber is on plenty of peoples’ minds for a variety of reasons every day. The pop scene’s newest heartthrob took some time out of his schedule to make an appearance on the Ellen show, then surprised everyone by making a $100,000 donation to Whitney Elementary School in Las Vegas, a lower-income school in which many parents and students are homeless or from poor families. The money will help clothe, feed, and educate the children. Applause to Bieber for his donation.
We wish everyone in and out of Vegas a safe and happy Halloween! Check out the Las Vegas Sun’s article about it! Heidi Klum, DJ Pauly D, and Holly Madison were just some of the people getting into the spirit of the holiday over the weekend.
A proposed high-speed rail line between Las Vegas and Southern California has received another federal government approval from a board that grants licenses to build new railroads, in an exemption permitting DesertXpress Enterprises LLC to build a 190-mile high-speed passenger rail line between Las Vegas and Victorville, California. It will travel 150 miles per hour on dual tracks and cost nearly $6 billion.
It could put thousands of Nevadans to work, and also stimulate the economy, bringing potential weekend trippers and many more to Vegas.
The company is pursuing a $4.9 billion federal loan to build the line. We wish them the best!