Monthly Archives: July 2009

‘Entourage’ Star Jeremy Piven to Host WWE Raw with Shaquille O’Neal

WWE reports that Emmy-winning Entourage star Jeremy Piven is set to host the August 3rd episode of Monday Night RAW from Connecticut.  Piven, who plays Hollywood agent Ari Gold on the HBO series, will share hosting duties with NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal. Each week, celebrities from the world of sports, television, music, and film host Monday Night Raw, which airs live episodes each week at 9 p.m. on the USA Network.JeremyPiven

Other than Piven and O’Neal, WWE is still considering booking wrestlers as guest hosts, with Dusty Rhodes lined up as a possible host and The Godfather confirmed for the upcoming Las Vegas show. 

WWE stated that its primary focus for getting the Entourage star is to use its entertainment/media relations department to grab recognizable celebrities for the ongoing hosting angle.

Piven is also set to star in an upcoming comedy flick The Goods: Live Hard Sell Hard which comes to theaters on August 14.

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Bikini Blackjack Offers Las Vegas Eye Candy to Boost Revenue

There is now an added incentive to want to double-down in Las Vegas.  Everywhere you turn,  more and more Las Vegas casinos are changing out their neatly dressed dealers, replacing with scantily clad ones to boost revenues.  For one, the Stratosphere is bringing gambling outdoors for the summer, featuring bikini-clad blackjack dealers who are overseeing a gambling pit on the resort’s eighth-floor pool deck. bikiniblackjack

The pit with the mostest is available for customers from noon to 7 p.m. Fridays through Sundays during the summer months.  Eye tests are free. 

The Stratosphere recently completed a renovation of its pool area, including its swimming pool, by adding a hot tub and upgraded cabanas.

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V Bar at the Venetian in Las Vegas Starts Three New Events

The V Bar located inside the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas starts three new events in their Ultra Lounge:  Willing Wednesdays, Open Spin Thursdays and Evolution Sundays.  

In addition to the TAO Beach already operating their Beach Party on Sunday afternoons, these new events are designed to aid the Venetian attract a greater weekend party crowd. 

V Bar has been twice voted the best Las Vegas hotel bar by users of CitySearch.Com.  Virtually no entry lines and no entry lists are plusses for their entertainment offering. 

NetworkingVegas.Com is sponsoring Willing Wednesdays, a business mixer with the likes of Spearmint Rhino Ladies to corporate lawyers attending. With one of the hottest DJ/VJ’s in Las Vegas, Freddie B will be spinning the music. 

With a new twist and a chance for up-and-coming DJs to have a chance at stardom, V Bar will host Open Spin Thursdays. Resident DJ Andrew B along with special guest DJ’s will be giving up-and-coming DJs a chance to show their spinning skills on the first Thursday of every month. 

Ark Vegas venues Latin Nights offerings are such a hit, they decided to extend it to a late night party on Sundays at V Bar. MAS Entertainment provides hot DJ’s spinning the latest Electronic mash-ups, Pop and Rock sounds. 

The party begins at 10 p.m. all three nights. Please contact Ark Vegas at ArkVegas.Com for more information.

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Camelot Selects Las Vegas for New Film Studio Complex

Camelot Entertainment Group, Inc. has selected Las Vegas as the site for its next studio project. Negotiations for the acquisition of the proposed studio site are underway. Further details are expected to be released during this quarter. 

“Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world,” Camelot Chairman Robert Atwell stated. “It already is one of the top states in film and television production activity. We feel it is the perfect place to build a modern, state of the art, major studio complex.” 

Camelot Entertainment Group, Inc. has three major divisions: Camelot Film Group, Camelot Studio Group and Camelot Production Services Group.

Camelot is building a different kind of motion picture studio infrastructure by redefining the development, financing, production, and distribution process.

For information about Camelot Entertainment Group, Inc., please visit www.camelotfilms.com

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Millionaire Matchmaker Plans Las Vegas Wedding

Many people get a vicarious thrill from watching reality show host Patty Stanger work her magic on super-rich men, matching them with a bevy of eligible ladies.   Now, the Millionaire Matchmaker is getting her own turn at love and wedding planning – Stanger is engaged, Usmagazine.com reports. PattiStanger

The 48-year-old received a proposal from her boyfriend, real estate executive Andy Friedman, while the two were vacationing in Hawaii.

According to the website, a black swan named Raymond delivered the 4-carat engagement ring on Stanger’s birthday.

The host of the popular Bravo matchmaking show said that she and her fiancé are still deciding where to wed, but she’s partial to a destination wedding in Las Vegas in 2010.

“I want to elope, and he wants a big wedding. I’m like, ‘Let’s go to Vegas!’” Stanger told Usmagazine.com.

Stanger founded the Millionaire’s Club in Beverly Hills in 2000 as a way to find partners for extremely wealthy men. On her reality show, part of the fun is that she gives the men makeovers (both physically and emotionally) before they are considered “date-ready.”

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Crime Scene Tourism Sprouts in Las Vegas

Crime Scene Tourism is on its way to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.    

The upcoming attraction, “CSI:  The Experience,” is based on the popular CSI television series and is licensed by CBS Products, which also licensed the now defunct “Star Trek:  The Experience” exhibit at the Las Vegas Hilton. 

Not only are the myriad CSI series among the most popular programs on television, the original version of the show is set in Las Vegas.  It was also created, written and co-produced by Las Vegan Anthony Zuiker. 

The exhibit is expected to open this summer, with tickets priced at $30.

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Dance in the Desert Festival in Las Vegas

The 11th annual Dance in the Desert Festival is coming to Las Vegas.  The roster includes local and visiting dance artists presenting cutting edge choreography and stirring works to delight every dance aficionado.

In 1999 the first annual Las Vegas Dance in the Desert Festival was co-founded and co-directed by Kyla Quintero and Kelly Roth, with the ambition to restore dance to a primary position in the artistic life of the city of Las Vegas. The Festival offers a broad spectrum of choreographic visions and approaches, from expressionism to post-modernism to neo-romanticism, and a diverse selection of genres drawing on traditions from Africa, Europe, and American original and hybrid forms, featuring companies from around the world, across the United States, neighboring states of California and Arizona, as well as Nevada’s own exceptional talent.

Participants tentatively scheduled to appear in this year’s festival include: Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre, Metropolitan Ballet Company, and Moving Arts Dance from California; Desert Dance Theatre, Junk Funk, and Canyon Movement Company from Arizona; Solaris Dance Theater;  Catherine Schaeffer from Georgia; Matthew Farmer from Michigan; Cathy Allen, Freedom Dance Company, Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater, Kravenko Youth Ballet, Debra Lacey Teresa Martinez, Ballet Mink Colbert, Petrina Olson, Cooper Rust, Westwood and Dancers, Concert Dance Company, CSN Dance Ensemble, and Kelly Roth & Dancers– all from Las Vegas.

The Dance in the Desert Festival is on July 31 at 7:30 p.m. and August 1 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre, located on the CSN Cheyenne Campus in North Las Vegas.  Prices are $10 for general admission; $8 for seniors/students.

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