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Holly Madison Goes Goo-Goo Ga-Ga over Candy Necklaces in Las Vegas

Former Hugh Hefner flame, reality TV beauty and Las Vegas “Peepshow” star Holly Madison will unveil her new line of candy necklaces at the Sugar Factory inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Friday, May 21 at 5 p.m. 

 A longtime Sugar Factory fam, Madison approached the confection company to collaborate on a signature version of her favorite sweet treat, the candy necklace. 

Madison will be filming the candy necklace launch for her new E! reality TV series, “Holly’s World.” 

Sugar Factory isn’t your average sweet spot. The brand has made confections part of popular culture and has turned sweets into the latest designer accessory. Sugar Factory’s signature Couture Pop collections have already hit the red carpets in the hands of celebrities at major events in Miami, Los Angeles, New York City and Las Vegas. 

Kim Kardashian, the Pussycat Dolls and Britney Spears are now endorsing their very own Couture Pops, and are just part of the buzz that has made Sugar Factory a national media sensation in People, OK!, Us Weekly, In Touch Weekly, NBC’s “Today” show and more. 

The Sugar Factory offers everyone an opportunity for a sweet escape. For more information please visit www.SugarFactory.com.

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Kim Kardashian Bares All- Naturally!

Kim Kardashian just loves showing up for red carpets and partying in Las Vegas, especially Jet nightclub in The Mirage– that is unless she’s got a better offer to take it all off! 

If you’ve ever wanted to see Kim Kardashian au natural, you’re in for a treat.  She stripped down totally nude for a photo shoot that is in the May 2010 issue of women’s magazine Harper’s Bazaar. 

The photo is untouched, i.e., there’s no airbrushing involved. It seems this is becoming a Hollywood trend. Jessica Simpson recently did it for Marie Claire and Brittney Spears released both an airbrushed and untouched photo of herself for a Candies ad.  But Kardashian trumps them because she was totally nude.  Who knew celebs wanted us to feel better about ourselves and let us know it’s ok to be au natural? 

The jet-setting Kardashian likes taking it off in other ways, too.  Last week the former Playboy model, 29, was spotted making out with Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, 25, in a top restaurant after she watched him play for Spanish team Real Madrid. Then, after dining, she quickly followed Ronaldo to his mansion and discretely disappeared for a few hours. 

But that was last week. Yesterday, shortly after her long and luxurious Beverly Hills mani/pedi, Kardashian headed to LAX and is en route to Australia- as she excitedly tweeted earlier today: “Australia here we come!!!!”  Who knows what new mischief she’ll be getting into…?

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Pamela Anderson’s Terrible Plight

What’s that saying about all that glitters?   Pamela Anderson (her photo serving food to the needy is on our Las Vegas Backstage Access masthead), who was once a regular celebrity fixture at Las Vegas nightspots and ex-girlfriend to Tommy Lee, has largely vacated the  nightclub scene. Now we may know why… 

News of Pamela Anderson’s ever-worsening financial situation is upstaging news of a possible “Dancing with the Stars” comeback, as details about her tax bill have come to light.   

In one of the most alarming reports yet for the blond bombshell (and that’s saying something), the state of California announced this week that Anderson owes a whopping $493,000 in delinquent income taxes.  

Rumors about Anderson’s financial woes are nothing new. About six months ago, reports surfaced claiming that Anderson owed over $1 million to contractors she’d hired to renovate her Malibu, California home.   

Anderson countered by saying her lawyers were “reviewing the work done” to investigate the possibility of unfair bills, and that while she was indeed the subject of tax liens to the tune of several hundred thousand dollars, she was still ”financially secure.” She even waxed rhapsodic about her temporary digs, a double-wide trailer at the beach.  

Reports have called Anderson’s chipper claims into question, as have a number of unglamorous appearances she’s been making as of late. A few months ago, she made a promotional appearance at a Pennsylvania Rite-Aid to hawk her new fragrance, Malibu. In February, she pitched her products to shoppers at a Southern California Sears. Last week, she attended the “launch” of a milkshake.  

But, for now, she still has “Dancing” to keep her busy. Anderson recently took to her Facebook page to rave about how transformative her stint on the ABC show has been.  

“I feel like I’ve gone from ‘Baywatch’ to this,” she gushed. “The last 15 years have just disappeared (in some respects).”

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Paris Hilton Dumps Beau, Parties Crazy in Las Vegas

Paris Hilton usually always goes crazy when she’s in Las Vegas.  Even the recent dumping of her boyfriend, Doug Reinhardt – again – didn’t dampen her spirit one iota.  She danced on tables all night long Saturday and until Sunday morning in Las Vegas. 

Hilton got her party on first at the Wet Republic pool at the MGM Grand during the day on Saturday and then for her grand coup de grace proceeded to Tao at The Venetian, hanging out with her sister Nicky and her sister’s long-term boyfriend, David Katzenberg, and equally controversial tablemates NFL star Reggie Bush and Oscar winner Jamie Foxx. 

As previously reported by Las Vegas Backstage Access, Paris Hilton has had no takers for her proposed new reality television show.

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Katherine Heigl’s Wardrobe Malfunction in Las Vegas Saved by Billy Bush

Yet another celebrity fell into the trap of a heartbreaking wardrobe malfunction, right on the red carpet.  Following the infamous footsteps of the likes of Amy Winehouse and a host of others, this time it was the turn of “The Ugly Truth” star Katherine Heigl, who recently reported she will be leaving Grey’s Anatomy.

Heigl is a lot on the news lately, what with the image makeover she recently underwent, sporting her all new long dark tresses. Few days back, though, she hogged all the limelight for all the wrong reasons. However, what could have been a really awkward and embarrassing situation was turned into no more than a fashion goof up blip, thanks to her smartness and that of her friend, Billy Bush. 

The incident occurred during the ShoWest Award ceremony in Las Vegas. Katherine Heigl had been vetted as the Female Star of the Year. As she went up to the stage to receive the award and give her acceptance speech, the strap of her beautiful red dress, the one on her left shoulder, broke, almost baring her left breast, but held in place just in time by the actress. 

However, one cannot deny that the “27 Dresses” star did manage the embarrassing situation with star-like dignity and aplomb. Not letting the strap of her dress fall from her shoulders even once, and displaying not an iota of embarrassment or awkwardness, she smartly went with her speech, holding on to the broken strap of her dress, and soon, the host of the award ceremony, Billy Bush, came to her rescue. 

While Katherine Heigl finished her speech, Billy Bush valiantly raced to her aid, holding on to her strap as he stood behind her, away from the view of the prying paparazzi cameras.

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Ventriloquist Terry Fator Celebrates First Year in Las Vegas with Red Carpet Party on Saturday

This Saturday, March 13, at 7 p.m., ventriloquist Terry Fator, “The Human Jukebox,” will celebrate a successful first year as a headliner at The Mirage Strip resort in Las Vegas with special red carpet appearances at the Terrry Fator Theatre in The Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South. 

Confirmed celebrities include: Terry Fator, Fred Willard (Actor), Katherine Boecher (Spy Next Door), Michael Gladis (Mad Men), Rich Sommer (Mad Men), Kimberly Locke (American Idol), Richard Burgi (Desperate Housewives; Lie to Me), James Kyson Lee (Heroes), Dee Wallace (Actress), George Wallace (Comedian), Rick & Corey Harrison, Chumlee “Pawn Stars” (History Channel), Cast of Thunder From Down Under, Elena Machine (High School Reunion), Cast of Human Nature, Taylor Barton (NASCAR), Angelica Bridges and the cast of Fantasy, Clint Holmes (Entertainer), Murray Sawchuck (Magician), Tommy Wind (Ventriloquist), Skip Martin (Entertainer), Nevada’s First Lady Dawn Gibbons, Marty Allen (Comedian), Dani Lewis, Dan Horn (Ventriloquist), Jimmy Nelson (Ventriloquist), Jay Johnson (Ventriloquist), Kristy Swanson, Ronn Lucas (Ventriloquist), Clinton Detweiler (Ventriloquist), Robert Kelly (Comedian), Ricardo Laguna (BMX pro), Sin City Sinners (Entertainers), Brooks Wackerman (Bad Religion), Mr. Doubletalk (Pop culture figure) and Zowie Bowie (Entertainer).

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ShoWest Brings A-Listers, Galas to Las Vegas

The statistic is mind-blowing:  Over $4 billion in ticket sales for Warner Bros. alone from its 2009 worldwide box office.   In the U.S. alone, the company raked in more than $2 billion. The staggering numbers were revealed recently when ShoWest announced that it will present the Achievement Award to the company at the final night’s banquet and awards ceremony March 18 as the four-day convention wraps up at Bally’s and Paris in Las Vegas. 

A huge number of A-list movie stars not only representing Warner’s upcoming films, but many celebrities and executives from other movies as well.  Expect award parties daily, starting March 15. 

Film awardees already announced: Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer, who will be awarded Showest’s Stars of Tomorrow.  Katherine Heigel, right, is being tapped as Female Star of the Year.  Jerry Bruckheimer will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.   Sam Worthington will be vetted as Male Star of the Year.   Many, many more will be honored at the Las Vegas movie convention.

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