Daily Archives: January 15, 2009

Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas Gets New Prez

Thomas McCartney, 56, was tapped on January 14 to be the new president and chief executive officer of Planet planethollywoodHollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

McCartney comes with a resume which includes opening up the New York-New York Las Vegas property and spending the last 12 years with the MGM Mirage, most recently as senior vice president of marketing and development for the Luxor.

McCartney replaces Mike Mecca, who has held the position since 2003.  Reasons for Mecca’s departure were unknown.


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Sex Star Tera Patrick Plans Porn-to-Burlesque Switch, Show in Las Vegas

News flash:  The immensely popular hard-core sex star is NOT taking it off.  No, for the next upcoming chapter in her life, she will be going peek-a-boo style as she reportedly is giving burlesque a whirl in Las Vegas. terapatrick

Patrick, more than being a sex goddess, comes with impressive entrepreneurial credentials enabling her to build and transform her Teravision production company into a successful big business. 

Now, Adam Steck, producer of “Thunder from Down Under,” and “American Dream,” confirms he has inked a deal with Patrick to develop a burlesque show and try to place it on the Las Vegas Strip.  Steck added that it was too early in Patrick’s transformation process to talk about a specific showroom or to target a launch date.

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Heart Attack? Quick, Head to a Las Vegas Casino!

Las Vegas casinos don’t just part you from your money- they may even save your life. heart

In the January 11 issue of Parade magazine they reported that the heart-attack survival rate in Las Vegas is 53 per cent.  Compare that to the rates of 16 percent in Seattle (which has some of the nation’s best heart attack response systems) or a paltry 2 percent in Chicago.

Why?  Whether or not you can survive a heart attack depends on how fast rescuers can shock your heart attack back into normal rhythm through chest compression or defibrillation.  In Las Vegas, casino security cameras and guards are constantly scanning the floors in order to catch not just cheaters, thieves, and other vermin, but if a visitor does collapse, someone will assuredly notice and respond quickly.  Security personnel in Las Vegas are also trained in the use of defibrillators and have them at their access to administer the lifesaving shocks within two or three minutes, thus increasing the survival rate.

So, the next time you pass by Las Vegas security personnel, be sure to give them a beaming ear-to-ear smile- they may be at some time your lifesaving friends.

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Spruce Up Your Las Vegas Digs

If the sour economy is taking its toll on you, feng shuing your digs might just be the ticket for recharging your sanity.  Robb & Stucky Interiors at Town Square will host in-store design seminars at 2 p.m. every Thursday through the end of January.  To make a reservation for the seminars, RSVP at 702-531-0531, option 4.

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