April 19, 2009 · 9:50 AM
Definitely no love is lost between “Mindfreak” Las Vegas illusionist Criss Angel and celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton.
As Angel was ending his magic show Friday at the Luxor in Las Vegas, he announced that he had someone special in the audience, asking Perez Hilton to stand up.
“We have the world’s biggest douchebag asshole in the house!” shouted an agitated Angel.
Perez Hilton, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, smiled broadly and fired back: “Thanks for the free tickets.”
The buzz is that Angel berated the blogger after his camp saw Perez Hilton’s Twitter site, which carried real-time comments dissing Angel’s show, including “unbelievably BAD!” and “I would rather be getting a root canal.”
So what you say? Perez Hilton has reportedly 600,000 “followers” on his Twitter social networking site. That’s a whole lot of free marketing publicity.
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April 19, 2009 · 7:20 AM
Mary Tyler Moore will be among those honored at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Television Chairman’s Award dinner on April 20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The NAB advances the interests of more than 8,300 radio and television stations through legislative, regulatory and public affairs actions.
At the 2009 event long-time entertainer Mary Tyler Moore will be honored with the NAB Distinguished Service Award which recognizes broadcasters who “have made significant and lasting contributions to the broadcasting industry”. Past winners in this category have included President Reagan, Edward R. Murrow, Bob Hope, Walter Cronkite and Oprah Winfrey.
NAB President and CEO David Rehr said of Moore “We are proud to honor her with our Distinguished Service Award for the tremendous impact she’s had on broadcasting and for her many years of public service.”
The NAB Show will be April 18 through 23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Las Vegas Hilton. Exhibits begin on April 20. NAB Show information: http://www.nabshow.com/2009/eventInfo/default.asp
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April 19, 2009 · 7:12 AM
Long predicted and now a reality, General Growth Properties has finally collapsed under nearly $27.3 billion in debt, much of it attributed to a Las Vegas property buying spree.
In Las Vegas, General Growth and its subsidiaries own three malls on the Las Vegas Strip; retail, residential and office real estate in Summerlin; and two regional malls for locals- Meadows and Boulevard malls. Strip properties are the Fashion Show mall, Grand Canal Shoppes, and the Shoppes at the Palazzo. Their Summerlin holdings include The Hughes Corporation, which owns the stalled-in-construction Summerlin Centre retail, office and residential development.
The Chicago-based real estate investment trust on Thursday filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York federal court, leaving judges, lawyers and creditors haggle over holdings in about 200 complex properties in 22 states, including pending cases for 360 separate entities, including at least 16 with Las Vegas connections.
The malls will continue to operate during bankruptcy proceedings, which experts say could drag on for years.
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