Daily Archives: April 2, 2010

Bernard Hopkins Expected to Trounce Roy Jones Jr. in Las Vegas on Saturday

Bernard Hopkins, 45, is a minus-500 betting favorite at MGM Mirage’s sports books going into Saturday’s fight with Roy Jones Jr., 41, who is going in at plus-350 odds at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. 

It’s a glorious boxing rematch 17 years in the making.  For Jones, 54-6, losing five of his past 10 fights dating to 2004, it’s more about proving to people he’s not washed up in the fight game.  

Jones beat Hopkins (50-5-1, 32 KOs) by unanimous decision in a 1993 middleweight bout. 

But for Hopkins, apparently, it’s just another day at work.  After the fight he plans to be sitting in the Mandalay Bay audience with his 10-year-old daughter to watch the “Lion King.” 

Today’s weigh-in is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at Mandalay Bay and is open to the public. 

Tickets for the fight are priced from $100 to $750.

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Jay-Z, Beyonce, Champagne & Dining Mix to Revive Slumping Las Vegas

Las Vegas is definitely showing signs of perking up and bouncing back if popping champagne corks and dining on haute cuisine is any indication. 

What city needs Big Brother and trillion-dollar bailouts when you’re lucky enough just to have Jay-Z and wife, Beyonce, grace your presence?

Jay-Z and Beyonce battled preganancy rumors like true rock stars last weekend — by hitting up Las Vegas with gusto. After Jigga rocked out at the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms alongside Young Jeezy and Trey Songz, he joined B at the hotel’s Mint High Roller gaming lounge around 4 a.m. 

Music mogul Jay-Z was also celebrity host and a big part of the crowd draw at Tao nightclub last Saturday night with Beyoncé. 

A colossal 3.9-gallon bottle of Ace of Spades champagne is now for sale at the Tao nightclub in the Venetian for $100,000, thanks to the big price boost that comes with Jay-Z’s autograph on the bottle Saturday. 

The bottle, known as a Nebuchadnezzar in the bottle family – only two in the world -holds five times the amount of bubbly that comes in a double magnum, but is only half of the king of champagne bottles, the 30-liter Melchizedek. 

Jay-Z featured the champagne in his 2006 video “Show Me What You Got” after Cristal boss Frédéric Rouzaud made some disparaging remarks about the music mogul’s fondness for Cristal. Jay-Z led a boycott of Cristal and switched his allegiance. 

The mega-club Tao, which opened in September, 2005, announced it had a monster night that didn’t include champagne imbibing last Saturday– a record 1,400 dinner covers on the restaurant side and more than 7,000 people going through the nightclub, another record. 

Then, further down the Strip at CityCenter, the Light Group nightclub Haze at Aria was the scene of an epic champagne-buying spree last Saturday night. A photo of the high roller’s receipt for $182,000-plus turned up on an Aria casino host’s Twitter site. 

According to the casino host, the big spender ordered super-sized bottles: one each of Cristal, Moet Chandon, Dom Perignon and an unidentified brand of vodka. 

He left a $30,000 tip on top of the automatic 20 percent gratuity. 

The man made the purchase after asking for an entire section of the nightclub. Told he would have to “buy big” for that to happen, he ordered the four bottles, which appear much larger than magnums.  A magnum holds two bottles, a Jeroboam four bottles and a Methuselah eight bottles.

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Huge Pin-Up Girl Contest in Las Vegas Today

www.PinUpGirlClothing.com is having a pin-up contest with $2500 in cash and prizes at Blush Boutique Nightclub this evening.  The event will run from 10 p.m. to midnight, hosted by Vegas pin-up babe Ms. Redd.

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Need a Hot Single Lady in Las Vegas Tonight?

Dudes, if you need a very hot single Sin City lady, tonight’s bachelorette auction may just be your cup of tea. 

The Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) on Friday, April 2 will be having their 3rd Annual Smokin’ Hot Bachelorette Auction at the Ghostbar at the Palms, 4321 West Flamingo Road, 55th floor, in Las Vegas.

The event is hosted by none other than the special smoking hot Holly Madison, star of hit reality show Holly’s World on E! and star of Planet Hollywood’s Peepshow.  Among the beauties up on the auction block: Playboy Playmate Laura Croft, Miss Nevada Christina Keegan, Collette Wieland from KVBC-TV, Channel 3, Stephanie Jay from KVVU-TV, Channel 5, and Ashlee DeMartino from KTNV-TV, Channel 13. 

April 3 UPDATE:  The winner was Collette Wieland from KVBC-TV, Channel 3, raking in the highest bid- $2,000!

Event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The $50 cover charge includes tequila shots, wine and appetizers. For more information, please contact Angela Harlan at 702-372-7907 or aharlan@nphy.org

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