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‘Stripper 101’ Classes Spin-‘N-Slide into Las Vegas

Being naughty in Sin City has just gained another notch for its bedpost.  In a bid to conjure up and offer new and exciting exercise routines to stay fit – and, in the process, find a creative solution to counteract our stagnant economy – many Las Vegas boutique gyms have begun offering pole dancing classes.   pole-dancing

Capitalizing on this trend, Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas has a new twist: Offering its hotel guests and local residents the opportunity to experience soothing, soul-renewing music in a dimly-lit, swank atmosphere, the refreshing camaraderie of a hassle free, glow-in-the-dark pole date, and, as a innocuous by-product- be transformed svelte and fit in their new “Stripper 101” class in the V Theatre in the Miracle Mile Shops.   Glow pole dancing has arrived.

Catering to the budding pro and recreational spin-‘n-slider to-be, this women only class (sorry guys) consists of a full sexy striptease cardio workout in a Las Vegas nightclub atmosphere.   With no prior experience required,  training classes conducted by Pole Experts provide how-to’s for turning lap dancing tricks, er…techniques (ala colorful boas), proper pole handling methods, and, since this is in Las Vegas, after all- cocktails are served for the ultimate cool-down.  

Think this is merely for show-and-tell?  Think again- the full body workout burns off 300 to 400 calories per hour (minus the cocktail). 

The growing socially acceptable classes are rapidly become the in meeting place for bachelorette and birthday parties too.  The draw is in part because of it’s inferred naughty vibe, but also because this is an exercise class that doesn’t force exercising by using traditional methods.  

Class reservations are recommended (click for info), though, and attendees must be 18 years of age or older.  Packages, which can include commemorative T-shirts and even group and individual souvenir photos, range from $40 – $60. And, for the price of a ticket, those who want to celebrate the day but not trip-the-hip-fantastic may elect to crash the classes to just cheer on their friends and family.

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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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Miss America Pageant Contestants Sashay Into Las Vegas on January 24

On Saturday, January 24 at 8 p.m. the Miss America Pageant will kick off once again and be broadcast live from Las missamericaVegas at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.  The 52 contestants will be hosted by emcee Mario Lopez from EXTRA, America’s Best Dance Crew, and ABC’s Dancing With the Stars fame.  http://www.missamerica.org/

 

This year’s panel of seven judges includes a Broadway star, Laura Bell Bundy (plays Elle Woods in Legally Blond: The Musical); a renowned denim designer, Paige Adams-Geller; a Miss America-turned-philanthropist, Nicole Johnson; an Olympic swimmer gold medalist, Cullen Jones; a casting genius, Beth Klein; an entertainment news reporter and anchor, Jim Moret; and the hottest hairdresser in Hollywood, Ken Paves. 

 

The night before the Pageant, a gala dinner and fundraiser will be held at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.  http://cherrylsbridal.com/blog/?p=552

 

The 2009 Miss America Pageant also provides the culmination of the four-part TV reality series COUNTDOWN TO THE CROWN, which followed the 52 Miss America contestants as they live together and face off in challenges that helped them better prepare for the pageant.  The series premiers on TLC on Friday, January 2 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). A new wrinkle this year is that viewers at home will have the power to vote four contestants directly into the pageant’s Top 15.

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