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$67 Million Memorial Day Weekend Party in Las Vegas

Lavish spending and, hopefully, getting a great return on the investment, is the whole idea behind the replacement of the porte cochere at Wynn’s Encore with Encore Beach Resort and Surrender nightclub in Las Vegas, including new outdoor seating for Switch restaurant as well. 

The changes, funded by Wynn Resorts Ltd., all kickoff starting on Memorial Day weekend.

The beach club features a 60,000-square-foot pool with 40-foot tall palm trees and three tiered pools.  Bungalows and cabanas are part of the chic design experience, along with a restaurant and poolside gaming tables.

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Kendra Wilkinson Slithers on Stripper Pole, Bakes Her Buns this Weekend in Las Vegas

Kendra Wilkinson is going to be one busy celebrity sinner this weekend.  On Sun., March 28, the E! Television reality star of the Girls’ Next Door, will be the guest teacher in V Theater’s Stripper 101 pole dancing class. 

Yep, the svelte star (who’s also a new wife and mother) will join the Stripper 101 instructors for a one day show of her finely honed pole skills and show the lucky ladies in the 1 and 3 p.m. classes how to work the pole, be sexy and stay healthy using her own brand of professional exercise and dance pole- all included in the package price. 

For $249, ladies will get the royal treatment:  enjoy complimentary cocktails (to loosen up, of course), training, souvenir photo, T-shirts, nightclub passes, tickets to American Storm or comedic hypnotist Marc Savard, and – are you ready? – a Kendra Sport Pole of their very own to take home and enjoy for a lifetime of sexy fitness. 

Interested? Space limited.  Please call 702-318-6464. 

But if that’s way too much for you to stomach and you’d much rather just lounge around the pool with Wilkinson, that’s possible too.   On Sat., March 27, she’s going to hosting a huge pool party from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at MGM Grand’s Wet Republic in Las Vegas. 

We really hope that she slathers on the sunscreen thick so she can be in tip-top shape to slide down the pole the next day. 

Tickets for this epoch event are $20 for ladies; $50 for men. Please call 702-891-3086.

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Got a Body to Die For? Get Hired in Las Vegas for Pool Parties!

Maybe you’ve noticed the recent flurry of full-page ads for Las Vegas jobs that started popping up in publications over the past few weeks. This is unusual: Most employers, even in Las Vegas, don’t take out full-page glossy ads to fill vacancies- particularly in this choking economy.  But this is a particular and peculiar niche of employment opportunity: The big casinos are hiring for their pools and “daylife” parties, cocktail servers, bartenders, porters, bussers, bar backs, security officers, runners, VIP hosts and amenities girls. Oh, and lifeguards, too. 

The new Wynn’s Encore Beach Club and Surrender nightclub alone will fill 400 positions. More than 1,500 applied for the 160 positions at the Hard Rock’s two pools. With the Las Vegas unemployment rate at 13.1 percent, this is just a drop in the ocean, of course. But it’s something. And when the four-month Spring Break known as pool season begins March 12 at MGM Grand’s Wet Republic 53,000-square-foot “ultrapool,” it will bring a much-needed splash of cash into the local economy. Pool parties = liquidity. 

Several new cement ponds have been added to our pool of pools: In addition to the $100 million Encore aquatic complex, this season sees the debut of the Liquid pool party at Aria and the Lavo party at Palazzo. These join the other luxe swimmin’ holes, including the venerable Rehab party at the Hard Rock, Relapse at the Flamingo, Tao Beach at the Venetian, Voodoo Beach at Rio, Venus Pool Club at Caesars Palace, Bare at Mirage, Day Dream at M, and Ditch Fridays at the Palms. 

The hiring process for these parties is called “casting,” and applicants are instructed to “bring your swimsuit for your audition photo.” In other words, these jobs aren’t available to every body—the beauty bar is set pretty high. But those of us who wouldn’t dare to bare it at these parties—even as a guest—can take cold comfort in the fact that pool-season employment will keep a few thousand dangerously pretty people off the streets.

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Hard to Say the Words: Las Vegas Pool Season Nearly Over

In calendar time, the summer season is sadly over, but, Las Vegas likes to hold on to any pool season remnants until the bitter end.  And nothing embodies summer in Las Vegas quite like bottomless cocktails, topless ladies and weekday pool parties.  Sadly, the summer pool season is waning and the final countdown is beginning: 

Bare – Final day tentatively set for October 17

Cherry – Final day is October 1

Daydream – Closed

Hard Rock – Rehab and Relax closed

Luxor South Pool – Sunkissed Sundays is closed

Palms Pool & Bungalows – Final Ditch Friday is October 16

Tao Beach – Final party is October 31

Venus – Final day is today

Voodoo Beach – Final day of operations is October 31.  The Fosters monthly nighttime poolside concert series will close after a just-added free performance by Our Lady Peace on October 22

Wet Republic – Closing party is October 11 with guest DJ Roger Sanchez; pool to remain open Friday though Sunday into late October.

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Jon Gosselin Brings Newfound Bachelor Lifestyle to Las Vegas

After treks to St. Tropez, the Hamptons and God knows where else, wayward Jon Gosselin will soon bring his newfound bachelor lifestyle to Las Vegas. JonGosselin

The father of eight and ex-husband to Kate Gosselin is set to host a pool party at MGM Grand’s Wet Republic in Las Vegas on August 29. 

Jon Gosselin, America’s favorite father starring in the Jon and Kate Plus 8 reality TV series, is coming to Las Vegas for a little R&R and will be hosting poolside. 

It’s, however, not an all play weekend– Gosselin is in town for the MAGIC fashion trade show with Christian Audigier. 

Last month, Gosselin took 22-year-old Hailey Glassman aboard Audigier’s yacht in St. Tropez, France, to discuss a new vintage-inspired motorcycle line and a potential television reality show about bikes.

If you would enjoy a professional article on this event, including photographs, for your publication, please contact Las Vegas Backstage Access by commenting on this article by August 19.

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Strippers Face Temporary Soft Times in Las Vegas

SapphireThe adult entertainment industry in Las Vegas has suffered yet another blow, as some dancers at Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club, the world’s largest gentlemen’s club, are being asked to put their clothes back on.   Last week the plug was pulled on the Sapphire pool retreat at the Rio.  The topless pool has been closed indefinitely, according to Rio’s management. 

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police spokesman Bill Cassell explained that they were invited in by Rio to perform a routine inspection of the adult pool party to insure operations were being run in accordance with current statutes.   Eleven arrests were made for prostitution-related activities by Sapphire personnel.  But since the visit was at the request of Harrah’s, which operates the Rio, it is quite unlikely that further operations or sanctions will occur related to the incident. 

Thankfully, this isn’t all bad news for Las Vegas.  Yesterday, in the Hard Rock Hotel’s poker lounge, Sapphire’s had their well attended $5,000 poker tournament ($65 buy-in), with dancers strutting their proud plumage among the tables.  The gals even received free poker lessons, courtesy of the Hard Rock, according to Shai Cohen, Sapphire’s director of marketing. 

The scantily clad strippers are also revving up blood pressures elsewhere, including Wasted Space each Thursday, providing the go-go eye-candy entertainment. 

Then, tentatively scheduled for October, Sapphire’s will be having their third annual Ping Pong Palooza. 

Speaking of balls flying at your face, ladies can always check out the Men of Sapphire revue on Fridays and Saturdays, if they’re tired of this talk about female dancers. 

So, despite this pool-party hiccup, Sapphire should be fine, with a steady flow of customers coming through their club doors.  

“When you see a [Sapphire dancer] out wearing clothes and she tells you she’s a stripper, you’ll want to come back to the club,” Cohen says.  “We sell fantasies. That’s our job.”

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Bask in the Las Vegas Sun- – it’s Healthy!

Las Vegas annually boasts the unique distinction of being one of the world’s best places for experiencing the most sunny days.  But for many, enjoying the sun’s rays merely means sneaking in and out under the shade of umbrellas and lathering on sunscreen with the highest SPF lotions that can be found.  But is that necessarily a good thing for your health? poolparties

The answer to that question is based on how much vitamin D you get.  Three out of four Americans today aren’t getting enough vitamin D, and the ramifications from that deficiency could be severe.   Numerous studies have shown the benefits of D:  It aids calcium absorption, keeps us agile as we age, and may even fend off those pesky colds.  The vitamin D deficit has been linked to everything from cancer to diabetes, osteoporosis, and heart disease.   

A University of Manchester study found that adolescent girls with higher levels of vitamin D have stronger muscles and can jump higher than their peers. 

A Creighton University study revealed that adequate levels of vitamin D could significantly cut your risk of cancer. 

Cardiovascular disease can also be significantly decreased with vitamin D according to the American Heart Association. 

And while one eight-ounce serving of orange juice is all you need to get your daily fill of vitamin C, to get enough vitamin D you’d need to drink ten tall glasses of milk or eat seven pounds of wild salmon-  every single day. 

“There is essentially no vitamin D in your diet,” says Michael F. Holick, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of medicine at Boston University.  His surprising solution?  Embrace the sun again- sans sunscreen. 

Our body synthesizes vitamin D naturally when exposed to sunlight, but high-SPF lotions block the ultraviolet rays needed for its production.  The UV triggers a form of cholesterol in our skin that is converted into D in our kidneys. 

“Different skin types and diets make everyone’s sun needs unique,” says Robyn Luca, M.D., Ph.D.  But generally, “short sun exposure of more skin is a lot safer than longer exposure on just your face and hands.”  Even the American Cancer Society is getting on the bandwagon, recently issuing a joint statement with the Canadian Cancer Society that concluded “supplementation and small amounts of sun exposure are the preferred methods of obtaining vitamin D.” 

Many health experts recommend that 3 to 10 minutes of sun exposure with 40% of your skin bared, twice a week during the summer is enough to get almost a year’s worth of vitamin D.  (If you’re out any longer than that, apply sunscreen.) 

Still, lounging in the sun is never safe for some.  If you have a fair complexion or a family history of skin cancer, experts advise to stick to nonsolar vitamin sources.  Also, if you have dark skin (which, like sunscreen, impeeds vitamin D synthesis), aim to get 1,000 international units (IU) a day through vitamin supplements.   Most multivitamins contain only 400 to 600 IU of D, so you many need to add an extra tablet of pure vitamin D to your daily intake. 

So, popping pills may be your best way to get your vitamin D fix, but for many the controlled basking under the Las Vegas sun may be just the ticket for maintaining good health- unless of course you want to eat seven pounds of salmon daily.

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