August 16, 2009 · 6:10 AM
NBA superstar Shaquille O’ Neal and championship boxer Oscar de la Hoya will discuss their head-to-head matchup exhibition at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The match which will be featured in an episode of the new reality series “Shaq VS” on ABC Television Network.
ABC and Media Rights Capital announced the premiere of “Shaq VS,” a new competition series starring NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal. The one-hour series, in which O’Neal will take his athletic prowess beyond the basketball court and strive to become a champion in a new sporting event each week, will debut on August 18 from 9 to 10 p.m. ET on ABC.
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July 31, 2009 · 7:20 AM
WWE reports that Emmy-winning Entourage star Jeremy Piven is set to host the August 3rd episode of Monday Night RAW from Connecticut. Piven, who plays Hollywood agent Ari Gold on the HBO series, will share hosting duties with NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal. Each week, celebrities from the world of sports, television, music, and film host Monday Night Raw, which airs live episodes each week at 9 p.m. on the USA Network.
Other than Piven and O’Neal, WWE is still considering booking wrestlers as guest hosts, with Dusty Rhodes lined up as a possible host and The Godfather confirmed for the upcoming Las Vegas show.
WWE stated that its primary focus for getting the Entourage star is to use its entertainment/media relations department to grab recognizable celebrities for the ongoing hosting angle.
Piven is also set to star in an upcoming comedy flick The Goods: Live Hard Sell Hard which comes to theaters on August 14.
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June 29, 2009 · 7:15 AM
The reason “why what happens in Las Vegas, stays there” could be merely because what is planned to happen there gets sometimes thwarted by nightclub bouncers.
As reported by Las Vegas Backstage Access on June 18, Holly Madison was stopped from entering the Body English nightclub inside the Hard Rock for having an underage friend. Now we learn that she’s not the only one.
The NHL’s most valuable player, Russian Alex Ovechkin, was reportedly turned away from Lavo nightclub in the Palazzo on June 17 with two of his friends after showing up wearing flip-flops.
Recently, Lavo nightclub also turned back NFL great Terrell Owens because of dress code infractions. Tao nightclub in the Venetian did the same to NBA star Dwyane Wade.
Eric Trump showed up at Light nightclub (now The Bank) with more than a dozen male friends on his 21st birthday in 2005, only to be turned away in part because of Light’s policy that limits parties of men to sex, to keep the female attendance ratio high, and because he played the “don’t-you-know-who-I-am” card.
NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal, wearing shorts and sneakers, was also asked to leave Light nightclub about seven years ago.
To prevent these unsavory mishaps, it might be well when coming to Las Vegas and planning a night out on the town to bring along your Sunday best to change into just in case you get turned away for wardrobe infractions.
Besides, the always dapper Jermaine Dupri, whose crusade for Las Vegas partiers is to start dressing spiffier to the nines, will love your for it.
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