By Judy Thorburn
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Celebrity Guests Draw Fans at Fangoria, Trinity of Terrors Horror Film Convention
Fangoria photos credit: Stephen Thorburn

It could not have been better timed. To co-incide with Halloween, The Fangoria, Trinity of Terrors film festival was held Halloween weekend October 30 – November 1 at the Brenden Theatres inside the Palms Casino Resort. For the avid fans of the genre who attended this event from all over the country, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the stars, filmmakers and several behind the scenes creative technicians responsible for delivering some of the most beloved horror films in the history of cinema.

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The three day “terror-ific” event, kicked off on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. and featured exhibition halls filled with booths of actors who gained fame from their appearances in horror flicks, as well as vendors selling posters, books, jewelry, artwork and other horror film memorabilia. The daily schedule also included daily photo sessions, panel discussions with actors and filmmakers and of course, The Fright Night Film Festival with movie screenings followed by a Q & A.


Among the lineup of celebrities on site for a meet and greet, autograph signing and photo op included New Zealand native Greg Broadmore (lead designer of one of this year’s biggest sci fi movie hits, District 9), acclaimed cult filmmakers Roger Corman, (Death Race 2000, His Wild Angels)  who was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday night; George A. Romero (the father of zombie movies, including Night/Dawn/Day/Land/Diary of the Living Dead, Survival of the Dead, Creepshow); and John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, and A Dirty Shame), Ted V. Mikels (director of The Corpse Grinders and Astro Zombies). Actors who appeared in person included  Henderson, NV resident David Naughton (American Werewolf in London); Andrew Bryniarski aka “Leatherface”, Tony Todd “Candyman”, Bruce Campbell  (star of The Evil Dead Trilogy); actor Corbin Bernsen (Major League, TV’s L.A. Law, and director of Dead Air); Adrienne Barbeau (from TV’s Maude, The Fog); Tom Atkins (Escape from New York, The Fog, Creepshow); Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead, Halloween,  The Devil’s Reject, Live Evil which screened at the event);  Dee Wallace (The Hills of Eyes, The Howling); William Forsythe (The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween (2007), Masters of Horror), Bill Moseley (Texas Chain Saw Massacre 2, The Devil’s Rejects, Repo! The Genetic Opera); John Kassir (the voice of the crypt keeper from the TV horror series, Tales from the Crypt); and my personal favourite, Malcolm MacDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Rob Zombie’s Halloween II (2007), Cat People).

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Judy Thorburn with Greg Broadmore

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John Waters

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David Naughton with Judy Thorburn

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Judy with Andrew Bryniarski

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Judy with Adrienne Barbeau

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Judy with Ken Foree

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Dee Wallace

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Malcolm MacDowell


When fans weren’t busy making their rounds in the exhibition hall or getting the chance to get up close and personal with their favourite celebrities from the genre, they had the chance to see some of the latest new horror flicks being screened especially for this event at Brenden theatres.  Among the list of films were the newly released The Fourth Kind starring Milla Jojovich, about alien abductions; George A. Romero’s sixth installment of his “Dead” film franchise titled Survival of the Dead; the premiere of Corbin Bernsen’s Dead Air starring Bill Moseley, and Nightmares in Red, White and Blue, an informative, well made documentary by director Joseph Maddrey that covers the history and evolution of the American horror film.

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Cast of 'Dead Air'


For more information about the recent Trinity of Terrors convention read my more extensive coverage at www.theflickchicks.com.



Kevin Burke Celebrates 13 month Anniversary of Fitz of Laughter
Kevin Burke photos credit: Stephen Thorburn


Comedian Kevin Burke is one busy and talented man.  When not performing his critically acclaimed, one man show, Defending the Caveman at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino, he has audiences laughing their heads off at his comedy show “Fitz of Laughter” at the Fitz Casino & Hotel in downtown Las Vegas.
I was in the audience Tuesday night for Burke’s 13th month anniversary celebration of his show at the Fitz, where he is billed as a psychic comedian. In fact, he calls himself the “world’s ONLY psychic comedian”.  True or not, this big, cuddly, and very likable fellow delivers the goods in his own unique and hilarious way.  Burke knows how to work the room and connect with the audience from the moment he walks on stage.  Whether engaged in his opening stand up routine that includes his comical take on  living in Las Vegas and Elvis impersonators or performing outrageous psychic stunts with his own sidesplitting twists that entails audience participation, the quick witted Burke had everyone in stitches, including yours truly.

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Burke claims his secret to success is the personalized attention he gives his audience. “Every night, I switch it up. Each show is different. It’s their (my audience) response to my impromptu style that determines the pieces I perform and which jokes I tell”, states Burke.  This, coupled with his comedic talent, is what led to Burke winning the title “Entertainer of the Year” at the 2009 Meatball Awards.

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‘”Fitz of Laughter” at the Showroom inside the Fitz Casino & Resort, is the only show in Las Vegas with a 9:13 p.m. start time and can be experienced seven nights a week. Price for admission is $29.95; VIP preferred seating is available at $39.95. Ticket prices include tax and service charges.


Passman Galleries Brings “Curious George” to Sunrise Children’s Hospital.


Passman Galleries, which offers a collection of fine jewels, partnered with The Rey Center and the Curious George Foundation in bringing “Chalk Talks” to Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas on Wednesday, November 4th from 1:30-2:30 pm. In hopes of bringing joy to the hospital’s children, Nat Scrimshaw, President of The Rey Foundation and Jack Crowder, Vice President of Passman Galleries visited the young patients and personified Curious George through hand drawings.

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“Chalk Talks” with Nat Scrimshaw started in1965 as the Rey Center collaborated with Children’s Hospital in Boston for Curious George Goes to the Hospital.  As a small boy, Nat Scrimshaw visited Hans Rey (the creator of Curious George) in his studio the summer he was working on the book.  Nat shares his memories of that time through interactive drawing sessions called "Chalk Talks” across the country.


Other recent and upcoming “happenings” in and around Las Vegas include:


The London cast of Disney’s The Lion King welcomed Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman during his visit to promote the inaugural British Airways non-stop flights from London Heathrow to Las Vegas, which launched Oct. 25, 2009. While in town Goodman attended the spectacular production and headed backstage at the Lyceum Theatre following the performance to pose for photos with principal cast members Tanya Edwards (Nala), Sakhumzi Mbele (Mufasa), Brown Lindiwe Mkhize (Rafiki), Andile Gumbi (Simba) along with two iconic Las Vegas showgirls. The sit-down production of Disney’s THE LION KING is now playing in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay and is staged with the same spectacular music, sets and costumes that have made it a worldwide phenomenon, reaching more than 50 million people in 11 countries.


Regarding the Las Vegas production of THE LION KING at Mandalay Bay; on Monday, October 19, 10 year old Brooklyn native, Aubrey Joseph and 10 year old Diamond White joined the company as “Young Simba” and “Young Nala”.


Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular hit another milestone as the show celebrated 1,500 spectacular performances on Friday, October 30.  The Las Vegas production of the worldwide favorite is enjoying enduring success that few other Las Vegas productions have achieved.

Cirque du Soleil has revealed the name of its brand new show set to open in Las Vegas at the Aria Resort and Casino is Viva ELVIS!  Created in the image of The King of Rock 'n' Roll – powerful, sexy, whimsical, truly unique and larger than life – the show highlights an American icon who transformed popular music and whose image embodies the freedom, excitement and turbulence of his era.


Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas invites everyone to salute America and show your patriotism with free concerts and a Veteran’s Day tribute Viva Vision light and sound show on Saturday, November 7.

Bette Midler has announced that the final performance of her critically acclaimed Las Vegas show The Showgirl Must Go On will be Sunday, January 31, 2010.  The final performance will mark the end of her two-year residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace which began on February 20, 2008.


Last week a bevy of Latin music stars recorded a song titled “La Gota de la Vida” at Studio at the Palms inside the Palms Casino Resort. This historic musical recording benefitted City of Hope. The following artists took part in the recording: Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Luis Fonsi, Marcos Witt, Reik, Nathan Pacheco, Noel Schajris, Fanny Lu,David Bisbal, Dulce Maria, Espinoza Paz, German Montero, Luz Rios,Luis Enrique,Diego Verdaguer, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Oscar D'Leon, Los Rieleros Del Norte, Dylan Y Lenny,Tito El Bambino, Franco De Vita, Enrique Iglesias, Arthur Hanlon, alexander Acha, Emmanuel, Aleks Syntek, Bebe.


N9NE Group at the Palms Resort Casino pays tribute to all military, fire department, law enforcement and school district personnel by offering complimentary admission to Rain Nightclub, Moon Nightclub, ghostbar and Playboy Club throughout the month of November.  Employees in these departments are being applauded for their outstanding service, selflessness and commitment to our community.


On Friday, November 6 a portion of proceeds from Carrot Top’s show at The Luxor will be donated to 2nd Annual Laugh to Cure Diabetes benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).  Showtime is 8:30 pm and tickets begin at $59.95.

Award-winning choreographer Buddy Schwimmer is providing some new routines for variety act, Society of Seven’s new show featuring former American Idol” finalist Jasmine Trias, which opens at the Gold Coast on November 6. Buddy Schwimmer, a West Coast Swing dancer, invented the Nightclub Two Step and performed on “Dance Fever” in 1977. He is the father of Lacey Schwimmer on “Dancing WithThe Stars” and her older brother Benji Schwimmer, who was the second season winner on “So You Think You Can Dance.”


Monte Carlo headliner, Master Magician Lance Burton is in the lineup of performers at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles to perform in "It's Magic" hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, on Sunday, Nov. 8.    Other magicians to perform are Mac King, Rudy Coby, Joseph Gabriel & Katalin, Kevin James & Company, Jorge Blass of Spain and Shimada of Japan.


Because of the negative effects of the economy, the Henderson Libraries has implemented a variety of programs and resources to help adults brush up on the skills and land jobs in new markets. One such resource is the libraries’ Adult Career Center offered through Answers 24/7. The career center includes GED prep, résumé help, citizenship tests and financial literacy. For more information on Henderson Libraries and its many services and resources, visit www.mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-492-6580.


In honor of Veterans Day, The Galaxy Theatres at Cannery Casino & Hotel will host two special free screenings of “Who Will Stand,” an award winning documentary film created by local Las Vegas filmmakers, featuring Clint Holmes performing the title song.


The free screenings will take place at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11 at the Galaxy Theatres.  Attendees are invited to provide a donation as the price of admission with proceeds going to HELP USA LAS VEGAS, a Las Vegas-based organization that finds housing for homeless veterans.

Ricardo’s Mexican Restaurant, 4930 W. Flamingo Rd. (located at Flamingo & Decatur in the Renaissance Center West) and The Shade Tree is inviting the public to attend “Be Our Guest,” a fundraising dinner to benefit the non-profit organization on Wednesday, November 11 from 6 p.m. to 10 pm.  Ricardo’s will donate 30% of all sales (including dinner and alcohol) for this one night only to The Shade Tree.

Hash House A Go Go, located at 6800 West Sahara Ave.,  is continuing its partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to raise money for the organization and its Walk to Cure Diabetes being held on Saturday, Nov. 14. For the entire month of November, the restaurant is donating $2 from the sale of every “Thanks Berry Much” pancake to JDRF.


The annual Walk to Cure Diabetes to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is still accepting new walkers, new walk teams and, of course, donations! The Las Vegas chapter’s goal is to raise more than $600,000 for research to find a cure for diabetes and its complications.


Primm Valley Casino Resorts once again salutes the troops with a buy one, get one free ticket offer to rock band, Foreigner and a buy one, get one free room offer available Nov. 10-11, 2009. All past and present members of the armed forces are eligible for the offer.  Foreigner performs in the Star of the Desert Arena at Buffalo Bill’s 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11. Tickets are $44.95 and $29.95.  

This Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, American Airlines is partnering with Blue Man Group, Sands Foundation and ThanksUSA to host wounded warriors and their spouses from around the country for a special four-day weekend in Las Vegas. The group will travel on American’s patriotic “Yellow Ribbon Express” aircraft, departing from Washington, D.C., and traveling to San Antonio, Texas, to board more attendees, subsequently arriving in Las Vegas to enjoy a weekend of relaxation at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino to thank them for their sacrifice and service to our country.


Blue Man Group is honoring America’s heroes by donating proceeds from its 7 p.m. performance at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino on Thursday, Nov. 12 to benefit ThanksUSA which provides education scholarships for the spouses and children of veterans.  All tickets to the special performance begin at $100 and can be purchased by calling 866-641-SHOW (7469) and mentioning the code: ThanksUSA.


The 1966 Candlelight Wedding Chapel, formerly located just north of the Riviera Hotel on Las Vegas Boulevard, will re-open with a free gala celebration at the Clark County Museum, 1830 S. Boulder Highway in Henderson, from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. The event is planned as a historic block party featuring live music and wedding cake. The chapel wedding exhibit will be open for self-guided tours. Couples who were married at the Candlelight Chapel (or under its previous name, the All Religions Wedding Chapel) and who bring their marriage certificates can have a free souvenir photo taken in front of the chapel.  Some of the celebrities who were married at the Candlelight Wedding Chapel include Bette Midler and her husband, artist Martin Von Haselberg; Michael Caine and Shakira Baksh; Whoopi Goldberg, Barry White and Clayton Moore, also known as The Lone Ranger.


Variety Live, a world-class variety show direct from The London Palladium that blends the exceptional abilities of five seasoned performers into one showcase will be presented at the Suncoast Showroom on November 27, 28 and 29. Las Vegas’ own consummate magician and illusionist, Joseph Gabriel, will be joined by an international cast of performers whose acts range from juggling to serenading. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $19.95, plus tax.

As part of The UNLV Performing Arts Center Classical Guitar Series  William Kanengiser, recognized as one of America’s more brilliant guitarists, will perform at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18 in the Doc Rando Recital Hall of the Beam Music Center. Praised for his “exceeding vitality and warmth” and “dizzying execution” (Los Angeles Times), Kanengiser has developed a unique repertoire, including arrangements of Mozart, Handel, and Bartok. Tickets to William Kanengiser are $35 (nor including $1.25 facilities fee) and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 895-ARTS (2787) or by visiting pac.unlv.edu.

The Western Athletic Conference Women’s Volleyball Tournament will be held at the Orleans Arena, November 23-25. WAC schools include: Boise State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana Tech, Nevada Reno, New Mexico State, San Jose State and Utah State. General admission ticket packages for all three days are priced at $45.

Mystic Falls Park, located inside Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, will be transformed into a fantasy winter wonderland experience beginning November 26 and running thru January 2,2010. Guests will be greeted with festive garland streams, whimsical snow covered lampposts, more than 50 glimmering trees adorned in lights and a dazzling 30-foot professionally decorated Christmas tree. This winter wonderland transformation has occurred every year for 15 years,” said Mike Garms, Sam’s Town Las Vegas’ Vice President and General Manager. “The combination of music, sparkling holiday lights, animated animals and the light show are sure to make this a magical experience for visitors and locals alike.”  The 15 minute FREE winter show will take place at 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. daily.

The Yogurt In has opened at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place. Patrons have the opportunity to create their own frozen dessert masterpiece or order from an extensive menu of sweet and savory crepes and will be able to choose from 16 rotating frozen yogurt flavors along with an abundance of do-it-yourself topping options or design a unique, made-to-order shakes. The Yogurt In will be open daily from 10 a.m. – midnight.

After eight years, Josette’s Bistro at 4983 W. Flamingo Road will close on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009.  Owner Chef Josette LeBlond will take her crew and move downtown to open the new Las Vegas Rocks Café at 450 Fremont Street by Dec. 1. Until she shuts the doors, dining hours will remain Wednesday through Saturday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. with Randy T entertaining nightly and impromptu songs by Tony Sacca and friends.

Celebrity sightings:

Thursday, October 29…

TAO kicked off Halloween weekend with a “Halloweighties” party for Worship Thursday hosted by pop star Debbie Gibson, dressed as a sexy devil. She was accompanied by boyfriend Dr. Rutledge Taylor, dressed as an angel.

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Dr. Rutledge Taylor and Debbie Gibson


Spotted in the crowd scoping out the location of their upcoming Halloween bash were Twilight stars Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz, who headed straight for TAO after arriving in Vegas.  On Saturday, the two hosted Veuve Clicquot’s Yelloween.

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Ashley Greene


Over at LAVO Dancing with the Stars pro Cheryl Burke dined with her model boyfriend Max Zagorski.

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Max Zagorski and Cheryl Burke


Also spotted dining at LAVO was actor Walter Perez, who can currently be seen in the remake of the hit film, FAME.


Friday night, October 30…


Professional wrestle Ric Flair, accompanied by his significant other, dined at N9NE Steakhouse inside Palms Casino Resort.


Over at Rain Nightclub, resident mix-master Z-Trip and infamous DJ P spun a spooky set on the turntables for Uneasy Halloween.  This was the first collaboration between Z-trip and DJ P in more than 10 years.

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Z-Trip and infamous DJ P spun


Sorority Row star Briana Evigan. who turned 23 on October 23rd, celebrated her birthday at LAVO with her family and friends.

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Briana Evigan


Twilight star Kellan Lutz along with his parents and friends spent the afternoon at TAO Beach before joining up with co-star Ashley Greene and even more friends for dinner at LAVO. Afterwards the group took the party upstairs to the nightclub. Good friend Brittany Snow arrived after midnight to join them.

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Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene

 

Eighties pop star Debbie Gibson dined at LAVO with boyfriend Dr. Rutledge Taylor.

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Debbie Gibson


Also spotted upstairs at LAVO was Entourage favorite Rex Lee.

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Rex Lee


Over at TAO, True Blood star Rutina Wesley dined with a group of family and friends.


Saturday night, October 31…


On Halloween, filmmaker, actor and visual artist John Waters, Jr. and three friends, dined at N9NE Steakhouse.


Over at Rain Nightclub, guests were treated to an exclusive debut collaboration of the hit single, “Firefly,” performed by international singing sensation, Matt Goss and remixed by premier DJ and resident at Rain Nightclub, Paul Oakenfold.


Upstairs at Moon Nightclub, heavy metal band Slipknot arrived in costumes and sat at a VIP table sipping on Ketel One mixed drinks.


Rap icon Vanilla Ice (a.k.a. Rob Van Winkle) performed at Studio 54 inside MGM Grand as part of the weeklong Nightmare on 54th Street Halloween celebration. What the crowd didn’t know was that it also marked the rapper’s 42nd birthday. Upstairs in his VIP sky box, he was greeted by his closest friends with a two-tier birthday cake in his honor.

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Colorado Rockies first basemen Jason Giambi enjoyed the scene inside Body English nightclub at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

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Jason Giambi


90210’s AnnaLynne McCord hosted her little sister Rachel’s 21st birthday inside Tabú Ultra Lounge at MGM Grand. The young starlet arrived at the Las Vegas hot spot with both her sisters Angel and Rachel McCord. And in celebration of Halloween, all three sisters were dressed head-to-toe in some of this year’s hottest costumes. The youngest McCord, Rachel, stole the show when a three-tiered pastel frosted cake was presented to her by the beautiful Tabú staff.

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Anna Lynne, Rachel and Angel McCord


Earlier in the day AnnaLynne, Rachel and Angel were spotted poolside at WET REPUBLIC for a little pre-party affair. The girls then followed their day with a special birthday dinner at FiAMMA Trattoria and Bar at MGM Grand.


Vampires from screens big and small abounded as celebrities from Twilight and True Blood celebrated Veuve Clicquot’s Yelloween at TAO and LAVO.

During the day True Blood’s Rutina Wesley and Briana Evigan of Sorority Row were both spotted soaking up the rays at the last day of the season for TAO Beach.

Ashley Greene from Twilight enjoyed a fun-filled Saturday afternoon at Lagasse's Stadium at The Palazzo.

When the sun went down the costumes came out and the stars got into the Halloween spirit.  Ashley Greene transformed into a peacock while Twilight co-star Kellan Lutz played the role of super hero sidekick, channeling Robin.  Rutina Wesley donned a pirate costume and Sam Trammell waved his wand as a Nordic wizard.

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Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, Kellen Lutz and Ashley Greene


After kicking off the Yelloween celebration with a joint red carpet, Ashley and Kellan headed to TAO where a group of friends, including Brittany Snow dressed as Carmen San Diego, were waiting, while Rutina and Sam made their way to LAVO to join their friends.


Briana Evigan, nearly unrecognizable after donning a blond wig and gold lame, continued her birthday weekend celebration under the stars with a cabana at TAO Beach.


At LAVO True Blood co-stars Sam and Rutina dined with friends in the Italian eatery’s private dining room before heading up to host in the nightclub.  Around 3 a.m. Sam headed to TAO via the TAO /LAVO Escalade.


Holly Madison, donning a gorgeous Queen of Hearts costume, hosted “HollyWeen” at the illustrious Studio 54 nightclub at MGM Grand.

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Holly Madison


While reviewing the sea of candidates for the most original and sexiest costumes, Holly found a personal favorite: a club-goer dressed as a pregnant Kendra Wilkinson, Holly's friend and former co-star on E! series Girls Next Door. The costume included a Playboy-themed wardrobe with a t-shirt reading “Sorry, Hank, it’s Hef’s…” over her fake baby bump.


The winner for most original costume went to "The Spirit of Michael Jackson" which was a large outfit that included Michael's signature hair style and glitzy clothing but completely hid the contestant's body to give the impression of a ghostly figure. The creator, Christina Brewer from Mesa, AZ, said it took almost three months to create. The sexiest costume went to a Playboy Playmate impersonator, Charity Hodges from Los Angeles. Both contestants were awarded $5,000 for their efforts.

Sunday, November 1…


True Blood star Rutina Wesley wrapped up Halloween weekend relaxing in the sun on the last day of the TAO Beach season.  
LAVO wrapped up the weekend with Vice-O-Ween Sunday, where actor Wilmer Valderrama, of “That 70’s Show”, came to hear DJ Vice spin.

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Wilmer Valderrama

Lead vocalist for the band Slipknot, Corey Taylor, accompanied by a few friends, dined at N9NE Steakhouse inside Palms Casino Resort.


Larry Birkhead and daughter Dannielynn spotted checking into a room at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Actor Wilmer Valderrama and former NFL star Jerome Bettis were on the premises, hanging out at Body English.


Monday, Nov. 2 NHRA Top Fuel driver of the U.S. Army Dragster, Tony Schumacher, met the girls of BITE at Stratosphere after enjoying the show. Schumacher is the current points leader of the NHRA’s “Full Throttle Drag Racing Series” and the first driver in NHRA Racing history to win five consecutive world titles. Schumacher and other drivers were in town for the series’ Las Vegas event and took part in a free autograph session for fans at Stratosphere on Oct. 30.


TV personality Chris Hansen dined at N9NE Steakhouse inside Palms Casino Resort with a party of eight.


Upstairs at ghostbar, rapper T-Pain and three others partied at a VIP table.


Tuesday, November 3,...

Talented hip-hop musician, Shwayze and singer/producer Cisco Adler celebrated the release of the album, Let It Beat at Moon Nightclub inside Palms Casino Resort.  Joining them at their VIP table were ten others, including professional race car driver Marco Andretti and world-renowned DJ and producer Tiesto.

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Shwayze and singer/producer Cisco Adler


At a separate table were MMA fighters Joe Stevenson, Nate Diaz and Kendall Grove with a group of friends.


Wednesday, November 4…


Peepshow star Holly Madison was spotted dining at Dos Caminos inside The Palazzo.


Larry Birkhead spotted playing slot machines at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and then partying late into the night at Wasted Space. He was with an unknown female friend, having cocktails and mingling with the crowd.


I will be back next week with more of what’s “happening” in and around Las Vegas.


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