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There are a lot of thrills to be found in Las Vegas, and you may have never thought charities would be one of them. Caesars Entertainment and celebrities team up together to make lour communities a better place. Check out some of these great “feel good’ stories.

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Nathan Burton, Frank Mir Go “Over the Edge”

Magician and Flamingo headliner Nathan Burton has finally gone over the edge, and he’s not the only one! Nathan Burton and other VIPs rappelled off the top of Rio Las Vegas as part of an “Over the Edge” fundraiser that raised more than $100,000 for the Special Olympics, Oct. 7 and 8. The Special Olympics….

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Harrah’s Donates $100,000 to Soap Recycling Program

The Harrah’s Foundation has donated $100,000 to the Clean the World Foundation to develop a soap recycling facility in Las Vegas. The center will collect and sanitize soap, shampoos, conditioners and lotions from Vegas hotel-casinos and distribute the products to struggling families throughout the U.S. and more than 40 countries around the world. The soap….

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Barry Manilow Gives the Gift of Music to Vegas Kids

It was a big day for hundreds of Las Vegas children as music icon Barry Manilow made a special appearance to announce the donation of truckloads of musical instruments to Las Vegas schools through his nonprofit, the Manilow Music Project. Five semi trucks full of instruments, to be exact. Barry Manilow, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar….

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Caesar Statue Gets New Bling for a Great Cause

The iconic statue of Augustus Caesar outside Caesars Palace is sporting a new “Livestrong” wristband as a way to support the Lance Armstrong Foundation and international Livestrong Day. Livestrong Day marks the anniversary of cyclist Lance Armstrong’s cancer diagnosis, and is intended to be a “global day of action.” The Lance Armstrong Foundation’s mission is….

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Vegas Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Today marked the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s first “Pink Newspaper Day” to help fight breast cancer, and a slew of Vegas notables were out in force to sell pink newspapers and bring attention to October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Among the celebrities selling the Las Vegas Review-Journal (printed on pink newsprint) was Harrah’s magician (and….

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Oh, Heavens, Holly’s Back from Vacation

Holly Madison, star of Peepshow at Planet Hollywood, just returned from a short vacation. And Holly has returned as only Holly can. Pictorially! The comely de facto mayor of Las Vegas (per this Las Vegas blog, anyway) is currently featured in UFC Magazine. See all the photos here. As if one needed an additional reason….

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Today’s Sin City Quickies

It’s time for a Vegas news purge. Which sounds kind of gross, granted, but in actuality, it’s a way for us to share loads of Vegas scoop without having to do much actual “writing” or “thinking.” So, let’s have at it! * The nominations for the World Series of Poker Hall of Fame have been….

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Have a Cardiac Arrest for Charity at Rio Vegas

Today’s pressing rhetorical question: “What is the matter with people?!” Why do we ask? We just got word that on Oct. 8, a fundraiser for the Special Olympics will involve ordinary humans rappelling 51 stories from the Masquerade Tower at Rio Las Vegas. Fifty. One. Stories. This is precisely the kind of thing that inspired….

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KGB Hosts Soiree to Support Restaurant Week

Celebrity chef Kerry Simon opened the doors to his new restaurant, KGB at Harrah’s Vegas, to host a charity event in support of Restaurant Week and nonprofit Three Square, a Las Vegas food bank. The lively evening (Sep. 1) featured Kerry’s signature dishes, including the our-now-favorite “Iron Chef” sliders, as well as any number of….

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Chef Kerry Simon Serves Up Fun for Charity at KGB

In honor of Restaurant Week in Las Vegas, the “rock ‘n’ roll chef, Kerry Simon, is set to host an event tonight (Sep. 1) at KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers inside Harrah’s Las Vegas. Guests will be treated to samplings of his famous “Iron Chef” sliders, the signature Captain Crunch milkshake, specialty cocktails, desserts and more…..

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Vegas Restaurant Week: Chow Up for a Good Cause

As part of the fourth annual Restaurant Week (Aug. 30 to Sep. 5), a virtual buffet of Vegas restaurants are offering special menus to benefit the Three Square food bank, a nonprofit with the mission to “efficiently and effectively serve hope to those in our community struggling with hunger.” Among the participating restaurants are many….

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Penn Gets Hair Chopped for Locks of Love

When you think of Penn Jillette, one half of comedy-magic duo Penn & Teller at Rio Vegas, a few things leap immediately to mind: 1) jokes, 2) fire eating, 3) verbosity and, last but not least, 4) hair. Penn’s iconic locks, always in a ponytail onstage, have graced the covers of magazines and been blown….

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One Degree of Separation From Holly Madison

We had an interesting encounter yesterday. One which brought us within one degree of separation from Holly Madison, star of “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood. While attending a fundraising event for a local charity, Spread the Word Nevada, we got to watch some BMX bikers do their thing. The main attraction? Ricardo Laguna, described as a….

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Timberlake, Aguilera, Diddy and Friends Help Kids

Some of music’s biggest names will join forces for a concert at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children on Oct. 23. Grammy and Emmy Award-winning singer/actor/”SNL” stand-out/stud Justin Timberlake will head up a slew of musical performances by artists including Christina Aguilera, Sean “Diddy” Combs and his new group Diddy-Dirty Money,….

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Vegas’ Longest-Running Headliner Signs Books at IP

Celebrity female impersonator Frank Marino did a meet-and-greet and book signing for fans before his show, Divas Las Vegas, at the Imperial Palace’s Human Nature Showroom on Jul. 22. Proceeds from the sales of Marino’s “Dining With the Diva” cookbook benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The colorful performer’s cookbook features a surprisingly plentiful supply of recipes….

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