Four F-16 fighter jets from the world-famous U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds buzzed The Las Vegas Strip on Jan. 7, 2012. The jets made two passes (not uncommon in Vegas, come to think of it), flying in a northeasterly direction at an approximate velocity of “If You Blinked, You Probably Missed It.” The Thunderbirds made the….
It was bound to happen. On Jan. 3, 2012, Planet Hollywood, America’s de facto beauty pageant headquarters, welcomed 53 Miss America contestants at a special rose ceremony, and according to our estimates, virtually all of them immediately got a crush on this blog. For a larger version of that group shot, and to confirm we….
We’ll say it right up front. We’ve never gotten “Auld Lang Syne.” Translated, it means “Old Long Since,” which doesn’t exactly make us scream, “It’s a new year, let’s party!” We do, however, want to remember our Las Vegas acquaintances, old and new, so we’ve slapped together some images we captured from the New Year’s….
New Year’s Eve is the biggest party of the year in Las Vegas, and if you’re lucky enough to be in town for the world-class festivities, brace yourself for a one-of-a-kind, you-probably-won’t-remember-much-of-it (in a good way) celebration. Of course, one of the challenges of a New Year’s Eve in Sin City is figuring out where….
We were delighted, but not surprised, to hear Miss USA Olivia Culpo captured the Miss Universe crown at Planet Hollywood on Dec. 19, 2012. Mainly because this blog predicted the contest’s outcome way back in June. See our incredible exhibition of prescience for yourself! Culpo beat out 88 competitors, several of whom we photographed at….
Who says Las Vegas isn’t a champion of culture? The Saxe Theater in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood has announced it will open “Stripped The Play,” direct from Off-Broadway, on Dec. 21, 2012. “Stripped The Play,” which feels like it needs some additional punctuation somewhere, delves into the world of male stripping, following….
It’s sort of the Vegas version of “Punk’d.” You arrive at Planet Hollywood, and the hotel staff is apologetic because they can’t find your reservation. The rest is an “Only in Vegas” moment, courtesy of dozens of Miss Universe contestants. Have a watch. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P1eF41JS1U] The unsuspecting guests, several of whom seem to go into a….
He had us at “Devonshire butter-infused beef.” Colorful celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is working with Planet Hollywood to open a new restaurant, BurGR Gordon Ramsay, on December 22, 2012. Yes, that soon. We’ve got an exclusive first look at the new BurGR Gordon Ramsay, assuming you haven’t seen it somewhere else before this. BurGR, of….
The things this blog endures for you. Planet Hollywood recently welcomed the genetically-gifted contestants in this year’s Miss Universe competition, and this blog was there to take their photos. While there were any number of lovely contestants in attendance, this blog is going to go boldly out on a limp to predict Miss USA, Olivia Culpo,….
From what we can tell, DB’s Pong & Pool at The Miracle Mile Shops has been open for a couple of months now, and this blog happens to think it may be one of the best-kept secrets on The Strip. DB’s, which stands for Dirty Blondie’s, like its sister establishment in The Miracle Mile at….
As has been the case since the very inception of Las Vegas in the early 17th century (just go with it), Sin City nightclubs are once again pulling in major talent for their New Year’s Eve weekend celebrations. Today, we learned singer and TV personality CeeLo Green will perform live on Dec. 30, 2012 at….
It’s easy to overlook Koi Las Vegas, because it’s a little hidden on the Mezz (second) level at Planet Hollywood, but the flavors and nightlife are hard to miss. Koi’s restaurant and lounge combo is a mix of Eastern design and Hollywood style, with a focus on Japanese-inspired food (“with California accents”), as well as….
No, it’s not a word (yet), but “burlomedy” is exactly what Sin City Comedy delivers. Part stand-up comedy and part vintage burlesque, there’s something for everyone at this recently re-located offering at Planet Hollywood. Formerly located in Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops, Sin City Comedy moved into new digs on the hotel’s mezzanine level (called….
Everybody knows the world’s coming to an end in December, right? At least according to those pesky Mayans. Well, if anyone can make the most of a cataclysmic event, it’s Las Vegas! (After all, the city used to host atomic test explosions the same way Times Square hosts New Year’s Eve.) PBR Rock Bar at….