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Weekend Rewind: Salt-N-Pepa and good friends bring the ’90s to the Strip, Jim Gaffigan catches the Pop Strings Orchestra and more

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With two shows closing recently at the Paris Theater– “Marilyn The New Musical” on June 17 and “Inferno” on July 14– there’s clearly a space on the Strip. On Sunday night, something totally different was revealed to fill that space: A huge Vegas version of the popular I Love the ’90s nostalgia performance tour. Salt-N-Pepa, Rob Base, All-4-One and Sisqo surprised Paris guests with a pop-up performance to reveal I Love the ’90s: The Vegas Show, set to open on Oct. 12. The official announcement explains the show as a 90-minute immersive dance party including a live DJ, dancers, throwback videos and other preferred artists including Mark McGrath, Kid ‘n Play and more turning through different dates. Produced by UD Factory and Universal Attractions Company and set for select dates at 9 p.m., the new performance production might leave room for another program at the place. While “Marilyn” has actually been rumored for a resurgence in a various space, it was slated to return on Sept. 4 to the Paris Theater, according to the resort’s home entertainment calendar’s Monday listings.

I finally made it to the Westgate International Theater to see the legendary Barry Manilow on Friday night, but had I returned on Saturday I might have been seated next to previous young boy banders Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre of 98 Degrees fame. Unlike me, they got their picture taken with Barry after the program, undoubtedly real Fanilows.

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When pop stars collide: Half of 98 Degrees with Barry Manilow.

Bearded funnyman Jim Gaffigan stayed after his Friday set at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace and discovered the David Perrico Pop Strings Orchestra, the powerful 14-piece band that infuses all sort of vibrant energy into familiar tunes at Cleopatra’s Barge Fridays and Saturdays. Gaffigan is officially a fan.

Discuss a power table: Prior to his show at Drai’s Bar Saturday night, rapper Meek Mill joined New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin and Sixers star Ben Simmons for dinner at the age-old (and tasty) Tao Asian Bistro at the Venetian.

More Saturday night sports stars: Dallas Mavericks center DeAndre Jordan celebrated his birthday at Repetition Beach Club flanked by NBA pals Kevin Durant and Matt Barnes while The Chainsmokers rocked your house.

” Little Miss Sunlight” star Abigail Breslin, now 22 and preparing yourself to shoot “Zombieland 2” with initial castmates Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson and Jessie Eisenberg, was spotted at the Cosmopolitan’s stylish eatery Appeal & & Essex Sunday night sharing onion rings, chicken meatballs and steak with her partner Ira Kunyansky.

” Menopause The Musical” marked a milestone at Harrah’s Las Vegas on Friday when it commemorated performance No. 5,000 at the cozy Harrah’s Cabaret room. Showing up for the celebrations were next-door neighbors The Bronx Wanderers from Bally’s, “Soundtrack” star Clint Holmes and fellow Harrah’s headliners Tenors of Rock, to name a few. “Menopause” stars “Laverne & & Shirley” legend Cindy Williams with Vita Corimbi, Jacquelyn Holland-Wright, Lori Tradition and Lisa Mack and exists at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday plus matinees at 4 p.m. Saturdays and Mondays.

Lady doused in boiling water by '' friends '.

New York City (WCBS/CNN) – Jamoneishia Merritt, 11, has actually not been offered a mirror to look at the serious damage done to her face and neck.

“We’re trying to keep her spirits up, talking with her,” said the lady’s aunt, Lawrene Merritt.

The family shared a heartbreaking photo of the girl in the burn system at Harlem Medical facility, completely scarred after she was viciously and intentionally scalded while at a pajama party, surrounded by young girls she considered her good friends.

Police state while Merritt slept, a 12-year-old girl threw boiling water in her face, which heated her awake. Merritt suffered burns to her face, back and shoulders and was rushed to the health center in severe but steady condition.

It took place Monday morning inside an apartment in the Bronx.

The girl’s mother, Ebony Merritt, has actually talked with district attorneys about the felony criminal charges facing the 12-year-old assailant. Merritt also stated she believes the one adult inside the home did refrain from doing enough to prevent the attack.

Other relatives are mad and state they want justice for Jamoneishia.

“They were really wicked,” Lawrene Merritt stated of her niece’s so-called friends. “That didn’t make good sense. I mean, I could not even envision a child doing that to another kid.”

Investigators are checking out whether this criminal offense was inspired by an obvious social media pattern that’s dubbed “the hot water difficulty.” It includes 6 stunts where unsuspecting victims get hot water tossed at them.

Eight-year-old Ki’ari Pope of Florida passed away after apparently participating in exactly what may have been a variation on the fad by drinking boiling water as part of an attempt with another child.

The victim’s mother posted on social media, stating that she wants all parents to be familiar with exactly what their kids are doing and to talk with them about the hazardous, sick stunts they see online.

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Lamar Odom restores consciousness, family and friends state

By SALLY HO and BETH HARRIS
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Family members of Lamar Odom declined to discuss his condition or activities Saturday, a day after he restored awareness and communicated – speaking and even offering a thumbs-up from his hospital bed – after being found in very important condition at a Nevada brothel.

Alvina Alston, press agent for JaNean Mercer, Odom’s maternal aunt and godmother, would not confirm whether Odom was breathing on his own or interacting more.

His movement on Friday was the first substantial update on Odom’s health given that he was discovered unconscious and facedown at the Love Cattle ranch in Crystal, Nevada, on Tuesday afternoon.

Odom spoke a welcoming and offered a thumbs-up, Alston said.

“He got up, and he spoke,” Alston stated.

A person who is close to separated spouse Khloe Kardashian, who spoke on the condition of privacy since she was not licensed to release information of Odom’s condition to the press, also stated that he was able to state hi to Kardashian.

His previous coach Jim Harrick in Los Angeles, who said Odom sounded positive on a call just a few weeks earlier, stated Kardashian informed him that Odom is now off dialysis, and that he revealed a response when she reached down to state “Lamar, I enjoy you.”

“Khloe has promised me she’s going to stay by his bedside till she and him can walk out of the health center together,” Harrick stated.

Authorities are still backtracking Odom’s $75,000, three-day visit to the whorehouse that started late afternoon Saturday, with blood-test lead to identify what triggered his medical episode still pending.

The brothel’s owner and representative have actually stated that he chose two ladies to accompany him in a VIP suite on his very first visit to the ranch. Odom had stated that he had actually done drug before his arrival, and the brothel said they saw him consume alcohol and take as numerous as 10 supplements offered as “organic Viagra.” One brand that he took, Reload, was the subject of a 2013 caution from the Food and Drug Administration, which said the tablet consisted of sildenafil, the active component in prescription Viagra.

The brothel likewise said he ended up being upset Sunday following a phone call where his ex’s “Staying up to date with the Kardashians” show was mentioned. However he was normally in a great state of mind, even suggesting that he stay a whole week at the whorehouse in the rural neighborhood.

Odom was then discovered unconscious there Tuesday with white and reddish substances coming from his nose and mouth. He was breathing and taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas.

Kardashian hurried to his side that night and ever since, buddies, colleagues and loved ones, including his two youngsters, have gone to and posted messages on social media requesting prayers.

Kardashian had actually said her family won’t be posting content on their apps while taking care of his health crisis. The online message read: “As a household, we’ve chosen to hold back on publishing content across our apps while we remain to support and pray for Lamar.”

She likewise thanked fans for their kindness and understanding. The message was dealt with to fans as a note from Kardashian on her blog-like app. Revealing a publishing black-out is a rarity for the family, who meticulously record their lives on various social media channels and on the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” television program.

At the same time, Mercer had actually issued her own declaration Friday to thank the public for its assistance, stating they’re family was concentrated on Odom’s “complete healing.”

“No words can express the frustrating thankfulness we feel for the outpouring of assistance from all over the world,” the statement stated.

Alston said Mercer is the sis of Odom’s late mother who helped raise him in New york city, where she still lives. Mercer and other member of the family are now in Las Vegas. The declaration said: “His complete healing is paramount and our main focus.”

The previous NBA star had been a cherished member of the Los Angeles Lakers, winning two championships with the group and enjoying extensive fame as a reality TV star himself before his current down spiral, that included leaving pro basketball, a pending divorce with Kardashian and a DUI arrest.

“He is among the most fantastic, kind, modest and charitable humans you ‘d ever want to satisfy,” Harrick said.

Harris reported from L.a.

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Military recruiters get a little armed aid from their friends

Marine veteran Danny Michaels puffed on a cigarette Wednesday while he sat in front of the Armed Forces Career Center on South Maryland Parkway. His.40-caliber pistol was tight in its holster on his hip and his Mossberg shotgun packed with buckshot was within arm’s reach.

Given that Monday he’s been securing recruiters while they work in consistent inside the profession center in hopes to preventing anybody who might aim to levy an armed assault like Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez did Thursday at a marine reserve center in Chattanooga, Tenn., that killed 4 Militaries and a sailor.

“They’re unarmed and we’re at war,” he stated about the recruiters. “Somebody has actually got to secure them. … I wish to stop them prior to they enter the door, and let them know this is not a soft target.”

Michaels, 65, stated exactly what happened in Chattanooga was “outrageous.” He noted that the indicator on the outside of the career center states armed forces “but where’s the arms? I’m hoping the military or the secretary of defense is going to alter this unreasonable guideline” that avoids recruiters in uniform from bring weapons.

He stated he’ll keep showing up “as long as I can.”

The recruiters said they’re happy he’s there as are other veterans who have actually dropped in to bring him water, doughnuts and snacks.

What’s occurring in Las Vegas is not unique to Las Vegas. It’s part of an across the country activity in response to the Chattanooga killings. Resident guards are taking similar armed positions in a minimum of 20 states.

Another veteran, who wouldn’t provide his name, joined Michaels by carrying a shotgun, as did Ron O’Brien, a non-veteran, pro-Second Change gun enthusiast.

“If anybody should be trusted with weapons it’s our military,” O’Brien stated. “And our armed force is unarmed at a time of war. It’s unbelievable.”

In North Las Vegas, at the Army Recruiting Center on 445 W. Craig Road, 25-year-old Army veteran Josh Martin sat in an American flag-colored chair with a.45-caliber M1911 pistol on his hip and a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle at his side.

Martin, who spent 11 months of his four-year active service from 2008 to 2012 in Afghanistan, stated he felt called to sit at the door to support “unprotected” employers inside.

“It’s atrocious that our military males and females are relied on with arms abroad, but employers cannot even carry a pistol on our house grass,” he said.

Martin based himself next to the door starting Tuesday morning, when the recruiting center opened at 9 a.m., and remained up until it closed at 6 p.m, he said. Martin plans on doing the very same each day until he starts classes at ITT Technical Institute in September.

“I’ll be right here until somebody takes over for me or till the law is changed,” Martin stated. “Or up until I can no longer do it.”

Inside the Army center, lead recruiter Sgt. Kevin Barnhouse said he valued Martin’s intent, but could not formally endorse him.

“We value their efforts, they’re well within their rights,” Barnhouse said. “But we’re not associated with any of their companies, we simply cannot be.”

In Carson City, Nevada National Guard soldiers carried out an “active shooter” training exercise Wednesday.

About 200 employees at the Guard offices were part of the workout, which was prepared beginning about 3 months earlier.

The training is anticipated to aid both Carson City Constable’s deputies respond faster and efficiently to an active shooter event such as the one at the capital IHOP almost four years ago that left four victims, including three members of the Guard, dead at the hands of a psychologically ill guy.

Master Sgt. Christian Riege, Lt. Col. Heath Kelly, Sgt. 1st Class Miranda McElhiney and Florence Donovan-Gunderson were killed when Eduardo Sencion opened fire in the dining establishment prior to eliminating himself in the parking area.

Capt. Robert Kolvet, provost marshal of the Guard center, said the workout was a bit stressful for workers and responding police but will function as a lesson in how to react should such an occasion really take place.

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Friends recall teen who died at Lake Mohave

James Pasigan appears in a yearbook photo. (Source: CCSD)James Pasigan appears in a yearbook photo. (Source: CCSD).
LAKE MOHAVE (FOX5) -.

A witness said that a teen whose body was pulled from Lake Mohave on Thursday had actually been cliff diving with a group of friends.

James Pasigan, 18, went missing in the Early morning Star Cove area of the lake. His buddies said he disappeared while trying to swim throughout the cove.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Cops Department Rescue Dive Group recuperated his body. The National Park Service reported he was not using a life jacket.

Pasigan, a Henderson citizen and Liberty High School senior, was set to finish in a couple of days.

“I simply cannot think it. He went too quickly,” a pal said.

“He always had a smile for me, constantly ready to fill my life with love and happiness,” good friend Nick Watten stated.

Another teenager passed away at Lake Mohave in April after cliff diving.

Pasigan’s friends are preparing a vigil in his honor for Tuesday at 7 p.m. In addition, a GoFundMe account has been set up to gather donations for funeral service expenses. It is available right here.

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