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Christopher Plummer to change Kevin Spacey in Getty film

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AP This combination image reveals Kevin Spacey at the Tony Awards in New York on June 11, 2017, left, and Christopher Plummer during a picture session in Beverly Hills, Calif. on July 25, 2013. Spacey is getting eliminated of Ridley Scott’s finished movie “All the Money in the World” and replaced by Christopher Plummer just over one month prior to it’s supposed to hit theaters.

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017|1 a.m.

LOS ANGELES– In a wholly unprecedented relocation, Kevin Spacey is being cut from Ridley Scott’s ended up film “All the Money on the planet” and changed by Christopher Plummer simply over one month before it’s expected to strike theaters.

Individuals near to the production who were not authorized to speak openly stated Wednesday that Plummer is starting reshoots right away in the function of J. Paul Getty. All Spacey’s scenes will be reshot, individuals told The Associated Press. Co-stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams are anticipated to get involved.

Scott, who is known to be an effective director, is intending to keep the film’s Dec. 22 release date.

The director’s publicist Simon Halls confirmed the switch late Wednesday.

The movie was initially set to have its opening night at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles on Nov. 16 but was pulled previously this week in the middle of the sexual harassment reports surrounding Spacey, who has likewise been fired from “House of Cards” and come by his skill firm and press agent.

“All the cash on the planet” was primed for a luxurious awards season release from distributor Sony Pictures Entertainment and its ad campaign, which plainly includes Spacey, has been public for about a month currently. However its strategies have actually been in question since Spacey’s track record has actually diminished over the past week with harassment accusations growing daily.

The film narrates the occasions surrounding the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and his mother’s effort to convince J. Paul Getty, his billionaire grandfather, to pay the ransom.

The 87-year-old Plummer was apparently Scott’s first choice for the role of J. Paul Getty, however the director was pushed into casting a larger name. Plummer is probably best known for “The Sound of Music.” He won his very first Oscar in 2012 for the movie “Beginners.”

One of individuals near to the production stated that Scott’s plan captured Sony by surprise, however the studio is supporting the switch.

Netflix states no more Kevin Spacey on '' House of Cards '.

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Jordan Strauss/ Invision/ AP In this April 27, 2015 file picture, Kevin Spacey arrives at the Q&A Screening of “Your House Of Cards” at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Netflix states Spacey is out at “House of Cards” after a series of allegations of unwanted sexual advances and attack. Netflix states in a statement Friday night, Nov. 3, 2017, that it’s cutting all ties with Spacey, and will not be included with any more production of “Home of Cards” that consists of him.

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017|1 a.m.

LOS ANGELES– Netflix said Friday night that Kevin Spacey will not belong of “Home of Cards” and it’s cutting all other ties with the actor after a series of claims of sexual harassment and attack.

“Netflix will not be involved with any additional production of ‘House of Cards’ that includes Kevin Spacey,” the business stated in a declaration.

Netflix said it will work with the program’s production company MRC to assess whether it will continue without him.

The 58-year-old Spacey was nominated for finest drama star Emmy Awards during each of the program’s first five seasons, but never won. He played a ruthless political leader who rises to the presidency of the United States. Co-star Robin Wright is likewise a main player on the program, and it might conceivably continue with a concentrate on her.

Production on the program had already been suspended on Tuesday.

Netflix states it also will choose not to release the film “Gore,” in which Spacey stars as the writer Gore Vidal as well as served as manufacturer.

CNN reported that 8 current or previous “House of Cards” employees claim that Spacey made the production a “harmful” office and one ex-employee alleges the actor sexually attacked him.

Spacey has actually not been arrested or accuseded of any criminal activity. His press agent did not immediately return an e-mail message late Friday night seeking comment. A press agent said earlier today that Spacey is “making the effort essential to look for examination and treatment.”

The Academy Acclaimed actor ended up being ensnared in Hollywood’s fast-growing sexual harassment crisis after actor Anthony Rapp alleged Spacey made sexual advances towards him in 1986, when Rapp was 14. Spacey has actually stated he does not keep in mind the alleged encounter reported by BuzzFeed News last weekend but said sorry if such “intoxicated behavior” occurred.

The story spurred a number of others to come forward with comparable accusations about Spacey.

London cops are supposedly investigating Spacey for a 2008 sexual assault, British media reported Friday.

Authorities did not recognize Spacey by name but said the department’s kid abuse and sexual offenses system is investigating the reported assault after it was described cops previously this week.

Spacey is the current high profile Hollywood figure to lose work and standing in a wave that began when dozens of unwanted sexual advances claims were reported last month against film mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Weinstein is under examination in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, London and New York for possible criminal cases after a number of ladies implicated him of sexual assault or rape.

Also Friday, Hamilton Fish, publisher of The New Republic, resigned in the middle of allegations of sexual harassment.

In a business memo shared with The Associated Press, magazine owner Win McCormack composed that Fish’s resignation worked immediately which an internal examination would continue. Fish, who joined The New Republic in 2016, had been put on leave of lack recently. He is a former publisher of The Nation.

“As I comprehend it, some staff members, to my deep discouragement, grumbled this week that my presence had actually led them to feel unpleasant at The New Republic,” Fish composed to McCormack in a memo Friday that was also shared with the AP. “Women have longstanding and profound concerns with respect to their treatment in the office. Many guys have a lot to learn in this regard. I know I do, and I hope for and encourage that brand-new direction.”

Fish composed in an email to the AP that he “felt the debate swirling around us might trigger permanent damage to the magazine, which the only way to safeguard The New Republic and its staff members was for me to separate from the company.” Noting his time with such organizations as The Nation, a prominent liberal publication, and with Human Rights View, he composed that he had invested his profession in “in progressive media and the human rights field.

Fish is amongst a number of figures in media and publishing that have actually stepped down or been fired in the wake of the Weinstein reports.

Others include author and previous NBC analyst Mark Halperin, former New Republic literary editor Leon Wieseltier and previous NPR chief editor Michael Oreskes, who was an AP executive from 2008 to 2015.

Kevin Spacey says sorry after star accuses him of past harassment, comes out as gay

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Star Kevin Spacey said Sunday he is “beyond horrified” by claims that he made sexual advances on a teen kid years back.

The two-time Oscar winner published on Twitter that he does not keep in mind the encounter.”However if I did act then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply improper drunken behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having brought with him all these years,” he stated.

In an interview with BuzzFeed, actor Anthony Rapp said Spacey befriended him while they both performed on Broadway programs. Rapp was 14 when he went to a celebration at Spacey’s apartment in 1986, he stated. At the end of the night, an inebriated Spacey chose him up, placed him on his bed, and got on top of him, Rapp said.

Rapp said the 26-year-old was holding him down firmly, but he had the ability to get away and left the apartment.

Rapp, who is now 46 and starring in the TELEVISION show “Star Trek: Discovery”, stated he came forward after allegations against Harvey Weinstein triggered conversations about sexual assault and harassment in the show business.

Spacey, who is now 58, spoke openly about his sexual preference for the first time Sunday on Twitter.

“As those closest to me understand, in my life I have had relationships with both males and females,” he said. “I have actually liked and had romantic encounters with guys throughout my life, and I select now to live as a gay man.”

Spacey, who has actually fiercely secured his private life, had actually never ever disclosed his sexuality before however said Rapp’s story encouraged him to speak.

“I want to deal with this truthfully and honestly which begins with analyzing my own behavior,” he said.

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AP author Michelle A. Monroe in Phoenix contributed to this report.

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Toronto CF Kevin Pillar suspended 2 games for anti-gay slur

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John Bazemore/ AP In this photo taken Wednesday, Might, 17, 2017, Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Pillar (11) looks on as both benches empty onto the field after he exchanged words with Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Jason Motte (30) in the seventh inning of a baseball game, in Atlanta. Pillar has been suspended two games for screaming an anti-gay slur at a Braves pitcher.

Thursday, May 18, 2017|3:48 p.m.

ATLANTA– Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar was suspended two games Thursday for shouting an anti-gay slur at a Braves pitcher.

Heaven Jays suspended Pillar without pay soon after he said sorry in a statement, saying he was “totally and absolutely embarrassed” by the word he directed at Jason Motte.

Pillar was angry at Motte for supposedly quick-pitching him to get a strikeout that ended the seventh inning in Atlanta’s 8-4 success Wednesday night.

Replays appeared to show Pillar using the slur as he screamed toward the mound. After what he referred to as a sleep deprived night, the player acknowledged his misdeed.

“I are sorry for saying it,” Pillar informed reporters at SunTrust Park a couple of hours before the ending of a four-game series against the Braves. “I’m going to utilize myself as an example of how there are words out there you cannot utilize. It’s not a word I utilize ever. … It’s something that simply came out.”

Toronto basic supervisor Ross Atkins flew to Atlanta to apologize on behalf of the organization and announce the suspension, which he said was deemed suitable by Big league Baseball and Commissioner Rob Manfred.

Pillar will miss out on Thursday’s video game versus the Braves, as well as Friday’s video game at Baltimore. He will forfeit around $6,066 of his $555,000 wage, with the money contributed to charity.

Pillar will also pay a concealed fine.

“A large group chose that was appropriate,” Atkins stated. “There is no concern that remained in the heat of the minute, however that’s no excuse.”

In his statement, Pillar regreted that he “helped extend the use of a word that has no place in baseball, in sports or anywhere in society today. I’m totally and absolutely ashamed and feel terrible to have put the fans, my colleagues and the Blue Jays organization in this position.”

The event happened during the Blue Jays’ 3rd straight loss to the Braves. With his group tracking 8-3, Pillar struck out swinging to end a 1-2-3 seventh. He yelled towards the mound, prompting Motte to toss up his arms as if he didn’t know exactly what the problem was.

Atlanta catcher Kurt Suzuki and home plate umpire Brian O’Nora stepped in to diffuse the tension. Pillar headed towards the outfield and the Braves left the field.

Later, Pillar yielded to press reporters that he was frustrated by his team’s struggles, though he didn’t mention exactly what he said.

“It simply originates from a little disappointment in myself, just the way this series has actually been going,” he said. “It was immature, stupid. It was uncalled for. It becomes part of the game. I’m a competitive man.”

Pillar was far more contrite on Thursday. He called Motte to say sorry, and stated in his declaration that he also wished to “ask forgiveness to the Braves organization and their fans, and most notably, to the LGBTQ community for the disrespect I showed last night. This is not who I am and will utilize this as an opportunity to much better myself.”

“I will be an example of how words can anger a great deal of individuals,” Pillar informed press reporters. “I hope individuals see this as just a mistake in judgment.”

In 2012, heaven Jays offered shortstop Yunel Escobar a three-game suspension after he played a video game with an anti-gay slur written in Spanish on his eye-black sticker labels.

The group took a similar position toward Pillar.

“We wished to make sure we were as proactive as possible to obtain in front of it,” Atkins said.

Pillar’s slur came during a heated video game where Braves star Freddie Freeman was struck on the left wrist by a pitch, resulting in a fracture that will sideline one of the game’s best hitters for around 10 weeks.

In the 8th inning, both teams charged onto the field after Toronto’s Jose Bautista homered off Eric O’Flaherty, looked down the Atlanta reliever and flipped his bat high in the air. Jace Peterson yelled something at Bautista as he rounded first base, and Suzuki exchanged words with heaven Jays slugger after he touched home base.

No punches were tossed, however O’Flaherty provided a harsh rebuke to Bautista after the video game.

“That’s something making the game hard to view,” the pitcher stated, referring to previous home run celebrations by the Toronto slugger. “It’s become look-at-me stuff. He struck a home run with (the Braves holding) a five-run lead and tosses the bat around. I’m just tired of it. I’ve seen it from him enough.”

AP Sports Author Charles Odum in Atlanta, AP Baseball Author Ronald Blum in New York and Associated Press writer Rob Gillies in Toronto added to this report.

2015 LDW images: Busta Rhymes, Kevin Hart, 2 Chainz + Snoop Dogg

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Sean Kingston, 2 Chainz, Kevin Hart and Trey Songz at Marquee on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015|2:34 a.m.

2015 LDW: Busta Rhymes, Kevin Hart, Snoop Dogg
Busta Rhymes and DJ Eric D-Lux at Tao Beach on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, in the Venetian.Introduce slideshow “

After a blowout performance at Tao in the Venetian on Friday night to kick off the 2015 Labor Day Weekend, Busta Rhymes kept the celebration going at Tao Beach on Saturday afternoon.

The well known hip-hop artist, who was joined by friends and family, delved into the DJ booth and took a celebratory shot with Eric D-Lux prior to delighting in Tao Beach’s Buddah Burger.

Across the Strip, actor and comedian Kevin Hart hosted his HartBeat Weekend provides Kevin Hart & & Friends Comedy All-Stars After-Party at a star-studded Marquee Club in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday night after efficiencies at 7 and 10:30 p.m. in the neighboring Chelsea.

Upon arriving to Marquee, Hart required to the mic and greeted partygoers before calling Busta Rhymes, in a day-to-night party parade, approximately the stage for an unscripted efficiency of “Take a look at Me Now.”

Sean Kingston then signed up with Hart onstage and captivated the crowd by singing his hit “Beat It” just before 2 Chainz jumped in on the efficiencies and happy partygoers with “Lapdance in the Traphouse,” “Call Me,” “Birthday Tune” and more.

Likewise at Marquee on Saturday night: vocalist Trey Songz, who briefly danced onstage with Hart and took photographs with fans as Grammy Prize-winning singer Ne-Yo took in the sights from Hart’s VIP table.

In the lower-level Boom Box Space at Marquee, UFC competitor Francisco Rivera, who contended earlier at night at UFC 191 at MGM Grand Garden Arena, partied with a group of good friends.

The 2015 LDW weekend celebrations continued at sibling hotspot Tao as Snoop Dogg returned for a holiday edition of Snoopadelic Cabaret. The entertainer thrilled partygoers as he manned the DJ booth. Snoop Dogg continued the party as he brought to the phase and performed his hit songs.

NBA players Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson were found at a VIP booth at Tao. Thanks to Brenton Ho for his photos at Tao Beach, Al Powers at Marquee and Kevin Daniels of Tony Tran Photography at Tao Club.

Don Chareunsy is the Las Vegas Sun’s home entertainment and luxury senior editor and has been a journalist for almost two decades.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous popularity” has been a reporter for more than 50 years and has actually invested the previous 15 years giving readers the within scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

Follow Sun Entertainment + Luxury Senior citizen Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/ VDLXEditorDon.

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Tao Unless you have actually remained in a coma or are a Miss Havasham-esque recluse, you’ve most likely become aware of Tao and its incredible food and ambiance. Beating out world-famous New York preferred Pub on the Eco-friendly for highest earning restaurant, Tao will satisfaction every one of your senses with Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine served in a beautiful eastern-influenced setting that features waterfalls, century-old woods and stones, a hand-carved 20-foot-tall Buddha and an infinity swimming pool loaded with Japanese carp. Tao’s home entertainment complex also consists of an ultralounge, nightclub, and rooftop swimming pool, and although it sprawls about 42,000-feet, is commonly loaded with wall-to-wall people.
3355 S. Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89109
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Marquee The opening date is April 6, 2013, for the Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The 22,000-square-foot multi-level Marquee Nightclub & & Dayclub entertainment complex boasts two swimming pools, numerous bars and a gaming location. Setting throughout the period is highlighted by resident DJs including the world’s premier electronic music talent. European bathing (swimsuit leading optional) is permitted Monday-Thursday. Special experiences can be had in one of the grand cabanas, which include infinity edge glass dipping swimming pools, flat-screen televisions and dedicated mixed drink and food service. The ultimate day-to-night providing will be discovered in the unique bungalows dotting the boundary of the Dayclub, total with overnight quarters, person swimming pools and an outdoor celebration deck. Days spent dancing or basking in the sun are made full with well-thought-out facilities while a specialized mixed drink and food menu from Corporate Executive Chef Ralph Scamardella fuels the celebration. A turning roster of resident DJs will spin music for the summer.
3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109

2015 LDW photos: HartBeat Weekend with Drake and Kevin Hart; Juicy J at Tao

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Drake at Marquee on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015|4:02 a.m.

2015 LDW: Drake, Kevin Hart, Juicy J
Drake and Kevin Hart at Marquee on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.Introduce slideshow “

2015 LDW: Kevin Hart & & Buddies Introduce slideshow”Tyson Beckford Returns to Chippendales Launch slideshow”Sunday of the 2015 Labor Day Weekend started with the HartBeat Weekend Pool Celebration hosted by Kevin Hart at Tao Beach in the Venetian on the heels of his 7 and 10:30 p.m. comedy reveals Saturday night at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The superstar star and comedian, who was joined by his bride-to-be, Eniko Parrish, sent out the dayclub crowd into a craze when he delved into the DJ booth and welcomed daytime revelers. Upon arriving to Tao Beach, Grammy Prize-winning singer-songwriter Ne-Yo, who strangely kept his black T-shirt on for pictures, signed up with Hart,

who bared chest, onstage and gave a shout-out to the crowd. Also signing up with the celebration: comedian Hannibal Buress, who was a surprise addition at the 10:30 p.m. comedy show, E! News host Terrence J and rap artists Busta Rhymes and O.T. Genesis. On Sunday night, Hart’s HartBeat Weekend at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas came to a close. The packed weekend featured the two comedy shows atthe Chelsea, star dinner at STK Las Vegas to benefit BrittiCares International, sold-out concert at Boulevard Pool headlined by Drake and celebrity looks at Marquee Club. At Drake’s performance at Boulevard Swimming pool, guest Jhene Aiko opened the program before Hart thanked the Cosmopolitan and his fans for making HartBeat Weekend an incredible success for the 2nd consecutive year in a row. After Aiko’s performance, Hart returned to the stage to present Drake to the enthusiastic, sold-out crowd. Fans went bananas as they recited the lyrics to his hits”0 to 100, “”Hotline Bling,”” Know Yourself” and “Began with all-time low.”The audience included Terrence J, Kevin Frazier from “Entertainment Tonight,”Ne-Yo, Oscar-nominated star and “Empire” star Terrance Howard, rapper Busta Rhymes and NBA gamer Kyle Lowry. Celebrations continued post-concert Sunday night with the HartBeat Weekend Official After-Party hosted by Drake at Marquee. Hart kicked off the night by jumping onstage, grabbing the mic and vocal singing along to a list of tunes. Drake then wowed a jam-packed club of partygoers with his hits consisting of “My Way,””Hotline Bling” and”All Me.”The crowd constantly shouted for”Back to Back,”triggering him to liquidate the night with the fan-favorite single.

The acclaimed Canadian rapper then took in the noises of DJ Politik at his VIP table with a group of friends that consisted of Tyson Beckford, currently guest-starring in Chippendales at the Rio through Sept. 27.

Also at Marquee: Busta Rhymes, NBA star James Harden and Terrence J. At sister hotspot Tao Club in the Venetian, rap artist Juicy J closed out the weekend with an efficiency that featured his hits” Bandz a Make Her Dance,” “I Don’t Mind”

and more. Juicy J then danced the night away with a group of friends. And Monday afternoon, Las Vegas boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. partied at Tao Beach with a group that consisted of Doralie”Bad”Medina. He

welcomed fans before visiting his VIP cabana, where he bought alcoholic drinks and watermelon platters for the group. Thanks to Al Powers and Joe Torrance of Powers Imagery and Erik Kabik for their picture gallery of Drake, Hart and Juicy J. Don Chareunsy is the Las Vegas Sun’s entertainment and luxury senior editor and has actually been a journalist for nearly twenty years. Robin Leach of” Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous popularity”has been a reporter

for more than 50 years and has actually invested the past 15 years giving readers the within scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum play area. Follow Sun Entertainment+Luxury Senior citizen Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/ VDLXEditorDon. Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/ Robin_Leach. Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas attempts to be various. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to art discovered throughout

the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s trademark design is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip. Upon getting in the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio specifically produced for The Cosmopolitan. Simply beyond that, you’ll discover all your favorite casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor. The Cosmopolitan’s rooms standout as the resort’s most special feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 living rooms have 6-foot deep balconies that span the length

of the room, a first at a modern Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities consist of soaking tubs, kitchenettes and wacky

accessories like artistic coffee table books. The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t really something you’ll discover at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a contemporary setting at STK, first-class sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and the best fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos. Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is the location to discover the party at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, full with a pool and cabanas outside and three various spaces with three different vibes inside. If clubs aren’t your thing,

you can get a beverage at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is enclosed in 2 million dripping crystals. 3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-698-7000 Marquee The opening date is April 6, 2013, for the Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The 22,000-square-foot multi-level Marquee Bar & Dayclub entertainment complex boasts two swimming pools, a number of bars and a pc gaming location. Programming throughout the season is highlighted by resident DJs including the world’s premier electronic music talent. European bathing(bikini leading optional)is allowed Monday-Thursday. Unique experiences can be had in among the grand cabanas, which feature infinity edge glass dipping swimming pools, flat-screen televisions and dedicated alcoholic drink and food service. The ultimate day-to-night offering will be discovered in the unique cottages dotting the border of the Dayclub, complete with overnight quarters, individual swimming pools and an al fresco celebration deck. Days spent dancing or basking in the sun are made complete with well-thought-out amenities while a specialized cocktail and food menu from Corporate Executive Chef Ralph Scamardella fuels the celebration. A turning roster of resident DJs will spin music for the summertime. 3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109

Star preview: Drake, Jason Derulo, Kevin Hart, Chris Brown, Nelly, Lil Wayne, Flo Rida, Incubus

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Drake hosts and carries out at Marquee on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Friday, Sept. 4, 2015|midday

We’re officially biding farewell to summertime this weekend with the four-day Labor Day vacation, however we’re not going quietly.

There are still warm-weather nights ahead, so our 315,000 visitors anticipated to rival NYE this Labor Day Weekend will have lots of bang for their dollar. And bang is the operative word with the explosive UFC 191 double-header centerpiece at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Previous heavyweight champions Frank Mir and Andrei Arlovski are specific to have a slugfest. Today when I faced Frank, he told me at STK in the Cosmopolitan that he was consuming only water: “This is going to be a tough fight for both of us.”

Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson will have their flyweight fight as the other centerpiece. In addition to 5 main-card battles, there will certainly be six undercard bouts, including the female fight in the Octagon in between Jessica Andrade and Raquel Pennington.

The Ultimate Bikini Championships unwind their 10-week contest Sunday with sizzling swimwear feelings from as far away as Australia contending against our Las Vegas vixens.

Thirty appeals will be on hand to be paired down to 12 finalists intending to get the $50,000 grand reward from the $160,000 purse. “Sexxy” at Westgate Las Vegas star and producer Jennifer Romas leads the panel of judges due to the fact that she understands all about almost bare beauties.

2014 NYE: Hardwell, Calvin Harris, Tiesto at Hakkasan
Calvin Harris spins at Hakkasan on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in MGM Grand.Introduce slideshow “

The world’s leading DJs are all right here this LDW to put rival European hotspots to shame. No concern that Las Vegas is No. 1 in the world for the next 96 hours. They will be doing fight behind the wheels of steel with everybody from Tiesto to Calvin Harris.

Avicii has canceled his staying 2015 dates at Wynn Las Vegas to promote his sophomore album “Stories” to be released in October. He’ll resume in 2016. Skrillex, Diplo, Zedd and Dillon Francis are the XS and Encore Beach Club DJs for LDW.

So let’s get the 96-hour party started as we spin this week’s Royal Robin Rundown:

FRIDAY, SEPT. 4

Celine Dion Returns to Las Vegas
Celine Dion at the Colosseum on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Caesars Palace.Launch slideshow “

Celine Dion continues her residency at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace.

Air Supply is at Orleans Showroom all weekend.

Primus, The Chocolate Factory, The Fungi Ensemble and Clutch are at the Joint in the Acid rock Hotel.

Grand Funk Railway is at Golden Nugget.

The Australian Pink Floyd Program is at Mandalay Bay Beach.

Music for a Mission presents Skid Row benefiting Chance Town at the Hard Rock Hotel swimming pool.

Jack Ingram is at Santa Fe Station.

Anuhea, Kimie & & Mahi are at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel.

Raise is at Acid rock Live! on the Strip.

Klique is at Suncoast.

FUNNY

Joe Rogan is at MGM Grand.

Rob Schneider is at South Point Display room all weekend.

OF SPECIAL KEEP IN MIND

Rise Against Rocks the Joint
Rise Against at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.Introduce slideshow “

Tickets are on sale for Hollywood Undead on Sept. 12, Seether on Oct. 20 and Collective Soul on Nov. 12, all at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay; “The Voice” star Paul Rodgers on Oct. 3 and Rise Against on Nov. 21, both at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center; Hiatus Kaiyote at Brooklyn Bowl in the Linq Promenade on Oct. 5; Judas Priest and Mastodon at Pearl at the Palms on Oct. 17; and Richard Cheese & & Lounge Versus the Device at Sundown Station on Nov. 13.

Center Bar reopens at the Acid rock Hotel.

The Buckles and Barrels Bailey Charity Race is at South Point Arena all weekend.

CELEBRATION PATROL

Steve Aoki is at Wet Republic in MGM Grand.

Calvin Harris is at Omnia in Caesars.

Tiesto Toasts Grammy Win at Hakkasan
Hakkasan celebrates resident DJ Tiesto's Grammy Award win Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at MGM Grand.Introduce slideshow “

Tiesto is at Hakkasan in MGM Grand.

Lil Jon and Zedd are at Encore Beach Club and Give up in Encore.

Busta Rhymes is at Tao in the Venetian.

Dannic is at Drai’s Beach Club atop the Cromwell.

Trey Songz is at Drai’s Club atop the Cromwell.

T-Pain and DJ Drama are at Chateau in Paris Las Vegas for two nights.

Fedde Le Grand and R3HAB at Foxtail Swimming pool Club and Foxtail at SLS Las Vegas.

Jax Taylor, Tom Sandoval at Foundation Room
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Tom Sandoval and Jax Taylor of “Vanderpump Rules” are at Foundation Space in Mandalay Bay.

The EC Twins are at Hyde Bellagio.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 5

2012MDW: Incubus at HRH’s The Joint
Brandon Boyd and his band Incubus at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Friday, May 25, 2012.Launch slideshow “

Incubus is at the Joint for 2 nights; Senior Editor Don Chareunsy’s Q+A with frontman Brandon Boyd was published this morning.

The Flamingos are at Suncoast for 2 nights.

The Think Who is at the Cannery.

Roger Clyne & & The Peacemakers are at HOB.

Big Band Jimmy Wilkins “New Life Orchestra” is at Ron Decar’s Event Center.

The Bluzmen are at Sanders Family Winery in Pahrump.

The Crash Kings are at Vinyl.

‘Million Dollar Quartet’ Grand Opening at Harrah’s
Robert Lyons, Carla Pellegrino, Martin Kaye, Marc Donovan, Felice Garcia, Tyler Hunter and Ben Hale at the grand opening of Launch slideshow “

“Million Dollar Quartet” star Martin Kaye provides Odd Socks at Art Square Theater.

Funkathon with Jimi Prize is at Backstage Bar & & Billiards downtown.

FUNNY

Ron White is at the Mirage for two days.

Kevin Hart’s 32nd Birthday at Gallery
Kevin Hart celebrates his 32nd birthday at Gallery Nightclub in Planet Hollywood on Thursday, July 5, 2012.Launch slideshow “

Kevin Hart & & Buddies Funny All-Stars is at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan.

OF SPECIAL NOTE

Tickets are on sale for the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival from Sept. 19-20 at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2 and Mir vs. Arlovski is at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

The Rocky Mountain Gun Show is at South Point Exhibition Hall for 2 days.

The UFC 191 viewing party is at Foundation Room.

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Races No. 10 & & 11 are at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

PARTY PATROL

Tiesto is at Wet Republic.

Hardwell is at Hakkasan.

Significant Lazer is at Surrender.

Jason Derulo at Rehab
Jason Derulo performs at Rehab on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.Launch slideshow “

Rehab Season 11: Flo Rida
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Kaskade is at XS in Repetition.

Nicky Romero is at Omnia.

3LAU and Dyro are at Drai’s Beach Club.

Jason Derulo is at Drai’s Bar.

DJ Pauly D is at Rehab in the Acid rock Hotel.

Flo Rida is at Foxtail Swimming pool and Foxtail.

Dokkaebi is at Foxtail.

Demetrious Johnson’s Authorities After-Fight Party is at Structure Room.

Tropic Beauties host at Liquid Swimming pool Lounge in Aria, followed by Model Browse Finals at the Bank in Bellagio.

Bauuer is at Liquid.

Travis Barker is at Hyde.

Snoop Dogg is at Tao.

The UFC 191 Authorities After Celebration with Luke Rockhold and Donald Cerrone is at LAX in Luxor.

Jeremih is at Palms Pool.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 6

MUSIC

Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult perform a totally free concert at Fremont Street Experience downtown.

Franky Perez is at Lounge at the Palms.

COMEDY

Russell Peters is at the Pearl.

CELEBRATION PATROL

The Ultimate Swimsuit Championships are at Drai’s.

Hardwell is at Wet Republic.

Calvin Harris is at Hakkasan.

Kaskade is at EBC.

David Guetta is at XS.

Armin Van Buuren is at Omnia.

Chris Brown is at Drai’s.

Lil Wayne and Fetty Wap are at Foxtail Swimming pool.

Nelly is at Rehabilitation.

DJ Hollywood is at Foxtail.

Kevin Hart is at Tao Beach.

Kevin Hart hosts Drake at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan.

Warren G is at Hyde.

Juicy J is at Tao.

MONDAY, SEPT. 7

OF SPECIAL KEEP IN MIND

The World Wrestling Championships are at the Orleans through Sept. 12.

Santa Fe & & The Fat City Horns begin their run of Monday night shows at South Point. Admission is free.

CELEBRATION PATROL

Calvin Harris is at Wet Republic.

David Guetta is at EBC.

Skrillex and Diplo are at XS.

Nervo are at Foxtail Pool.

A note of congratulations to Mirage headliner Terry Fator, who revealed onstage Thursday night that he has wed his fiancee Angie.

It’s a wall-to-wall weekend of super star DJs, so enjoy all of it from sunset to dawn. We’ll have reports and photos when we accelerate full force for the fall Tuesday early morning.

Pleased LDW, everybody– remain cool and be sensible, even with all the partying!

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous” fame has actually been a reporter for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years offering readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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Hard Rock Hotel & & Casino

Arguably one the coolest joints in the area, the Acid rock Hotel & & Casino houses a few of Vegas’ finest home entertainment, restaurants and night life.

At Acid rock, it’s everything about the music. From the lighting fixtures constructed of drum cymbals and guitar shaped door deals with to stage outfits and tools of the trade of legendary musicians displayed on the walls, the hotel screams rock-and-roll. The Hard Rock’s Joint has actually hosted some the greatest names in music– from The Who to Bob Dylan to hometown heroes, The Killers.

Aside from the music locations, the swimming pool at the Hard Rock is among its biggest tourist attractions. Expand over 4.7 acres, the pool area features swim-up blackjack, a bar and grill, personal cabanas, a bevy of remote nooks, a waterfall and a substantial live music place with a dance floor. During the summertime, the pool transforms into the Rehabilitation club on Sunday afternoons.

The resident bar Body English merges European elegance with a rock star bachelor pad and it commonly a location for going to celebrities and popular DJs. Vintage rock souvenirs lines the walls at Wasted Space, Acid rock’s anti-club.

Restaurants at Hard Rock are simply as hip as the remainder of the gambling establishment. Pink Taco dishes out Mexican meals, along with a Main American and Caribbean menu. Nobu, among five around the world Japanese-specialty dining establishments from famed Nobu Matsuhisa, satisfies a various taste. For day-and-night food, Mr. Lucky’s 24/7, makes certain to reduce your hunger even after a Vegas-all-nighter.

4455 Paradise Roadway Las Vegas, NV 89169 702-693-5000 Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas attempts to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s trademark design is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.

Upon entering the resort, you’re welcomed by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen area and David Rockwell Studio exclusively produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino video games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor.

The Cosmopolitan’s spaces standout as the resort’s most unique function. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 living rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the room, a first at a modern-day Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities consist of soaking tubs, kitchenettes and wacky devices like artistic coffee table books.

The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are brand-new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern-day setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Bow Sushi Bar & & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean everyday at Estiatorio Milos.

Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & & Dayclub is the location to discover the party at The Cosmopolitan. The location is a dayclub/nightclub, full with a pool and cabanas outdoors and 3 various spaces with 3 different vibes inside.

If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can get hold of a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s 5 other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million dripping crystals.

3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-698-7000

On the funny beat: Kevin Hart looms large at Cosmopolitan; Rocks Lounge grabs laughs; Bonkerz goes long at the Sayers Club

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Kevin Hart commemorates his 32nd birthday at Gallery Bar in World Hollywood on Thursday, July 5, 2012.

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015|6 p.m.

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The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is Fuel coffee shop at the Hard Rock Hotel, where the house entertainment center is playing video and audio of Bob Marley & & The Wailers in performance, “I Shot the Sheriff” the selected number.

Opening this weekend is the brand-new Center Bar, which has been under construction behind tall wooden panels given that June 29– a bow-down to the crew at the Acid rock for finishing this job a day prior to the revealed conclusion date. The weekend here will be wrapped around the new-and-improved round bar.

And down the hall an area is Vinyl, where last Saturday Michael Grimm performed and where “Mondays Dark” is held as soon as a month. The space is a strong comedy venue, too, with Andrew Dice Clay’s next looks in his residency arranged from Sept. 25-27.

We point out the Dice Guy as much of this column near the Center Bar centers on the amusing. Put your hands together for this lineup …

– Kevin Hart, headlining Saturday night’s “Kevin Hart & & Buddies Funny All-Stars” lineup at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, has become a force on the standup and comic-acting front.

Hart is hosting back-to-back programs at 7 and 10:30 p.m., with tickets beginning at $50. He got big rapidly and just recently, similar to how Amy Schumer has actually vaulted to fame from her days as a club comic (she headlined at the Riviera not so long ago).

Improved by his 2011 CD, tour and documentary tour, all entitled “Make fun of My Pain,” and his current roles in “About Last Night,” “Think Like a Man” and “The Wedding Ringer” (and in the reality-TV series “Actual Spouses of Hollywood”), Hart has actually ended up being a bankable act. He likewise is hosting exactly what’s billed as “Hartbeat Weekend,” supporting Drake’s sold-out show at Boulevard Pool at 9 p.m. Sunday.

Hart is not to be underestimated: At 5-feet-4 inches, he has two times been named MVP of the NBA All-Star Celeb Game, in 2012 and 2013.

– Rocks Lounge is broadening its entertainment lineup for a yet-to-be-named funny series (Chuckles Behind the Glass?) starting in October. Opening is Mark Curry at 8 p.m. Oct. 17, followed by Orny Adams on Nov. 21 and Hal Stimulates on Jan. 23.

Truly funny people, all, and Triggers and I shared a remarkable episode at the old Shimmer Cabaret in the previous Las Vegas Hilton a couple of years back (hashtag-poke). Perhaps do an online search to bear in mind that occasion. … Anyhow, tickets are $25 to $35, and Curry’s program goes on sale Sept. 11.

Beyond funny– and Rocks Lounge is understood for a lot more than the amusing– the location is opting for a rotating collection of acts, as David Perrico and Pop Strings have actually dropped their Saturday night shows.

Cornwell, the band fronted by longtime Las Vegas singer/songwriter/musician Jeremy Cornwell, opens Sept. 12. On Sept. 19, its Empire Records; Sept. 26 The New Retros (excellent name, that). All those bands play a mix of modern dance music and, a minimum of in Cornwell’s case, originals.

In October, the lineup moves to a constant series: With Cornwell the first Saturday of monthly, followed by The Jone$, Empire Records and The New Retros. Doors are at 10 p.m., reveals 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., and there is no cover. We’ll offer the brand-new approach a spin, even if it means taking the dance floor …

– Bonkerz Funny Club has actually extended its stay at the Sayers Club in SLS Las Vegas. Originally arranged through Labor Day Weekend, the series now moves through the end of September. Ending his run Saturday is Steve McInnelly. Jodi White headlines Sept. 10-12, followed by Bobby Wayne Sept. 17-19 and Mia Jackson Sept. 24-26. Reveals are 7 p.m., and tickets are $10.

2013 Brad Garrett Maximum Hope Charity Poker Tournament
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Jason Alexander at Brad Garrett’s Funny Club
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– A fast goose for Brad Garrett (something he requires more of, from what I comprehend) as his Maximum Hope Celebrity Poker Competition is set for Sept. 19 at MGM Grand outdoors area between the entrances of Ka Theater and Wolfgang Puck Bar & & Grill (the buy-in is $250; rebuys and add-ons are $100; and the grand reward is $10,000).

Garrett raised more than $100,000 in last year’s occasion. Optimum Hope Structure is called for Garrett’s kids, Max and Hope, and offers cash and assistance for requirements of families taking care of children with life-limiting illnesses.

Garrett still appears regular monthly as host at his self-named comedy club in the resort’s Underground promenade. He is especially fired up about Season 2 of the FX series “Fargo,” which premieres Oct. 12. He’s a member of a high-powered cast that includes Ted Danson, Jean Smart, Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst and Patrick Wilson. Garrett has a future with this TV-acting thing …

– Funny has not been so common at Westgate’s International Theater (though there was a Steampunk program that played for about 4 shows there a couple of years ago that was accidentally humorous).

But a correct funny production, “Heavyweights of Comedy,” is set for the theater at 10 p.m. Sept. 11. The program stars Earthquake (Nathan Stroman, who has actually appeared in the movie “Clerks 2,” the Chris Rock TELEVISION series “Everybody Dislikes Chris” and HBO unique “One Night Stand”) supported by Capone, Red Grand and Aida Rodriguez.

Capone is a club and college-tour veterinarian. Grant is well-known for his appearances at Apollo Theater for HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” and was showcased in the film “American Hustle.” Rodriguez was a participant on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” This is a one-off program; tickets are $55 and on sale now at the Westgate box office.

So, as we state, get on it.

Red Rock Gambling establishment Resort Medical spa

Situated at the entrance to Red Rock Canyon and minutes from the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip, Red Rock Gambling establishment, Resort & & Spa provides first-class luxury in a modern home, built in 2006.

The gambling establishment includes features 3,000 slot and video poker devices, 60 table games consisting of blackjack, baccarat, craps, poker, live roulette, a 206-seat Race and Sports Book with a 96-foot video wall a 20-table smoke-free poker living room open 24 Hr a day, a 600-seat bingo hall with separate cigarette smoking and non-smoking sections, open 7 days a week with sessions running every other hour from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., a 20-seat keno lounge and a personal high-limit living room.

A recipient of the AAA 4 Diamond Award given that opening and called among the world’s best brand-new hotels by Conde Nast Traveler publication, Red Rock redefines gambling establishment resort architecture by including natural light, a hassle-free design and the comforts of a contemporary lifestyle.

The centerpiece of the home is the three-acre swimming pool complex with 19 cabanas and swim-up pc gaming. Its area enables veranda views from numerous of the property’s restaurants and Cherry Nightclub. Aside from Cherry, visitors can get a drink at Onyx or Lucky or listen to live music in Rocks Lounge.

Dining spans the world at Red Rock with more than 10 restaurants, including the Italian food of Terra Rossa, the Japanese combination of Hachi, the Mexican spices at Cabo Cantina or a little bit of everything at the Feast Buffet.

Unlike some resorts in the area, Red Rock has activities for the entire family, such as a 16-screen movie theater and an arcade. The 72-lane bowling center features a VIP area and carpeting that shines in the dark for after hours at Cosmic Bowling.

11011 W. Charleston Las Vegas, NV 89135
702-797-7777

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas attempts to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s trademark style is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.

Upon getting in the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen area and David Rockwell Studio specifically produced for The Cosmopolitan. Simply beyond that, you’ll find all your preferred casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot gambling establishment floor.

The Cosmopolitan’s spaces standout as the resort’s most distinct feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the space, an initially at a contemporary Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and wacky devices like artsy coffee table books.

The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a contemporary setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.

Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & & Dayclub is the location to find the celebration at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, full with a pool and cabanas outside and three various living rooms with three different vibes inside.

If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can get a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is framed in 2 million dripping crystals.

3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-698-7000

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Kevin Kern: Remarkable L.V. stories behind five artifacts at ‘Elvis: The Exhibit’.

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“Graceland Provides Elvis: The Exhibition, The Program, The Experience” opens at Westgate Las Vegas with Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley and Westgate owner David Siegel on Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Las Vegas.

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015|11:33 p.m.

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Elvis Exhibition Opens at Westgate
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Editor’s Note: As Robin Leach enjoys household time in La Jolla, Calif., after returning to the United States from his yearly Italian journeys, many of our Strip personalities have stepped forward in his absence to pen their words of wisdom. We continue today, as Elvis Presley fans prepare to honor the death of the King of Rock-and-roll on Sunday, with Kevin Kern at “Elvis: The Exhibit” at Westgate Las Vegas.

As an 11-year worker of Elvis Presley Enterprises, my profession focuses on keeping the King of Rock-and-roll’s tradition and his Memphis mansion Graceland in the spotlight– at Graceland and beyond.

April marked an expansion when we opened our very first permanent Elvis exhibition and official wedding chapel outside Memphis. Found at Westgate Las Vegas, “Elvis: The Exhibition” informs the story of a man who would be called King and his meteoric increase to fame, and artifacts from the family’s archives give visitors a front-row seat to the Elvis story and rock and roll.

So why did we choose Las Vegas? Las Vegas played a pivotal role in Elvis’ career and life, and occasionally we joke that exactly what occurs in Vegas began at Graceland. It’s not only where he married Priscilla in 1967, it’s the destination where he shattered box office records by carrying out more than 630 sold-out programs throughout a seven-year residency from 1969 to 1976.

And what better location to open our very first long-term exhibition than the extremely building where he took the stage by storm? While we call it Westgate Las Vegas today, the hotel was previously the International, the place Elvis called home in Sin City.

Now that you know why Las Vegas holds an unique place in our hearts at Graceland, I want to show you remarkable stories behind five of the rarest and most special artifacts hand-selected by our team for “Elvis”:

The Exhibition

Tablecloth Agreement: After Elvis’ first performance at the International in 1969, his supervisor Col. Tom Parker renegotiated his residency in the hotel coffee bar, now Sid’s Cafe.

Parker and hotel officers composed the agreement onto the table linen accepting a deal that totaled up to $1 million annually for 5 years. The table linen contract with Elvis, Parker and the execs’ signatures is on display in the Las Vegas display today, coffee stains and all.

Elvis’ First Jumpsuit: Jumpsuits are synonymous with Las Vegas, and individuals might unknown that the first one-piece Elvis ever put on was onstage right here.

After carrying out at the International for one year, Elvis asked outfit designer Costs Belew to produce an outfit that would enable him more flexibility to perform his signature karate kicks and hip sways onstage.

After the first– white with gold embellishments– each of Elvis’ 110 matches was more extravagant and flashy than the next. The first, in addition to plenty of others, is on display at the exhibit.

World Championship Attendance Record Belt: After completing 57 programs at the International, Elvis had actually already broken all existing world attendance records entertaining more than 130,000 fans in one month and producing more than $1.5 million in ticket sales alone.

On Aug. 28, 1969, the International presented Elvis with the World Champion Attendance Record Belt, an excessive, silver-and-gold-plated belt studded with diamonds, sapphires and rubies weighing roughly 35 pounds. The belt, which Elvis wore to satisfy President Richard Nixon, is a spectacular part of the exhibition.

1971 Prototype Stutz Blackhawk: The very first Stutz Blackhawk ever sold was to none besides Elvis. Frank Sinatra also was interested in the smooth black luxury vehicle, however Elvis’ quote triumphed, and the 1971 prototype was provided to Elvis at the International.

It became his favorite auto of the almost 200 he bought in his lifetime and is presently on screen close to his 1957 Harley and Priscilla’s 1962 Lincoln Continental.

Priscilla Presley’s Opening Night Dress: Designed by Elvis’ costume designer Belew, Priscilla’s striking outfit she wore on the opening night of Elvis’ very first show at the International is consisted of in the exhibition. The fuchsia-and-orange brocade floor-length gown with mink cuffs features beaded information.

An Elvis fan, music lover or history buff, this exhibit has something for everyone. The amazing artifacts from the vaults of the Graceland Archives on display make certain to not only impress, however likewise inform visitors about Elvis’ eternal connection to Las Vegas.

Long live the King.

Make certain to check out our other guest column today from Las Vegas vegan princess Stephanie Prather and 10 Questions with bestselling hometown author Wayne Allyn Root on his brand-new book “Unrelenting.” On Thursday, our guest writers are Rob Lyons of “Million Dollar Quartet” at Harrah’s, magician Murray Sawchuck’s homeless pets charity and Shannon McCallum’s tour of Aria’s luxury suites.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous” popularity has actually been a journalist for more than 50 years and has actually invested the previous 15 years providing readers the within scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/ Robin_Leach.

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Westgate Las Vegas & & Gambling establishment As the location where Elvis Presley broke all Vegas program attendance records when it was still called the International Hotel, the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & & Casino is a time capsule of classic Vegas. Its name changed from the LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & & Casino in early 2012. While the sensation is conventional, the hotel has actually just recently spent millions in remodellings. From the visitor spaces to the pool deck, all surface areas were redesigned. Crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling of the 74,000 square-foot casino, where there is high limitation slots. Simply off from the gambling establishment, there is the world’s biggest race and sports book, the SuperBook, including 350 seats, 28 giant screens highlighted with an enormous 15′ x 20′ screen for a grand overall of more than 60 seeing monitors. The dining choices at the home variety from the prize-winning Benihana, a Japanese steakhouse, to The Buffet, where visitors can enjoy the large selection of options. After supper, visitors can take advantage of the star-studded home entertainment. The hotel also makes it hassle-free to casino-hop as one of the stops on the Las Vegas Monorail.
3000 Paradise Road Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-732-5111

Celeb preview: Kevin Dillon, Taryn Manning, Lee Brice, Mario Batali, Ciara, Roseanne

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Director Doug Ellin, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon go to Day 2 of CinemaCon on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Caesars Palace.

Friday, June 5, 2015|10 a.m.

‘Robbing the Rock Vault’ Memorabilia Case
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There will certainly be heavy wagering action in Las Vegas sports books for the final Triple Crown race of the season at the Belmont Stakes, but the odds-on favorite American Pharoah is not tipped to win– if that makes sense.

An interactive cooking demonstration and three-course dish with Frank Sinatra’s granddaughter A.J. Lambert and executive chef Theo Schoenegger occurs at Sinatra in Steve Wynn’s Encore. She’ll inform intimate stories of Ol’ Blue Eyes and his love of food while Theo prepares Frank’s preferred dishes.

The teaming of “Raiding the Rock Vault” at Tropicana star vocalist Paul Shortino with artist Vladimir Kush showcases Paul vocal singing while Vlad paints his “Tree of Life” and when completed auctions it to benefit Nevada SPCA.

First Friday, one of the biggest arts and culture festivals in the Western UNITED STATE, gets a brand-new footprint moving north, indicating less street closures and simpler parking. The style for June’s First Friday is “Music Is Stunning” with musicians who have contended the last 2 weeks to carry out at one of eight downtown venues.

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Star chef Mario Batali brings his Celebrity Golf Classic to Cascata course in Boulder City with star buddy and comic Anthony Anderson and former swing coach to Tiger Woods and sought-after golf teacher Hank Haney.

Mario hosts a Hamburgers in the Bunker feast Friday at his B&B Hamburger and Beer in the Venetian and a 19th Hole exquisite supper Saturday at his Carnevino Italian steakhouse in Palazzo.

And well known Canadian sketch funny troupe The Children in the Hall on their very first tour in 6 years reunite on the “Mystere” stage at Treasure Island. All 5 of the original cast members– Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson– have reconnected for the show.

So there is something for virtually everybody! Without more ado, here is our weekly Royal Robin Rundown:

FRIDAY, JUNE 5

MUSIC

Lee Brice is at Mandalay Bay Beach.

Gloriana is at Santa Fe Station.

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A cappella stars Mo5aic begin their residency at Windows Showroom in Bally’s.

Clint Holmes’ final weekend performances of the period are at Cabaret Jazz in the Smith Center.

Gary Puckett and The Union Gap are at South Point all weekend.

Nashville Unplugged features Steve Diamond and guest co-host Michael Peterson at Club Madrid in Sundown Station.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is at Golden Nugget Display room.

FUNNY

Cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman Ron White is at the Mirage for 2 nights.

The Children in the Hall “Take No Prisoners” in their Treasure Island debut.

OF SPECIAL NOTE

Tickets are on sale for “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of The Grateful Dead Simulcast” from July 3-5, Funky Meters from July 4-5 and Gatling gun Kelly on July 10 all at Brooklyn Bowl in Linq Promenade.

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Cowabunga Bay Theme park is providing Grad Celebration to all senior citizens with $20.15 entry charge through Sunday.

The Summer House & & Auto Exposition is at South Point all weekend.

The Belmont Stakes Handicapping Seminar is at South Point.

The 4th Yearly Sundown in Downtown for ages 21 and older advantages Las Vegas Nature Museum.

The 7th Annual Carnival of Food with host Mario Batali is poolside at Palazzo.

Sinatra executive chef Theo Schoenegger and Frank Sinatra’s granddaughter A.J. Lambert lead an interactive cooking class at Sinatra.

The Mario Batali Foundation presents Swing Session Las Vegas Celeb Golf Classic hosted by Mario Batali, Anthony Anderson and Hank Haney at Cascata Golf links.

First Friday: “Music Is Beautiful” is downtown.

PARTY PATROL

Taryn Manning at Body English
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Ciara Carries out at Palms Pool
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“Orange Is the New Black’s” Taryn Manning is at Ditch Friday at Palms Swimming pool.

Smoldering Ciara sizzles with a full-length show at Drai’s Nightclub atop the Cromwell.

SATURDAY, JUNE 6

MUSIC

Chris Young is at Mandalay Bay Beach.

96.3 Junefest functions Joan Jett & & The Blackhearts, Berlin featuring Terri Nunn, The Romantics and John Waite at Sunset Station.

The Cult and Public Enemy are at the Joint in the Acid rock Hotel.

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Red and Adelitas Way are at Brooklyn Bowl.

Paul Shortino carries out while artist Vladimir Kush produces a live painting, with earnings going to Nevada SPCA, at Kush Art Gallery in the Online forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

The Lennon Sisters are at Suncoast Display room for 2 nights.

Tony Rock is at Aliante.

The Spinners are at Cannery.

Blue String Theory is at Chrome Showroom in Santa Fe Station.

COMEDY

Lipshtick features Roseanne Barr is at the Venetian.

OF SPECIAL NOTE

The Belmont Stakes Viewing Party is at South Point.

CELEBRATION PATROL

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Kevin Dillon celebrates his brand-new film “Entourage” hosting at Rehab in the Hard Rock Hotel.

Taryn spins at Foundation Space in Mandalay Bay.

Eric Bellinger is at the Bank in Bellagio.

SUNDAY, JUNE 7

MUSIC

Grammy- and Academy Acclaimed musician A.R. Rahman is at Axis at World Hollywood.

Have an excellent weekend, and here’s hoping the winning bet on American Pharoah pays off with a Triple Crown win! We’ll be back Sunday with weekend party reports and photos. Next week: The intrusion of Tropic Charm Pageant entrants, the 5th anniversary of Give up Bar and Encore Beach Club, Neon Trees and the yearly Keep Memory Alive Power of Love Gala.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous” popularity has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has invested the previous 15 years offering readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/ Robin_Leach.

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Palms Casino Resort

Palms Gambling establishment Resort has come a long method given that its “Real life” launching in 2002. The store apartment functions 3 distinct towers and a varied mix of bars and restaurants throughout a 95,000-square-foot casino.

Palms, which showcases more than 1,200 rooms and fantasy suites, is presently going through a multi-million dollar improvement that will incorporate an Ivory Tower room and suite redesign, brand-new cooking additions, re-imagined video gaming spaces and new, distinctive night life experiences.

In addition to newly created rooms, during the very first stage of the restoration, Palms will invite Heraea, a high-energy American dining establishment and lounge, and XISHI, a pan-Asian restaurant and lounge.

Fantasy Suites consist of the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel space worldwide with its own basketball court.

Other facilities consist of the all-new Cantor Gaming ® race and sports book, one of the few sports books in Las Vegas to include a poker room; SOCIAL; Scarlet; Chocolat Bistro; tonic bar; ghostbar; Pearl Performance Theater; Moon Nightclub; N9NE Steakhouse; Nove Italiano; Simon Dining establishment & & Lounge; Palms Pool & & Bungalows; Kim Vō Beauty salon; Drift Spa & & Hammam; Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre cineplex and more than 60,000 square-feet of conference area.

4321 West Flamingo Roadway Las Vegas, NV 89103
702-942-7777

Hard Rock Hotel & & Gambling establishment

Probably one the coolest joints in town, the Hard Rock Hotel & & Casino houses some of Vegas’ best entertainment, restaurants and nightlife.

At Hard Rock, it’s everything about the music. From the lighting fixtures constructed out of drum cymbals and guitar shaped door manages to stage costumes and devices of the trade of famous artists showed on the walls, the hotel screams rock-and-roll. The Acid rock’s Joint has actually hosted some the most significant names in music– from The Who to Bob Dylan to hometown heroes, The Killers.

Aside from the music places, the swimming pool at the Acid rock is among its greatest tourist attractions. Spread out over 4.7 acres, the swimming pool location features swim-up blackjack, a bar and grill, personal cabanas, a bunch of secluded nooks, a waterfall and a substantial live music venue with a dance floor. Throughout the summer season, the pool transforms into the Rehabilitation club on Sunday afternoons.

The resident nightclub Body English fuses European beauty with a rock star bachelor pad and it commonly a hot spot for checking out celebrities and popular DJs. Classic rock memorabilia lines the walls at Wasted Area, Acid rock’s anti-club.

Dining establishments at Acid rock are just as hip as the remainder of the casino. Pink Taco provides Mexican meals, as well as a Main American and Caribbean menu. Nobu, among 5 worldwide Japanese-specialty restaurants from renowned Nobu Matsuhisa, pleases a various taste. For day-and-night food, Mr. Lucky’s 24/7, is sure to ease your appetite even after a Vegas-all-nighter.

4455 Paradise Roadway Las Vegas, NV 89169 702-693-5000