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Celine Gets Out Of Bed And 5 Other Things To Look Forward To (Or Not) In 2011

January 4, 2011 at 5:10 PM | by | ()

Celine is one day closer to ditching the robe and more future 2011 happenings.

Ok. Perhaps we are getting a bit ahead of ourselves, but while The Cosmopolitan was widely touted (even, admittedly, by ourselves) as the last great thing for Vegas, there are still some really cool goings-on to look forward to this year.

For better or for worse, here are seven things to get excited about (really or sarcastically, you take your pick), in no particular order:

1. Celine Dion Returns

Her heart will go on in Vegas, again. Celine will muscle in on Holly Madison's most-adored-female-in-the-city status when she returns to Caesars Palace in March.

Watch out, Holls. She's got a twin kicker this time around (yeah, we stole that from "Modern Family") and we predict her OWN "behind-the-scenes" special on Oprah's new network, too.

Footnote: Start saving that change now. Tickets start at $117, but they're still cheaper than a certain other entertainer down the street.

2. Holly Madison Gets Booked

Speaking of Holls, her new guide to Las Vegas, "The Showgirl Next Door," is expected to hit stores in February on Valentine's Day. We can't lie and say we're not looking forward to reading it. We, in all sincerity, would love a kick-ass book on Vegas. Here's to hoping she delivers.

(p.s., did we miss our invite to Holly's book club? Apparently, she's still working her way through Harry Potter in French since the last post is dated October 2009. Take your time, Holls.)

3. Mob Museum Will (or Will Not) Get Mobbed

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman's dream of a downtown Mob Museum will come to fruition (whether we like it or not) this year, too, with a reported March/May/spring opening.

Try as we might we just can't see it being a ginormous hit. We just hope that it won't be as big a flop as Neonopolis.

Another concern - the Las Vegas Mob Experience at the Tropicana. Will visitors really go downtown when they can get a similar experience on The Strip?

4. The Lingerie Bowl Takes Off

Just as watched as the game-which-cannot-be-named is the game that can - the Lingerie Bowl. For the first time, scantily clad girls will grab a ball and gyrate for attention in Vegas. (Ok, maybe not the first time.)

For those who are interested, there will be no cover charge admission for this February event. Just go online to UNLVTickets.com to snatch up tix of your very own.

5. Getting Toasted at Ri Ra Pub

We have to admit we're feeling a bit smug about this one. Earlier today, Ri Ra Pub at Mandalay Bay announced an opening date of March 17, just as we suspected.

It sounds like a fun, rolickin' good time in the making so you can bet we'll be lifting a pint there soon.

6. "Dolce" You Remember About This Hotel Opening?

Oh, wait. There is another hotel opening around the corner.

Dolce Hotels, which took over the shuttered Ritz-Carlton out at Lake Las Vegas is set to open a refurbished resort named Ravella (Are we the first to announce this?? We call first!) on February 4.

So, there you go. Take it for what you will. Did we leave something off? Let us know in the comments below!

[Celine image via BongoCelebrity.com, Lingerie Bowl image via Vegas.com, Ri Ra Logo via Facebook, Ravella image via Ravella-at-Lake-Las-Vegas-Hotel.com]

Archived Comments:


Once again, I'm starting to think VegasChatter should be Vegas Strip Chatter. Who gives a dick if people on the strip will head downtown if they see it @TropLV? What about the millions of people who stay downtown? Anyway the strip folk are already in town. Spending money. I think the point is to get more people to Vegas - which this should do. How's about an article encompassing this story, the Zappos move, the Lady Luck rennovation, the Plaza rennovations, etc...and how this might be a resurgence of downtown? Or how it isn't a resurgence. At least covering it would require you to go downtown. I'm sure Holly can do without the attention just one night.

Hi NoDeuces

First, pleased to meet you and thanks for sharing your views.

I think we'll have to agree to disagree on some things regarding The Strip v. Downtown, but I agree with you on the fact that it should be covered, too. And, I know @Heids would like to see more coverage as well.

I'm a long-time resident so I know downtown's ups and downs and visit a fair amount, too. I was just at the Golden Nugget for a tour and am probably one of few people who remember when you could drive down Fremont St. And, when there wasn't an "Experience." And, when some execs wanted to put in a canal. And, I attended the opening of Main Street Station - the first one, not the second after the bankruptcy and closure. Have I earned my downtown card yet? ;)

This is just my second day on the job, but I hear ya. Keep letting me know what you think.

~Rebecca Frisch, VegasChatter Editor


My dad knew everything about the Dallas Cowboys in the 70s and 80s. Doesn't give him any Cowboy credit now.

Good luck...I hope you succeed in creating something insightful and interesting and not a tightly coiled pile of written shit resembling the worthless 702 channel in Vegas hotel rooms.

Fair Enough

Always preferred actions over words myself, too.


I will be honest. Celine Dion gives me the creeps. The only thing that gives me more of the creeps is her husband, Rene Angelil. I don't know why, but I can't help it. Plus, they never cut their son's hair. What's up with that? Oh well, my heart will go on.........