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There isn't anything new to report about The High Roller observation wheel, but VegasChatter fan @sammasseur (with a wide-shot assist from the Linq's live webcam) is giving us another reason to gape at how tall it's getting thanks to updated snapshots.
Ice loves Coco, Vegas loves Coco and Coco loves everyone back.
Reality starlet Coco has agreed to let us keep peepin' her Peep in Peepshow at Planet Hollywood for another four months. That extends her residency through July 28. Coco took over for a preggers Holly (due soon) back in December. And, we quickly named her our fave Vegas celeb of 2012. Of course, instant scandal didn't hurt.
Right now, you can catch Coco Sundays through Tuesdays and Thursdays and Fridays at 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. at PHo.
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It's no surprise that Megabucks is one of the most played slots. Nor, is it shocking to hear that Wheel of Fortune ranks right up there, too. But, we didn't expect to hear that the King of Pop is the King of Slots, too.
Vegas Inc. reports that those three slots were the top games for the fourth quarter of 2012. (WoF ranking first and the other two tying for second.) The news should make Mandalay Bay extremely happy as it prepares to launch Las Vegas' newest Cirque du Soleil production which just so happens to celebrate Michael Jackson.
We made it through another apocalypse, everybody! We're going to celebrate by getting off Facebook... err, we mean, packing it in at work.. hitting a few Fremont Street bars because you know how we love us some drinking, umm, downtown Vegas and then having one amazing four-day holiday weekend.
We hope you have an amazing time as well filled with love and laughter. If you're still trying to figure out what to do in Vegas for the holidays, either Christmas or New Year's Eve, just check out our links below, in handy bullet point format. We'll see you back here on Wednesday!
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It was a show we always talked about wanting to see
if it weren't at the IP, but now we've lost our chance when it comes to Human Nature.
The Aussie singing group held their final performance Sunday at Imperial Palace (soon to be The Quad). It had been their home since 2009. Caesars Entertainment says the group will now tour Florida before returning to the outback. No word on whether this was a mutual decision or more of a 'well, it's been nice having ya.'
Earlier this month, Vegas entertainment columnist John Katsilometes foretold HN's departure, and pegged Recycled Percussion (formerly of the Tropicana) as their replacement. It's not official just yet but, according to Kats, it is a certainty. Here's what else is making headlines about Vegas:
It seems we're not the only ones with a love for lost Vegas.
Today, LIFE published a 23-photo gallery on "Vintage Vegas: Rare Photos of a Desert Boomtown." It starts with the photo shown above and only gets better, with a coming soon sign for the Tropicana and, our personal favorite, a hotel lot for sale for $3 million dollars. Check out all of the images here, and don't forget to read the accompanying story, especially for it's reference to a 1955 article that wondered if Vegas had "pushed its luck too far."
Here's what else is making headlines about Las Vegas:
●Nude vacationing? There's a (Vegas) convention (and a name!) for that [stltoday.com]
●Elton John throws hissy fit (and water) onstage in Las Vegas [Advocate.com]
●Las Vegas Sands is the latest casino operator to say why not Toronto, eh? [TheStar.com]
●Steve Wynn purchases New York City penthouse for $70 million [Las Vegas Sun]
(PHOTO: Loomis Dean—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images via life.time.com)
Cashing Out / Closings / O'Sheas / The Linq / → All Tags
It's a dump. It's a place where the regular Joe could feel comfortable. It holds some of your best Vegas memories. Or, some of your worst.
O'Sheas is, was, many things to many people. Poll ten random Vegas visitors and probably get ten different responses. Slated for closure to make way for The Linq, O'Sheas still has one more month of life but folks are already bidding adieu. Here are a few of the best posts we've seen that remember O'Sheas for what it was... To them:
●We Come to Bury O'Sheas Before We Raze It [Grantland]
●Loss of a Las Vegas Little Guy Casino Isn't Improvement [My San Antonio]
●The Implications of Closing O'Sheas [Neon Dice]
●10 Things We'll Miss When O'Sheas Closes [Pulse of Vegas]
(PHOTO: @_Lucky45 on Twitter)
If you close your eyes, it's almost like you're laying out poolside in Vegas. Almost.
Wise Buys Liquidators in Northern California recently bought hundreds of
used like new pool chairs from the Venetian. And, after hyping up the Vegas angle, quickly sold out of their entire stock -- close to 900 chairs.
The Sacramento Bee reports that the chairs cost more than $300 a piece originally, but were sold for just $9.98. The company is calling other Vegas resorts in the hopes of getting their pool castoffs, too. Our big take away here is that it sounds like Venetian has new pool chairs!
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We're all for hanging out with our moms and having a good time, maybe even getting a little tipsy on rose at dinner but we're not so sure we'd like to have her partying with us in Vegas. So it's a good thing that Kathy Hilton is Paris Hilton's mom and not ours.
Paris has been celebrating her 31st birthday for the past two days in Vegas at the Hard Rock and judging from this tweet, Kathy has joined her:
@Parishilton Happy Happy Birthday Paris, We love you ! See you in Vegas! Love Mom & Dad
Oh Kathy, you are no Kris Jenner. On the bright side, perhaps having her parentals around will keep Paris out of trouble.
Here's what else is going on this weekend in Vegas:
It doesn't matter how nice you've been this year, if you're planning to spend New Year's Eve in Vegas and still don't have a room booked, you're going to need a generous dose of good cheer and a generous budget, too.
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Talk about out with the old. Vegas loves the nightlife, but it doesn't love endurance so much.
This year alone, we've seen the closure of long-running nightclubs up and down The Strip. JET at The Mirage. Blush at Wynn. Fontana and Caramel at Bellagio. Club Nikki at Trop (ok, it was only around for the length of a yawn). And, now comes word that Studio 54 at MGM Grand is the next to be taken off of life support.
Vegas Seven magazine is reporting that the iconic club will go dark after one last night of partying January 7. (Meantime, Coyote Ugly at New York-New York is celebrating its 10 year anniversary tonight. Go figure.)
Card slappers. Costumed characters. Water peddlers. Street musicians. Club promoters. And, now, Occupy Las Vegas protestors.
Vegas tourists will have one more sight to see before they even get into its casinos as the fledgling Occupy Las Vegas movement, which began a few days ago, now has a permanent base of operations just a few miles from The Strip. At least for the next 30 days, anyway.
Protestors have become frequent sights recently on both The Strip and in Downtown Vegas (as seen above). An official website details upcoming actions, including a protest planned for President Obama's visit to Vegas on Monday. There's a Facebook page, a Twitter account and a Livestream page, too.
(Photo: Andrew Acker on Twitter)