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Vegas Rumors / Britney Spears / Marshall Sylver / Planet Hollywood / Shows / Entertainment / → All Tags
Let's call this one of those only in las Vegas stories. Back in January, rumors ran wild that pop princess Britney Spears was negotiating to launch a residency inside the PH Live theater at Planet Hollywood. Hypnotist Marshall Sylver said, not so fast, as he had already block booked that 7,000-seat room to launch his new show, "Real Hypnosis." Gambling a $10 million budget of his own money, he overnight torpedoed the pop diva's plans. Or, so we were told.
Turns out Sylver's show will now be launched inside the resort's 1,500-seat Peepshow theater thanks to some digging by journalist John Katsilometes. And, that's currently a maybe.
Pools / Pool Scenes / Caesars Palace / Garden of the Gods / Planet Hollywood / Pleasure Pool / Flamingo / GO Pool / Bally's / BLU Pool / Monte Carlo / Rio / VooDoo Beach / The Voo / → All Tags
Just because you're staying at one Vegas resort doesn't mean you're limited to that pool. Certain Vegas hotels will let you buy your way in to soak up the sun, and we're not talking about those adults-only pool parties, either. Here are a few of the Strip pools that will let you pay to play:
Garden of the Gods
$20 admission fee for non-hotel guests Friday through Sunday (must be 21+)
Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Complimentary entry for up to four guests with a Caesars Palace or Nobu room key
$10 cover charge for non-hotel guests (down $10 from last year)
Free if a guest at another Caesars Entertainment property
Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Caesars Entertainment launched a new poker promotion earlier this year that somehow slipped by us until now. Recently, we caught a billboard touting a Mega Beat Progressive Poker Jackpot that starts at $200,000. Filed away under "look into further," the mega jackpot paid out to over 200 players just a few days later with one poker player holding a hand that earned him over $136,000.
Bad beat poker jackpots aren't new, but generally are much smaller, paying out say a few hundred dollars to players involved in two ridiculously uncommon hands that have the unfortunate fate of being dealt against each other. Like one-in-a-gajillion unfortunate. Or, take four aces against a royal flush: depending on situation and number of players dealt in, these hands facing each other could be over 1 in 88 million. Gajillion or 88 million, the point is that it's rare.
VegasChatter Reviews / CeeLo Green / Planet Hollywood / Shows / Entertainment / Music / Loberace / → All Tags
Yes, karaoke. Your favorite lumbering, mumbling, castrato, wanna-be muppet CeeLo Green has begun his Loberace show residency at Planet Hollywood, complete with balloon animals and a lip-syncing, drag queen, Boy George. Confused? You won't be, after this week's episode of Vegas Strip follies.
Before the proceedings began, a semi-comatose CeeLo devotee projectile vomited in row two. Destroying a poor woman’s handbag. And, creating a toxic shock for the first three rows. The Planet Hollywood staff handled the procedure with startling ineptness and lack of skill or grace. A portend. Consider this: A section of the front three rows of a premiere, Saturday night show, could be evacuated and seats could be immediately found for everyone inconvenienced. As media invites, who didn't have to pay for our ticket, we thought it sad for the paying customers.
The show wishes to invoke the associated luxury lifestyle and name of Liberace. Done right, a winking at old Vegas, uber-cool CeeLo would be great entertainment. But, this is simply pop cultural necrophilia. Liberace was a live musician. There are none on the Loberace stage. During one of his audience walkabouts, Cee professes to love the "shock" and "surprise" of those who inspired him. So, he features lip sync covers of their songs. That shocked and surprised us. Not exactly moving the ball forward.
Resort Fees / Caesars Entertainment / Tips / Survival Strategies / Caesars Palace / Planet Hollywood / WiFi / Internet / Harrah's / Free WiFi / → All Tags
Caesars Entertainment began charging resort fees on March 1. They haven't released detailed information on the resort fees so we've had to do a little exploring on exactly who will pay resort fees and what we will get.
Nobody will argue that resort fees stink, but the Caesars resort fees aren't as bad as many initially thought. Why? Because not everyone will pay a resort fee. Caesars is "rewarding" their bigger players by waiving the charge. Total Rewards players with Platinum, Diamond or Seven Stars status won't have to pay a resort fee.
The resort fees at Caesars include only three items: local calls, fitness center and "Internet service for one device." According to a Caesars Entertainment spokesperson, this is what customers demanded. Many of us look at resort fees as the cost for WiFi since we don't bother with the local calls or fitness center. Well, the resort fees at the Caesars properties don't exactly include that.
Our favorite fancy escalator is up and running. And, is helping with a serious pedestrian project that will help every Vegas visitor in the long term.
Taking you up and down, to and from Planet Hollywood and Harmon Corner, it'll allow you to cross the Strip to CityCenter and The Cosmopolitan. And, vice versa. Previously, you had to use the frequently non-functional escalators on the Harley Davidson Cafe side of Harmon Corner to head downwards. Which took you in the opposite direction. We're making this sound way more complicated that it needs be. But, if you've been there, you get it. And, you've probably been accosted by someone in this area trying to sell you something as you tried to get back on a straight track down the Strip.
So, they built an escalator and we took great glee in pointing out the hefty price tag. Now, it's ready. Well, the down part was on the night we spied it. And, already it has eased congestion. Already.
PBR Rock Bar and Planet Hollywood at the bottom of this new ride should be popping the champagne. Feeding folks right into their laps. (We think they could have tricked it out more. Adding some cool lasers on an escalator would make it a neat free attraction.)
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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Last December, we mentioned the promotional video for CeeLo Green's upcoming residency at Planet Hollywood. It had been playing on the big screen outside the casino, but not online. Now, it is. And, with a flashy piano undertone, flashy car and flashy chandeliers, CeeLo's morphing into Loberace manages to hit three well-worn Liberace notes. But, it certainly gets the job done. Curious about CeeLo in Vegas? Take a peek:
We were just minding our business this weekend when we were shocked and surprised by a tweet we saw from Planet Hollywood (@phvegas) already pimping March Madness packages. We're not even ready for the Super Bowl!
Watch college basketball with us from March 21-24 and enjoy premium seating with all-you-can-eat food and drink: het.bz/h9EMI— Planet Hollywood (@phvegas) January 26, 2013
VegasChatter Reviews / Gordon Ramsay BurGR / Eating / Dining / Restaurants / Burger Joints / Planet Hollywood / → All Tags
Gordon Ramsay BurGR's got beef. Three kinds. In each patty. Short rib, brisket and chuck. But, that still wasn't enough to get us to recommend one of the city's newest restaurants as a must stop. That's not to say that we had an awful time at the Planet Hollywood eatery. We didn't. The company was fab, the service was great and the food was good. But, just good. Not OMG. Not even worthy of a 'hey, you should go here' note to a colleague who's long been on a quest to find the perfect burger in Vegas. We digress, however. Let's start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.
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Coinciding with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week, Caesars Entertainment debuted some pretty cool technology for their casinos. Actually, the TecTiles NFC (Near Field Technology) tags are only available at Caesars Palace, Harrah's, Paris and Planet Hollywood, for now. Before diving into what exactly this new tech stuff provides, we should tell you that it's only available to those of you with a Samsung Nexus mobile phone or tablet. (No iPhone, boo!)
NFC tags simply deliver information to a mobile device. By touching a mobile device to one of the tags, Caesars will be able to send details and information for different casino games, shows, shopping, etc. Through these tags, you'll be able to receive gaming tutorials, buy tickets to shows, and more. The NFC sign above is located when you walk into Paris from the valet area. The NFC tags have also been placed on slot machines throughout the casinos so you can just grab the information when playing a game.
VegasChatter 2012 Awards / Coco / Peepshow / Planet Hollywood / Taylor Hicks / Bally's / Music / Entertainment / Shows / Vegas Residencies / → All Tags
We know. She's been in town for all of a month. But, the curv-licious Coco is the celeb we've most enjoyed stalking in 2012. And, no, it's not just dat ass. Or, those DDs. Although, we're not complaining.
No, we love Coco as much as Ice does because she keeps it real. Or, at least realer than most reality divas. And, with the exception of two of her breast, err, best points. But, we digress. She loves herself and isn't afraid to show it. Or, rather show it off. And, man, does she flaunt it. Now, almost nightly on the Vegas stage in Peepshow.
Is Coco the most amazing performer on The Strip? Certainly not. But, she's not expecting to be. Nor, are we expecting it of her. We're just in search of a good time and she wants to give us one. And, if you're clued in to that, you'll heart her as well. In just over 30 days, she's brought us a new look at an old show, a new Vegas mistake to be scandalized about, has already hit up the Goretorium, and is set to ring in New Year's Eve with Ice at LAX. Looks like she's settling in just fine.