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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.
Vegas Rumors / The Quad / Sportsbooks / Hotel Renovations / Renovations / Construction / Nightclubs / → All Tags
Things are a'changing fast at The Quad. Pulse of Vegas, the blog of Caesars Entertainment, recently chronicled the opening of a new bar (Catalyst), a new section of casino floor, a new wine and spirits shop, and two new entrances as well. While work continues on other sections of the hotel-casino, no mention has ever been made about improvements to its sportsbook. But, is that about to change?
VegasChatter Facebook fan Mike P. messaged us today with this news:
Maybe it's a scoop. Maybe it's hype. But, we think it's a very good idea. Casino entertainment bosses take note, Meat Loaf is thinking about Vegas. The larger than life singer and actor is currently prepping for a farewell tour of the U.K. where he has a very loyal fan base. At 65, he feels the rigors of touring are too much and so he's going out with a bang, singing all his greatest hits, from "Bat Out Of Hell" onwards. (Hands up if you're surprised Meat Leaf is 65.)
In an interview with the Manchester Evening News promoting the tour, he dropped this particular nugget:
Vegas Rumors / Binion's / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Drinking / Bars / Whiskey Licker Bar / → All Tags
A well-sourced tipster tells us the downtown casino is seriously considering the addition of a second outdoor bar (a la Whiskey Licker) closer to the east side of the property.
Closings / Rattlecan / First Food And Bar / The Act / Vegas Rumors / Venetian / Palazzo / Twitter / → All Tags
The Vegas Twitterverse imploded earlier today with talk of the sudden closures of First, Rattlecan (pictured above) and The Act at Venetian/Palazzo. When the rumors settled, two of the three were accurate.
A spokesperson for First Food & Bar and Rattlecan, both concepts by Chef Sammy DeMarco, released this statement in response to the chatter:
Rumors have been fast and furious that Britney is thisclose to a Vegas residency. For reals. Maybe.
When we heard this new round of whispers about a long-rumored show finally coming true, we wanted to scream, and shout and let it all out. But, in a remix'd sort of way, of course. This VegasChatter’er has been a Britney fan since her Mickey Mouse Club days and can’t wait to see Brit Brit return to the stage in a big, Vegas way. Here's why:
Its been rumored for months, and months, and months now. And, while we can't link it to a specific hotel (yet), we can finally confirm that Priscilla Queen of the Desert is coming to Las Vegas.
Vegas casting calls and call-backs took place earlier this month with performances set to cover eleven full weeks from June 2013 through August 2013. We're going to add a "mid" to June as the touring show is scheduled to wrap up a stop in Los Angeles on June 16. (Its highly anticipated US road trip starts on January 8 in Minneapolis.)
Remember when there was no escaping Holly Madison in Las Vegas? Between airings of Holly's World, filming of Holly's World, making Vegas appearances, insuring her appearances, and staging appearances, Holly was in the news, making news, showing up on TV or around town. She got around so much we had a dedicated team just to track her bobbles. Holly and Vegas were becoming so synonymous she even wrote the book on Vegas.
Then the Vegas appearances started disappearing. The future of Holly's World came into question while she became better known for gossip mag photos and shilling diet pills or the next Snuggie. No matter what she was doing away from Peepshow, the one constant was that she still bared those bobbles on stage five nights a week.
Bally's / Caesars Entertainment / Vegas Rumors / Shopping / Shopping Malls / Grand Bazaar Shops / → All Tags
UPDATE, 7.18.12: The Grand Bazaar is for real, according to the folks at Caesars. We'll have a more in-depth update very soon!
Last week when we asked you how you would redesign the entrance to Bally's we had no idea that plans were already (possibly) in the works to transform the front of the casino into a retail complex tentatively called (at least we hope) the Grand Bazaar Shops.
A Vegas tipster sent us the website to the Grand Bazaar shops which promises 270 retail shops, a "state of the art light show at night" and plenty of places to eat.
From what we can see on the renderings, the Grand Bazaar will take over the space in front of the Bally's sign on Las Vegas Boulevard (sorry Toy Story characters, you will need a new spot to work) as well as along both sides of the moving walkway including the areas facing Flamingo Road and even right up to the actual casino doors.
We're not exactly sure what these little rounded huts will look like in real life but they seem to be mostly for design purposes with each one placed over an individual retail shop. Meanwhile, it doesn't look like anything structurally will change at Bally's which should appease the many of you out there who like the casino's "retro" look.
Vegas Rumors / Mr Chow / Restaurants / Dining / Eating / → All Tags
Update: Eater is insisting that we are insistent on spelling Mr Chow's name wrong, but we can assure you we were just being good grammar students. Either way, Mr Chow from now on will be spelled without the period. We hope Mrs. Dawson, our 2nd grade teacher, won't mind.
The other week we posted a surefire way to catch your braggy know-it-all friends in a baldfaced Vegas lie--by asking them if they've eaten at Mr. Chow. That's because the high-end Chinese restaurant hasn't opened a Las Vegas outpost thanks to the downfall of the Harmon Hotel and it probably never will. Or so we thought.
Thanks to a kryptic kommenter (sorry, we got Kardashian karried away there), it looks like Mr. Chow is still set to open in Sin City... someday. LV Rebel hastily writes:
Mr. Chow still plans to open and I believe that contractual obligations require the hotel parent to company to comp[l]ete opening. A location has already been determined for quit[e] some time. It was just a matter of timing. I'm actually sad about the closure of the place it's going to take.
Considering KISS Monster Mini-Golf was going in across the street, we were kinda hoping KISS would rock and roll all night at the Hard Rock for New Year's Eve. (After all, we did attend Gene's wedding
from our living room.) Instead, another hair band will give us a rockin' New Year's Eve at HRH -- G N' R. (And, yes, we know neither may technically be a hair band, but both are a bit before our time so if they are old school, play hard rock and have long hair, they are a hair band in our book.)
Guns N' Roses fans will need to exercise a bit of patience as tickets don't go on sale until Saturday at 10 a.m. PST. But, since this is the group's first US tour in five years, another few days shouldn't hurt too bad. Tix will start at $95. You'll be able to buy them at Ticketmaster.com. The boys are expected to perform a two-and-a-half hour set.
Sports Connection / Leroy's / Mobile Gaming / Sportsbooks / Vegas Rumors / Players Clubs / Boarding Pass / Station Casinos / iPhone / Apps / Red Rock Casino / → All Tags
One day, we got to discussing Station Casinos online sports betting website, Sports Connection, since there are times we'd much rather send our wagers in online from home than hop in the car and drive to the book. Unfortunately, we're Apple people and frustrated that we can't use Sports Connection to bet from our couch on lazy days. This particular conversation took us to mobile gaming. We were sharing our excitement that Leroy's would have an iPhone sports wagering app soon.
Our new friend mentioned to us that Station was working on their own sports betting apps and that they would be available by the end of the year. We were stoked, but this conversation was more off the cuff than official word from Station Casinos. Last week, after the Leroy's iPhone app was released we heard from another person that the Station Casinos apps were in the works, but with no ETA mentioned.