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Every decade has their share. Some, like The Beatles, inspire LOVE and a legacy. Others yield punchlines, or are forgotten altogether. (Let’s hear it for LFO - Lyte Funky Ones... anybody?) After the inevitable break-up comes the solo careers of varying success and, sometimes, a fun reunion with all (NSYNC) or most of the original remaining members (this summer's Monkees tour minus Davey Jones). The really lucky ones continue to re-invent themselves, building on their songbook with new material. Or, sometimes they just head off in an entirely new direction. Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees has done all of the above. And, like the boy band he founded, Jeff still manages to keep temperatures rising.
Before there was a man in skinny jeans walking across the Grand Canyon or a dude jumping out of a balloon from the edge of the earth there was Evel Knievel.
Evel Knievel was the world's most famous daredevil from the 60s into the 1980s. One of his most iconic stunts was jumping the fountains at Caesars Palace. This was kind of a big deal back in the day. With all of the interest in modern day daredevils, the Discovery Channel is looking back at his life.
We've been fans of Skin City Body Painting and their creative team of artists for a while now. And, next year, the viewing masses will get a glimpse into the the incredible work being done in this growing field.
The Vegas shop, around since '06, is helping to bring a new reality competition to GSN called, SKIN WARS. The eight-episode series "seeks to find the most talented and versatile body painters in the country."
Cold Justice is still a couple weeks away (and not set in Las Vegas, anyway) while midnight Bounty Hunters are tough to catch regularly. One sports gambling show has debuted to a giant pan of dud while another is on its way. So, what's a Las Vegas reality TV freak to do? Look for more shows, that's what.
Luckily For better or worse, there's no shortage lately.
One guy from Pussykat Tattoo Parlor and his sidekick randomly travel around the city in search of... you guessed it... bad ink they can fix. These punk rock dudes are seemingly extremely lucky with a great eye in finding the world's absolute worst tattoos. They find one poor sap who tattooed a wedding proposal on his leg right before his sweet Nina was deported and never heard from again. Another put a monkey on his stomach using his belly button for a butthole. In a tat ripped from the
headlines movies, a woman with "NO REGERTS." Then we see a guy with a Patrick Swayze tat. On his ass. Dude. The winner so far, though, is a the bikini clad suntanner with Pamela Anderson's mug below a gigantic back scorpion and above her ass crack. The scorpion gets approved while Pam must go.
Did someone really think a Pam Anderson tramp stamp was a good idea? Worse yet, unless she paid five bucks at a fly-by-night Hep-C carnival, what artist let her walk out their door with that buttface of a tattoo? Yeah, we're skeptical that at least some of these jobs weren't quickly and badly inked in the offices of TV producers.
Even with our doubts on authenticity, Bad Ink earns a slightly positive entertainment value over replacement TV. Assuming the final fixes are real, there is some talent on display. At the very least, camera crews venture into some Vegas spots that haven't been widely filmed, namely lots of Artisan with some
coincidentally sister property Rumor and Peppermill thrown in. So, while we haven't set a DVR season pass, we've tuned in to watch a lot, lot worse.
Bad Ink airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on A&E. You can catch previously aired full episodes online. As for the validity of their punk rock status, that's at least real. You can watch clips of their band, The Vermin, shout out a song titled FU Too and playing in several venues around Vegas, including BB King's and the Double Down on YouTube.
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Since Southland was cancelled and we realized Franklin & Bash was still on the air, you'll have to forgive us for not paying too much attention to new show announcements from TNT. Even reality TV that we've repeatedly admitted we're
boo-boo crazy for.
But, the words "Las Vegas" still perk up the eardrums, regardless if we're paying attention or not. And, TNT's upcoming real-life crime series Cold Justice has a Vegas connection that got us to sit up and rewind the airing of a recent promo.
We love us some reality television, but we really love when that reality television comes to Las Vegas and highlights gambling. It looks like we may be getting an hour or two of just that later this summer.
"Saint Hoods" premieres Friday, August 2 on Discovery Channel and looks at the life of bookies in the mob world from Boston while "Money Talk$" is strictly about sports betting and based in Vegas. "Money Talk$" is scheduled to premiere September 10 on CNBC.
10 years ago was the glory days for gambling on TV. We all remember when poker was booming and poker shows were all over TV from the Game Show Network to ESPN. Like much of what's popular in mainstream culture, popularity waned (with a nudge from Black Friday), but we may be getting to the point of where gambling is beginning to be accepted again. Maybe. Here's a preview of "Saint Hoods" as well as a more detailed description:
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SyFy's next original movie after "Sharknado?" "Blast Vegas" which hits television this Thursday, July 18 at 9 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Central.
"Blast Vegas" stars former "Malcolm In The Middle" actor Frankie Muniz. "Blast Vegas" has a simple concept: "Thieving Spring Breakers steal an ancient relic that unleashes a disastrous curse upon Las Vegas." Judging from the trailer, the Las Vegas footage was filmed while Hakkasan was being built last year (notice the scaffolding outside of MGM Grand). You'll also see some amazingly
bad expected CGI destruction of the Vegas Strip.
NBC brought their American Ninja Warrior cameras and obstacles to Las Vegas last month. And, while the newest season is now airing, the Vegas episodes won't hit the TV for a few more weeks until the finale.
A Vegas-based video 'leaked' onto the interwebs recently providing quite a peek at the action that went down. A streaker apparently interrupted the competition to the horror of shocked announcers that just happened to have all the right adjectives handy... err... ready.
If you've ever wanted to be a millionaire but don't like 3 Card Poker, you're in luck. Auditions for the popular TV game show, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, July 10 at Bally's. They'll take place in the Events Center, deep in the bowels of Bally's in two (actually three) phases. The first set of auditions begin at 7 a.m. sharp and go until 10 a.m. If you're selected to advance, you'll receive a callback for another audition shortly after this one between noon and 3 p.m.
Another audition session is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with callbacks happening right afterwards for a special movie themed-week.
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More recently, Las Vegas residents and visitors may be familiar with the Mint 400 because of the parades and parties it brings downtown. Meanwhile, auto racing enthusiasts may be familiar with the race because it's pretty extreme. The Mint 400 is the kind of off-road racing that people don't finish. Don't quite get it? Watch the entire trailer for The Mint 400 special that just aired for the first time on the SPEED Channel. Prepare to have your face melted:
Speculation over the long-term use of the Luxor Festival continues, but we can confirm that the scaffolding on the grounds right now are, in fact, to support another Las Vegas taping of possibly the greatest athletic competition TV show ever, American Ninja Warrior. The Toughest Challenge On Earth filmed the season finale on the same grounds last year to name a champion of champions from the season's winners.
The show returns this weekend to put season five warriors from Los Angeles, Baltimore, Denver and Miami to the final test under the watch of hosts Matt Iseman and former NFL player Akbar Gbaja Biamila. ESPN's Jenn Brown rounds out the show's credits.
If national attention isn't enough motivation to try out for a spot on NBC's The Voice, maybe a trip to Vegas will help.
If you've had your hands full with D cups of late (thanks to @girlygirl for the punchline), you may not be familiar with The Voice, a reality singing competition which features celebrity judges as team leaders. Singers from different teams are pitted against each other as the season progresses and "knockout rounds" trim down the field until the public votes on a winner at the end of the season. So,
just like Idol almost got that?