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Vegas on TV / Mandalay Bay / VH1 / Model Employee / WTF / → All Tags
If you had the same thoughts we did upon hearing Mandalay Bay was getting its own reality show in which models did the work of employees, then your
sarcasm imagination is about to become reality when "Model Employee" debuts on VH1 in just a few weeks.
A new teaser video shows models screeching, gagging and freaking out while stressing over split nails and worrying about catching diseases. In other words, get ready for every cliche and stereotype you can imagine:
On those rare occasions Saturday Night Live is still funny, the laugh meter inevitably starts to drop off after the first 30 minutes. So, forgive us 1) for not being out researching Las Vegas on a recent Saturday night and 2) channel surfing round about midnight. But, sometimes, those midnight munchies uncover the most curious of finds.
In what appears to be a seen only in Vegas reality TV show, cameras follow Sin City Bounty Hunters as they chase down fugitives. Retired law enforcement officer Adam Brooks leads a team that claims close to 800 cases closed since 2008.
America's Got Talent is giving Sin City hopefuls one last chance to impress the judges this week, and you won't even have to step out in public to do it.
Video submissions are being accepted up until this Thursday, April 18 for an invitation-only showcase in Vegas this Saturday, April 20. The video can include a short introduction and should show the 90-second performance you would like to do in front of AGT judges which, this season, will be Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, and Howard Stern. We suppose that means that in-shower performances are officially out.
You can submit your entry here and, remember, it doesn't have to necessarily be a song: Contestants include dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquists.
Game Shows / Vegas on TV / Wheel of Fortune / Venetian / Palazzo / Jackpots / → All Tags
If you read the headline with breaths between Wheel! Of! and Fortune! you're exactly who the Wheelmobile is looking for when it spins into Las Vegas this weekend. Wheel of Fortune promotional team members will be auditioning contestants for six weeks of shows to be taped at the Venetian and Palazzo in July and August.
To land a playing spot on the game show, contestant wannabes should show up to the Venetian Theatre this Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21, beginning at 11 a.m. to fill out an application. Random applicants then will be plucked to audition in three-hour long simulated Wheel of Fortune shows each day. From there TV worthy contestants will be hand chosen for the real deal later this summer. So bring a pen, personality and your lucky rabbit's foot for a shot at the big time. And, we suggest packing snacks since, when the Wheel rolled into the Venetian a few years back, more than 20,000 Fortune fans were expected to greet it.
Reality TV Shows / Reality TV / Binion's / Downtown / Vegas on TV / Downtown Vegas / Fremont Street / → All Tags
Suckers for Reality TV. VegasChatter and any Vegas-based show sitting in a tree. You know the drill. We eat, sleep, and drink it. Last year, we even pitched a casino reality show starring Binion's. It seems TLC
stole focused that idea into a show solely shot at the downtown casino.
Casino Confidential premieres Thursday, April 4 for an initial six-episode run. The show promises to capture stories of "unruly high rollers, all-night party goers, and bachelor parties gone rogue" from the perspective of casino staff. Judging by the below trailer, the show looks two parts American Casino and The Casino, one part Binion's storied past, and marinated with plenty of Vegas Strip.
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We already told you it's best to forget any connection between CeeLo Green and his dream to be associated with the way-over-the-top Vegas glam of Liberace. Cee's Loberace at PH is no authentic tribute to the piano-tinkling, candelabra-loving showman. No, for that, we're looking to actor Michael Douglas. Of all people.
The HBO movie, Behind the Candelabra, will star Douglas as the flamboyant performer and Matt Damon as Scott Thorson, chronicling "the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover."
"Vegas Strip" is great on many levels and that's why it's our fave of 2012. Its semi-staged reality tickles our need for Vegas scenery while capturing an average weekend on the Vegas Strip for many of us. While Travel Channel and its sister station, Destination America, are still airing TV shows about Las Vegas from 20 years ago, "Vegas Strip" takes place on today's (or last year's) Vegas Strip.
"Vegas Strip" is hidden on TruTV and is in its third season. If you're not familiar the show, it is essentially a less serious version of the show "Cops" that takes place on the, wait for it, Vegas Strip. This makes sense since the show is produced by the co-creator of “Cops,” Morgan Langley.
VegasChatter 2012 Awards / Vegas Mistakes / Vegas on TV / Sin City Rules / Entertainment / Shows / Surf The Musical / Planet Hollywood / → All Tags
Previous Worst Vegas Mistake "winners" have included Paris Hilton, water fees and fired Playboy bunnies. Nominees for this year include bird-brained law students and a since re-designed website, or we suppose that's re-re-designed. But, 2012's biggest fumble is a new reality show doing for Vegas what Jersey Shore did for the Garden State and Extreme Cheapskates is doing for millionaires.
To set the table, we here at VegasChatter are reality TV sluts. Whores when it comes to Vegas related reality shows. But, where Pawn Stars educates and interests us, American Restoration gets us all nostalgic and Vegas Strip elevates the level of respect for Vegas PD, Sin City Rules does nothing but perpetuate long buried stereotypes through staged dramas faker than the siliconed cast with (hopefully) exaggerated gossipy personalities.
We were taught if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all so we'll throw out that the b-roll shots of Vegas lights and sights are nice. But, Sin City Rules is an otherwise forced Housewives rip-off that's so painful even Bravo and the King of Vegas endorsements wouldn't put their stamps of approval on it
until offered an exclusive.
It's not that the cast itself is completely dull, even if they aren't the five highest-powered women in Vegas. There's a well known poker player that's managed to retain respect in the industry after emerging unscathed from the Full Tilt saga. Also on screen are the founder of multiple fashion, media and non-profit businesses next to the daughter of a notorious mobster
we'd never heard of.
Former 98 Degrees boy bander Jeff Timmons just can't quit Vegas.
After a brief stint in cuffs as a Chippendale at Rio last year and a slightly longer run at getting ladies Wired at Green Valley Ranch over the summer, Timmons is on to his next shirtless venture, a Vegas male revue.
Instead of pantless bellmen and random bunnies, however, Flamingo is weirding us out with one guy's trip to meet the girlfriend's family or, as their ad team terms it, "the ultimate male fantasy":
The pecs came out for the promotional photo, but The Chippendales kept things a bit more under wraps for the season premiere of The Amazing Race last night. Darn it.
Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis of the Rio, ahem, production show as they clarified in their intro segment did provide us with tickets to the gun show, though, as they ran around China in tanks, casually displaying their bulging biceps as they pointed, wiped sweat off their brow, and pointed some more.