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Hillary Clinton was delivering a speech at Mandalay Bay last week when someone threw a shoe at her. It missed, but that was enough fodder for Saturday Night Live to hit Vegas with a zinger about its shoeless masses.
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The big event set for March 29 has finally come and gone. And, we don’t mean Earth Hour or the first rides on the High Roller, even though those little blips happened, too. No, we're referring to the Las Vegas premiere of Men Of The Strip. And, if that name doesn’t ring a bell, you must have missed our coverage here. And, here. And here, too. Yes, we’ve been following the show for awhile and now we can answer whether it was worth the hype.
The next Vegas reality show aims to heat up the airwaves while blazing a (brilliantly marketed) trail to The Strip.
Jeff Timmons may be best known for his role in the boy band 98 Degrees, but he's managed to impress us by thoroughly hooking us on Men Of The Strip, an all-male revue that's never even performed On The Strip. Or, in Vegas, for that matter.
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A while back, we did a little Q&A with Vegas resident (and one-time “boy bander”) Jeff Timmons. He told us of his plans to open a new male revue on The Strip sometime in the future. After a nationwide tour to stir up interest, Men of the Strip has returned home and is ready to become a reality. As in,”reality TV."
A few days ago, we caught wind of a rumor that Jeff Timmons and his hard-bodied Men of the Strip all-male revue had returned to Las Vegas, supposedly to settle in. We figured they’d be announcing the location for that planned residency any day. Instead, they're here to film segments for an upcoming docu-series. And, the male revue is still, apparently, looking for a home. Or maybe not, depending on how cynical you are towards the reality aspect of these TV shows. (We're talking to you, Pawn Stars).
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Syfy viewers might recognize a couple of familiar Las Vegas faces on the new show Wizard Wars debuting March 4. The new magic-themed reality show will pit two-person teams of magicians against each other in a unique competition. Unlike open-format TV talent shows, this one has a twist. Competitors will try to one-up each other by creating tricks based upon the same item.
Magician and Wizard Wars creator Rick Lax said some of the more unique items that tricks were created around included a human skeleton and pink footie pajamas. Lax came up with the idea based upon meet-ups he routinely had with magician friends where they would do various tricks with the same prop. He figured the process of perfecting these tricks might be just as interesting as the end result, and Syfy agreed.
Everyone’s favorite business reality show is coming to Las Vegas to find new participants. Shark Tank features business pitches from aspiring entrepreneurs to a panel of potential investors, including Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. The show has been on ABC since 2009 and has just entered syndication so, if you get on, you might see yourself on TV for years to come.
How can you vie for a spot? Shark Tank will be holding open auditions at 3 p.m. on February 20 inside Veil Pavilion at Silverton.
TV shows about Vegas or gambling? Sign us up! The new Esquire Network just debuted a TV show about the latter called “Horseplayers”. The series takes us inside the world of horse betting. Besides profiling the life of people that bet on the ponies, “Horseplayers” reveals their betting strategy while featuring beautiful video of different horse tracks. The show's characters seem to be stereotypes of horse bettors. These stereotypes are real and exist for a reason. You can see snippets of the series below and even more here.
Much of the show is filmed on location at race tracks across the country, but as it evolves, you’ll see Las Vegas enter the picture. In fact, the series will be recording scenes for a future episode at Treasure Island January 24-26 when TI hosts the annual National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s National Handicapping Championship (NHC). The NHC is the culmination of a year-long series of NTRA-sanctioned tournaments conducted by racetracks, casino racebooks, off-track betting facilities and horse racing and handicapping websites, each of which sends its top qualifiers to the national finals.
You may remember "Money Talks," the docu-drama based on sports bettor Steve Stevens. It was supposed to begin airing weekly on CNBC last year. We speculated that the show may never hit the TV screen as Steve Stevens was alleged to be a fraud and criminal by Wager Minds. Well, we were right and wrong.
After low ratings for the premier episode of "Money Talks" in September, the show was never seen again even though it was scheduled to begin airing in December. After a few weeks of speculation, it's been revealed that "Money Talks" will begin airing March 19. That's right in time for March Madness, one of the busiest times of the year for Las Vegas sportsbooks. Seems like a good time for a pick seller to have a glorified infomercial run.
The newest Las Vegas based , Los Vargas, is set to premiere on Sunday, January 26 at 9 p.m. on Telemundo sister station mun2. Los Vargas may resemble its host city in name to the naked eye, however, it translates not to "Las Vegas" but rather "The Vargas." As in the family of retired boxing champion Fernando Vargas.
The Hispanic reality show follows Vargas and his family -- his wife of 20 years, four children and father-in-law -- as they balance homelife with the champ's pursuit of opening his own gym and training the next world's greatest.
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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."