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Vic Vegas Is A Food Fighter Now, Too

July 21, 2014 at 6:07 PM | by | Comments (0)

Even if you don't watch a lot of cooking shows, you've probably heard about NBC's newest series, Food Fighters. Its host heated up headlines recently after an off color topic social media meltdown. After talk of the show being pulled, it was saved from being chucked down the disposal and will debut tomorrow, Tuesday, July 22. And, with its debut, we can look forward to the TV return of a long-time VegasChatter fave, Chef Vic Moea.

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Jerry Seinfeld And George Wallace Take A Buick Riviera To The Peppermill

June 27, 2014 at 5:29 PM | by | Comments (0)

Jerry Seinfeld's very entertaining web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is back for another season and, this time, fellow comedian George Wallace gets taken for a spin on The Strip.

Seinfeld picks up Wallace at the Flamingo* in a '65 Buick Riviera before (eventually) heading to the Peppermill for a bite, coffee and laughs. You can view the full 17-minute episode here, but here are a few of our favorite zings:

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Las Vegas Wizards Appearing On Syfy This August

June 18, 2014 at 7:37 PM | by | Comments (0)

Shimshi, Greg Wilson, Angela Funovitz, Rick Lax, and Justin Flom (right to left)

Back in February, a war on wizards was declared. Or, at least, a show called Wizard Wars was uncovered. You can read all the details here but the Cliff Notes version is it's a Syfy Channel magic-themed reality show pitting teams of two against each other in competitions based around the same item. Think Iron Chef except the secret ingredient is magic.

Wizard Wars was originally set to premiere in March, but was pushed back to a later date. We now have a few more details, including the new airdate. First, six episodes were filmed with lots of Las Vegas connections. Penn and Teller are judges while local talent Justin Flom and Shimshi star as the wizards which, in this case, are the "Iron Chefs" of the show and will be the home-team magicians that contestants will compete against.

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Vegas' Own Smoothini's Got Talent, Advances In NBC Competition

June 11, 2014 at 6:33 PM | by | Comments (3)

We told you if you didn't know who Smoothini was, you were about to find out.

Last night, the Vegas bar magician was featured on NBC's America's Got Talent and blew away all four judges with his close-up sleight of hand. Howie, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howard Stern each weighed in with a yes vote sending the self-called "Ghetto Houdini" onto the next phase of the reality competition. The former Marine tells VegasChatter he was confident that he would move on and that it was the reaction of the audience that really moved him. If you missed it, here's his appearance:

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Syfy Blasting Out A Post-Apocalyptic Vegas Series

June 10, 2014 at 6:25 PM | by | Comments (4)

Las Vegas may not have been Sharknado-ed, but it was Blast-ed in a one-time Syfy movie special. Now, the channel that unleashed a relic of a curse on The Strip will reveal Vega, a futuristic empire founded on the ruins of what was once Las Vegas. Presumably, as one of the show's taglines is "heaven will raise hell on Earth," destruction was brought down on Sin City for harboring an over-population of Walgreens and CVS outlets. We'll have to watch, though, to be sure.

The new Syfy series, Dominion, is based on the 2010 theatrical release of Legion, starring Dennis Quaid and Tyrese Gibson. Syfy describes Dominion as:

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Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee... In Vegas

June 3, 2014 at 2:38 PM | by | Comment (1)

If you love Jerry Seinfeld, you’re probably familiar with his web series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. If you’re not familiar with the show, it’s -- literally -- comedians (Seinfeld and a funny friend) getting in a car to get coffee. Seinfeld has a conversational interview throughout the drive and again while they eat and drink in a coffee shop. It’s a relaxed show and a fun way to spend 15 to 20 minutes a week.

Last year during one of his concert stints at Caesars Palace, Seinfeld hopped into a car with then Flamingo resident comedian George Wallace and headed to the Peppermill for some coffee and to record an interview. The trailer for the upcoming season of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee features a few seconds of their interview where George Wallace yells out to the Peppermill to see where everyone is from.

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Don't Know Who Smoothini Is? You're About To Find Out

May 27, 2014 at 12:02 PM | by | Comment (1)

Back in 2011, we declared him a magical must see in Vegas. Three years later, that still holds true. Smoothini the Ghetto Houdini is one of the best acts on The Strip. Unfortunately, you've probably never heard of him.

That will change in a very big way as America (ahem) is about to see just how talented (Ahem) Tomas de la Cruz is when it comes to magic. The former Marine recently auditioned for a major television competition and, let's just say, we will all need to show him our support to make sure he's got (AHEM) this.

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Anthony Bourdain Does Vegas As Only He Can

April 25, 2014 at 1:13 PM | by | Comments (7)

Chef, author and television personality Anthony Bourdain's presentation "about the people that live here (in Vegas) after all the meatheads come and go" aired this past Sunday on Parts Unknown, his on-going series on CNN. The episode presented everything from questions (Is Las Vegas the cultural center of the country? Answer: Don't know, but it's that place we all leave somewhere to come to..) to cliches ("come live like Caesar or live off those who do" on top of "what happens here, stays here").

We were most interested, however, in where Mr. Bourdain went while in Vegas. Turns out he keeps himself pretty damn busy filling a show that's only an hour. Bourdain's Las Vegas episode will undoubtedly see its fair share of reruns, but here are the highlights for those that missed it:

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SNL Thinks There Are Too Many Heel Rats In Vegas, Too

April 14, 2014 at 8:03 PM | by | Comments (0)

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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'Men Of The Strip' Finally Live Up To Name

Where: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89109
March 31, 2014 at 4:27 PM | by | Comments (0)

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.

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'Men Of The Strip' To Bare (Almost) All On E!

March 18, 2014 at 12:27 PM | by | Comment (1)

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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Male Strippers and Pizza Rock Come Together For Vegas-Based 'Reality'

Where: 201 N. 3rd Street [map], 89101
March 7, 2014 at 2:40 PM | by | Comment (1)

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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