August 10, 2012 |
Despite Dwight Howard joining the Lakers., Vegas odds-makers believe there's a Kryptonite that Superman can't stop. The Miami Heat. The Lakers' odds have increased substantially from 7-1 to 3-1 to win the NBA championships, according to RJ Bell of Pregame.com. But that's not enough in the eyes of sports bookies for the Lakers to take their talents to South Beach and leave with the Larry O'Brien trophy. Miami still remains the favorite with 2-1 odds. PHOTOS: Dwight Howard's Magic days "You have the defending champion that is expected to be better with Ray Allen," Bell told The Times in a phone interview.
June 27, 2012 |
The Vegas round of "America's Got Talent"kicked into higher gear on Tuesday, with a second night of call-back performances that weren't bad and, finally, some verdicts as to who would advance to the live shows in New York and who would be sent home. Speaking of which, the episode saw the elimination of Tim Poe, the country singer-soldier who showed up to auditions with a stutter that he said he'd developed in Afghanistan after being injured in an incident that, turns out, may never have occurred.
June 26, 2008
Steve Friess' article on gays and lesbians in Vegas was right on ["Come as You Are, the Party Is a la Carte," June 19]. It quoted a study stating Sin City was the No. 2 most popular travel destination for gays and lesbians before Vegas even made an attempt for the gay dollar. So, no matter what your sexual orientation is, Vegas welcomes all of it with open arms and hungry pockets, which is a good thing. Where else on this planet can you find a venue that loves everybody not for what they are, but for how much money they are willing to lose, while at the same time having fun doing it?
February 22, 2011 |
NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period. They kicked off their weight-loss "strategies" on Jan. 10 . I have the lowest self-esteem sometimes. I have no idea why because most of the time what I try to make happen happens. Even if it's really hard. The formula is easy: prepare, study, surround yourself with smart people, then be fearless. Unfortunately, even though I had surrounded myself with smarties en route to Vegas, that was the only thing I had going for me as I continued my journey to lose weight.
March 18, 2010
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July 8, 1985 |
The names heralded in humongous letters on billboards further up the Strip belong to Johnny Mathis, Debbie Reynolds and Engelbert Humperdinck. But the conspicuous attraction on the supersign outside the Aladdin Casino is none other than Mikhail Baryshnikov. There his likeness flies in the glitzy sky, frozen in a grand jete amid the neon splendors of quaint neo-penal Bagdad architecture. It isn't a mirage.
July 4, 2010 |
Producer, director and venue owner David Saxe agrees with a reality he fully intends to ignore: Despite months of hard work by cast, crew and his other employees, "Vegas the Show" is not ready to open. But open it will the next night at his new theater at the Miracle Mile mall at Planet Hollywood. Saxe is in good spirits at the dress rehearsal yet also morbidly fascinated by the position in which he has placed himself not only with "Vegas the Show" but by acquiring the theater, his second at the mall.
July 6, 2008
I enjoyed the article by Terry Gardner ["MGM's Rock Stars Roar," June 29]. Being extremely close to the king of the beasts with only glass separating you and 400 pounds of lean cat muscle is awe-inspiring. I have made numerous visits to the Lion Habitat at the MGM Grand in Vegas and find it's like seeing the lions for the first time, every time. Mere words cannot describe these magnificent animals. They must be seen in person to fully appreciate them. I'm not sure if the lions are there to attract potential gamblers or if the gambling is there to attract the lion fans.
August 19, 2007
I frequent Vegas three or four times a year. I will be going again and plan to drive but will do so early on a Monday morning, eliminating, I hope, most of the bad traffic that you detailed in "In a Jam? You Must Be on the Strip" [Aug. 12]. Once in town, my car sits until I drive home. Bill Spitalnick Newport Beach There is a free tram that runs between Mandalay Bay and Excalibur that stops at Luxor. There is also one running between Mirage and Treasure Island. Rick Stack Pacific Palisades
March 18, 2009 |
We're off to Vegas tonight for the annual father-daughter bet every single game the first four days of the NCAA tournament and ignore everything else in life extravaganza. In some ways this trip will be different, the daughter no longer required to walk around between games wearing a sandwich board to advertise her availability. That's right, the contest was a success and I've found a son-in-law I just love.