WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas… the Players Edge!
SPOCK’ED AT THE longestrunning Strip production show
Donn Arden’s Jubilee! is actress, author and columnist Joan Collins. The cool thing about this show is you don’t have to be a celebrity to get the VIP treatment. It’s the only show where you take an all-access backstage tour with one of the dancers as your guide and, no, they don’t do the tour in costume or topless. Who says the ladies can’t get ready quickly? … Did you know there are 11 quick costume changes in all?
IF YOU’VE WONDERED what it’s like to work in Vegas … Career Bliss ranks Sin City the 40th happiest city to work in … Honolulu didn’t make the top 50 happiest or the complementary (or is that uncomplimentary) 50 unhappiest cities. According to them, the happiest cities to work in are Miami, Worcester, Mass., Oklahoma City, San Jose and Oxnard, Calif … Oxnard, really? And if you wanna be happy, stay away from New Haven, Conn., because the people who work there voted it as the worst.
FIRST VENETIANPALAZZO owner Sheldon Adelson reportedly gave a Super PAC $5 million to help Newt Gingrich’s campaign. Now the Mrs. has done the same, contributing another $5 million in support of the former House speaker’s presidential bid … Now that’s gotta be worth a couple of steak and lobster dinners at the White House.
WHILE SHOOTING American Idol auditions in Vegas, Steven Tyler jumped into the Le Reve pool stark butt-ugly nekked! Cohost Jennifer Lopez was the first to see him skinny dipping and she fired off a scream that some say rivaled the rock god’s shrieking of the national anthem.
THE CASINOS quickly raised the Super Bowl over-under from 53 to 55. Las Vegas expert RJ Bell of PreGame.com sent along some big-game factoids: Vegas sports books are predicting the score to be Pats 29, Giants 26 … The underdog has covered the spread every time the BradyBelichick Patriots have been to the Big Game … The team that Vegas odds makers have picked to win has won 33 of 45 games … And worldwide more than $10 billion will be bet on Super Sunday, but Las Vegas will see only 1 percent of that action.
MAKE ME BARK like a Chihuahua and write bad checks … According to a couple of studies, the number of people who have at least one tattoo in the United States is between 14 percent and 25 percent of the population. According to Total Beauty, Honolulu has six-anda-half tat shops for every 100,000 folks, and that’s good enough for eighth place. No. 2 is Las Vegas with 16 shops per 100K, but the numero uno city for body art is Miami Beach with 24 stores for every 100,000 residents. It’s probably no statistical anomaly that resort towns dominate the list … It’s the ultimate travel souvenir.
AT LEAST FIVE STATES California, Nevada, Illinois, Iowa, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., have laws in place or are working on regulatory changes that would allow some form of Internet poker … Reminds me of the saying, “May you live in interesting times” … Chinese proverb or curse?