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WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas… the Players Edge!

NAME DROPPER… Valen Ahlo and his girlfriend Gabriella Sheindlin went on a Vegas vaycay and hooked up with his cuz Meleana Brown (you saw her on Duets) and they hooked up with her cuz Nicole Scherzinger to celebrate her birthday at Tao with Francia Raisa (Secret Life of the American Teenager) and Chris Paul (L.A. Clippers). That sounds a lot like the plot of the movie he was in called One Kine Day where the local kid wakes up to a day he’ll never forget.

THE BIGGEST celebration in the Galaxy, the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention, is happening at the Rio, Aug. 9 to 12. Be sure you make the Captain of the USSE 1701 guest appearance on Sunday. Just like Darth Vader never said, “Luke, I am your Father” in Star Trek, the words “Beam me up, Scotty” were never uttered in the series.

EFFECTIVE NEXT Tuesday, The Plaza will tag a $10 daily resort fee on your tab. Whadayagit for $10 a day? How about free wireless, 800 and local calls, bottled water, parking and a coupon book. While some debate the semantic differential of The Plaza implying it’s a resort by charging said fee, a rose by any other…

WHAT HAPPENS when you join Cirque du Soleil’s Cirque Club? Just as its productions are magical… your email box will magically receive offers like $55 tickets to Criss Angel, KA, Beatles Love, Mystere, Elvis and Zumanity that normally sell for as much as $104.

VEGAS MATH… 6,589 players entered this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event. The last guy with chips gets to go home with $8,527,982 in cash.

SOMETIMES YOU EAT and sometimes the pack of dogs eat you … after winning second place in the One Drop benefit poker tournament, Sam Trickett says six men verbally assaulted his girlfriend and then put the beatdown on him.

RAISE YOUR HAND if you knew that last week was Nude Recreation Week … OK, well, did you know that National Relaxation Day is Aug. 15? Treat yourself to a spa.

TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPS continue to convert much of the continent into saunas by Mother Nature. Didja know that heat is the No. 1 weather-related killer? Hyperthermia occurs when the body absorbs more heat than it can handle… das why we nevah leave the keiki in the ka’a. The hottest day in Sin City was last Tuesday when the merc hit 114.

$45 BA-BA-BA-billion is what Juniper Research predicts will be wagered via mobile devices worldwide in 2017.

OMEDETOU (congratulation) to team Japan for defending its title and winning first place in this year’s Amoretti World Pastry Team Championships at Red Rock casino. In 13 hours, the seven teams made a chocolate showpiece, a sugar showpiece, a pastry stand, entremet (decorative cake), entremet glace (decorative ice cream/sorbet cake), assorted bon bons and petits fours, petit gateaux (individual small cakes) and a plated dessert.

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