So a whole night dedicated to the elusive and unattainable American Dream? Awesome!
The Act is getting in on all that Leonardo DiCaprio/Baz Luhrmany goodness with A Gatsby Affair this evening. Focusing, we presume, on champagne out of couple glasses and fashionable parties on Long Island. Not about the part where you get senselessly shot in a pool. Uhh … spoiler alert, we guess. Either way, it’s something to keep in mind of you’re not going to try to pile into the Light grand opening. Click for more words and pictures »
Everybody has hard choices to make about how they’re going to spend their weekend. Some choices are harder than others. This week’s showdown: Beatmaker General Pharrell vs. Biggie Tributer-in-Chief Diddy. In the immortal words of His Royal Diddyness: Let’s goooooo!
The brilliant producer behind The Neptunes and N.E.R.D.
Kind of disappointed Diplo didn’t engage him in a chicken fight. (Photo by Amit Dadlaney | SPYONvegas.com)
At last night’s Major Lazer performance at Haze, Afrojack came in to check out Diplo, Wlashy Fire and Jillionaire. He was parading around the club with a waitress on his shoulders. Which gives us an idea–instead of doing traditional, side-by-side two-by-four DJ collaborations, why not go for the more exotic, vertical, four-by-two? Sure, there’s going to need to be some construction work on the booth, but it seems worth it.
Proving once and for all that no idea, no matter how good, is above refinement, Crazy Horse Too, after losing its legal battle with Crazy Horse III, is changing it’s name to Crazy Mike’s Gentlemen’s Club, after owner Mike Galam.
Is it just us, or do you not want to tangle with a strip-club owner who goes by “Crazy?” That’s a recipe for a 3 a.m. shivving after getting a lap dance from his new girlfriend. That he’s been dating since 1. Crazy Mike is a guy you buy slightly used hubcaps from. Though we feel like he might have a lot to offer in the way of low, low prices on fans and air conditioners.
Oh, hey there scarring childhood memories. How ya doin’?
We all know you’re going to go like a lunatic this Memorial Day Weekend, so why not ease into it with something chill. Something relaxing. Something with the Fratellis? Bagatelle Beach starts its Dive-In Movies series tonight with The Goonies, a late ’80s staple that led us to a lifetime of both hunting for pirate treasure and instinctively befriending circus freaks. Locals are free and food trucks will be there by 7 p.m. Click for more words and pictures »
At least we’ll still have those sweet ’87 wood-grain Topps cards?
Back when he was embarrassing the rest of the American League, Jose Canseco always came off like a pro wrestling villain—vain, brash, utterly cartoonish and possibly managed by Paul Bearer. There was the time he dated Madonna (and later wrote she was obsessed with him); the time he had his own 1-900 number; and the time he rammed his wife’s car. Twice.
Somewhere along the way–after his retirement after the 2001 baseball season, through his 2005 appearance on The Surreal Life and memoir Juiced –Canseco built up a new identity as a sometime independent league retread, and a full-time Twitter celebrity.
Canseco’s bizarre stream-of-conscious ramblings were the stuff of pure, uncut internet gold. He talked about time travel, about how ancient gravity was different (it’s how the dinosaurs got so big) and about how Captain America was the first steroid-fueled superhero. It was transfixing, like watching an ostrich try to fight its own reflection. Click for more words and pictures »
Thanks for bringing it up, because now we’re going to have “Get Lucky” stuck in our head for the next 38 days.
What makes a good summer jam? Obviously, it helps to have Will Smith involved. But in those years when Big Willie Style is occupied making terrible movies about a dystopian future populated only by Smith-Pinkett children, it remains an elusive question. We all know the answer to it when we hear it, but can any of us actually define it free of context? Not without Will Smith, we can’t.
DJ Adriana, though, aims to find out what makes for the elusive summer jam–and what makes for a great pool party song– in this week’s edition of the DJ Power Rankings. The New York native is a Tao and Marquee resident, and on Friday she’ll be on hand to spin at the Hard Rock pool. And first up? The summer jam you just knew was going to be this year’s summer jam. Click for more words and pictures »
Jenny from the Verizon store. (Photos by Erik Kabik)
Jennifer Lopez was with Verizon Wireless Executive Vice President Marni Walden at The Venetian yesterday to announce the launch of Viva Movil, a mobile brand aimed at Latinos. So, congratulations Latinos? You’re a valuable enough demographic to be soullessly marketed to. It’s a big step for any statistically relevant collection of Americans.
It’s also a big step for J-Lo, finding a new outlet like this. She’s got to find some way to fund her habit of making terrible, terrible box-office disasters.
One bad haircut away from being the next Skrillex. (Photo by Denise Truscello)
Tragic news today. The Afrojack-produced Paris Hilton album is actually going to come out this summer. And somehow worse, it’s going to be on Cash Money Records, home to Lil Wayne. Weezy is going to appear on this thing, and Paris will be DJing in Ibiza to support her new platter of house music. So does this mean we’re going to see her walking around in YMCMB gear?
Let’s not forget, we already have a taste of what this is going to sound like. Still time to get her on an EDC stage, right?
Come for the Italian food, stay for her giant head. (Photo by Erik Kabik)
Details have been scarce on Caesars Entertainment’s transformation of Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall into the Gansevoort. The company’s most recent SEC filings reveal, though, that aside from a 65,000-square foot rooftop night- and beachclub spearheaded by Victor Drai, the company also plans to add a second-floor restaurant.
Who’ll helm the kitchen? The buzz in the investor and foodie community is that it will be none other than Italian-American culinary personality Giada De Laurentiis. While Caesars Entertainment declined to comment on De Laurentiis’ possible acquisition, the move would make sense on the heels of the company’s successful partnership with Gordon Ramsay, and with star chefs like Masaharu Morimoto and Tom Colicchio set to bring their celeb cachet to competing properties.
The host of Everyday Italian and Giada at Home, De Laurentiis is one of the country’s most well-known chefs, but has yet to open a restaurant. Sounds like she’s bringing her signature baked mac-and-cheese cupcakes when the property opens late this year.
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