BFFs! “Forever” in this case meaning “until it’s expedient for Diddy to pretend you never existed.”
The ’90s are smacking you straight upside the head tonight at Haze, where erstwhile Diddy sidekick Ma$e comes in to mushmouth his way through terrible fake golf commentary and perhaps wear whatever space/tracksuit he had on in that video. Click for more words and pictures »
We’d be confused, too, Mark Boone. We’d be confused, too.
Sons of Anarchy’s Mark Boone was at The D on Sunday for dinner at Andiamo. After he popped over to Longbar, he ran into Horny Mike Henry from Counting Cars in what seems like the perfect meeting of a very specific television-viewing demographic. We’re curious, though if Bobby Elvis’ super-tight-shirt-and-vest fashion is inspired from Boone’s personal life, or if he had to start rocking that look as a sop to SoA fans. Either way, he’s the only good character left on that show, and we’d watch a spinoff: The Adventures of Bobby Elvis Without Mopey, Sadsack Jax. It’s basically the only thing that could salvage the final season.
• George Clooney’s business partner Rande Gerber insists Clooney wasn’t drunk on Tequila when he called Steve Wynn an asshole and stormed out of dinner at Botero. Which is too bad, because it made Clooney sound even cooler if he was. Come on, George. Let’s go do shots. You can complain about whatever political figures you want.
• Like, say, Cliven Bundy, who went from government-defying folk hero to inveterate racist in, what, a couple weeks? It doesn’t take long these days, we guess.
Weather so nice it demands headbanging. (Photo by Danny Mahoney | SPYONvegas.com)
It’s way too nice to stay indoors tonight. Fortunately, Surrender already thought of that, what with the convenient open-air-club-attached-to-the-pool thing they have going on. Tommy Trash will be providing the beats as you kick back with a cocktail and breathe in all that nature. And the girls cavorting poolside. Those help too. Click for more words and pictures »
We are both fairly certain and also don’t care that that outfit isn’t period appropriate.
Melody Sweets did her Millon Dollar Quartet appearance last night where she came out for the encore to do Janis Martin’s “My Boy Elvis,” which is a great little forgotten rockabilly gem. But even better, it sets the stage for Sweets to return around Christmastime and do Marlene Paul’s ridiculously rad “I Wanna Spend Christmas With Elvis.” If we’re just going to open the floor to Elvis-related novelties like that, it’s the least MDQ could do.
Wait, is Jim Belushi Keyser Soze?
Everyone’s favorite Belushi–Jim–treated himself to a bacon mac-n-cheese burger at Guy Fierei’s new joint at the Quad on April 19. It’s the poor man’s speedball, really. Belushi toured the kitchen, to see where the magic happens, before taking a pic with Executive Chef Tony Leitera and General Manager Michael Speagle. We hope he got to take home a souvenir bucket of Donkey Sauce.
• Mike Tyson, watch your back. Riddick Bowe is gunning for you. Yes, the same Bowe who once stabbed his wife in the chest. Concussions are bad, kids!
• More Cosmo sales rumors: James Packer is being linked once again to reports that he’s ready to buy out the mid-Strip property from Deutsche Bank. For a mere $2 billion. We knew we should’nt have wasted that money on 200 million tickets to Draft Day.
Rock star protip: Ditch the tea kettle in the background, replace with Jack Daniel’s.
Brooklyn Bowl goes exotic tonight with Omara “Bombino” Moctar, the Nigerian guitarist who’s an advocate for Tuareg concerns. Look, Bombino, as a country we just started getting a handle on what’s going on with Ukraine, and you expect us jump on board with a situation where one party both has no country and shares a name with a Volkswagon? Still, he got Dan Auerbach’s attention with his Santana/Hendrix-ish vibe. So that’s gotta count for something. (9 p.m.) Click for more words and pictures »
That camera must’ve been HUGE.
Pool parties and neck braces are like the opposite of peanut butter and chocolate. No one wants any part of that. Fortunately for Chippendale and Amazing Race contestant Jaymes Vaughan, he looks like he’s doing a lot better than the last time we checked in with him, when the words “herniated discs” featured prominently.
Vaughan was at Tropicana’s Xposed! for his birthday this past Saturday, along with other Chips during the weekly LGBTQ event. We were even to get some grainy cell-phone footage of the event, which is weird, because we didn’t even think the Trop had a steel mill.
Give him credit for really committing to the hat that everyone hates.
Two weekends of Coachella have come and gone, but not without getting a little Las Vegas on them. Insidious earworm monster Pharrell brought the Jabbawockeez on stage with him and with his stupid hat on April 19 to do all original choreography for the all-star crew that joined Pharrell on stage: Jay Z, Busta Rhymes, Usher, T.I. and Pusha T. They even got a little Twitter love for their efforts.
Thank you to the @JABBAWOCKEEZ, you guys are the illest. Legends of movement!
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) April 20, 2014
Great. Now let’s see them get involved in Despicable M3. The minions could use some tighter choreography, though we have doubts about their ability to take direction well.
• The Cromwell has officially opened the doors to its casino. But we’re still not sure how we feel about gambling in that spot without being able to watch Big Elvis from a blackjack table. Rooms still aren’t all ready, and the grand opening is still slated for May.
• Tim Zickhur of Ice Road Truckers is accused of kidnapping, beating and threatening to kill Las Vegas prostitute Lisa Cadeau. Zickhur supposedly gave Cadeau his ATM card and told her to take out money to cover the cost of her services. She took out more than they’d agreed on, and Zickhur wasn’t happy. But come on, if you hand over your ATM card and PIN to a hooker, you absolutely deserve to get ripped off. He should go to jail for that alone.
Surprised Diplo is surprised. (Photo by Danny Mahoney | SPYONvegas.com)
We were beginning to worry that Diplo’s tweet game might be slipping because of a steep drop-off in volume. Then he went and Instagrammed this picture and all is pretty much forgiven. Tonight is Mad Decent Monday at XS tonight, which means it’s time for a round of round of What’s Diplo Tweeting Today?
got dam coyotes better put a sock in it before i gotta pop my trunk & pull out the choppa #LA
— above & beyonce (@diplo) April 21, 2014
Easter dance level : rookie http://t.co/cc3D85LYyr
— above & beyonce (@diplo) April 21, 2014
Got dam coyotes, Easter Dance grading and pictures of Diplo as Nyan Cat. That’s what Diplo’s Tweeting (and Instagramming) Today. Click for more words and pictures »
We could get into American Idol if this sort of thing were more common. (Photos by Al Powers)
Jordin Sparks took full advantage of Tao Beach Saturday afternoon, busting out the green two-piece when she was there with boyfriend Jason Derulo. She also gave him a pep talk before he hopped on stage. Which was wildly supportive of someone who was about to start blasting a crowd full of girls in bikinis with Champagne. Well played, Jordin. Then again, she also had a Derulo cell phone cover which somehow seems more stalkery given the fact they’re dating.
Devin Logan, the silver medal slopestyle skiier, was there to celebrate her 21st birthday with Olympians Kaitlyn Farrington, Travis Jayner, Rebecca ‘Possum’ Torr, Peter Adam Crook and X Games medalists Tom Wallisch and Jen Hudak. That really has to be a tough afternoon if you’re in the X Games to hang out with a bunch of people who won real medals.
Logan let Derulo wear her medal on stage, and Sparks brought her up so the three of them could do shots. See? This is why you always wear your Olympic hardware wherever you go. If we ever got a medal we’d have it welded onto our chest like Iron Man. It’s just too bad they don’t give out medals for “Nerdiest comic book reference in a blog post that has nothing to do with comic books.”