0730WED: THE ROUNDUP

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Maybe toss in some cheap sunglasses and a pool float. (Photo by Danny Mahoney | SPYONvegas.com)

Lil Jon is dumb, goofy and loud: Just like summer is supposed to be. Fire him up poolside at Surrender, and you’ve got yourself a full-on summer experience without having to be stuck in Fourth of July traffic on your way to L.A. with a busted air conditioner and “Fancy” blaring out of every other car stereo around you. (more…)

JAMIE FOXX TO PLAY TYSON THROUGH MIRACLE OF CGI

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Django said knock you out.

This is just a banner week for Mike Tyson. First his Adult Swim cartoon gets a trailer, now he has Jamie Foxx playing him in a movie that may involve Martin Scorsese.

Just one problem: The movie is about the young Tyson’s rise, and Foxx is 46.

But don’t you worry! They’ve got some sort of new animation that can handle this. They probably just reverse-engineered the Benjamin Button program, we guess.

“Within a year to 18 months, we’re going to do the Mike Tyson story and he’s going to portray me, and now they have this new animation; because you know Jamie’s pretty much my age so he can’t portray me but they have this new system,” Tyson told the Mirror.

There is, unfortunately, no computer in the world powerful enough to make Foxx even one-sixteenth as terrifying as a 20-year-old Tyson.

TOM PETTY DOES EDC LIKE THAT

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Even after they asked him nicely: Don’t.

As much as we all want to see it, the chance of catching Tom Petty at next year’s EDC dripping in kandy and rocking a pair of fuzzy boots seems like it’s pretty slim. In an interview with USA Today, Petty said of EDM in general, “Watch people play records? That’s stupid. You couldn’t pay me to go. I’m not oversimplifying it. That’s what’s going on. I don’t think it would be any fun without the drugs. It’s a drug party.”

Then, of Electric Daisy Carnival in particular, he said, “You take that many kids to Vegas in the summer, what could go wrong?. I knew it as soon as I saw the ad. I went, ‘Ooh, dead people.’ Do you need the money so bad that you’ll put some kid’s life at risk?”

Pasquale Rotella played it diplomatic, responding on Insomniac.com: “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion about records, DJs and dance music, including Tom Petty. We’re living in a very electronic era with constantly evolving forms of entertainment, which may be a daunting thing for a classic rocker in search of contemporary social relevancy as he starts promoting new music. But I would think that someone who played shows with Dylan and the Dead—someone who lived through and actively contributed to the counterculture era of the ’60s and ’70s—wouldn’t be so quick to drink the overhyped media Kool-Aid about our festival experience. If he wants to come to EDC Vegas next year and see what it’s really about, we’ve got a ticket with his name on it. If he doesn’t want to wait that long, Nocturnal Wonderland is right around the corner. My Mama Irene would be stoked to meet him! Who knows? He might just have a ‘Change of Heart.’”

The subtle rock-dinosaur dig is expected, and the parallels Rotella draws between the ’60s and the EDM scene aren’t surprising. But man, the song title pun is pretty unforgivable. It kind of pains us. We’re begging Rotella to stop dragging our heart around like that. We feel like we might have a breakdown. Even the losers wouldn’t be so cruel as to make someone feel like they’re free falling. (more…)

0729TUE: THE ROUNDUP

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A three-hour yacht tour.

Drai’s takes you away to where you’re going tonight with Yacht Club–and sounds by Borgeous. If you’re going to have a night called “Yacht Club,” it should be strictly on the Yacht Rock tip. Michael McDonald and Loggins and Messina as far as they eye can see. (more…)

KATY PERRY GETS CLOSE TO DIPLO AT XS

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Diplo’s, uh, hiding behind the pool.

Katy Perry, who’s been coy about whether or not she’s dating Diplo, had dinner with the DJ at Andrea’s last night with another dozen friends celebrating a birthday. After dinner, Perry and company settled in for Diplo’s Mad Decent Monday set at XS while wearing black handkerchief masks. This is probably a good time to point out Perry was also wearing a cotton candy blue and purple cocktail dress that matched her hair. What a mystery, who could be behind that black mask with the purple hair and matching dress and 38 DD boobs that came out specifically to see Diplo? Who? Who could it be? Though it does put this tweet in context:

Have not heard a more romantic line then "I want you to make my throat an orphanage" u know who u are

— blondre 3000 (@diplo) July 27, 2014

CHRIS PAUL WINS CHRIS PAUL’S TOURNEY

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Friendship bracelet? Purse? Well, when you’re Floyd, who the hell is going to call you out for it?

Chris Paul did his TopSpin Charity Ping Pong Tournament for the second year in a row at Lagasse’s Stadium on Saturday and, lo and behold, Chris Paul won for the second time. What does he have at the NBA that he can keep luring dudes to a vanity event and then whooping him at ping pong? Also, why was Paul not doing double-duty in last year’s Olympics? Like he couldn’t have found the time to go beat up some no-names from China while the men’s basketball team had an off-day?

Paul dragged Lavoy Allen, Alan Anderson, Rudy Gay, Isaiah Thomas, CJ Watson, Al-Farouq Aminu, Stephen Curry, Willie Green, Roger Mason, Jerry Stackhouse, P.J. Tucker and Jerome Williams from the NBA, while ping pongistas Soo Yeon Lee and Wally Green emceed the event. Paul beat Williams to retain his fake title. Floyd Mayweather and Kenny Smith stopped by, both of whom were too cool to actually pong it up with the NBA’s biggest dweeb. (more…)

0728MON: THE ROUNDUP

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It’s about time someone seized the crown as king of the random white dudes. (Photo by Danny Mahoney | SPYONvegas.com)

Monday you say? Diplo you say? Well that can only mean one thing: Mad Decent Mondays at XS, and another spirited round of What’s Diplo Tweeting Today? In fact, this is his best bunch in a while. Go time:

Mmm, that’s kind of tame. What else ya got?

Better, but still doesn’t have that Diplo feel.

Yep, there it is. We have a winner. Ratchetivity, avant hard music and throat babies. And that’s What Diplo’s Tweeting Today. (more…)

TYSON CARTOON HAS A TRAILER

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Sadly, the T-rex is the Michael Spinks of the dinosaur world.

Forget any Avengers-related news that came out of Comic-Con this weekend, the real important item was that the long-promised Mike Tyson Mysteries got a trailer.

And it’s amazing.

It has everything you could ask for in a Scooby-Doo-influenced Mike Tyson cartoon. Jim Rash as an effete ghost. Tyson getting excited to fight a chupacabra. A jazzy Johnny Quest/Mannix-ish score. Dinosaur punching. The musical debut of “Ain’t Got No Time for Bird Sex.” NORM MACDONALD AS THE DRUNKEN PIGEON YOU ALWAYS SECRETLY SUSPECTED HIM OF BEING.

It’s not too early to proclaim this the greatest show ever, is it? Because it’s the greatest show ever. How long is it ’til fall, again?

ORA ROCKS TAO, PARKER PARTIES SINGLE

Banking on box-office mommy porn to catapult you to greater heights is a solid business plan. (Photo by Al Powers) -

Banking on box-office mommy porn to catapult you to greater heights is a solid business plan. (Photo by Al Powers)

Rita Ora is taking this whole Fifty Shades of Grey thing awfully seriously. She turned up to Tao in a black leather jumpsuit before doing “How We Do,” “I Will Never Let You Down” and “Put Your Love on Me.” The jumpsuit-and-bra combo didn’t last long–she changed into a Black Flag T-shirt after she got off the stage. Just like Henry Rollins would have wanted. The good news is, we might get an angry, non-rhyming poem out of how pop singers co-opt underground artists. So everyone’s a winner. Sort of. Ora was at Tao Beach on Sunday, where Kid ‘N Play hosted. So it was a retro kind of weekend for her.

Over at sister property Lavo, Tony Parker had dinner with a bunch of friends. It was a busy weekend for the former Mr. Eva Longoria. He turned up at Hakkasan, where Ed Westwick of Gossip Girl was partying to the sounds of Calvin Harris. Who went through a messy breakup with Rita Ora. It all comes full circle. But Parker wasn’t done there–he was spotted at Kumi inside Mandalay Bay with DeMarcus Cousins, and at the Cosmo pool, possibly rocking a bachelor party before his upcoming wedding.

Speaking of pools, swimsuit model Genevieve Morton hosted Tao Beach on Saturday with a Baywatch-style number. Thank you, The Hoff. Thank you for everything.

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0725FRI: THE ROUNDUP

Pictured: The joker, the thief and the night.

Pictured: The joker, the thief and the night.

Everyone’s favorite Zep-revivin’ Aussie band that once saw most of its members get fired in between albums, Wolfmother, is at the Boulevard Pool tonight ($20, 8 p.m.). Which is basically going to make us want to play a bunch of Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and try to nail that sweet, sweet “Woman” solo. Now if we can only figure out where we left our plastic guitars.

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