Bullet 04.15.14

GEORGE BRETT COMING TO LORDE SHOW

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This photo also makes us happy, but mostly because it makes us think about pine tar.

As far as inspirations for a song go, we guess Lorde looking at this picture of George Brett is a better one than self-reflective fantasies about being Tarzan, or unconventional methods of detecting infidelity.

It’s just too bad that the song we got out of it was “Royals,” but what can you do. Either way, Brett has agreed to meet the possible 17-year-old/possible vampire backstage before tonight’s show at Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool. (OK, prove you’re not, Lorde. Or should we say, Countess Lorde?)

We assume Brett was just eager to carve out a new association between him and Vegas, considering the story that goes with the current winner of that category.

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Bullet 04.15.14

FLAVOR FLAV COPS PLEA IN DOMESTIC CASE

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The S1Ws have all pleaded guilty to aggravated move-busting. (Photo by Jessica Blair | SPYONvegas.com)

Flavor Flav, who was in trouble for allegedly brandishing a knife during a domestic incident in October 2012, pleaded guilty to a couple of misdemeanors yesterday. He snags probation and counseling sessions, but misses any jail time. Which will allow him to make the 4/20 premiere of Body High with Corey Feldman. It’s nice to see a happy ending.

MGM announced a partnership with Hakkasan Group in MGM Hakkasan hospitality, to square up “design, development and management of luxury non-gaming hotels, resorts and residential offerings under the Bellagio, Hakkasan, MGM Grand and Skylofts brands.”

Which means they’ll be looking to put hotels and residential in New York, London and Beverly Hills among other global tourist destinations; and Hakkasan nightlife in those hotels. Bellagio London with a Hakkasan inside it? It’d keep Tiesto continuously employed for as long as he cares to keep globetrotting.

Jason Alexander debuted his An Evening with Jason Alexander and His Hair at Harah’s Sunday night. Kerry Simon came out to hang with the former Seinfeld star at the opening reception. Which, of course, was held at KGB. We hope they had hot dogs, George’s favorite sandwich.

Paris Hilton and Kelly Osbourne were fighting over a VIP table at Coachella. Ozzy really has to be on high-rotate in his grave. Or at least the one he should have occupied decades ago.

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Bullet 04.14.14

0414MON: THE ROUNDUP

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Look, we were told there would be nudity. Well? We’re waiting.

New Zealand’s favorite sons when Flight of the Conchords aren’t touring, The Naked and the Famous, are at Brooklyn Bowl tonight along with White Lies and The 1975 (7:30 p.m., $40). We got really excited that a band would dedicate themselves entirely to playing one single Smashing Pumpkins song in a variety of styles, until we remembered the song is called “1979.” Oh well. Time to go start our own band, The Bullet With Butterfly Wingses. Click for more words and pictures »

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Bullet 04.14.14

THICKE DOES REHAB, CROWD GETS HANDSY

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Oh, Paula’s really not going to like that. (Photos by Scott Harrison | Retna)

Robin Thicke’s “Paula Patton take me back” stage apology tour. Thicke was at Saturday’s Rehab season opener for their new two-day expansion (Flo Rida did the Sunday show) where he was getting felt up onstage by the crowd.

Who’s to say when you’re sitting on the edge of the stage that a bunch of horny 20-somethings that hands aren’t going to shoot out of the crowd to go up your shirt like a junior prom? These things happen. Stop being so judgy, ex-wife who’s shown remarkable patience despite some categorically shady behavior.

Thicke was at 1 Oak Saturday night for Nick Cannon’s DJ set, where he grabbed the mic to shout out the crowd–and Cannon’s muscles. Weird choice, but hey. Maybe once the thrill of being fondled by a bunch of strangers at a poolside concert wears off, you turn your attention to roads less traveled. We’ve never partied with a bunch of naked models in a music video, so we really can’t say how quickly the bloom falls off that particular rose.

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Bullet 04.14.14

MARIO LOPEZ JOINS NOCTURNE STAGE

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Elizabeth Berkley used to make him to this all the time. (Photos by Jenna Dosch)

What do you do when you get a Saved By the Bell star to drop in to your interactive performance supperclub cabaret? After you complain loudly to anyone who’ll listen that it isn’t Dustin Diamond, we mean.

You drag Mario Lopez on stage is what you do if you’re Vegas Nocturne. Lopez was at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. on Friday, where he took part in Piff the Magic Dragon’s act, and then the big set closer ping pong ball fight. Lark Voorhies never pelted an audience with ping pong balls. That we’re aware of. We mean, it’s possible she had a second career in Thailand after all that How High money ran out.

Keeping the ’90s-ness rolling for the weekend, Pamela Anderson was at Lavo on Saturday night. What’s that? Baywatch didn’t deliver all the ’90s nostalgia you’re so desperately seeking? Well how about a side of Full House to go with that.

John Stamos threw a 75th birthday party for his mother, Loretta Phillips on Saturday. First they went to see The Million Dollar Piano before ending up at the adjacent Champagne bar, where Batman Forever’s Chris O’Donnell was kicking it–and wished Phillips a happy birthday. And just in case you were worried this wouldn’t all swallow itself whole in an ouroboros of ’90s-osity, Baywatch’s Jeremy Jackson was there, too.

Moving on to more modern fare, the Light Group is getting into the neighborhood game with a farmers market/small plates restaurant at Red Rock Resort, complete with seasonable and sustainable ingredients, because that crowd needs a second dining option other than take-out from the Summerlin Whole Foods.

Poker pro Phil Ivey caught a lawsuit from the Borgata in Atlantic City, saying he cheated them out of nearly $10 million by edge sorting–exploiting defective cards to gain an advantage in baccarat.

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Bullet 04.11.14

0411FRI: THE ROUNDUP

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Dat hat.

Hipster chanteuse Lana Del Rey brings her Williamsburg Warble to the Cosmopolitan’s Chelsea tonight (8 p.m., $35). Just so long as Lorne Michaels isn’t there, she should be fine. And if you miss her, we’re pretty sure you can purchase your own Lana Del Rey off Etsy later on. Click for more words and pictures »

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Bullet 04.11.14

WEEKEND KOMBAT: PACQUIAO VS. REHAB

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But garden tools don’t even have booties.

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: One of the greatest fighters of a generation vs. an entire generation fighting to retain its dignity. FIGHT! Click for more words and pictures »

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Bullet 04.11.14

DJ POWER RANKINGS: LOCZI

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DJ Loczi want to remind you to change your passwords because of Heartbleed. (Photo by Hew Burney | SPYONvegas.com)

Now that it’s climbed into the 80s and the other pools have cracked the door on bikini-clad partying, it’s time for the grand old dame of drunken poolside revelry to signal the official start of summer. Rehab returns this weekend, with Robin Thicke on their new Saturday takeover, and on Rehab’s traditional Sunday, Flo Rida headlines.

But before the crowd tunes into “Low,” DJ Loczi a former Master of the Mix contestant and a Vegas fixture at Haze–and back in the day Vanity and Studio 54–drops some sounds of the summer on is in the DJ Power Rankings. Click for more words and pictures »

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Bullet 04.11.14

SNOOP DOING BURLESQUE AT TAO

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Tom Cruise is into this.

Holly Madison is going to have some competition in the burlesque game. She might be getting there first with her 1923, but she’s going to have to face down Snoop for supremacy among club settings with a ’20s speakeasy vibe.

Snoop Dogg is starting the Snoopadelic Cabaret on May 3 (after Mayweather-Maidana) for six dates at Tao, where he’ll play emcee and hit the booth as DJ Snoopadelic. Drop Prohibition like it’s hot? Nothin’ but a G-men thing? Wait, wait–Bathtub gin and juice.

Give Hillary Clinton credit for being quick. She was giving a speech at Mandalay Bay yesterday when a woman chucked a shoe at the former Secretary of State. This is what happens when you stop people from bringing in tomatoes to speeches. Clinton deadpanned, “Is that part of Cirque du Soleil?” Cirque has announced Shoe: The Musical will replace Believe starting June 1.

Howard Hughes may have been the first non-Mobbed-up casino mogul, but recently declassified documents say he also was hunting for Red October. In 1928 the Soviets lost a nuclear-armed sub in the Pacific but couldn’t recover it. The government found it, but needed help in the salvage operation. Enter Howard Hughes, who in 1974 built a giant ship to pull the sub off the ocean floor. The cover story as that he was trying to mine manganese nodules in the sea. Because the government is terrible at coming up with simple cover stories.

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Bullet 04.10.14

0410THURS: THE ROUNDUP

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No one should look that sad with a balloon.

Bonobo is at Brooklyn Bowl tonight (8 p.m., $25). The musician, not the chimp. At least we think it’s the musician. How great would it be if it was the chimp? Chimp bowling! Tell us you wouldn’t go every week to see chimp bowling. Hang on, we’ve got to go draw up a business plan. And also rob a monkey cage. Click for more words and pictures »

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