Posts Tagged ‘Las Vegas’

STRIPPERS AND HUSTLERS TEN TIMES MORE POPULAR THAN SEAN HANNITY

August 21, 2008

HEATHER CHADWELL OF VH1’S ROCK OF LOVE: SHOCKINGLY MORE POPULAR IN VEGAS THAN SEAN HANNITY

From the Los Angeles Times blog The Movable Buffet

Richard Abowitz made this hilarious discovery for his Vegas-themed blog: It turns out that strippers and hustlers are more popular in Las Vegas than radio host Sean Hannity. By ten times.

 

 

Hannity held a Fox News event at the Orleans Arena earlier this year. Abowitz discovered it drew 3,200 people. Meanwhile the upcoming Strippers and Hustlers Ball at the same arena is expecting over 30,000 people to attend over a two day period during Labor Day weekend. Here’s why:

 

THIS LOSER HAS FIVE WOMEN AT THE STRIPPERS BALL

Hannitize that!

The Strippers and Hustlers Ball used to be called the “Pimp N’ Ho Ball,” but apparently that’s too politically incorrect even for Las Vegas.

Of course, it’s not exactly shocking that strippers are ten times more popular than Sean Hannity. Maybe it’s because the Strippers Ball has blazing hot, scantily clad, drunk women as a draw. Sean Hannity used Lee Greenwood and Oliver North.

In all fairness, it was no contest. Strippers1 Hannity 0.

 

SEAN HANNITY

NEW CASINO OPENS IN LAS VEGAS ONE WEEK FROM TODAY

August 21, 2008

THE NEW EASTSIDE CANNERY

Despite a sagging local economy and the halt of numerous construction projects on the Strip, there is actually one casino that is OPENING in Las Vegas. The Eastside Cannery will open its doors next Thursday.

Far from the Strip (figuratively if not literally), the Eastside Cannery is located on the old Boulder Highway. The new hotel is 16 stories and has 307 rooms.

VEGAS SMUT CARD PEDDLERS TURNED INTO HUMAN BILLBOARDS

August 19, 2008

 

Anyone who’s ever been on the Las Vegas Strip is familiar with the annoying derelicts who hand out cards for “adult oriented” businesses.

Now, according to the Los Angeles Times blog The Movable Buffet, Vegas smut peddlers are taking their marketing to “the next level.” They’re hiring people as human billboards.

You may not like scummy people handing out scummy material for scummy businesses, but the writer of The Movable Buffet makes a great point. The Vegas laws apply to everyone.

Richard Abowitz says casinos would be just as happy to ban union protesters as the people handing out smut cards but they can’t. That’s why when union workers recently shut down construction of the CityCenter project over safety concerns and briefly picketed the Strip nobody questioned their right to do so.

LAS VEGAS MAYOR WANTS 80,000 SEAT FOOTBALL STADIUM AND EVERY SUPER BOWL

August 12, 2008

LAS VEGAS MAYOR OSCAR GOODMAN: THE ONLY POLITICIAN IN HISTORY WHO ONCE HAD HIS OWN GIN ENDORSEMENT CONTRACT

Maybe Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman has started drinking before press conferences. Who knows? After all, this is the same mayor who once told a room of fourth graders that his hobby was “drinking.”

For whatever reason, Goodman picked Tuesday to float the biggest trial balloon of his political career. Goodman says he wants to build an 80,000 seat football stadium in Las Vegas. He also laid out his plans for the proposed facility.

The mayor wants Las Vegas to be the permanent host for the Super Bowl. His plan would also have the NFL move every Monday Night Football game to Sin City.

Of course, none of these things are ever going to happen. The National Football League HATES Las Vegas. Still, it’s an interesting plan.

On a more realistic note, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced it was hiring a lobbying company to help the city with “transportation issues.” Specifically, the company will try to secure federal funds to improve U.S. highway 93 to Phoenix and lobby for Los Angeles/Las Vegas train service. An LA-Las Vegas train study would include magnetic-levitation technology and proposals by Amtrak for conventional rail.

 

DUMBEST WHORE IN VEGAS

August 6, 2008

SARAH COURNEDE

Meet Sarah Cournede. Ms. Cournede has the distinction of being either the most dimwitted or the unluckiest hooker in all of Las Vegas.

Cournede and her sister (described by police as “known prostitutes”) were involved in a scuffle at the Wynn Las Vegas casino. Unfortunately for the Cournede sisters they chose to solicit the wrong guy when they were trolling for potential customers last month. The working girls hit on a fairly well known billionaire. Steve Wynn. Wynn is not only happily married and one of Nevada’s staunchest critics of prostitution, but he also happens to OWN THE CASINO the two ho’s were working in.

Wynn responded by walking Sarah Cournede to the door then calling security. A melee erupted. That’s when Maria Cournede slapped Wynn in the face in his own casino.

Both sisters were arrested on charges of trespassing. Wynn refused to press battery charges.

 

STEVE WYNN

PAUL PIERCE IN VEGAS GIRLFRIEND DRAMA

August 5, 2008

PAUL PIERCE

Norm! of the Las Vegas Review Journal has details about how Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce spent his Saturday night. Pierce’s evening included hanging with Playboy bunnies, a $700 bottle of cabernet and some “girlfriend drama” involving thrown shrimp.

Pierce was pulled over by Las Vegas Metro police early Sunday morning. He was released after passing a field sobriety test.

ANOTHER SIGN THE ECONOMY SUCKS: CONSTRUCTION OF VEGAS ECHELON PROJECT HALTED

August 2, 2008

LAS VEGAS ECHELON: THEORY

The construction of the nearly $5 billion Echelon project in Las Vegas (where the Stardust casino once stood) has been halted. Citing a poor economy and trouble in “capital markets,” Boyd Gaming announced the decision this week.

Construction on the project won’t continue for “three or four quarters.” Up to 800 construction jobs may be lost with the suspension of Echelon.

 

LAS VEGAS ECHELON: REALITY

LAKE LAS VEGAS DROWNING IN RED INK

July 21, 2008

LAKE LAS VEGAS

The luxurious Lake Las Vegas resort has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The resort has defaulted on a half-billion dollars in loans. It is located 17 miles east of the famed Las Vegas strip on a man-made lake.

Lake Las Vegas is just the latest formerly “hot” Vegas property to encounter financial disaster recently.

ARENA FOR MYTHICAL LAS VEGAS NBA FRANCHISE YET TO BREAK GROUND

July 21, 2008

 

According to Sunday’s Las Vegas Review Journal you may want to “hold off on buying season tickets for the phantom NBA team that Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman is busy courting.”

Billions of dollars in Las Vegas construction projects have been halted because of bank financing problems and the poor economy. Right now there are TWO proposed construction projects involving an NBA arena in Las Vegas. Both have yet to break ground.

The first is a total Ponzi scheme. It will never be built. That proposed arena would theoretically be built downtown. The contractor announced the arena a couple of years ago but has not built one inch of the project. They simply don’t have the money. REI Neon has asked the Las Vegas city council for multiple extensions on its proposal.

The more viable NBA arena proposal would put the facilility behind Bally’s on the Las Vegas strip. Harrah’s (a legitimate major casino group) has already announced it is pairing with stadium builder AEG on the project. Bank lending policies in the wake of the subprime crisis have already halted the construction of several casino projects. Harrah’s claims they still have access to the cash for the arena. However, construction on the facility was supposed to start this month.

So far, all is quiet in Vegas. There is no construction going on at Harrah’s with none in sight.

WILLIAM PETERSEN LEAVING CSI AT MIDSEASON

July 16, 2008

WILLIAM PETERSEN

Veteran actor William Petersen, whose character, Gil Grissom, was the backbone of the CSI tv series, is quitting the popular show. And, as at least one article explained, this is not the “I’m-off-10-weeks-to-do-a-play” gone that Petersen has pulled in the past. Petersen will leave the show after this season’s 10th episode.

Petersen’s departure seems to be a combination of boredom on his part (he’s been playing Gil Grissom for eight years) and cheapness on the part of CBS (unwilling to pay their franchise player franchise money.)