Saturday, June 5, 2010
The Plaza Hotel is playing host to the 20th Anniversary of the Burlesque Hall of Fame.
Until Sunday, fans of the art of erotic dance and posing, will have the golden opportunity to mix and mingle with stage stars Kalani Kokonuts, Immodesty Blaize, and Dirty Martini.
What handles, eh?
These grand old dames of flesh-pot-fame have a lot of lap-dance mileage on ‘em, too!
The bump and grind artists are sure to attract quite a few fans and curiosity seekers on the heels of the grand opening celebration which got underway earlier today at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Museum at the Emergency Arts Building at 520 East Freemont Street (downtown Vegas).
The weekend includes a Striptease Reunion (53rd Annual event) where up-and-coming performers can learn tricks of the trade from surviving superstars of the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s.
“The living legends love to be there with all the wonderful girls who come from all over the world to celebrate an American tradition,” fluttered curator Dixie Evans (a former dancer widely-known as “The Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque” by legendary promoter Harold Minsky).
“Burlesque is much more than striptease, it combines the whole live experience of dancers, comedians and music.”
See ‘ya there!
Motel 6 on Tropicana Blvd in Vegas commits fraud!
When tourists, business-men and travelers in general book a room on the Internet, they generally choose a Motel or Hotel that offers either free WiFi or access at low-ball rates.
In an effort to lure customers, Motel 6 promises WiFi access at $2.99 for a twenty-four hour period.
Sound too good to be true?
Motel 6 owners have been caught in the act of making fraudulent representations - which have not only resulted in a rip-off to consumers - but managed to tarnish their name and reputation in the process.
Because of their deceptive and deceitful business practices, there may may be a class-action lawsuit against Motel 6 for fraud, breach of agreement, false advertising,, etc.
On Friday June 4th, for instance, guests checked into the Motel 6 at the Tropicana Blvd location in Las Vegas, and paid for WiFi service in full expecting 24 hour service.
Within an hour or two, motel guests were startled to be “cut off” the WiFi connection by virtue of a dialogue box that stated the session was over.
How could that be?
If an individual bought twenty-four hour service at 3 p.m. in the afternoon, wouldn’t their WiFi connection be good until at least check out the following day at 11 a.m.?
Are the employees so stupid at Motel 6 that they can't perform simple mathematics?
It would appear that they have any IQ of about 2!
After-the-fact, the Staff proceeded to give guests the run-around when the complaints starting lighting up the switchboard.
“We’re checking with our tech guy right now,” a front desk clerk promised.
“Check back in ten minutes," another chirped up.
In twenty minutes (one guest gave a little breathing room) there were empty excuses.
“We’re waiting to hear back from them,” a manager asserted with a touch of doubt in his voice.
Thirty minutes later?
Still, a no-go!
Around 11: 15 p.m. - when the connection (though paid in full in advance) was not up and running - a guest called down to the Motel's front desk once again.
“Oh, we can’t provide any service tonight,” a foggy-headed gal stated matter-of-fact without stating why or offering up clues as to when the service would be available once again phe er the legally binding terms of the WiFi agreement.
Quite a few guests were pi**ed because work they brought along to complete while relaxing at the Motel in the midst of a tropical heat wave in Las Vegas, was left unfinished due to the unscrupulous fraudulent conduct of staff at Motel 6.
What is a guest supposed to do - check out and go to another Hotel? - or traipse around the city with the hope of finding WiFi service down the street somewhere in the jungle that is the Vegas strip?
Consequently, Motel 6 should be avoided at all costs, unless you don’t mind your holiday plans going down the tubes because dishonest inn-keepers at Motel 6 are falsely representing services that they never intended to make good on once the credit cards were billed and charged and guests were firmly ensconced in their rooms.
Motel 6 is a plague upon America and should be avoided at all cost.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Pop flavor to Bieber's style!
Justin has broken the "Bieber" heartthrob mold!
On the TODAY show this morning, for instance, the chart-topper gyrated to a different fashion beat!
Until now, Bieber has been pretty predictable when it came to the kind of star threads he chose to enhance his sexy boy-toy persona on stage!
Chic leather jacket! Designer Jeans! Snazzy signature sneakers!
Today, there was an unexpected switcheroo!
At the crack of dawn, Bieber trotted out in a luxurious-looking white sweater, chic black designer scarf - draped just so - at the neck, dress slacks in slate grey, and matching high-top sneakers.
Has Ermenegeldo Zegna being giving the Pop Idol pointers on style?
News at 11!
The Motel 6 just down the road a hop-and-a-skip from the MGM Grand on Tropicana Boulevard is deceiving from the outside on the busy Vegas street.
When tourists drive by - or even take a gander at the publicity still on the Internet - the impression potential guests get is that the Motel is a comfy little Inn with a handful of quaint suites.
One tourist got the shock of their life when they made a reservation, and over forty-five minutes later, found themselves still stumbling around an asphalt lot on a sizzling hot day in the middle of a Vegas heat wave in search of what appeared to be a non-existent room!
When the exhausted dehydrated guest approached a couple of security guards for directions, they were clueless - too - about where the lodgings were located on the premises!
"There," one rotund uniformed guard beckoned, as he struggled to communicate in English.
A second nightmare began.
None of the maids, pool boys, or general staff, appeared to be able to speak English!
Subsequently, the frustrated guest was sent on wild-goose chases here-there-and-everywhere all around the sprawling motel property because of misguided fingers.
A legal immigrant is required to demonstrate a facility with the first language of the Nation, which - in this instant case - is English.
Am I to assume this workers are illegal and undocumented?
If so, send in ICE!
As it turns out, there are approximately 600 suites at the Motel 6 location, just off the strip on Tropicana Blvd.
In spite of that staggering detail, staff at the front desk persist with the silliest (stupidist) methods of directing the Hotel traffic.
For example, a staffer might instruct a guest to walk in a straight line down to Coco's along the Boulevard, pass two palm trees (!) - then, make a left - and head down to the designated building number which is usually obscured or not clearly marked.
To complicate matters, there was another mini-sized Motel - the American? - squeezed in-between the two Motel 6 properties.
The wacko staff differentiate the two by the color of the door (green or blue).
God forbid a tourist should trot back to the front desk and ask for an escort to locate the suite.
In fact, it has not escaped the attention of many, that the front desk clerks (mostly African-American) appear to be prejudiced against white folks!
If a lilly-white guest asks for a room fronting on the pool, the nasty clerks quickly note they just gave the last suite away, with a smirk on their face.
Although a middle-aged caucasion business-man was lost and frustrated, no one on duty showed much sympathy or compassion for the "paying guest".
And, forget about service with a smile!
It has gone by way of the dinosaur at Motel 6.
Finally, one Latino employee, offered to accompany the guest to their room - probably because the couldn't help but notice that the lodger was getting angrier by the moment - and about to blow his top.
A snotty young gal - about twenty-something - was quick to bill a credit card for an access fee for WiFi.
But, guess what?
After the guest trotted off to their room, and attempted to log on, he discovered she neglected (!) to provide the guest with the code!
Needless to say, Motel 6 on Tropicana Boulevard in Las Vegas - even if you're desperate and there is no room at the Inn elsewhere - should be avoided like the plague.
You'd be better off sleeping on a park bench!
Americans should put their foot down - especially in respect to racist attitudes among blacks - and just say "no".
Motel 6 skewered view of whites!
Is it me, or does TMZ appear to be subtly pushing the naughty envelope?
In a segment on Pop heartthrob Justin Bieber - caught en route at the airport (TMZ’s fave stalking ground) - the kids made mention of a past association with one of the Hanson boy-toys.
“Oh, that one Hanson kid gave the worst interview ever back in 1994,” piped up Harvey Levin (father-figure on the popular tabloid gossip show).
In a voice-over, laid over footage of Justin, a staff member joked that the heartthrob was just on the brink of pushing his way out of his mother’s “beaver” in 1994.
Perhaps it flew over the Fox censor's head?
But, if you’re a Canuck, you got the joke right off-the-bat.
In Canada, the raunchy social set refer to a woman’s anatomy - down under - as a “beaver".
If the powers-that-be at Fox were aware of it, would they have ordered a bleep?
Inquiring minds want to know.
The word is out!
Las Vegas is currently experiencing a tropical heat wave.
Today, for example, the mercury is expected to soar to 110 degrees with no relief in sight.
News anchors were blitzing the air waves at the crack-of-dawn with tips on how to cope.
"If you're feeling thirsty, you're already dehydrated," one pretty reporter warned.
Although six to eight glasses of cool refreshing water is recommended normally, many have urged that the intake be increased, to at least eight to ten full glasses.
*Wear a sunhat
*Slap on some quality sunscreen
*Avoid strenuous physical activities in the mid-afternoon sun
And, don't forget your pet!
*Be wary of hot ashphalt pavement that may burn paws
*Keep all pets well-hydrated
*Avoid locking up the animals in the car
She once had a monkey on her back, thinks the freaks are the regular Joes in middle America (not artists like her), and tends to talk in such a garbled fashion (marbles in mouth syndrome) that - at times - the Pop Diva is difficult to comprehend.
What did I think was rude?
Lady Gaga appeared on Larry King Live! behind ubiquitous - but “cool”-looking dark shades - which shielded her face for the most part.
Actually, It was a very butch look when teamed with her short-cropped hair, man’s white shirt, and snazzy black suspenders.
When Larry compared Lady Gaga to Madonna, she beamed, and noted that the material girl was a wonderful friend and incredibly supportive.
“There are no bad comparisons to Madonna, because she’s great,” Lady G gushed without holding back.
When the chat turned to religion, the chart-topper noted that she was raised a Catholic.
In spite of a solid religious foundation provided during her youth, Lady Gaga admitted she still struggled with her feelings about the church.
“In terms of religion, I’m very religious, and I believe in God.”
In spite of that, she confided to Larry King that she’s still confused about religion and would like more peace in respect to the issue.
She was quick to add that she didn’t feel any prejudice towards other sects or religious organizations.
The talented musician is also an advocate of gay rights.
Her admiration for the LGBT community arises from what she described as their “joyful courage” and their ability to be “brave” in the face of adversity.
For the record, Lady Gaga was inclined to note that all her friends tend to be homosexual.
“Gay men never wanted anything from me,” she added almost as an after thought.
Curiously, when Larry probed further about her own sexuality, Lady Gaga became tongue-tied.
Although reluctant to confide in Larry “point-blank” about her sexual persuasion - Lady Gaga confessed that - like so many others - she’s looking for love.
Right now, fans satisfy that need for love.
In her own inimitable way, she explained:
“My womb is not beckoning for a child right now.”
On the issue of coming clean - getting off cocaine, for instance - she was pretty dismissive.
“It was ruining my life.”
By her account, it was not difficult to get the monkey off-her-back.
Lady Gaga looked embarrassed when King made mention of her generous spirit.
“At a Local pub in Birmingham, you picked up everyone’s tab. True?”
Awkwardly, the - at times shy-and-retiring Pop Diva - admitted it was.
“I am blessed,” she asserted.
Entertaining 17, 000 fans at a concert is a thrilling experience. she noted for the record.
“If you weren’t in show business, what would you be doing,” Larry probed further.
Without skipping-a-beat, she laughed.
“I am show business."
“So, I wouldn’t be here," she chirped up in all sincerity.
The “Just Dance” album - which was released in 2008 - was a ureka! moment in which her act, persona, and stage image all came together.
Lady Gaga hasn’t “looked back” since.
Although fans will be disappointed, the musical wonder will not be releasing a new album ‘til after Christmas.
“I need more time to give fans what they deserve.”
In the meantime, Lady Gaga intends to perform live and travel the world.
The Lady is spreading her wings!
Lady Gaga earned a special place on my Best & Worst-Dressed List!
A mob of protesters rallied outside the white house today to stridently voice their disapproval of Governor Brewer’s controversial Immigration law in Arizona - and her subsequent meeting - with the President to openly discuss the controversial issues with the aim of a resolution.
It was all to no avail.
According to Governor Brewer, she never caught site of the rag-tag band of upstarts, nor did any of the nasty slogans hurled in her direction fall on her Virgin (!) ears.
In contrast, Barack Obama was up-front-and-center, when the Governor made her pleas for stepped-up patrols, geared toward stopping the illegal flow of traffic on the Arizona border.
Brewer told one interviewer later that Barack Obama was adamant that he wasn’t going to even discuss the Immigration Law.
If not, what was the point of the meeting?
“I’ll leave it o the Justice Department,” Barack barked out, in spite of the fact he previously went off half-cocked and categorized the law as “misguided” before he even perused it!
In retrospect, it appears the President invited the Governor to the White House for all the wrong reasons!
Because Barack Obama specialized in Constitutional Law when he was a feckless student many moons ago, none of the issues should have been very tough to tackle, but the President stone-walled nonetheless.
Essentially, the Commander-in-Chief manipulated a military maneuver to ultimately put Ms. Brewer in her place.
If Barack was tight-lipped, it was probably because he felt backed into a corner - pressured - in fact.
Last week, for example, his aides informed Brewer’s handlers that his plate was too full to receive her for an impromptu appointment today.
When Obama suddenly suffered a backlash in the media - and his popularity plummeted in the latest polls - he was suddenly inclined to cave-in to save face.
But, it was all smoke and mirrors, when you consider what took place.
In spite of the fact Barack and Brewer (two of the principals) were present - with their teams in tow - the President informed Brewer that there would not be any discussion on the controversial issues right now.
Brewer was told in so many words that his “team” would contact her “team” in two weeks and arrange for a discussion about the National Guard on her home turf, with the specific aim of informing the Governor how many "troops" would be allotted for the Arizona Border, and so forth and so on.
Pretty Screwball, eh?
If what Brewer says is true - and I have no reason to doubt her recollection of the events since many witnesses were in attendance at the White House's Kangaroo Court - Barack Obama has fallen to a new low in my estimation.
Does he have a problem talking mano a mano to a woman?
Would Brewer ever be invited to a beer summit, I wonder.
Is the President, bottom line, a chauvinist pig?
News at 11!
A couple of weeks ago, I reported that Wynn’s spanking new Beach Club was on the verge of throwing its doors open-wide just in time to kick-off amidst the summer madness now descending on the exotic desert oasis.
Wynn did not disappoint (in spite of the fact he’s been busy in the courts lodging causes of action for slander against one particularly disreputable individual that picked a fight with the Hotelier in recent days).
On the Memorial Day weekend holiday, excited revelers plunked down cold hard cash (Males coughed up a $40 cover; their female counterparts $30) just to get in the packed watering hole to get a thirst-quenching cocktail and lookie-loo.
By midnight, the cover soared to $100 for those anxious to catch site of Celebrity Hostess Paris Hilton and a couple of local bands hired on to entertain the thronging masses.
Management excitedly gushed that it was quite the blow-out.
An estimated 17,000 guests sauntered into the champagne-soaked soiree - some toasting each other until the crack of dawn - according to Wynn insiders.
Steve Wynn’s team boasted that their expectations were high - and believe it or not - they were exceeded admirably.
The chic elite - and even the common Joe - are touting the Beach Club as a one-of-a-kind wonder that is a must-see.
In fact, normally jaded jet-setters, were tooting Steve Wynn’s horn.
“There’s nothing like this (the beach club) in the world.”
Performances by Ne-Yo and LMFAO thoroughly entertained the discriminating crowd.
Judging by guest reactions, Paris Hilton still enthralls all in her angelic wake!
See ‘ya there
Thursday, June 3, 2010
When Oprah zeroed in for the kill today on her talk fest - it turned out to be an awkward moment for her target - guest Denise Richards.
Prying big “O” was determined to toss the glaring spotlight on the actresses ex-husband bad boy Charlie Sheen (father to her children) currently facing charges of felony menacing arising from a domestic quarrel with his current wife Brooke in Aspen (Colorado) during the yuletide season the end of last year.
“There has been talk about call girls, drugs, and porn,” Oprah uttered up with nary a qualm.
But, Denise balked at the thought of responding to the allegations.
In an awkward moment, Ms. Richards stopped short of biting her lip, before noting - at the urging of the pushy host - that she was hesitant about responding because she had two daughters to protect.
Perhaps Ms. Richards was mortified because the query came too close to home?
Over the past year, for example, it has been reported in the tabloids that Ms. Richards - according to Charlie - is a former high-class call girl.
And, that’s how he met her, according to the scintillating tabloid rags.
Any truth in that, Denise?
1st Lady Michelle Obama was spied dining at Sensi at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas the other night.
A day or so earlier, Mrs. Obama was a hop-and-a-skip down the highway at Red Rock, promoting outdoor health regimens to curb obesity in children.
Michelle Obama was greeted by Senator Reid who was on hand to participate in the high-profile event.
Although Michelle Obama’s appearance was categorized as an "Official" event (God forbid anyone should get the idea the 1st lady was there to support - or endorse - the Senator on a campaign trail).
Mrs. Obama exhibited good manners when she chose to lift up Reid by the bootstraps.
Mrs. Obama made a point of noting that Senator Reid was a key member of her husband’s “team” and vital to the Democratic party agenda.
“He’s been a tremendous asset - not just to my husband - but to the country and to all the kids,” she crowed.
There were about 100 parents, teachers, and government workers in attendance.
That afternoon at Red Rock, Senator Reid touted the new health care law and touched lightly on its preventive measures.
“We must do something to stop and prevent disease before it starts.”
“Prevention hasn’t got the attention it deserves,” the Senator continued, “but is the key to bringing down health care costs.”
At this juncture, the rag-tag event in the exotic desert, became a sort-of mutual admiration society right before everyone’s eyes.
“The 1st lady’s program to fight child obesity is a good example and the message she’s trying to send is for Americans to get more exercise and eat better,” Reid added.
On the press junket to Red Rock, Michelle Obama launched her program “Let’s Move! outside” which focuses on getting children to facilitate recreational parks and areas more.
On Michelle’s cue, the 18 children strong, were invited to participate in a routine of stretching exercises (to get limber?) - at which point at the 1st Lady’s direction - the rambuctious kids scrambled up a rock.
Michelle, clearly not in the appropriate attire for strenuous physical activity, stayed below to assist Senator Reid lift up children, when needed.
Although one child surprised Mrs. Obama when she squealed that she didn’t need help, at least there weren’t any unexpected questions from wise young ones (at the behest of their parents?) about controversial issues such as illegals, deportation, the need to hide behind rocks, and the like.
I suppose this group was thoroughly screened and prepped since the event went off without a hitch for the most part.
Next time out, I anticipate that Mrs. Obama will be less fashion-conscious (she has been on my Best-dressed woman's list, after all) - and more fitness-oriented in her approach in the future - to avoid potentially embarrassing wardrobe snafus brought on by a slight physical trip-up or a gust of desert wind blowing in off the Mojave unexpectedly.
Julian Ayrs 2nd Annual Best-Dressed (& Worst-dressed) Women's List
Justin Bieber warns not to bend over for the soap in pokey!
According to inside sources, Charlie Sheen has reached an "acceptable" plea bargain agreement in respect to domestic violence charges brought against the "Two and a Half Man" comedy star last Christmas in an upscale neighborhood in Aspen, Colorado.
Arnold Mordkin - the Chief Deputy District Attorney - acknowledged the accord, but declined to disclose the specific details.
Some speculate that Mr. Sheen will plead guilty to one charge of felony menacing and agree to a thirty-day stint in the local jailhouse.
Yale Galanter, legal counsel for Sheen's wife Brooke, also confirmed a plea agreement had been reached, but stopped short of elaborating on the specifics for good reason.
"A deal is not a deal until the judge approves it," she astutely noted to media hounds hanging on every word.
"Brooke is totally satisfied with the deal," the attorney piped up later, "but, if she had her druthers, the case would have been dismissed."
Once criminal charges of this nature are filed, prosecutors often perceive the accused as a threat to society in general - and for good reason - are inclined to pursue the matter to the full extent of the law in spite of protests later by the initial victim.
That's Polanski's dilemma, too!
Sheen initially pleaded not guilty to - felony menacing, criminal mischief and assault charges - which arose from an alleged violent encounter with his wife Brooke last holiday season in December (2009).
The most serious felony charge is menacing which normally carries a maximum three-year prison sentence.
Sheen is scheduled to be in court Monday for a disposition hearing.
July 21st was set for the commencement of the trial, although that issue may be moot now, if insiders are correct about what is expected to "go down" in Court in the next few days.
Sheen's attorney bitterly sought to throw out statements that the "Two and a Half Men" actor made to police investigating the case just prior to his physical arrest in Aspen.
An officer questioned Sheen in the basement of a house without advising him of his right to remain silent, which turned out to be a legal bone of contention.
When that wrangling failed for the defendant, I surmise that Sheen was advised to plea bargain, for obvious reasons.
The actor insisted that he did not threaten or hit his wife.
In spite of those highly vocal denials, a police officer's arrest affidavit quoted Brooke Sheen as saying the actor - not only pinned her on a bed while holding a knife to her throat - but issued a threat as well.
More incriminating for the popular actor, perhaps, was an audio recording of a 911 call in which a woman who identified herself as Brooke confided in a dispatcher:
"I thought I was gonna die for one hour."
News at 11!
Winsome twosome in happier days!
Rare publicity still of Marilyn & JFK intriguing!
Marilyn Monroe is still making waves long after her mysterious death a few decades ago.
For example, a rare photograph has just been released on what would have been the “Some like it Hot” star’s 84th birthday.
Is the legendary siren crying out from the grave?
The curious publicity still was taken at a historic political event on a novel occasion when Marilyn was invited to perform her rendition of “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy and a rapt audience.
A raft of photographs were confiscated by the secret service that festive night, but the rare one in question, slipped through the cracks for some inexplicable reason.
Is it possible that an unknown person (or persons) manipulated events behind-the-scenes because of the revealing subliminal message being transmitted?
In the faded still, Marilyn is facing camera essentially, but for some intriquing reason, the President’s back is turned toward camera.
Was Jack in the throes of arranging a clandestine meeting with Marilyn?
Did he turn away when he saw the cameraman approach to prevent an incriminating still from harming his relationship with Jackie Kennedy or hurting his reputation in social and political circles?
Inquiring minds want to know.
Marilyn cries out from the grave!
The President in a moment of reflection!
For some, when the head of BP lamented on the Friday that he wanted his life back, it was the last straw.
Although the troubled exec apologized profusely for his inappropriate comment after-the-fact which outraged the American people (11 individuals died on the rig when the explosion struck and the subsequent spill spewed forth out-of-control) the incident triggered a probe into BP’s business operations.
Lo & behold, a thorough investigation has revealed in the aftermath - that over the past decade or so - BP has racked up numerous violations at other drilling sites which resulted in penalties being imposed in the sum of hundreds of millions of dollars.
In contrast, BP’s leading competitors - Exxon and Chevron, for example - have only managed to dredge up one or two run-in’s with the Feds for failing to abide by local, state and Federal Statutes.
What does that tell us?
That the BP slip-up - and subsequent failure to take swift effective appropriate action to control the disastrous spill after-the-fact - amounts to business as usual.
In sum, what investigative reporters have uncovered - and reported on the news in recent days - is the normal modus operandi for the BP oil giant at the behest of its head honcho - who frankly - doesn't give a damn!
How is it that these shocking missteps - and sloppy unprofessional conduct in the fields at BP drilling operations - have never come to the attention of lawmakers and the Joe public until now?
Has there been a deliberate effort by lobbyists and persons unknown to keep the nefarious deeds (and outright screw-ups) of BP employees under wraps?
Maybe it is high time that a Consumer Protection Agency (focusing on the oil industry) was formed to record, document, and make available to the public pertinent details about recent investigations, penalties imposed, and directives given to oil companies to rectify their wrongs.
Until that happens, there may be no end to the misery in sight!
News at 11!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
When the news broke yesterday that Al Gore and Tipper were breaking up after forty years of marriage, a handful of news outlets dragged out old archive material which featured Gore interviews over the years.
One was quite telling.
The reviewer casually asked if the childhood sweet hearts always knew they were right for each other.
Without hesitation - in one of those foot-in-mouth moments - Al quickly quipped that they both dated other people early on in the relationship.
Tipper, sitting on Al’s right, whirled around - somewhat taken aback = and snapped accusingly:
Al, being the smooth character that he is (and was back then) responded without skipping-a-beat.
“But, I always knew that she was the gal for me,” Gore gushed without batting-an-eye.
If you ask me, it was one of those - ooops! moments - that was quite revealing.
Frankly, I am inclined to hazard a guess that there was a secret affair with a man in his past.
Not surprising when you consider that Al Gore was quite the handsome young stud cutting a fine swath back in his bachelor days.
These days, he’s too boring to lure anyone into his lair, in my estimation.
Is a fantasy about being gored by Al that sexually exciting?
Unless it’s play-for-play of course.
News at 11!
The man doth kisseth too much!
(shades of Michael Jackson & Liza's ex?)
If you twist it this way...
In a bull sesssion this afternoon on a Network tabloid-style news show - pundits were tossing around their thoughts in respect to the Sestak dilemma and the issue of quid pro quo - when one correspondent had a sort-of Eureka! moment.
On the heels of a remark or two about Bill Clinton's alleged "overture" to Joe Sestak - the clever reporter offered up - what was undoubtedly the quote of the day.
"I guess the offer wasn't inhaled."
I did not offer that man a favor!
Nacho & Prince Harry kibitzing on polo field!
Prince William's younger bro has his sights on returning to these shores at the end of June, according to Buckingham Palace.
The 25-year-old - third in line to the Royal Throne - will participate in the much-awaited annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic slated for June 27 on Governor's Island in New York Harbor.
The boisterous freckled-face Prince will challenge Argentine polo player Nacho Figueras.
Fans of Nacho will be clammering to get up-close-and-personal with the studly athlete who graces splashy fashion spreads in his plum role as a Ralph Lauren model.
The high-profile event - sure to be the social soiree of the year - will benefit the illustrious American Friends of Sentebale which is the U.S. arm of the global charity co-founded by Harry.
The well-respected charity supports impoverished children of Lesotho in southern Africa.
Madonna, Kate Hudson and LL Cool J. were drawn to the classic last year like moths to a flame.
Just maybe, Lady Gaga will saunter into the chi chi partay and stir up the status quo a tad?
As long as the Pop Diva drags along her mad money purse, I expect none of the old guard will stride off in a huff.
I expect my invite is in the mail, eh?
See 'ya there!
A sporting event ripe for a spectacular hat!
Buffalo Bill’s is my kind of place!
Last night, I suffered a serious case of the munchies, so I trundled down to the Casino at about two in the morning.
At the bar, I was able to pluck up a scrumptious hot dog and delicious Margarita for a paltry two bucks.
Today, I won four bucks on a fifteen cent (3 line bet), which signaled a turn in my luck!
Now, if I fall in love with a tall dark (or blond) stranger, I’ll be ready to cash in my chips and ride off into the sunset!
Buffalo Bill’s is a desert oasis in Pimm Valley (about thirty miles outside Las Vegas).
The low-key resort is well-suited for folks who pine to catch a few rays in the desert, play a round of golf, and relax in a spa for a few hours without breaking the bank.
Mid-week rates are surprisingly affordable at $19.95 nightly.
If you facilitate a coupon, you’ll rustle up yourself a $20 food credit at one of the restaurants in the Hotel, too.
When I booked a suite for a floor higher-up, I was completely oblivious to the fact, that I was in for a surprise of the amusement kind.
As I relaxed on my comfy bed watching the nightly news - whoosh! - a pack of thrill-seekers roared by about six feet from my room - on an amusement park ride that circles the entire Western-style Hotel fascade.
The first time it occurred, my heart leapt out of my chest!
A touch of Connie Island?
But, it’s the special touches that won me over at Buffalo Bill's.
I love the gold ice bucket, for instance.
And, the appealing landscape reproductions hanging on the wall, in my spacious aesthetically-appealing suite.
The Primm Valley resort is a lovely respite from it all.
Rates go up on the weekends, so take note.
See ‘ya there!
Governor Brewer's hands tied?
The tongues began to wag when President Barack Obama announced that he will meet with Governor Brewer (Arizona) tomorrow at her request.
Just last week, the President appeared to be snubbing the beleaguered politician, when he initially informed her handlers that - in spite off the fact Brewer would be in Washington on other business - that his plate was too full to receive her.
Was a tight schedule the culprit?
Now that Obama has done an about-face - inquiring minds want to know - has the President bowed to pressure (and/or public opinion) in spite of the fact he is obviously still pi**ed at Brewer for signing into law a controversial Immigration law he perceives as flying in the face of the U.S. Constitution and paving the way for racial profiling?
News at 11!
Today, at approximately 8:40 a.m., students snatched up a few lone items tucked away in their lockers, high-fived their buddies - maybe even signed a year book or two - then headed out to crank up the radio.
School's out for summer!
The youth of America are going their own way this sizzling hot summer until a new semester starts up in the leaf-scattered fall.
For some, it means lazy days at the beach perfecting a golden tan!
For others who fell short of passable grades (68 percent were expected to graduate) it may mean hitting the books at summer school.
Then, there will be the industrious handful who will take on jobs to pay for their tuition, put some extra cash in their hands, you name it.
When I was a kid attending school (in Canada) the semester ended the last week of June.
Unlike our American counterparts, Canuck yahoos got kinda short-shrifted.
Summer holidays ran July through August.
North of the border, we got two lousy months off - not three - like the yanks bragged about!
Without fail, I anxiously looked forward to summer camp each year - a three-week stint of adventure - in the wilds of Northern Ontario.
A post on one of my fondest childhood memories at Camp Wabanaki may be rustled up by clicking on the link below.
According to a news flash, this summer quite a few fans of the popular TV hit - Glee - are signing up for summer camps around the country which provide workshops for budding performers interested in learning some of the songs and dance routines featured on the show this past season.
Hop to it, the spots are going fast!
Enjoy the lazy days of summer, eh?
Today's summer 70's celebration kicks off on Freemont Street in downtown Las Vegas.
And with it, 100 days of madness, which will showcase costumed performers, enthusiastic tourists (and locals) festooned in garb from the era - including, but not limited to - paisley shirts, head bands, and the ubiquitous blue jean!
Undoubtedly, there will be a poignant disco flashback or two, that will propel guests back to a more innocent place and time in American history.
The stage, according to one local newsie, is getting "groovy" this very morning.
Saunter down there and check it out, eh?
Every week there will be acts to catch on stage throughout the summer months in the funky old part of Vegas!
A highlight of the festivities is a Classic auto show that revs up on Saturday and Sunday this weekend.
Dress up in threads from the era.
Lime green pants, anyone?
See 'ya there!
Tin Pan Alley!
In the olden-golden-days it was often speculated that if a theatre-goer strolled out of a Broadway production on Tin Pan Alley - and whistled one of the tunes featured in the show on opening night - that it would be a hit.
In the modern day, there are other auspicions signs that bode well for a Pop singer.
For example, today a local News Anchor in Vegas noted that his three-year old dances around the house excitedly chirping the Justin Bieber lyrics:
"Baby, baby, baby!"
Baby, baby, baby!