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The protagonist of the new Vegas-set movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone may be a fictional character, but he got plenty of help from the real deal for the film.
Many scenes in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, the new Steve Carrell/Jim Carrey movie about an up and coming street magician who makes the more established acts look stale, were filmed on the Las Vegas Strip, including the now famous suspended, see-through box stunt that was filmed above Las Vegas Boulevard outside of Bally’s last year.
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The seventh annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit festival returns May 9-12, 2013, with a total of 28 events featuring celebrity chefs, master sommeliers, and cutting-edge mixologists at Las Vegas' resorts: Caesars Palace, MGM Grand, Bellagio, and Mandalay Bay.
The highlight of the fest will be the Master Series Dinners, where ticket holders can meet leading chefs including Bobby Flay, Michel Richard, Gordon Ramsay and Nobu Matsuhisa. There will also be an exclusive preview of chef Michael Mina’s PUB 1842 at MGM Grand.
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In case you've been living in an alternate universe (one without TMZ) since yesterday, you've heard by now of Prince Harry's nude hijinks in a Las Vegas suite. While bad for him, it's been great for promoting nakationing and Sin City tourism (not necessarily at the same time). Even Virgin Holidays reported seeing a "Prince Harry Effect" of inquiries for Vegas travel jumping 30%.
Well we feel that Vegas doesn't need the help. That "Prince Harry Effect" could absolutely be used by numerous other world destinations, and here's FIVE in particular:
Mexico: Continuous CNN alerts of drug-related murders in Mexico really detract from the blue waters and cultural vibrance of Mexico's safer areas. A little tan-lined butt flash from Prince Harry would give the country the tad bit of positive press it needs to get similarly pasty-fleshed revelers packing those Pacific beaches.
Passengers on a Southwest flight from Burbank to Las Vegas were given the usual in-flight weather updates upon their arrival...from Flavor Flav.
Flav jumped on the plane's intercom to update passengers on the heat wave hitting Vegas, acknowledge the work of the flight crew, and remind his fellow flyers that he recently opened a new Las Vegas restaurant, Flavor Flav's House of Flavor.
June 27. That's the date to mark on your iCal for the first arrivals of airplanes to Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport's new Terminal 3. From this day, T3 at LAS will host domestic flights from seven airlines and international flights from fifteen airlines.
We've been following the progression of this new, $2.4 billion project for some time now and finally the 14 gates allowed the public in to push buttons, flip switches and sniff the new airport air during an Open House this past weekend. Our sister site VegasChatter was in da house, reporting back with observations like, "the WiFi will be free, but the 3G won't be easy" and "it's huge. And, sprawling. In the shape of a double-decker 'H.'"
VegasChatter was lost...and then found, and then confused about the parking situation. Still they emerged with some excellent preview shots of the space and some constructive criticism for those putting finishing touches on traffic signage. Head on over to the full report this-away.
It looks like the rumors can be put to rest for the location of the third 'Hangover' movie, as the guys return to Las Vegas.
According to the Las Vegas Sun, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, and Mike Tyson, will film The Hangover 3 "on and off the Strip and at Caesars Palace" this fall.
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June in Las Vegas. It's gonna be hot, it's gonna be full of pool parties, and it's gonna have a brand new airport terminal to welcome everyone traveling to Sin City to enjoy those high temps and cool pools. The new Terminal 3 at Las Vegas-McCarran International will open for flights on June 27, becoming home to domestic flights from seven airlines and international flights from 15 airlines.
This thing has been a $2.4 billion dollar project several years in the makingfrom late 2007 to now, in factand the massive building even required a major road be moved to allow space for its 14 gates and 8-level parking structure. When it opens, the terminal will already be at capacity with international arrivals for the summer season, so it's about damn time.
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We hate to admit it, but we actually know who people are talking about when they mention the name Jake Pavelka, not that that happens much anymore. Still, Pavelka is best known as a reality TV show
whore star from The Bachelorette, The Bachelor, Dancing With the Stars, and various other less notable appearances. Before his stint as The Bachelor, however, Pavelka was a pilot.
Being a pilot is much of what made Jake Pavelka sexy. Indeed his season was subtitled "On the Wings of Love," and he appeared in his uniform for Atlantic Southeast Airlines off and on. Since his fame has dropped considerably, we had hoped he'd gone back to flying...
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When it comes to Halloween, Heidi Klum is the hostess with the mostest. Her legendary parties bring out celebs like Kim Kardashian, Michelle Trachtenberg, John Legend, and Brooklyn Decker, not to mention some over-the-top costumes.
This year Heidi is moving her 12th annual Halloween bash from NYC to Las Vegas for the first time. The party will be held at TAO on Saturday, October 29 at 10pm with DJ Questlove providing the perfect soundtrack.
When we travel, one of our favorite things to do is to pop into a local grocery store and check out the food products and candies we'd never find anywhere else. So we're trying out this new feature, Foreign Grocery Friday, where each week we'll feature some of our (and your) favorite overseas treats. Got a recommendation? Let us know!
Okay so it's not technically foreign, but the Lobster Ice Cream at Las Vegas' new Lobster ME food kiosk in the Miracle Mile mall is totally worth a feature on its own. For one, it's totally Vegas in that it's something so weird, so novelty, so foreign to Vegas that's cool by default. In fact, perhaps the only people in the country who wouldn't turn their nose up at the stuff would be visitors to Vegas, open to wild and crazy new experiences (and with coin to drop on expensive ice cream).
Even a friend from Maine traveling to Vegas with usa person who knows his lobsterrefused to try it, instead opting for Lobster ME's lobster grilled cheese.
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Yes, that is a donut on top of fruit salad
Sometimes in life, you just crave a nice, white-tablecloth meal with ice water in glass goblets and an attentive waiter who recommends the fish. Sometimes, however, you can't always indulge that desire if you also want to travel, buy nice things, pay rent/mortgage, etcetera etcetera. This is why we rejoice whenever Restaurant Weeks come around, when top-notch restaurants discount three-course prix-fixe meals to a level where it's totally cool to have a spontaneous date or skip the carry-out, opting instead for the white tablecloths and glass water goblets.
The next city to feed its foodies is Las Vegas, during their restaurant week(s) August 29 - September 11. Unlike the simplicity of NY Restaurant Week, Las Vegas will have different pricing levels based on level of restaurant and quality of meal: $20.10 & $30.01 Lunches and $30.10 & $50.10 Dinners. What you choose really depends on your budget and what must-eat-at restaurant you want to cross off your bucket list.