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2 games offer great sports fun

Two new sports games have not received much attention in the gaming press, but they should, so let's look at both overlooked titles. The most worthy is "Top Spin 4," a fun representation of the tennis experience -- and it comes with Andre Agassi as a shaved-headed champion ready to mess you up, son.

Playmate, Hefner son 'connect'

If you grew up as Hugh Hefner's son Marston in the lap of lascivious luxury, could you still be tantalized by the body of your Playmate girlfriend? That thought worried his significant other, Playmate of the Year Claire Sinclair. "I was thinking at...

Franky Perez banks on the 'anti-Bieber'

Franky Perez and his Vegas band FXP will be on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Thursday, playing as the band for a 15-year-old Los Angeles singer Ellen wants to "introduce to the world." Perez co-produces and co-writes for young singer-songwriter...

Alien game 'Crysis 2' good, but not great

In "Crysis 2," the year is 2023, and aliens have bubbled up from beneath the Earth's surface to wage war on humans across the globe. Somehow, this multitude of previously undetected aliens have militarily evolved far more than humans have. How is...

Performer dreams of Rap Pack

Nas and Damian Marley will perform Saturday night at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas pool. So I called Nas on Tuesday, and he said, "We're in Amsterdam now -- super baked." Amsterdam is one of the acclaimed rapper's favorite tour stops, with New...

'Madden' among top games for new 3-D system

Whenever a new video game system launches, there are two things to consider. A) Is the system good? (They always are.) B) Are any spectacular games available immediately during launch month? (Sometimes, there are. Sometimes, there aren't.) When Wii...

Single mom's star ascends

Angel Porrino certainly isn't the only single mother/dancer in Vegas. The Strip has that suit in spades. But Vegas native Porrino is rising to the top as fast as she can, considering she has a son on her hip. The "Holly's World" co-star already...

Stars just blowing smoke on 'Highness'

Beginning Friday, Danny McBride and James Franco co-star in another pot-friendly comedy, "Your Highness" -- three years after their pot classic "Pineapple Express." I caught up with McBride at club Tao this weekend, where he partied with Jamie Foxx...

Jordan still packs them in

Michael Jordan waved past a gallery of cheering rubberneckers standing near the 18th hole. Hip-hop thumped from his golf cart, painted in a baby-blue hue, an homage to his University of North Carolina. Jordan's approach shot landed on the speedy...

Online shooting makes 'Homefront' awesome

The new game "Homefront" is the most fun online shooter I've played in several years. It's so good, I may never again play "Call of Duty: Black Ops," which is itself a great online shooter and the highest-grossing title of all time. I have heard...

Whoopi Goldberg shares love for Las Vegas

Whoopi Goldberg and I are on the same page: Enough with the crying babies in Vegas, already. Whoopi is a gambler, you see. "To be sitting at a table and hear some little kid crying is, like, wow. I'm trying to hit this -- and your kid is crying."...