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Playboy a 'dream come true'

You don't get an offer like this every day. Karina Smirnoff of "Dancing With the Stars" says if you bring sunscreen to her at Tao Beach (Venetian) on Saturday, she might embrace you with her Playboy body. "I haven't bought any sunscreen. Maybe, for...

Beware the glare of 'Nicki Medusa'

Hello, diva -- Nicki Minaj. During her (lip-syncing?) gig Saturday at Chateau, her workers told people at the club that they were not allowed to make eye contact with Minaj, according to inside sources. Attention, mere mortals of Vegas and the world...

Award-winning lineup in town

This is the most star-crowded weekend in eons at the nightclubs and hotel pools -- with scheduled appearances by Cee Lo, Rihanna, Fergie, will.i.am, Mary J. Blige and Nicki Minaj, plus superstar DJs Pete Tong and Kaskade. Musicians are in town for...

Reynolds selling Hollywood history

Debbie Reynolds, one of Las Vegas' most valued treasures, is regrettably selling off her own -- Dorothy's slippers from "The Wizard of Oz," Harpo Marx's wig and Marilyn Monroe's subway dress. For 40 years, Reynolds, 79, has acquired the 20th century...

PHOTOS: The end of the Sahara

The Sahara closed at 2 p.m. today. Here's how it looked through my point-and-shoot. I wasn't the only one. There were tears, but there were more cameras than tears. And there was a lot of this: Roulette, all locked up. Sahara. Empty. The lady...

'SOCOM 4' game honors Navy SEALs

As you know, a group of U.S. Navy SEALs stealthily helicoptered into a Pakistan suburb, burst into Osama bin Laden's compound and killed that evil rodent with a head shot. I guarantee you millions of video gamers heard those details and pictured the...

Elvis bodyguard recalls his humor

Elvis Presley is so iconic, it's sometimes hard to remember he was just a guy. And bodyguard Sam Thompson remembers Elvis as a funny guy. Elvis would quote Peter Sellers' lines from "Pink Panther" movies on tour, Thompson says: "Things would be...