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Cirque owner's manse on market

Check your pockets and couch cushions. If you can shake out a spare $1,899,999, you can buy the five-bedroom, 5½-bath mansion of Cirque du Soleil owner Guy Laliberte. It was bought in 1994 for $1.4 million, a "two-story mock-Mediterranean mansion"...

A little note about porn stars

"Queen of mean" comedian Lisa Lampanelli performs Saturday at The Pearl at the Palms -- a week after hosting the porn awards on the same shiny stage. At one point last weekend, she was surrounded by topless women as she joked: "Man, is Ellen...

Axman talks about taxman

Carlos Santana performs this weekend at the Hard Rock Hotel. And he tells me he moved to low-tax Nevada mostly so fewer of his tax dollars fund the Pentagon. "I work really, really hard" for money, he says. "I'd really rather not leave it to the...

Valley woman has TV gig

Last year, Oprah Winfrey announced an open casting call for a reality-competition show to run on the Oprah Winfrey Network. So at 5 a.m. one morning in June, Alicia Taylor drove from Vegas to Hollywood to audition.

Hotel, Marquee opening in photos

As you may have heard, a new hotel opened on the Strip. At club Marquee: Jay-Z and Kanye West (and sometimes Rihanna), Jimmy Iovine with Marc Anthony and J Lo. Also in the room: Aziz Ansari, Beyonce (of course), Diddy and girlfriend Cassie, A-Rod...