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Kinect makes stinky 'Steel Battalion' stinkier

For my taste, "Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor" seems unplayable, just as a pebble is inedible. You can eat a pebble, but do you want to? This Kinect game also underlines how much I hate Kinect. As you know, the Kinect is that $135-ish camera that...

Your updated July DJ-nightclub-dayclub forecast

Here's my most updated schedule for DJs/nightclubs/dayclubs through the rest of summer in Vegas, but I'm now on vacation for a few weeks, so if your heart is set on seeing one of these DJs, check with the clubs to make sure their schedules haven't...

Tyler on marriage: It's a 'blood sport'

Some people can stay married forever. Look at Aisha Tyler, star of "Archer" and "The Talk." She has been with her husband, attorney Jeffrey Tietjens, for 22 years. "Yeah, it's nuts, right?" says Tyler, 41, who performs stand-up Thursday-Saturday at...

'LEGO Batman 2' a fun, cute kid's game

Let's just call "LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes" what it is - a fanciful and artful epic for kids, and for adults who have never played a "LEGO" video game before. You portray Batman, Robin and sometimes Superman. They look like blocky LEGOs...

Driscoll wrings mirth from misery

Here's a joke that will ring a bell with divorced people. Palace Station comedian Ed Driscoll says he lives up the street from his ex-wife in Los Angeles: "We see each other every day. It's like we're still married but without sex. So actually, it's...

Journalist fighting for fellow strippers

Last week, a few people wrote me emails complaining I had interviewed Houston, one of America's most legendary porn stars. So now, I'm talking to an intellectual with a master's degree. Today, I'm interviewing Sarah Tressler. She earned a master's...

Cliff aims for next musical goal

I think it's fair to say reggae hero Jimmy Cliff has bigger ambitions than the many Americans who listen to reggae music on their smoky couches. Consider his triumphs so far. Cliff is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for helping to shape, define...

Ex-porn star sober, not running away

A decade ago, Kim Halsey was a strung-out porn superstar and mom chased by fans who had seen her sex tape, which was billed as featuring 620 men in one day, a world record. Her porn name was Houston. But Halsey, 43, couldn't take it anymore - not...

Comedian's men-only golf email laughable

A TV network hit the rough with comedian Kathleen Madigan in February by telling her she couldn't golf in a celebrity pro-am tournament that features male comics. Madigan, who performs Friday at The Mirage, was invited by a corporate CEO involved in...

'Max Payne 3' a dud of a sequel

"Max Payne 3" came out weeks ago, but I'm writing about it late, because it took me time to process my revulsion for most of it. Every time I played it, I thought, "A game this big can't be this unfun." So I would put it away for a few days and then...

Home a series of stopping points for Kaskade

Kaskade originally was a Chicago kid so he still has the accent, even though he has lived out West for so many years, he's associated with Vegas, San Francisco, Utah and Los Angeles. "I grew up in Chicago, so I'm still freaked out when there's five...