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Sheryl Crow has reason to forget

Sheryl Crow has a brain tumor, but she's not worried about it because it's benign. She gave me this startling news with a smile during an otherwise lovely interview. "I worried about my memory so much that I went and got an MRI. And I found out I...

Latest 'Tom Clancy' war game sparkles

Well, well, well, would you look at this? One of the best games of 2012 so far is "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier." It doesn't reinvent the war game. It just executes it masterfully. You portray a U.S. special op, the kind of supersoldier...

'Starhawk' a fun but flawed shooter

"Starhawk" is a great idea for an online-shooting game, but you have to overlook a few serious (nonfatal) flaws to really enjoy it. You don't need to know anything about the negligible plot except that there's a war going on between a few species in...

Now single, Peters looking to have fun

The most eligible bachelor in Las Vegas may be Russell Peters, who is one of the most popular comedians in the world right now. Peters moved to Henderson five years ago, and got married in August 2010 at A Little White Wedding Chapel. His wife,...

'Strip Strip Hooray' for burlesque dancer

I rarely get flustered by celebrities, since they're my job. But every few years, some star rattles my core. This year, that core-rattler is Dita von Teese. Her face. Her body. Her stage presence. Her voice (it's womanly, seductive, velvet). I don't...

Black notes funny side of politics

Comedians ridicule Republicans more than Democrats. But Lewis Black - performing Friday and Saturday at The Mirage - says that's because Republicans are funnier targets. "Democrats are an amorphous mass," Black says. "They're kind of ineffectual. As...

'Prototype 2' a fun but familiar adventure

"Prototype 2" is a good superhero adventure, but it's not a novel concept. Check out the familiar superpowers wielded by the hero, Sgt. James Heller: A) Like "Spider-Man," Heller hops across New York-esque skyscraper rooftops, then jumps off and...

DJ Joachim Garraud bringing keytar to Marquee

Joachim Garraud does one thing radically different from other famous DJ-producers. When he performs in nightclubs, he holds up and plays an old instrument called a keytar. A keytar is a combination keyboard-guitar. It's weird. And it's very late-...

Comedian calls skills obstacle for gambling

If you're a sucker for a good Norm Macdonald gambling story (like I am), then check this out from his buddy Rob Schneider. "I played him in backgammon. We just played three games, and I was up $40,000. Thank God I started losing, because I was...

Who you gonna call if you're Santana?

Forgive my worship of Dan Aykroyd, but he was in town this weekend and I made him buy me a drink. (He's the nicest guy ever.) Here's the newsiest part of our hang: Aykroyd didn't seem extremely optimistic about the possibility of filming a "...