NHL Awards shindig today at the Palms

The tales it could tell, if the Stanley Cup could talk.

After a week of Beantown revelry, the iconic cup is in town for today's NHL Awards show at the Palms after another legendary celebration.

According to reports, the Boston Bruins ran up a monster tab of $156,679.74 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut after the victory parade in Boston.

The bill included $100,000 for a 30-liter bottle of Ace of Spades Midas champagne, which was passed around, with the players risking what few teeth they have left by swigging the bubbly from the super-sized bottle.

They took the time to sign the bottle for a future raffle to benefit the team's charity foundation.

The bill included a service charge of almost $25,000.

The two-hour awards show starts at 4 p.m. (on Versus network), with a 2:30 p.m. red carpet start. They'll make a loop for fans outside in the valet area.

The celebrity crowd will include Jon Hamm of "Mad Men," movie producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Kevin Smith, actress Jennifer Beals of "Flashdance " fame, director Jason Reitman, Adrienne Maloof and Camille Grammer of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," illusionist Criss Angel and Flamingo headliner Donny Osmond.

Jay Mohr is hosting, with country music star Dierks Bentley and hip-hop group Far East Movement providing entertainment.


The longest line in Vegas these days is outside Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, home of the "Pawn Stars" reality show. A record 7,555 went through the store on Monday, almost double the daily average of about 4,000. Before the reality show, the average was 70. ...

"Real Housewives" executive and host Andy Cohen, who co-hosted the Miss USA Pageant on Sunday at Planet Hollywood Resort, offered this tweet on his way out of town. "At the airport ... I can say w/ authority that we took advantage of Las Vegas last night. Um wow."


Scottish chef Gordon Ramsay used the backdrop of a taping of a "Hell's Kitchen" episode at Paris Las Vegas to confirm one of the city's worst-kept secrets: that he's opening a steakhouse at the hotel. He didn't offer many details. ... Hockey legend Mark Messier, having lunch at Simon at Palms Place on Tuesday. ... TV food host Rachael Ray, with 38 members of her crew on her magazine "Every Day with Rachael Ray," dining at Rao's Caesars Palace after attending the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday. ... Mary Wilson, co-founder of The Supremes, taking in "Open Mic Cabaret" featuring Kelly Clinton Holmes on Monday. Wilson opens a two-week run today at the Starlite Room at the Riviera.


"Jerry Lewis is hosting Al Jazeera's first ever jihad-a-thon." -- From David Letterman's Top Ten Signs al-Qaida Is Running Out of Money.

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