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IndyCar, Dew Tour shooting this weekend

There's room to vroom -- as well as skate, flip and fly (at least on a BMX course) -- during this sports-heavy location week, with both IndyCar and Dew Tour championships on track to make Vegas visits this weekend. But not all the IndyCar action's...

'Moneyball' about more than money, baseball

If you're worried that "Moneyball" might be too "inside baseball" for you, it will be -- if you've never played the game. The game of life, that is. Once again, baseball proves an ideal metaphor, ruefully reflecting the pressures of these going-gets...

Ryan Gosling delivers the goods in sleek 'Drive'

Ryan Gosling's in the driver's seat. Literally and figuratively. Following last year's emotionally wrenching "Blue Valentine," in which he played a desperate young husband, Gosling stole this summer's "Crazy, Stupid, Love" with his deft portrayal of...

'Seven Days in Utopia' too comfortable, predictable

If only "Seven Days in Utopia" were as idyllic as its title setting. We've all been there, of course -- if only in the movies. From "It's a Wonderful Life's" Bedford Falls to "Cars' " Radiator Springs, cinematic small towns hold life-altering...

Gyllenhaal returning to Strip for cop drama

Jake Gyllenhaal's come a long way since his "Bubble Boy" days a decade ago -- especially when it comes to on-screen Vegas visits. Playing the wrapped-in-plastic title role 10 years ago, Gyllenhaal took a neon-nights cruise down the Strip on the back...

Las Vegas' appeal touted in new ads

What happens in Vegas ... is happening again. At least that's what the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority undoubtedly hopes will be the reaction to new TV commercials shooting this week. Designed to promote Las Vegas' continuing appeal as...

'One Day' avoids melodrama of other romances

Same time ... maybe next year. That's the gimmick -- or, if you prefer, the unifying principle -- for "One Day," a bittersweet reelin'-in-the-years chronicle of two college friends. Make that two post-college friends, because Emma (Anne Hathaway)...

MSNBC's Schultz brings 'Ed Show' to town

No word on whether MSNBC's Ed Schultz is a Willie Nelson fan, but he should definitely consider adopting Nelson's "On the Road Again" as his theme song. Last week, Schultz covered Wisconsin's recall elections from the Badger State's capital city,...

'Shahs of 'Sunset' hits the Strip for E!

Las Vegas welcomes visitors from all over the world -- including Tehrangeles . That's home base for the young Persian-Americans featured in the upcoming Bravo reality series "Shahs of Sunset," which was scheduled to conclude a four-day Vegas visit...