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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...

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 "...

DJ-producer Justin Martin performing Saturday

If you want to be a DJ, it's easy to get the equipment - a laptop, software, music and mixers. But that doesn't mean you'll be any good. Just like buying a harp won't necessarily make you a good harpist. Veteran DJ-producer Justin Martin explains. "...

Maher too 'out-there' for Obama to respond

In February, Bill Maher donated $1 million to a Super PAC for President Obama. Maher still hasn't heard from Obama. But he's cool with that. "I never expected anything back, and that's what I've gotten," Maher says. "And that's what it should be...

Movies and politics from Whoopi's view

Whoopi Goldberg performs Friday at Treasure Island, so we will talk politics in a moment. But first, she gives me this surprising film trivia: Goldberg was never asked to reprise her Oscar-winning role as Oda Mae Brown (from 1990's "Ghost") for an...

'Witcher 2' an epic fantasy adventure

Here we have another epic fantasy - dragons, kings, assassins, monsters, elves - set against a backdrop of dusty villages and forest battles. But "The Witcher 2" also gives us a smidgen of full frontal female nudity. It's brief. And it's only as...