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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...

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...