In the past year, 600,000 tips were reported of kids being sexually solicited and harassed online — and that number represents cases from just one U.S. organization, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
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Las Vegas headliner Joe Rogan’s podcast has become so popular, “The Joe Rogan Experience” earns a staggering 11 million downloads a month. Those are TV show numbers.
Comedy superstar Katt Williams told me his New Year’s resolution is, “I’m not going to jail for anything, no matter what. I’m going to be squeaky clean, and nobody’s going to mess with me.”
“People always say, ‘God, it must suck staying at hotels all the time.’ I go, ‘Yeah, it’s terrible. They take out the trash every day, and they bring you fresh linens, it’s terrible.’”
Singer-guitarist Scotty Morris doesn’t let his teen play PS4, but has him learning piano, drums, martial arts and classical dance. Now that is serious parenting.
I am an Elfman, so (like Santa) I enjoy punishing people who are naughty and rewarding people who are nice. But 2014 has punched a lot of people in the face, so let’s skip the naughty, and keep today’s column lighthearted for this end-of-the-year-list …
“I would be going to Vegas all the time with 100 grand. A million dollars in, like, a pillowcase in my backpack.”
This new self-parking car is autonomous, like Arnold Schwarzenegger in “The Terminator,” minus guns and life-threatening one-liners.
Forbes reports Hakkasan Group is close to taking over Light Group in a deal valued at more than $40 million in cash and debt — which would put Hakkasan in control of most major nightclubs in Las Vegas.
Do you love Santa? Do you love cats? Well, Cat Santa is coming to town and your little fur baby can take pics with the jolly man at Bonanza Cat Hospital. Small dogs are welcome too.
The high price of air fares is impacting a Vegas staple: Some East Coasters are struggling to scrounge cash to fly here for January’s World Series of Beer Pong.
Bush is coming to town Friday. I’m not talking about George H.W. Bush, or George W. Bush, or Jeb Bush, or Zeppo Bush.
Rick Harrison of “Pawn Stars” is a ninja businessman with morals. He has a razor with his face on the packaging in 2,600 Wal-Marts; it has sold “close to 2 million” in a year.
Chippendale Jaymes Vaughn, who came in second on “Amazing Race,” was filming a scene for a new show at the Lion Habitat Ranch, sanctuary for 50 lions, where his favorite animal was this 8-month-old baby giraffe, Ozzie.
Andre Bocelli loves Las Vegas so much, he recorded one of his DVDs here. He is back in Vegas to launch his new tour, Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
MGM comedian Rodney Carrington just had “four things” burned off of his skin in Oklahoma, where his dermatologist said skin cancer is up 180 percent.
Comedian Ron White — one of Las Vegas’ most popular headliners — says weed has become so normalized, politicians smoke with him in public.
Holly Madison is full of surprises. We were talking about how she will host Saturday’s Great Santa Run for Opportunity Village, when she told me about her memoirs and plans to expand her family.
So here’s the weirdest thing today. “Queen of Metal” Lita Ford has been shredding loud guitar for four decades, but she still has good hearing, because she has unusually shaped ear holes.
“I know what I’m about to say may be a little rough, but most of your top female comics have either already had their kids or they’re lesbians.”
Celebrity agent Mike Esterman looks like a celebrity agent. He has a shaved head and Ethan Hawke’s goatee. He calls his industry “the shark tank of showbiz,” and he swims in it gleefully.
The last famous person who phoned me after showering was Bill Cosby, a few years ago. This time, it’s Iliza Shlesinger, but she’s not trying to be sexy with me. She’s having hair issues and needs to multitask.
Whoopi Goldberg never wants to get married again, after three divorces and other breakups; and now she’s writing a book to advocate a realistic view of romance.
Weed ganjapreneurs will pitch ideas to judges in hopes of winning seed funds to grow business ideas.
Planet Hollywood Resort is running high-profile Britney Spears promotions while RadarOnline reports that ticket sales aren’t amazing for her shows.