Last week, comic Dave Coulier was onstage at a college, telling a G-rated joke that included a Middle Eastern character, and the college kids began saying "Eww," which he interpreted as political correctness. Coulier, a silly comedian who doesn't curse onstage or do political jokes or hate humor, stopped the show for a moment.
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Quite a few atheists prop up Santa Claus to their kids. That seems odd to some of us who haven't multiplied. Can Jim Jefferies explain this atheist-Santa thing to us?
The wizards who run the Las Vegas Strip forbid public clocks, the better to mystify spenders, thus sometimes we mark time by the passage of shows and stars.
Tom Wilson did such a good job portraying Biff the bully in "Back to the Future," strangers often bully him by saying "I hate you" to his face.
Jami Rodman makes it sound as if she were born for high-priced prostitution.
Las Vegas star Brad Garrett soon will appear in FX's show "Fargo" as a mob boss. During one day of filming, he was scripted to sprint through forest snow, but here's a fun fact: Brad Garrett sucks at running.
A humongous Mets fan is in town this weekend: George Thorogood. He and his band the Destroyers rock the Sunset Station Outdoor Amphitheater on Saturday.
This is the week when American tourists, who sometimes flinch at men wearing Speedos, pay to see close-to-naked men flexing rock-hard butts in little downtownies.
Kerry Simon is gone, he went Friday morning, as many of us discovered by scrolling photos people posted of themselves with Simon, on Facebook, where many called him a friend.
Roofie crimes are one of our city's great shames, as porn star Jesse Jane just found out firsthand, after being drugged to the point of passing out on the Strip around 1 p.m. Tuesday.
What would you buy if you fell into a ton of money? That's an American Dream fantasy question, of course, and for "Pawn Stars'" Rick Harrison, fame money helped procure 30 cars and motorcycles.
I am here to remind you of Lenny Kravitz's poke-y-man moment, since I have a good tie-in: During that incident, he was playing his cover of "American Woman."
One of Las Vegas' biggest and best entertainment rooms is The Mirage's Terry Fator Theatre, but Joe Rogan tells me he's heard "many people" rage against the hotel's dolphin habitat, possibly keeping some national acts from performing there.
When Ken Levine was in his 30s, he had already written for "M*A*S*H," and he was in the midst of writing for "Cheers," but instead of just riding that huge Hollywood wave forever, he decided to rehearse for a more personal future.
Kevin Federline is a two-time champion in his fantasy football league, and he wants to win again, so he will enact a crafty plan of action in Las Vegas this weekend.
I bet you didn't know soccer mom Sheena Easton just raised two kids in Las Vegas for so many years that her children are grown.
Vince Gill is such a mellow country star, when he married singer Amy Grant in 2000, Grant's son Matt turned to him and said, "You smoke a lot of dope, don't you?"
I like talking with Pauly D, because he's the friendliest and cheeriest reality star I've ever met. So since he will DJ this Sunday at Rehab pool party in the Hard Rock Hotel, I caught up with him on the phone.
Lenny Clarke is Boston's most storied comedian, a former wild man who once joked "I tried cocaine to lose weight, it just made me eat faster."
Millicent Siegel Rosen is in her eighties now. Her childhood godmother was the sex symbol Jean Harlow ("she showed up, gave us baths, that kind of stuff, it used to happen quite often"). More famously, her father Benjamin Siegel conceived the Las Vegas Strip.
The reason I prefer New Orleans rap to West Coast and East Coast rap is, New Orleans musicians grow up hearing tubas and trombones in street jazz, so they make music that's got bassier, big-booty fat bomp to it. It's funkier.
In Iceland, elves live in mountains. They're called "huldufólk" for "hidden people." Some Icelanders tell tales of seeing elves in the night, playing the family pianos perhaps, but mainly elves dwell in geology or, if you prefer, mythology. And whoever I find from Iceland, I ask if they believe in elves.
Tanner Seebaum arrived at Rehab dayclub with a backpack full of drugs. Good drugs. Drugs which, if he were to press a button on the backpack, delivered morphine into his body to patch the pain of brain cancer. Tanner was 16. The princedom of life.
Women have thrown underwear and hotel keys at Justin Shandor, who will headline Saturday's "Elvis, the Vegas Tour Tribute" at M Resort.
What did "Star Trek" ever do for you? Oh, it just helped inspire the inventor of the cell phone, plus there's an X-Prize for a real-life "Tricorder" coming soon, and our president, as a kid, crushed on Nichelle Nichols.