Super Bowl 50 through the lens of Twitter:
— “Lady Gaga, more mobile than Peyton.” — The Sklar Brothers.
— “That puppy monkey baby is already being used in ISIS recruiting videos.” — Comedian Patton Oswalt
— “My gf reaction to puppy monkey baby: “OK, so listen I’m getting a doctorate in religion so believe me when I say the world is ending.” — Meg Linehan
—”Hosted #Super Bowl on @space_station, but no one showed up. I would have served nachos! #YearinSpace” — Astronaut Scott Kelly @stationCDRKelly
—”#SB50They’re absolutely killing it @coldplay @brunomars @beyonce Almost as good as the game” — UNLV basketball star Greg Anthony @greganthony50
—”I will always remember this game as the one that convinced Marshawn Lynch to retire.” — San Francisco sports columnist Ray Ratto
— “At this rate, the only dabbing the Panthers will be doing is using a tissue to pat their tears.” — a Twitter account with the handle @NotBillWalton
— “If there was a Defensive NFL Hall of Fame, Wade Phillips would be a first ballot selection.” — @RichardDeitsch, Sports Illustrated
Trump, Andres tiff
When celebrity chef Jose Andres called out Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Twitter Friday over immigration, it represented the latest turn in their contentious relationship.
Andres, who operates five restaurants in Las Vegas, backed out of a deal in August that would have put his flagship restaurant in a Trump’s luxury hotel development in Washington, D.C.
After Andres’ move, in wake of Trump’s remarks about illegal Mexican immigrants, Trump responded by filing a $10 million breach-of-contract suit.
Andres, who recently became a U.S. citizen after moving from Spain to the U.S. in 1990, posted a tweet Friday that read: “Dear Mr. @realDonaldTrump when you called me a few weeks ago you said you would love to chat about immigration reform with me after NH! Ready?”
The New Hampshire primary is Tuesday.
Andres was in Las Vegas over the weekend to launch Dine-N-Dash, a culinary tour of seven restaurants at SLS Las Vegas.
Matt Erickson, senior vice president of food and beverage at SLS, described the sold-out event as “a super positive. One of the great things about it was that it had higher percentage of VIP tickets than we anticipated. Of the 1,100-plus tickets we sold, almost 500 were VIPs. There were a lot of movers and shakers there.”
Andres and Australian chef Curtis Stone teamed up on a demonstration in the jammed new showroom, Foundry, which was originally named Life.
The scene and heard
Super Bowl viewers got a sneak peak of Universal Pictures’ fifth “Bourne” film aired during the Super Bowl and included footage of a spectacular multicar crash in front of Bellagio’s Dancing Fountains. …
You can’t make this up. Longtime “Monday Night Football” announcer Al Michaels and former Las Vegas security chief Stu Michaels both grew up in Brooklyn. They’ve never met and, if they are related, they are unaware of it. But they share a odd series of coincidences, besides their last name. Both are in their 70s and wrote books with similar titles in recent years. Al Michaels released his book “You Can’t Make This Up: Miracles, Memories and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television” in 2014. Stu Michaels came out with “You Can’t Make This Up: “You Can’t Make This Up: Cops, Crooks and Celebrities from Brooklyn to Las Vegas” in 2011. …
I met my neighbor, “Sons of Anarchy” regular Bill Lucking, for the first time last week. He’s recovering from hip replacement complications. Lucking, who played “Piney” Winston, co-founder of the Sons of Anarchy motorcycle club in the FX hit series, has had it worse and it included a motorcycle. He played the motorcycle cop in the cult classic “Harold and Maude.” While reshooting a scene, they asked him to drive the motorcycle faster. The kickstand locked in place while he was racing over a bridge. During the crash, a battered Lucking was thrown into San Francisco Bay. …
Flamingo headliners Donny and Marie Osmond will unveil their Madame Tussauds wax figures Tuesday before their show at the Donny & Marie Showroom. The figures will then go on permanent display at the museum outside The Venetian.
Correction: Andres played golf Saturday at Southern Highlands.
On this date
Feb. 8, 1963: Tony Curtis marries German actress Christine Kaufmann, his co-star in the film “Taras Bulba,” at the Riviera, with Kirk Douglas as best man. He’s 38 and freshly divorced from Janet Leigh; she’s 18. They have two daughters and divorce in 1968.
Feb. 9, 1996: After a limited release several months earlier, “Leaving Las Vegas” opens nationwide. Nicolas Cage is an alcoholic writer who comes to town to kill himself and succeeds after befriending Elisabeth Shue, a prostitute. It’s a huge downer, but Cage wins an Oscar and the movie scores great reviews.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, dancing while in the MIXER while watching AC/DC’s concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Carrot Top was spotted playing the air drums… Recording artist Tyga and Scott Disick, dining at El Dorado Cantina on Sunday. … UFC strawweight fighter Paige VanZant, playing tic-tac-toe with Dan Cox of ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise 2” at Encore Players Club on Saturday. She co-hosted back-to-back parties at the new Players Club and Surrender nightclub in Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. … Jonathan Scott of HGTV’s “Property Brothers,” taking in “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace.
The punch line
“The Broncos defense was such an impenetrable wall that (Donald) Trump is asking Mexico to pay for it.” — Stephen Colbert
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