Congratulations to former Las Vegas resident, pinup star and international tattoo model Sabina Kelley. The one-time “Jubilee” and “Pin Up” dancer who was a judge on Oxygen’s “Best Ink” is getting married July 7 on Phi Phi Island in Thailand to Australian motorcycle star and creative tattoo artist Nixx.
Congratulations also to our NBC Channel 3 newscaster Jim Snyder on his engagement to Las Vegas lawyer Abbie Friedman. Both were previously married, Abbie to former The Venetian attorney David Friedman and Jim to his former co-anchor, Jessica Moore. Their marriage was annulled in November 2013.
FIGHTING FILM STARS
The bombshell beauties who fight for Lingerie Fighting Championships also are budding movie stars. Several LFC ladies will star in the feature “Gladiatrix: Crescent Moon.” It has a unique twist on gladiator epics and is set in 200 AD based on the novel “The Crescent” by Las Vegas author Cynthia Vespia. The starlets also will help choreograph fight scenes.
Reigning LFC European champion Jole Hexx, aka “The Valkyrie,” will star with fighters Maxine “The Boss” Frost and Piper “Code Red” Rose in the dark comedy “Zombie Apocalypse in Apartment 14F.”
In November, Honey Punch (Serina Kyle) appears in “Gone by Dawn,” the sequel to the 2015 movie where she made her acting debut. Kris “The Raven” Blackwell has appeared in “Wolf Cop 2.” LFC fighters can be seen Saturday nights on Tuff’s reality-TV series “LFC Exposed.”
Two wardrobe changes that Britney Spears has added to her hit residency “Britney: Piece of Me” at Axis at Planet Hollywood are dramatically sexy. One is a red body suit with plunging neckline, knee-high red boots and black choker necklace for “Toxic,” the other a sparkling yellow bra with matching bottom paired with black boots and hat for “If You Seek Amy.”
LIFESTYLES OF THE VERY RICH
A set of six crystal decanters containing the rarest of single malts aged up to 65 years was sold over the weekend for $993,000 at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong. The extraordinary sale of the Macallan malts in Lalique glasses was part of The Legacy Collection, which was on display at Lalique at Crystals at CityCenter.
AND FAMOUS …
Caesars Entertainment launched today its “Experience the Empire” sweepstakes that offers players a shot at winning one of seven unbelievable experiences reserved for the highest-level VIPs. “Experience the Empire” runs through June 25 and offers winners the opportunity to gain access to some of the most exclusive events and venues.
This includes the opportunity to meet some of Las Vegas’ top performers such as Jennifer Lopez while staying at a Caesars Entertainment property and dining at some of the best restaurants in the world. “These are once-in-a-lifetime experiences that money can’t buy,” a hotel exec said.
The seven exclusive packages are the fastest horse race in Louisville, with airfare, hotel and $5,000 to bet; American thoroughbred horse racing in Baltimore, the second jewel race at Pimlico Race Course with $2,500 to bet; and Las Vegas entertainment, a meet-and-greet with Britney Spears, J.Lo, Pitbull or The Backstreet Boys, plus $3,000.
Also, Atlantic City escape to the shores, your choice of one of two shopping experiences at Louis Vuitton or Viking Cooking School and Elizabeth Arden Red Door salon and spa; and New Orleans Mardi Gras, ride in the Orpheus Parade during Mardi Gras, attend the black-tie Orpheuscapade, plus $5,500.
And finally, Lake Tahoe celebrity golf, rub elbows with A-listers in South Lake Tahoe, with a guest, plus $6,000; and the Big Race in Kansas City, feel the need for speed with two tickets to an elite stock car race at Kansas Speedway, plus $2,500. For official rules, visit Caesars.com/Experience-The-Empire.
This Wednesday should see the start of Jeff Civillico’s once-a-week shows at Anthony Cools’ showroom at Paris Las Vegas. Jeff has been sidelined from his comedy juggling and balancing with a leg injury but is now hoping that he can resume this week.
Impressionist Gordie Brown returns to the Strip after 10 years Downtown with a new show at the new Cabaret Room at Planet Hollywood on May 9. He has opened for fellow Canadians Celine Dion, Paul Anka and Rich Little since becoming a resident here in 2004.
Border Grill celebrity chef Mary Sue Milliken will be guest chef for Nevada first lady Kathleen Sandoval when she hosts a No Kid Hungry fundraiser for End Childhood Hunger on June 22.
And the “Summer of Sexxy” launch to celebrate the 500th show of the burlesque cabaret “Sexxy
at Westgate is set for May 9 with a new production, dance numbers and music.