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Cee Lo latest to set up residence

Red-hot performer Cee Lo Green is heading to Las Vegas to launch a headliner residency with a show titled “Lo-berace.”

He made the announcement Friday on NBC’s “Today” show.

The former member of the hit-making duo Gnarls Barkley did not say where the show will be.

In 2006, Gnarls Barkley went to No. 2 on Billboard with “Crazy.” Cee Lo’s “Forget You” went to No. 2 last year. He was a coach on NBC’s reality show “The Voice.”

enjoy the free parking

Andrew Bynum can’t beat the heat.

Under fire in Los Angeles for his latest controversy, taking up two reserved handicapped parking spaces with his car, the Lakers center is headed for Las Vegas.

He tweeted Thursday: “I’m out here in Las Vegas, training my butt off with the best trainer in the world Alex Ariza! It’s got to be 110 out here!”

Things aren’t likely to cool off anytime soon after a Los Angeles parking enforcement official took photos of Bynum parking his BMW at an angle in the two spaces outside an upscale grocery store in suburban L.A.

The story went viral Friday, ending up as a trending topic on Twitter after Los Angeles Times sports columnist Bill Plaschke reminded readers that Bynum ended the postseason with an ejection after “a disgraceful clothesline cheap shot” of Jose Barea, the diminutive guard from the Dallas Mavericks.

Bynum, who has been dogged by knee problems, is turning to Ariza, a controversial strength trainer who was reportedly fired by WBA junior welterweight champion Amir Khan and Freddie Roach, longtime trainer of WBO champion Manny Pacquiao.

Khan fights IBF junior welterweight champ Zab Judah tonight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

SUGAR, SUGAR

Three pastry chefs with ties to Las Vegas will be competing in Bravo’s second season lineup of “Top Chef Just Desserts,” which premieres Aug. 24.

Two will be representing Holsteins Shakes and Buns at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: Carlos Enriquez, corporate pastry chef of Block16 Hospitality, Holsteins’ parent, and Craig Poirier, pastry creator at Holsteins.

Also in the mix will be Chris Hanmer, owner of the School of Pastry Design. He claimed the title of youngest U.S. chef for a World Pastry Team Championship.

Las Vegas star chefs Hubert Keller and Francois Payard will be joining host Gail Simmons and Johnny Iuzzini, pastry chef at Jean Georges in New York, as judges.

THE SCENE AND HEARD

Palms owner George Maloof sent a text message to family and friends Thursday saying he had finished a DUI panel victim class. “I have one message for all: Don’t drink and drive. Ever. I experienced the most gut wrenching, the most depressing three hours of my recent life. Please. Don’t drink and drive.” …

In Friday’s column, I mistakenly referred to Tina Kunzer-Muphy, who is the current Las Vegas Bowl director, as the former director.

SIGHTINGS

Flamingo headliner Donny Osmond, getting a sweet tour at Ethel M Chocolate Factory in Henderson on Friday. … New York Knicks star Amare Stoudemire, ordering nonalcoholic cocktails at Blush (Wynn) on Thursday. … Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer, with friends and his brother Thursday at Tao (Venetian). He hosted at Chateau (Paris) on Friday.

THE PUNCH LINE

“It’s so hot, Casey Anthony thought she was already in hell.” — Jay Leno

Norm Clarke can be reached at 702-383-0244 or norm@reviewjournal.com. Find additional sightings and more online at www.normclarke.com. Follow Norm on Twitter @Norm_Clarke.

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