Gulbis to swing into ‘Apprentice’

Donald Trump let the cat out of the bag this week: golfer Natalie Gulbis of Lake Las Vegas is heading for his NBC show “The Apprentice.”

Trump made the comment at the U.S. Open recently.

Gulbis, who had her best season in 2007 with five Top 10 finishes, said in an e-mail Friday that all questions on the subject have to go through NBC.

She is currently ranked 53rd with $266,237 in winnings.


After a nine-month medical leave of absence, Don Brewer returned to the cast of “Mamma Mia!” at Mandalay Bay this week. Originally cast in January 2008 as Harry Bright, one of the three ex-boyfriends summoned to a Greek isle for a wedding with a twist, Brewer moved to Las Vegas from New York with his family for the role. After a month of performances an unexpected illness forced him to take leave. His return was celebrated this week as fellow cast members welcomed him back. … The first sentence was somehow dropped in today’s item about The Mirage’s upcoming announcement of the revamped volcano. The invite-only press conference will be Wednesday at the “Love” theater. … More on the New York City Friars Club testimonial dinner (not roast, which was misstated here) Tuesday for longtime Las Vegas entertainer Tony Orlando: Music greats Ben E. King sang “Stand By Me,” Neil Sedaka performed “Laughter in the Rain” and the “Hungry Years,” Jay Black sang his classic “Cara Mia Mine” and Jay Siegel of the Tokens performed “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” Music mogul Don Kirshner, who signed Orlando at age 16, read a letter from Jerry Lewis. Lucie Arnaz sang a medley of her father’s Latin hits while Toni Wine, who wrote hits such as “Candida” and “Groovy Kind of Love,” played keyboards, with Tony’s band, the Lefty Brothers. Attendees included Frankie Valli, wife Frannie and his mother Ruth Schroeder of Las Vegas, whose last name was misspelled here. Larry Brown, the songwriter who co-wrote “Tie A Yellow Ribbon” and “Knock Three Times,” sang “Yellow Ribbon” with Orlando, who took it to No. 1 in 1973 with his group Dawn.


Olympic swimming sensation Michael Phelps, getting an ovation when the pool crowd at the Palms’ Ditch Friday recognized him. He was presented a key to the Playboy Club, where he posed with Bunnies at the Playboy Club in the Palms’ Fantasy Tower late Thursday. Phelps and his friends have been playing hoops in the Palms’ Hardwood Suite and staying in one of the two-story sky villas, which feature an outdoor terrace with a cantilevered hot tub with a glass end wall. … Billy Bob Thornton with longtime girlfriend, Connie Angland, son, Willie, and their daughter, Bella, meeting cast and crew backstage after attending “Love” (Mirage) Thursday. … At Rao’s (Caesars Palace) on Thursday: Flamingo headliner Donny Osmond and Flamingo President Don Marrandino, playing bocce to determine who picked up the check. Marrandino lost and paid the bill.


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Multi-agency DUI Strike Team focused solely on arresting impaired drivers
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Christmas Tree Inspection
Nevada Division of Forestry employees search for illegally harvested Christmas trees in local lots during the holidays. (Michael Scott Davidson/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
One dead in a suspected DUI crash in east Las Vegas
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Vegas Homeless Remembered
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Garnet Interchange Ribbon Cutting
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State Foresters Hunt for Record Trees
Urban foresters from the Nevada Division of Forestry hunt for record setting trees.
Rick Davidson directs NFR satellite feed
Rick Davidson directs the Wrangler NFR's live satellite feed from a production trailer outside the Thomas & Mack Center. (Patrick Everson)
Scott Boras, Bryce Harper's agent, speaks to media at baseball's winter meetings
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Achievement School District
The achievement district faced strong opposition from traditional schools back in its beginnings in 2016. But with schools like Nevada Rise and Nevada Prep, it's slowly and steadily growing. Amelia Pak-Harvey/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Fresno State QB on record-breaking receiver
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The annual 'Shop with a Cop' event at Target
This year’s "Shop with a Cop" event gave about 40 children the chance to shop at Target alongside a North Las Vegas Police officers. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @Bizutesfaye
Melvin Dummar dead at 74
Melvin Dummar has died at 74. Dummar was famous for claiming to have saved Howard Hughes in a Nevada desert in 1967. Dummar claimed to have been left $156 million in Hughes’ will. The will mysteriously appeared after Hughes’ death in 1976. It was dismissed as a fake two years later. Dummar never saw a dime of the billionaire's fortune. Dummar died Saturday in Nye County.
Officer-involved shooting in Nye County
The Nye County Sheriff's Office gives information about a shooting in Pahrump on Thursday night after a man began firing shots outside of his home. (Nye County Sheriff's Office)
Law Enforcement Active Shooter Training Exercise
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Public memorial service for Jerry Herbst
Archiving effort hits milestone at Clark County Museum
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Pearl Harbor survivor Edward Hall talks about his memories of Dec. 7, 1941
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Final Route 91 Harvest festival remembrance objects catalogued at Clark County Museum
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Dozier execution timeline
Scott Dozier was set to be executed July 11, 2018, at the Ely State Prison. Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez delayed the execution.
Grand Jury Indicts Constable for theft
A Clark County grand jury indicted Henderson Constable Earl Mitchell. A Las Vegas Review-Journal investigation prompted the criminal probe. The newspaper found Mitchell wrote himself thousands in checks, took out cash at ATMs and traveled on county funds. He faces four felony counts of theft and a county of public misconduct. Mitchell and his attorney could not be reached for comment.
93-year-old WWII veteran arrested during visit to VA hospital
Dr. S. Jay Hazan, 93, a World War II veteran, talks about his arrest during his visit to VA hospital on Friday, Nov. 30. (Erik Verduzco Las Vegas Review-Journal @Erik_Verduzco_
Pearl Harbor survivor struggles in her senior years
Winifred Kamen, 77, survived the attack on Pearl Harbor as an infant, works a 100 percent commission telemarketing job to make ends meet. (K.M. Cannon Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas Metropolitan Briefing 18th street gang
Las Vegas Metropolitan briefs the media on the recent arrests made regarding the 18th street gang.
Man shot in Las Vegas traffic stop had knife, police say
Police said the man fatally shot by an officer during a traffic stop in downtown Las Vegas had a “homemade knife.” Demontry Floytra Boyd, 43, died Saturday at University Medical Center from multiple gunshot wounds after officer Paul Bruning, 48, shot him during a traffic stop. Bruning pulled Boyd over on suspicion of driving recklessly at 7:41 a.m. near Sunrise Avenue and 18th Street.
Catahoula dogs rescued from home in Moapa Valley
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Intuitive Forager Kerry Clasby talks about losses in California wildfire
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Former President George H.W. Bush dies at 94
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