SHOOTING STARS: ‘Other Guys’ Ferrell, Wahlberg hit the Strip

  New York’s the main location for “The Other Guys,” — about bumbling odd-couple Big Apple Detectives Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell as the paper-pusher desk jockey) and Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg as the trigger-happy street guy).
  But that’s not stopping the upcoming action comedy, scheduled for a Summer 2010 release, from hitting Glitter City this week.
Ferrell and Wahlberg are expected to film at the Flamingo Friday and Saturday, with additional locations on the Strip. Calling the shots: Ferrell’s longtime comedy collaborator Adam McKay; their partnership (which includes the video comedy Web site stretches back to “Saturday Night Live” and includes “Anchorman” and “Talladega Nights.”
  Dream on: The German feature “Das Traumschiff — Honeymoon Las Vegas” (“Das Traumschiff” translates to “The Dream Ship”) has docked in Las Vegas for a location stint that stretches from the Strip to the Stratosphere.
  Based at Caesars Palace, the romantic drama will be on location through Nov. 20, reports the production’s Gerd Zimmermann.
  Other locations range from a brief stop at the Stratosphere to Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden at The Mirage. (The latter are “still incredibly popular” in their native Germany, Zimmermann notes, making their participation all but obligatory.)
  Tough ‘Ka’: Last week, the National Geographic Channel’s “World’s Toughest Fixes” focused on the Bellagio fountains and Fremont Street Experience’s Viva Vision screen.
  This week, it’s all “Ka” all the time, as National Geographic takes advantage of a three-day break (continuing through Tuesday) at the MGM Grand extravaganza.
  During the break, Cirque du Soleil officials are performing routine maintenance and replacing “some of the equipment that operates the crane for the stage,” reports Cirque publicist Jeff Lovari.
  Reality bites: Two new series have joined the ever-expanding universe of Vegas-based reality TV shows.
  TruTV’s “Las Vegas Lockdown” (a working title) is now in production at the Clark County Detention Center, aiming for a January debut.
  Las Vegas was part of TruTV’s “Inside American Jail” series and “Las Vegas is truly America’s jail,” executive producer Morgan Langley told the show business trade paper Variety. “It’s got the most exciting officers and the coolest characters and stories. So we figured, why not do a show all about Vegas?”
  The dating show “Omarosa’s Ultimate Merger,” meanwhile, features “successful, eligible bachelors” competing for the heart of former “Apprentice” Omarosa Manigault Stallworth (pictured)  — with none other than Donald Trump as matchmaker. (Omarosa’s divorced from ex-spouse Aaron Stallworth.)
  According to the show’s casting notice, Trump himself was expected to choose the guys wooing his protegée who returned to the “Apprentice”-verse with a “Celebrity Apprentice” stint after the original show made her a celebrity in the first place.
  Also hitting the streets: the documentary “Saving Sin City” (about former prostitute Annie Lobert’s nonprofit Hookers for Jesus), History’s ongoing “Pawn Stars” and E!’s Holly Madison reality series, which follows the “Peepshow” headliner from Planet Hollywood to downtown, where scheduled stops include Mayor Oscar Goodman’s office.
  Ante up: GSN’s “High Stakes Poker” returns for a sixth season at the Golden Nugget, with taping scheduled Wednesday through Friday.
  With a minimum cash buy-in of $200,000, “High Stakes Poker” draws a mixture of top professional and amateur players.
Along with a new look for the show, there’s a new co-host: Kara Scott, who hosted TV’s European Poker Tour in 2007 and 2008. Scott joins actor-turned-poker pro Gabe Kaplan, who returns for a sixth season as analyst.
  Calling all foodies: Wednesday’s the day for aspiring “Top Chef” types as Bravo holds an open casting call for the show’s seventh season — and the spinoff “Just Desserts.” The call is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at MGM Grand’s Craftsteak; download an application or find additional information at
  Wheel and ‘Deal’: The winning (and zonking) goes on at the Tropicana, where “Let’s Make a Deal” continues Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. (Audience call times are 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.) For free tickets, call the Trop at (800) 706-8767 or go online to and click on “Online Ticketing.”
  Infomercial, please: Local infomercial maven Ben Kalb, who recently wrapped a fitness-machine promotion at downtown’s Dula Gymnasium, has a five-day shoot this week, showcasing an abdominal exercise belt, at local residences and DK Studios. Hosting: NFL cheerleader-turned-broadcaster Carrie Milbank and Jordan Adams, who also announces mixed martial-arts events.

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