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Are the Entourage stars fans of the Little Black Book? 
5/12/06, 2:47 AM


In the Las Vegas Review Journal's gossip columnist Norm Clarke's article on Wednesday....

The "Entourage" cast of Kevin Connolly, Jeremy Piven, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Connolly's girlfriend Nicky Hilton and Seth Green, dining at Fix (Bellagio) on Monday. After the check of almost $2,000 arrived, they tossed in their share, then gathered all the money and promised the server they'd be right back. They headed for a roulette table and put it all on black. When they returned a few minutes later, they had lost the bet on black, but paid the bill. ...

Look's like they like playing Dinner Roulette as much as I do....
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Hard Rock Sold 
5/12/06, 2:39 AM


It was announced today that the Hard Rock Hotel was sold to the Morgans Hotel group for $770 million. Morgans operates the Delano and Shore Club in Miami, the Hudson in New York City and the Mondrian in Los Angeles.

Read the Article in the Las Vegas Food & Beverage Magazine.

I think that Peter Morton really cashed in on this. By my estimations, the Hard Rock's market value is around $500 million.

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Radio Show on Hiatus 
5/11/06, 3:08 AM
David Benjamin and I are taking a two month hiatus from the Black Book radio show. We are working on a new and improved program that will be shorter and uploaded for podcast immediately.

We will keep you up to date with the latest of the show from the blog. And thank you for everyone that has listened to the show for the past 5 months.
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Molly Sullivan 
5/11/06, 2:56 AM


Molly Sullivan, the co-author of the Las Vegas Little Red Book: A Girl's Guide to the Perfect Vegas Weekend. Molly is an entertainment reporter and producer for the Vegas Minute.

Add Molly to your My Space Account at "www.myspace.com/mollysullivan23"

Click Here to See Molly's My Space Account
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Bye Bye Boardwalk 
5/9/06, 9:50 PM

(Another day, another implosion. I am getting use to this)

Last night, the Boardwalk was imploded. MGM Mirage did not let the media and public know until yesterday.

The media keeps referring to the implosion as the “falling of a Las Vegas landmark”. The boardwalk was never a Vegas landmark. Yes, it was 40 years old, but the place did not have any history. It was a Holiday Inn until MGM bought it out.

These implosions are massive and they shake the ground. I live ½ mile away and my apartment rattled.

Did you know? The wooden roller coaster on the front of the Boardwalk was only a façade. I find it interesting that everybody thought it was real.

Watch the News Video (5 mins)

Watch other Vegas Implosions
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Blog is Fixed 
5/9/06, 9:33 PM
Sorry everybody, we experienced some technical difficulties in the blog, it is now fixed. Thanks for hanging in there.

David
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Next Bidding War: Sahara? 
5/4/06, 7:00 PM
As the Tropicana bidding war comes to an end, the companies are looking at the next property for sale: the Sahara. If Tropicana was any indication, prices for the Sahara are going to sky rocket.

Click Here for the Full Story in the Las Vegas Review Journal
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The Oscar de La Hoya Factor 
5/3/06, 4:51 AM

(The Golden Boy during a fight)

Thinking about a last minute trip to Vegas this weekend? Think again.

Oscar De La Hoya is fighting at MGM Grand on Saturday. When Oscar is fighting in town, it is always packed. On top of that, Oscar is fighting on Cinco De Mayo weekend, a huge Mexican holiday. That is a double Oscar whammy for Las Vegas.

Have a room already?

If you got it for less than $400 a night, then you were in luck. Even places like Excalibur have jacked their rate up.

Avoid being “walked”.

Hotels sell more rooms than they have in inventory; it is hard for them to turn down $400 a night for a room. If you are coming into town late, be sure to call the hotel ahead of time and make sure that they know you are still coming. If you don’t, there is a good chance that they will bump you for another guest. They still have to put you up; you do have a reservation with them. But they may put you in a hotel off strip. The hotels call this “walking”, and it happens all the time.
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Tropicana War - Columbia Sussex pulls ahead 
5/2/06, 3:29 AM
Columbia Sussex pulls ahead..... these guys are very aggresive.

From a press release only minutes ago, the deal might be done...

Click Here for the Press Release
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Booking Limos in Vegas 
5/1/06, 11:34 PM


Booking a limo is cheaper than you think. In Vegas, there are tons of limos and limo companies, driving costs down. They are a pretty good deal.

Here are some rates from Bell Trans, Las Vegas's biggest limo provider:

Sedan (5 max, 2 comfortably) - $35/hour
Stretch Limo (6 max, 4 comfortably) - $42/hour
Super-Stretch Limo (8 max, 6 comfortably) - $77/hour

Notes:
$5 fee for airport pickups
1 hour minimum.
Airport: The hour starts with the flight arrival time.
Anywhere Else: The hour start when the limo leaves the "station", not when they pick you up. So, you will be 20 mins into your hour when you get picked up.

Click Here for the Bell Trans Website


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