With a red carpet outside, the shikas were accompanied by "Supercharged Super Jew" Justin Ross Lee (JRL) into 49 Grove for his big birthday celebration. JRL kindly closed the event off to his favorite 150 people and even allowed five of his "shiksa supporters" to come out and party.
Grove was quite crowded in the main area with the group of good looking people drinking away. But the best part of the night was walking through the curtains into the secret room for JRL. The Star of David decor along with blue balloons and Mazel Tov banner made up the "Mazel Tov Room" inspired by JRL himself.
Former NFL Running Back and The Today Show correspondent, Tiki Barber, has already hurt his reputation, but now it may have caught up to his career.
Last year, Barber admitted to his wife, Ginny, that he had an ongoing affair with Mount St. Mary College Student, Traci Lynn Johnson. Ginny, not having a clue about the extramarital relations, was shocked and even more crushed to discover that he was cheating on her not too long after having twins.
Many people cannot believe that Ginny was so oblivious to Tiki's actions. You can also say the same thing about Elin Woods. But, Tiki was a traveler and it shows that many things can happen on the road.
Lance Burton announced his shocking departure from the Monte Carlo this week. Burton has been a headliner at the Monte Carlo since its opening in 1996 when he signed a 13-year contract, which was renewed for another six years in 2009.
"It has been an honor and a pleasure to have Lance Burton headline at Monte Carlo for the last 14 years," said Monte Carlo President & COO Anton Nikodemus. "We are proud to have called Lance a member of the MGM MIRAGE family and wish him nothing but the best as he pursues a new chapter in his legendary career."
Dita Von Teese made her much awaited return to the Crazy Horse Paris at MGM Grand this week. On Wednesday, Dita premiered her eight show run. It was her first time on stage in the three years since she became Crazy Horse's first ever guest performer since its inception in 1951.
Since Dita's debut at Crazy Horse, the revues in Las Vegas and Paris have invited other guest stars to perform. Carmen Electra has appeared twice at the MGM Grand and Holly Madison has expressed interest as well.
America has watched The Donald fire countless employees on NBC's reality show The Apprentice over the last six years as the contestants' dreams of working for Trump were trumped. For the past three seasons, The Apprentice has gone Hollywood featuring celebrities competing for charity (including my homestate humiliation Rod Blagojevich currently). But Trump plans on a return the show's roots with its tenth season, once again featuring regular business owners, managers, and executives.
Over the weekend, music superstars flocked to Las Vegas and showed us how they (aka the rich and fabulous) do the Strip.
The Hip-Hop Royalty Way
After his sold-out show at The Pearl in the Palms, Jay-Z joined his wife Beyonce to celebrate the end of his tour and party into the morning. Joined by Young Jeezy (who was a special guest during Jay-Z's concert) and Larry Johnson of the Washington Redskins, the hip-hoptourage headed over to Tao in The Venetian. Co-owner Jason Strauss was excited to say that Tao's records were broken that night with 1,400 diners at the restaurant and 7,000 parties at the nightclub.
Detailing the ups and downs during the brief success of an all-girl rock band in the 1970s, The Runaways offers a look into the ambition, hardships and volatility of being a female rocker in time when men ruled the stage.
The movie zooms in on the behind-the-scenes drama that both propelled and destroyed the band's short-lived celebrity. Pair lead singer Cherie Currie's (Dakota Fanning) broken home upbringing with Joan Jett's (Kristen Stewart) tough-as-leather demeanor, add three precocious California girls - Lita Ford (Scout Taylor-Compton), Sandy West (Stella Maeve), and Jackie Fox (who did not lend her name to the script, but who Alia Shawkat's character is based on) - and sprinkle it with a dose of overbearing crazy from their over-the-top manager, Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon) and what do we get? A pack of eager, under-aged, parentless vixens out to devour fame, experiment with drugs and alcohol, blur the lines of sexuality, and bask in warmth of their rise to the top. And for a while, the girls succeed in their dream of being the first alleged all-girl rock band - garnering press, fans, and record deals and following in the footsteps of their idols. But excess and greed prove to be the accelerants for their cherry bomb as fighting, drug abuse, and exploitive tactics from their manager eventually result in The Runaways' fall from rock and roll grace. Based on the book by Currie, the movie (produced by Jett and directed by Floria Sigismondi) is a history-rich, fast-paced glimpse into the lives of the women that paved the way for future female rockers.