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UFC 118 on Pay Per View in Las Vegas

There is no doubt that Las Vegas is one of the UFC’s biggest markets. The city’s population has supported the fight game for years and when Dana takes his show on the road there are always people looking to see the fights with friends.
Luckily Vegas has many establishments offering the fights on pay per view to those of you stuck in Sin City.

Allison Duck has compiled a list for the Las Vegas Sun that includes contact information and as usual UnfilteredMMA.Com has compiled a nation wide list.

Our pick off the strip is either the Palms or The Hooters Casino and on the Strip you Can’t go wrong with the Crown Club at the Rio. After the fights they have a low rider model contest. For an upscale experience on the strip check out Carmel at Bellagio.

Remember that most of these establishments have a cover charge but almost all Buffalo Wild Wings show the fights for free.

UnfilteredMMA.Com’s Bars, Clubs, and Restaurants Showing UFC 118 on Pay Per View

From Allison Duck and the Las Vegas Sun:

• Ovation at Green Valley Ranch Station, 702-617-7777: The cover is $20 per person and doors open at 6 p.m.

• Grand Ballroom at Palace Station, 702-367-2411: The cover is $20 per person and doors open at 6 p.m.

• Cherry at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, 866-767-7773: The cover is $20 per person and doors open at 6 p.m.

• Access Showroom at Aliante Station Casino, 702-692-7777: The cover is $20 per person and doors open at 6 p.m.

• Buffalo Wild Wings at Horizon Ridge and Eastern, 702-564-5795: Watch the fights on one of nine 110-inch HD screens or 30 42-inch screens, all HD. There is no cover charge.

• Buffalo Wild Wings at Craig and Commerce, 703-642-0055: There is no cover charge. Drink specials include tall Miller Lites for $3.50 and small Killians’ for $4.

• The Night Owl Showroom at Hooters Casino Hotel, 702-739-9000: There will be a $25 charge for all guests and your first drink is on the house in a souvenir cup. For $40, a buffet is included.

• Crown Nightclub at The Rio, 888-727-6966: Prices are $20 for general viewing admission and $35 for all-you-can-drink. Stick around for music from DJ Miss Joy.

• The Lounge at Palms Resort & Casino, 702-944-3200: There will be a $25 cover charge.

• Cabo Wabo at The Miracle Mile Shops, 702-385-2226: There will be a $20 cover charge. There will be 8 screens downstairs and 2 large projector screens on both floors.

• Caramel at Bellagio, 693-8300: Caramel features elevated plasma screen TVs for unobstructed viewing. Guests can enjoy menu items from Fix restaurant nearby during the fight. The $40 admission fee will be waived with table reservations.

• Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo, 702- 607-2665: Fill up on Chef Emeril Lagasse’s delicious bar food and beverages, and put your money where your mouth is as Lagasse’s Stadium doubles as The Palazzo’s race and sports book. The venue offers more than 100 HD TVs, plush stadium seating and an outdoor patio with billiards and additional seating.

• Blondies Sports Bar inside the Miracle Mile Shops, 702-737-0444: Forty dollars gets you all-you-can-drink Bud and Bud Light drafts. Watch the fight on their 6 ft. x 10 ft. projector screen.

• Diablo’s at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, 702-730-7777: There is a $20 cover, and you can watch the fights on a large projector screen and various other HD TVs throughout the venue.

• Screw Balls Sports Lounge, 702-361-4488: There is no cover and you can watch the fights on 12 47-inch HD TVs and three 72-inch big screens.

• Half Shell 2, 10340 S. Eastern, 702-632-2983: There is no cover, and drink specials include Coors Lite buckets for $12 and Blue Moon buckets for $15 plus $3 shot specials. There will also be drawings for a wakeboard and gym memberships.

• Sierra Gold at 215 and Jones, 702-221-4120: There is a $10 cover.

Sharon Osborne Cancer Foundation Celebrity Poker Tournament Hits Vegas

Sharon Osborne has become a mogul in her own right since her reality TV show with her husband made the entire Osborne crew celebrities. She has a TV show and even her own charity. She has done great things through her cancer foundation at Cedar-Sinai and will continue to grow her organization in the future.

To raise funds this weekend there is a $1,000 dollar buy in celebrity poker tournament at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The event will feature celebs such as Lou Diamond Phillips, April Scott of the Dukes of Hazard, Dennis Haskins of Saved by the Bell and Playmate of the Year Sara Underwood.

For more information visit the foundation site here.

Middlers “The Showgirl Must Go On” ends

International recording superstar Celine Dion returned to “her stage” at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace last night for the final concert of Bette Midler’s two-year-run of The Showgirl Must Go On, and Marie Osmond and Gladys Knight also made surprise appearances.

Check out Vegasdeluxe’s coverage here.

Eva in Vegas Magazine

Eva Longoria Parker is featured in this months Vegas Magazine. Check out the hottest desperate housewife and learn about her facination with Vegas and her new club Eve.

To read the article click HERE

Jayde Nicole Host Super Sunday at Eve Nightblub

Playmate of the Year and star of MTV’s “The Hills” Jayde Nicole will host a Super Bowl party at Eve Nightclub in Las Vegas. Nichole will be joined by some of her Playmate friends and the hot spot will be sure to be crawling with the Vegas party crowd.

Eve is owned by Eva Longoria and located in Crystal’s at City Center.

Vegas Uncorcked Schedule Released

This May the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority will bring over fifty celebrity chefs to town for a series of over twenty events at the Bellagio, Caeser’s Palace, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay,Wynn, and the Encore, with the Venetian and Palazzo resorts joining in this year as associate members. With the events running May 6-9 and ending on Mother’s day this year’s Vegas Uncorked is going to be the biggest ever.

Presented by Bon Appetit Magazine Vegas Uncork’d is one of the largets culinary festivals in North America and will feature celebrity chefs Bobby Flay, Guy Savoy, and Wolfgang Puck

2010 Vegas Uncork’d schedule of events:

Masters’ Series Dinners hosted by Bobby Flay at the Caesars Palace (May 6, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM) and Bradley Ogden at Bradley Ogden (May 6, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)

Master’s Series Dinners at Restaurant Guy Savoy with Guy Savoy (May 6, 6:30 PM, 6:45 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:15 PM, 7:30 PM, 7:45 PM, 8:00 PM, 8:15 PM), and Rao’s with Carla Pellegrino (May 6, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)

Culinary Conversation with Chef Wolfgang Puck at Bellagio’s Fontana Lounge (May 7, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM)

Culinary Demonstration: At L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon With Joël Robuchon (May 7, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM)

Chef’s Table with Alain Ducasse  at Mandalay Bay’s miX (May 7, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM)

Masters’ Series Luncheons at The Venetian and The Palazzo featuring celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck (May 7, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM), David Burke (May 7, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM), Charlie Trotter (May 7, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM), Luciano Pellegrini (May 7, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM) and Piero Selvaggio (May 7, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM).

Culinary Revelations: Hands-On Sushi Demonstration at Bellagio With Chef Akira Back (May 7,3:00 PM – 4:30 PM)

Cocktails and Cuisine: Salute! A Taste of Italy, Chopin Ballroom at Encore (May 7, 3:30 PM – 5:30 P)

Culinary Revelations: A Piece of Chocolate and a Glass of Wine with Jean-Marie Auboine , Tuscany Kitchen, Bellagio (May 7, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM)

The Grand Tasting, Garden of the Gods, Caesars Palace (May 7, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM)

Celebrity Chef Blackjack Tournament, Poolside at Encore (May 7, 11:00 PM – 1:30 AM)

Culinary Conversation: Transformation of a Modern Chef with Michel Mina, Fontana Lounge, Bellagio.(May 8, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM)
Ultimate All-Star Interactive Luncheon, Wynn/Encore Beethoven Ballroom (May 8, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM )

Wine Immersion Experience: Wine Scores and Ratings: What Do They Actually Mean?, Jasmine, Bellagio (May 8, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM)

Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro Tea and Dessert Demonstration, Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro at Caesars Palace (May 8, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM)

Culinary TheaterWith Rick Moonen & Hubert Keller, Rick Moonen’s rm Seafood at Mandalay Bay (May 8, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM)

Fashion Feast: A Delicious Evening of Style and Taste, Bellagio Ballroom (May 8, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)

Better by the Bay: With Alain Ducasse and Charlie Palmer, Mandalay Bay Beah (May 8, 9:00 PM – 11:30 PM)

Mother’s Day Brunch With Joël Robuchon, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, MGM Grand (May 9, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM)

Disney’s The Lion King Brunch Meet and Greet With Charlie Palmer and Megan Romano, Aureole / Theatre, Mandalay Bay (May 9, Brunch 1:00 PM 3:30, Matinee 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM)

Great Sports Bars to watch the BCS Game

Vegas has great clubs and world class entertainment but it also has some pretty nice sports bars that are a great place to kick back, have a beer, wings, and watch the big game. From the ESPN zone to BW3′s you can see the big games on big screens and enjoy yourself.

Check out these places for tonights BCS game.

Blondies – Located in Planet Hollywood this bar has 40 plasma screen TVs showing the big games. A very attractive wait staff, and great food. If you are the competitive type yourself you can even get into some action with their beer pong tournaments.
http://www.blondieslasvegas.com/

ESPN Zone – They bring the best sports to your TV at home and they can bring you a big game experience that many others cannot. The ESPN Zone in the New York New York hotel has been voted the best sports bar in town by the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Buffalo Wild Wings – Located in the Galleria at Sunset this chain can bring you a piece of the home town sports bar to the Vegas Strip. The wings are among the best and the beer is always cold. You can’t argue with the huge TVs and friendly staff either.

Hooters – In most cities Hooters is a smaller restaurant but in Vegas they have their own hotel. Check out the scenery at the pool before the game in the bar. You can’t beat their wings and they have a great variety of beers.

Kim Kardashian and Brittny Gastineau Hit the Town

In town for some New Years Eve fun Kim Kardashian and Brittny Gastineau hit up Eve night club in the new City Center on December 30th. The two treats looked stunning with their lollipops.

The World’s Most Expensive Cupcake

A trip to Vegas is a time that a lot of people lose control over their pocket books and waistlines (that is why the town is so fun). For people that want to do both at once The Palazzo Resort has something for you in their Sweet Surrenders Cupcake Shop. The Decadence D’Or runs $750 dollars and is made with a list of ingredients that will wow almost anyone.

According to the Luxury Insider you will find “100-year-old Louis XIII de Remy Martin Cognac, Palmira Single Estate Chocolate from the rare Porcelain Crillo bean, Tahita Gold Vanilla Caviar (the most labour-intensive agricultural crop on the planet) and edible gold flakes” in the batter.

Lady Gaga offered Palms Deal

According to the Daily Star George Maloof has become such a fan of Lady Gaga that he has made her a multi million dollar deal to become a resident artist at his Las Vegas Palms casino. Saying that the 23 year old is a “Superstar” Maloof focused on her craft performances saying “She’s dedicated to being the top artist in the world.”

Gaga would join some other high profile Divas like Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey, and Celine Dion. Who have all had long term engadgements in the city. Although, Gaga seems to be earlier in her career than others who have been resident performers.

Being a resident performer is not a new thing to Vegas. The Rat Pack had resident gigs at casinos, Wayne Newton may not live at the casino but his act is a resident at the Tropicana and has previously been at the Hilton and Stardust.

So what could Gaga expect as a resident performer? First of all she would receive a multi-million dollar contract for a set number of shows over a period of time. She would be able to still do shows in other locations on off days as well. Financially, the deal may not be worth as much as a big concert tour as a headliner but it includes teh perk of smaller audiences, no travel, and less risk on ticket sales.

Gaga would also have the chance to live in the hotel and take advantage of the amenities available there.

For more on resident acts in Vegas see Orbitz post on Divas of the Desert.