Kimo’s Vegas

Nicole Scherzinger

WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … The Player’s Edge!

HAWAIIAN CRUSH is the latest sucker in the Sugar Factory’s Signature Series. Designed by local girl and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, you can reserve one online now or pick up one in person after Aug. 14 at the ultra hip candy store in the Mirage or Miracle Mile Shops.

RIGHT UP THERE with owning your own casino is owning your own golf course … The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. will be auctioning – less than seven miles from the Strip – The Stallion Mountain Golf Club, which closed in 2008 when investors could no longer make the note. The deadline to submit your bid (experts say it’ll go for more than $5 million) is Aug. 16.

THE COUNTDOWN IS ON … Lance Burton’s final performance in the showroom that bears his name is Sept 4.

SEVEN OUT … Lani Misalucha at the Hilton.

WE’RE NOT the only ones who lose money in Vegas … MGM Resorts reported a second-quarter loss of $883.5 million.

Bret Michaels

THIS YEAR the Miss Universe Pageant rocks with host Bret Michaels, lead singer of Poison and the winner of last season’s Celebrity Apprentice. By his side will be NBC Today Show co-host Natalie Morales. Musical guests are Orianthi (Michael Jackson’s guitarist on This Is It) and John Legend and the Roots. The show is live Aug. 23 from the Mandalay Bay. If you prefer your contestants in swimsuits, check out that competition Aug. 20.

NOW YOU CAN get your grind on and save money, too … Búzios Seafood Restaurant, Martorano’s and VooDoo Steak in the Rio have special three-course menus for $29, $39 and $49 per person …

SPOCKED AT the World Series of Poker: the crew from … Pros stopping by for some aloha spirit (it’s a Hawaii-based company) and the coolest poker accessories were “Capt.” Tom Franklin, Men “The Master” Nguyen, Bernard Lee, Mike “The Mouth” Matusow, Humberto “Shark” Brenes and Paul Wasicka. Modeling one of the company’s famous offerings is the legendary 10-time WSOP champion Doyle Brunson.

GO BIG OR GO HOME … The guys from Hilo High are having a tri-class reunion at the California Hotel and Casino: 1965, ’66 and ’67 classmates can e-mail to get the scoops on next year’s June festivities.

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