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LAST WEEKEND John Mayer and Keith Urban headlined tiger Jam 2011 in las Vegas. the annual fundraiser raised about $750,000 for the tiger Woods Foundation that helps kids in need. as usual, people overpaid for unique items in tiger’s auction Book – like a backstage meet and greet with Woods, mayer and Urban that sold for $80,000.
ALSO LAST WEEK, Speed: The Ride, The Sahara’s roller coaster, took its last spin. the hotel will close its doors may 16.
THE LAS VEGAS MONORAIL’s last trip may not be far behind …
RIGHT BEFORE the Pacquiao/mosely fight, the odds were 7 to 1 in favor of manny … that means you had to put up $700 to win $100.
EX-ISLE RESIDENT and iconic rock photographer Robert Knight has closed his gallery in the las Vegas hilton after a successful year. his images will remain on display throughout the hotel and in the tremolo Bar inside the hilton theater.
ALSO OUT: carlos santana wrapped up his two-year residency at the hard Rock … it’s a lock that the man named Rolling Stone‘s 15th best guitar player will land another Vegas gig.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL and Mandalay Bay confirmed the longtime rumor that the next cirque show will call the mandalay home. The Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour opens dec. 3 in a theater modeled after his neverland Ranch. in addition, there will be a michael Jackson lounge, museum and souvenir shop.
AUWE … the cosmopolitan said, “We apologize to the individual guest and welcome her back to the resort anytime,” after it issued a trespass warning and banned a transgendered guest from the premises for using the women’s restroom … so much for its approval rating from the travel alternatives group.
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TONY BENNETT pulls a one-niter July 24 at the Palms. no one has been on the columbia Records roster longer than Bennett, and he’s also won 15 grammys and a lifetime achievement award for a career that’s spanned six decades.
HOWIE MANDEL, sharon osbourne, Piers morgan and the hardest-working man in show business nick cannon checked into the Planet hollywood for the sixth season of America’s Got Talent.
CLARK and Bonneville avenues downtown are now one way …
IT’S GOOD TO BE KING … the las Vegas sands reported that they paid Big Kahuna sheldon adelson, Venetian and Palazzo ceo, $11.4 million last year including salary, options, performance bonuses and perks.
FoR 500 of steve Wynn’s closest friends, the Royal Wedding was his nuptials to andrea hissom. i hope he was feelin’ lucky … his best man was clint eastwood.
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