Kimo’s Vegas

Eva Longoria Parker

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

I GET IT … Eva Longoria is the first female to own a Las Vegas night club. She also was recognized by the Latin Chamber of Commerce as the only Latino nightclub owner (Eve) and restaurant owner (Beso). You don’t have to be a Hollywood heavy to hang like one. Mrs. Parker’s place is open to everyone at the MGM CityCenter.

LONG HAULIN’ is what they call a taxi ride that takes the scenic (most expensive) route to your destination. Last year the Las Vegas Taxi Authority issued 208 citations for this

violation, and that was up from 116 the year before. Earlier this year it recorded 1,848 cabs going into the south tunnel (a popular long-haul route) in a nine-hour period! The TA says an average trip from the airport to the South Strip (Excalibur, Luxor, MGM Grand, Tropicana) should run $15, a Center Strip trip (Bally’s, Caesars Palace, Flamingo, Bellagio) is $18 and the North Strip (Circus Circus, Riviera, Sahara, Stratosphere) should be $21. And a trip Downtown, Fremont Street (Plaza, El Cortez, Golden Nugget, Fitz) should cost about $25. Prices will vary depending on traffic and time of day. If the industry can’t police itself (stop breaking the law), the TA is considering a $20 flat fee or variable fee structure based on the destination.

PROVING THAT the economy is only bad for some of us … A 1954 Xray of Marilyn Monroe’s chest sold for $45,000; a dress worn by Cher went for $26,250; Kate Winslet’s earrings sold for $25,000; a dress worn by Audrey Hepburn cost the high bidder $56,250; and a glove Michael Jackson wore on his 1983 Victory tour sold for $190,000 …

RIHANNA PULLS a one-nighter July 17 at the Mandalay Bay. I wonder if the three-time Grammy winner has worked in her duet with Eminem, Love The Way You Lie.

ROBERT KNIGHT, the master lensman who has shot every major rock star who ever played in the Islands and other places, has opened the Knight Gallery. Check out his iconic images of Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Hendrix and many others at the Las Vegas Hilton …

THE MGM GRAND’s Signature one- and two-bedroom suites come complete with a state-of-the-art built-in kitchen … and for an additional $55, you can get all the ingredients needed to make one of the hotel’s Signature dishes. Choose from Scallop Risotto, Tandoori Chicken Curry or Baked Ziti. Just tune in to the hotel’s Signature Channel and cook along with executive chef Uday Huja and executive sous chef Patrick Hoefler. Oh, and let us know if you need help tasting the fruits of your labor.

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