THE 5TH ANNUAL STREAMY AWARDS TO BROADCAST LIVE ON VH1 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

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DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS, TUBEFILTER, AND VH1 ANNOUNCE
THE 5TH ANNUAL STREAMY AWARDS TO BROADCAST LIVE
ON VH1 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 AT 10:00 PM ET/PT2015 Submissions and Fan Nominations Open with New Categories

 

dick clark productions, one of the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming, Tubefilter, the leading resource for YouTube and online video news, analysis and events, and VH1, the renowned music and pop culture television network, have partnered for the first-ever television broadcast of the Streamy Awards. The 5th Annual Streamy Awards, honoring the best in online video and the creators behind it, will air live on VH1 and its digital platforms from the historic Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 10:00 pm ET/delayed PT.

“The VH1 audience is connected on every platform. So it’s a natural for VH1 to celebrate the innovators who, like us, entertain literally millions of viewers,” said Tom Calderone, President, VH1. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with dick clark productions and Tubefilter on amplifying all of the amazing creativity of the past year by presenting the Streamy Awards for the first time ever on television.”

“Our partnership with VH1 is not only a huge milestone for the Streamy Awards, but also a triumph for the entire creator community,” said Streamy Awards Creator Drew Baldwin. “Having the full support of such a major media network validates what we have believed all along—native digital creators are integral to the future of entertainment.”

“dick clark productions and Tubefilter have grown the Streamy Awards to the point where it has become a benchmark of success—equally important to the industry, the creators, and the fans,” said Ariel Elazar, Senior Vice President of Digital for dick clark productions.
“We couldn’t imagine a better home for the Streamy Awards,” said Assaf Blecher, Vice President of Programming & Development for dick clark productions. “VH1 has always embraced cutting edge programming, which makes them the ideal partner for such an innovative show.”

Creator Submissions and Fan Nominations for the 5th Annual Streamy Awards open today at www.streamys.org and close 11:59 pm PT on Friday, June 26, 2015.

Continuing to reflect the current state of original programming native to online and social video, the 5th Annual Streamy Awards will feature new and updated awards, including:

  • New subject awards for Lifestyle channels and Documentary or Investigative series.
  • Breakout Creator and Breakthrough Artist awards recognizing up-and-coming digital creators and music artists who have not previously been nominated.
  • Introduction of the Social Video category to include Instagram, Snapchat, and Vine.

The full list of awards categories for the 5th Annual Streamy Awards is available at: www.streamys.org/categories.

Fan Nominations will once again put fans at the heart of the official nominations process, by allowing them to publicly nominate their favorite creators and shows. The creator submission with the most fan nominations automatically becomes one of the five official nominees in each category. Two Audience Choice Awards—Entertainer of the Year and Show of the Year—are determined entirely by fan vote.

“More than ever before, audience engagement is critical to success in online video—wherever it may live,” added Streamy Awards Creator Josh Cohen. “Fans are a powerful voice, and will always play a major role in the Streamy Awards discovery and nominations process.”

Streamys winners are determined by the Streamys Blue Ribbon Panel, comprised of a select group of leaders shaping the future of entertainment. They include creators, executives, and other experts in the online video industry.

The 4th Annual Streamy Awards garnered more than 7 million views on YouTube, 2.8 million Vine loops in 24 hours, three worldwide trending topics on Twitter, driving more engagement than the top TV shows airing that night. Creators and fans generated more than 1 billion impressions around the show.

Join the conversation on Twitter with @streamys using #Streamys. Follow Streamy Awards on Facebook.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 17:  Presenters Amir Blumenfeld (L) and Jake Hurwitz speak onstage at the 3rd Annual Streamy Awards at Hollywood Palladium on February 17, 2013 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/SAs 2013/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 17: Presenters Amir Blumenfeld (L) and Jake Hurwitz speak onstage at the 3rd Annual Streamy Awards at Hollywood Palladium on February 17, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/SAs 2013/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 07:  Singer Chester See accepts the Original Song award onstage during the 4th Annual Streamy Awards presented by Coca-Cola on September 7, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/SAs 2014/Getty Images for DCP)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – SEPTEMBER 07: Singer Chester See accepts the Original Song award onstage during the 4th Annual Streamy Awards presented by Coca-Cola on September 7, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/SAs 2014/Getty Images for DCP)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 07:  Actor Lance Bass (L) and DeStorm speak onstage during the 4th Annual Streamy Awards presented by Coca-Cola on September 7, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/SAs 2014/Getty Images for DCP)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – SEPTEMBER 07: Actor Lance Bass (L) and DeStorm speak onstage during the 4th Annual Streamy Awards presented by Coca-Cola on September 7, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/SAs 2014/Getty Images for DCP)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 07:  Singers Avi Kaplan, Kirstie Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi and Kevin Olusola of Pentatonix perform onstage during the 4th Annual Streamy Awards presented by Coca-Cola on September 7, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/SAs 2014/Getty Images for DCP)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – SEPTEMBER 07: Singers Avi Kaplan, Kirstie Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi and Kevin Olusola of Pentatonix perform onstage during the 4th Annual Streamy Awards presented by Coca-Cola on September 7, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/SAs 2014/Getty Images for DCP)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 07:  Shay Carl accepts the Icon Award during the 4th Annual Streamy Awards presented by Coca-Cola on September 7, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/SAs 2014/Getty Images for DCP)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – SEPTEMBER 07: Shay Carl accepts the Icon Award during the 4th Annual Streamy Awards presented by Coca-Cola on September 7, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/SAs 2014/Getty Images for DCP)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 07:  Musical group Postmodern Jukebox perform onstage during the 4th Annual Streamy Awards presented by Coca-Cola on September 7, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/SAs 2014/Getty Images for DCP)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – SEPTEMBER 07: Musical group Postmodern Jukebox perform onstage during the 4th Annual Streamy Awards presented by Coca-Cola on September 7, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/SAs 2014/Getty Images for DCP)

About The Streamy Awards
Founded by Drew Baldwin and Joshua Cohen, the Streamy Awards honor the best in online video and the creators behind it. The annual event brings together the biggest names in YouTube and online video for a night of celebration, discovery, and meaningful recognition.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and “The PEOPLE Magazine Awards.” Weekly television programming includes SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dcp; WORLD’S FUNNIEST from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as BOOM! (FOX) from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

About Tubefilter
Tubefilter is the leading resource for YouTube and online video news, analysis, and events, including the Streamy Awards (streamys.org) and Stream Con NYC (streamconnyc.com). For additional information, visit www.tubefilter.com.

About VH1
VH1 delivers the ultimate mash-up of music, pop culture and nostalgia for adults who still want to have fun.  VH1 is available in 93 million households in the U.S.  VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul, the VH1 App, VH1.com and @VH1, the hub for all things music and pop culture.  Fans may also access current and retro VH1 programming via the VH1 App, the network’s three-in-one video, new form content and co-viewing app, available for free on iOS and Android platforms.  VH1 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  For more information, go to www.vh1press.comVH1.com, or the VH1 Facebook page.  Follow us on Twitter @VH1PR.

THE HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS® ANNOUNCE QUEEN LATIFAH AS HOST FOR 2014 AWARDS SHOW

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THE “HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS®” ANNOUNCES
QUEEN LATIFAH AS HOST FOR 2014 AWARDS SHOW
The HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS to be Broadcast Live From the Hollywood Palladium, Friday, Nov. 14 on CBS

    The “Hollywood Film Awards” today announced that multi-talented Academy and Emmy Award nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning actress, Grammy Award-winning musician and talk show host Queen Latifah, will host the inaugural broadcast of the HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS, live from the Hollywood Palladium Friday, November 14, 2014 (8:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  The “Hollywood Film Awards” has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 17 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars. They are considered the official launch of the awards season.

“I’m honored to be a part of such a legendary award show,” stated Latifah. “The HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS have been a staple in the awards season for years, and I’m excited to be the first host to bring them to television!”

“Queen Latifah is the real deal. She is a triple threat – she can act, she can sing, she can dance – she is beloved by audiences across multiple genres and she entertains millions of people every day,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President of Specials, Music and Live Events for CBS. “We look forward to having her as our host for the inaugural broadcast of the HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS.”

“Queen Latifah is a world-class entertainer,” said Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Producer of the Hollywood Film Awards. “From film and music to television, her humor, quick wit and ability to entertain live audiences make her the perfect choice to host the HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS.”

Latifah was anointed hip-hop’s first lady of rap at the age of 19 with the release of her highly successful debut album, “All Hail The Queen.” She went on to release multiple Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling albums, and in 2006 she became the first hip-hop artist to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Latifah has enjoyed similar success in television and film. Her first TV series was “Living Single,” and she has starred in nearly 40 films, including, “Jungle Fever,” “Living Out Loud,” “The Bone Collector,” “Chicago,” “Hairspray,” “Bringing Down the House,” “The Secret Life of Bees,” “Last Holiday,” “Beauty Shop” and “Joyful Noise.” Also, she executive produced and starred in the HBO true-life drama, “Life Support,” for which she won a Golden Globe award, a SAG award and an Emmy nomination. Her production company, Flavor Unit Entertainment, was founded in 1993 with partner Shakim Compere. The Miami-based studio currently has several films and television series in production, including VH1’s “Single Ladies” and the upcoming The CW reality show, “The Star Next Door.” Additionally, Latifah has written two best-selling books on self-esteem and designed a successful clothing and beauty line for HSN. Currently, she is the host of “The Queen Latifah Show,” a daily syndicated talk show, which she is producing with Shakim Compere and Overbrook Entertainment’s Will Smith, Jada Smith and James Lassiter.

Over its 17 year history, the Hollywood Film Awards has celebrated some of the biggest names in film.  Previous honorees include:  Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Annette Bening, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Glenn Close, Russell Crowe, Penelope Cruz,  Robert DeNiro, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kirk Douglas, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster,  Morgan Freeman, Richard Gere, Dustin Hoffman, Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie, Diane Keaton, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Jack Lemon, Matthew McConaughey, Julianne Moore, Sean Penn, Joaquin Phoenix, Julia Roberts, Geoffrey Rush, Susan Sarandon,  Hilary Swank, John Travolta, Christoph Waltz, Naomi Watts, Forest Whitaker, Michelle Williams and Robin Williams among others.

The HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS kicks off at 7:30 PM live ET/delayed PT on CBS with a special half-hour red carpet show featuring fashion and interviews with the stars as they arrive. Following the HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS broadcast, the festivities will continue with a live one-hour show that will feature interviews with honorees and look back at the evening’s highlights. “CBS This Morning” anchors Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King will host from the Hollywood Palladium, (10:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).

The Hollywood Film Awards, founded in 1997 by Carlos de Abreu, who also executive produces, is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco and R. A. Clark are executive producers along with de Abreu.

CBS Extended Primetime Schedule for Friday, Nov. 14:

7:30-8:00 PM          (live ET/delayed PT)    Hollywood Film Awards Red Carpet                                               Pre-Show (working title)
8:00-10:00 PM        (live ET/delayed PT)    HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS
10:00-11:00 PM      (live ET/delayed PT)    “CBS This Morning” Post-Awards                                                   Show (working title)

Twitter:         @HollywoodAwards
Facebook:    /HollywoodAwards
Instagram:    @hollywoodawards
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SnapChat:    HollywoodAwards

ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Weekly television programming, includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; as well as “Rising Star” and the upcoming “Boom!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). In 2014, dcp will debut the “American Country Countdown Awards” (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards (CBS) and “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” (NBC). dcp also owns one of the world’s most  unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances, and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

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*Celebrity Sighting* Shanna Moakler Celebrates Birthday Bash at Crazy Horse III

Beauty bombshell, Shanna Moakler, celebrated her birthday bash at Crazy Horse III Gentlemen’s Club Friday night.

Wearing a sexy chain metal dress that she picked up on a past trip to Miami paired with Chinese Laundry heels, the former Miss USA sipped on champagne and Stella Artois with her entourage as she mingled and partied the night away at her VIP table. Moakler was also celebrating the end of shooting her first season as the newest star of VH1’s popular “Hollywood Exes,” set to premier Wednesday, April 30.  Her friends sang “Happy Birthday” and toasted to the birthday babe as some of the club’s gorgeous entertainers showcased her three-tier custom birthday cake. As Moakler blew out her birthday candles, she wished for, “A vacation to Bora Bora, a new pair of Giuseppe Zanotti heels and for her new season on VH1 to be a hit.”

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Named “Best Club of the West” at the 2012 Exotic Dancer Awards, Crazy Horse III features hundreds of gorgeous female entertainers, three tantalizing stages, a main room framing an enormous dance platform and opulent VIP rooms. The venue’s popular event lineup includes sports viewing parties, hot guest hosts and industry events such as NEON FLOW: a monthly DJ party series transforming Crazy Horse III into an over-the-top nightlife experience. The world-famous gentlemen’s club offers a lavish afterhours experience complete with dancing, top DJs in the mix, as well as some of the best late-night dining in the city. Known for frequently hosting celebrity talent such as Carmen Electra, Snoop Dogg and Joanna Krupa, the hot spot has also seen the likes of top international DJ sensations like Tiesto, Skrillex, Lil Jon and more seeking a hot afterhours party. Guests may take advantage of the mega-club’s complimentary transportation, pending availability, by calling 702-673-1700<tel:702-673-1700>. To learn more about Crazy Horse III, visit www.crazyhorse3.com<http://www.crazyhorse3.com>, follow Crazy Horse III on Twitter and Instagram @CrazyHorse3LV and become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CrazyHorse3LV<http://www.facebook.com/CrazyHorse3LV>. The 40,000+ square-foot venue is located minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip, just a few blocks west of I-15 on Russell Rd.

 

Photos/Recap: Street Drum Corps Honored at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas with Memorabilia Case, Jan. 30

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Award-winning percussion group Street Drum Corps was honored at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas with a memorabilia case on Thursday, Jan. 30.

The display includes items from the group’s five-month residency at Vinyl such as a drumhead, trashcan, bucket, washing machine and custom-made clothing items worn by Street Drum Corps’ founding members Bobby Alt, Adam Alt and Frank Zummo. Also featured in the display is a set of drumsticks used by Adrian Young of No Doubt, Roy Mayorga of Stone Sour, Shannon Larkin of Godsmack, Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe, Jose Pasillas of Incubus and Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction while collaborating with Street Drum Corps.

Following the memorabilia case unveiling, the group celebrated with friends and family members inside the trendy hotspot The Ainsworth.

Street Drum Corps was named “2012 Drum Ensemble of the Year” by Drum Magazine and has been featured on MTV, VH1, FOX’s “American Idol” and many other major television shows and networks.

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About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint  and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones, Rocks The Jewelers and Rock Paper Photo. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

Sin City Comedy Now Open at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Sin City Comedy Now Open at

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Highly acclaimed Sin City Comedy will now call Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino home. Combining world-class comedy with sinfully sexy burlesque, this stand-up comedy show will tickle and tease guests at the Sin City Theatre on the Mezz level nightly at 9 p.m.

“We are excited to bring our unique brand of comedy entertainment to Planet Hollywood,” said Sin City Theater founder John Padon. “I’ve been a comedian for over twenty years; I knew I wanted to develop a venue different from the others, which I believe we have created with the Sin City Theatre.”

Two time winner of the coveted “Best of Las Vegas Award,” Sin City Comedy features a rotating lineup of today’s top comedians, all recognizable from appearances on Comedy Central, VH1, HBO,The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, The Late Late Show and more.

The comedy show’s burlesque twist dates back to the 1840s, when comedy and burlesque went hand and hand. Unlike any comedy show around, Sin City Comedy will tickle funny bones and more.

Sin City Comedy performs nightly at 9 p.m. at the Sin City Theatre, located on the Mezz at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Tickets are priced at $48.50 and $37.50 and can be purchased in person at the Sin City Box Office at Planet Hollywood, online at www.planethollywoodresort.com and www.ticketmaster.com and by phone at (877) 374-7469 or (702)777-7776. Guests must be 18 years and up.

For more information on Sin City Comedy, visit www.sincitycomedy.com like the show on Facebook or follow on Twitter.

 

PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the newest member of the Caesars Entertainment family and is a full partner in Total Rewards™. The hottest property on the Las Vegas Strip with 2,500 beautifully designed guest rooms and suites showcasing the best views in town, Planet Hollywood encompasses more than 100,000 square-feet of gaming, several lounges, nine restaurants including KOI, Strip House, the award-winning Spice Market Buffet and LA’s Pink’s Hot Dogs, and the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara. The mega resort is also home to the sexy striptease spectacular PEEPSHOW, and Grammy® Award-winning recording artist CeeLo Green will premiere his new Las Vegas resident show, “CeeLo Green is LOBERACE” in Feb. 2013. The property is encircled by Miracle Mile Shops with more 170 specialty stores and restaurants. For more information, please visit www.planethollywoodresort.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Planet Hollywood on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

 

Sin City Comedy to Open at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Sin City Comedy to Open at

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Highly acclaimed Sin City Comedy will now call Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino home starting Oct. 25, 2012. Combining world-class comedy with sinfully sexy burlesque, this stand-up comedy show will delight guests at the Sin City Theatre on the Mezz level nightly at 9 p.m.

“We are excited to bring our unique brand of comedy entertainment to Planet Hollywood,” said Sin City Theater founder John Padon. “I’ve been a comedian for over twenty years; I knew I wanted to develop a venue different from the others, which I believe we have created with Sin City Comedy.”

Two time winner of the coveted “Best of Las Vegas Award,” Sin City Comedy will feature a rotating lineup of today’s top comedians, all recognizable from appearances on Comedy Central, VH1, HBO,The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, The Late Late Show and more.

The comedy show’s burlesque twist dates back to the 1840s, when comedy and burlesque went hand and hand. Unlike any comedy show around, Sin City Comedy will tickle funny bones and more.

Sin City Comedy performs nightly at 9 p.m. at the Sin City Theatre, located on the Mezz at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Tickets are priced at $48.50 and $37.50 and can be purchased in person at the Sin City Box Office at Planet Hollywood, online at www.planethollywoodresort.com and www.ticketmaster.com and by phone at (877) 374-7469 or (702)777-7776. Guests must be 18 years and up.

For more information on Sin City Comedy, visit www.sincitycomedy.com like the show on Facebook or follow on Twitter.

PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the newest member of the Caesars Entertainment family and is a full partner in Total Rewards™. The hottest property on the Las Vegas Strip with 2,500 beautifully designed guest rooms and suites showcasing the best views in town, Planet Hollywood encompasses more than 100,000 square-feet of gaming, several lounges, nine restaurants including KOI, Strip House, the award-winning Spice Market Buffet and LA’s Pink’s Hot Dogs, and the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara. The mega resort is also home to the sexy striptease spectacular PEEPSHOW, and Grammy® Award-winning recording artist CeeLo Green will premiere his new Las Vegas resident show, “CeeLo Green is LOBERACE” in Feb. 2013. The property is encircled by Miracle Mile Shops with more 170 specialty stores and restaurants. For more information, please visit www.planethollywoodresort.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Planet Hollywood on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

Starship starring Mickey Thomas & Survivor at Eastside Cannery April 2

Starship starring Mickey Thomas & Survivor

at Eastside Cannery April 2

Tickets on sale at www.eastsidecannery.com

Two rock groups that have left an indelible mark on fans, album sales and the music industry – Starship starring Mickey Thomas and Survivor – will perform at the Eastside Cannery April 20, 2012 at 8:30 p.m.

The albums of both groups were a an almost constant fixture on Billboard’s Hot 100 Songs of the Year and 200 Albums of the Year in 1985, 1986 and 1987. The extensive radio airplay and exposure on emerging video music channels, MTV and VH1, only added to their success in the studio and on tour.

Mickey Thomas established himself as one of Rock music’s most recognizable voices. His soaring, strong vocals helped propel Starship’s albums in the 1980s and 90s to Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum status. He made his mark in the music world in 1976 as lead vocalist on the hit “Fooled Around And Fell In Love” with The Elvin Bishop Band. Three years later Thomas joined Jefferson Starship as lead vocalist after the departure of Grace Slick and Marty Balin. The new partnership produced a number of hits including the #1 song “Jane.”

The group was renamed Starship and continued to record an amazing string of hits including “No Way Out,” “We Built This City,” and “Sara.” In addition, Starship received an Oscar nomination for the #1 hit “Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now” from the movie Mannequin.  The group’s other top hits included “Find Your Way Back,”  “Stranger,” “Laying It On The Line” and “It’s Not Over Till Its Over” which became Major League Baseball’s theme in 1987.

It took Survivor five years to achieve what some bands never get; national status and a #1 hit.  Survivor’s title song  “Eye of The Tiger” took the 1982 album to multi-Platinum status but also earned the group a Grammy® award and an Oscar® nomination.  The song was expressly written for Rocky III and stayed at #1 on US charts for seven weeks.

The band toured on the success of the Eye of The Tiger album and would eventually follow up with the Top 20 hits “I Can’t Hold Back,” “High on You,” and “The Search Is Over.”  The song “Burning Heart” peaked at  #2 on the charts as part of the Rocky 4 soundtrack.

Tickets are $49.95 Gold, $39.95 Prime, $29.95 Reserved and $19.95 Select, plus tax and fees. Purchase tickets 24 hours a day at www.eastsidecannery.com or call the Eastside Cannery Box Office at (702) 856-5470.

The Eastside Cannery is located at 5255 Boulder Highway (Boulder Highway near Tropicana), Las Vegas, NV 89122, (702) 856-5300.

Cannery Casino Resorts, LLC, owns and operates the Cannery Casino & Hotel in North Las Vegas; the Rampart Casino within the Resort in Summerlin, also home of the J.W. Marriott Resort; and Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel. The company also owns and operates the Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington County, PA. Cannery Casino Resorts can be reached at (702) 856-5300. The specific property websites are as follows: Cannery Casino & Hotel, www.cannerycasino.com and Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel, www.eastsidecannery.com; Rampart Casino, www.rampartcasino.com. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino can be reached at (724) 503-1200, (877) 824-5050, or by visiting www.meadowsgaming.com.

 

RAY J AND MICHAEL MADSEN DINE AT SUGAR FACTORY AMERICAN BRASSERIE AT PARIS LAS VEGAS

It was another star-studded evening at Sugar Factory (http://www.sugarfactory.com/) as Ray J, Michael Madsen and Emmanuelle Vaugier all took center stage at the sweetest spot on the Strip.

Successful recording artist and VH1 reality star Ray J stopped by for a pre-performance meal at Sugar Factory American Brasserie inside Paris Las Vegas Saturday night. The suave R&B singer enjoyed a delicious dinner of New York Strip steak, fettuccine alfredo and creamed spinach before capping the meal off with cookie jar and strawberry cheesecake ice cream sundaes.

After dinner, the hit reality star headed over to the retail location and conquered his sweet tooth by devouring Reece’s peanut butter cups, gumballs and a blue raspberry Sugar Factory Couture Pop.

A few tables down, acclaimed actor Michael Madsen was dining with his family, as the group was celebrating Madsen’s “Indie Icon” award from the Las Vegas film festival. Madsen and his family noshed on a variety of pizzas: barbecue chicken, four cheese, tomato basil and pepperoni, along with chicken Caesar salad, chicken skewers and veggie burgers. For dessert, the table shared peanut butter frozen hot chocolates and red velvet ice cream sundaes. Before the family left, Madsen surprised his wife, DeAnna, with a colorful cake in honor of her birthday.

Also spotted at the chic eatery was actress and Maxim cover girl, Emmanuelle Vaugier. Vaugier indulged in fried macaroni and cheese pops, onion rings and rigatoni marinara before heading out to dance the night away.

Sugar Factory American Brasserie is an American take on a traditional French brasserie, serving delicious cuisine all day, and all night, along with an oversized retail store and signature Chocolate Lounge. Other Sugar Factory retail stores are located at The Mirage and Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.

Ray J shopping for sweets at Sugar Factory at Paris Las Vegas
Ray J indulging in strawberry cheesecake and cookie jar ice cream sundaes at Sugar Factory American Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas.
Ray J enjoying a signature Sugar Factory Couture Pop inside the flagship retail store at Paris Las Vegas.
Michael and Deanna Madsen enjoy her surprise birthday cake at Sugar Factory American Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas.
Michael and son Luke Madsen shop for sweets at Sugar Factory at Paris Las Vegas.
Michael Madsen with a Couture Pop at Sugar Factory at Paris Las Vegas.

Photo credit: David Becker/WireImage

DANIELLE STAUB GETS SWEET AT SUGAR FACTORY IN LAS VEGAS

Reality television maven Danielle Staub joined friends for dinner at Sugar Factory American Brasserie (www.SugarFactory.com ) at Paris Las Vegas last night. The fan-favorite star of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” was celebrating the upcoming premiere of her latest reality endeavor, VH1’s “Famous Food.” The beautiful brunette dined on succulent mussels, shrimp cocktail and bruschetta while looking stunning in a black Elizabeth and James dress, silver Chanel belt and Gucci heels. For dessert, Staub indulged in Sugar Factory’s mouthwatering milk chocolate fondue with strawberries and angel food cake.

After dinner, Staub showed off her sweet side by shopping in the attached flagship retail location of Sugar Factory, picking out treats such as giant, fruit-flavored, whirly lollipops and T-shirts for her daughters, along with a handful of Sugar Factory’s must-have Couture Pops. Staub was also drawn to Sugar Factory’s stylish bikini selection, picking out three matching red bikinis with white polka dots for herself and her daughters.

Sugar Factory American Brasserie is an American take on a traditional French brasserie, serving delicious cuisine all day, and all night, along with an oversized retail store and signature Chocolate Lounge. Other Sugar Factory retail stores are located at The Mirage and Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.

Danielle Staub shops in the Sugar Factory retail store at Paris Las Vegas.

Danielle Staub indulges in milk chocolate fondue at Sugar Factory American Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas.

Danielle Staub with a giant whirly lollipop at Sugar Factory’s retail store at Paris Las Vegas.

Photo credit: David Becker/WireImage

Gavin DeGraw Partners with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas for an Exclusive Poolside Live Concert Event, July 9

GAVIN DEGRAW PARTNERS WITH HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO LAS VEGAS FOR AN EXCLUSIVE LIVE CONCERT EVENT TO PREVIEW GAVIN’S FORTHCOMING ALBUM, SWEETER IN STORES
AUGUST 9TH

THE VIP ONLY EXCLUSIVE CONCERT EVENT
“GAVIN DEGRAW POOLSIDE AT HARD ROCK LAS VEGAS”
SET FOR JULY 9TH

It was announced today that platinum-selling singer, songwriter and musician Gavin DeGraw is teaming up with the premier destination entertainment resort in Las Vegas, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for a special poolside performance on Saturday, July 9TH – (doors 7 pm) for VIPS, contest winners, and industry elite. Gavin will be performing new material from his forthcoming album SWEETER, set for release August 9TH. Singer/songwriter BC Jean will have the opening slot for the evening where select contest winners from across the country via participating Hot AC Radio stations will be able to win tickets to experience this intimate, acoustic, one time only concert event.

Gavin just released his new single “Not Over You” on June 7TH on iTunes with the album pre-order for SWEETER (RCA Records) available now at http://www.gavindegraw.com/ and other digital retailers . His brand new video for “Not Over You” premiered earlier today on VH1’s live morning show “Big Morning Buzz Live” and on VH1.com.

Entertainment Weekly describes Gavin’s brand new single, “Not Over You” which debuted most added at the Hot AC format as “a soulful majestic ballad” and People Magazine declares the “hot single” Gavin’s “welcome return” to the airwaves. Perez Hilton calls “Not Over You “power pop at its best. Truly awesome!” and Us Weekly raves “DeGraw is back with another infectiously plaintive hook on his new single…So until his next full CD Sweeter drops on August 9TH, soak up this sweet ditty.”

SWEETER, his fourth album, finds Gavin co-writing for the first time in his career on a few of the album tracks, including his work with fellow piano player and master helmer/writer Ryan Tedder, who co-wrote and produced the album’s first single “Not Over You,” and the title track “Sweeter,” as well as with Andrew Frampton (The Script, Natasha Bedingfield). Gavin also worked with a host of top-notch producers including Butch Walker (Weezer, Avril Lavigne), Eric Rosse (Sara Bareilles, Tori Amos) and Ron Aniello (Barenaked Ladies, Matt Nathanson).

The album finds the New York native — beloved for his blue-eyed soul vocals, freewheeling melodies and earthy charm — experimenting with new sounds, which resulted in a potent, swaggering strut, both musically and lyrically, on sexually charged songs such as the R&B-infused “Sweeter” and “Radiation.” The racier moments are balanced out by more emotionally transparent songs like the vigorous “Not Over You,” and the uplifting “Soldier” and “You Know Where I’m At,” which convey a vulnerability while still managing to feel distinctly masculine.

Gavin first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold more than a million copies, earned platinum certification and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through” and the title-track, “Chariot.” Gavin’s self-titled second album debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart in 2008, earning Gavin his first Top 10 album. It spawned the hit singles “In Love With A Girl,” and the gold-certified “We Belong Together.” In 2009, Gavin released Free as a gift to his die-hard fans clamoring for recorded versions of Gavin’s live favorites. Gavin has made numerous appearances on television shows like The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Live with Regis & Kelly, Good Morning America, and many others.

Gavin will hit the road in July with TRAIN and Maroon 5 beginning July 22ND for an extensive North American tour this summer.

Please visit http://www.gavindegraw.com/ for new music, tour details and more.

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a premier destination entertainment resort in Las Vegas, owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II, a division of Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM) and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Linkin Park, Foo Fighters and The Killers have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Hard Rock Hotel tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; the luxurious Vanity Nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary & Spa; Reliquary Salon; 4.8 acres of tropical pool paradise; REHAB, the trendsetting Sunday afternoon pool party; The Joint concert venue; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants including Rare 120 steakhouse, the Tuscan-style Italian eatery AGO, world-renowned Nobu, Johnny Smalls, Pink Taco and Mr. Lucky’s 24/7 diner; numerous cocktail lounges; several retail stores; and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit http://www.hardrockhotel.com/.

Bam Margera Dines at Sugar Factory American Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas

“Jackass” daredevil, Bam Margera, was spotted dining at the Strip’s most in-demand eatery, Sugar Factory American Brasserie (www.sugarfactory.com) inside Paris Las Vegas last night.

Margera and his group of six, including girlfriend Nikki B, and pals Mohawk and Louie, came in for dinner around 9 p.m. before heading upstairs to Chateau Nigthclub & Gardens for the rest of the evening. The group had a hearty dinner and dined on fried macaroni and cheese pops, ahi tuna sliders, Angus filets and a delicious chocolate pizza for dessert. Margera especially loved the Sugar Factory signature Grape Crush goblet that he was seen sipping on throughout the dinner. The TV personality spent a few minutes shopping around the retail store where he stocked up on Spree candies, Sour Patch Apples and Runts.

Also spotted at Sugar Factory American Brasserie was Nickelodeon’s “South of Nowhere” star, Valery Ortiz, dining with stars of VH1’s “Saddle Ranch,” David Collins, Nick Frank and Namcee Beingenhimer.

Sugar Factory American Brasserie is an American take on a traditional French brasserie, serving delicious cuisine all day, and all night, along with an oversized retail store and signature Chocolate Lounge. Other Sugar Factory retail stores are located at The Mirage and Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.

Bam Margera posing with the Grape Crush Goblet

Bam Margera and Nikki B diving into the chocolate pizza

Bam Margera and friends sipping the Grape Crush Goblet

Bam Margera posing with the couture pop

Bam Margera picking up some sweet treats at Sugar Factory

Photo Credit: Isaac Brekken/WireImage

Christina Perri headlining The Cosmopolitan 7/16, “lovestrong.” Debuts at #4!

Christina Perri Hits the Road This Summer on her First Ever Headlining Tour

Catch Her Live at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on July 16th

Debut album “lovestrong.” Lands the #4 Spot on the Billboard 200 Week of Release!

Christina Perri will hit the road this Summer on her first ever headlining tour of the US in support of her debut album lovestrong. – out May 10th on Atlantic Records. Kicking off on July 16th in Las Vegas, NV with a show at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the tour includes a performance at this year’s Lollapalooza and ends at the Outside Lands Festival on August 13th in San Francisco, CA.

It has been quite an incredible few weeks for the LA based Philly native. Since the May 10th Atlantic Records release of her Top 5 debut album lovestrong., she’s performed live on ELLEN, The Today Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live, made appearances on MTV’s The Seven and VH1’s Morning Buzz, and her double platinum first single “Jar Of Hearts” was performed by Lea Michele on the “Prom Night” episode of Glee. To top that off, Christina’s second single “Arms” is moving up the Hot AC Chart and her video for the new single is already a staple on VH1’s Top 20 Countdown and is currently in Large rotation on the channel.

Check out what the press has been saying about her new tunes:

“…pairs the voracity of Florence & the Machine with the growling undertones of Adele’s voice.”
Billboard

“…breathtaking…With an intoxicating mix of Tori Amos’ atmospherics and a true rocker’s edge…”
MTV

“…we can’t get enough of her spunky, sing-a-long track, ‘Bang Bang Bang.’”
NYLON

Catch her live on her headlining tour of the US, confirmed tour dates below:

July
16th – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV

17th – Martini Ranch – Scottsdale, AZ

18th – Hotel Congress – Tucson, AZ

20th – Antone’s Nightclub – Austin, TX

21st – House of Blues – Dallas, TX

22nd – House of Blues – Houston, TX

24th – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN

25th – The Loft – Atlanta, GA

27th – Paradise – Boston, MA

28th – Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, CT

29th – Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

30th – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC

Aug
2nd – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY

4th – Opera House – Toronto, ON (Canada)

5th Lollapalooza Chicago, IL

7th – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN

9th – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO

11th – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA

13th – Outside Lands Festival – San Francisco, CA

Christina Perri’s “lovestrong.” Debuts at #4 on Billboard 200

Christina Perri Proves Love is Strong with Top 5 Billboard Debut
Only the Second Debut Album to Bow Top 5 So Far in 2011

Christina Perri’s debut album lovestrong. has blasted into the #4 spot on Billboard’s Top 200 after an outstanding first week of sales. The album, which hit stores on May 10th (Atlantic Records), marks quite an accomplishment for Perri, who is only the second new artist this year to debut in the Top 5 with her first album.

The strong debut comes on the success of her hits “Jar of Hearts” (over 2 million singles) and “Arms.” The latter track has made fast work climbing Hot AC radio charts, with “Jar” still spinning strong at Top 40 stations over ten months after release. The “Arms” music video is already a staple on VH1’s Top 20 Countdown, moving to Large rotation this week.

Christina has been sweeping television this past week, performing on Ellen (5/13), The Today Show (5/17) and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (5/18), as well as appearances on MTV’s The Seven and VH1’s Morning Buzz.

In addition, “Jar of Hearts” received the Glee treatment on release date when Lea Michele’s striking rendition of the song aired during the “Prom Queen” episode last Tuesday. The Glee Cast version of the track sold 70,000 copies this week, while Perri’s original climbed back into iTunes Top 30, selling 73,000 downloads.

Perri just wrapped three weeks of dates with James Blunt and has announced news of her first-ever headlining tour that kicks off in Las Vegas on July 16th and keeps her on the road until mid-August. The trek also includes stops at this year’s Lollapalooza and Outside Lands festivals.

McFADDEN’S GETS BUCK WILD WITH THE CAST OF “SADDLE RANCH” SATURDAY, JUNE 18


McFADDEN’S GETS BUCK WILD WITH THE CAST OF
“SADDLE RANCH” SATURDAY, JUNE 18
Join the “Saddle Ranch” Cast For Some Bull Riding Birthday Fun

The cast of VH1’s hit reality show, “Saddle Ranch,” is great to get wild at McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. Saturday, June 18, the crazy crew will host an evening of birthday celebrations and a buck wild mechanical bull competition.

“Saddle Ranch” personalities, Nancee, Alex and Taylor, are ready to get rowdy for a bull riding birthday celebration. The three will serve as guest judges in a McFadden’s “Buck Off” mechanical bull contest. The cast will also be celebrating all June birthdays with free drinks to June babies 21 and over from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. and all local ladies get $1 drinks from 10 p.m. until close. Plus, all other guests will enjoy a pregame open bar from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. for only $15 and an open bar from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. for $20 for ladies and $30 for guys. And everyone will enjoy $5 cherry and grape bombs.

McFadden’s presents nightly specials including: Laid Back Mondays, Ultimate Karaoke Tuesdays, Totally Trivia Wednesdays, Beerfest Thursdays, McFadden’s LIVE Fridays and ‘The Party’ Open Bar Saturdays. McFadden’s gorgeous Lucky Charms and jovial Ministers of Hospitality ensure everyone has fun, whether they’re there to watch the game, throw back a few drinks, play beer pong, or simply enjoy a bite to eat. Plus, birthdays, bachelorettes and bachelors drink free anytime and all the time at McFadden’s and local ladies drink for a dollar Thursday through Saturday nights from 10 p.m. until close. Best known for its beers and libations, McFadden’s offers a full bar featuring dozens of favorite draught beers, 90-ounce fishbowl cocktails and frozen drinks.

McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon is open from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 4 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, 4 p.m. until 4 a.m. on Saturday 11 a.m. until 4 a.m. and 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 702.270.6200 or visit http://www.mcfaddensvegas.com/.