Comedy’s reigning Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli returned to The Venetian to perform at LIPSHTICK  – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND-UP on Friday, October 3 and will take the stage tonight Saturday, October 4. This was the feisty female comic’s second stint performing in the all-female comedy series and will be back again December 26-27.

The standup comedian, actress and equal opportunity offender had the crowd both shocked and entertained during her set at The Venetian this weekend. True to form, no topic was off limits from Lampanelli’s signature sense of humor.

“To be part of Lipshtick at The Venetian Las Vegas is real cool because what people don’t know is women comics are funny,” says Lampanelli “I am here every couple of months and I love it!”

The red carpet interview includes if she is a candidate to host the E! TV show Fashion Police, if she is hungry after her weight loss, what people don’t know about her and what she is looking for in a relationship.





Upcoming LIPSHTICK Performances Include:

October 11
Loni Love

October 18
Heather McDonald & Jessimae Peluso

October 31-November 1
Wendy Williams

November 7-8
Roseanne Barr

November 15
Iliza Shlesinger & Fortune Feimster

For a complete schedule visit


LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND-UP is a resident comedy series that marks the first time in the storied entertainment history of Las Vegas that the comedy stage will be taken exclusively by female performers. The new series brings regular stand-up comedy performances to The Sands Showroom from an opening slate of 14 critically acclaimed comediennes.

Ticket prices range from $37.50 to $97.50, not including tax and fees. A limited number of suite packages that include a meal at select Venetian and Palazzo restaurants, as well as VIP packages that include preferred front-row seating and a meet-and-greet with the comedienne, will be available.

Tickets are available for purchase by calling The Venetian Box Office at 702-414-9000 or online at Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster.

Performance dates, times and prices are subject to change.

 About The Venetian Las Vegas®

The Venetian Las Vegas is one of the world’s most iconic resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold-certified luxury resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts Las Vegas’ most lavish accommodations. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features extensive services for meetings and conventions, in addition to world-class leisure amenities, like Grand Canal Shoppes®, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers; the award-winning Canyon Ranch SpaClub®; best-in-class casino gaming; exquisite restaurants; and a wide variety of entertainment including the party musical “ROCK OF AGES,” Motown® headliners Human Nature, and the all-female comedy series LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, hold the distinction of being the first-ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group® global portfolio. For additional information, visit, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at


Wendy Williams to Host Soul Train Awards 2014 in Las Vegas on November 7 at the Orleans Arena


Wendy Williams to Host Soul Train Awards 2014 in Las Vegas on November 7


The 2014 Centric Soul Train Awards will be held on November 7 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The show will be hosted by media personality Wendy Williams. The Soul Train Awards will broadcast on Centric and BET on November 30 at 5 p.m. PST. The show will feature a lineup of unforgettable performances by industry icons and today’s leading musicians.

The show kicks off a weekend of events at the Orleans, including Centric Comedy All Stars on Saturday, November 8 and two shows of Centric Presents: The Soul Train Review on Sunday, November 9.

Tickets and room and ticket packages are on-sale now. For additional information about Soul Train, visit

Orleans Arena
4500 West Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Room and ticket packages and single-event tickets can be purchased by visiting Single-event tickets can be purchased by phone at 702-284-7777. Room and ticket packages can be purchased by phone at 800-675-3267.

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Photos: Brandi Glanville & Wendy Williams Host World’s Largest Bachelorette Party at TAO Beach

Saturday afternoon at TAO Beach, daytime talk show host Wendy Williams and “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Brandi Glanville hosted the third annual World’s Largest Bachelorette Party, made pretty by Benefit Cosmetics. The two sizzled on the red carpet before heading in to the blowout bachelorette bash. Glanville took over a VIP cabana and immediately began swooning over the Benefit Cosmetics products there, grabbing a tube of the brand’s “They’re Real!” mascara and exclaiming “this is the best one! It really is the best.” Williams also took over a nearby VIP cabana and Glanville came over to wish Williams a “happy birthday.” While on her way back to her cabana, Glanville stopped multiple times to pose for photos with adoring and excited bride-to-be’s. The Chippendales brought their sinful schoolboy charm to the final fling affair and playfully posed for photos with Glanville and all of the brides. The bachelorettes came together in their WLBP grand cabana, overlooking the entire venue, with the afternoon’s two hosts and Williams was surprised with a cake while the packed dayclub sang her “happy birthday.” Williams took over the mic and greeted the crowd with her signature saying “how you doin’?” and welcomed everyone to the ultimate pre-wedding bash and congratulated them on their upcoming nuptials. Throughout the afternoon the ladies enjoyed XB Sweet Tempered Punch, a high quality premixed spin on the classic “Sex On the Beach” cocktail. Anti-hangover drink RESQWATER was on-hand to help make sure they could enjoy all the cocktails they pleased without any of the headache-filled misery of a hangover. Topshop, the fashion authority hailing from the United Kingdom, was also poolside to help the bachelorettes celebrate in style.


Later that evening, Williams and her group of friends, which included her husband of 16 years, Kevin Hunter, continued their day TAO. Williams hosted the private WLBP celebration inside TAO Nightclub’s Opium Room alongside Chippendales star Jaymes Vaughan. The duo led the group of bachelorettes through a laughter-filled evening with a wide array of bachelorette-themed contests, games and of course male revue entertainment. In-between activities the ladies were treated to makeovers from Benefit Cosmetics, signature appetizers from the TAO kitchen and giveaways from the Something Blue prize wheel, which included one grand prize honeymoon to any Sandals Resort. Williams then moved downstairs to TAO Asian Bistro to fuel up on signature dishes for her birthday celebration.


After dinner, the group took over a VIP skybox at TAO Nightclub to celebrate Williams’ 50th birthday. Shortly after she arrived, the TV personality was surprised with another custom birthday cake, which was presented to her by the Chippendales as well as TAO’s mirror man. Armed with bright pink glow sticks, Williams danced with her husband to the sounds of DJ Ross One and hung close to the railing of her skybox so she could overlook the entire party scene.


Also at TAO Nightclub, rapper Too $hort was spotted at a VIP table with friends and family.


Actor Josh Peck dined at LAVO Italian Restaurant on Saturday evening. Peck posted a photo to his Instagram and Twitter accounts of himself and his friend at the restaurant, posing with their Kobe Meatballs. The actor and a group of friends then made their way to Marquee Nightclub to celebrate a friend’s 21st birthday. Peck and the rest of the group raved about the venue and how much they especially loved Kaskade, who was manning the DJ decks and treating a sold-out crowd to the latest installment of his Summer Lovin’ residency.

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TV Personality Wendy Williams to Host 2014 World’s Largest Bachelorette Party




New York Times best-selling author and daytime talk show host Wendy Williams will host the World’s Largest Bachelorette Party July 11 – 13, 2014. TAO Group presents the third installment of the larger-than-life bachelorette bash, complete with gift bags full of thousands of dollars in gifts, VIP nightlife treatment, prizes and giveaways, along with cocktails and fare from the acclaimed kitchens of LAVO Italian Restaurant and TAO Asian Bistro.


For the third year, the authority on all things weddings, The Knot, will be the featured media partner of the weekend and XB Sweet Tempered Punch, a high-quality premixed spin on the classic “Sex on the Beach” cocktail, will enhance the weekend with featured cocktails and frozen drinks. Each day will offer a unique experience as brides and bridesmaids party from sun up to sun down in the same lush venues where Hollywood’s hottest have celebrated their pre-nuptial festivities.


To kick off the weekend on Friday, brides-to-be can pick up their WLBP gift bag before throwing on their beach attire and heading up to TAO Beach for an exclusive open bar. After soaking up the sun and partying with girlfriends, the ladies can mix and mingle at the LAVO Lounge Welcome Reception, complete with complimentary cocktails and signature Italian appetizers. After finishing up at the welcome reception, bachelorettes can snap a photo on the celebrity-frequented TAO red carpet before heading into the nightclub where an open bar and night of dancing awaits.


On Saturday, the weekend continues as Bachelorette Beach takes over TAO Beach. The dayclub will transform into the official pre-nuptial playground as the grand cabana, overlooking the entire venue, becomes the WLBP VIP space. Inside the luxurious cabana will be everything a bachelorette party needs, including custom decorations, complimentary bottle service, and delectable bites from the TAO Asian Bistro kitchen. Into the night, there will be a private celebration just for WLBP guests at TAO Nightclub with another complimentary open bar, signature Asian-inspired appetizers, special entertainment and the announcement of the grand prize honeymoon winner. In between sipping on cocktails and dancing the night away, brides can take a spin on TAO’s Something Blue Prize Wheel to win a special something from the wide array of amazing prizes. As the nightclub opens up for the rest of the lively Las Vegas party-going crowd, bachelorettes can enjoy the one-of-a-kind atmosphere TAO is known for from the exclusive WLBP table with complimentary bottle service.


In addition to this blowout weekend, TAO Group also boasts a variety of bachelorette dining and club packages with dedicated bachelorette coordinators on hand to deliver the ideal celebratory experience for brides-to-be and their friends year-round.


For more information about the World’s Largest Bachelorette Party visit:
For more information on general bachelorette packages visit:


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About TAO Asian Bistro, Nightclub & Beach
Since opening in September 2005, this design-driven dining and entertainment complex in The Venetian has proven to be a hot spot like its sister venue in New York City.  The multi-faceted and multi-story “Asian City” houses a restaurant, banquet facilities, lounge, nightclub and beach in 60,000 square-feet.

Corporate Executive Chef Ralph Scamardella showcases a menu incorporating culinary components from China, Japan and Thailand, along with a full sushi bar and perfectly paired cocktails to complement the authentic Asian cuisine.  TAO Nightclub is open Thursday – Saturday and features top DJs, creative programming and is a celebrity favorite. Located on top of the venue is TAO Beach, which is open daily during pool season and brings all of the aspects of the restaurant and club to an incredible daytime party.

About LAVO Italian Restaurant & Lounge

From the innovative team behind the uber-successful TAO Las Vegas, LAVO Italian Restaurant debuted at The Palazzo Las Vegas September 2008.  A favorite of locals and visitors alike, LAVO is an AvroKo designed multi-level space that is both sexy and warm and features a 300-seat restaurant as well as a terrace with a view that overlooks Las Vegas Boulevard. Specializing in Southern Italian cuisine, Corporate Executive Chef Ralph Scamardella and Executive Chef Massimiliano Campanari take guests on a culinary journey highlighted by house favorites including the famed one pound Kobe Meatball and Oreo Zeppole dessert, a celebrity favorite. The second level boasts an intricately designed upscale lounge with avant-garde art, plush furnishings and antique accents and lighting fixtures, creating a modern-day speakeasy vibe.