Las Vegas


Like a lot of people — especially actor people — James Caan never looked comfortable surrounded by critics. Caan, who died Wednesday, July 6 at 82, was working the Television Critics Association semi-annual network TV press tour in 2003. He was there as the lead on the NBC drama Las Vegas. The series starred Caan

Earlier this year I was down in Vegas with three friends I’ve known since high school. Normally, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but we’re all so old now the only hi-jinx we got up to was ordering the four egg special with extra pancakes from the Hash House a Go Go. After we

LAS VEGAS — Playing slots is a lot like watching television. Both require sitting on your ass and pushing buttons. So it’s no wonder TV show graphics are on many of the slot machines found in Las Vegas casinos. Even The Simpsons –noticeable by its absence in casino slots the last time I visited Vegas

Koker and Mack let Brioux know how many of them have cool cars Wanted: one Rat Fink ring.Last June when I was in Las Vegas, I asked Danny Koker, star of Counting Cars, if he had one of the bug-eyed rodent rings from the ’60s.“Wish I had–Bill, are you offering me one?” said Koker, whose

LAS VEGAS–In a few short years, Pawn Stars has become a multi-million dollar TV franchise. Sold around the world, translated into several languages, the simple little reality show continues to make history on History. Why has Pawn Stars connected? “There never really was quite a genre like this before us,” says Rick Harrison. “We’re sort

The Gold & Silver pawn shop featured on Pawn Stars LAS VEGAS–This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson tracks me down in Las Vegas, where I’m hangin’ with the dudes from Pawn Stars, American Restorations and Counting Cars. I’ve interviewed the Harrisons from Pawn Stars before, but it was fun and interesting meeting Rick Dale and getting

LAS VEGAS–At the end of Monday night’s performance of Michael Jackson ONE, I tried to take off my 3-D glasses. Then I realized I wasn’t wearing any.The latest Cirque du Soleil stunner, which opened last week at Mandalay Bay on The Strip, is a non-stop Thriller. Jackson’s thick, familiar catalogue of pop standards gets a