VEGAS ROAD TRIP: hangin’ with Pawn Stars’ Rick & Chumlee

LAS VEGAS — What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas — especially if it’s TV-related. On Tuesday, I swung by the famous Gold and Silver Pawn Shop featured on Pawn Stars, now in its 10 year on History Television. The series — seen in Canada on Corus’ History specialty channel — has taped over 500 episodes… Read on

MIPCOM 2016: short takes

CANNES, France — One of the “stars” who walked the red carpet here Monday night was Rick Harrison. Yes, that Rick Harrison, Vegas gold & silver pawn shop proprietor best known for Pawn Stars. Now, no offense to Harrison, but when you hear red carpet, you don’t exactly think of this guy. Nobody’s ever gonna… Read on

Father and son Pawn Stars take fame in stride

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… Read on

Pawn Stars’ Chumlee tells how he got his name

Pawn Stars returned a few weeks ago on History Television. The series, which airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m., has turned Rick Harrison, his dad the “Old Man,” his son “Hoss” and favourite sidekick “Chumlee” into rock stars on the strip as I discovered on a trip to Vegas late last year. These guys are… Read on

The Pawn Stars strike gold in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS–What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas–unless you’re blogging about Las Vegas.I’m out here in Sin City for the first time in ages. They tell me Bugsy is gone. So is Sammy, Frank and Dean. Now the big names up on the giant neon billboards on all these fancy new theme park hotels around… Read on