"THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO"
-- on the road for
the first time in seven years--will tape one show each day with a
live studio audience at 5 p.m. May 10 to 14 in Le Theatre des Arts
at Paris-Las Vegas. The shows will air the same night at 11:35 p.m.
Stand-by tickets will be available from 9 a.m. to noon the day of
each show on a first-come, first-serve basis; however, they do not
guarantee admission to the theater. The stand-by line will begin
forming at 4 p.m. The vouchers received that morning are valid only
for that evening's show. Guests with printed tickets--they were
snatched up almost immediately after becoming available to the
public, according to a concierge at the property, will be admitted
to the theater beginning at 3:30 p.m. on the day of the show.
Children under 16 years old will not be admitted. The Paris box
office is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
LAS VEGAS will hit the small screen again at 10
p.m. EST/PST June 18, when GSN, formerly the Game Show Network,
debuts its hidden-camera genre "Vegas Weddings Unveiled," described
as "a half-hour semi-documentary-style show." Hosted by Darva
Conger from "Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?" the weekly
series will "infiltrate" real Las Vegas wedding chapels, wedding
limousines and other city "hot spots" where couples can tie the
knot. The purpose, according to a GSN statement, is "to reveal the
spontaneous atmosphere of weddings in the gaming capital of the
SPEAKING OF Las Vegas-based reality TV, do you
remember MTV's "The Real World," which was filmed a couple of years
ago at The Palms? Well, "The Casino" will debut June 15. The show,
which will air at 8.p.m. EST/PST every Tuesday on Fox for 13 weeks,
is a behind-the-scenes, around-the-clock look at the workings of
downtown's Golden Nugget Las Vegas and the daily dramas of its
staff, guests and new owners Tim Poster and Thomas Breitling of
Poster Financial Group, Inc.
BUT, WAIT, THERE'S MORE: On June 30, Las Vegas
again will be featured on TV when The Travel Channel airs the World
Poker Tour championship tournament that took place April 23 at the
Bellagio. Martin Deknijff of Stockholm, Sweden, outlasted 342 other
poker players to win the title and $2.7 million. The tournament, in
only its second season, boasted an $8.3 million prize pool--the
most ever for a poker tournament. The buy-in was $25,300, the
largest poker tournament entry fee to date.
HILTON HOTELS will break ground in July on the
second phase of its Hilton Grand Vacations Club resort on a 10-acre
site at the north end of the Strip. The property's first 283 units,
located in a 28-story tower, opened for occupancy in November and
are almost one-third sold. The 431 units to be built as part of the
project's second phase will be housed in a 38-story tower and will
include studio suites and one, two- and three-bedroom villas as
well as penthouse accommodations. Each villa will feature fully
equipped kitchens, washers and dryers, living and dining areas and
private master suites. The $126 million expansion is expected to be
completed in summer 2006; pre-opening vacation ownership sales are
slated to begin this summer. The HGVClub on the Las Vegas Strip is
Hilton Grand Vacations' third vacation ownership resort in the Las
Vegas market. The project's master plans call for 1,577 units to be
built during four phases of construction.