Entertain Vegas

Sep 30, 2010 4:55 PM

Las Vegas has always been a great getaway for Hollywood actors. Recently, Taye Diggs of “Private Practice” on ABC was spotted checking in at The Palazzo VIP Lounge. Diggs was joined by a friend for a guys’ weekend in Vegas. Diggs isn’t only associated with Hollywood. He originated the role of Benny in the Broadway smash, “Rent,” and also helped “(How) Stella Get Her Groove Back” on the big screen. He also spent time on the longest running soap opera, “Guiding Light,” where he played music promoter Sugar Hill. Come back anytime, Mr. Diggs. (Photo credit: IS Photography/ImagesofVegas.com)

From the show “Pawn Stars,” Corey Harrison (aka Big Hoss) will continue the Oktoberfest celebration at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas as this Friday’s keg tapper. The night will be filled with Jägermeister spankings, traditional stein holding contests, roasted almonds and pecans and endless German fun.

Are you a fan of television’s “America’s Got Talent,” which is charged with finding the next great act for Las Vegas? They are bringing the show to the Colosseum Showroom at Caesars Palace on Oct. 8. Not to be outdone, the next night one of the show’s judges, funny man Howie Mandel, will be appearing at Star of the Desert Arena on Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. By the way, the most recent winner of the show was Michael Grimm, who used to wow audiences at Ovation Lounge at Green Valley Ranch. He will be touring with everyone from “America’s Got Talent” before he settles into his winning prize – as a Las Vegas headliner.

Feeling a little bit country? Then be sure to catch legends Kenny Rogers and Glen Campbell at the Henderson Pavilion on Oct. 15. That’s right – you get the Gambler and Rhinestone Cowboy in one show! For more information, call 702-267-4849.

The next night on Oct. 16 at Mandalay Bay, “Hips Don’t Lie” – it’ll be Shakira in concert. This powerhouse is supposed to be amazing to hear live.

Do you think he’s sexy? Rock icon Rod Stewart announced that he will play eight performances at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace from Nov. 6-21. Tickets go on sale for the 65-year-old rocker on Oct. 2 – call 1-800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com, keyword “Caesars Palace.”

Football Lovers: The El Cortez offers great food specials for fans enjoying all of this season’s football action inside the property’s Sports Book. You can get $1 Bud Light drafts and $1 Vienna hot dogs -- available at the Sports Book every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. throughout the season. There’s also something for slot lovers -- Club Cortez players can earn three times points every Sunday and Monday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. throughout the NFL season.