I usually don’t find myself cheering for lawsuits, but this one is an exception: a jilted bride from Chicago is suing her ex-fiancé for the costs of the wedding after he cheated on her at his Las Vegas during his bachelor party and then called the wedding off when he got caught.
Pardon my ’90s expression, but “You go, girl!” Keep reading »
Las Vegas police arrested Paris Hilton for cocaine possession on Friday night after she and her boyfriend, nightclub owner Cy Waits, arose suspicion during a traffic stop for “hotboxing” their car. This is the third time this summer Paris has been busted for drugs: In July, Paris was caught with marijuana at the World Cup in South Africa, and she was also held by police in Corisca when they found pot in her purse. Paris managed to escape charges both times, but a cocaine bust might not go away so easily. Cute mug shot, though! [People] Keep reading »
When I was about 10 years old, my dad made me promise that—as soon as I turned 21—the two of us would go on a father/daughter trip to Las Vegas. The pact stipulated that it would be just him and me making our way to Sin City—it would not include any kind of boyfriend, or buddy, and certainly not my mother. At the time, 21 seemed like fiction to me. I was still figuring out multiplication tables and it was hard to think a decade ahead to a time when I would no longer be belabored by math and old enough to drink and gamble as well. But at the same time, even at 10, I understood my father was serious, and that a large amount of trust was being entwined in this promise. Keep reading »
At the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas (what, your town doesn’t have one?), a public mural that features a pair of exposed breasts and their inevitable nipples has caused a city scandal. Apparently, the painted nips violate a city code that bans the public display of areola in Vegas. (I guess you gotta police that something fierce in the City of Sin, where working girls are always looking for new, more graphic ways to sell their, er, goods). As a result, the (I’m not making this up, people) Ho-Down Mural Project was forced to self-censor, and the museum’s curator, Laura Henkel, covered up the offending areola with some gold star pasties. In fact, the incident is just the latest in a series of similar complaints, as Vegas residents with traditional values butt heads with the results of an increasingly sexualized culture. Apparently, the City of Las Vegas has yet to reconcile being the home of the so-called “Academy of Awards of porn” (which takes place this weekend) and the fact that it can’t stand the sight of a painted lady’s bared breasts. [LA Weekly via Laurenn McCubbin] Keep reading »
Another day, another thing that’s “bad for women.” This time it’s emo vampires. Slate’s Grady Hendrix writes:
America’s young women [are] receiving troubling misinformation about the male of the species from “Twilight.” These women are going to be shocked when the sensitive, emotionally available, poetry-writing boys of their dreams expect a bit more from a sleepover than dew-eyed gazes and chaste hugs.
Whatever. Why is there always so much hand-wringing over the pop culture influences that are supposedly awful for women? What about men? I can think of plenty of pop culture trends that could be just as harmless to them. Here are 15 to start… Keep reading »
It’s hard to be a Barbie girl in a Barbie world when your surroundings average an inch in size. Now you can play the my-size version at the Palms Resort in Las Vegas in the newly added Barbie Suite. Created for her 50th birthday, the super-pink pad is an all out homage to the doll with huge Barbie portraits, “B” insignia pillows, and magenta furniture. Other sexy details in the Jonathan Adler-designed space include a two-way fireplace and jacuzzi. Knowing that you probably made your Barbie and Ken dolls have sex when you were a kid (come now, don’t deny it), getting it on in this fantasy land could be a real adventure. [Luxist]
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Oh yes, it’s ladies night, but the feeling is not quite right — the actual perk may be as outdated as the song. Being a woman has its advantages when it comes to getting into nightclubs, but are they fair? When we flip the tradition and examine the idea of just a “gentleman’s night,” the discrimination is glaringly obvious. Las Vegas resident Todd Phillips is sick of being a second-class citizen in his city just because of his gender. Taunted by a gym club billboard that offered free enrollment to women, Phillips felt penalized for his penis. So he decided to take action by filing a complaint with the National Equal Rights Commission. “When you have one price for men and one price for women, that’s clearly discrimination, clearly sex discrimination,” Phillips argues. And the man has a point! Sure, the gender equality feminists fought for protects us all, ensuring our rights to the same wages, respect, and opportunity. However, Phillips is finding out that the statewide statutes about bias based on sex or sexual orientation are more like policy suggestions than prosecutable orders. Even the ACLU isn’t sure he has a leg to stand on. But Phillips is a male trailblazer and promises to fight for his right to work out the same way women do — for free! After he takes the gym to court, he’s planning on going after the clubs on the Vegas strip like the MGM/Mirage for favoring ladies. [Las Vegas Now] Keep reading »
Star Trek nerds (Me! Simcha!) rejoice — GeekSugar discovered that the “Star Trek Experience” attraction at the Hilton in Las Vegas offers not one, not two, but five Star Trek-themed wedding packages for geeky visitors wishing to have a Jean-Luc Picard lookalike conduct their ceremony. And, depending on the package, up to four other Star Trek characters will be in attendance. Do you think that instead of saying “I Do” you’re supposed to say “Aye, Aye Sir” instead? [Star Trek Experience] Keep reading »
Planning a wedding is a pain in the ass. Take it from me. Eloping seems like such a breeze in comparison, but the downside is missing out on celebrating your big day with family and friends. Would you ever take off in the middle of the night, head to Vegas, and tie the knot on the sly? Keep reading »