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Hockey mom pleads not guilty to sex with teens | davis, boy, hockey – News – The Orange County RegisterPosted in Uncategorized on December 4, 2011 by ifly2lv
ENGAGED! STEVE WYNN PROPOSES TO ANDREA HISSOM AT SINATRA
Posted November 30, 2010 • 7:15 p.m.
Steve Wynn and Andrea Hissom on the Andre Agassi Grand Slam red carpet at the Wynn on Oct. 9, 2010.
Photo: Tom Donoghue/DonoghuePhotography.com
Hotel mogul Steve Wynn became engaged to yearlong girlfriend Andrea Hissom at Sinatra in his casino resort Encore last night. I am reliably told that Steve took over a private dining room and made the proposal after a special dinner.
She gave him an immediate yes, and I’m told that the two are “deliriously happy.” Andrea is now wearing a massive heart-shaped diamond engagement ring.
I am not — repeat not — linking Steve’s engagement ring to the sale of a mega diamond that sold at auction in Hong Kong a week ago for more than $1 million. But I can tell you that some New York and London jewelry sources are saying the buyer is from Las Vegas.
I’ll have more intimate details tomorrow morning, so please check back right here at VegasDeLuxe.com.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
Will update my recent Vegas trip for the November 9 and hot.
The sun says Michael Jackson aides told medics he had collapsed after an injection of potent DemerolPosted in Uncategorized with tags cause, cause of death, celebrities, celebrity, dead, death, demerol, jackson, jackson 5, michael, michael jackson on June 26, 2009 by ifly2lv
PARAMEDICS dashed to dying Michael Jackson’s side after a panic-stricken phone call from the superstar’s Los Angeles home.
The dramatic call was made by a member of staff last night at just after 8pm UK time.
Fire Department medics responded to the alert and arrived to find the 50-year-old singer collapsed and not breathing. He had suffered a cardiac arrest.
The emergency staff rushed him to hospital in their vehicle, where a computer screen revealed chilling details of his condition.
A record of the call-out read: “50 year old male Not breathing at all.” It gave the time of the call- out as 12.21pm local time.
Medics administered heart massage and oxygen along the route. But they could not revive the star.
Jacko’s family were informed and rushed to his bedside as weeping fans began massing outside the city’s UCLA Medical Centre.
There were screams of “You’ve got to save him, you’ve got to save him” as the star was stretchered in.
Mum Katherine made it to the hospital shortly after her son, although his father Joe was in Las Vegas when told the news. Close pal Elizabeth Taylor also rushed to the hospital to say her goodbyes.
Finally a doctor appeared and told shocked relatives and aides that all efforts to restart his heart had failed and that he had died.
Sister La Toya was seen running into the hospital sobbing after her brother was pronounced dead.
Los Angeles County Coroner Fred Corell last night confirmed that Jackson had died of heart failure at 2.26pm local time.
Last night it was suspected his collapse could have been caused by an overdose of painkiller.
An Emergency Room source at UCLA hospital said Jackson aides told medics he had collapsed after an injection of potent Demerol — similar to morphine.
A Jacko source said: “Shortly after taking the Demerol he started to experience slow shallow breathing.
“His breathing gradually got slower and slower until it stopped.
“His staff started mouth-to-mouth and an ambulance was called which got there in eight minutes “Butfound he was in full respiratory arrest, no breathing and no pulse. They started full CPR and rushed him to hospital.
“When he arrived they started resuscitation, giving him heart shocks and inserted a breathing tube and other supportive measures to try and save his life.
“He never regained consciousness.The family was told that he had passed.”
As news spread of Jackson’s death, thousands of fans gathered outside the hospital.
Many were dressed in the eccentric singer’s trademark costumes and others blasted out his smash-hit tunes.
Family lawyer Brian Oxman said the star collapsed at his rented home in LA’s Holmby Hills area while brother Randy was present.
Los Angeles City Fire Department confirmed the emergency call was made from Jackson’s home.
“The call came in because a person was not breathing,” said a spokesman.
“When the team arrived, they saw that CPR was already in progress by someone at the home.
“The person not breathing was transported to UCLA Medical Centre.”
Other stunned family members said that Jackson, who was due to begin a series of comeback concerts at London’s O2 arena next month, “was in really bad shape”.
The singer had been staying at the LA house while he rehearsed for his comeback tour.
More than 750,000 tickets had been sold for the former King of Pop’s “This is It” concerts.
The opening dates were postponed last month after concert promoters AIG said Jackson needed more time to rehearse the complex dance routines.
But after The Sun revealed that he was suffering from skin cancer there were fears that he was not fit enough to complete the tour.
Experts found spots of skin cancer on his upper body and pre-cancerous cells on his face.
Jacko’s close pal Uri Geller was “too upset for words” last night.
He said: “The whole world is absolutely devastated and I am lost for words because everyone expected him to come to England to do his concerts.
“He was in good health. He was rehearsing, dancing, practising for the shows in England and I am shocked, that is all I can say.”
Jacko had been blighted by a string of past health problems — including rumoured heart trouble.
But he had vowed to perform his £150million comeback gigs.
He is survived by three children: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr, Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince “Blanket” Michael Jackson II.
Pinball hall’s move will put it closer to where the tourists are
Tim Arnold, a man amid the machines.
Luv-It Frozen Custard is moving to the Strip?
No. The Pinball Hall of Fame is moving west on Tropicana Avenue. Instead of being near Pecos Road, it will soon be closer to Maryland Parkway, UNLV and tourists from the Strip.
Owner Tim Arnold, who has spent a lifetime collecting pinball machines and owns about 1,200, is moving into a former tile warehouse across Tropicana from the Liberace Museum.
The Clark County Planning Commission approved a use permit for the relocated museum last week. After Arnold upgrades the 8,662-square-foot building at 1610. E. Tropicana to meet county code, he’s going to move in and nearly double the size of his museum. The Las Vegas Pinball Collectors Club, of which Arnold is the president, purchased the building in November for $1.24 million.
He said the extra room at the new location will allow him to let the public enjoy more of his collection, more of his machines from the ’50s and ’60s. He hopes to open the new location within the next 30 to 90 days.
What’s this guy’s story?
Arnold, 53, bought his first machine for $200 in 1970 and made some money during the pinball heyday of the ’70s and ’80s. In 1991, he and his wife moved to the desert, where his machines could benefit from the dry climate. In 1993, Arnold started his twice-a-year pinball Fun Night, eventually drawing 1,000 people over two nights. In 2006, he opened the Pinball Hall of Fame.
He runs the 4,500-square-foot business with more than 200 machines as a nonprofit; excess quarters are donated to the Salvation Army. Part of a wall near a cracked-open “Dracula” machine is decorated with copies of checks for charities ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.