Category: Ken's Korner

Good Morning America – My segment aired last Monday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America where I interacted with George Stephanopoulos as he was trying to purchase an item I had with the cast of Pawn Stars. George came to Las Vegas to learn how to be a pawn broker and was educated on purchasing items by store owner Rick, as they both offered me money to purchase a letter from Jack Ruby which was part of the late Breck Wall’s estate. I had a fun afternoon working with the cast of Pawn Stars, the Good Morning America production crew and George. Thanks to Laura Herlovich at PR Plus for making this happen, it was a blast! For those who missed it, here is the link to ABC’s website

Kathleen Dunbar – I met Kathleen two weeks ago in Laughlin when she was the comedian in Biker Burlesque (see article below). We laughed so hard every night at her jokes that I almost pee’d my pants. Rumor has it that she is the next Roseanne, and from what I have seen – I totally agree. I caught her show last night at Don Barnhart’s Comedy Club inside the Clarion Hotel. Kathleen performs all around Las Vegas and you need to go check her out! Here is her website to see where she will be next

Burlesque in Laughlin – I spent two weeks living in Laughlin at the Riverside Resort to help manage the popular burlesque shows Biker Burlesque and Sin City Burlesque. Special guests were Michelle L’Amour from America’s Got Talent and Miss Viva Las Vegas 2011 Inga Ingenue. The aerial silks of Darla Davis. Las Vegas headline comedians John Padon and Kathleen Dunbar. The sensual dancing from four of Las Vegas’ top dancers – Jennifer Romas, Kim Denmark, Teri Corcoran and Karen Fujimoto.

Peter Lik – I walked the red carpet for a VIP party for Peter Lik’s new reality TV show on the TWC (The Weather Channel). His new nature show has him in numerous locations shooting pictures for his chain of popular gallery stores. It is a very educational and beautiful show which takes the viewers behind the lens of his camera to see how he gets those amazing shots that hang in his gallery. The show airs Thursday nights at 8pm and previous episodes run daily on The Weather Channel.

Rumorz Around Town?? – Is it true that an announcement will be made within the next couple weeks that Caesars Entertainment has actually purchased the Wynn/Encore Resort complex? Is it true that the sale price including the golf course property was between $6-7 billion dollars? Is it true that Elaine Wynn has purchased the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA and has already moved her residence into that hotel? Is it true that Caesars Entertainment has bailed the Palms Resort out of debt and will announce the purchase of that complex as well, once they finalize the Wynn/Encore purchase? Is it true that the Fontainebleau Resort next to the Riviera will actually be dismantled instead of completed? If true, then the owners at Turnberry Towers Condos will like that because they will get their view back? Is it true that Elaine Wynn was a major donor and contributed the last several million dollars to complete the new Smith Center Performing Arts Complex in Downtown Las Vegas? Here is a picture of the Smith Center as it looks this week.