Pawn Star turns 30

Pawn Stars’ droopy-lidded sidekick, Chumlee, has crossed over into his fourth decade with a big 30th birthday party at LAX on Sept. 8. He got down with about 30 friends, going at the club from midnight until the wee hours. We suppose now that means the Old Man will have to be known as the Even Older Man.

Mike Sorrentino isn’t the only one who’s in the Vegas-related lawsuit game. Steve Wynn’s ongoing legal scuffle with Joe Francis took a turn for the even-more-bizarre when Francis claimed Quincy Jones told him that Wynn was planning on having him killed. Wynn sued for slander and on Sept. 10, a jury awarded Wynn a $20 million verdict, and another $20 million in punitive damages a day later. Whew. Finally, Wynn will have the dough to live out the rest of his life on easy street.

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Las Vegas Duo Black Boots Signed to Ultra Records


Las Vegas Duo Black Boots Signed to Ultra Records

By Deanna Rilling

They don’t have a Twitter account. You can’t find them on Facebook or SoundCloud. They don’t have any of the trappings of that modern, cloud-based social-networking infrastructure. Yet somehow the Las Vegas duo dubbed Black Boots recently signed an exclusive deal with one of the world’s leading electronic labels, Ultra Records. But with tracks only in rotation in their own DJ sets, how did Pedi Amiri (a.k.a. Lightknife) and Mikey Francis (formally of Afghan Raiders) score such a sweet deal?