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Holly Madison and Tim Allen Surprise Wounded Soldiers at The Palazzo Las Vegas

Tim Allen and Holly Madison made a surprise appearance at the “Salute Our Troops” dinner at The Palazzo Las Vegas this evening. The 70 wounded soldiers and their families continued a weekend of VIP treatment while enjoying a poolside dinner. Tim, currently headlining at The Venetian Showroom, and Holly, star of E!’s “Holly’s World” came to show their appreciation and thanked the veterans for their courage and sacrifice.

The troops and their families where eager to line up and take photos with the surprise celebrity guests. “This is a really great event that The Palazzo is doing,” said Holly. “The fact that I was invited is an honor.” Guests took a break from enjoying barbeque favorites provided by Omaha Steaks to mingle and shake hands with the actor and reality star. “It’s an absolute pleasure to be here,” said Tim. “I have nothing but respect for them.” Tim later remarked that he and his wife got choked up while watching the troops arrive at The Palazzo yesterday afternoon.

The troops will later enjoy a “Jersey Boys” performance followed by a VIP evening at TAO Nightclub at The Venetian. Tomorrow they will be treated to spa services at Canyon Ranch SpaClub, an ultimate sports fan experience at Lagasse’s Stadium and Blue Man Group before departing Monday morning.


Tim Allen at The Venetian Showroom in Las Vegas–Photos

Tim Allen continued his 10-week run at The Venetian Showroom with a pre-show reception at Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo.

Tim mingled with guests as they enjoyed the comfortable weather on Lagasse’s Stadium outdoor patio while munching on bruschetta, crab cakes, buffalo wings and arancini.

Guests then made their way to The Venetian Showroom where Tim performed for a packed theater and entertained the crowd with his macho humor and quick wit.

Photos:Jacob Andrzejczak / Images of Vegas

Miley Cyrus Leads Kids’ Choice Nominations

Miley Cyrus leads the nominations for Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards.

The 18-year-old singer and actress will compete for honours in three categories, Favourite TV Actress – which she will contest with Miranda Cosgrove, Selena Gomez and Victoria Justice – Favourite Singer, and Favourite Movie Actress.

In the musical category, the ‘Party in the USA’ hitmaker faces competition again from Selena Gomez, as well as Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, while Ashley Judd, Kristen Stewart and Emma Watson are also up for Favourite Movie Actress.

Elsewhere, in the film honours, ‘The Karate Kid’ is up for three awards, including Favourite Movie, Favourite Movie Actor for its star Jaden Smith and Favourite Butt-kicker for Jackie Chan.

‘Toy Story 3’ and ‘Shrek Forever After’ will go head-to-head in two categories, with both up for Favourite Animated Movie and ‘Toy Story’s Tim Allen and Tom Hanks competing with ‘Shrek’s Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz in the Favourite Voice from an Animated Movie group.

Cameron – who voices Princess Fiona – told People: “Well, as everyone knows, the kids know their stuff, so I’m always very flattered to be their choice for anything. After all these years, Fiona is very close to my heart and it’s awesome to know that kids around the world love her as much as I do.”

Other notable categories include the Favourite TV Actor, which sees brothers Joe and Nick Jonas compete against twins Dylan and Cole Sprouse for the prize.

Comic Jack Black returns to host the ceremony for a third time.

Voting for the awards opens on March 7.

The Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards take place at the Galen Centre in Los Angeles on April 2.

Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards nominees:


Favourite TV Show:

‘Big Time Rush’


‘The Suite Life on Deck’

‘Wizards of Waverly Place’

Favourite Reality Show:

‘American Idol’

‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’

‘America’s Got Talent’


Favourite TV Actor:

Joe Jonas

Nick Jonas

Cole Sprouse

Dylan Sprouse

Favourite TV Actress:

Miranda Cosgrove

Miley Cyrus

Selena Gomez

Victoria Justice

Funniest TV Sidekick:

David Henrie

Jennette McCurdy

Noah Munck

Brenda Song

Favourite Cartoon:

‘The Penguins of Madagascar’

‘Phineas & Ferb’

‘Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated’

‘SpongeBob SquarePants’


Favourite Male Athlete:

Peyton Manning

Shaquille O’Neal

Michael Phelps

Shaun White

Favourite Female Athlete:

Danica Patrick

Lindsey Vonn

Serena Williams

Venus Williams


Favourite Movie:

‘Alice in Wonderland’

‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1’

‘The Karate Kid’

Favourite Movie Actor:

Jack Black (‘Gulliver’s Travels’)

Johnny Depp (‘Alice in Wonderland’)

Dwayne Johnson (‘Tooth Fairy’)

Jaden Smith (‘The Karate Kid’)

Favourite Movie Actress:

Miley Cyrus (‘The Last Song’)

Ashley Judd (‘Tooth Fairy’)

Kristen Stewart (‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’)

Emma Watson (‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1’)

Favourite Animated Movie:

‘Despicable Me’

‘How to Train Your Dragon’

‘Shrek Forever After’

‘Toy Story 3’

Favourite Voice from an Animated Movie:

Tim Allen (‘Toy Story 3’)

Cameron Diaz (‘Shrek Forever After’)

Tom Hanks (‘Toy Story 3)

Eddie Murphy (‘Shrek Forever After’)

Favourite Butt-Kicker:

Steve Carell (‘Despicable Me’)

Jackie Chan (‘The Karate Kid’)

Robert Downey Jr. (‘Iron Man 2’)

Will Ferrell (‘Megamind’)


Favourite Music Group:

Big Time Rush

Black Eyed Peas

Jonas Brothers

Lady Antebellum

Favourite Male Singer:

Justin Bieber

Bruno Mars



Favourite Female Singer:

Miley Cyrus

Selena Gomez

Katy Perry

Taylor Swift

Favourite Song:

‘Baby’ by Justin Bieber, featuring Ludacris

‘California Gurls’ by Katy Perry, featuring Snoop Dogg

‘Hey, Soul Sister’ by Train

‘Mine’ by Taylor Swift

Other Categories:

Favourite Book:

‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ series

‘Dork Diaries’

‘Vampire Academy’ series

‘Witch and Wizard’ series

Favourite Videogame:

‘Just Dance 2’

‘Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem’

‘Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit’

‘Super Mario Galaxy 2’