Graphic Guns N’ Roses Vegas Poster Draws Criticism

Clark County commissioner says she regrets the board renamed a street in honor of Guns N’ Roses after finding out about the band’s suggestive promotional poster.

An ad promoting the band’s four-week run at the Hard Rock Hotel depicts a woman who appears to be sexually assaulted beneath the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign.

It’s a sanitized version of the banned cover for the album “Appetite for Destruction,” which features a disheveled woman with a breast exposed and underwear pulled below her knees.

County leaders this week temporarily renamed Paradise Road to Paradise City Road after the band’s famous song.

Commissioner Mary Beth Scow tells the Las Vegas Sun ( she was previously unaware of the poster and called it inappropriate.

Victim advocates say the artwork glorifies domestic violence. (AP)

Giants Sweep Tigers to Win World Series

The Giants are World Series champions for the second time in three years.

San Francisco closed out a clean sweep of the American League champion Tigers last night with a 4-3, 10-inning victory in Detroit.

Marco Scutaro’s two-out RBI single in the top of the 10th plated the go-ahead run and the Giants held on for their seventh-straight postseason win.

After throwing back-to-back shutouts, the Giants got another clutch pitching performance. Matt Cain limited Detroit to three runs over seven innings. Three relievers delivered three hitless innings of relief. Closer Sergio Romo closed out the victory by striking out the side in the ninth for his third series save.

Giants’ pitchers posted a 1.46 earned run average in four meetings with the Tigers. That is the 12th-lowest ERA in World Series history.

Pablo Sandoval, who hit three home runs in Game 1, was named World Series MVP. Sandoval batted .500 for the series, and drove in four runs. Sandoval had 8 hits in 16 at-bats in the 108th Fall Classic.

The San Francisco Giants’ sweep of the Detroit Tigers set a record low for the World Series’ television ratings.

Meanwhile, the four games on Fox averaged a 7.6 rating and 12 share, Nielsen Media Research said Monday. The previous low was an 8.4 for the 2008 Phillies-Rays and 2010 Giants-Rangers series, which each went five games.

Last year’s Cardinals-Rangers World Series went the full seven games and built momentum to average a 10.0/16.

The Giants’ 2-0 win in Game 3 on Saturday earned a 6.1/11, and their 4-3, 10-inning victory in the clincher Sunday drew an 8.9/14.

Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with TVs tuned into a program. Shares represent the percentage watching among all homes with TVs in use at the time. (AP)

Statue of Liberty Reopens on 126th Birthday Sunday

The Statue of Liberty is set to reopen to the public on Sunday, the U.S. landmark’s 126th anniversary.

The statue has been closed for renovation to its interior, although the public has been allowed to visit its Liberty Island grounds in New York Harbor.

The $30 million renovation that began last year included replacing the stairs to the crown and making them less steep. There are now 393 steps, instead of 354.

For the first time, visitors using wheelchairs will be able to visit one of the observation decks at the top of the pedestal. National Parks Service spokeswoman Mindi Rambo said that is as high as it’s possible to provide wheelchair access while preserving the historic structure.

The statue, a gift from France, was dedicated on Oct. 28, 1886. (AP)

NYC’s Closed Rainbow Room Gets Landmark Status

Even though it isn’t open for business, New York City’s iconic Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center has been designated a landmark.

The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to give the popular nightspot on the 65th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza city landmark status.

The commission said the art deco-style decor “came to epitomize New York City.”

The nightclub has double-height ceilings and 24-foot-high windows that provide sweeping views of the city.

It opened as a supper club in 1934 after the repeal of Prohibition. Over the years, performers there included Tommy Dorsey, Guy Lombardo, Louis Armstrong and Tony Bennett.

The Rainbow Room has been closed since 2009. The landlord, Tishman Speyer Properties, evicted the Cipriani family, which had run it since the late 1990s. A new operator hasn’t yet been named. (AP)

Film Academy Unveils Design of New Museum

The film academy says it has raised $100 million toward the construction of its new museum and is revealing its design concept for the nonprofit facility.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that the first major American museum dedicated to film will occupy the historic May Company Wilshire building in Los Angeles. The design of architects Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali restores the street-front facades of the 1938 building and will include a new modern movie theater.

Academy officials say the 300,000-square-foot museum will open in 2016.

The organization plans to raise another $150 million to support the new museum. The initial $100 million came from private donations from film studios, corporations, entertainment-industry guilds and individuals such as Tom Hanks, Jerry Bruckheimer, Bob Iger, John Lasseter and others.

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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler to Host Golden Globes

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are reuniting for the Golden Globes.

The stars of “30 Rock” and “Parks and Recreation” have signed on to host the 70th annual ceremony.

The announcement was made Monday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, dick clark productions and NBC.

British comedian Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes the past three years.

The pair of funny ladies previously starred in the film “Baby Mama” together and on “Saturday Night Live.” They co-hosted the sketch comedy series’ “Weekend Update” segment from 2004 to 2006.

Poehler’s “Parks and Recreation” is currently in its fifth season on NBC. Fey’s “30 Rock” is airing its seventh and final season on the network.

The 70th Golden Globe Awards  will air on January 13, 2013. (AP)

Nielsen Says 51.4 Million Watched VP Debate

Paul Ryan debating Joe Biden wasn’t quite the same television draw as Sarah Palin versus Biden four years ago.

The Nielsen company said Friday that an estimated 51.4 million people watched the vice presidential debate on Thursday night. It was shown on 10 different television networks.

But that total falls well below the nearly 70 million people who saw the Palin-Biden debate in 2008. That event then was an anomaly. It had more viewers than even any presidential debate since 1992.

Excluding 2008, Nielsen said the Biden-Ryan debate had more viewers than any other vice presidential debate since 1984, when George Bush debated Geraldine Ferraro. (AP)