Up In The Club: September Celebrity Fashion at The Pool After Dark

Hard to believe that another month has passed and more celebs have made their mark on that red carpet at The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City! September brought some heat along with some cooler temps as well. While it’s always hot at The Pool After Dark, fashion tends to go with the degrees and the season, and not surprisingly, we saw this in terms of celebrity style up in the club this month. Check it out.

Perhaps this one fit the theme.

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It was Back To School with Mr. Belding. Maybe he was going for that principal-ish look. Or maybe the weather was iffy. We’ll never really know for sure, but Dennis Haskins started off the month with a little layering action that would carry all the way through.

The very next night:

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Did Jamie Kennedy really take a cue from Mr. Belding? ANOTHER dark jacket? Luckily this is a popular Atlantic City nightclub and not a fifth grade dance, because this jacket is a bit more snazzy. Is that metalics we see? With black and white undertones? We kinda dig it.

J. Holiday said heck no to the jacket this past Friday and used a dark pink button up as his outerwear if you will.

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The pushed up sleeves and black layered top gave this outfit choice a little edge to match his personality. You can still be bad ass in a button down. And lest we forget, real men wear pink.

William Lifestyle decided to go the same route this past Saturday during his residency gig with Brody Jenner except he went for the open air, flowing in the breeze denim button up look.

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Why not, right? Looks super comfortable and easy to discard if the heat turns up. Equally as important.

So that’s what September had going on in terms of celeb fashion at The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort. Can you feel the testosterone?! Ain’t nothing wrong with that! October should be a fabulous doozy with Paris Hilton and Halloween on the schedule. We can’t wait! Can YOU?!

Rickey Smiley Talks Atlantic City Comedy Festival, Career & More!

Question. What are YOU doing Columbus Day Weekend? Do you have any plans? You should. Because the Atlantic City Comedy Festival will be back for the fifth consecutive year at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall for two nights of rip roaring laughter.

Adele Givens (Queens of Comedy), John Witherspoon (Black Jesus), Gary Owen (Think Like A Man Too), Aries Spears (Shaq’s All Star Comedy Jam), Huggy Lowdown (Tom Joyner Morning Show) and headliner Corey Holcomb (Black Jesus) will take the stage on Saturday, October 11th while Mike Epps (Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam – Live from Las Vegas), Earthquake (WBLS Radio host of Quakes House), Dominique (Tom Joyner Morning Show) Cipha Sounds (New York’s “Hot 97” radio) and Rickey Smiley (Rickey Smiley Morning Show) will bring the house down on Sunday, October 12th.

We don’t know about you, but Rickey Smiley holds a special place in our hearts. We’ve let him into our homes with the Rickey Smiley Morning Show for years now and he just seems to bring a little more to the table. He is one of the few people on this earth that knows how to weave humor into social and political conversation. And of course we can’t forget about his hilarious prank phone calls (Lil Daryl, Uncle Melvin, Buried Alive, the list goes on) and clean repetoire. Somehow he’s also been able to master the live stage, sitcom world, and televised comedy special worlds too. He can do it all, people.

We were lucky enough to recently sit down and talk with him about the Atlantic City Comedy Festival and his comedic journeys. Check out the interview, below.

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TAC: We’re super excited to see you on October 11th in Atlantic City! What can we expect from your performance at Boardwalk Hall on 10/12?

Rickey Smiley: I plan on bringing non stop laughter and making sure that everyone enjoys the show. I want everyone to show up open casket sharp.

TAC: What’s one of your earliest memories of making people laugh?

Rickey Smiley: When i was in junior high school, my teacher used to tell the class don’t laugh at him because he will not stop!

TAC: Little did they all know! One of the reasons that your radio show is one of the top in the country is because you use humor to discuss political and social issues. How are you able to find that balance discussing serious topics in a humorous way?

Rickey Smiley: Because I am very aware of issues in our community, but i must always beware of the fact that i am here to lighten up someone’s day on their way to work, school , wherever they are going, listening to me.

TAC: With that being said, it seems like you have been continually able to grow your career in the right ways from stand up to your radio show, to your impersonations and live tour. How have you been able to do that while always keeping those goals of what you stand for in check?

Rickey Smiley: I have always understood that at the end of the day, I am a comedian and I like to entertain people no matter what the capacity.

TAC: Another huge part of The Rickey Smiley Morning Show is your famous prank phone calls. Is there one in particular that sticks out in your mind as a favorite over the years?

Rickey Smiley: Monroe’s momma!

TAC: YES! What’s the best piece of advice you would give future comedians?

Rickey Smiley: To be true to yourself and be original as possible.

TAC: What are you most proud of so far in your career?

Rickey Smiley: To be able to still be reverent, to be able to deliver a quality show after all these years and to still have a passion for comedy.

TAC: You make people laugh all the time, but what’s the last thing that’s made you laugh?

Rickey Smiley: Probably listening to the callers on my Paternity Test Tuesdays.

TAC: Anything else in the works for you? Another tour of your own coming soon?

Rickey Smiley: Yes, I am going to go on a tour starting this winter possibly with Mike Epps. I just want to say to all my fans please come out and see me at the Comedy Fest and if u are not a fan, i promise to make you one! Hope to see everyone from Jersey, New York , Philly , B’more… love to you all!

We couldn’t agree more! You heard Rickey Smiley, get to the Atlantic City Comedy Festival at Boardwalk Hall on October 11th & 12th! There’s laughs to be had…lots! Show starts at 8 p.m. on both nights. Click here for tickets and here for room packages at Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City properties.


Why Escaping To Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City Is Awesome

If you’re in need of a little escape these days (and let’s be serious, who isn’t?) Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City has the perfect little Atlantic City getaway packaged right up for you. Before you utter another thought, stop yo’self because we need to give you the even better news: This Harrah’s Resort Escape is ONLY $69! – CLICK HERE TO BOOK Even better, right? Maybe even THE best! But aside from the amazing price point, this deal is awesome for SO many reasons! Check it!

1. You score Upgraded Accommodations 

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These upgraded accommodations will most likely take place in the newest, freshest, fabulous Waterfront Tower. The Waterfront Premium rooms are 504 square feet of a perfect home away from home.  You’ll enjoy modern looking decor (one king bed or two queen beds, cushioned bench, small table and two plush chairs) – dark woods complimented by red, teals and tans. And perhaps the most important part, the beds are always super comfortable. You basically sink into perfection. Serta beautyrest, people. You need it in Atlantic City.

2. Diamond Check In

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No waiting in line for you! You’ll be on the fast track to start your Atlantic City adventure right away by using the Diamond Total Rewards card members VIP privilege.

3. Poolside Refreshments

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Nothing screams relaxation like sitting poolside with a delicious, tasty cocktail in hand every and any day of the week. Luckily, it’s summer every day of the week and any time of the year at The Pool because it’s always 82 degrees and sunny! This little piece of heaven also boasts an awesome original cocktail menu with drinks ranging from $10 to $15. Some of the best sellers include Blue Lagoon (Belvedere Vodka, Blue Curacao, and Pineapple Juice), Swedish Fish (Black Haus Blackberry Schnapps, Peach Schnapps, Fresh Sour Mix and Cranberry Juice) and Sharkbite (Belvedere Vodka, Creme De Banana, Orange and Pineapple Juices and a Bacardi 151 Rum Float).

4. Two Passes To The Waterfront Buffet

You’ll find anything you desire right here! Check out everything the Waterfront Buffet has to offer straight from Executive Chef, Robert Schoell!


5. Late Checkout

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Extra sleep in Atlantic City, need we say more?

The crazy thing is that we probably could say more like the awesome Thursday show series’ at The Concert Venue every week and this fabulous Thursday Show Package that accompanies it for $105 that includes 2 tickets, an overnight stay and 2 passes to the Waterfront Buffet for just $105…the intimate classes you can take at Viking Cooking School…the list goes on and on and on!

But the Escape To Harrah’s Resort Package that includes Upgraded Accommodations, Diamond Check In, Poolside Refreshments, 2 passes to the Waterfront Buffet and a Late Checkout for just $69 seems like a really great start, right?! Make Harrah’s Resort your next escape today! DO IT!

Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City Restaurant Week 411!

If you have yet to hear, Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City properties will be hosting a fabulous Restaurant Week from Friday, October 3rd to Thursday, October 9th! What this means for you: $33 gourmet menus and free parking! Woot, woot! Who doesn’t love a deal?

Participating outlets will be Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar, Palace Court Buffet, KWI Noodle House and Mia at Caesars Atlantic City, Dos Caminos, The Steakhouse and Waterfront Buffet at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City and Guy Fieri’s Chophouse, Noodle Village and Buca Di Beppo at Bally’s Atlantic City.

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And because Total AC Blog hearts you lots, we are also offering up some amazeballs room packages in conjunction:

Caesars Atlantic City Restaurant Week Package: Overnight accommodations and a $66 food and beverage credit for $145Book me.

Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City Restaurant Week Package: Overnight accommodations and $66 food and beverage credit for $104 – Book me too.

Bally’s Atlantic City Restaurant Week Package: Overnight accommodations and $66 food and beverage credit for $114 – Book me three.

If for some reason great deals, great Atlantic City restaurants and great room packages aren’t enticing enough to check out Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City Restaurant Week, the actual menus will get you there! If you ever wanted to try out a restaurant at Caesars, Harrah’s Resort or Bally’s, what better of a way? See what will be yummy in the tummy:

Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar
10/3 – 10/4 5:00pm-10:30pm
10/5 – 10/7 5:00pm-10:00pm
10/8 – 10/9 – CLOSED

First Course
Nero’s Chop Salad
Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Olives, Chickpeas, Croutons, Red Wine Vinaigrette
Fig and Gorgonzola Bruschetta
Roasted Figs, Gorgonzola Dolce, Truffle Honey, Baby Arugula

Roasted Filet Mignon
Porcini Glazed Fingerling Potatoes, Tiny French Beans, Bacon,
Port Wine Sauce
Flounder Franchise
Jumbo Lump Crab, Tomatoes, Pea Tendrils, White Wine Truffle Sauce

Steakhouse Cheese Cake
Roasted Pineapple Chutney, Vanilla Bean Anglaise
White Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding
Strawberry Sherbet, “Strawberry Shortcake Streusel”

KWI Noodle House

10/3 4pm-10pm

10/4 4pm-10pm

10/5 4pm-10pm
10/6 – 10/9 4pm-10pm

First Course

Crispy Chicken and Mushroom Dumplings
Stuffed Crab Claws

Peking Pork Chops
Tender Boneless Pork Chops in a Sweet & Sour Sauce
Spicy Black Bean Clams
Stir-Fried Manila Clams in a Spicy Black Bean Sauce

Homemade Ice Cream Selection


10/3 – 10/4 5:30pm-11:00pm
10/5 – 10/7 CLOSED
10/8 – 10/9 5:30pm-9:00pm

First Course

Pan seared diver scallop, over a green apple risotto, with an orange vanilla buerre blanc with a drizzle of chive oil


Fire roasted portabella crusted airline breast of chicken over Yukon and pancetta mashed with a Maytag blue cheese bordelaise
Petit Filet Mignon, Lobster Whipped Potatoes, Glazed Baby Carrots, Sauce Americana


Sticky toffee pudding, caramelized bananas, vanilla ice cream

Dos Caminos

First Course

Charred Spanish Octopus
Chorizo, Fingerling Potato, Chile Vinaigrette

Tortilla Soup
Pasilla Chile Broth, Smoked Chicken, Avocado, Crispy Tortillas


Guajillo Braised Short Ribs
Cotija Mashed Potato, Guajillo Chile Reduction

Pollo en Mole Poblano
Roasted Chicken Breast, Crispy Leg Confit, Swiss Chard, Mole Poblano

Cocoa Crusted Sea Scallops
Black Bean Pico, Butternut Squash Puree, Epazote Oil


Pumpkin Empanadas
Pumpkin Seed Brittle, Dark Chocolate “Mole”, Crema

Apple cider Doughnuts
Avocado Ice Cream, Jalapeno Glaze

The Steakhouse 

First Course


Pepper corn crusted hanger steak,
crispy fingerling potatoes, maître D` butter

Cider brined free range chicken breast,
Parsnip puree, Bourbon brown butter

Pan seared barramundi,
roasted acorn squash, vanilla burre monte


Pumpkin crème brulee

Buca Di Beppo

10/3 – 10/9 4:00pm – 9:00pm

First Course

Caesar Salad
Romaine hearts tossed in our signature Caesar dressing with roasted garlic croutons and Parmesan

Zuppa di Giorno
Ask your server about our soup of the day


Veal Saltimbocca
Lemon butter sauce, sage, prosciutto, artichoke hearts, lemon and capers

Chicken Marsala
Mushrooms in a traditional Marsala wine reduction

Shrimp Fra Diavolo
Garlic shrimp and crushed red pepper with penne in spicy rosa sauce


Chocolate Chip Cannoli
Crispy shells stuffed to order with a sweet, cannoli cream filling mixed with chocolate chips, served over a drizzle of our chocolate sauce.

Italian Crème Cake
Six layers of rich lemon cake and mascarpone cheese filling served in a pool of raspberry sauce and topped with whipped cream.

Guy Fieri’s Chophouse

10/3 – 10/4 5:00pm-12:00am
10/5 – 10/9 5:00pm-10:00pm

First Course

Danger Wings
Blue-sabi dipping sauce

Vegas Fries
Sidewinder fries, “Buffalo Dust”

Jersey Tomato Salad
Local tomatoes, vidalia onion, baby arugula, aged balsamic


English Cut Prime Rib
Natural jus, baked potato

Chianti Braised Beef Short Rib
Roasted Butternut Squash Hominy Grits, Maytag Cheese

Chicken “Fried “Chicken
Local Honey, Peppermill Gravy, Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes

Johnny Garlic Cedar Plank Salmon
Apricot Mustard Glaze, wood grilled asparagus


Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake

Noodle Village

10/3 – 4:00pm – 10:00pm
10/4 – 4:00pm – 10:00pm
10/5 – 4:00pm – 10:00pm
10/6 – 10/9 – 4:00pm – 10:00pm

First Course



Crab Meat Fried Rice
Filet Mignon Tips & Asparagus Stir Fry
Salty Pepper Pork Chop
Flounder Fillet & Bean Curd with Oyster Sauce


Ice Cream Selection

Um, yum! Now you have absolutely no excuse NOT to check out Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City Restaurant Week October 3rd through October 9th! Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar, Palace Court Buffet, KWI Noodle House, Mia at Caesars, Dos Caminos, Waterfront Buffet, The Steakhouse at Harrah’s Resort and Buca Di Beppo, Guy Fieri’s Chophouse and Noodle Village at Bally’s are waiting for you! Whew. That’s a mouthful. And a delish one at that!

Pool After Dark Party Animalz: Meet Beatz The Beaver!

We don’t know about you, but we are HYPED UP today! Probably because it is Wet N’ Wild Wednesday and we know that there’s fun to be had at The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City TONIGHT! Perhaps we should simma down a bit and conserve some of this energy, but why bother?! We know the the beats, the beverages and the excitement will carry us through!

And we owe all these things in part to one very particular party. That is the party of….Beatz The Beaver!


The one on the right, there with his homegirls Chaser The Chipmunk and The Party Pig. Beatz is an extra special one of the bunch because he does things for you that other #poolpartyanimalz don’t! See what we mean, below:

  • Works for Food and Beverage at The Pool After Dark, following in the footsteps of his cousin who is a Director at Bally’s
  • Will never curse, not even to use the word “Damn”
  • Would love for scientists to invent a splinter-less wood

So c’mon, he’s responsible for all your liquid courage, people! What would you do without Beatz?!

Pay him a visit along with the rest of the #poolpartyanimalz tonight! Doors open at 10 and DJ Ghost will be on the ones and twos for the evening. Gear up for another wild ride at The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort! If you’re looking for that VIP status, dial 609-441-5585 for bottle service.