Tell Brittany the facts of life!

Jun 20, 2006 4:27 AM

I was watching Matt Lowry interview Brittany Spears on Prime Time; she was crying and she is pregnant again and her career is on hold and she doesn’t know what she is going to do. Would someone please explain to her about the birds and the bees?

Why do all these superstar women end up with bad guys? Not only Brittany, but look at Whitney. I’ll do my part and send them each a copy of "Smart Women/Foolish Choices." It made all the difference for me.

CineVegas was a huge success this year, bolstered in part by the debut of a film about (gulp!) me, The Business of Monti Rock, III.

Overall, the whole thing was marvelous and well-organized. Again, I want to thank the panel of Nevada Shorts who chose my film.

If you were star gazing, you glimpsed Dennis Hopper, Sylvester Stalone, Adrian Brodie, and yours truly meandering for shrimp cocktails and other delights.

To Kelly, Carrie, David Kervin, Danny and Robin Greenspun — you are all divine. I was not only honored, I was surprised at the response to a small film produced and directed by a young filmmaker, Danny Lairamore.

At the Mirage, Love the Musical debuted to monstrous fanfare. What can this columnist say about Cirque du Soleil? This is a Beatles-inspired extravaganza, so you can expect to see their music melded with Cirque’s unique vision.

Paul McCartney was in town to preview the show, fresh from his separation from Heather. The word is she is getting $300 million. I warned you, Paul, get a pre-nup! Incidentally, are you in the market for a new partner? Just asking.

On Friday, Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Phantom of the Opera — the Las Vegas Spectacular, directed by Harold Prince, makes its debut. This will be at The Venetian with a brand new $40 million theater built to produce never before seen special effects. This musical has grossed more than three billion world-wide and is the longest running show on Broadway.

For something a little less high-brow, check out the extraordinary "Bodies, the Exhibition" show at the Tropicana. Real human bodies are preserved through an innovative process and respectfully presented. In this process, human tissue is permanently preserved using liquid silicone rubber that is treated and hardened. The end result is a rubberized specimen, preserved to the cellular level, showcasing the complexity of the body’s many bones, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and organs. The full-body specimens can take more than a year to prepare. This controversial exhibition is currently receiving worldwide acclaim. Experience the human body like never before. It opens Tuesday at the Trop.

At the Imperial Palace, Jeff Beacher’s Mad House had its opening pushed back to August, as his television show of the same name is currently being filmed at the Hard Rock.

Over at the Stardust, a truly amazing and mind boggling mentalist, Jerry McCambridge, has audiences in awe of his hypnotic powers. Beware participating as not all of want to act out our secret sexual fantasies on-stage.

Beyond the box office, night life in Vegas in alive and well at the Cherry Nightclub at the new Red Rock Resort. The club is owned by Rande Gerber, husband of Cindy Crawford.

Also you’ll want to be seen at PURE at Caesars Palace, which is really four nightclubs in one. Another hot spot is Light at the Bellagio, a favorite watering hole for high rollers who like the New York atmosphere. These clubs attract a very young MTV crowd, who somehow seem to have plenty of money (try $400 for a bottle of the best champagne.)

My favorite comedian, Joan Rivers, opens July 1 at the Tropicana. She will break every record. Joan is the matriarch of comedy and QVC with her jewelry and creams. We have to marvel at her. Can we talk?

As I noted previously, Cher will be taking over for Celine Dion. It should be a nice, albeit incongruous change of pace for the Colosseum.

Is it true that Kathy Lee is coming to Las Vegas with her Live from Las Vegas show? Please, Kathy, if you want to get the pulse of this town, give me a call. I’ve had my finger on the pulse (not always mine) for decades.

We wish a speedy recovery to Jerry Lewis. Let’s hope he’s okay and up and around soon.

A very, very special thanks to Jarrod Meistle and the owners of Bar Code for a great wrap party — the food, the music, the ambiance were all great.