All you need is ‘Love’

Jul 2, 2007 3:51 AM

For the first anniversary of the musical Cirque show, "Love" at the Mirage, we had Yoko Ono, Olivia Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, media from all over the world, and Larry King in town to devote an entire hour to the Beatles.

The Cirque tribute is to the legacy of the Beatles, who created the music of our time. Their music played a big role in our changing times.

My side bar about the Beatles was when I was in London as Disco Tex doing Top of the Pops, the great TV show, I went to Annabelle’s, a nightclub in London, with the fabulous jazz singer, Annie Ross. We spotted Paul McCartney and John Lennon. At the time I was the rage of London. I was Boy George’s mum.

Well, Annie wanted an autograph from Lennon as he was getting into his Rolls. Well, we began to chase them and scream at them, "I am Annie Ross, no Disco Tex, no Monti Rock." What a time it was to be a star, to be a piece of history from a bygone era.

We also just celebrated the first anniversary of "Phantom"; and Tony Danza was officially being announced as the savior for "The Producers" at the Paris.

It’s hard to believe, but in this day and age you can still be new and original. Honestly, I didn’t think it was possible, but I did find out the other night three clowns from the Ukraine pulled it off in delicious style. The show is called Aga-Boom and it’s performed at 2 p.m. Saturday through Thursday in the Steve Wyrick Theatre in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. It’s charismatic, charming and just plain funny. And, the ending knocks Blue Man out of the water. It’s a must see for the entire family. And it’s great to see that Mr. Wyrick finally has a winner at his complex.

This week all my supporters, agents, my marketing geniuses got together at a luncheon in my honor at the Royal Persis, with fine Mediterranean cuisine, located on East Flamingo Road. Say Monti Rock sent you.

I went to the Liberace museum. The wonderful Wes Winters does a musical tribute to Liberace on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. He is a must see. He really does understand the meaning, purpose and intent of what the show is to the audience and the legacy of Liberace.

What is up with Michael Jackson? Is he going to work here? My sources tell me he is leaving Las Vegas. They said he couldn’t find a home. Now the word is he is doing a tour, but we are all doing a tour. I keep running into Joe Jackson all around town. He’s trying to become a bigger star than Michael

One of the pleasant events I attended was the opening of "Defending the Caveman" at the Golden Nugget. The fun for me was to see one man do 90 minutes and entertain. Again, this is a must see.

What is happening at the Sahara? What is the fate of Trent Carlini? Is he staying? Is he closing? My spies are telling me he’s searching for a new venue. We all know the Sahara has been sold and they have a new Japanese show that is brilliant from David Saxe Productions. Entertainment, entertainers, comics. This is all a wait and see.

For those of you who have been watching "Does America Have Talent," America really has no talent. How many reality shows do we need? I really love "Honey, We’re Killing the Kids." Please, we already know America is fat. Let’s not wait for "Hey, Paula" on Bravo. What can we say about Paula that hasn’t been said already?

I had promised I wouldn’t write about Paris Hilton or Lindsey Lohan or Rosie. She lost The Price is Wrong because she didn’t want to relocate to LA. Paris Hilton came out of jail in a media frenzy carrying a bible and now she will become Mother Theresa. What is it, 24 days in jail? Brittany Spears is up to her old panty showing escapades. Hollywood has gone mad, but we are so fascinated by the young Hollywood set.

At Harrah’s, Wayne Newton has been having a full house. Rita Rudner will have a TV sitcom. It’s about time, Rita. My favorite star, Marshall Sylver, who was here when I first arrived in Vegas in a big scandal. I heard all the charges were dropped and he will be opening at Harrah’s sometime in July or August. Scandal is very good for the soul.

Lance Burton celebrated his 11th year at the Monte Carlo. He’s still doing a fresh and wonderful act, and it’s a treat when he calls the kids up on stage.

Last but not least, Steve Schirripa is shooting "Casino Cinema" next month at the Hard Rock Hotel. Hey Steve, I’m a star. Saturday Night Fever 30 Year Anniversary. Call me, darling. How much weight did you gain in those New York restaurants?