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Oct 29, 2007 11:45 PM

It’s been a full week for The Full Monti, filled with announcements, scandals, joy and heartbreak — the stuff dreams are made of!

I do not believe these allegations about David Copperfield forcing himself on that woman in the Bahamas. First, I’m a true fan of David Copperfield and may I add he’s a fan of Monti Rock III. Having been on the bad side of scandals, in another lifetime, I still believe in innocence until proven otherwise. We all remember the Duke Lacrosse players. They were immediately branded. Hopefully the millions they’ve received helps to ease the ugly stamp for them.

Gordie Brown and his manager Bernie Yuman, together with invited guests, celebrated Gordie’s one year anniversary at the Venetian Wednesday evening. Guests were treated to flutes of champagne before the show and Gordie’s comedic impressions and energetic performance is always a stand out. The after show party at Valentino’s provided incredible hors d’oeurves and even caviar ”¦ really! The party was full of great conversations, too. I’ll never tell. Well, I’ll never tell all.

Gordie Brown shares the Venetian Showroom with Wayne Brady. The Blueman Group has its own showroom at the Venetian and of course Phantom, the masterpiece of all theater productions here in Las Vegas, is a Venetian feature. The Venetian has something for everyone it would seem.

At the party I ran into my friend Ira David Sternberg, who informed me that his television and radio show "Lunch with Ira" is back on. Yours truly was one of the first of many celebrities interviewed on his program. Ira is a producer at the Hilton and with Barry Manilow, Menopause and The Scintas Laugh Out Loud, it’s all very positive for this landmark property.

Wes Winters is in a show that’s a must see at Palace Station. Wes Winters Live! It’s a classic Las Vegas dinner show at Pasta Palace. They offer two seatings, one at 5 p.m. and one at 7 p.m. The price for dinner and show is $19.95. A great night out only in Vegas, Baby.

My favorite television show this season, Dancing with the Stars, had a little drama when Marie Osmond fainted. Divorce, eight kids, and dance rehearsal every day would be enough for any Osmond. I hope Marie returns to show us just what the Osmonds are made of.

The illusionist Hans Klok is closing at Planet Hollywood. I could have told you so. Robert Earl at Planet Hollywood is gearing up for a spectacular anniversary that will out-do anything he’s done before. Stars are lining up — Bruce Willis, Bruce Willis, Bruce Willis and oh! Did I mention Bruce Willis?

Criss Angel is preparing for his outing on televisions in Phenomenon. His fourth season of Mind Freak is under way and his Cirque show at the Luxor will soon open. With a schedule like that it must be magic.

The Golden Nugget will feature a lineup of top country headliners for National Finals Rodo week in December. The downtown revival keeps rolling along.

Our friend and Las Vegas Ambassador, Tony Sacca, was honored with two awards by the Electronic Media Awards (EMA). EMA acknowledges professionals in television and radio as well as web. Tony received an award for Outstanding Television Entertainment and for Outstanding Principal of the Year. The award for Outstanding Principal is based was based on Tony’s career accomplishments. Tony is the creator, producer and host of "Entertainment Las Vegas Style" which is in its 22nd year. Mr. Ambassador, we salute you.

It sounds like Jeff Bleacher, Mad House at the Hard Rock, may soon be moving. What can I say about Jeff except he’s a celebrity magnet here in Las Vegas. In a way he’s a Monty Python of this century. Ed Sullivan on steroids. Jeff is a host, a producer, an entrepreneur. You’ve got to give it to this guy. I’ve become a real fan.

The Sandy Kastel/Pete Barbutti show for the Children’s Miracle Network was a smash at the Suncoast this week. You can always count on entertainers to support these fine charities,

The Latin beat goes on. Thursday nights at the South Point, Friday and Saturdays at the Havana Grill and now Saturday late night at Circus Circus are keeping our Salseros happy. Good music, good dancing!

Our Sir Lancelot, Robert Goulet, is fighting a battle for his life, and our prayers are with him He was recently transferred to Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. His wife Vera is at his side and we send our love.