For those of us that have strong constitutions, there is the new show at O’Sheas called "FREAKS."
Produced by Anthony Cools, this is Coney Island revisited and (for us older folks) a hint of the great Tyrone Power movie, "Nightmare Alley." The show moves through a series of vignettes, some of which are unbelievable. It’s quite an experience with all acts legit. No illusions, the kind of show Las Vegas does best.
"This form of entertainment is rich in history and has a long tradition of drawing large, curious audiences," Cools said. "The intimate showroom at O’Sheas is the ideal setting for onlookers to experience this type of show. They’re right there in the middle of the action."
"FREAKS" is an extremely adult-oriented production and includes partial nudity, adult language and graphic stunts. It’s for an audience 18 years old and up with performances at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ,Wednesday through Saturday. Tickets are a very reasonable $29.95. See it with somebody weird!
As for me, the career thanks to the Internet piece is going through the roof! There’s just one thing I need – to be on "Chelsea Lately", the very hip 30-minute weeknight comedy show on the "E" network starring the lovely and funny Chelsea Handler.
I’m trying to get a movement started to be on her show, because who can provide more color than me? And we can wear the same outfits! Anyway, I hope word gets out that I want to be on her show. It would surely be a ratings bonanza.
Speaking of movement, Hugh Hefner’s party at the Palms this week turned into a fabulous blond catfight between Holly Madison and Alicia Jacobs. Spectators found the affair a real treat even if it was tacky.
Alicia is a regular on local Channel 3 evening news, the NBC affiliate, and of course Holly was just booted off "Dancing With The Stars" following her somewhat public breakup with Criss Angel and her departure from Hefner’s pad in Los Angeles. Alicia is becoming a major personality in entertainment journalism, while Holly’s star seems to be falling.
By the way Hef at 83 is beginning to look a little tired. Maybe he’s had his fill of dueling divas and the whole thing has become too much for this Renaissance man. Nothing lasts forever.
The Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Arena last week brought stars from all over to Las Vegas. It was a packed house that celebrated Carrie Underwood’s Entertainer of the Year Award. What’s up with LeAnn Rimes? Was that the hubby or the boyfriend?
My favorite was the darling of "Dancing With the Stars" Julianne Hough, who won New Artist of the Year. Julianne will be taking next year off "Dancing" to pursue her country singing career. And, it wasn’t a complete surprise when Toby Keith showed up at Harrah’s. Bet all the patrons at his bar and grill enjoyed the impromptu appearance.
Lots of rumors swirling around Sandy Murphy, who became well known following the mysterious death of hotel/casino owner Ted Binion. Seems Sandy may be getting married. We wish her luck.
Binion’s Horseshoe was one of the most popular and best known hotel/casinos in Las Vegas and home of all the major poker players in the world. The Binion mystery and all that silver buried in the desert created more of the Las Vegas folklore than anything in recent history.
Several weeks ago I mentioned "Menopause the Musical" with my friend Paige O’Hara would be looking for a new venue following their closing at the Hilton. Well I hear it’s possible the show is moving to the Luxor. Many remember Paige as Disney’s voice of Belle, but her run in "Menopause" created a lot of excitement for her fans.
Las Vegas will be treated to Patty Lupone starring in her show "Gypsy in My Soul" at the Orleans. Patty is known best for all of her Broadway shows and is a major talent. Tickets are on sale now.
The International Rock Star Academy in conjunction with Olive Crest will be sponsoring an ice cream social and outdoor music festival Saturday, April 25 at Town Square Center on South Las Vegas Boulevard from 2-6 p.m. It’s going to be an old fashioned get together for family and friends with yours truly there to help in Olive Crest’s efforts to prevent child abuse. Many of our local entertainers will appear.
As a standup comedian Bob Saget is bringing his adult humor to Las Vegas on June 6 at the Palms. Saget is probably best known for his family television shows over the last several years so this sounds like quite the change.
There will be an exclusive Art Party on April 25 at the new Slo-Motion Gallery with six artists showing. Of course, there’s great food and drink. For info call 702-281-2346 or email [email protected].
We can never get enough Liberace in our town. This Wednesday marks the 30th anniversary of the nonprofit Liberace Museum. Some $5.2 million in scholarships have benefited 2,500 students at 120 U.S. colleges through the Liberace Foundation. It will be a Red Carpet Celebrity event highlighting "Liberace Through The Years – The Friends and the Music." For info call Shelley Mansholt at 702-304-1785 or email [email protected]
ND’S Fuego enjoyed a smash grand opening last week. The shaking and moving to the fabulous Latin beat is definitely a needed shot in the arm to our nightlife. Also, Salsero at The South Point has moved to Friday nights. So, dancers can now shake their hips, etc., every Friday.
How about Eminem and that new music video spoofing Hollywood for his soon to be released "Relapse" album. As always he takes no prisoners.
"Poor" Michael Jackson is only $24 million in debt on Neverland Ranch. Well he’s putting up most of its contents this month (April 22-25) at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California.
Just the gloves (all right handed) are estimated at from $1,000 to $15,000 per. Ah, forget those gloves. I really want his fabulous throne!