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Jun 11, 2001 1:02 AM

The MGM Grand is about to unveil, so to speak, the new Crazy Horse revue, “La Femme.”

The dancers arrived from Paris last week, but their handlers kept the public at bay - no interviews, nothing up close and personal. I guess they couldn’t be touched until they cleared customs!

It appears that “Men Are From Mars” is not much longer for this planet.

The word is that the Flamingo is about to jettison the stage musical, “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus.”

The show hasn’t been doing well, especially since former lead Janien Masse left to co-star with Clint Holmes at Harrah’s.

The production never had much to offer beyond the individual performances: A story based on a pop psycho-babble book isn’t Las Vegas entertainment.

I just returned from Atlantic City, where I attended Jeff Kutash’s “The Main Event” starring Bob Anderson at the Sands. The show is getting rave reviews in the Atlantic City press - for good reason: Jeff has a hit on his hands!

The show follows a Sinatra legend story line, supported by the fabulous Artie Butler Orchestra, and of course, Bob Anderson’s expansive talent.

“The Main Event” is in AC for a limited run, and Jeff has been pitching the show to Vegas entertainment directors. Let’s hope one of them steps up and books the show. It has Las Vegas written all over it.

Speaking of flesh, we have Bill Moore telling me that “Nudes On Ice” is ready for another incarnation. You remember the original show that played here about 10 years ago, don’t you? It featured topless skaters performing in a kind-of X-rated Ice Capades. The fun really started when the dancers fell over!

Speaking of fun, Judy Tenuta and Elaine Boosler are teaming up for a show at Paris Las Vegas. These are two of the craziest women, not in the clinical sense, that I’ve ever known. They are so funny, I break up just thinking about them.

Robert Goulet is preparing to open at The Venetian on July 2. The former star of Broadway’s “Camelot” is going to be part of a 1940s style Hollywood opening. The show, which co-stars the talented Paige O’Hara, can’t be missed. He’ll be here for a few weeks, then it’s off to star in a revival of “South Pacific.”

Sheena Easton has been working hard on her new show at the Hilton, which needs a hit since the Scintas left. Expect to see a new, self-assured Sheena, who will be able to carry the show. She’s matured a lot since she’s been in Las Vegas, and her performance will reflect that. Her show will appeal to a lot of different audiences. Especially, the paying ones!