TV series to film at Mandalay

Jul 22, 2003 3:29 AM

You’re reading it here first: The spiraling costs of doing a weekly television drama has curtailed "Las Vegas," the new James Caan NBC series, from doing all its filming locally.

Caan and his team will be at Mandalay Bay in a few weeks for some shooting in the lobby, wave pool and some yet undetermined spots.

Bob Anderson and his cast of impressions are unexpectedly back home in Las Vegas. It seems a contract snafu shelved his plans to perform in Branson, though he’s hoping to make it happen in a few months. In the meantime, Bob will be at Frontier filling in for Mickey Gilley, while Gilley recovers from an emergency surgery.

Lezlie Anders and husband Buddy Greco take over the Suncoast Showroom on August 15 for two presentations of "Fever," their tribute to the late Peggy Lee. They’ll be taping to show to potential buyers.

Tickets went on sale Monday for Gloria Estefan’s seven show (October 10-19) engagement at Caesars Palace’s Colosseum.

Sandra Bullock’s recent visit to our city was not just to catch some shows. She was scouting locations for a new movie.

Has magic reached the saturation point? Dirk Arthur has departed the Silverton with his exotic cats following a successful engagement.

I got a sneak peek at the "Zumanity" theater at New York-New York. It’s great and I can’t wait to see the R-rated production opening night August 14.

Is there a nicer entertainer than Clint Holmes? He’s really an ambassador for our city not only with his talent, but with his graciousness and professionalism. His Harrah’s show features the wonderful singer Jeannie Masse and musical conductor Bill Fayne.

Condolences to "Legends in Concert" creator John Stewart on the passing of his father.

You’ll find me at Mandalay Bay on Saturday and Sunday for its Billion Dollar Babes event. It’s a two-day designer clearance sale with items being sold at less than wholesale. I’ve asked my GamingToday editor for a salary advance so I could buy something small.

Howard Hughes old flame Terry Moore hopes to be starting a movie about her life with Hughes within the next few months.

I can’t wait for you to see me on stage at The Castaways.

One of my favorite ladies, Connie Stevens, will be at the Suncoast this weekend.