It’s finally happening: Monte Rock III’s new "Doo Wop & Oldies Forever" show debuts at the Castaways Thursday night for a three-night engagement. The show is a tribute to the great names of doo wop and oldies music. At my age, I probably know as much as anyone about Golden Oldies. Come on out to the Castaways for some blasts from the past!
Rumors keep circulating that Elton John will play the Colosseum before Celine Dion’s three-year run is completed. My spies tell me it’ll happen with Sir Elton doing late shows on Friday and Saturday night and early shows on Dion’s day off.
I find it hilarious that Dick Feeney is now talking about the show he’ll bring into the Sahara when Steve Wyrick departs after screaming at me for weeks that what I reported wasn’t true.
What’s in a name? When you choose one that sounds like a fish, you’re going to change it. Or maybe filet it. That’s what has happened at Prana, which is now going by Crustacean Las Vegas. The name change was made to capitalize on the hit restaurant in Los Angeles.
"Zumanity" hits the New York-New York stage on August 14 with a major opening night that I’ll be attending. I hear the show is a challenge to the high-end gentlemen’s clubs in town. I plan on visiting some of those just prior to the opening so I’ll be able to compare.
Lots of local acts are hitting the road during their hiatuses. Jimmy Hopper heads east along with The Scintas for a couple of dates and Clint Holmes goes south to Los Angeles.
Bruce Springsteen is heading west for a couple of concerts, but no local dates are set as of this writing and that can easily change ”¦ Sheena Easton just left the Hilton and is looking for an intimate room to set up shop”¦ Elvis did sensational business at the Hilton, but it remains to be seen if good-looking impersonator Trent Carlini can bring the crowds into the huge Hilton showroom.
Station Casinos is bringing back the old days with dates planned for Ronnie Milsap, the Four Lads, the Four Aces, and my fave, Michael McDonald from the Doobie Brothers.
Darren Romeo, who couldn’t score at the Mirage despite all the money and hype and backing of Siegfried & Roy, is doing sensational SRO business at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla. He’s been pleasing crowds so much that Universal Studios Orlando wants him to join its family for a long run.
Joe Krathwohl, the Birdman of Las Vegas, still can’t get another perch since flying the Tropicana coop.
Jenny McCarthy recently took in the "Crazy Girls" revue at the Riviera. Jenny is looking better than ever and will be hosting her own MTV show soon. The Chicago native’s career began when she was Miss October in 1993 and Playmate of the Year in 1994. She’s had guest appearances in "Silk Stalkings," "Baywatch" and "Wings" before moving on to host Playboy’s "Hot Rocks" and co-hosting MTV’s "Singled Out."
Siegfried & Roy will be hitting the large and small screen again. The pair is featured in "Showboy," a film relating the story of a dismissed writer of the TV show "Six Feet Under" who attempts to become a Las Vegas show.
"Showboy" will be shown in Regal Cinemas around the country starting in the fall and part of Direct TV’s pay-per-view service.
I auditioned for the movie, but the casting director wanted straight actors. The ACLU is handling my civil action.