New venue for Bob Goulet?

Aug 17, 2004 7:41 AM

Robert Goulet is performing around the country in "Camelot," and from the rumors I’m hearing, he’s living in that make believe world. Goulet’s recent Las Vegas ventures have been disasters. Now a fellow columnist is reporting that there are discussions about building a 1,200 seat Robert Goulet Theatre as part of future construction on the New Frontier property. You’ve got to be kidding! There isn’t a solo performer along the Strip, except for Celine Dion, doing that type of business.

Like most, I really care about Roy Horn. I consider him a friend despite what his manager might think of me. So it was with great sorrow that I read that Roy is in Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colo., a highly respected facility specializing in spinal cord injury, stroke and brain trauma rehabilitation. What happened to all the supposed progress he has made these past few months? Roy, our prayers are with you.

The annual party that brings out the slinkiest, sexiest and wackiest outfits — The Pimp ”˜N Ho Ball — is scheduled for Sept. 4 at The Orleans Arena. Tickets are on sale at any Coast Casino box-office, but if you’re not going to dress accordingly, don’t bother to buy one. As for me, I’ve got a darling new frock especially made by a pimp friend.

No surprise here — "Good Vibration," a new musical utilizing more than 30 Beach Boys songs, is Broadway bound and could be heading to Las Vegas if it is successful. The play concerns a group of small-town teenagers who come to Southern California and is not the Beach Boys’ life story.

The Hard Rock billboard controversy is nothing compared to the giant, costly billboard along the famed Hollywood Sunset Strip plugging the negative reviewed art house movie "Brown Bunny." Though it’s been taken down after the Los Angeles press did stories about it, the board showed actress Chole Sevigny performing oral sex on her co-star Vincent Gallo. The film about a motorcycle racer searching for true love opens in Los Angeles Aug. 27 with no Las Vegas debut scheduled.

As reported last week, David Brenner officially opens in the Las Vegas Hilton on Sept. 3 in the small showroom once occupied by Sheena Easton. With the new owners of the Hilton basically an East Coast operation, Brenner has a better shot of success than he had at his last two venues. "Forbidden Vegas" will replace Brenner at the Westin Casuarina in November.

Liza Minnelli is on the road again and I’m hoping a Las Vegas hotel will book her. She played the Garden Theatre outside of San Jose last weekend. Liza did interviews for the engagement, but they were monitored by her long-time friend and tour manager Danny Jacobson so that verboten topics (David Gest, alcohol, her personal life) were not discussed.

"Vegas Cares," a fund raising event to benefit Christine Anderson, is being held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Boulder Station with performances by Clint Holmes, Lance Burton, Bobby Caldwell, Bill Acosta, Gordy Brown, The Lon Bronson All Star Band, Cook E Jarr, Dennis Blair, the Rat Back is Back (past and present), Kelly Clinton and others. Anderson is a single mom of three, ages 11 years to 14 months. She has been diagnosed with debilitating, life threatening cancer. Ironically, appreciative of what her fellow celebrities are trying to do on her behalf, Anderson insists that half of the monies raised go to Shade Tree, a non-profit shelter for homeless women and children. Tickets for the show are $40 and can be purchased at any Station Casino or at the door.