"JUSTIFY">"Arial">A local food and beverage magazine
publisher, who is constantly wined and dined by his advertisers, has entered the
gossip columnist fray you read about last week on these pages. The publisher,
who also does an e-mail column called "The Eye," sent an e-mail asking
The Patch if he felt it was unethical to have book signings hosted by
businesses that he wrote about in his column. He also sent copies of the e-mail
to the gossip person’s bosses, which didn’t make any sense since they
attended the book signings. Oh, to be back in kindergarten.
"JUSTIFY">"Arial">Huntington Press, which is my publishing
house, has a new book out entitled, "Whale Hunt in the Desert, The Secret
Life of Superhost Steve Cyr." Deke Castleman is the writer and he is also
the editor of an upcoming expose about your GamingToday columnist.
I’m totally cooperating with the true confession story.
"JUSTIFY">"Arial">Celine Dion has extended her contract with
Caesars Palace for another year with no financial details released. While on
hiatus from the Colosseum this month, Celine is on the road promoting her new
"Miracles" project slated for release Oct. 12. Let’s hope she
returns from the trip strong enough not to cancel any more dates.
"JUSTIFY">"Arial">One of the Strip’s most talented,
energetic and nicest icons, Breck Wall, and his long-running "Bottoms
Up" afternoon funfest, will be out on the street as of Oct. 16. It’s a
complicated, but amicable parting of the ways with the Flamingo with Breck
telling friends he’s already considering two offers, but neither can be begin
until 2005. Breck and Bill Moore helped me with my show when I first arrived
here in 1967. It’s obvious neither did a good job because they didn’t have
much talent to work with. You’ve read it here first that Kevin Spacey will
bring his Bobby Darin impression tour (to coincide with the release of his Darin
biopic) to the Flamingo in late November and Dolly Parton is slated to play the
Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Dec. 7. Also, the Victoria’s Secret Angels
(supermodels Tyra Banks, Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima and
Alessandra Ambrosio) will be inducted into the Hard Rock Hall of Fame on Nov. 11
and the Bellagio fountains will welcome them with a pink water display.
"JUSTIFY">"Arial">There are plenty of other marquee changes
in the works around the city though I’m told only one affects a major hotel.
Planet Aladdin is looking to bring some spice for its costumers with the old
standby "X" show. The producers claim all the legal hassles are behind
them and that they’re ready to make a splash for Robert Earl and company.
"JUSTIFY">"Arial">"Forbidden Vegas" is still
Westin bound, but who knows when. In the meantime, magician Colin Foster is
holding court. Vinnie Favorito takes the headlining spot at The Horseshoe
downtown, which should be the first of many new ventures along the Fremont
Street Experience. The Lady Luck is eying a new entry and the Plaza is just
about to start renovation on its showroom. No, Mayor Oscar hasn’t been asked
to be an entertainment director though it could be an interesting offer that he
"JUSTIFY">"Arial">The slowest times in the history of the
Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be set Saturday when the track is used for the
Thomas & Mack Co. Walk to Cure Diabetes. Registration for a fun-stroll, 1.5-
or 3-mile walk around the speedway starts at 8 a.m. There will also be free
food, rock-climbing walls, inflatable jumping gyms and games for the kids. Call
the Juvenile Diabetes Research Center Foundation at 732-4795 for further
information and tell them Monti said to call.
"JUSTIFY">"Arial">Las Vegas’ centennial celebration will
officially kick off New Year’s Day with a Las Vegas Convention and Visitors
Authority float in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. The LVCVA will
spend more than $200,000 on its entry that should prove a great investment with
a television audience of more than 27 million viewers predicted. I volunteer to
wear my finest threads to ride on the float. The parade’s theme is
"JUSTIFY">"Arial">New York Post columnist Cindy
Adams, who’s even older than I am, is a straight shooter. She recently took on
sacred cow Oprah Winfrey for booking Amy Fisher "shooter-in-the-head of
wives who did nothing worse than marry lousy men" (Joey Buttafuoco) because
she has a book out. Adams continues, "The Lord may have forgiven sweet Amy
but, not being divine, I personally consider her a pig."
"JUSTIFY">"Arial">Our prayers go out to photographer Ed
Foster on the passing of his beloved wife, Julia, at age 70.