As part of Paris Hilton’s Club Hilton deal with the Aladdin/Planet Hollywood, she gets to design her own suite that will be "rented out" when she’s not in town. I’m hearing that pooper scooper services throughout the city have already started bidding to look after Paris’ Tinkerbell when the authoress is here. According to the New York Daily News, when Tinkerbell relieves herself in a suite, someone else swoops in to clean up the mess. I can’t wait to stay in that suite!
Being on the arm of Lt. Gov. Lorraine Hunt has gotten her beau, Dennis Bono, a title and a free trip to China; dissing Lt. Gov. Hunt and Bono on a television series has brought unknown lounge singer Matt Dusk recognition and a major gig at the Las Vegas Hilton main showroom. If you recall, Dusk was performing at the Golden Nugget when the new owners of the downtown venue used his version of Bono’s (U2) song — "One Shot of Happy, Two Shots of Sad" — as the opening of "The Casino," the disastrous reality series about the property. Dusk was given many on-screen promises that never came to fruition and his demise came when he challenged entertainment director Joe Leone after Hunt and Bono were asked to perform despite when Dusk considered interrupting his show. The verbal exchange that followed probably was the best realism of the 13-week fiasco.
The question now is how will Dusk fare in a 1,500 seat room for the next three weeks on the huge Hilton stage? Tickets are only $25 plus tax and fees, which is a plus and the Hilton is giving him support. The press release touting Dusk is loaded with warm-and-fuzzy adjectives. Maybe it’s the syntax and his ego that will get him past his first major test towards possible stardom. Press night is Thursday; I’ll let you know next week.
If MSNBC gossip madam Jeannette Walls is right, Siegfried & Roy are determined to keep their names in the spotlight. Walls reports that the duo is reportedly shopping around a tell-all book about their private and professional lives that could garner a seven-figure reward. Of course, reports Walls, a spokesman for Siegfried & Roy didn’t return calls. I’m wondering who exactly that spokesman is these days since at Roy’s birthday party Siegfried announced that their manager no longer spoke on their behalf and that they would speak for themselves?
By the way, if the book becomes reality, it will be the second autobiography written by Siegfried & Roy. The first was written about 15 years ago and was very "soft." It was in English and German and only sold at The Mirage.
"Havana Night Club — The Show" is still searching for a permanent home and may have found one at the Sahara, as my spies tell me that they have spotted Siegfried & Roy’s (remember they "present" the Cuban revue) manager Bernie Yuman in the hotel. Yuman also manages Gordie Brown, so discussion may be in order for Brown to do an early show and the Cuban show to do a late show. "Saturday Night Fever" ends its run later this month and entertainment chief Ron Garrett has been looking at bookings for December. In the meantime, "Havana Night Club — The Show" returns to the Stardust Nov. 15 — Jan. 11.
David Copperfield is a throwback to the old Las Vegas performance days when a headliner came into town and worked seven days a week, doing two shows a night for two or three or even sometimes four weeks at a time. When the world’s most renowned — and recognized — magician returns to the MGM Grand Dec. 24 thru Jan. 5, he will do 48 performances in 14 days. I’m predicting he’ll sell out every one of the theatre’s 740 seats, as he has done his last few appearances, and he’ll walk away with a wheelbarrow full of cash since he has a four-wall deal with the hotel.
The United in Memory 9/11 Victims Memorial Quilt, a 16,000-square-foot quilt remembering the victims of the terrorist attacks, will be shown free to the public Nov. 19-21 at the Tropicana. The traveling memorial evokes the memories of the 9/11 victims through more than 3,000 18-inch fabric blocks with personalized photos, memories and stories. The quilt, put together by more than 3,000 volunteers from 18 countries, consists of 142 individual 10Â½-square-foot panels, each containing 25 blocks memorializing every victim of the 9/11 attacks. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.