Offer to Madonna in Celine's absence? Todd English moving to L.V.; Surrender expands

04 Oct 2014 22:50

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A few Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors this Thursday:
Celebrity chef Todd English, who has made racy headlines in New York tabloids with his saucy shenanigans, is moving to Las Vegas to escape the paparazzi there who chronicle his every move.
I have it on good authority that superstar announcements as to who will fill in before Celine Dion's next-year return to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace will be made within three weeks, and no questions, please, about Madonna yet!
A 10,000-square-foot dome standing 18 feet high is being added as a larger outdoor enclosure to Surrender Nightclub at Encore. The structure uses solar panels to ensure optimal climate control for winter. It will be open as of Oct. 22 with 30 additional VIP tables. The flooring can be easily removed to host private indoor pool parties during the colder season.
UNLV graduate turned celebrity chef Guy Fieri (The Quad) and Don Antonio's (Spring Valley) pizza prince Roberto Caporuscio have teamed up with singing Italian chef Dario Cecchini, known as the world's best butcher in Panzano, Italy, to film a new TV series.
First discussions to throw a roast of "Iron Chef" winner Kerry Simon by his friends are underway. It would be held before the end of this month as doctors from around the world arrive with the director of the NIH to launch research and funding for a cure for the Multiple System Atrophy brain disorder that's slowly shutting down Kerry's body.
My normally reliable sources tell me that it's a sure bet entertainment conglomerate AEG (providing headliners at the Hard Rock Hotel, Caesars and the new MGM Sports Arena) will produce major headliner shows at the Venetian's beautiful Phantom theater starting in January.
Carl Cox will be the final artist to play Haze in Aria on Saturday, Nov. 1, when the nightclub shuts its doors.
Don't let these prices become the norm here! We love our restaurateur royal Elizabeth Blau, who opens her newly designed Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center in New York City for brunch this weekend. It will command a sky-high $95 per person price tag before they order Champagne or Bloody Marys. And that's not even the most expensive brunch in Manhattan. Two hotels - the Waldorf Astoria and Plaza Athenee - have $98 buffets - and again before your accompanying alcohol to take it over $100.
Here, Steve Wynn's weekend jazz brunch with 16 live-action cooking stations is $38.95 with never-ending champagne. And that giant Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace starts at $31 with one of the widest selections of food in the valley from fresh shucked oysters, dim sum and pastas to amazing desserts of crepes, cheesecakes and ice cream. So let's keep our prices here less than what's going on in the Big Apple! (Well, the Stirling Brunch at Bally's is the same price as its NYC counterparts, except that it includes bottomless Perrier-Jouet!)
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world's premier platinum playground. Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Follow Vegas DeLuxe on Twitter at Follow Sun A&E Senior Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at


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