Let’s be shallow and intrusive today. I had the chance to talk to Enrique Iglesias, so I asked him if his girlfriend, tennis pro Anna Kournikova, is improving his tennis game.
Enrique gave me a nice shallow answer.
“My tennis skills are OK,” he said. “I’m not the greatest by any means. Let’s just say I’m far too clumsy to be competing in Wimbledon anytime soon.
“I am really passionate about sports in general — especially water sports,” he said. (Water sports?)
“I also love to fly, and enjoy the thrill of flying my own plane. I just really enjoy the adrenaline rush.”
What do you expect me to ask Enrique? A question about the NSA?
Well, guess what. I did ask him, “What do you think about the NSA spying on everyone’s phone calls and emails and video chats?”
But he is Enrique Iglesias. Enrique Iglesias wants no part of this question about the NSA.
“How do I know they aren’t listening in on this interview? Therefore, I think I would rather not say.”
I don’t blame him for keeping quiet. The NSA is the new “Blair Witch Project,” spooky and startling with a side of egads.
Enrique performs Friday and Sunday at The Cosmopolitan pool, during Mexican Independence Day weekend.
He just earned his 24th No. 1 hit song, “Loco,” on the Billboard Latin Airplay chart.
At the same time, his English-language hit, “Turn Up The Night,” is No. 1 on the Dance chart — his 13th No. 1 dancer.
Is there anything else he wants you to know?
“Keep your ears and eyes open for my brand new album, which is coming out in November,” Enrique says as efficiently as a publicist.
Matt Goss extended his residency at Caesars Palace. Tickets go on sale today for shows in October-March. Goss’ has a new Vegas-y album, “Life You Imagine,” coming out on Oct. 14 in the U.K. The album was produced by Ron Fair, who produced Black Eyed Peas’ “Let’s Get It Started” and Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful.”
FIVE YEARS OF OSMONDS
Donny and Marie Osmond celebrated their fifth year at the Flamingo on Tuesday night. Can you believe it? When their show was announced, quite a few snarky people mocked the thought of the brother-sister act. But D&M have been popular and acclaimed, winning over quite a few irony-laden critics who I would have never thought would like a Donny & Marie show.
I just wanted to give a shout here to Blog.redfin.com, which broke the news that Wayne Newton’s former mansion started getting listed for $70 million. I thought I gave Redfin credit in my column on Tuesday — that I found out about the listing from Redfin — but I did not, stupidly.
Doug Elfman’s column appears on Page 3A in the main section on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. He also writes for Neon on Fridays. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He blogs at reviewjournal.com/elfman.