“I know all about discrimination in the South. We faced it a lot back in the early days of the Allman Brothers. A bunch of long-hairs running around with a black guy?”
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Jay Mohr tells me he signed a new contract to stay on through 2015 at the South Point, where he performs this Friday through Sunday. That means the actor-comedian also signed up his wife, actress Nikki Cox of NBC’s old “Las Vegas,” to keep writing jokes for Vegas audiences.
Making sure kids eat properly during summer is not some abstract political football. It’s a real problem. Jeff Bridges doesn’t even live in Vegas. But he understands what’s at stake and refuses to do nothing.
When I was a boy, my single mom worked (three jobs in lean years), so on lonelier afternoons, I raised myself in front of the TV, learning how to be a man from surrogate fathers Alan Alda, John Ritter and William Shatner.
Kathleen Madigan and Lewis Black decided to go golfing when they were in Ireland in May, but even on a spring day, the wet wind blew a cyclone-ish 60 mph.
Plenty of Vegas dancers have been weighed regularly by employers because if they put on a few pounds, they could lose their gigs. That’s brutal. But they’re usually young or young-ish, at least. Ian Ziering is 50.
Mr. and Mrs. G shoot at each other, daily. She fires arrows directly at heart-shaped targets he holds over his Cupid-struck chest.
Two friends from UNLV film school decided they should ride motorcycles 10,000 miles to Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival, and film their road trip. Now they have a subtly compelling documentary coming out Tuesday during World Cup week.
They say that “whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” but “Full House” stars Bob Saget and John Stamos partied so hard one night that they ended up sleeping together.
Sammy Shore, actor Pauly Shore’s father, ran with the likes of Elvis “the King” Presley in the late 60s, early 70s as his comic opening act. These days, he’s running with the hound dogs and all sorts of creatures.
How does a person get to be on a first-name basis with Sly Stallone? In Randy Couture’s case, he was such a baddasador (an MMA champ with acting chops) that Sly cast him in “The Expendibles.”
Las Vegas’ Erotic Heritage Museum has offered a $100,000-a-year job to Monica Lewinsky, plus $250,000 for her infamous blue dress — which could go on display with Jackie O’s undies and Pat Nixon’s bra.
If only the William Shatner of today could intersect with the Rat Pack of yesteryear, a group of famed actors which included: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and other legendary talents of the silver screen.
Kathy Griffin is fired up today. She is dealing with death threats from Demi Lovato fans. Meanwhile, she’s planning a documentary about her “93-year-old alcoholic mother.”
“I can out-talk all these (expletive) (expletives), and I’m way more personable than most of them.”
Do you wait until the last minute to make plans for Memorial Day weekend? I do, and I hate that about myself. So let’s look at the week ahead and consider ideas, starting with Chris Tucker.
Cheech & Chong will go up in smoke Friday at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel. So I got Tommy Chong on the phone for some high times.
Lewis Black has a new stand-up special running on Epix TV, and it’s subtitled “Live at the Borgata,” so I told him, “How dare you do it in Atlantic City instead of Vegas.”
Hugh Hefner’s wife has plans to tear it up Saturday at Rehab dayclub, and not just with her Playmate wiles. She’ll be DJing there Saturday and throughout the summer.
The last time I talked to LeAnn Rimes, years ago, she told me how great she was getting along with her husband at the time. A lot has changed.
When I ask chefs who the biggest chef in the world is, they still answer: Joel Robuchon. He’s the “Chef of the (20th) Century” whose restaurants have earned more Michelin stars than anyone else.
On Sunday, Josh Strickland will sing the national anthem at Aid For Aids of Nevada’s AIDS Walk, thus launching 24,000 feet on their way to raise money to help people live and overcome challenges. Strickland is one of the friendliest performers I’ve met in Vegas, and possibly the Strip’s prettiest male star.
Dear hotel executives. You made a fine choice in hiring Mike Birbiglia to perform Saturday at The Mirage. Not only is he a great comedian who stars in movies and public radio, he’s ready to give you his paycheck back.
Cleve Jones is a 59-year-old gay America, so you know what that means. It means he was once considered an enemy of the state.
You know all about Steve Wynn (he fights with George Clooney), and Elaine (she fights for public schools) and Andrea (she opens restaurants). Now let me introduce you to the groovy Wynn.