'Idol' winner cool with fame

I interviewed "American Idol" winner Kris Allen because he's playing an acoustic show at 9 p.m. today at B.B. King Blues Club at The Mirage ($10). He's a man of few words.

Question: Is your wife, Katy, here?

Answer: Nah. She couldn't find a flight.

Q: How is she handling all this fame?

A: I get to see her a lot, which is really great. And she's dealing with it great.

Q: What do people say when they approach you?

A: Aw man, you do awesome on "Idol." ... The other night, I got, "Aw, I voted for the other guy -- but can I take a picture with you?"

Q: Do you have any other TV stuff coming up? Like, are you gonna be on "Wife Swap" or anything?

A: I'm going to sing the national anthem at the NFC Championship Game. That'll be cool, wherever that'll be.

Q: Have you heard from anyone you knew from when you sold shoes or from when you were in high school orchestra?

A: Not really. Not that I can remember.

Q: Is there anything you'd like to talk about, musically, socially or a cause or anything? You can tell the world anything you want.

A: Wow. That's putting me on the spot, man. If I was to tell anybody anything: Do good and be good.


The Adult Entertainment Expo will pepper the Strip with porn stars. So, Tera Patrick signs copies of her book, "Sinner Takes All," at 6:30 p.m. today (not Saturday, as I wrote previously) at Town Square Borders.

Check out today's Neon section for my chat with naughty superstar Sasha Grey -- and to get ticket details for the porn convention and porn awards.


Rock star and porn director Dave Navarro appears tonight at Bellagio's Bank. ... John Legend celebrates a birthday at Aria's Haze around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. ... Z-Trip and Too $hort are deejaying at the Palms' Playboy Club at 11 p.m. today. ... Today, porn star Kayden Kross walks a 10 p.m. red carpet into Venetian's Tao. ... Joanna Angel and DJ Jess appear at 10 p.m. today at Palms' Moon. ... On Saturday, Stormy Daniels walks an 11:30 p.m. red carpet at Tao. ... Also Saturday: Vivid's party is at Playboy Club; Wicked's party is at Palms' club Rain. ... And Penthouse magazine's model-search finals are tonight at Caesars' Pure.

Doug Elfman's column appears Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. E-mail him at delfman@reviewjournal.com. He blogs at reviewjournal.com/elfman.


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