Comedian Nick Cannon is using stand-up gigs in Vegas to debut jokes about his marriage to Mariah Carey. Is Mariah cool with that?
"I hope so," he tells me, laughs, then adds: "I'm talking about everything, whether I get in trouble or not."
He and Mariah are interested in having kids, but he spent the past few days denying she's pregnant.
I asked him whether they'll be ready to take kids to all those zoo/aquarium type things for the rest of their lives.
"You only know when the time comes," he says. "When you're presented with it, you don't have any other choice."
The two travel to see each other on her concert tours and his comedy tours. "She'll be at some of my shows, and I'll be at some of her shows," he says.
And Cannon, host of "America's Got Talent," plans to record an hour comedy show in Vegas for a TV special and DVD. In fact, he's performing tonight and Saturday at the Palms Lounge to get "back on the grind in stand-up."
He also will spin music at the Palms' club Rain on Saturday night. DJing in Vegas is different than in other cities, he says.
"Vegas -- they keep it on 10. It's the max."
LeBron James rolls into Lavo tonight and Tao on Saturday. ... Eve performs Saturday at Venus Pool Club at Caesars, then Saturday at club LAX. ... After REO Speedwagon and Pat Benatar perform at Thomas & Mack Center tonight, REO walks a midnight red carpet at Rok Vegas nightclub. ... "Twilight's" Alex Meraz, Tinsel Korey and Julia Jones do a red carpet at 10 p.m. Saturday outside club Lavo. ... Shawn Marion and Michelle Williams host at Tao after 11 p.m. today for a celebrity poker tournament kickoff party. Others may attend, from Dwyane Wade to Natasha Alam of "True Blood." ... Sean Kingston performs Saturday at club Haze. ... Playboy's Cyber Girl 2010 Tess Taylor models swimwear tonight at club Jet.
"I shaved (my head) at night. Then I went to bed and woke up the next morning, and I went to the bathroom mirror to shave my face and said, 'Oh my god! Who is that in the mirror!?' " -- Freshly bald Geoff Tate, Queensrÿche lead singer, in an interview in today's Neon section. The band plays a cabaret show Saturday at Rio's Crown.
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