Are you ready for the Playboy dating game?
Thursday night, Playboy Playmate Claire Sinclair started her run as guest dancer at MGM's topless revue, "Crazy Horse Paris."
Hugh Hefner was there to give moral support. Also there was Sinclair's boyfriend, Marston Hefner, son of Hugh.
Hugh took girlfriend Crystal Harris.
And Hef's ex Holly Madison, star of "Peepshow," walked Sinclair's red carpet and filmed scenes for her TV show, "Holly's World."
You and I haven't dated any of these people. How did that not happen?
And Sinclair performs today-Thursday in the European-styled revue.
Sinclair will cover up with pasties (unlike Playboy alum Carmen Electra, last year's topless guest dancer) because of her contract with Playboy.
GOSS, HERE AND THERE
Caesars headliner Matt Goss got a good review this week for his ballyhooed, one-night-only show in hometown London.
"There wasn't a dry eye in the Royal Albert Hall," penned celebrity writer Gordon Smart of the Sun of London.
Goss' divorced parents were there in tears. And Goss, famous in Britain for being in a boy band years ago, announced that women should take off their clothes, but he says that to all the girls at shows.
He returns to Caesars Oct. 29-30.
It looks like the serious bargain days of Vegas are fading. The Strip is bustling and not just at affordable locales.
The high-end, high-priced Wynn, Encore, Bellagio and Caesars Palace all are at or near full occupancy this weekend. That's not unique.
But it's not just weekends.
Bellagio was sold out Wednesday. I was there, and it looked to me as if every table in the casino was packed or at least in play. And Paris Las Vegas was quite busy. Keep in mind that was on a Wednesday at midnight, like the good old days.
And Kerry Simon tells me his new KGB gourmet burger restaurant inside Harrah's Las Vegas has drawn 1,000 people a day.
I'm not saying business is perfect. But compared with the worst of the recession, the Strip is moving at warp speed.
"Roaming the streets at 4 or 5 o'clock in the morning, I've come across many a female that I might mistake for a vampire in one sense or another." -- Corey Feldman in today's Neon
Doug Elfman's column appears Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. E-mail him at email@example.com. He blogs at reviewjournal.com/elfman.