Beckhams check bawdy side of LV


British soccer star David Beckham and his wife, Victoria, spiced things up Monday by sampling Sin City's bawdy side.

Spies say they spent three hours in a private room at Spearmint Rhino, an adult entertainment club often favored by celebrities.

When Beckham walked in, I'm told, the scene looked like a jail break.

Beckham and his wife were in town for a long weekend that included the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Ricky Hatton title fight and three concerts by the reunited Spice Girls, who played their final show here on Tuesday. Beckham's wife is "Posh Spice."

The Beckhams had dinner with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes at SW Steakhouse at Wynn Las Vegas on Sunday night.

SHOW MUST GO ON

There's no business like show business, and Flamingo headliner George Wallace gave 'em a show to remember Saturday.

The veteran comedian was forced to wheel around the Flamingo stage on an office chair after rupturing his Achilles tendon earlier in the evening during a corporate gig at Bellagio.

Left with one good leg, Wallace gamely went ahead with his 10 p.m. show -- and had the house rocking while he rolled.

"I didn't want to use a wheelchair, ala George Wallace," cracked Wallace, a reference to Alabama's segregationist governor who was shot during the 1972 presidential campaign and required a wheelchair the rest of his life.

The comedian tripped on a coil of speaker wire during his appearance at Bellagio in front of an Asian banking group.

Wallace finished his gig standing in one spot and walked off using the mic stand as a crutch.

"Everybody thought I was kidding," he said.

During his show at the Flamingo, he worked his accident into his routine and ended up with two doctors on stage.

"One was an orthopedic surgeon, and the other was a pathologist. I told him, "If I see ever you again in light, that will be too soon for me.'" The orthopedic surgeon offered his help and some advice. "He told the boys from Mosaic (his opening act) 'Sing loud, because this is going to hurt.'"

"A camera guy told me afterwards, 'I think you'll want to save this DVD; it's one of the best shows we've had here," said Wallace, who has put off getting a cast on his leg until later this week.

THE SCENE AND HEARD

The finale of the Third Annual image Model Search will take place tonight in the Great Hall at the Fashion Show mall at 7 p.m.

Mike Mecca, chief executive officer at Planet Hollywood Resort, will announce the winners. The public is invited ...

U2 fan Bill Gerski still hasn't found what he's looking for, so he's sold his Hurricane Bar and Grill, 10420 Bermuda Road., in the Silverado Ranch area. Village Pub has purchased the live band venue. "The good news is we'll have one more band this Saturday," said Gerski. Fittingly, he's hired the U2 tribute band, Achtung Baby, for the farewell party.

Correction: The Maxim hotel, where Evel Knievel formerly lived in the penthouse, is now the Westin Casuarina.

SIGHTINGS

Cheryl Ladd, who replaced Farrah Fawcett on "Charlie's Angels," at Danny Ganns (Mirage) on Tuesday ... Mayweather and Hatton had reservations at Pure (Caesars Palace) on Tuesday for the Spice Girls' after-party. Ummm, no, not together ... Hatton turned up at AJ's Steakhouse at the Hard Rock Hotel on Monday with a group of 15. Hatton lost to Mayweather on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena ... Mario Lopez, hosting Monday's "Boobs or Bust 2 -- Go Big or Go Home!" contest at Jet nightclub (Mirage). Jeff Beacher's little people troupe showed up as mini-Spice Girls ... Criss Angel, shooting champagne toast scenes with HollyMadison and BridgetMarquardt of "The Girls Next Door" on Monday inside LAX nightclub at Luxor. We hear he's celebrating his 40th birthday tonight with a week-early party. ... Diana DeGarma of "American Idol" fame, in the audience at Dirk Arthur's show at the Tropicana on Monday ... Las Vegas artist Joni Max, appearing in Tuesday's episode of The Learning Channel's "Miami Ink."

THE PUNCH LINE

"Are you comfortable with the name 'Replacement Spice'?" -- From David Letterman's Top Ten Questions on the Spice Girls Application

Norm Clarke can be reached at (702) 383-0244 or norm@reviewjournal.com. Find additional sightings and more online at www.normclarke.com.

 

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