Clinton might get 'Hangover III' part


With a month of "The Hangover Part III" filming set to start in Las Vegas this week, there's buzz that President Bill Clinton might have a cameo a la Mike Tyson in "The Hangover."

Rumors flew two years ago that Clinton was to appear in "The Hangover II" after he visited the set in Thailand.

It's likely, given Clinton's history of campaigning here for President Barack Obama, that he will be in Las Vegas during the filming.

Clinton was here Oct. 9 to encourage early voting in Nevada, a battleground state, and to join Senate Democratic candidate Shelley Berkley at a rally.

In 2000, Clinton was in "The Final Days," a tongue-in-cheek look at his last days in office.

Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms are returning along with Tyson.

Filming for "Last Vegas" also gets under way this week, with a cast that includes Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas and Mary Steenburgen.

It's a senior citizens version of "The Hangover," De Niro told Vegas Player magazine.

LAST QUESTION

With the presidential debates concluding this week, I recalled an interview in July with retiring KLAS-TV, Channel 8 anchor Gary Waddell.

I asked him about his most memorable question.

A satellite hookup was set up at KLAS for reporters to interview Clinton, halfway through his second term. As the host station, KLAS was allowed the first and last question.

"I agonized for days what I could ask, knowing others would be asking their questions," Waddell said.

When it was time for the final question, Waddell asked, "Mr. President, are you having fun?"

Waddell doesn't remember the response, but a couple days later Waddell's innocent question took on more relevance when the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke.

"We didn't realize what kind of fun he was having," Waddell said.

NOT THIS DOG'S DAY

Wedding chapel owner Charlotte Richards has seen it all, from Britney Spears' quickie marriage to the dog story from hell.

But more on the latter later.

International business is soaring, Richards said.

Last week a British couple wanted a helicopter for a vow renewal on the edge of the Grand Canyon to celebrate their 25th anniversary. They brought a best man and maid of honor.

Out of hundreds of helicopter weddings, this one, she said, was close to perfection: a beautiful day, champagne as sunset approached, Las Vegas neon popping out of the darkness on the way back.

If that was a "10," her dog story was an air disaster. A couple years ago, a wealthy Beverly Hills couple paid $500 for their dog to accompany them on a helicopter for their renewal of vows.

But their romantic flight went awry when the large dog "got very sick," Richards said. "You don't want to know how awful that was."

THE SCENE AND HEARD

The American Gaming Association inducts the class of 2012 into the Gaming Hall of Fame on Tuesday at Bellagio. Political giant Bill Raggio, who died in February, is among a quartet that also includes gaming legend Dennis Gomes, Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte and Spain's Julian Serrano, one of the first five-star chefs in Las Vegas.

SIGHTINGS

NHL bad-boy Sean Avery, hosting the official GLAAD Spirit Day party on Friday at Marquee (Cosmopolitan). The event celebrates speaking out against bullying and showing support for LGBT youth. Avery's controversies included bullying and mocking Los Angeles Kings teammate Dustin Brown, a teenager at the time. Brown had a lisp. ... MTV's "Teen Wolf" actor Tyler Posey celebrating his 21st birthday at Tryst (Wynn) on Friday with co-star Dylan O'Brien. ... At Fright Dome (Circus-Circus) on Thursday: DJ Pauly D, "CSI." cast members Jorja Fox and Elisabeth Harnois and PBR rider Brendon Clark. ... Olympic champions Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Chad Hedrick, at the 3 Doors Down concert at the Henderson Pavilion on Saturday. ... Ray Romano and Kevin James, dining with friends at Japonais (Mirage) on Friday. ... I jumped the gun on those Oktoberfest "sightings" at the Hofbräuhaus. The Chippendales' Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis, members of "Team Chippendales" on CBS' "The Amazing Race," are appearing Oct. 26 and Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno on Oct. 27. Friday's honorary mayor was bullrider Luke Snyder, and Saturday's honors went to BMX star Ricardo Laguna.

THE PUNCH LINE

"Campaign song is 'Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.' " - From David Letterman's Top Ten Signs You've Hired a Bad Campaign Manager

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

 

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