Hilton hitched? Don't bet on it


For a few minutes there, it sounded like Paris Hilton had pulled a Britney.

Rumors were flying that Hilton had rushed to the altar for a surprise wedding in Las Vegas.

But it was all a stunt for Piers Morgan's documentary on Sin City's wedding industry.

Hilton, who recently reunited with beau Doug Reinhardt, and Morgan were "hitched" at the Little Church of the West on Sunday afternoon.

The chapel was the site of another famous mock wedding: Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret tied the knot for the 1964 film "Viva Las Vegas."

Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton were married there in 2000. Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford surprised everyone in 1991. Other celeb weddings there included David Cassidy, Judy Garland, Dudley Moore, Buck Owens and Mickey Rooney -- many times. OK, we kid.

GOOD SHOW, GANG

One of the true surprises of the Michael Jackson benefit tribute on Saturday at the Palms' Pearl was the male dance duo known as Signature.

Surprising to the local crowd, that is. They're no secret in the U.K., not after making the finals of "Britain's Got Talent" last year.

The star is lawyer-in-training Suleman Mirza, who brings down the house with his sensational Jackson moves.

If they were to add some minutes to their act, they could be opening for headliners immediately in Las Vegas except for one big problem: Who would want to follow their act? Mirza's moves are that magical.

So was 11-year-old Elijah Johnson of "The Lion King" with his song-and-dance routine to "Dancing Machine."

With the air heavy with King of Pop nostalgia, no one experienced deja vu more than Imperial Palace headliners Human Nature. They opened for Jackson 12 years ago on his 39th birthday.

Co-producers Erich Bergen and Steve Friess did an amazing job of recruiting all that talent and putting together a tribute show that raised $100,000-plus for music education programs.

SIGHTINGS

Hilton and Reinhardt, making stops Saturday at Privé in Planet Hollywood Resort and the finals of Maxim's Top 10 2009 Hometown Hotties at Wasted Space in Hard Rock Hotel. At Privé, Hilton climbed atop the DJ booth in her stilettos and took the microphone to join in the rendition of the celebrity parody song "Droppin' Names." Also there was Scott Porter of "Friday Night Lights." He was celebrating his 30th birthday. Simon Rex, who performed as Dirty Nasty with Andre Legacy, wore a "TRV$ DJ AM" T-shirt as a silent tribute to the celebrity DJ, who was found dead Friday in New York. ... Sylvester Stallone, his wife, Jennifer, and their children, Sistine, Sophia and Scarlet at "Love" (Mirage) for Sophia's 13th birthday. Later they had dinner with Morgan in the Fountain Room at Koi. ... Backstage after Toby Keith's show Saturday at Red Rock Resort: Roger Clemens, Greg Maddux, former UNLV basketball coach Charlie Spoonhour, and Harrah's exec Don Marrandino, who is leaving this week for a top job in Atlantic City. ... Jason Sudeikis, fresh off of the set of his latest film project, "The Bounty," throwing a bachelor party dinner for friend John Lutz, an actor in "30 Rock" and a writer for "Saturday Night Live," in a private room at Strip House. After dinner the whole group went to see "Peepshow."... At N9NE Steakhouse, in the Palms, on Saturday: Baseball Hall of Fame member Bob Feller, Joe Jackson, home run king Barry Bonds, Howard Stern's sidekick Gary Dell'Abate and Eric Byrnes, who got three hits and drove in five runs for the Arizona Diamondbacks' AAA farm club in Reno earlier against the Las Vegas 51s. It was a big night for N9NE Steakhouse chef Barry Dakake, a sports fanatic: Feller, 90, spent three hours in the kitchen Saturday enjoying a 12-course tasting menu at the chef's table with a friend while Bonds' preteen daughter Aisha hung out in kitchen in a chef jacket and delivered a dessert platter to her dad. On the serving marble she wrote in chocolate drizzle: "I love you daddy." Bonds added his signature to Dakake's Door of Fame. ... Melissa Rivers, with her boyfriend and children dining Saturday night at First Food & Bar in the Palazzo. They were joined by Joan Rivers, who was performing at The Venetian. ... "One Tree Hill" star Chad Michael Murray, taking in Penn & Teller on Saturday in the Rio. Afterward, he told Penn & Teller that every Christmas he gives the entire "One Tree Hill" cast and crew the new season of their Showtime series, "Penn & Teller: BS!" on DVD ... Former Guns N' Roses and current Velvet Revolver guitarist Duff McKagan, dining with Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell and friends Friday night at Eiffel Tower Restaurant in the Paris Las Vegas.

THE PUNCH LINE

"Keeps offering to 'print ya up a bucket a 20s.'" -- From David Letterman's Top Ten Signs You're Dealing With a Ben Bernanke Impostor.

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

 

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