Madison moving into Scotch 80s


Mom-to-be Holly Madison, whose career took off as one of "The Girls Next Door," is moving uptown.

The former "Peepshow" star confirmed the move over the weekend, while we were chatting at the "Rock of Ages" grand opening at Palazzo.

Madison, who was with boyfriend and Electric Daisy Carnival founder Pasquale Rotella, said they would be moving into the Scotch 80s, a century-old neighborhood five minutes by car from downtown.

With their baby girl due in two months, she's ready for less time on the road after several years at Southern Highlands, 17 miles from downtown.

Rancho Circle and the nearby Scotch 80s neighborhood have been home to some of the biggest celebrities in Las Vegas.

The Scotch 80s' more famous residents over the years have included Jerry Lewis, Steve Wynn, Oscar and Carolyn Goodman and comedian Shecky Greene.

Also living in the area: 1950s singing star Phyllis McGuire, a longtime resident of Rancho Circle, and Brandon Flowers, frontman for The Killers, who moved into a mansion formerly owned by Howard Hughes on nearby Pinto Lane.

JACOBS: NO APOLOGY

"Sin City Rules" cast member Alicia Jacobs won't be apologizing for slamming Vegas Seven staff writer Steve Bornfeld on Twitter last week.

Her outburst occurred when she was asked on Twitter to respond to a critical open letter Bornfield had written in April 2011 to Jacobs. Then a media critic with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Bornfeld had reported that Jacobs was out at KSNV-TV, Channel 3, quoting a station executive who said it was a "mutual" parting.

Jacobs disputed Bornfeld's report, calling it "completely inaccurate."

Fast forward to last week.

Responding to the tweet about Bornfeld's open letter, Jacobs tweeted, "FYI - that 'writer' is no longer employed. I'll leave it at that."

Bornfeld has been at Vegas Seven since March.

"I was 100 percent referring to the R-J," Jacobs said.

"There will be no apology," she added. "I don't consider him a writer. I took him as someone who has bashed me every chance."

Bornfeld's response: "I just think it's unfortunate when you call yourself a journalist that you're more interested in being spiteful than being accurate. I left (the R-J) of my own accord. People move on professionally, and I did."

THE SCENE AND HEARD

Former Miss America Teresa Scanlan of Nebraska has contracted dengue fever, apparently as a volunteer at a Haitian orphanage during Christmas break. She has told Miss America officials she won't be able to attend the finals in Las Vegas this week.

SIGHTINGS

Actor George Clooney, launching Casamigos Tequila with partners Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman at Andrea's at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas on Wednesday. On hand for the event: Steve and Andrea Wynn and Larry Ruvo of Southern Wines & Spirits. ... "Coco" Austin of "Peepshow," backstage at "Rock of Ages" (Palazzo) on Wednesday. ... At Lavo (Palazzo) on Wednesday: former NFL star Marshall Faulk and actor Omar Epps, in separate groups

THE PUNCH LINE

"The mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, was seen partying in Mexico with Charlie Sheen. I believe that celebration is called 'Cinco de Career-o.' " - Jay Leno

Norm Clarke's column appears Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.

 

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