Gayle King's "swoon moment" came before she saw "Love" for the first time on Wednesday.
King, who is Oprah Winfrey's best friend, flew in from New York to dedicate her hourlong show to the five-year anniversary of Cirque du Soleil's collaboration with The Beatles at The Mirage.
King, host of "The Gayle King Show" on Winfrey's network, OWN, said she spent the five hours and 36 minutes of the flight listening to The Beatles Anthology.
The big moment came during the taping: "I got to sing 'Love Me Do' with Paul McCartney, and he pulled out this little harmonica and played it.
"That's when you go swooooon! That was a swoon moment."
The show airs June 16.
THE SCENE AND HEARD
Reigning Miss USA Rima Fakih showed up without her crown at Wednesday's photo op with Flamingo headliner/magician Nathan Burton for her levitation over the Flamingo pool. She told the media the silver crown was accidentally broken but didn't offer any details. It reportedly was rushed to a local jeweler for repair. Fakih joked that she was going to use the diamonds for an engagement ring that would top Kim Kardashian's. The reality show star recently got a 20.5-carat diamond from her fiance, Kris Humphries, who plays for New Jersey Nets. The Miss USA crown is made of specially created stones that resemble diamonds. ...
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Mayor-elect Carolyn Goodman, celebrating her Tuesday election win at Vintner Grill on Wednesday with outgoing Mayor Oscar Goodman. ... ABC-TV late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, doing a mock spelling bee segment with Sukanya Roy, who won the national spelling bee last week. Kimmel, who grew up in Las Vegas, wore a placard that read "Jimmy" with the words "Las Vegas Review-Journal" below it, similar to the one worn by Dakota Jones of Las Vegas, who finished fifth. Kimmel introduced himself as being from Kenny Guinn Middle School. ... Spies say a female fan in the front row at Tim McGraw's concert Tuesday at The Joint (Hard Rock Hotel) fainted after he touched her hand.
THE PUNCH LINE
"Incoming!" -- From David Letterman's Top Ten Things Overheard During Moammar Gadhafi's Birthday.