Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa will be warming up Garth Brooks' new home.
"Live! With Regis & Kelly" has scheduled a four-show visit Nov. 22-23 at the Encore Theatre at Wynn Las Vegas. That's less than three weeks before Brooks' Dec. 11 debut in the same theater.
The TV co-hosts announced the tapings during Thursday's show.
Look for Kelly to track down the wedding chapel where she and Mark Consuelo, then co-stars on "All My Children," got hitched here on May 1, 1996. Like a lot of newlyweds who don't remember where they got married in Vegas, she refers to it as the "Chapel of Cheese."
They will tape at 11 a.m. Nov. 22, a Sunday, and again at 1:30 p.m. The next day, the tapings are again at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Ticket information is at https://register.go.com/regisandkelly/tickets/index.
Tickets for Brooks' first batch of shows go on sale Saturday at www.wynnlasvegas.com/boxoffice.
THE SCENE AND HEARD
A chance visit by former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield at a recent Zowie Bowie show at the Monte Carlo has turned into a fun assignment. Holyfield loved the big-band show so much, his handlers asked Zowie Bowie, the duo of Marley Taylor and Chris Phillips, to produce his theme song for his Las Vegas fight in March. By the way, they are filming a DVD of their Vintage Vegas show on Sunday at Monte Carlo. It's for distribution in Asia and Europe. ...
Steve Harwell, lead vocalist for Smash Mouth, is moving to Nashville, Tenn., to pursue a career shift into country music. After living in Las Vegas for 10 years, he just sold his home in Green Valley for $800,000, according to Kenneth Lowman, broker/owner of Luxury Homes of Las Vegas. ...
David Walzog, executive chef of SW Steakhouse at Wynn Las Vegas, is appearing on the Food Network's "Iron Chef" show on Sunday (Bravo, 10 p.m.). It was taped a year ago in June at the Food Network studio in New York City. He faces off against Cat Cora, an "Iron Chef" regular and the only female "Iron Chef" in the show's history. The secret ingredient: "a versatile ingredient that was absolutely fun to work with," he said. Flavor profiles range from "savory earth tones to vibrant high flavors." ...
Belated happy anniversary to Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf. They were married on Oct. 22, 2001. ...
Word on the street is President Bill Clinton is in town for tonight's U2 concert.
MAY I RECOMMEND ...
Caroline Du Lac will pay tribute to French singing icon Edith Piaf on Saturday afternoon at Trent Park (Rampart Boulevard and Vegas Drive). It's part of GirlFestival 2009. For more information, you can go to www.lasvegasgirlfestival.com or 702-353-8178.
Alice Cooper, in the pro shop at the Callaway Golf Center. ... Aubrey O'Day of "Peepshow" in a conversation with her mother at Japonais (Mirage).
THE PUNCH LINE
"Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have invented a robot whose mission is to deliver snacks. Is that really the problem here in America? Are we getting too much exercise walking to the fridge?" -- Jay Leno