February 24, 2015 - 10:14 pm
The 20th anniversary celebration of the mob classic “Casino” won’t lack for authenticity.
Nobody knows the city’s mob destinations better than former mobster Frank Cullotta, who will be leading two-hour tours of famous scenes from “Casino.”
The former enforcer’s involvement was announced Tuesday.
Cullotta, who turns 77 in December, ran the “Hole in the Wall” burglary gang during hitman Tony Spilotro’s era.
Cullotta has been making an honest living as a mob tour guide recent years.
The once-a-month bus tours, which start March 18, will start at the Mob Museum with a private tour by former FBI Special Agent Dennis Arnoldy and mob historian Robert George Allen.
Reservations: 702-677-9015 or visit www.FrankCullottasCasinoTour.com.
TAKEN FOR A RIDE
A Montana dog sled tour operator preferred cold hard cash rather than riding the famous coattails of the Kardashians.
Jason Matthews, owner of the Yellowstone Dog Sled Adventures, wasn’t impressed when the producers of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” wanted a freebie after booking a $3,900 tour to take Kim and Khloe on a tour for an episode on the E! reality show.
Matthews went public with the aborted deal after the Kardashian sisters made headlines for a traffic accident last week. A GMC Yukon driven by Khloe slid into a ditch on a stretch of black ice. No one was injured.
Matthews called it “Montana Karmic Justice” in a Facebook post, according to The Associated Press.
“They make 60 million dollars a season from the TV show,” he said, “but they wouldn’t pay for a dog sled tour they booked. They wanted 50 dogs, 5 guides, etc … to work for free.”
He added, “Montana sort of got the last laugh.”
THE SCENE AND HEARD
Donny and Marie Osmond have signed a two-year extension to their headliner residency at the Flamingo hotel-casino. He revealed the news in an interview on “Mercedes in the Morning” on KXMB-radio, 94.1 FM. “Looks like this is going to be an eight-year run,” he said. He recently released “The Soundtrack of My Life,” his 60th studio album. Each song includes a back story about his career highs and lows. …
Leonard Ellerbe, longtime adviser of boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., is feeling very confident now that the superfight has finally been set. He told Brian Shapiro, host of “The Vegas Take” on Fox Sports Radio 670 AM. Ellerbe offered a bold take on the outcome. Manny Pacquiao’s aggressive style “plays right into Floyd’s hands,” Ellerbe said. “There are certain things Floyd’s trainer has noticed over the last couple fights that Manny consistently does. He makes certain mistakes, and Floyd will be able to capitalize on that come May 2. And don’t be surprised if you see a knockout.” …
When pairings were posted Saturday for the deciding games of a dodgeball tournament at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center, a protest arose at the charity event sponsored by the After-School All-Stars. The captain for Team Agassi noticed his team was seeded last, below a team it had soundly beaten. After a brief uproar, the seeding issue was resolved. The team captain is no stranger to controversy and calls for fair play. It was Francisco Aguilar, chairman of the Nevada Athletic Commission and Andre Agassi’s attorney. Aguilar will have a bit more at stake May 2 when Mayweather and Pacquiao stage their long-awaited showdown. …
Las Vegas jazz favorite Jimmy Mulidore performs at Cabaret Jazz on Thursday at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Mulidore conducted for Louis Armstrong and Gladys Knight and performed on albums with Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. Mulidore recently came out with his “Jazz for the Ages” CD.
The show starts at 7 p.m.
Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer, dining Monday at Tao Asian Bistro in The Venetian with his wife.
THE PUNCH LINE
“I don’t want to say the Oscars ran long, but the kid from ‘Boyhood’ just moved into a senior living facility.” — Jimmy Kimmel
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