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MGM restaurant offers ‘ultimate’ for megafight

A Las Vegas restaurant is offering a $1,000, five-course dinner special that includes the closed-circuit broadcast of the megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

In anticipation of a crush of fight fans swarming the MGM Grand, the host hotel’s Crush restaurant is planning the “ultimate VIP experience.”

Partner and celebrity bartender John O’Donnell said fight fans will have their choice of a 28-ounce ribeye steak or a 16-ounce Maine lobster tail, plus all-you-can-drink high-end California wine and open bar.

Crush will be curtained off and closed to the public from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Tap Sports Bar at the MGM Grand is also closing to the public for a closed-circuit viewing special that includes food and drink. It is for hotel guests only and it is already sold out. VIP seating went for $475.

Only MGM Resorts properties are showing the closed-circuit broadcast.


Attorney Jim Jimmerson has been busy with celebrity breakups.

Jimmerson, who represented billionaire Steve Wynn in his 2010 divorce from Elaine Wynn, is representing Mirage headliner Terry Fator in his divorce proceedings.

Fator is filing for divorce from Taylor Makakoa, his onstage assistant. They were married in 2010, when he was 45 and she was 22. Fator is filing on grounds of incompatibility.

Jimmerson’s recent celebrity clients include Pamela Anderson, who is in the process of divorcing Rick Salomon; Clint Eastwood’s daughter, Francesa Eastwood, who had her marriage to Maroon 5 manager Jordan Feldstein (and brother of actor Jonah Hill) and Isabella Cruise, who was married to Eddie Frencher.

She is the daughter of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.


Hearing that Mayweather’s after-party will be held at the PBR Rockhouse at Planet Hollywood Resort on the Miracle Mile. …

Remember when the Boogie Knights, a disco band with cheesy wigs and an ardent following, had a long run here? Well, there are strong rumblings that a major disco production is headed for Las Vegas. Time to break out my prized zebra platform shoes. …

The Orleans was risking the famous wrath of Don Rickles, the King of Insults, last week when his name was spelled Rickels on the marquee.


John Boehner, speaker of the House of Representatives, touring the Cleveland Clinic Larry Ruvo Center for Brain Health on Friday. … At Beacher’s Madhouse (MGM Grand) on Friday: Lisa Marie Presley, among Ryan Cabrera’s entourage after his concert at the Hard Rock Hotel. They were cheering on a mini-Sisqo when the real Sisqo jumped onstage and joined the singing.


“The city of San Francisco announced that on Jan. 1 tobacco of any kind will be illegal. So you’ll finally be able to say to a police officer, ‘No, no, this is just weed.’ ” — Seth Meyers

Norm Clarke’s column appears Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Reach him at 702-383-0244 or norm@reviewjournal.com. Find more at normclarke.com. Follow @Norm_Clarke on Twitter.

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