Odom took steps to keep brothel visit secret

Love Ranch prostitutes are being offered big money to talk about Lamar Odom‘s $75,000 brothel visit that nearly ended in a fatal drug overdose, but Odom had “all of them” sign confidentiality agreements, according to brothel owner Dennis Hof.

That was a first, said Hof, who said eight to 10 signed the agreement 24 hours after Odom arrived.

“Thousands of celebrities have been at my brothels, and some have spent more money than that, and none of them have asked for that (from the full staff),” Hof said.

“That’s probably something he learned from the Kardashians and that whole L.A. scene,” said Hof, who wasn’t at the brothel when Odom made the demand.

“They’re getting huge offers. One of the girls was offered $20,000 to talk,” Hof said.

The two girls Odom paid $37,500 each for the four-day stay found him unconscious on Tuesday in a brothel guest house.

Odom, who played in the NBA for 13 seasons and was married to Khloe Kardashian for four years, was transported from the Pahrump area to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas by ambulance. He came out of a coma Friday.

Hof said he would not confirm or deny that Odom had visited the Love Ranch before.

Odom “was in a great mood after he got here, then he got a call and wasn’t happy. It was about the (Kardashian) TV show rerunning something he didn’t like,” Hof said.

Media update

Adam P. Bradshaw, news director at KVVU-TV, Channel 5 for the past decade, announced on Facebook last week that he has been terminated. “Boss and I just had different views on TV news. No hard feelings … just time to move on,” he wrote. He was referring to Todd Brown, the Fox affiliate’s vice president and general manager. Ten years at the station is “an amazing run,” he said …

Former Las Vegas Sun gossip columnist Kate Glassman Bennett is in the news in Washington, D.C., not just reporting it. She has left Politico after a brief stint as the magazine’s gossip gal to join the Independent Journal. She left Las Vegas five years ago after an 11-year stay that included serving as editor-in-chief of Vegas Magazine.

On this day

Oct. 18, 1968: Circus Circus hotel and casino, featuring continuous circus acts, a carnival midway and thrill rides, opens on the Strip. Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, in his 1972 novel, “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” wrote “The Circus-Circus is what the whole hep world would be doing if the Nazis had won the war … and all manner of strange County Fair-Polish Carnival madness is going on up in this space.”

The scene and heard

Former UNLV and Philadelphia Eagles star Randall Cunningham was one of the first to report Odom’s emergence from a coma. He posted the news on his Facebook page after getting a call from boxer Zab Judah, who was at Odom’s bedside when he opened his eyes and said “good morning.” Now a pastor at Remnants Ministries, Cunningham and Judah had just prayed together by telephone for Odom’s recovery.

Sightings

Pro golfer Rickie Fowler, with friends at Marquee Day Club (Cosmopolitan) on Friday, taking photos with fans. He’s playing in the PGA tour stop here this week … At “Absinthe” (Caesars Palace) on Friday for a bachelorette party for Jamie-Lynn Sigler of “The Sopranos”: former ‘N Sync star Lance Bass, actress Joanna Garcia of “Reba” and “Once Upon a Time” and Nick Swisher of the Cleveland Indians … Scheana “Marie” Shay of Bravo’s “Vanderpump Rules,” dining at N9ne Steakhouse (Palms) on Friday … Flamingo headliner Donny Osmond, hosting the Danny Gans Memorial Champions Run for Life at Town Square on Saturday.

The punch line

“Analysts are saying that Joe Biden was actually the biggest loser in the debate and that he missed his chance to enter the race. Yeah, they said entering now would be awkward and inappropriate. Or as Biden put it, ‘Those are my two middle names! I’m in!'” — Jimmy Fallon

Norm Clarke’s column appears Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. He can be reached at 702-383-0244 or norm@reviewjournal.com. Find more online at www.normclarke.com. On Twitter: @Norm_Clarke

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