‘Baby-O’ not ready to leave Las Vegas

Baby, it’s hot outside. Which might keep “Baby-O” steaming up Las Vegas a bit longer than planned.

“The heat is causing us to work at a slightly different pace,” explains production supervisor Skip Burrows. “We are getting the work in but we are working around our day work and that may cause us to extend” the shoot from July 16 to July 18.

“Baby-O,” co-written by and starring David Proval (alias “The Sopranos’ ” Richie Aprile), focuses on the romance between a 50-something talent manager (Proval), who’s trying to build a casino that revives Las Vegas’ Rat Pack-era vibe, and a new-to-town singer (played by Theresa Russell) he signs as a client.

Charlie Matthau directs a cast that includes Las Vegas’ own Robert Goulet, plus Joe Don Baker, Rance Howard (whose son Ron has had some showbiz success) and ex-boxer James “Buster” Douglas.

This week’s locations range from the Cannery and Rampart casinos to the Just Jazz club and various private residences.

“Angel” voices: Jean’s dry lake bed usually serves as a backdrop for auto commercials.

This weekend, however, it’s scheduled to host a music video featuring Spanish-language rockers Delirio performing “Angel.”

The video showcases the first single from the group’s July 17 CD release, according to Edgar Escobedo, the quartet’s lead singer and guitarist, who expects Delirio to shoot another music video by year’s end.

Leaving “Vegasland”: Production winds down this week on the political satire “Vegasland,” which has been in production since early April under the banner of the locally based Yuzzi Brothers — alias writer-director Thomas Vosicky and co-writer Kenneth Kit Lamug, who’s also director of photography.

The movie focuses on a professional gambler (Ernell Manabat) who’s kidnapped by a bad cop (Greg Opal) in hopes of exposing a corrupt city councilman (Rusty Meyers).

“Vegasland” was scheduled to wrap in June, but Vosicky notes that one scene will be shot about eight weeks from now — after Opal recovers from spinal surgery.

Ticking clock: Australia’s “60 Minutes” hits Las Vegas this week for a report focusing on poker pro Joe Hachem. The 2005 World Series of Poker champion, Hachem was born in Lebanon but now calls Melbourne, Australia, home — except at WSOP time, when he’s at the Rio vying for another title.

The 15-minute segment will air on the Nine Network’s “60 Minutes” (which, like its CBS counterpart, airs Sunday nights) before the tournament ends July 17, Nine Network officials note.

Scheduled locations range from the Fremont Street Experience to the Strip.

Carol Cling’s Shooting Stars column appears Mondays. Contact her at 383-0272 or e-mail her at ccling@reviewjournal.com.

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