George Clooney showed his romantic side Thursday with a Valentine’s Day date with girlfriend Sarah Larson that included “Love,” the Cirque du Soleil-Beatles show.
They dined at Nove Italiano atop the Palms Fantasy Tower before heading for The Mirage.
Clooney wore a dark suit and. Larson was in a red dress.
Clooney began dating Larson last year after they met at Moon, the Palms nightclub where she was a cocktail server. Their romance heated up at the Las Vegas premiere of “Ocean’s 13” during the CineVegas film festival at the Palms.
Larson, 29, has been focusing on a modeling career in Las Vegas, while shuttling between Los Angeles and Las Vegas to see Clooney, 46, one of the world’s most eligible bachelors.
She has been in his company since joining him during his promotional tour of the film “Michael Clayton” during the fall.
Clint Holmes was on the telephone from Atlantic City, quoting the bard of Broadway: “Neil Simon said, ‘Musicals are not written. They are rewritten.’ “
The same holds true for Holmes’ pet project, “Just Another Man.” Instead of the planned off-Broadway opening in late April, Holmes and his team are looking at taking the musical to another city before going to New York.
“We’re continuing to process it, and we feel we need to do it somewhere other than Vegas. Once you go to New York, it’s do or die. After working on it for four years, why rush now?”
Meantime, he’s booked “Clint Holmes and Friends” April 18-20 at Suncoast, after drawing strong crowds during a Christmas engagement.
THE SCENE AND HEARD
Ellen DeGeneres shows up at the door of Rebekah Withey of Henderson on today’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (KLAS-TV, Channel 8, 3 p.m.). Withey and galpals Jamie Bielich, Jaime Gottmann and Stephanie Smith get a big surprise. …
Actor Gary Coleman is fessing up that he got married on a Nevada mountaintop. Coleman, 40, told “Inside Edition” he married Shannon Price on her 22nd birthday after they met on a studio set. Sounds like it might have been a short honeymoon. “We may go a week and not speak to each other, but that’s because you’re thinking and mulling things over,” said Coleman, a child star on “Diff’rent Strokes” from 1978 to 1986.
MAY I RECOMMEND …
The Fountain Lounge at KOI at Planet Hollywood Resort offers one of the most romantic views of the Dancing Fountains at Bellagio. A spinoff of the Hollywood sushi hot spot, KOI has been rocking since the opening of nearby Privé nightclub. Menu musts: the creamy shrimp and crispy rice with spicy tuna. Cocktails in the lounge start at 5 p.m., first dinner reservations at 5:30 p.m. Reservations: 454-4555.
Paris Hilton, spotted by paparazzi wearing a dark wig while dancing at Jet (Mirage) on Wednesday night. She was in Travis Barker‘s section, where he was hosting his “Famous Stars and Straps” clothing line party. Barker joined Three 6 Mafia and rapper Lil Jon to team up for the entertainment. Also there: Juliette Lewis, Young Jeezy, Joel Madden, UFC star Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, mixed martial artist Frank Trigg, poker ace Dave Williams, MMA fighter Michael Bisping, chrome-mouthed rapper Paul Wall. … At Stack (Mirage) on Wednesday: members of The Killers, in a private dining room, with family and “My Name is Earl” star Ethan Suplee and Lewis. … At Fix (Bellagio) on Wednesday: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith. … Rapper Eve, among attendees of the Marciano Spring Collection launch Tuesday at Blush Boutique Nightclub (Wynn). … Young Jeezy and San Diego Chargers safety Marlon McCree, checking out Moon nightclub (Palms) on Tuesday. … Shar Jackson and friends, dining at Hash House A Go Go on Tuesday. … Designer Christian Audigier and his model/daughter Crystal, filming a segment for an upcoming pilot at Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing on Wednesday night.
THE PUNCH LINE
“This is Gary’s first marriage. He served as both groom and ring bearer.” — Jimmy Kimmel, on Coleman’s wedding
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