Steve and Elaine Wynn, who had teamed up to build some of the Strip’s most luxurious and profitable casino properties, are facing divorce for a second time.
Divorce papers were filed, and quickly sealed, last Thursday, Clark County District Court spokesman Michael Sommermeyer told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
The filing comes about six weeks after reports surfaced that that Steve Wynn was informing his inner circle that he had fallen for a 40-something British divorcee with two children.
The Wynns had not publicly confirmed or denied their split until word of the divorce proceedings.
They had divorced before, in 1986 after 23 years of marriage, although Steve Wynn was quoted as saying he never moved out. They married again in 1991 and continued to transform the Las Vegas landscape with their billion-dollar properties.
LOVE CHILD CLAIM
Comedy legend Jerry Lewis is declining comment on a Florida woman’s claim that DNA testing proves she is his love child.
Results of the DNA test were announced last week after Lewis’ oldest son, Gary, agreed to cooperate with Suzan Minoret, also known as Suzan Lewis.
United Press International reported the tests revealed that the woman and Gary Lewis share a very rare DNA marker that indicates an 88.7 percent probability that she is related to Gary Lewis, according to Rick Saphire, personal manager to both Suzan and Gary.
“The combined scientific, physical, statistical, and testimonial evidence puts all doubts to rest: Gary Lewis and Suzan Lewis are half brother and sister, and Jerry Lewis is their biological father,” according to a statement on the woman’s Web site, Suzanlewis.com.
Asked for a comment, the comedy and film star’s spokeswoman, Candi Cazau, said, “Mr. Lewis has no comment — period.”
Jerry Lewis, a longtime Las Vegas resident, has never confirmed or denied that the woman is his daughter.
The woman said she was homeless and living in a car for some time after a traffic accident left her disabled.
The DNA tests were revealed during “Inside Edition” last Thursday.
Reached on Tuesday by Vegas Confidential, Saphire declined to respond when asked if Gary’s involvement meant the father and son had had a falling out.
“That’s for Gary or Jerry to discuss if they want to. But people should not read anything into Gary’s efforts on Suzan’s behalf. This was not about Jerry; it was about Suzan.”
THE SCENE AND HEARD
The Monte Carlo is one of the two Las Vegas casinos that nightclub mogul Andrew Sasson has been “in talks with,” his rep Lisa Long confirmed Tuesday. But “nothing has developed,” she said. Sasson, who founded nightclub and restaurant giant Light Group, has partnered with Wall Street analyst Jason Ader in efforts to venture into the gaming ownership side.
A visibly upset Lindsay Lohan, racing out of valet parking in her car about 3:15 a.m. Tuesday in pursuit of girlfriend/DJ Samantha Ronson, who had just pulled out of valet minutes earlier. They were in town for Ronson’s DJ gig earlier at Prive nightclub at Planet Hollywood. … Pop singer Katy Perry of “I Kissed a Girl” fame, shooting a scene Tuesday for her new music video “Waking up in Vegas” in the valet at the Palms and a Sky Villa in the Fantasy Tower. … Political poobah Sig Rogich with former Pennsylvania governor and ex-Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, dining at SW Steakhouse (Wynn) Tuesday night. … Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and band mates, at Simon at Palms Place on Tuesday for the second day. They took in XS nightclub (Encore) on Monday.
THE PUNCH LINE
“The economy is bad. So bad, even Tom Cruise is taking antidepressants.” — David Letterman
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