Michael Jackson fans who have been waiting for days outside his residence at West Palomino Lane are wondering if he’s beat it.
Fans have regularly been camping out in front of the home more than a month, since word leaked here that a long vigil by a group of British fans paid off when Jackson signed autographs at the home on Aug. 29, his birthday
The fans serenaded him that night and his security detail sent pizzas to the group.
Las Vegas attorney/food critic John Curtas, who lives nearby, said he drove by on Saturday morning and saw three young people with bed rolls.
About six weeks ago, Curtas saw a young woman carrying a wrapped gift wandering around the neighborhood.
“She said she was from Denmark and asked me if I knew what house was his,” said Curtas. She was still there the next day, hoping for a glimpse of the pop icon, he said.
Two young men seated in lawn chairs were waiting across the street when I drove by shortly after noon Monday.
Both were from London, one of them said, and they had been there for five days, without a sign of any activity, other than two men who appeared to be working in the yard.
“I don’t think he lives here anymore,” said the Brit, who declined to give his name.
There have been rumors in the real estate community that Jackson was in escrow on another home.
DION, FAMILY SEE ANGEL
Celine Dion, her husband René Angélil and their 8-year-old son René Charles attended Criss Angel‘s new magic show at Luxor on Monday night.
René Charles is one of Angel’s biggest fans, we’re told. Angel presented the youngster with some “Master Mindfreak” DVDs, his series that teaches magic tricks to kids.
Dion’s family is in Las Vegas taking a break from her six-continent “Taking Chances” tour. Her greatest hits “My Love: Ultimate Essential Collection,” a 26-song compilation, comes out Oct. 28.
CHARO, SACCA TEAM UP
Entertainment legend Charo is in town filming two days of segments for a PBS pledge drive special with “Entertainment Las Vegas Style” host Tony Sacca.
They shot numerous scenes Monday, including a gondola ride at The Venetian.
The open-to-the public filming continues at 9 a.m. today on the Walk of Stars outside New York-New York, the MGM Grand Hollywood Theater ticket booth at 11 a.m., the Las Vegas Hilton showroom this afternoon and a live performance by the duo at 8 p.m. on the Fremont Street Experience.
Much of the show will include footage from Sacca’s 23 years as host. The show airs in January.
Actor Martin Lawrence, taking in “Jersey Boys” (Palazzo). … San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito, dining at Yellowtail Sushi Restaurant & Bar at Bellagio on Sunday. … At Lavo (Palazzo) on Sunday: Wayne Brady and Lawrence at separate tables, Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean and the cast of Showtime’s “Dexter.” … Kiki and Lauren from Paris Hilton’s new MTV reality show “My New BFF,” spotted at Forty Deuce (Mandalay Bay) Saturday Night. … Mila Kunis, best known for “That 70’s Show,” at a birthday party with large group of friends at Lavo. … Lawrence, with Sacramento Kings co-owner Gavin Maloof and friends at Nove Italiano (Palms) on Saturday. … Music star Ray J and boxer “Sugar” Shane Mosley, hanging out together Saturday at Tryst nightclub inside Wynn Las Vegas. … Ray J, performing live at Poetry (Forum Shops at Caesars) on Friday. … At Tao (Venetian) on Saturday: “The Office” actor John Krasinski. … Ray Romano and Kevin James, having nightcaps at Jet Nightclub at The Mirage on Saturday after their show at Danny Gans Theatre. … At Rok Vegas (New York New York): Danity Kane‘s Aundrea Fimbres, with friends, and New York Giants Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor, at another table.
THE PUNCH LINE
“The other night in Milwaukee, a brawl broke out among people leaving a Celine Dion concert. Apparently, the people leaving early were in the way of the people trying to leave really early.” — Conan O’Brien
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