Klum recalls thrill of LV sneak peek

Heidi Klum was only 15, legally too young to see a topless show in Las Vegas.

But with the blessing of her parents, who smuggled her in, the German beauty got her first taste of Sin City during a sneak peek of the classic topless revue “Jubilee” at Bally’s.

“My parents sneaked me. I was really too young, but my parents dressed me up to look older,” Klum recalled Thursday night at the sneak preview of Tao Beach, the new topless pool at The Venetian.

She loved that first Vegas adventure, back in the late 1980s, “especially the Bob Mackie costumes.”

Also joining Klum for the “What Is Sexy” themed event was Czech stunner Karolina Kurkova; May Anderson, who has been dating Kid Rock; Brazilian beauty Ana Beatriz; Marisa Miller, a regular in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue; and Jessica White, the first black model to appear in three consecutive editions of the magazine’s swimsuit issue.

Tao Beach officially opens in two weeks. Jay Z will host the after-party there following the May 5 Oscar de La HoyaFloyd Mayweather Jr. fight.


Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Robert Iler, who play Tony Soprano’s kids in “The Sopranos,” will co-host the evening at Pure nightclub (Caesars Palace) tonight. … The National Jewish Medical and Research Center will honor Sandy C. Peltyn for her philanthropic contributions tonight at the Wynn Las Vegas ballroom. Information: 800-423-8891, ext. 1897. … The grand opening of Bare, the new pool and lounge venue at The Mirage, will be Sunday. … The third annual Meatball Awards, a tribute to the Vintage Vegas performers, is being held Sunday at the Imperial Palace. Information: 731-3311.


Mayor Oscar Goodman, roaring into the LaFite ballroom at Wynn Las Vegas on the back of a Harley-Davidson at the Nevada Women’s luncheon Friday. He was there to introduce his wife, Carolyn, the featured speaker. Surprise guest Barry Manilow, after following the Chippendales on stage, joined Phyllis McGuire for a duet of “Sincerely,” one of the McGuire Sisters‘ No. 1 hits. Carolyn Goodman capped her talk by reading a letter from a Philadelphia man who played on an Oscar-coached youth baseball team for 11- to 12-year-olds. … Klum and Kurkova, ordering up a feast for their suite late Thursday at The Venetian. Staffers from Fix (Bellagio) delivered Kobe sliders, spicy tuna, yellowtail sashimi, lobster tacos, shrimp cocktail, tuna poke, wings, sea bass, lobster, scallops, organic chicken and warm doughnuts with chocolate and peanut butter dipping sauces. … Simon Cowell, having lunch with broadcasting bigwigs at Rao’s (Caesars Palace) on Friday. … … Actor Joseph R. Gannascoli, who played gay hit man Vito Spatafore on “The Sopranos,” dining Thursday with friends at Social House (Treasure Island). … Former NBA great Scottie Pippen, at Tryst (Wynn) on Thursday night.


“It was so gloomy and depressing today, Katie Couric was downgraded from perky to peppy.” — David Letterman

Norm Clarke can be reached at 383-0244 or norm@reviewjournal.com. Find additional sightings and more online at www.normclarke.com.

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