Filming in Vegas may begin in the fall for "Last Vegas," a sort of "Grumpy Old Hangover" starring (perhaps) Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman and Christopher Walken.
The cast doesn’t seem set in stone quite yet.
The Hollywood Reporter asserts Douglas is "closing in on a deal" to portray a bachelor finally settling down with a woman half his age.
Vulture.com claims De Niro is negotiating to co-star as a bachelor party pal who has a thing for the bachelorette.
Douglas previously told The Hartford Courant his co-stars included at least Hoffman and Walken, but Vulture says those two are still in negotiations too.
Who knows where this will land, but the Hollywood Reporter says the film – written by Dan "Crazy, Stupid, Love" Fogelman, and directed by Jon "National Treasure" Turteltaub – had Douglas on board in 2009, but it was postponed while he was battling throat cancer.
WHO’S THE NEXT KIM K?
I hereby present my nomination for Vegas’ next Kim Kardashian: Sara Underwood.
You see, clubs on the Strip need a new queen lady hostess. Pam Anderson was 1.0. Paris Hilton was 2.0. Kardashian was 3.0. Underwood could be 4.0.
She’s a playful personality on G4TV’s "Attack of the Show," for which she has ridden naked on a bicycle. She’s a former Playmate of the Year. And she’s Esquire’s 2012 "Hottest Woman of the Year."
I was at Encore Beach Club on Sunday when Underwood, 28, partied to DJ Tiesto’s set, but I didn’t talk to her, so it’s not like she sweet-talked me.
Disagree? Then email me who, among regular Vegas celebs, you think Kardashian’s spiritual successor should be.
There is one thing Anderson, Hilton and Kardashian have that Underwood doesn’t: a sex tape. And unlike those women, Underwood went to college.
CUTE LITTLE DOGGIES
On Sunday, 44 shelter dogs were adopted at the awesome "Best in Show" at Orleans Arena, featuring abandoned pooches from the Animal Foundation.
The event raised $150,000 to care for shelter animals, thanks to the foundation, the arena and appearances by Nathan Burton, Holly Madison, Robin Leach and TV anchors Denise Valdez, Gerard Ramalho, John Huck and Nina Radetich.
The bad news: Maybe because of a slower-than-normal auction process, six dogs were not adopted, including a great little potty-trained toy poodle.
So if you’re looking for a new dog or cat, please go to the Animal Foundation, 655 N. Mojave Road, and save some abandoned souls.
If you’re into pure breeds, the shelter has them, from golden retrievers to Yorkshire terriers. And please spay or neuter your pet.
Hollywooders are on the Strip for CinemaCon, where today theater owners will see 10 minutes of Peter Jackson’s upcoming "The Hobbit" in 3-D, screened at 48 frames per second, twice the usual frame rate.
This comes a week after Vegas’ National Association of Broadcasters conference, where the cast and creators of "Arrested Development" reunited.
They announced all 10 new episodes of the canceled Fox classic will be available on Netflix all at once next year.
Co-star David Cross, who played failed Blue Man Group wannabe Tobias, was asked onstage if he saw Blue Man Group while in Vegas.
"No, I haven’t," he said and joked: "There’s an open invitation, but I’m afraid of the scars it would bring back, the wounds it would reopen."
Doug Elfman’s column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He blogs at reviewjournal.com/elfman.