Doomsday has arrived. Good luck with that.
According to a small religious group, today’s the day the world ends.
I checked in with some local personalities on Friday to see how they would like to spend their last day, if they had one wish.
Here are some of the responses:
Steve Stallworth, general manager of the South Point Arena: “Go back in time and see a great Muhammad Ali fight.”
Anthony Crivello, the lead phantom in “Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular:” “Surrounded by the love of my wife and two children. If I am with them all is fine. What else matters?”
“Peepshow” star Holly Madison: “I would get together with all my friends, have a BBQ in the backyard, go out to an Italian place and then probably go to a club and have a really good time with everyone. I don’t drink that often because I can’t be inconvenienced with hangovers, but if the world was going to end, that wouldn’t be a problem. LOL.”
Wynn Las Vegas chef Alex Stratta: “With my children in a hut on a beach in Hawaii.”
UNLV head football coach Bobby Hauck: “Garth Brooks. Awesome.”
George Maloof, owner of the Palms: “I’d like to go to the Frontier in the late 1970s and be with my family at the restaurant that served fresh Florida stone crabs. That was before my father died and we would eat there. That would be great.”
Tony Cordasco, Red Bull executive and man on the town, said he would want to spend his last day on Earth “watching the Super Bowl at any one of the five proposed stadiums in Las Vegas.”
Mine? A heavenly night at the Sands, watching The Rat Pack.
“I might go crazy and put real sugar in my coffee tonight.” — Venetian headliner Rita Rudner
THE SCENE AND HEARD
Former UNLV basketball coach Lon Kruger returns to Las Vegas this weekend to participate in the fourth annual Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Classic. The fundraiser kicks off on Sunday night with “Opening Night at Bellagio” and includes two days of golf at Shadow Creek (Monday) and Southern Highlands (Tuesday). Kruger, now at the University of Oklahoma, will be joined by UNLV’s new coach, Dave Rice; North Carolina coach Roy Williams, Kansas State coach Frank Martin and special guests Toby Keith and Roger Clemens. …
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres’ Monday show includes her stint as a celebrity Bunny dealer at the Playboy Club during her recent visit. She became a certified blackjack dealer so she could raise money for charities, the Gentle Barn and the Farm Sanctuary. It airs at 3 p.m. on KLAS-TV, Channel 8.
At “Absinthe” (Caesars Palace) on Thursday: Rudner and Jerry Seinfeld’s manager and producer George Shapiro and Aimee Hyatt, Seinfeld’s assistant.
THE PUNCH LINE
“Have you seen photos of Arnold’s love child? You can tell it’s his kid by the gap-toothed grin, and the way he’s lifting a couch over his head.” — Joy Behar
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