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Looking for truce for ‘High Rollers’

The bickering has reached Defcon 1, the military term for imminent nuclear war.

The production company behind the reality show featuring warring Las Vegas socialites is trying to halt an escalating situation.

Rocked by another blowup, the CEO of the independent production company Evolution Media was in Las Vegas on Friday for truce talks, it was learned.

Douglas Ross, who founded the company that produced “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and “Real Housewives of Orange County,” met at length individually with the cast members of “Vegas High Rollers” in an attempt to lower the volume.

Good luck with that. Dealing with North Korea would be a cakewalk.

The latest skirmish occurred a week ago Friday at Firefly, a tapas hot spot on West Sahara.

Cast members upset with Amy Hanley, the daughter of late hitman Tom Hanley, confronted her over several issues.

At one point, I’m told, poker star Jennifer Harman blocked the door to keep Hanley from leaving.

Eventually the feuding ended up in the parking lot, with Hanley spilling out the contents of her purse at the request of her accusers.

Hanley was under the impression she was going to Firefly for a one-on-one lunch with Lori Montoya, co-owner of Rain Cosmetics with her husband, Ron.

Instead of lunch, Hanley found herself facing cast members Montoya, Harman and Lana Fuchs and sister Natalya.

Montoya’s beef has to do with Hanley repeatedly raising the issue of how the Montoyas acquired Rain Cosmetics from makeup artist Rain Andreani and her husband, Alfredo, who co-founded the company.

Hanley and her mother, author Wendy Mazaros, complained about the ambush on their Facebook pages last week.

Their main target was Lana Fuchs, the acid-tongued Russian businesswoman. Hanley claims Fuchs and her sister got physical.

Mazaros joined the fray by posting links of a story about a lawsuit against Fuchs and her clothing company.

Evolution producers strongly urged Hanley and Mazaros to remove threatening language from their social media sites. Both complied by week’s end.


Singer Pink, spotted in the lobby at Red Rock Resort on Friday. … Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Eddie Jordan, buying socks Friday at Misura (MGM Grand). The Lakers were in town to play an exhibition game against the Sacramento Kings. … At Javier’s, the new Mexican restaurant at Aria (CityCenter): Kobe Bryant on Thursday, Michael Jordan on Tuesday. … Rapper Big Sean, partying with Lakers Antawn Jamison, Metta World Peace and Steve Blake at Haze (Aria) on Thursday. … Rocker Fred Durst, in town to film a video with Lil Wayne, was at Deuce Lounge (Aria) on Thursday. … Spotted at “CSI: Las Vegas” shoots on and near the Fremont Street Experience on Wednesday and Thursday: George Eads, Jorja Fox, Ted Danson and Elisabeth Shue. … Robert Redford’s son, Jamie Redford, at La Cave (Wynn) on Thursday. He produced “Watershed.” … Rio headliners Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis, members of “Team Chippendales” on CBS’ “The Amazing Race,” serving as official Oktoberfest keg tappers at the Hofbrauhaus on Friday. Tonight it’s Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno, fresh from his performance on “Dancing With the Stars.”


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