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Mayweather firm evicted from office

The promotional company for boxing champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. has been evicted from its Las Vegas office after accruing almost $63,000 in unpaid rent.

Eviction papers were served last week at Mayweather Promotions LLC, forcing more than a half-dozen staffers to vacate the premises at 1001 S. Rancho Drive, near the West Charleston Boulevard intersection. The boxer had leased the office two years ago for $10,781 per month.

Mayweather was the guarantor for the three-year lease, which was five months in arrears, according to the landlord’s attorney, Ross Goodman.

Mayweather’s camp said the boxer, who earned $22.5 million in May from his fight with “Sugar” Shane Mosley, was withholding rent because the conditions were “substandard.”

Goodman responded that the landlord was not notified of any problems, which could have been cured nor did they “respond to my letter demanding they cure the default by paying the outstanding rent or get evicted. They ignored all of the above.”

Mayweather has to file a response by Aug. 17.

THE SCENE AND HEARD

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler confirmed during his red carpet appearance Saturday at Studio 54 (MGM Grand) that he’s agreed to be one of the new judges on “American Idol.” …

Depositions have begun in the divorce proceedings between Mirage headliner Terry Fator and his estranged wife, Melinda Fator. She filed for divorce in Texas in February 2009 after almost 20 years of marriage and earlier this year moved back to Las Vegas. …

It appears Marie Mortera, former weekend anchor and reporter at KVBC-TV, Channel 3 (before the switch to KSNV-TV), is returning to co-anchor the evening newscasts with Dan Ball. She left Las Vegas after two years to join KTLA in Los Angeles in late 2008. …

After 22 years at East Tropicana and Eastern avenues, David and Glen Alenik are moving the Pasta Shop. The new address: Horizon Ridge Parkway and Eastern in Horizon Hills. They will stay open through Aug. 31 and plan to reopen during the first week of September. “Same menu,” Glen Alenik said. He recently served as best man for longtime friend/ESPN Radio talk show host Colin Cowherd at his wedding in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Cowherd was sports director at Channel 3 in the early 1990s and a member of the broadcast team of the Las Vegas Stars Class AAA baseball club for three years. …

Another sign of our tough times: Due to a sharp decline in monetary support from Las Vegas casinos, the University of Wisconsin marching band is unlikely to join the Badgers football team for the Sept. 4 season opener at UNLV. …

The Cosmopolitan’s marquee is going live about
4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

SIGHTINGS

Former “Baywatch” star Angelica Bridges, being presented with a large bouquet of pink roses after her farewell appearance Saturday as celebrity headliner in “Fantasy.” She was facing a diminished role in the Luxor’s topless revue in part for sticking to her guns and staying covered. There’s talk that Bridges, who can sing and dance, has been contacted by “Peepshow” (Planet Hollywood Resort). She returned to Los Angeles on Sunday to take part in the Comedy Central roast of “Baywatch” leading man David Hasselhoff. … Joe Jackson, patriarch of the Jackson family, shopping for suit jackets at the Walmart at Rainbow Boulevard and Spring Mountain Road last week.

THE PUNCH LINE

“Because of Arizona’s new law, a lot of immigrants have fled the state and returned to their homeland, Los Angeles.” — Jay Leno

Norm Clarke can be reached at (702) 383-0244 or norm@reviewjournal.com. Find additional sightings and more online at www.normclarke.com.

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