Michael Jackson has been camped out atop the Palms in a suite with his children for almost two months, according to spies.
He may have arrived under the radar, but he’s been out in the public with regularity.
Twice in a week, Jackson has taken his three children out to see the sights.
They attended the Tournament of Kings at Excalibur on Saturday and took an after-hours tour of Madame Tussauds Las Vegas the previous Monday.
Jackson spent six months in a Summerlin home last year before vacating it at the end of June. The multimillion-dollar home was left a mess, with a Christmas tree still in place.
The former King of Pop moved to Virginia after he had no luck in getting takers for a headliner gig here.
Sources told me over the holidays that Jackson’s handlers were making overtures for a six-figure deal to have Jackson host a New Year’s Eve countdown party. But, again, he got no takers.
"Too radioactive," is the term I keep hearing.
THE SCENE AND HEARD
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams kept pronouncing Nevada as "Ne-VAH-da" the other night. In mid-newscast, he switched to the correct pronunciation, as if a producer corrected him in his earpiece. He probably also got an earful from Nevadans during his visit for the Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday at Cashman Center. …
Holly Kiser, one of the competitors on Bravo’s "Make Me a Supermodel," may look familiar if you’ve driven by Planet Hollywood Resort lately. Kiser, 21, is the face of Privé Las Vegas’ advertising campaign. That’s her on the Strip-facing wallscape at Planet Hollywood Resort, and a half-dozen billboards around town. Privé, which opened New Year’s Eve in the former Curve space, is owned by The Opium Group, a Miami nightlife heavyweight with plans to put two clubs in Planet Hollywood. …
Hacking into e-mail wasn’t all District Judge Elizabeth Halverson had in mind, as colleague Jane Ann Morrison reported last week. Halverson wanted to set up a Web site so she could answer the avalanche of allegations that include sexual harassment on the job to operating a hostile workplace. A reliable source told me months ago that Halverson was frustrated and wanted a blog to tell her side of the story. …
After closer inspection, the South Point informs us their weekend sighting of Kid Rock at the Extreme Monster Truck Nationals was a case of mistaken identity.
George Harrison‘s widow, Olivia, at Monday’s 7 p.m. performance of "Love" (Mirage) with five friends, including Roy Orbison‘s widow, Barbara, and musician Joe Brown, who was a member of George Harrison’s band. They dined at Japonais and spent some time in Revolution. … Former President Bill Clinton, ordering four kinds of steaks, among other entrees, from N9NE Steakhouse (Palms) for delivery to his Bellagio villa on Monday. N9NE chef Barry Dakake oversaw the delivery for a party of about 20. … TV personality Starr Jones, having lunch at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab on Tuesday at the Forum Shops at Caesars. … Tony Curtis and his wife, Jill, with friends at the Tuscany Grill in Henderson on Tuesday. At other tables: Frank Sinatra‘s former conductor, Vincent Falcone, and jingle legend Linda November and her husband, Arthur Schroeck. … Mayor Oscar Goodman, presenting a delegation from The Penthouse Club Las Vegas with a key to the city Tuesday. In return, they presented him with a key to the club. Who made out better on that deal? At Friday’s grand opening on Friday: Artie Lange, Jeff Beacher with Mini-Britney, St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson, "Saved by the Bell" star Dennis Haskins, UFC fighter Frank Tripp and poker vet Todd Brunson.
THE PUNCH LINE
"Wire candidates up to machines so home viewers can give them electric shocks." — From David Letterman‘s Top Ten Ways to Make the Next Presidential Debate More Exciting
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