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Nick Hissom escorts debutante at event

British model Nick Hissom, whose mother, Andrea, married hotel developer Steve Wynn in April, took part in one of high society’s elite international events in Paris a week ago.

Hissom, 19, was a cavalier — or official escort — at the Le Bal des Debutantes for Charlotte Dawnay, a niece of London mayor Boris Johnson.

She was among 23 debutantes from prominent families honored at the Nov. 25 gala, which was held at the Hotel Crillon. The venue was originally a palace commissioned by King Louis XV in 1758.

Dawnay’s mother, Rachel Johnson, is editor-in-chief of The Lady, Britain’s oldest weekly women’s magazine. Other debs included Tallulah Willis, the youngest daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore.


Franco Dragone, best known for directing Cirque du Soleil’s top shows from 1985 to 1998 and Celine Dion’s first Las Vegas residency, has teamed up with French entertainment icon Line Renaud.

He was the stage director for her nationally televised concert at the Olympia, the legendary Paris concert hall.

Renaud, 83, performed “Rue Washington,” her first album in 30 years, after concentrating on a film career.

She still has many friends in Las Vegas, where she headlined as the singing star of “Casino de Paris” when it opened at the Dunes in 1965 with Elvis making good on his promise to attend. Her CD/DVD of the Olympia concert just came out.


A 400-foot image of a naked runner — with strategically placed blur bars — will be projected on the Stratosphere for Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon. Visible from the course, the image will be tested today from 6 to 10 p.m. and stay up from 3 to 11 p.m. on Sunday. …

A news release from Wynn nightclubs XS and Tryst nightclubs is hinting they will surpass last year’s unprecedented $106,000 donation to Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo’s Toy Drive. The KLUC deejay started his 12-day stint atop scaffolding on Thursday next to NV Energy, 6226 W. Sahara Ave. The drive benefits HELP of Southern Nevada. A $10,000 donation from the “Pawn Stars” helped kick off the drive. …

Gregory Popovich’s Comedy Pet Theater is back at V Theater (Planet Hollywood Resort). The show starts at 4 p.m.


Kid Rock, performing at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards at Wynn Las Vegas in a black Richard Petty-styled hat, complete with turquoise and feathers. … Former American League Most Valuable Player Jason Giambi, ordering an ostrich burger and jicama fries at Greens and Proteins health food restaurant on Friday. … NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick, with his wife, DeLana, at the Jabbawockeez show (Monte Carlo) on Thursday. … Comedian Bill Engvall, joining Austin Law on stage at Gilley’s (Treasure Island) on Thursday. … Actor-comedian Ron White, at “Love” (Mirage) on Wednesday night. … NASCAR team owner Richard Childress, on hand for the opening session of the National Finals Rodeo on Thursday.


“There’s a man in Utah recovering from wounds after his dog shot him in the butt. The police think it’s because the man was wearing a Michael Vick jersey.” — Craig Ferguson

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