Maybe it was a case of mistaken identity, or Roy Horn was off his meds.
During her appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” Gwyneth Paltrow recounted a bizarre encounter over the weekend with former illusionist Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy at The Cosmopolitan’s grand opening.
Paltrow, who is married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, said Horn “asked me to lift up my skirt, and then he tried to kiss me on the lips.”
Fallon: “You wouldn’t have thought Roy would do that.”
Paltrow, playing along with it, asked, “What do you mean by that, Jimmy Fallon?”
Searching for words, Fallon offered: “Because he concentrates on magic all the time.”
THE SCENE AND HEARD
One of the concessions won by Palms owner George Maloof in his legal battle with N9NE Group partner Michael Morton, announced on Tuesday, was that N9NE Steakhouse will keep its name. A source said Maloof began addressing the company’s 500 to 600 employees on Tuesday, a day after the settlement was reached. …
Celebrity chef Hubert Keller has opened his new restaurant, Fleur, which features his take on gourmet small plates, in his former Fleur de Lys space at Mandalay Bay. Among the menu items: maple glazed pork ribs and mac and cheese with lobster and brunoise vegetables. A regular on Bravo’s “Top Chef” franchise, he just wrapped “Top Chef: Just Desserts.”…
Rio headliners Penn and Teller celebrate the 10-year anniversary tonight of their deconstructed magic. …
Rachel Reilly, the Las Vegas cocktail waitress who appeared in “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Big Brother,” is among the contestants in the Tropic Beauty Bikini contest, which is being held at The Mirage from Jan. 13-16. The red-haired North Carolinian is the runaway leader in online voting at TropicBeauty.com. …
Turns out we got some curve balls involving the wedding of ESPN baseball analyst Orel Hershiser and Dana Deaver. They were officially married a week earlier than a rep informed us, in an elopement ceremony surreptitiously held Christmas Eve on a lakeside patio at the Bellagio Fountains. Her son and daughter, Spencer and Sloane, go by the surname of Suddeth. Hershiser and Deaver met in Minneapolis, not Dallas, as we were told. Their New Year’s Day ceremony at Red Rock Resort was put together for family and friends. Score that one, in baseball parlance, E-Norm: It was last Saturday, not Sunday.
Nelly and friends at Pole Position Raceway on Sunday. … Latin Grammy award winner Laura Flores, with her husband at “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” inside Luxor hotel-casino on Sunday. She is best known as a member of Hermanos y Amigos as well as for roles in soap operas.
THE PUNCH LINE
“Lindsay Lohan is out of rehab. Gentlemen, start your blenders.” — David Letterman
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