Power surge puts off Manilow show

A power surge at the Paris Las Vegas on Friday afternoon caused a computer nightmare for Barry Manilow, forcing him to move the opening of his new show to tonight.

Instead of a 7:30 p.m. start, the show has been rescheduled for 10 p.m.

According to a release, the electrical problem temporarily disabled theatrical and musical instruments, requiring more than 24 hours of work for the reset.

Friday’s tickets can be used. Those wishing to exchange or refund should contact the point of purchase by either calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or visiting the Paris Théâtre Box Office.


Recent sightings of a slimmed-down Mike Tyson seemed to be adding fuel to an Internet report of a rumored rematch between Tyson and Evander Holyfield.

Tyson, who hasn’t fought in five years, is clearly getting in shape, according to those who have spotted him taking regular long walks near his Anthem home.

He’s lost 50 pounds, according to a Tyson friend, but not because he wants to fight again.

“He’s done with it,” said the source.

When Tyson, now 43, lost to Kevin McBride in 2005, it was his third defeat in four bouts over three years.

Holyfield, 47, has been cleared for a tentative April 17 fight in Las Vegas against Frans Botha.

Promoter Don King told on Friday that the Tyson-Holyfield rumor “was not true.”


The only official Oscar Night® party sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be held Sunday at the M Resort. Magicians Lance Burton and Mac King are among the celebrity attendees. Emceeing will be Chet Buchanan of KLUC-FM 98.5. Red carpet activity begins at 4 p.m., an hour before the telecast. Tickets are now on sale online at, or by calling 702.383.8466.

The premiere of “She’s Out of My League” will be held Wednesday at Planet Hollywood Resort, with a 6:30 p.m. red carpet that’s open to the public.


Six-time U.S. swimming gold medalist Amy Van Dyken, at Union steakhouse (Aria at CityCenter) on Friday. Her four gold medals at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics made her the first American woman to accomplish such a feat. … Engelbert Humperdinck, celebrating a friend’s birthday at Casa di Amore. … Actor Don Cheadle, having mussels and calamari for lunch Friday at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago (Forum Shoppes at Caesars).


“In the Democratic gubernatorial primary, Texas voters overwhelmingly nominated former Houston mayor Bill White over Pakistani-born businessman Farouk Shami. Who could have seen that coming?” — Jay Leno

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