Siegfried back from eye injury

First came the sighting of Las Vegas entertainment legend Siegfried Fischbacher sporting an eye patch in public. Now comes confirmation that Fischbacher, who turns 72 next month, has put his Spanish Trail home up for sale.

Not to worry, I’m told. It was a slight eye injury, and Fischbacher has recovered and is doing fine.

Speculation spiked when Siegfried & Roy showed up to support team member Lynette Chappell, an honoree, at the Latin Chamber of Commerce’s May 11 event, the Señoras of Excellence and Señores of Distinction, at Caesars Palace.

Days later, word was posted on the Siegfried & Roy Facebook page that he was "doing great and no longer needs the eye patch."

Fischbacher’s home was listed for sale Friday. The asking price is $1.95 million for the 7,200-square-foot, two-story residence.

The house has golf course frontage along with five bedrooms and five bathrooms.

It was listed by celebrity broker Zar Zanganeh of Luxe Estates Collection.

Zanganeh also did the $30 million deal that was to turn Wayne Newton’s Casa de Shenandoah into a "Graceland West" tourist attraction with a museum and tour stops. Zanganeh brokered Michael Jackson’s homes here.

The Newton project landed in court last week, with one of his partners alleging Newton stalled the project to prevent its completion. A lawsuit cites mismanagement, animal abuse and sexual harassment.

Mirage headliner Terry Fator recently purchased Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin’s former home on the corner of Tomiyasu Lane and Maule Avenue for $1.5 million.


Hundreds gathered at Turnberry Place’s Stirling Club for one last time Friday, with Kelly Clinton closing the raucous night with Donna Summer’s "Last Dance." Summer died Thursday at 63.

Rumors flew throughout the night that a savior would be announcing the 11-year-old private club would be saved. The announcement never came.

Clinton, who spent the past eight-plus years as the resident entertainer and entertainment director, shared the microphone with guest singers, including her husband Clint Holmes, Ronnie Rose, Gail Holmes Steele, Tommy Steele and real estate broker David Atwell.

The night wouldn’t have been complete without Atwell, one of the club’s more popular members, belting out his signature song, "Mustang Sally." He recently returned to singing in public after a battle with throat cancer.

The Stirling Club started on a high note with Jack Nicholson, James Caan, Cheryl Tiegs and Alana Stewart attending opening night.

"It’s a bummer," Clinton said. "I feel so bad for the people not to have their club."


Supporters of KLAS-TV, Channel 8 weekend anchor/reporter Chris Saldana have launched a Facebook campaign for the openly gay morning anchor. They are pushing the CBS affiliate to promote Saldana to Dave McCann’s soon-to-be-vacated morning anchor chair opposite Dayna Roselli. …

There have been rumblings that former Channel 3 news anchors Kendall Tenney and Beth Fisher are being considered for an anchor role at an unidentified local TV station.


Lisa Marie Presley, with husband Michael Lockwood and twins Harper and Finley, at "Viva Elvis" (Aria) on Friday. She’s in town to be a presenter tonight at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden. … At Surrender Nightclub (Encore) on Friday: Soccer superstar Wayne Rooney of Manchester United, with his wife, Colleen. Also at Surrender on Friday: Dallas Mavericks owner and billionaire Mark Cuban, in town celebrating the bachelor party of Mavs star Dirk Nowitzki. Cuban was spotted chatting up Rooney, who was at the next table. … Rooney and his wife attended Elton John’s show (Caesars Palace) on Saturday night. Also there: Dr. Drew Pinsky. … Singer Chris Brown, surprising the Marquee crowd with two songs. He was at The Cosmopolitan hot spot with his girlfriend Karrueche Tran. … Nikki Reed of "Twilight," in a group at Tao (The Venetian) that included her husband, Paul McDonald of "American Idol," and Alexa Vega of "Spy Kids." … Kat Graham of "Vampire Diaries," at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens (Paris Las Vegas) on Friday. At a nearby table: Baltimore Ravens All-Pro safety Ed Reed, with teammates Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb, celebrating Webb’s $50 million contract with the Ravens.


"CNN’s ratings hit a 15-year low this week. In fact, things are so bad at CNN, Wolf Blitzer started renting out ‘The Situation Room’ for birthday parties." – Jimmy Fallon

Norm Clarke can be reached at 702-383-0244 or Find additional sightings and more online at Follow Norm on Twitter @Norm_Clarke.

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