That long-rumored Siegfried & Roy book is in the final stages.
After being approached for years, they finally gave the project the green light.
An insider said the book is due out early next year.
There have been rumblings for several years that it will be a tell-all book by the German illusionists, who moved to Las Vegas 40 years ago and became the most successful show business duo in the city’s history.
Meanwhile, retired tennis star Andre Agassi continues to work on his memoirs of his life and career. Alfred A. Knopf won the rights bidding war between publishing houses that netted Agassi $5 million, reportedly a record for a sports memoirs.
Agassi has met with Pulitzer Prize-winning author J.R. Moehringer to bounce around some ideas. Moehringer, who recently left the Los Angeles Times, wrote the best-seller, “The Tender Bar.”
I DO, I DO, I DO
Score one for matchmaking moms.
Meet the lucky couple, Elizabeth Share and Andy Levey. An understudy in the long-running show “Mamma Mia!” at Mandalay Bay, Share plays a bride-to-be daughter who comes up with a sneaky way to meet her father: Her wedding invitation list includes three men from her mother’s past.
Share’s real-life wedding has a novel twist of its own, thanks to two persistent moms.
“Who woulda thunk it?” said Share, 30. “Moms always have the best of intentions but it doesn’t always work out as planned.”
Share met future husband Levey because Share’s mother, Marian Juhasz, and Levey’s mom, Cydni, struck up a friendship early last year at a Nordstrom cosmetics counter in Denver, where Juhasz had relocated from Pittsburgh.
Juhasz mentioned her daughter was an entertainer in Las Vegas; Levey said her son was going to school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. And both were single.
When Andy Levey heard his mom’s wince-inducing words “I’ve found the girl,” his interest was nil.
“When my Jewish mom sets me up with someone, I usually pass,” said Levey, 28, who works in promotions at Pure Management Group while finishing his MBA at UNLV.
Share wasn’t about to make the first move, but she was curious enough to check Levey out on the Internet
She liked what she saw and decided to make contact. Faster than you can say, “Take A Chance On Me,” they hit it off.
On June 24, during a picnic in Paris on the banks of the Seine by the Pont Neuf, Levey proposed. They are getting married next year in Italy.
THE SCENE AND HEARD
There’s a ton of Internet buzz about Pamela Anderson and magician Hans Klok getting frisky in the waiting room before their appearance on Craig Ferguson‘s CBS late-night show last week. The consensus: It’s a shameless publicity stunt. …
The final episode of NBC’s “Age of Love” airs tonight, and the public (over 21) is invited to the final viewing party with Mark Philippoussis at Planet Hollywood Resort. He’ll be in the “Extra!” Lounge. Last week’s encore episode starts at 8 p.m., with the finale at 9 p.m. …
A lot of heads turned late last month at the Guardian Angel Cathedral, 336 Cathedral Way, when a tall, athletic young man attended the late Mass. Parishioners swore it was Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, who was in town that weekend. …
I hear Steve Wynn considered changing the name of his second tower, Encore, but he’s sticking with it.
Jenny McCarthy, donating her $3,000 in tips as the first celebrity Bunny blackjack dealer to her charity for autism during her 9 p.m. to midnight shift on Saturday at the Playboy Club (Palms). … Rapper Coolio, celebrating his 44th birthday at Pure (Caesars Palace) on Saturday. Also there: singer Jessica Sutta of the pop group Pussycat Dolls, Sacramento Kings coach Reggie Theus, Larry Rudolph, ex-manager of Britney Spears, with rising country singer Rick DeJesus and actor Dennis Haskins. … Comedian Kathy Griffin, dining Saturday at Fix restaurant (Bellagio). … Adult film star Tera Patrick, celebrating her 31st birthday with friends Saturday at Social House restaurant (Treasure Island) before heading downstairs to Tangerine nightclub to host the evening’s festivities. … Miami Heat guard Gary Payton and former UFC champion Chuck Liddell, at Tao nightclub (The Venetian).
THE PUNCH LINE
“Hot today in New York City. So hot, Dick Cheney shot a buddy with a Super Soaker.” — David Letterman
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