Barring a change of plans, wedding bells will ring next month for hotel developer Steve Wynn and his British fiancée, Andrea Hissom.
Sources say invitees have been informed the date is April 30, two days after the sixth anniversary of Wynn Las Vegas, which opened on Elaine Wynn’s birthday.
There are rumblings the wedding will be at the Wynn. That could present some awkward moments, since Elaine Wynn still lives there after what is believed to be the largest divorce settlement ($741 million in stock in Wynn Resorts Ltd.) in U.S. history.
Wynn and Hissom, who also reside at the Wynn, met in the summer of 2008 on the French Riviera .
Wynn turned 69 on Jan. 27. Hissom is in her late 40s.
Wynn made a surpise appearance Saturday at the Power of Love gala for Keep Memory Alive, where he introduced honoree E. Parry Thomas, a longtime banker instrumental in the growth of Las Vegas.
JOSH’S BIG BREAK
Josh Strickland played the original Tarzan on Broadway, made it to Los Angeles in Season 2 of “American Idol” and landed a featured role in a Las Vegas show. But the biggest break for the young singer star may have come from a Holly Madison reality show he almost didn’t join.
“I wasn’t even supposed to be part of the pilot, but we just became such good friends,” Strickland said.
One of the featured singers in “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood Resort, his appearance in a “Holly’s World” episode earlier this week may have forever changed his world.
In the episode, he was collaborating on a song, “Report to the Floor,” with Grammy Award-winning producer Damon Elliott and Norwegian pop/dance producer Axident. Madison added “some sexy voice stuff” to the track.
By week’s end the song had soared to No. 5 on the iTunes list of top 10 singles, thanks to the popularity of “Holly’s World.”
“It became a great collaboration, and we were all there for the birthing,” said Strickland, who sang “Report to the Floor” on Wednesday at LAX nightclub at Luxor.
Elliott and Axident “were the masterminds. They were the ones who came with the beats,” said Strickland, who met Elliott while doing the theme song for “Holly’s World.”
“What’s so great is that people across the world like it. I got e-mail from the UK and Australia. Dance tracks are hot. That’s the vibe everybody — J-Lo and Britney Spears — are doing now.”
Strickland added, “It’s just so exciting to do something I always dreamed about. I’m not trying to be the next Justin Timberlake. I just want to make some good music.”
Strickland grew up playing the piano in Charleston, S.C., and “got my first mic at age 5.” Singing “has always been in my system. I’m just living the dream now.”
THE SCENE AND HEARD
Carolyn Goodman’s mayoral campaign commercials will be launched in prime-time tonight during the Academy Awards broadcast. Mayor Oscar Goodman hinted about a big “Oscar” announcement Friday during a call-in interview with the KSNE-FM, 106.5 morning team of Melanie and Michael. …
If you catch a cab Wednesday and the cabby gets you there in record time, say thank you to NASCAR star Tony Stewart. He’s going to drive a street-legal No. 14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet Impala stock car that will serve as a taxi for the day on the Strip.
At Carrot Top’s birthday party at STK (Cosmopolitan) on Friday: Gilbert Gottfried, Louie Anderson, Bobby Slayton, Criss Angel and Luxor president Renee West. … On Friday, Brad Garrett, David Brenner, George Wallace and Anthony Cools joined Gottfried and Slayton at a comedians lunch at Mon Ami Gabi (Paris). … Former Gov. Jim Gibbons, having dinner with a lady friend and her daughter at Vintner Grill on Friday.
THE PUNCH LINE
“The price of oil is rising because of all the unrest in the Middle East. And the unrest in Wisconsin is causing the price of cheese to go through the roof.” — Jay Leno
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