Wedding bells forecast for Cher

Caesars Palace headliner Cher has a new beau: a 6-foot-5 biker/adventurer who appeared in a 2006 Disney Channel miniseries about a Mount Everest climb.

He’s 38-year-old Tim Medvetz and, according to The National Enquirer, a Las Vegas wedding is in the works for later this year.

Medvetz was introduced to Cher through the owners of Chrome Hearts, a high-end jewelry store in the Forum Shops at Caesars.

He appeared in the Discovery Channel’s "Everest: Beyond the Limit."

AGASSI EVENT DETAILS

Major changes were predicted when Andre Agassi moved his Grand Slam for Children to a smaller venue this year.

Details were confirmed this week with the arrival of invitations to the Oct. 11 mega-event at Wynn Las Vegas. Crowd size will be significantly smaller than previous events that averaged about 7,000 people at the MGM Grand Garden, and the tickets will be much higher.

The specific venue at Wynn was not specified.

The move to the Wynn, after 12 of the events were held at MGM Grand Garden, was announced in April.

Because of other major charity events it was supporting, the MGM Mirage stated there was no way it could continue at the previous commitment level. MGM Mirage agreed to continue its $1 million commitment.

Agassi has raised about $70 million for his foundation through the Grand Slam event.

One of the biggest disappointments is bound to be the format change that makes the event more exclusive and doesn’t include seating for the concert alone.

No individual tickets will be sold, meaning it is table-only sales, with 10 to a table.

Pricing levels include silver ($10,000 per table) which are sold out; gold tables cost $17,500; and platinum sells for $40,000.

The highest-level option, diamond, will cost $85,000 per table, and includes 10 invitations to a private VIP performance hosted by Agassi on Friday, Oct. 10. It will feature entertainment by James Taylor and John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting and 10 invitations to the unveiling of the commemorative 2008 Grand Slam for Children artwork by James Rosenquist that same night.

The diamond level includes premium seating for the Saturday event.

MELTDOWN AT THE MIC

Sunset Station has offered refunds and an apology for the "lack of professionalism" by the lead singer of Warrant at a concert on Saturday.

Jani Lane had all kinds of problems, from remembering the words to a pitchy voice and the shakes, according to several Internet music sites.

Some of his issues surfaced during his participation in "Celebrity Fit Club" three years ago, with a cast that included Gary Busey and Victoria Jackson of "Saturday Night Live" fame. He had left the band several times, citing personal matters.

Sunset Station issued a statement that read: "As one of the premier concert providers in the community, and because we pride ourselves on providing quality entertainment for our guests, we will gladly refund purchased tickets to any guest who was not satisfied. Please return to the location you purchased your tickets with your ticket stub. If you purchased your ticket online or via phone, please call 702-547-5300."

THE SCENE AND HEARD

Jeff Beacher is back in the entertainment ring again. After a long run at the Hard Rock Hotel, he’s relaunching "Beacher’s Madhouse" at The Mirage on Halloween with a showdown between Wee Man (of "Jackass" and "Celebrity Circus" fame) and Beacher’s sidekick, Wee Matt, a "Madhouse" regular. … A sprained back has forced Don Rickles to cancel his engagement at The Orleans July 31-Aug. 3. He has multiple contractual dates at The Orleans in 2009.

MAY I RECOMMEND

The six-man group Mosaic is performing two full-length shows Sunday and Monday at Harrah’s main showroom. Clint Holmes will host the 75-minute shows for the group, the opening act for Flamingo headliner George Wallace. Mosaic was named the "Next Great A Cappella Group" by CBS’ "The Early Show" earlier this year.

Proceeds from both events will benefit the Public Education Foundation of the Clark County School District. Sunday’s show begins at 1:30 p.m. and Monday’s is at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $45 plus tax and applicable fees; $30 tickets (plus tax and fees) for CCSD employees, seniors and students with valid ID. Tickets can be purchased at the Harrah’s Las Vegas box office, online at www.harrahs.com or by calling (702) 369-5111.

THE PUNCH LINE

"Cuba announced they will send a rowing team to the Olympics. They started training last month and haven’t been seen since." — Conan O’Brien

Norm Clarke can be reached at (702) 383-0244 or norm@reviewjournal.com. Find additional sightings and more online at www.normclarke.com.

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