Wynn Las Vegas villa being refit

There are rumblings that a villa being renovated at Wynn Las Vegas is the future home of Steve Wynn and his British girlfriend.

"It’s being redesigned for them," my source said Thursday.

The bombshell romance made headlines this week when the New York Post’s Page Six column reported Wynn, the founder, chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts, has been involved with the woman for five months.

"They met at St. Tropez," said the source. She’s a divorcee in her late 40s with children, according to several reports.

Neither Wynn nor wife Elaine has confirmed or denied the separation.

Company officials are declining comment, saying the Wynns’ personal lives are off-limits.

Further complicating the sensitive nature of the split, Elaine Wynn’s nephew, Andrew Pascal, is president of Wynn Las Vegas and the new Encore.

Steve Wynn and his girlfriend were reportedly in St. Moritz, Switzerland, celebrating his 67th birthday, which was Tuesday.

He has been spending time on the French Riviera since his purchase last summer of a 183-foot yacht that was moored at Nice, France.

The yacht, named the Allegro, ranks among the top 50 largest owned by an American.

THE SCENE AND HEARD

It’s official: The Miss America pageant is making a comeback. The Learning Channel’s telecast of the pageant was the most-watched show on cable among adults and women age 18 to 49. It drew 3.5 million viewers, based on Nielsen Research data. After years of dismal rating, that’s good news for the second year in a row. A year ago, the number of viewers rose 50 percent over the previous year’s airing on Country Music Television. …

Singing legend Tom Jones headed for Poland late Wednesday after wrapping up his latest engagement at the MGM Grand this week. That makes him Tom Jonesky to his Polish fans. He’s there promoting his new album. Earlier this week he had a belated Christmas dinner with his longtime running mate Cook E. Jarr, the Las Vegas lounge legend. Jarr’s spread included linguine and clams, Crab Louis Salad, king crab and steak, and Italian wedding soup.

MAY I RECOMMEND

Hawaiian Tropic Zone in the Miracle Mile at Planet Hollywood Resort is offering a fight special to watch UFC on a big screen Saturday: $25 admission, with a minimum of $40 for food and beverage. The fight telecast, which features the main event pitting Georges St. Pierre against BJ Penn, starts at 7 p.m.

SIGHTINGS

Former "Friends" star Lisa Kudrow, in town for the NATPE convention, spotted dining at Aureole (Mandalay Bay) on Wednesday night. … Les Stroud, star of the Discovery Channel’s "Survivorman" series, having dinner with friends at Eiffel Tower Restaurant on Wednesday. … Recording artist/songwriter Usher, hanging out at LAX (Luxor) Wednesday with record producer and Grammy-winning songwriter Jermaine Dupri and Starlight Tattoo mogul Mario Barth.

THE PUNCH LINE

"(Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich) looks like the insurance guy who keeps calling you ‘captain.’ " — David Letterman

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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