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Strip Scribbles: The Osbournes experience Zero Gravity at McCarran
Talk about an out-of-this-world experience for Ozzy, Sharon and Jack Osbourne! They experienced complete weightlessness with Zero Gravity Corp. over the skies of Las Vegas this past weekend, with the rock music family flipping and floating while onboard G Force One filming an episode of their new reality show.
The Osbournes wowed the Zero G flight crew with their best impersonations of Superman as they soared the length of the airplane. Jack played Pac-Man as he glided up and down the cabin chasing down M&Ms, while Sharron and Ozzy slurped water droplets as they floated in front of their faces. The reality show trio wore blue Zero G flight suits and gold socks.
Jack also put his strength and agility on display while doing one-arm push-ups in Martian gravity -- one-third of his body weight. Not to be outdone, Sharon and Ozzy also completed one-arm push-ups! Zipping through the air, Jack, Sharon and Ozzy laughed, acting like basketball players, only with 10 times more hang time. Upon return to Earth, the Osbournes celebrated, feet firmly on the ground, with a re-entry normal gravitational party.
*Stunning model Taylor Makakoa, who was seen on two recent dates with former boss and entertainer Terry Fator, last week was the ring girl at Planet Hollywood’s ESPN Fight Night: The Future of Boxing, with legends Tony Curtis and Mike Tyson appearing ringside. Our contributing photographer Tom Donoghue captured all. Coincidentally, Taylor wound up being booked as the model for a new magazine cover shoot that will show Terry on a Vegas dine-around feature in two weeks. Meantime, for his weekend off from The Mirage, Terry went to Disneyland in Southern California for an appearance.
*Sincere greetings of champagne wishes to legendary guitarist Carlos Santana, who celebrates his 62nd birthday today. The musical sensation has been keeping young and fresh on his current tour in Europe and playing his residency show Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits at The Rogue Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel.
*Congratulations to impressionist Rich Natole, who shortly after arriving in Las Vegas to perform his show Voices of a Generation at the Miracle Mile’s Harmon Theater now jumps to the Tropicana as of Aug. 1.
*Tickets are on sale today for the Miss America Pageant next January. The 53 Miss America contestants will sweep into town for the preliminary competitions in Interview, Lifestyle and Fitness, Talent and Evening Gowns. Then Miss America 2010 will be crowned at Planet Hollywood on Jan. 30 on TLC. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster. Final night balcony tickets purchased before Aug. 31 will get a complimentary 2010 Miss America Competition magazine.
Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics ordered champagne for three friends as they watched the Ditch Dating Game at the Palms. Men of X dancer Steve Kim played the bachelor, while Miss Playboy Club May 2009 Gemma Farrell was the bachelorette. Also there was Tracy McGrady of the Houston Rockets. Later, Tracy and a party of eight dined at N9NE Steakhouse on calamari, Dover Sole and surf king crab legs. Shawn Marion of the Dallas Mavericks was at an opposite table enjoying rock shrimp, calamari, Kobe short ribs and crab-stuffed shrimp. Upstairs at Ghostbar were actor Corey Feldman and former NFL wide receiver Willie Gault, while over at Moon, Corey later partied at a VIP table with 11 friends. … Reigning Dancing With the Stars pro champion Mark Ballas was with girlfriend Joanna Pacitti and friends at Tao Beach in The Venetian relaxing on a day bed and sipping frozen lemonade before dining later at Tao on chef Mark Andelbradt’s signature dishes. James Posey of the New Orleans Hornets celebrated a friend’s birthday at Tao in a group of 12 sharing tequila and champagne. … Comedian Pauly Shore dined with friends at Lavo in the Palazzo and chatted up the ladies in between his Kobe meatballs and Oreo Zeppole. Upstairs in the nightclub, Wayne Brady enjoyed vodka and cranberry cocktails at yet another of his regular VIP table visits. … Actress Kristina Apgar (Privileged) was in a sparkling gold dress and heels for a belated 25th birthday celebration. NBA free agent Andre Miller and Portland Trailblazers head coach Nate McMillan also were at Lavo sharing the Caesars salad, spaghetti and meatballs and shrimp scampi, while NFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon raved about the Kobe meatballs and the pomegranate lemonade. … Comedian Louie Anderson took three guests for breakfast of eggs Benedict and buckwheat pancakes at Society Cafe in the Encore and happily posed for photos with guests … Hip-hop artists Bone Thugs-N-Harmony were at Wet Republic and surprised the bikini-clad crowd with an impromptu performance. Original members Flesh N Bone, Krayzie, Layzie, Wish and Bizzy Bone were present and told the crowd their album Uni5 will be released Sept. 22.
First lady of hip-hop Eve will perform and host at Prive in Planet Hollywood. … From our only in Vegas file, the buyer of the most branded bottles of expensive champagne and cognac at Jet in The Mirage wins a trip for four to Paris that includes a side trip for a tasting in Epernay -- champagne central -- of Dom Perignon vintages. Ca-ching! … TV veteran funnyman Jimmie “J.J.” Walker joins Louis Ramey and Rick Crom for the opening week of the new Comedy Strip shows at the Sahara.
It’s a party bonanza with our birthday bash photo galleries of Ryan Cabrera, Dustin Milligan and Natalie Martinez and a music extravaganza with Jet, Adelitas Way and LMFAO recording their new music video.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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