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Strip Scribbles: Flying Private offers rock star travel to sexy hotspots
Flying Private is a new and exclusive nightlife idea from Las Vegas lifestyle marketing expert Jimmy Foster. His Whispering Giants has created the unique events for just 30 people at a time -- half men and half women. Flying Private is a night out on a private jet to an exotic experience with a return to Las Vegas by dawn.
Jimmy said: “It’s so luxurious, you don’t even feel like you went traveling.” His next event is June 26, and he has VIP admission for the group to Voyeur in L.A. Voyeur recently made headlines when a leading Republican charged the cost for watching topless women simulating lesbian bondage there to his GOP expense account!
Voyeur has proved a major attraction to celebrities including Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Dane Cook, Rob Kardashian and Brody Jenner. Here’s how the Los Angeles Times described it: “Impromptu bondage and S&M scenes are played out on an elevated platform by scantily clad performers throughout the night. … One female performer with a horse’s bit in her mouth was being strapped to the wall by another.
“The dark, leather-heavy interior is reminiscent of the masked orgy scene from Eyes Wide Shut. … There is also a heavy net suspended above the club’s lounge area where performers writhe above the heads of clubgoers. … Even more provocative scenes are played out in an enclosed glass booth area adjacent to the club’s dance floor area.”
We’re Sin City, but we don’t have anything like that here for tourists or locals! No wonder smart marketer Jimmy is flying the partygoers there. For more info, go to WhisperingGiants.com.
*UFC legend Chuck Liddell has been immortalized in wax by Madame Tussauds, and on July 1, he’ll make a appearance to see his figure for the first time at a VIP party and unveiling at The Venetian location. If you whisper his name or mention “UFC” at the box office, you’ll get a $5 discount off general admission through July 4. The 40-year-old athlete is the first MMA star to be inducted into Madame Tussauds.
*Scam artists are at work trying to defraud Michael Jackson fans with unlicensed and unauthorized tribute events this month leading up to the first anniversary of his death June 25. Be absolutely certain any event is sanctioned by Jackson lawyers, his mother and his estate. One Forever Michael event is being labeled as such because the family didn’t approve of it.
*It’s just too good a YouTube video for you not to see. Dennis Bono’s radio show director James D’Arrigo, who with his wife Samantha Ratcliffe create rock clothes for hip dogs and humans under their label Vegas Rock Dog, shot this authorized video of The Rat Pack show at the Sahara that’s also enjoying hit success with its San Francisco first national tour run.
*In the 1970s, celebrity journalism exploded with the birth of People and US (which is now US Weekly) along with the opening of NYC’s Studio 54. I was right in the middle of it all and even wrote the first 10 cover features for them way back then before I began work on the pilot for Entertainment Tonight, and I always brushed shoulders with the most famous paparazzo of them all. Ron Galella literally started the entire celebrity photography business, and some stars loved him and others loathed him. He was the most tenacious of all and was everywhere there was a star.
Now a new documentary profiles his work. Ron has gone from disrespected to much admired, with his work is on display in prestigious New York museums. Smash His Camera is broadcasting this month on HBO and shows how he hid out to get his exclusives, fought Jackie Onassis in a lawsuit and had his jaw broken by Marlon Brando. Some of his photos -- check out Jackie O and Sophia Loren -- are masterpieces. The film won Leon Gest the Best Director Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Here are two YouTube videos to give you an idea of how celebrity journalism began.
*This is one to definitely add to your schedule: Gorgeous supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio, who spends most of her time being photographed in her skivvies for Victoria’s Secret, hits MGM’s Wet Republic on Saturday. The Brazilian goddess will send whatever the temperature is even higher when she moves to the music of DJ Hollywood -- which bikini will she wear to bare her assets?
*Congrats to our Monte Carlo headliners Zowie Bowie on their June 20 induction into the first ever Arizona Nightclub Performers Hall of Fame. It’s a who’s who of our neighboring state’s music scene and recognizes those who started their careers in Arizona nightclubs and went on to higher levels and achieved stardom. Chris Phillips and Marley Taylor will be presented with the Higher Achievers Award. It’s also a charity fundraiser for the America Mighty Warriors.
It’s Election Day, so make sure you vote before heading out to enjoy the fun! Biz Markie hosts the red carpet “Just a Friend” party in a rewind to the 1990s at Lavo in the Palazzo. Carey Hart presents a triple-header at his Wasted Space in the Hard Rock Hotel with Cage the Elephant, Auto Vaughn and 22-20s. … The first Las Vegas Go Go Awards are being held for our local dancers as they flash the flesh and shake the bodies for battle at Blush in the Wynn. … Rich Vos, the first white comedian on Def Comedy Jam, headlines at Harrah’s Improv with Theo Von and Brett Walkow through Sunday.
We’ve reached the end of 10 bruising weeks for the finals of Top Chef Masters, and our Mandalay Bay celebrity chef Rick Moonen is in the final three. A preview at his chances to conquer the remaining two kitchen kings and take the title. Rivalry turns bitter and heats up as the first of the two competing history of Las Vegas entertainment shows opens downtown, plus it’s ladies week at the World Series of Poker as the High Heels Tour struts into town. And check out the sizzling photos of the hot, hot, hot Planet Hollywood bikini beauties when the temperature hit 110 degrees!
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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