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WW&RR: Jackson feud, Miss Cupcake Pageant, VIBE and 2-for-1 tickets
It’s Thursday, and we have a few …
WICKED WHISPERS & RACY RUMORS
Jackson family matriarch Katherine Jackson has been making under-the-radar visits with her late son Michael Jackson’s children Prince, Paris and Blanket to Janet Jackson’s Las Vegas home, and, as a result, the King of Pop’s estate has filed documents with a California probate judge to help pay part of her property bills.
However, Janet’s lawyer denies that she made any request to the estate for monetary assistance and insists that the Las Vegas house was purchased outright with no mortgage a decade ago. A hearing has been put on hold because of the family feud between Katherine and Janet over a lawsuit wanting the estate’s executors fired, alleging his will is faked, and when Katherine learned that Janet, Randy and Rebbie Jackson had prevented the kids from calling her when they urged her to go to an Arizona spa.
That allegedly led to a physical altercation with Janet outside Katherine’s home. However, the lawyers are waiting on the judge’s decision and will go forward with the Las Vegas house payments if approved.
MISS CUPCAKE USA: Expect pro and con coverage at this weekend’s first-ever Miss Cupcake USA 2012 beauty pageant because the contestants are 3 months to 9 years old. They must be accompanied onstage Saturday at the Suncoast with an adult -- presumably a parent -- and the kids appear twice, in one outfit for a pose/smile category and then a second outfit segment.
The Mini Miss category is for babies 3 months to 24 months; the Wee Miss category is 2 to 3 years old; Petite Miss is 4 to 5 years; Little Miss is 6 to 7; and Young Miss is 8 to 9 years. The little girls are permitted to wear short or long party dresses and formal wear and get judges votes for best fun fashion runway and best hair. The entry fees by organizers Fit for the Crown and McKenna Models and Talent ensure that every entrant will go home with a medal or a trophy.
MOXIE AWARDS: Those infomercial makers on late-night and weekend TV have set their Moxie Awards at the Electronic Retailing Association convention Sept. 13 at the Wynn. There is a direct-response company called As Seen on TV Inc. that owns AsSeenonTV.Com -- I thought every infomercial used that slogan?! Its CEO, a longtime pal of mine, Kevin Harrington has just purchased E-Diets and will receive the lifetime achievement award.
VERY IMPORTANT BEVERAGE EXECUTIVES: The fourth annual VIBE Conference (Very Important Beverage Executives) has scheduled its convention for March 20, and nominations are being accepted now for Best Spirits Program, Best Wine Program, Best Beer Program and Best Adult Alcohol-Free Program. Nominated to date are Fleming’s and Morton’s, with outlets here, and Caesars Entertainment with its now-shuttered O’Sheas casino beer contests.
GOOD ECONOMIC SIGN? Black Cat costume and novelties owners Brian and Michelle Pignatell need to fill 20 positions at their store, formerly known as Halloween Town, that they started in 2005. It’s now a year-round costume and novelty store just minutes from the Strip. You have until month’s end to apply.
TWO DANCING SHOWS: The two Broadway Theater shows at New York-New York can now be seen for one ticket buy through Sunday, Aug. 26. For $69, you can see “Dancing Queen” and “Spirit of the Dance.”
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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