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Strip Scribbles: ‘X Burlesque’ creators’ new show; ‘A Chorus Line’; Pamela Anderson; and Mike Tyson

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Dancers perform during the 10th anniversary show of “X Burlesque” at the Flamingo in Las Vegas on Thursday, April 19, 2012.

X Burlesque 10th Anniversary

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Mayra Veronica

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2013 Miss America Pageant: Fashion Show Mall

2013 Miss America Pageant contestants at Fashion Show mall in Las Vegas on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. Launch slideshow »

The producers of “X Burlesque” at the Flamingo have created an “untypical,” sexy, sultry show for Downtown. “RAAck ’n’ Roll,” with sexy women as naughty nurses, tantalizing teachers and more, will “raack” the D hotel with the showgirls dancing to rock songs from AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Metallica and more. Comedy impressionist Robert Nash is the MC.

LEGGY LEIGH: London’s Sunday Times has never run a sexy photo like it. It was a legs-stretched, high-kick shot of Summerlin star Leigh Zimmerman from top of page to bottom and headlined, “A singular sensation that still has legs.”

Leigh, married to former Foreigner guitarist Domenick Allen, has conquered Britain, opening in the capital in “A Chorus Line” at the Palladium in the West End. The couple will commute between Las Vegas and London for a year.

BETTIE BLOOMS: The Las Vegas owners of retro-fashion clothing line and retail stores Bettie Page have signed a new spokesmodel. Latin recording artist and model Mayra Veronica is succeeding Claire Sinclair, who is about to open in her own topless cabaret show “Pin Up,” at the Stratosphere. Mayra was voted Miss USO by American servicemen and servicewomen.

Businessman Jan Glaser and Bettie Page designer Tatyana Khomyakova topped the record $10 million sales mark last year and have opened their first Bettie Page boutique in New York City’s Bowery, their 11th in cities across America since the first one debuted in Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood and a second followed in The Forum Shops of Caesars Palace.

Five stores were opened last year, and the latest is in Portland next month. Bettie, a brunette bombshell, was known as the “Queen of Pinups” and was famous in the 1950s for her fetish modeling and voluptuous figure.

PAMELA QUITS: It was such a shocking first-round axing for Pamela Anderson on British television’s “Dancing on Ice” that she’s vowed never to do reality TV shows again and instead concentrate on a Las Vegas career. Pamela, 45, got a second chance to stay on the show after being voted in the bottom, but unfortunately she suffered a wardrobe malfunction with her skimpy costume and was banished.

In Monday’s post interview, the distraught beauty said: “This is the last time I’m doing this. I’m never doing this again. I shouldn’t be in this reality environment anymore. I learned how to dance. I learned how to skate, but now I’d rather get onstage and put the dancing and skating to use in musical theater. I’ve been offered many shows, my own personal shows, so I will probably end up in Vegas at some point.” Pamela was KO’d first in last season’s “Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars” and finished sixth in the 2010 season.

TYSON’S TOUR: The dates have been locked in for Las Vegas boxing champ Mike Tyson’s 23-city U.S. tour of his one-man drama “Undisputed Truth.” He’ll open Feb. 12 in Indianapolis and end in Washington, D.C., on April 26. In between, he’ll stop in Phoenix, San Francisco, San Diego, L.A., Detroit, Atlanta, Kansas City Louisville, Newark and Clearwater, Fla.

VIVA ELVIS! Happy Birthday, Elvis Presley, on what would have been your 78th birthday today. During the years the King performed here, he gave away scarves made by clients at our beloved charity Opportunity Village. To commemorate and honor the superstar, Elvis impersonator Jesse Garon and OV’s Elvi dance troupe give a special “Blue Suede Shoes” show on campus today with the percussion team Roaring Thunder.

TONIGHT’S TIPS

It’s the first night of preliminary competition for the 53 2013 Miss America Pageant hopefuls at PH Live in Planet Hollywood.

Late-night vintage Vegas returns with Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie and Dave Perrico’s 20-piece big-band orchestra at Bally’s with guests Vince Neil, Gordie Brown, Tara Palsha, Paul Shortino, Lydia Ansel and Bella Strings.

Juicy J performs at 1OAK in The Mirage.

Hip-hop artist Wale performs and hosts the Skullcandy party at Pure in Caesar.

Percy Crews and John Dicrosta headline at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club in MGM Grand.

“Star Search” comedy winner Don McMillan, Sammy Obeid and Arthur Harris headline at Harrah's Improv through Sunday.

John Bizarre headlines at Sin City Comedy in Planet Hollywood through Sunday.

Dutch trance music star Dash Berlin is at Lavo in the Palazzo.

TOMORROW’S TEASE

We’ll have a report and a photo gallery from the Miss America Pageant prelims.

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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