Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 | 6 p.m.
It’s official. MGM Grand execs have confirmed our Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors that Jeff Beacher is returning to Sin City with the reopening of his “Beacher’s Madhouse.” Previews start in December, with a grand opening New Year’s Eve.
Jeff takes over the 8,500-square-foot performance theater, which was formerly the home of striptease cabaret “Crazy Horse Paris.” Expect Jeff to populate the 15 stages throughout the “Madhouse” with his Oompah Loompahs, and, if rumors prove true, the return of the wild and wacky Leonid the Magnificent on the one main stage. He’s keeping that a secret surprise.
“I’m going to take ‘Madhouse’ to new levels with never-before-seen acts,” said Jeff. “Expect the unexpected because I will definitely push the boundaries of sexuality, entertainment and fantasy.”
Guests will enter the theater through a secret speakeasy passageway hidden behind a library bookcase on the hotel’s casino floor and on through a tunnel into the fantasy-filled theater. Sources say Jeff has landed a multiyear, mega-bucks deal with the hotel.
MGM Grand President Scott Sibella said: “He has one of the most outrageous and entertaining shows we could ever deliver to our guests. His motley crew of characters are unique and will give our guests an opportunity unlike anything they’ve ever experienced.”
When I tweeted a message Monday about Jeff’s reopening, the first response came from Paris Hilton, who sent congratulations and a promise she’d be at the premiere party. Other celebrity guests at “Beacher’s Madhouse” in L.A. have included regular Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, David Beckham, Bradley Cooper, Ashton Kutcher, Vanessa Hudgens, Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Bieber and Demi Moore. Expect an all-star turnout regularly here in the new venue.
* ABC engineers used a miniature drone with a camera to provide overhead shots of fans welcoming Britney Spears to Jean Dry Lake Bed in Jean this morning. Two of the 28 buses with models and staff got stuck in muddy ground and had to be rescued by heavy-duty haulers.
* It wasn’t just Diddy who dropped a cool million, as we reported in Monday’s Strip Scribbles: One high-roller at Marquee in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas ordered 100 bottles of Cristal during fight weekend and calmly paid the $250,000 tab with his AmEx.
* That was gorgeous Jamie Lynch, the new headliner of “Fantasy” at Luxor in the ring with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez at the Saturday night fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena. She was one of the three ring girls, another being one of the knockout sexy servers from nearby Hakkasan.
* One of our valley’s most loveable couples, leggy Leigh Zimmerman and rock musician Domenick Allen (Foreigner), have found fame again home in England as a result of their commutes there for her role in “A Chorus Line.” The husband-and-wife duo have landed their own “Love Affair from A2Z” at St. James Theater in London’s West End starting Oct. 13. Come back soon, though!
* French-Canadian singing sensation Veronic DiCaire is getting her own signature drink at Minus5 Ice Bar in Monte Carlo to celebrate her extended run of “Voices” at Bally’s, where she impersonates 50 female singers. She’ll be there next Tuesday among the ice sculptures for the first sip of her new cocktail Tres Chic With Veronic.
* Comedy magician Murray Sawchuck has returned home from a tour of Australia. The Tropicana headliner is featured in the new book “Inside AGT” book of explosive stories from 60 acts in eight seasons of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Included in Murray’s story is a wedding day layout with his wife Chloe, who stars in “Fantasy” at the Luxor, with her two Chihuahuas.
* Sad to still report that the dancers, employees and vendors from the shuttered Gallery in Planet Hollywood haven’t yet been fully paid. I know one lady who lost $13,000 of her savings to pay others affected by the unexpected and overnight shutdown and has talked with lawyers in the hope that owner Billy Richardson and his Block 16 Hospitality Group will make good on their promises.
Siegfried and Roy at Hofbrauhaus
Magicians of the Century Siegfried & Roy kicked off the six weeks of Oktoberfest at our Hofbrauhaus by tapping the first keg of German beer and presiding over the sausages, sauerkraut and lederhosen spankings. I’m happy to report that Roy Horn looked great, and there was no sign of any injury sustained from a fall from one of the horses he rides daily for therapy.
Hip-hop mogul Diddy took a tour of Studio at the Palms after the party he hosted at Rain and Palms Pool to celebrate the Mayweather victory, but no word about him producing his next record there — yet.
Who knew it was National Cheeseburger Day? Palms execs did because Moon celebrates with a party.
It’s the final night of Sin City Soul and Blues Revival festival with 40 bands at the Rio.
Former federal undercover agent Jay Dobyns lectures of his ATF days as a member of the inner circle of Hell’s Angels at the downtown Mob Museum.
We’ll have Vince Neil’s preview of the new Motley Crue show premiering in the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel. From what he’s told me about the pyrotechnics, it will be a hot and explosively sexy “Intimate Evening in Hell.” Plus, a preview of Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck’s new movie “Runner Runner,” which premieres at Planet Hollywood, and Sir Elton John returns to the Colosseum.
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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MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort, offers 5,044 rooms and suites.
MGM Grand features KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena and Hollywood Theatre.
The resort offers signature restaurants by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and Michelin three star and Forbes Five Star restaurant, Joël Robuchon.
As part of its ongoing “Grand Renovation,” MGM Grand has remodeled all rooms and suites in its main tower and is adding several new experiences to its lineup including Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub, a new upscale dining/nightlife concept (coming in April 2013).
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Upscale accommodations include The Mansion, an exclusive hotel within the hotel; the luxurious two-story SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand; and The Signature at MGM Grand, a luxury all-suite, non-gaming hotel located adjacent to the main resort.