Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | 6 p.m.
The strapping, sexy hunks of Showtime’s hit series “Gigolos” filmed here have become authors, but of course they’re specializing in erotica.
In Episode 8 of the current Season 5, they were tasked with telling tales of their real-life experiences, and now Nick Hawk, Ash Armand and Bradley Lords are getting their first works published on Amazon’s eBook platforms for iTunes, Kindle and Nook.
Best described as “sexoirs” (a memoir with personal sexual history), Vigliano Books in New York is publishing all three of the intimate and shocking page-turners.
Nick reveals a vacation to Costa Rica he took with a client who was at death’s door. Brad wrote about his affair with his boss’s wife, and Ash disclosed several sensual adventures around the world.
Garren James, who owns Cowboys4Angels, the largest straight male escort agency in the world, says in the foreword: “The book is new and excitingly different from erotic novels — 99 percent of the time, those are penned by a woman who fantasizes herself in passionate, dream-filled adventures with a handsome, strong, daring man as she sits at her computer in her basement or office.
“However, the authors of the sexoirs who are featured in this series have a unique perspective far from any woman. These authors are men! They are unique in the fact that they have lived the life and have first-hand experience with real-life erotica.”
MILE HIGH CLUB: The “love in the clouds” flights over Las Vegas have been officially christened. “Our plane has now been de-virginized twice,” laughed Love in the Clouds President Andy Johnson when I ran into him at Foundation Room in Mandalay Bay.
He owns Love in the Clouds, which lets two passengers on each flyover join the Mile High Club; I don’t think that needs be further explained! For full details, go to LoveCloudVegas.com.
“We started with lots of television cameras from all over the world filming the plane and the pilots, and now we have had our first customers enjoying sex in the sky. They are lining up far more than we ever anticipated.
“I promise all our passengers that what happens over Vegas definitely stays up there at 20,000 feet,” he laughed. “Just two at a time. We’ve become an overnight hit for newlyweds, dating couples and even had inquiries from longtime marrieds.”
GOSSIP GATHERING: That was quite the showbiz dinner table at Foundation Room. Holding court there Tuesday night were comedians Norm McDonald and Tom Green, Motley Crue rocker Vince Neil and illusionist Criss Angel. Criss told me that he resumes “Believe” at the Luxor on Tuesday even though his torn right shoulder is still giving him pain after surgery.
Norm told me he’s at the National Association of Broadcasters convention launching social media outlets for standup comics. Vince told me that he was out on the town instead of being on a Scandinavian-Russian tour because when he arrived in L.A. to take the flight to Moscow, the tickets were never delivered — and worse, other Metal Fest rockers were stranded in Stockholm after being kicked off their flight when the airline discovered that their tickets were counterfeit. “I’m glad that I turned right round and came back home here,” Vince told me.
Also here for NAB was outspoken former General Electric/NBC chief Jack Welch. His wife Suzy and he watched Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson One” at Mandalay Bay and then went over to Jenna and Michael Morton’s Crush at MGM Grand for dinner. They sat alongside actor comedian Brad Garrett, his girlfriend Isabella Quella and a group of friends.
They toasted to the second anniversary of Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club at MGM Grand and to “Everybody Loves Raymond” being inducted into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
NEW CHEF, NEW CONCEPT: Another restaurant is opening at the Linq at center Strip, and this one will be akin to dining in an ultra lounge. F.A.M.E. (Food Art Music Entertainment) will serve innovative Asian cuisine and traditional Japanese styles with tables at sushi, tempura and robata bars.
The setting is out of the ordinary: The 12,000-square-foot venue is structured as an Asian marketplace with a formal restaurant for Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese foods and several casual dining options complete with a DJ and two outdoor patios.
How appropriate is the chef’s surname? Meet Bryan Emperor (I kid you not), a former Wall Street banker who gave up Asian investment travels to become a chef at the Culinary Institute of America. Bryan won Food & Wine’s Best New Chef in America: Southeast, and his East Coast Asian restaurant was named one of the best in America by Esquire Magazine three years ago.
Piano princess and vocal vixen Diana Krall brings her “Glad Rag Doll Tour” to the Smith Center.
As we posted earlier in a separate story, celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck launches his new cookbook “Wolfgang Puck Makes It Healthy: Light, Delicious Recipes and Easy Exercises for a Better Life,” with an autograph session at his restaurant Spago in Caesars Palace before I present him with the Dom Perignon Award of Excellence to kick off Sip & Savor and the first night of the four-day, 40th anniversary celebrations of UNLVino.
Empire of the Sun is at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan.
And Galactic returns to Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq.
The weekend-long salute to legendary film and comedy icon Jerry Lewis gets underway in L.A. culminating in the superstar’s hand-and-footprint ceremony in the cement on Hollywood Boulevard.
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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