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March 24, 2019

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John Katsilometes happens upon Pamela Anderson, who might not be moving into ‘Pamorama’ after all

Pamela Anderson wasn't indecent but on descent Thursday when I stepped onto an escalator with her at Planet Hollywood. It was just after she was the announced special guest replacing the evidently overbooked and overheated Carmen Electra in Hans Klok's throwback magic show at the hotel.

During her stint with the production, which starts May 24 and should last at least three months, Anderson will flop at a Planet Hollywood suite. So I asked her when she would move into Panorama Towers - or, "Pamorama" as she likes to call the high-rise project on Dean Martin Drive just west of the Strip.

"I don't know," she said. "I'm supposed to be in Tower 4. Is it even going to be built?"

"Hubba-hubba," I answered.

I joke of course. The answer is, Anderson might never actually live in Panorama, though about a year ago Panorama developer Laurence Hallier escorted Anderson as his date for the groundbreaking party for Tower 3. As Panorama Vice President of Sales Paul Scaringe said Thursday afternoon, there is no definitive timetable for developing that fourth tower. "We have the land for it . That's what's important," Scaringe said. But with the high-rise market becoming increasingly risky, Scaringe added, "We can't put a date on the wall." Even if that date is Pam Anderson.


Breaking my personal moratorium on running this name, Paris Hilton was a no-show on the red carpet at the Saturday opening of Pearl Theater at the Palms. I have a theory as to why: She did not want to be asked about Prince. Why? Because on Friday night Prince called out Hilton during his show at Club 3121 at the Rio. According to published reports that I verified on Thursday, Hilton clambered onstage during Prince's show and grabbed a microphone. At this, Prince said to the audience, "Let's see if she can really sing." And Hilton, purple in the face (metaphorically speaking), left the stage and, after two more songs, the club. Prince has a lot of moves in his arsenal, but none better than that ...

Lili Claire Foundation President and Executive Director Keith Resnick is a longtime fan of Aerosmith. So is his 13-year-old son, Zachary Resnick, who is known to play air guitar to Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry. So it is appropriate that Resnick was able to book the seemingly indestructible band for Saturday night's "Concert for Lili Claire" at Mandalay Bay Events Center. The charity, which benefits children with neuro-developmental disorders, is celebrating its 10th anniversary ...

Wednesday night's fundraiser for the New American Theatre Project at one of our favorite night spots, the Downtown Cocktail Room, raised about $6,500. The New American Theatre Project, composed of "Le Reve" performers and fronted by Wayne Wilson, holds its performances at the Aruba Hotel. The organization serves as a bridge between the downtown cultural center and Strip artists. For information, go to ...

Sharp-shooting former Miss America 1944 Venus Ramey (who is our favorite former Miss America) is to appear on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" tonight. The 82-year-old Ramey recently shot out the tires of a trespasser on her property in Waynesburg, Ky. (As Vegas is the home of Miss America, we consider Ramey one of our own and suggest she be presented a key to the city.) ...

In the spirit of fairness, I must report that after beating on Revolution Lounge at the Mirage for not playing Beatles music, for the first time Wednesday night I heard a Beatles song in the club. It was quite a song, too, the obscure "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand," which is the band's German version of "I Want to Hold Your Hand." A laudable effort, I must concede ...

Aaaah, Colorado: Reader reports the plate MTN HY on a red Ford Explorer.