reposted from Robin Leach’s blog – VegasDeluxe Posted February 20, 2010 • 4:55 a.m. by Don Chareunsy
Photo: Julie Aucoin/Cirque du Soleil
Mr. Vegas DeLuxe Robin Leach and videographer Trent Ogle were on the 90-feet-long blue carpet (in a nod to the Elvis Presley hit “Blue Suede Shoes”) for the world premiere of Viva Elvis, Cirque du Soleil’s seventh spectacular on the Strip, last night at MGM CityCenter’s Aria watch video and read more on VegasDeluxe
This post was culled from Robin Leach’s Las Vegas blog, September 11, 2009.
“Rumors abound that the real reason Charo suspended her show at the Riviera yesterday, citing a foot injury, is because of disappointing and sluggish box office ticket sales.”
“Producers were allegedly bleeding red ink due to falling tourism numbers and the barren, darkened stretch of the Strip between the Encore and Sahara.”
“Charo says the ankle injury sustained after a TV cable trip backstage at the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon this past weekend at the South Point made it impossible for the show to go on.”
“I’d have thought that because Charo is such a brilliant Flamenco guitarist and energetic singer, she could have sat on a stool with her foot bandaged up and won the sympathy vote!”