If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times: When going through a bankruptcy reorganization that involves a partnership buying out your $19.5 million iconic home, the best way to soften the blow is to settle into a $3 million mansion.
Wayne Newton is leaving his 40-acre Casa de Shenandoah, where he’s lived for 45 years, and settling in a new spread he’s calling “The Shenandoah.” Which you’ve got to admire if anything for his remarkable sense of consistency.
You’d think that would be the end of the plans for the Newton museum/attraction/conservatory/water park on the property, but not necessarily so. Apparently CSD LLC, the group that now owns the complex, hasn’t said definitively it’s abandoning the project.
Don’t worry, though: The Shenandoah will have room for all of Newton’s animals, including his penguin, Charlie. Which has to feel for the penguin like coming up for parole and being denied at the last minute. All you can do is go straight back to the yard, baking in the sun, doing little penguin curls, hoping the other animals don’t mess with you. It’s basically penguin Oz there.
Sensation coming to MGM
Here, have another music event for October, if Life Is Beautiful wasn’t enough for you. The Dutch-based Sensation, which did two dates at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn last year, is bringing its electronic dance music “Ocean of White” party on tour, and it’s landing at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Oct. 4 and 5. The official lineup hasn’t been announced yet, but last year’s Brooklyn party had Mr. White, Dennis Ferrer, Fedde Le Grand, Joris Voorn, Nic Fanciulli, Danny Tenaglia, 2000 and One and Mark Knight. Past events have featured Tiësto and Swedish House Mafia, which just so happens to line up with your convenient roster of Hakkasan DJs. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 14 and will be priced from $170 to $280.
The complete roster of EDC Week DJs was also announced, with parties running June 18-24 around the June 21-23 Electric Daisy Carnival. Official events are going on at Lavo, Marquee, Tao, Light, Daylight, Hakkasan, Surrender, Tryst, XS, Wet Republic and Encore Beach Club. Highlights include Fatboy Slim, Avicii, Tiësto, Benny Benassi and a return of the Bassrush Massive, this time splitting venues June 20 between the Orleans Arena and the Hard Rock Hotel pool.
Another one for the road
Paris Hilton gave her official benediction to Daylight on June 8 when she turned up with Dancing With the Stars’ Cheryl Burke, boyfriend River Viiperi and T-Pain. It was fellow socialite Allison Melnick’s birthday, and to celebrate, she got a cake that featured a picture of her cat and the inscription “Love your pussy.” Which we’re sure was just to reinforce her position as an animal lover. … Erin Brockovich (the real one, not the Julia Roberts one) was arrested June 7 and charged with boating while intoxicated on Lake Mead. We maintain she was framed by vengeful polluters. … All the heat over Behind the Candelabra paid off for Scott Thorson when Bunny Ranch owner Dennis Hof bailed Thorson out of a Reno jail, to the tune of $125,000, and set him up at Hof’s private residence adjacent to the Ranch. As one will do.