Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Ed McMahon, longtime second banana of 'The Tonight Show,' dies at 86

San Jose Mercury News - Richard Severo - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Ed McMahon, who for nearly 30 years was Johnny Carson's affable second banana on "The Tonight Show," introducing it with his ringing trademark line, "Heeeeere's Johnny!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Seen on Itricks.com: Lance Burton Signs At Monte Carlo For 2 More Years

Exclusive: Lance Burton Signs At Monte Carlo For 2 More Years

Posted by ITricks on June 18th, 2009

Fresh off the press on this one, a source with knowledge of the situation has told us that Lance Burton has signed an extension with the Monte Carlo casino for two years. Announcement is forthcoming.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Lance Burton's contract is up. What does this mean for the Monte Carlo?

Magician Lance Burton's 13-year contract at the Monte Carlo is up in a week, setting off speculation.

Is he re-signing? Looking elsewhere? Even the "R" word -- retirement -- has been circulating.

Asked through an intermediary to address the latter question, Burton wasn't ready to show his cards.

"He said he doesn't want to comment on it," said his publicist, Wayne Bernath.

Burton, who turns 50 in March, has been a Las Vegas fixture for 27 years, the first nine at Folies Bergere and five at the Hacienda.

The popular entertainer has had lots of time to think about his next move. He's been off his feet for five weeks after breaking a bone in his right foot while fetching "Elvis" the parakeet after it flew into the crowd at Burton's May 7 show. The injury, which occurred as Burton climbed the stage stairs, required surgery.

He was due back June 23, but the Monte Carlo box office on Saturday indicated tickets aren't available until July.

With the giant CityCenter project opening at year's end, creating more foot traffic for its neighbor, the Monte Carlo, there have been rumors that the Monte Carlo is exploring a number of options to capture more business in the hotel and, more specifically, the 1,274-seat theater