Daily Archives: May 4, 2009

Playboy’s Playmate of the Year Announced in Las Vegas

Ida Ljungqvist, 27, from Tanzania was named Playmate of the Year on Saturday at the Palms in Las Vegas.   Ljungqvistidaljungqvist is the first African-born playmate and the magazine’s 50th Playmate of the Year.   She came to the United States five years ago from Dar es Saluam, Tanzania, to study fashion design, and is featured in the June issue.

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Danny Gans’ Autobiography & Music Video Release

Danny Gans, 52, a leading Las Vegas headliner since 1966, both at The Mirage for 8 ½ years and most recently performing at Steve Wynn’s Encore hotel, died unexpectedly early last Friday in his Las Vegas home.   (May 2 Las Vegas Backstage Access article.) 

Now it has been learned that two days before his death he completed his autobiography that was in the works for about a year.  The manuscript, according to this his manager, Chip Lightman, is now being edited and a meeting with the publisher today. 

Gans also had a music video in the works with Hollywood director Brett Ratner, performing “What a Wonderful World” in 10 voices.  It is planned to be a part of a CD that’s being released in a month by Hi-Fi Records.

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