Daily Archives: August 17, 2009

Michael Jackson’s Las Vegas Doctor Courted Stripper Girlfriend

Dr. Conrad Murray took his longtime stripper girlfriend to meet Michael Jackson in Las Vegas two years ago.  The woman, Nicole Alvarez, bore Murray’s seventh child earlier this year, their first, according to a former Las Vegas resident who said Alvarez worked at two Las Vegas strip clubs. 

Aspiring actor and author Ben Harris Jr., who said he attended Las Vegas Academy for three years, said Murray met Alvarez at the Crazy Horse Too in Las Vegas in December 2005. 

Harris said Alvarez had been fired at Spearmint Rhino strip club in Las Vegas, where she had paired up with another stripper to form a tandem act called “Fire and Ice.” After Alvarez was fired over a dispute, he drove her to Las Vegas the week she met Murray. 

“I was with her that night. She showed me a $3,500 check that was written out to her,” Harris said. “She said, ‘I hit the jackpot.’ She thought this was going to be her big break.” 

Despite owing many people lots of past due owed money, Murray reportedly set up Alvarez in suites at the Luxor and Mandalay Bay while she was working weekends in Las Vegas. 

Murray, who had a medical practice in Las Vegas before joining Jackson as his personal physician in June, is currently under investigation in connection with Jackson’s June 25 death. 

Harris, who enrolled at Las Vegas Academy in 1998, said he moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career and met Alvarez in the spring of 2004 on the set of a commercial.

 Harris, 26, said he has telephone records that would prove his relationship with Alvarez, 27, a native of Puerto Rico. “We talked for hours at a time,” he said, adding the last time he saw her was last year. 

A book he has been working on includes their “weird friendship,” he said. Harris finished the manuscript several months before Jackson died. His e-mail address is benharrisjr@yahoo.com

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Michael Jackson’s Burial Plans Announced

The King of Pop will at long last be finally laid to, hopefuly, a long and peaceful rest. 

Michael Jackson will be buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles at 10 a.m. on Aug. 29 on what would have been the King of Pop’s 51st birthday,  his father Joe Jackson said. 

Joe Jackson, who has a home in Las Vegas, indicated that the burial plans had been made final just in the past few days. He discussed the burial over ribs and jalapeño corn bread at the poolside Simon at Palms Place at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. 

With him during the discussion was Crystal Marven, a singer he has signed to his new record label, and her mother. 

The elder Jackson says he will return to Las Vegas after his son is buried that Saturday to receive a celebrity star in the singer’s honor at the Brenden Theatres, a cinema at the Palms that Michael Jackson and his children frequented. The Brenden will also screen the 1988 film “Moonwalker” that day. 

Jackson said he is supportive of the Los Angeles Police Department current probe into his son’s June 25 death so far – but also said that cops may be making Dr. Conrad Murray “the fall guy for a whole lot of people.” 

He did not elaborate. Murray was Michael Jackson’s personal doctor and with him the day he died. Murray’s lawyer has confirmed the Vegas-based doctor is being investigated for administering the anesthetic Propofol and possibly other drugs. He denies wrongdoing. 

A Las Vegas pharmacy was searched Aug. 11 for evidence Murray sought Propofol there. 

Meanwhile, Joe Jackson, who previously indicated he would like a shrine for is son in Las Vegas, dismissed talk that the Neverland mansion would be disassembled and moved to Las Vegas, as his daughter, La Toya Jackson, told reporters last week.

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NFL Player LaMont Jordan Sued by Las Vegas Casino

LaMontJordanNFL running back LaMont Jordan has been accused by the Mirage Casino in Las Vegas of failing to honor markers totaling $20,000, according to a suit filed by the resort in Clark County. The debts are treated as bad checks by Nevada law, and can result in criminal charges and arrest, if not resolved.

Jordan joins NBA stars Charles Barkley and Antoine Walker in being pursued by casinos chasing gambling debts. Barkley and Walker each owed many times as much as Jordan, causing a public splash over athletes extended credit to gamble who then defaulted.

Barkley paid his debt and a ten percent fee to the Clark County attorney’s office. Walker was arrested only days after the claim against him was filed while visiting a Reno casino.

Jordan’s debts are from June of last year, say Mirage officials. Six vouchers totalling $20,000 were issued over two days, but payment was rejected for insufficient funds.

Jordan has played for the New York Jets, the Oakland Raiders, and the New England Patriots. This year he enters the season on the roster of the Denver Broncos.

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Jon Gosselin Brings Newfound Bachelor Lifestyle to Las Vegas

After treks to St. Tropez, the Hamptons and God knows where else, wayward Jon Gosselin will soon bring his newfound bachelor lifestyle to Las Vegas. JonGosselin

The father of eight and ex-husband to Kate Gosselin is set to host a pool party at MGM Grand’s Wet Republic in Las Vegas on August 29. 

Jon Gosselin, America’s favorite father starring in the Jon and Kate Plus 8 reality TV series, is coming to Las Vegas for a little R&R and will be hosting poolside. 

It’s, however, not an all play weekend– Gosselin is in town for the MAGIC fashion trade show with Christian Audigier. 

Last month, Gosselin took 22-year-old Hailey Glassman aboard Audigier’s yacht in St. Tropez, France, to discuss a new vintage-inspired motorcycle line and a potential television reality show about bikes.

If you would enjoy a professional article on this event, including photographs, for your publication, please contact Las Vegas Backstage Access by commenting on this article by August 19.

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Primp Clothing, MAGIC Convention & Las Vegas Go Hand-in-Hand

Designed in the 1980s by Emily Kersman and Wells Butler, what was then merely a primp clothing fad soon morphed warp speed when Paris Hilton, a regular Las Vegan, frequently cavorted in clubs wearing the stylish duds. primpclothing

The primp clothing fad became a smashing trend and the garments continue to be hotly sought after, being found online and in high end boutiques. 

Known for their hip and cozy look, the mix and match clothing designs include animal prints of virtually any beast.

Primp thermals and hoodies have become the fashion trend for indoors and street wear, worn by ordinary folk and the whose who of chicdom.  

The fashionable clothing is hugely popular among virtually all hip celebrities, including Britney Spears, Mischa Barton, Nicole Richie, and Lindsay Lohan. 

Now, with the Las Vegas Magic Convention coming to Las Vegas starting August 31, new Primp clothing lines are being introduced that will assuredly create even more fashion buzz. 

Las Vegas Backstage Access is offering to craft an article for your publication on the popular primp clothing trend, including designer interview, celebs, Magic offerings, complete with photography.   If interested, please fill out a reply to this article, kindly responding by August 17 so we can arrange interviews.

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