What?! Siegfried & Roy Left Off Vegas Walk of Stars

 

Melinda – Not On Walk of Stars Either

The Las Vegas Walk of Stars announced their top 100 nominees for the Hollywood-like path along the Strip.  Included in the 100 nominees were Steve Wynn, Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Wayne Newton (first star on walk), and Liberace (second star on walk).

 

Siegfried & Roy were not named in the top 100 nominees.  Lance Burton, The Fifth Dimension, David Copperfield, and Penn & Tellar (sic) were. 

 

The committee reacted to the public outcry over the Duo?s exclusion and claimed the omission was a ?clerical error.?  ?They always were and still are at the very top of the list.  We are ready to honor them with a star once they are ready.?

 

We buy the ?clerical error? excuse to a point.  After all, they couldn?t spell Teller?s name correctly.  But misspelled or not, Siegfried & Roy should have been included or their omission should have been caught. 

 

We suspect the actual problem can be found in the fine print on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars website.  To have your name put into star form, you have to have performed in Clark County and be willing to pay $15,000.00 per star.  You must pay for any ?additional pomp and circumstance? (whatever that means). The $15,000.00 pays just for the star, the certificate from the authorities, and if you are a woman, flowers.  We?re not making this up.

 

The official press release for the Las Vegas Walk of Stars did not mention Siegfried & Roy but apparently a later missive copped to the ?clerical error.?  The first press release did mention, however, that you could call a toll-free number to sponsor your favorite star?s place on the Walk.  You only needed to…

 

Melinda – Not On Walk of Stars Either

The Las Vegas Walk of Stars announced their top 100 nominees for the Hollywood-like path along the Strip.  Included in the 100 nominees were Steve Wynn, Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Wayne Newton (first star on walk), and Liberace (second star on walk).

 

Siegfried & Roy were not named in the top 100 nominees.  Lance Burton, The Fifth Dimension, David Copperfield, and Penn & Tellar (sic) were. 

 

The committee reacted to the public outcry over the Duo?s exclusion and claimed the omission was a ?clerical error.?  ?They always were and still are at the very top of the list.  We are ready to honor them with a star once they are ready.?

 

We buy the ?clerical error? excuse to a point.  After all, they couldn?t spell Teller?s name correctly.  But misspelled or not, Siegfried & Roy should have been included or their omission should have been caught. 

 

We suspect the actual problem can be found in the fine print on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars website.  To have your name put into star form, you have to have performed in Clark County and be willing to pay $15,000.00 per star.  You must pay for any ?additional pomp and circumstance? (whatever that means). The $15,000.00 pays just for the star, the certificate from the authorities, and if you are a woman, flowers.  We?re not making this up.

 

The official press release for the Las Vegas Walk of Stars did not mention Siegfried & Roy but apparently a later missive copped to the ?clerical error.?  The first press release did mention, however, that you could call a toll-free number to sponsor your favorite star?s place on the Walk.  You only needed to complete a waiver form as the donor, pay $7,500 up front, and $7,500 a month before the star was to be placed. 

 

“Devoted fans can literally grant a career highlight to their favorite performer and be a part of Las Vegas entertainment history,” added Wallace Beinfeld, co-producer of Las Vegas Walk of Stars.

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