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|The Situation and his sister, Melissa
As most of my family and my wife's family spent their formative years in Atlantic City
, there's nothing I like more than occasionally popping into a casino for a show, some dinner, a party and the tables. Nothing sordid about the gambling. Nothing Leaving Las Vegas
about the proceedings. Just a few gentlemanly tosses of the dice and several (dozen) spins on the roulette wheel. Vrrooom. Throw on my best Tom Ford Boardwalk Empire
-inspired stripes no spats, please and we're set. This weekend, it was a bounce back and forth to The Pool at Harrahs
and The Borgata
for a few outings.
|Photo | Scott Weiner
Harrahs' The Pool After Dark
series twas all about the reality celebs. It's hard to imagine people showing up at a club just to be in the presence of a reality television personality save for one crucial element. Those who come to watch their faves standing on a tiny red carpet in front of a plastic logo-ed up backdrop, must somehow believe that they're one step removed from that similar possibility. As in "Hang on, wasn't that Ronnie
guy just a neighborhood mook before MTV found him? Now he's doing Xenadrine commercials."
This is my best guess. Why else would you go see a no-face like Audrina Patridge
at Harrahs? I've only watched The Hills
once and saw her mess up on Dancing with The Stars
so I can't really comment, but she seemed/seems devoid of a personality or a signature look (other than a blank Stepford-ian stare) that I couldn't imagine anyone going in to a crowded bar to do shots of Cuervo in her name. FHM
named her 2010's 16th sexiest woman? Really? Anyway, maybe Patridge's charms will be better revealed in her own VH1 reality series, Audrina
, but I doubt it,
Then there was Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino
of Jersey Shore
fame. OK, so he's got a book under his weight belt and his own showing on Dancing with The Stars
, but not much more. So why do I like The Sitch? Maybe because he's a paisan and I understand the struggle that so many of us Italian males have to go through. Sinatra
had to get through Joey Bishop
. Frankie Valli
had his "Grease." Maybe it's because I have a four pack to his six pack. The Situation
is okay by me. Anyway, we spied The Situation with his sister, Melissa at the Pool at Harrahs a rarity as the raven haired sis isn't often invited to the house in Seaside Heights.
This brings me to the Borgata
and my run-in with tennis bombshell Anna Kournikova
. Whodathunk the long time paramour of Enrique Iglesias
(that's who I was at the Borgata to see) would not only be at his gig but at the soundboard where I was standing? I could hardly hear Iglesias singing "Tonight I'm Fucking You" over her screams. C'man lady. Anyway, she wore a lot of black eyeshadow, a dark colored bra under a white top and the two of them were spied after his performance supping at Old Homestead
for dinner and playing blackjack in the casino while I was rolling dice. Damn.