Singer Wayne Newton wants to open house to world
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Wayne Newton’s Las Vegas estate is a lavish wonderland complete with South African penguins, sweeping crystal staircases and a memorabilia collection to make a celebrity junkie salivate: a Frank Sinatra champagne glass, Nat King Cole’s watch, Steve McQueen’s Rolls-Royce and a Johnny Cash guitar. The estate is so resplendent, Newton said, that he plans to open his gated home to the public and turn it into a tourist attraction. The project some have dubbed “Graceland West” won initial approval from a local government board Wednesday, paving the way for Newton to open his tours in late 2011 as planned.
Striking, private, and almost royal: Kate’s Story
LONDON (AP) _ She’s a country girl who loves the late-night club scene. A reluctant fashion icon who says she doesn’t fuss over her clothes _ but looks stunning in just about anything. Kate Middleton has kept her thoughts to herself and a circle of trusted friends during her long romance with Prince William.