Eva Longoria’s club files for bankruptcy
LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas nightclub owned by ‘‘Desperate Housewives’’ actress Eva Longoria has filed for bankruptcy, saying it owes nearly $5.7 million.
Lawyers for Beso LLC said in a federal Chapter 11 filing on Thursday that they project losing more than $76,000 per month at the CityCenter restaurant and nightspot. It is seeking bankruptcy in order to keep operating.
Beso owes nearly $1.8 million to CityCenter for its lease at the Crystals mall inside the resort complex that opened in December 2009, lawyers said in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court filing in Las Vegas.
Miner tours Graceland
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Edison Pena stood in Elvis Presley’s ‘‘jungle room,’’ planted his foot, slightly swiveled his hips, and pointed to a chair with a teddy bear resting on it.
‘‘Oh let me be, your teddy bear,’’ said Pena, one of the rescued Chilean miners, surrounded by green carpet in one of his idol’s favorite rooms in Graceland.
Pena’s impromptu, spot-on interpretations of many of Elvis’ hits, including ‘‘Teddy Bear,’’ highlighted his tour of Graceland on Friday. An avid and knowledgeable Presley fan, Pena was on a six-day trip to Memphis and Las Vegas paid for by local businesses and tourism groups. The invitation included a private tour of Elvis’ home and burial place.
Pena, who sang Elvis tunes to lift the spirits of 32 fellow Chilean miners while they were trapped underground for 69 days last year, shot video of the mansion with his cell phone. He broke into parts of ‘‘Blue Suede Shoes’’ and ‘‘Hound Dog’’ as he walked through rooms with displays of gold records, movie posters and flashy Elvis outfits. He knows little English outside of Elvis songs.
Lagasse will host new show
LOS ANGELES — Emeril Lagasse will be heating up his pots and pans for a new cooking show on Hallmark Channel.
The cable network said Friday the show will air daily starting late this year as part of its daytime programming block. It will be produced by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.