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Planet Hollywood Or Bust

by | 19th, November 2007

HELLO Planet Hollywood!

Robert Earl and actor Bruce Willis at the opening of the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Earl and partners bought Las Vegas’s former Aladdin Hotel-Casino in 2004 for $800m.

Ah, the Aladdin, venue for Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s wedding, home to the Sinbad Lounge, and arabesques under a painted Arabian sky.

Class. Taste. None of it. This was Vegas at it most garish and fantastic.

The new casino is full of pieces of film memorabilia from Earl’s mammoth collection.

Look! There’s an animatronic waxwork that looks just like Sylvester Stallone. Bruce Willis is singing – who knew? Who wanted him to? Arnold Schwarzenegger, Andre Agassi and Pamela Anderson are in evidence. And that life-size statue of Barbra Streisand is remarkably real.

“This may well go down as the biggest showbiz weekend in Vegas history,” says celebrity journalist Robin Leach.

And if they can get a few more waxworks, it will be…

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