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Las Vegas resident and former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson took on a new task of testing the strength of tissue paper in an evening of hilarious revelry when KISS frontman Gene Simmons launched products at his KISS by Monster Mini Golf opposite the Hard Rock Hotel on Wednesday night.
Contributing photographer Erik Kabik was on duty for today’s laugh-a-minute photo gallery, and I am going to refrain from all potty humor and make zero references to toilet training. However, the subject is tissue. The word comes from the noise when you sneeze: Ah-tiss-u! You can’t avoid the fact that it’s a necessary and useful product at both ends of the spectrum of life.
Gene’s gorgeous wife Playboy knockout Shannon Tweed joined in the fun, and it was a night of guffaws and smiles complete with Las Vegas impersonator Luis Reyes as Gene in makeup and boots. Monster Mini Golf owners Christina and Patrick Vitagliano welcomed the “First Family of Jewels” and presented Gene with packages of the new line of KISS Hello Kitty facial tissues and toilet paper.
I am not kidding; this is not April 1. I’m trying to contain myself from writing off-the-wall comments. Suffice to say, I can’t repeat what Gene and Mike joked about it, but they were doubled over in hysterics with their bawdy bathroom humor.
Now Mike has added tissue tester to his resume of fighter, actor, singer and entertainer. The star of “The Hangover” will be in New York next week for a press conference to officially announce his one-man show “Undisputed Truth,” to be directed by filmmaker Spike Lee, which begins a limited engagement on Broadway at the end of July. (We posted the exclusive news June 5.)
Mike will juggle the East Cast shows to shoot scenes for “The Hangover, Part 3” at Caesars Palace. This week, Mike made an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to rap a song to LeBron James to encourage the Miami Heat to victory in the 2012 NBA Finals against the Oklahoma Thunder.
But Wednesday night, Mike was in an altogether different role. He amazingly agreed to test the new products. Thankfully, he didn’t leave the room. He simply demonstrated it in a tug-of-war contest that, incredibly, the tissue won.
If you require soft-to-the-touch heavyweight tissue, you now know where to buy it. Gene, ever the financial mogul, has another KISS product in his mountain of merchandize; you certainly can’t sneeze about his business acumen.
How can I resist? This story was written entirely tongue-in-cheek!
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