With four fewer casino entertainment venues in town — and the possibility of losing two more, if Trump Entertainment Resorts makes good on its threat to close the Taj Mahal in November — an assumption some folks have made is that less showrooms will mean fewer shows coming to Atlantic City.
Yet it was anything but routine on that October night in 2006, because the person we’d just spent 30 minutes chatting with on camera was more than just another casino headliner. She was a comedy icon. But beyond that, she was a friend of nearly 30 years. She was Joan Rivers, and we quickly became friends after the first time she performed in an Atlantic City casino.
Human Nature, a vocal quartet whose popularity down under rivaled that of the Beatles, wanted to see if their newest show would play as well in the United States as it did in their homeland — especially since they were now embracing a very uniquely American form of music.
Donny Osmond is a realist. The pop star and former teen singing idol has no intention of being one of those cradle-to-grave entertainers. And that, he says, is why he’s already preparing for life after show business.