Good news for Las Vegas locals who are not redneck, bigoted assholes - from Norm’s column in yesterday’s Las Vegas Review Journal
"In a move certain to send critics of Linda Ronstadt into orbit, Planet Hollywood honcho Robert Earl has invited Ronstadt to come back to Las Vegas after he takes over the Aladdin in September.
Ronstadt was evicted from the Aladdin on Saturday after angering the casino’s management with pro-Michael Moore comments and other remarks during her concert.
Earl, a British banker and entrepreneur, released a statement Wednesday saying he was “very sorry to hear about the unfortunate circumstances of this past Saturday night and want to make it clear that Planet Hollywood has never, in our 13-year history, restricted any artists’ right to free speech and we will continue with that policy once we take ownership.”
Earl, chairman and chief operating officer of Planet Hollywood, said that upon assumption of ownership, he and his new management team will invite Moore, who produced the anti-Bush administration film “Fahrenheit 9/11,” to introduce Ronstadt on stage.
Meanwhile, a coalition of national civil rights organizations and California leaders are urging their members and supporters to boycott the Aladdin. "