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Andy reviews a busy week in pop culture.

on Apr 21, 20060

It was a busy week in pop culture and I spent all of it on patterned carpets under one roof or another in Vegas. In Vegas, my big winner of the week is the "winding escalator staircase" at the Wynn that is nothing short of a marvel in innovation. Why WALK down a winding staircase when you can STAND down a winding staircase. Thanks to Steve and Elaine Wynn for that! No thanks for charging $25 to use the gym and a $6 (penalty?) fee for a package to be delivered to your room! But I am on a plane back home so on we go with the tops and bottoms of the week...


KENNY ROGERS: Last week he was a loser for butchering his face, this week he's a winner for coming clean about having had work and not being happy with it.

BROOKE SHIELDS: For perfect timing. She had a baby down the hall from TomKat and I am certain tucked away some dolls in Suri's diaperbag for Katie's post-partum.

UNITED 93: The first review is in from The Hollywood Reporter, and it's a rave. I am so terrified of seeing this film that I leave the room when a clip comes on TV, but if it's to serve as a memorial for the passengers and crew, at least let it be great.

OPRAH: As an SRO-Opening night crowd cooled their heels waiting for the curtain to rise on Julia Roberts' "3 Days of Rain" opening Wednesday night, they might've wondered who or what they were sitting there waiting for. Amid a flurry of security detail -- more than Mayor Bloomberg's -- they discovered that Dame Oprah was the holding the curtain. As soon as she was seated, the play began. Now that's power!