Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 | 6:36 p.m.
In their last steps of dealing with the fallout stemming from two allegedly fraudulent ex-partners, Eva Longoria’s Beso Restaurant and Eve the Nightclub at MGM CityCenter’s Crystals have filed a controlled and organized Chapter 11 bankruptcy tonight.
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“It’s a New Year, and we’re making a new start,” the dynamic Desperate Housewives star and philanthropist told friends. “This is a great opportunity to begin anew, and I look forward to an exciting and enterprising 2011.”
VegasDeLuxe.com has learned exclusively that Eva and her new restaurant management team are immediately taking action in cooperation with MGM Resorts International to become hands on in the development and promotion of Beso and Eve. Eva anticipates further extending her restaurant career and expanding her relationship with MGM.
“I look forward to a more pro-active, hands-on approach in the coming years with my Las Vegas businesses,” she tells friends.
The bankruptcy protection to give Beso and Eve a new start has just been finalized by Hollywood attorney and regular Las Vegas visitor Robert Shapiro. Insiders told me that MGM’s executives at CityCenter have given Eva’s plans their support.
I’ve also learned that the actress and businesswoman plans to be here next week to take charge of the new plans going forward.
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