Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | 10:39 p.m.
The Hangover Part III
Actress Heather Graham, who is the only female of “The Hangover’s” wolf pack, is on the cover of our sister publication Vegas Magazine’s 10th anniversary issue. It’s perfectly timed for “The Hangover Part III’s” release May 24. It’s a revealing story about how her strict Catholic upbringing has caused a struggle for her and her racy roles and what it’s like to be single at 43.
I plan to ask Heather why she slammed Las Vegas in a recent Los Angeles interview when she arrives here at Mandarin Oriental for Thursday night’s decade celebration. Meantime, a sneak preview of the edition — which features star chef Guy Savoy and yours truly on Page 100 — with her comments on her “Hangover” cast mates:
“Bradley [Cooper] is super cool and supportive. Ed [Helms]’s so sweet and charming. Zach [Galifianakis] is a unique and original person with this crazy comedy brain.” She also talked about her upbringing, her desire to be an independent woman and her thoughts on marriage and being single.
“A lot of times, we’re brought up to please other people or take care of other people,” she said. “It’s ingrained in our nature to be motherly. I had to step outside and go, ‘What makes me happy?’ I had to completely rethink that. ... I was taught to be demure, so it was harder for me to learn how to stand up go myself and go, ‘What do I want? What are my desires?’ ”
Heather, who has been linked with A-list actors, added: “I think everyone I’ve dated has been great, but maybe not the most compatible match. ... I do have some great stories; I’ve definitely lived. ... Maybe [I will tell them] when I’m 80, and everyone’s dead!
“I’m not against marriage. I would definitely do it if I was in the right situation. I would like to be with someone I could settle down with and be with for the rest of my life. But I don’t feel like I need to. ... I kind of feel like I dodged a bullet. I’d rather be happily single than unhappily married. In the meantime, I’m having a lot of fun. Good sex!”
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.