LATEST: Linda Ronstadt is set for a speedy return to the casino she was reportedly ejected from last weekend (17JUL04) - for a performance with filmmaker Michael Moore.

Ronstadt's run of shows at Las Vegas, Nevada's ALADDIN complex was brought to a halt on Saturday (17JUL04) after she dedicated a song to Moore, the controversial director of FAHRENHEIT 9/11 - upsetting fans who disagreed with the filmmaker's movie attack on American President George W Bush.

Many fans walked out of the show and some ripped down posters in protest. Ronstadt was later escorted from the premises.

But, thanks to negotiations between the Recording Artists Coalition and the prospective new owners of the ALADDIN THEATER, Ronstadt is slated to return to the venue later this year (04).

And she'll be taking Moore with her.

In a letter to the Aladdin management, Moore stated his disappointment in the decision to axe Ronstadt's shows and offered to duet with her on AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL if the singer was invited back. He plans to make good on his promise.

Planet Hollywood boss Robert Earl, the prospective new owner of the venue, says, "We hope to be approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission to become the new owners of the Aladdin Resort in Las Vegas as early as 1 September 2004.

"Upon the assumption of ownership, and with a new management team in place, we would like to offer the use of the Theatre of Performing Arts to Linda Ronstadt for a second concert and further to take Michael Moore up on his offer to join her on stage to introduce her and sing a song."

22/07/2004 21:22