Robin Leach has been a journalist for over 50 years and has spent the last 10 years giving people in Las Vegas all the gossip. He met up with Matt during rehearsals for an interview, some of which you can see below.
Tonight, singers Mel B from the Spice Girls, Leona Lewis and Natasha Bedingfield are expected at the red carpet gala with Strip stars Rita Rudner from Harrahs, Frank Marino from Imperial Palace and Holly’s World star and Playboy Playmate Laura Croft.
Matt and I sat down to chat yesterday during a rehearsal break, and I asked him how his new lounge compares to The Gossy Room he left two months ago at the Palms. I love my old room. I think what we did with it, we took that really basic-looking room and turned it into a valid, intimate showroom. So I was very proud of that, obviously. But there are challenges with this room, too, in that it also has a lot of history,Matt said. But I am very esthetic-based. I get involved in the way things look. I don’t just turn up and do my thing. We have been really digging in with everyone at Caesars. I think now the room is looking pretty beautiful. I am trying to bring back a genuine place where after I have done my show, I want it to be a destination point where people can really come dressed up and just hang out all night long with me. This room is really starting to feel like the room I wanted. Its challenges with the shape have now become the charm of this room. It has been there forever, people know that, and I want to keep its legend alive and going.
Rehearsals are going great. We have people just standing around outside. They can’t see in, but they can hear our music. Every time we finish rehearsals, they are cheering. It has been great. We have a new English host who will make our guests feel safe and welcomed when they come in. I think people will be a little in awe when they walk in, I feel, a sense of relief that this room exists now. We have made it more decadent. We want to keep the room open. I have got this saying: I want to bring the sun up in The Gossy Room. I want people to stay. I want people to come and see the show and have a few drinks and then go, I left The Gossy Room, and the sun is up. We want to keep the room going all night.
Read the full interview that Robin did with Matt HERE