Singer Linda Ronstadt ejected
by Las Vegas casino.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer Linda Ronstadt was thrown out of the
Aladdin casino in Las Vegas over the weekend after dedicating a song to
liberal filmmaker Michael Moore and his movie "Fahrenheit 9/11," a
casino spokeswoman said Monday.
Ronstadt, who had been hired for a one-show engagement Saturday night at
the Las Vegas Strip casino, dedicated a performance of "Desperado" to
Moore and his controversial documentary, which criticizes President Bush
and the U.S.-led war in Iraq.
That dedication angered some Aladdin guests who spilled drinks, tore
down posters and demanded their money back, said casino spokeswoman Sara
"We had quite a scene at the box office," she said.
About a quarter of the 4,500 people in the audience got up and left
before the performance had finished, Gorgon said.
Before her concert, Ronstadt had laughingly told the Las Vegas
Review-Journal that she hoped that the casino performance would be her
"I keep hoping that if I'm annoying enough to them, they won't hire me
back," she was quoted as telling the newspaper.
A statement issued by the Aladdin said Ronstadt had been "escorted out
of the hotel" just after her performance and said the performer would
"not be welcomed back."
"Ms. Ronstadt was hired to entertain the guests of the Aladdin, not to
espouse political views," the casino said.
Ronstadt was not immediately available for comment.