Las Vegas- SINGER Linda Ronstadt was hauled out of a Las Vegas casino by security guards after she praised Michael Moore and “Farenheit 9/11.”
It happened right after Ronstadt’s Saturday night concert at the Aladdin, where she dedicated “Desperado” to Moore, called him a “great American patriot,” and encouraged the crowd to see his President Bush- bashing movie. The crowd, already annoyed by some snide remarks Ronstadt made, responded with a mass walk-out. Some tossed cocktails at her wall posters as they filed out. Ronstadt had complained that the Aladdin had falsely billed her show as a “greatest- hits” concert, add ing: “It figures. That’s the way they do things here in Vegas.”
Aladdin president Bill Timmins was in the audience and ordered that Ronstadt be escorted out. “She was asked not to go back to her suite,” said Aladdin spokesperson Tyri Squyres. “Her suite was cleaned out, her things were collected and security escorted her out. She was not happy, but we were very polite about it.”
Squyres told us yesterday that the Aladdin had received dozens of calls supporting Timmins’ decision: “People came for entertainment and she chose to make it a political forum.” Ronstadt could not be reached for comment.