Electra backs out of magic show in Vegas


LAS VEGAS -- Carmen Electra has backed out of an engagement to be a special guest star in magician Hans Klok's new show, "The Beauty of Magic," at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

The former Aladdin resort on the Las Vegas Strip set a press conference Thursday to announce the new guest star and explain Electra's sudden departure from the show, a spokeswoman said.

Electra said at a press conference last week she would be with the show for three months. Publicists had hailed it as Electra's stage debut in Las Vegas and promised "sultry surprises."

Regular performances were to begin May 12.