The post-Labor Day period isn't quite the same since Miss America packed her tiara and hightailed it to the Nevada desert, but that hardly means there's nothing to do in AyCee this weekend.
In addition to the casino debut of Wonder Woman's (Lynda Carter) at Harrah's and the Resorts Atlantic City debut of "Deal or No Deal"-er Howie Mandel (see my "At the Casinos" column in Friday's paper for more on both), the weekend will see the return of a bona fide Hollywood legend and an appearance by a celebrity chef.
The legend of whom I speak is Debbie Reynolds, who's still going strong at age 76 and coming to Resorts Sunday through Friday.Unless she's drastically altered her show's format, you can expect a potpourri of music, comedy (including several impersonations) and anecdotes from her 60 years in show business.
Show times are 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday (no show Monday) and 9 p.m. Sept. 12. Admission is $40. For tix, call (800) 736-1420, or go to www.ticketmaster.com.
The celeb cook is Tom Colicchio, star of Bravo's "Top Chef" series. He'll be offering cooking demonstrations and tips and answering audience questions Sunday at Caesars Atlantic City. Show time is 1 p.m. Admission is $25. Contact Ticketmaster for tickets.
E!-A!-G!-L!-E!-S!: This probably isn't going to make New York Giants fans fist-bump, but Resorts has instituted a new contest whose grand prize is a luxury suite for the Oct. 5 game at The Linc between the Iggles and Washington Redskins. In addition to hosting 19 of his or her closest friends, the winner will also feed and ply them with drinks.
The contest is open only to card-carrying members of the Resorts Destinations Casino Club. Casino players can get a card by registering at the promotions center located in casino. Of course, you have to be 21 or older to be eligible.
Card holders can receive contest entries by accruing one point on slot play, or through one hour of rated table play. Entries can be earned through 8 p.m. Sept.27. The drawing for the suite will be held at 9 p.m. that day. Every current card holder will receive one entry into the sweepstakes.
For more info, call (609) 344-6000.