Inside Move: Moore to make like Elvis

Earl hopes helmer will perform, responds to Aladdin ruckus

HOLLYWOOD — Michael Moore, get your pipes in tune.

The chairman and CEO of Planet Hollywood, which expects to take over the Aladdin Resort in Las Vegas in September, wants to take up Moore on his offer to sing “America the Beautiful” with Linda Ronstadt and to offer Ronstadt a return engagement.

“We respect artists’ creativity and support their rights to express themselves,” Planet Hollywood chief Robert Earl said in response to the ruckus raised over the Aladdin’s booting of Ronstadt in the wake of comments she made supporting Moore during her perf there Saturday.

“We were very sorry to hear about the unfortunate circumstances of this past Saturday night and want to make it clear that Planet Hollywood has never, in our 13-year history, restricted any artist’s right to free speech, and we will continue with that policy once we take ownership.”

Planet Hollywood is awaiting approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission to become the new owner of the Aladdin Resort.

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