Here's a new hot spot simply crawling with the rich and famous—and there's not a beefy bodyguard in sight. So go ahead: Flirt with Brad Pitt
. Do a deal with Donald Trump. Beg Barbra not to retire. Forgive Yoko for breaking up the Beatles. But don't hold your breath for a wink or a nod. These 175 celebs are not only bewitching but bewaxed. And were more than ready for their coming out on Oct. 16, when Madame Tussaud's new $50 million museum in New York City's Times Square opened its five-story palace to the public.
The folks at Tussaud's are betting that Americans will go gaga over the re-created notables and nobles dressed in designer gowns and splendid costumes, and that the Manhattan museum will rival the flagship house of wax in London, which draws 2.7 million visitors annually. For their part, the stars who have seen their wax doppel-gangers were impressed, if disconcerted. "He's looking right at me," an alarmed Tony Bennett told sculptor Judy Craig. The Spice Girls danced around their likenesses. "Scary was very impressed with her backside!" says Craig.