Eva Longoria's club files for bankruptcy

Actress Eva Longria Parker arrives at the 10th Annual Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

January 7, 2011 2:33:45 PM PST
A Las Vegas nightclub owned by actress Eva Longoria has filed for bankruptcy to remain operating while reorganizing nearly $5.7 million in debt. Lawyers for Beso LLC said in a federal Chapter 11 filing on Thursday that they project losing more than $76,000 per month at the CityCenter restaurant and nightspot.

Lawyers say Beso owes nearly $1.8 million to CityCenter for its lease at the Crystals mall inside the resort complex.

CityCenter is owned jointly by MGM Resorts International and Dubai World.

Longoria owns nearly one-third of the business but is also listed as an unsecured creditor.

Lawyers report she gave a cash loan of just over $1 million and paid $375,000 in legal fees.