Opening night at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will feature a poolside concert by The Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers.
Flowers will perform songs from his debut solo album "Flamingo" at the hotel's Dec. 15 unveiling. His concert starts at 10 p.m.
The only tickets for the show will be available beginning Monday, through contests on The Cosmopolitan's social media channels facebook.com/thecosmopolitan and twitter.com/cosmopolitan_lv, and a limited number of radio giveaways.
Those who can't get in will be able to view the show from the Strip via The Cosmopolitan's 65-foot outdoor digital marquee.
Also performing on opening night and through Dec. 18: up-and-coming entertainment acts Mayer Hawthorne, Beats Antique and Australian sisters Liv and Mim Nervo. They will be appearing at venues in the casino.
Coldplay and Jay-Z are booked for New Year's Eve and their performances will be projected on the marquee for the masses packing Las Vegas Boulevard. They will perform individually, then together, from a stage in the hotel's largest ballroom.
THE SCENE AND HEARD
The Alex Rodriguez-Cameron Diaz romance has reportedly hit the skids. A-Rod's camp let it be known last week that they "have definitely parted ways," according to Life & Style magazine. Word about the split came just days after a Vegas Confidential report that he was hanging out at Haze nightclub (Aria) last weekend with Tiffany Masters, the owner of Arm Charms and Cabana Candy, businesses that place women in clubs. Suspicious minds are questioning whether Diaz ended it, only to see A-Rod get his "story" in print first. ...
A "soft horror" film currently being shot around Las Vegas includes a cast featuring "Peepshow" star Holly Madison, veteran tough-guy character actor Frank Vincent of "Casino" fame and funnymen Stephen Sorrentino and Louie Anderson. The film, titled "Resurrection (Wrath of Seduction)," is set for an April 2011 release. Madison has received a contract extention through 2011, it was announced last week. ...
The Amazing Kreskin had a mini-meltdown at his show at the Riviera on Friday night after a series of technical issues. A spy said he ended the performance after a half-dozen tricks. Kreskin also appeared to be agitated that people were being allowed in the club while he was doing his illusions. ...
That sighting here last week of U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., at Eiffel Tower Restaurant (Paris Las Vegas) is being disputed. Burr's people are saying the senator, who was re-elected Tuesday, wasn't in Las Vegas on Wednesday. A restaurant rep said they can't "definitively" confirm it was Burr, but his name was involved in the reservation and the five-hour dinner was "political in nature."...
Dayvid Figler is being honored today with the Crystal Bookmark Award at the Vegas Valley Book Festival's closing keynote address featuring acclaimed author Dennis Lehane. The event, which is free and open to the public, starts at 7 p.m. at the Clark County Library Theater. The annual award honors those who have advanced literacy and literature in the Las Vegas Valley.
At the Palms on Friday: Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz and Indy car driver Marco Andretti, dining in separate parties at N9NE Steakhouse. Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps stopped at Andretti's table. Retired NFL great Junior Seau, partied at Moon. ... New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain, joining ex-teammate Jason Giambi at Vanity (Hard Rock Hotel). ... Vienna Girardi of "The Bachelor," partying at Pure (Caesars) after dinner at Martarano's (Rio) and an appearance with The Chippendales. ... Phelps, dining at Republic Kitchen & Bar in Henderson on Thursday and later at Tao (The Venetian). ... U.S. Rep.-elect Joe Heck, celebrating his victory in Nevada's 3rd Congressional District race and 15th wedding anniversary with his wife, Lisa, at the Pasta Shop Ristorante on Thursday at its new location on Horizon Ridge.
THE PUNCH LINE
"India is famous for its Darjeeling tea, but President Obama won't be interested in tea parties of any kind." -- Craig Ferguson, on Obama's trip to India.