A Brit break might factor in to Spears’ return to Axis

The word out of VegasVille is that no celeb unturned shall be overlooked when it comes to promotional campaigns, whether musical, athletic, culinary or artistic.

Read on, fans of all kinds:

PAUSE FOR SPEARS?

Britney Spears may take an extended break after her current Planet Hollywood contract closes on Dec. 31, her manager Larry Rudolph said Tuesday

Such a pause could pave the way for a possible relaunch (and even re-titling) of her “Piece of Me” production. Spears opened the show in December 2013. Next year marks the 20th anniversary of her mega-hit “Baby One More Time,” which could serve as a handy theme for a revamp.

LIFE IS GOLDEN

Officials from Life is Beautiful and the Vegas Golden Knights have been busy recruiting Strip celebs and other boldface names for their respective marketing efforts. LiB returns Sept. 22-24, but filmed scenes for a promotional video Tuesday at Mirage’s Love Theatre with Carrot Top, performers from all Strip Cirque du Soleil shows (except “O”); Flamingo Las Vegas headliner Piff the Magic Dragon, Louie Anderson, Blue Man Group and Melody Sweets of “Absinthe.”

The Golden Knights won’t drop the puck in October, but the “Bold in Gold” campaign — with Vegas celebs holding a hockey stick and wearing the team’s home garb — is in full swing. The list includes Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper,the Eagles’ Don Felder and Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant. The team is in talks with Steve Aoki, Brandon Flowers, Backstreet Boys, NASCAR star Kurt Busch and several resident superstar DJs (including Tiesto, Marshmello, Armin van Buuren.

A suggestion from the Unsolicited File: Make some calls to Carlos Santana, Mike Tyson and Frank Marino. Oh, and Don Rickles, for obvious reasons … #HockeyPuck

ZADORA FOR THE WIN!

Life is funny. Not Life is Beautiful, but real life. You go long stretches without writing the name Pia Zadora, then, bang: Zadora is suddenly ubiquitous. She makes the column once more by winning the NCAA Tournament celebrity bracket contest at Westgate Las Vegas. Zadora finished first in a field of 17 competitors. Rounding out the top five: Ex-N.C. State and Utah Jazz star Thurl Bailey, “Dancing With the Stars” pro Tony Dovolani, Anderson, and “Sexxy” creator and star Jennifer Romas.

Zadora, who concedes she is far more a fan of jazz (lowercase) than any basketball team, picked 45 games correctly over the course of the tournament. On Tuesday, I called her and said, “I can’t believe you won this contest.”

“Neither can I,” she responded.

Zadora’s son, Jordan, is an avid sports fan and actually made the picks. She won $5,000 for the UNLV F.O.C.U.S. program, which provides post-secondary education for students with learning disabilities, including autism. Jordan is on the autism spectrum.

“What really means the most to me is for Jordan to present this check to the organization,” Zadora said. “For him to say, ‘This is for you. I helped my mom win it,’ is a wonderful thing.”

F.O.C.U.S. is launching an online fundraising campaign on Saturday; go to unlvcoe.org/focus for info.

WHO WAS WHERE

On Friday at Spears’ show: Ricky Martin, who opens at Park Theater on Wednesday night, with his family. Also in the mix: Jenna Dewan Tatum and a group of friends in the theater’s VIP scene. Saturday, it was Howie Dorough and Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys. Spears summoned Dorough to the stage to take part in “Freakshow,” a moment captured on the Backstreet Boys’ Instagram page. Also at the show Saturday: Country pop star Jessie James Decker, in the coveted VIP area … On Sunday, pop star Leona Lewis, celebrating her 32nd birthday at “Magic Mike Live” at Hard Rock Hotel … Saturday night at Rod Stewart’s show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, actress Toni Collette. … Love the Mob Museum sightings, especially where matrimony is involved: On Saturday, country star Jerrod Niemann surprised a bride and groom in the museum’s famed Kefauver Courtroom with a take on his new single, “God Made a Woman.” The bride, L. Suni Hawksworth, and groom, Patrick Gary, were in town from Portland, Oregon.

Note: This version of the column corrects the first name of Pia Zadora’s son, Jordan.

John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. He also hosts “Kats! On The Radio” on KUNV 91.5-FM and KTNV Channel 13. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

ad-high_impact_4
Entertainment
Get a sneak peak of Palace Station's newest renovations
Station Casinos spokesperson Lori Nelson gives a first look at what Palace Station's $192 million renovation will bring. Some areas will begin opening to the public next week according to Nelson. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
You Can Only Get The 11-pound 8-person Burger In Las Vegas
You Can Only Get The 11-pound 8-person Burger In Las Vegas (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Paul McCartney is worth over $1 billion
Sir Paul McCartney is one of the most celebrated and accomplished musicians in history. He just turned 76 on June 18. McCartney grew to international fame with the Beatles and went on to become a wildly successful solo musician. Paul McCartney’s net worth is estimated at $1.2 billion, according to Celebrity Net Worth. In 2017, McCartney landed the No. 13 spot on Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid musicians, earning $54 million for the year. On Thursday, June 20, McCartney will release a double A-side single featuring two new songs, "I Don't Know" and "Come On to Me." McCartney has yet to announce a title of his new album or when it will be released. Th album is expected to be released before he headlines the Austin City Limits Music fest in October.
Bellagio's New Conservatory Brings Italian Summer To Las Vegas
Bellagio's New Conservatory Brings Italian Summer To Las Vegas (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Kari Curletto of Las Vegas put over 500 hours into making her toilet paper wedding dress. (Courtesy Kari Curletto)
Kari Curletto of Las Vegas put over 500 hours into making her toilet paper wedding dress. (Courtesy Kari Curletto)
The Real Crepe In Las Vegas Serves Authentic Crepes In The Style Of Brittany, France
The Real Crepe In Las Vegas Serves Authentic Crepes In The Style Of Brittany, France. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-journal)
New Marilyn Musical Brings Screen Icons Life To Strip
Paris Las Vegas hosts musical bio featuring new, old tunes. (Carol Cling Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Vegas' hottest concerts of the summer
Vegas' hottest concerts of the summer
We Taste-tested The Best Doughnut Shops In Las Vegas
We Taste-tested The Best Doughnut Shops In Las Vegas. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
5 must-see bands at Punk Rock Bowling 2018
5 must-see bands at Punk Rock Bowling 2018
Gabi Coffee & Bakery Is Like A Korean Speakeasy From The 1920s
Gabi Coffee & Bakery Is Like A Korean Speakeasy From The 1920s (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Five must-see acts at the Electric Daisy Carnival 2018
Five must-see acts at the Electric Daisy Carnival 2018
The "13 Reasons Why" mustang cruises down the Las Vegas Strip (Courtesy Netflix)
4 fun and fascinating museums in Las Vegas
U2 in Vegas through the years
U2 in Vegas through the years
Dirt Dog In Las Vegas Makes Crazy L.A. Street Food
Dirt Dog In Las Vegas Makes Crazy L.A. Street Food (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-journal)
Black Tap In Las Vegas Makes This Instagram-ready Golden Knights Shake (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-journal)
Nevada Ballet Theatre Premieres Until December
‘Until December’ debuts at ‘Ballet & Broadway’ season finale (Carol Cling Las Vegas
Celebrate The Golden Knights With Knights-inpired Latte Art (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Yodeling Boy Mason Ramsey Signs With Atlantic Records, Debuts First Single
Yodeling Boy Mason Ramsey Signs With Atlantic Records, Debuts First Single Ramsey, who shot to fame after a viral video of him yodeling at an Illinois Walmart surfaced, just debuted “Famous.” “If I'm gonna be famous for somethin'/I wanna be famous for lovin' you/If I'm gonna be known around the world/I wanna because of you, girl” Mason Ramsey, “Famous” It’s been quite the rush to stardom for the 11-year-old, who appeared on The Ellen Show and performed at Coachella earlier this month. “I’d been to Nashville a few times before, but never thought something like this would happen. It’s a dream to sign with Atlantic and Big Loud.” Mason Ramsey “I loved recording ‘Famous’ and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
Steve Aoki, Pitbull And Other Stars Make An Apperance At The "Keep Memory Alive" Gala
Steve Aoki, Pitbull And Other Stars Make An Apperance At The "Keep Memory Alive" Gala. (Janna Karel Las Vegas review-Journal)
"Hamilton" Fans Line Up Overnight At Smith Center To Get Tickets
"Hamilton" fans line up overnight at Smith Center to get tickets. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
5 concerts to see in Las Vegas this week
You can visit the speakeasy in The Mob Museum's basement... if you know the password
6 new foods hitting movie theaters in 2018
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours takes you where the locals go
Donald Contursi talks about Lip Smacking Foodie Tours, which offers walking tours of restaurants on and off Las Vegas Boulevard with food samples and tidbits of history about the places they visit.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Welcomes New Baby Girl!
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Welcomes New Baby Girl! The 45-year-old actor posted an adorable photo on Instagram, celebrating his newborn baby girl, Tiana Gia Johnson. Dwayne Johnson, via Instagram Dwayne Johnson, via Instagram Dwayne Johnson, via Instagram This is Johnson’s second daughter with his girlfriend, Lauren Hashian. His oldest daughter, Simone Garcia Johnson, came from his previous marriage. Johnson and Hashian first announced they were expecting another child back in January. Congratulations!!
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend Car Show celebrates 21st year
The Stray Cats, Jerry Lee Lewis, Duane Eddy, Elvira and Mitch Polzak make appearances the 21st Annual Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend car show at the Orleans hotel and casino on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
This "Alice in Wonderland" cocktail changes colors and flavors while you sip
Take a tour of The Underground at The Mob Museum
TOP NEWS
News Headlines
Home Front Page Footer Listing
Circular
You May Like

You May Like