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Britney Spears Debuts New Show "Britney: Piece Of Me" To Sold Out Audience At Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Legendary pop icon Britney Spears brought art to life, making her famous lyrics a reality by proving fans really do want a “piece of her” during her premiere performance of the appropriately-titled “Britney: Piece of Me” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Marking the beginning of her two-year residency at the fully reconstructed The AXIS Theater, Britney debuted her new show to multiple standing ovations and a star-studded, sold-out crowd that included Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Kellen Lutz, Sia, DJ Pauly D, Serena Williams, Adam Lambert and Mario Lopez.

Dazzling fans with show-stopping performances for more than 15 years, Britney has truly brought her most spectacular show ever to Las Vegas. A celebration of one of the most illustrious careers in music history, the jaw-dropping production is a compilation of more than 20 of Britney’s worldwide hits, including “Baby One More Time,” “Oops I Did It Again,” “Toxic,” “Circus,” “Womanizer” and “Slave 4 U,” as well as new material from her recently-released album “Britney Jean.”

“Britney: Piece of Me” is the most cutting-edge pop concert experience ever produced for Las Vegas, featuring a 4-piece band, 14 dancers, elaborate sets, unforgettable costumes and state-of-the-art, never-before-seen technology. Directed by one of the industry’s most well-respected creative directors for live stage entertainment, Baz Halpin, the show’s creative team also includes assistant creative director Melisa Garcia, multimedia designer GEODEZIK, choreographers The Squared Division and costume designer Marco Marco.

Britney is the first artist-in-residence to be housed in Planet Hollywood’s newly renovated The AXIS Theater, which features one of the largest indoor video and projection installations in the world. With its innovative dance floor and exclusive table and bottle service provided by Drai’s Management Group, The AXIS is part nightclub and part theater, setting it apart from any other venue in Las Vegas. The 4,600-seat, intimately-sized theater allows Britney’s fans to see her as they’ve never seen her before.

Tickets and VIP packages for performances through Sept. 2014 are currently on sale. General ticket prices range from $59 to $229, plus applicable tax and fees, and may be purchased online at BritneyPieceofMe.com or in-person at the Planet Hollywood box office. Prices for VIP packages vary depending upon the show date. All shows begin at 9 p.m. PT, with the exception of the special Tuesday, Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve performance, which will begin at 10 p.m. PT.

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Elton John, Queen with Adam Lambert Rule at iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas

Elton John may not have a current hit on the radio, but he earned the most cheers at the iHeartRadio music festival.

John was one of top performers Friday night at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Katy Perry, Chris Brown and Robin Thicke and others also hit the stage.

But John was the crowd’s favourite — he earned a standing ovation after his third song.

Adam Lambert was equally as enduring when he performed with Queen. Pop-rock trio fun. also sang with iconic rock band.

Other performers during the five-hour concert included Keith Urban, Muse and J. Cole — acts who also impressed the crowd.

Justin Timberlake, Paul McCartney and Bruno Mars will close the 2-day iHeartRadio festival Saturday, but here’s a breakdown of day one:

HE STOLE THE NIGHT

From the moment Elton John went from playing the piano while sitting to sitting on top of the piano to singing, he captured the entire audience at the MGM Garden Arena.

The 66-year-old was fiery on his red piano, belting tunes like “Tiny Dancer” and “Bennie and the Jets.”

“Good evening, Vegas!” he yelled, sporting a dark glittery blazer.

John, who recently had surgery to remove his appendix, didn’t show any signs of slowing down during his five-song set. He was vocally loud and clear, and he even made a new song, “Home Again,” feel classic. (John will release a new album, “The Diving Board,” on Tuesday).

Fittingly, the icon closed with “I’m Still Standing.” Read more>>


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Old School Rules At iHeart Music Festival— Elton John, Justin Timberlake. Bruno Mars, Katy Perry

Elton John may not have a current hit on the radio, but he earned the most cheers at the iHeartRadio music festival.

John was one of top performers Friday night at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Katy Perry, Chris Brown, Robin Thicke, Keith Urban and others also hit the stage.

But John was the crowd’s favorite. The 66-year-old was fiery on the piano, belting tunes like “Tiny Dancer” and “Bennie and the Jets.” He earned a standing ovation after his third song.

Adam Lambert was equally as enduring. He performed with Queen and hit appealing notes on the classics “We Are the Champions” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Pop-rock trio fun. also sang with Queen.

Justin Timberlake, Paul McCartney, Bruno Mars and others will perform Saturday for the festival’s second show.

(Source): Las Vegas Press


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Adam Lambert Arrested, Jailed After Fight In Finland


Former American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert spent several hours in a Finland jail Thursday after an argument with his boyfriend turned violent. According to reports, Lambert and Sauli Koskinen were kicked out of a gay bar called Don’t Tell Momma for fighting. The altercation continued outside and Lambert reportedly attacked anyone who tried to intervene.

Police took both Lambert, 29, and Koskinen, 26, into custody around 4 a.m. and held them for questioning until Thursday afternoon. It is unclear if they will face assault charges. No one was injured in the fight.

Lambert has not commented. Koskinen, who won Finland’s version of Big Brother in 2007, implied in a blog post that all is forgiven between himself and Lambert. “Fame is not easy. Celebrities are only human. Love is not easy either, but it is forever!” he wrote.

Is Adam Lambert Joining Queen?

Queen stars Roger Taylor and Brian May are reportedly in talks with former American Idol singer Adam Lambert about becoming the group’s new frontman.

The rockers teamed up with Lambert for the 2009 AmericanIdol finale and again at the MTV Europe Awards in November where the trio performed a stirring medley rendition of Queen hits The Show Must Go On, We Will Rock You andWe Are the Champions, and drummer Taylor admits he’s a big fan of Lambert’s.

He tells Billboard.com, “He has grown into a really great performer with an astonishing voice with a range that’s great. We would like to work with him again. There’s nothing signed just yet but we’re talking about live dates. It could be very exciting.”

Queen hit the road with former Free and Bad Company frontman Paul Rodgers in 2005 for an extensive four-year-long world tour, and Rodgers has also expressed an interest in reteaming with May and Taylor for one-time spectaculars and charity shows.

Several reports have suggested May, Taylor and Queen will be part of the London Olympics Opening Ceremony next summer.

Meanwhile, Taylor is also creating a Queen tribute band for his Queen Extravaganza Tour project, which will feature three singers and a five-piece band. The drummer will serve as producer and music director, although he will not be performing on the tour.

He adds, “I don’t think any band has done this. Very few are even endorsed. I can think of Australian Pink Floyd, but there are so many of them I thought we need to have the one.”

Taylor hopes to launch the project next year.

American Idol To Be Inducted Into Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame

American Idol, the groundbreaking, Emmy Award-winning and top-rated FOX primetime series created by Simon Fuller and from producers FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment (a division of CKX), will be inducted into Broadcasting & Cable’s Hall of Fame. The 21st annual awards dinner, honoring the broadcast industry’s best, is set for Wednesday, October 26, at the famed Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

“American Idol has been a broadcasting phenomenon from the moment it debuted, and it just keeps getting stronger,” said Bill McGorry, Chairman of the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. “This honor is richly deserved for a show that has had such an unprecedented impact on the entire industry.”

“It’s always special when American Idol gets honored, and even more so when it is by a distinguished organization such as theBroadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame,” said Simon Fuller, creator of American Idol. “This show has entertained hundreds of millions of TV viewers and music fans around the world over the last 10 seasons, and I’d like to dedicate this award to everyone who has helped us stay true to our pure ideal of discovering and showcasing the very best new singing talent in America.”

“This is an exceptional honor for all of us,” said Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of FremantleMedia North America and executive producer of American Idol. “It is quite extraordinary and rare for a television show to receive such recognition for its achievements alongside some of the most accomplished individuals in the broadcast industry, and for that we are truly grateful.”

“We feel incredibly privileged to be recognized in the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame,” said Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “Our entire American Idol team is honored to be a part of such a groundbreaking show, and we’re very thankful to everyone who has supported the series for the past 10 seasons.”

“The star power of American Idol takes what is already the industry’s premier awards event and elevates it to yet another level,” added Louis Hillelson, VP/Group Publisher, Broadcasting & Cable. “We are thrilled to welcome Idol into the Hall of Fame, and we look forward to what will be a truly unforgettable evening.”

American Idol is an undisputed ratings juggernaut, has ranked as the No. 1 show for eight consecutive seasons and has shattered a series of long-standing television records. A bona fide cultural phenomenon, Idol resonates far beyond the scope of television. The show broke out from the unscripted genre by offering the viewing public a first: the chance for America to choose the next music star through telephone, text, and more recently, online voting. In 2011, the series finale garnered an astonishing and record-breaking 122 million votes, which was the highest number of votes in the show’s history.

American Idol set out to prove that one audition can change the rest of someone’s life. And it did just that by producing some of the biggest names in the music business, and the show’s talent roster reads like a Who’s Who of the entertainment industry including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Daughtry, Adam Lambert and David Cook. Idol finalists have also been awarded a long list of accolades, including nine Grammy wins.

Over the years, some of the faces have changed, but the goal of the show remains the same: empowering viewers to decide who will be America’s next singing superstar. Emmy-nominated host Ryan Seacrest has been with the show since day one and continues to keep viewers engaged throughout each broadcast. Last year, Idol welcomed two new judges to sit alongside Grammy Award-winning producer and 20 year music industry veteran Randy Jackson on the panel for Season 10: Golden Globe-nominated actress, platinum-selling recording artist, movie producer and entrepreneur Jennifer Lopez; and multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, frontman of Aerosmith and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steven Tyler.