Celebrity preview: Mariah Carey, Brandon Marshall, Adam Sandler, Timbaland, Black Sabbath, P.O.D.

Mariah Carey arrives at Caesars Palace on Monday, April 27, 2015, in Las Vegas.

Mikayla Whitmore / Las Vegas Sun

Mariah Carey arrives at Caesars Palace on Monday, April 27, 2015, in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas:
Friday, February 12, 2016 @ 1 p.m.
Just how big budget does Valentine’s Day excitement get? Newly engaged superstar singer Mariah Carey will flash her new, blinding, 35-carat diamond engagement ring at fellow Caesars Palace headliner Sir Elton John’s champagne lounge Fizz.
Britney Spears presents a check for $120,000 to Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at Planet Hollywood.

Q+A: Britney Spears talks revamped ‘Piece of Me’ at Axis, Las Vegas, new record

Planet Hollywood:
Friday, February 12, 2016 @ 9 a.m.
There’s no question that pop princess Britney Spears changed the pop-music dynamic on the Strip with her “Britney: Piece of Me” resident show at Axis at Planet Hollywood. It’s been a blockbuster success since its Dec. 27, 2013, premiere.
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.

Valentine’s Day with Marilyn McCoo + Billy Davis Jr., Erika Jayne, Dr. Alex Schiller

Friday, February 12, 2016 @ 2 a.m.
After nearly 50 years of togetherness, and 46 years of marriage, singers Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. of The Fifth Dimension fame are still hitting the high notes of love. I’ve known them since the days of “Solid Gold” when she hosted from 1981-1984, then 1986-1988.
KFC Nashville hot chicken.

Ben Vaughn: KFC’s new Nashville hot chicken is not all it’s clucked up to be

Contributing Columnist:
Friday, February 12, 2016 @ 1 a.m.
If you’re like me and hear KFC, you get a mental image of the good ol’ days when Mom would walk through the door holding a bucket of KFC for dinner, and it was the best thing ever. You would enjoy it without hesitancy. It’s a crispy chicken treat.
Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall jokes with reporters at the team's training camp Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Englewood, Colo. The Broncos will play the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.

Strip Scribbles: Brandon Marshall, Britney Spears, Boyd Gaming expansions

Las Vegas:
Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 6:04 p.m.
Now that the nearly mandatory trip to Disneyland is out of the way for Peyton Manning’s Super Bowl 50 champions, the Denver Broncos — and specifically Brandon Marshall — are headed here to the Party Capital of the World.
“Jubilee!” at Bally’s photographed by Denise Truscello in May and June of 2011 for its 30th anniversary on the Strip.
End of an era: 34-year-old ‘Jubilee’ concludes — what’s next?
Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 6 p.m.
Tonight the nearly 35-year history of “Jubilee” at Bally’s comes to an end as the curtain rises for the last time at 9:30. An amazing feat: It will mark 18,720 shows for more than 18 million guests. Incredible! There will be tears among the dancers for sure.
“Never Sleep Alone” with Dr. Alex Schiller.
Las Vegas Strip casino resorts fight over ‘Never Sleep Alone’
Adult Entertainment:
Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 5:05 p.m.
“Absinthe” impresario producer Ross Mollison tells me that his new “Never Sleep Alone” has had unbelievable success with its love Dr. Alex Schiller this week. Dr. Alex has a special Valentine’s Day show right after midnight Saturday.
Nick San Pedro, Derrick Barry and Mackenzie Claude on the red carpet for "RuPaul's Drag Race" at the Season 6 finale viewing party Monday, May 19, 2014, at the Tropicana.
Derrick Barry of Las Vegas to compete on Logo’s ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’
Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 4:24 p.m.
Female impersonator and Las Vegas native Derrick Barry, who is an astonishing Britney Spears lookalike, will be in the next cast of Logo’s reality-TV competition “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
Lamb of God.
Tonight in L.V.: ‘Jubilee’ closes, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Romantic Rebel, Sonny Charles
Las Vegas:
Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 3:27 p.m.
American metal icons Lamb of God, Anthrax, Power Trip and Deaf Heaven blow the roof off Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq Promenade. Romantic Rebel, First Decree and Killswitch perform at Hard Rock Live! on the Strip.
Dave Loeb.
10 questions with Dave Loeb of ‘Showstoppers’ and UNLV
Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 2 a.m.
Six nights a week, Dave Loeb, UNLV professor of music and director of jazz studies, takes to the stage of Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas for the spectacular “Showstoppers” with its talented cast of 66 singers and dancers and full orchestra.
Valentine’s Day big business: Weddings, honeymoons, $100 ceremony
Valentine’s Day big business: Weddings, honeymoons, $100 ceremony
Las Vegas:
Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 1:07 a.m.
The National Retail Federation’s 2016 consumer spending survey estimates that Americans will spend a record-high $19.7 billion this year on Valentine’s Day gifts and experiences. Forbes reports $4.5 billion will be spent just on the “ evening out.”
Chazz Palminteri, Mayor Carolyn Goodman and former Mayor Oscar Goodman at the Mirage on Monday, March 19, 2012.
Chazz Palminteri at Italian American Club; new Guy Savoy chef; Libre at Red Rock
Counter Intelligence:
Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 12:04 a.m.
Actor Chazz Palminteri hosts dinner at Italian American Club on March 9 to talk about his career and Bivi Sicilian vodka, for which he credits Frank Sinatra. Restaurateur Guy Savoy has appointed Julien Asseo as his executive chef at Restaurant Guy Savoy.
Jennifer Lopez, DJ Shift and Casper Smart at Omnia on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Caesars Palace.
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart party at Omnia
Caesars Palace:
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 @ 6:36 p.m.
Wrapping up her first run of performances of her new resident show “All I Have” at Axis at Planet Hollywood, superstar singer, dancer and actress Jennifer Lopez celebrated Tuesday night partying at Omnia in Caesars Palace.
British businessman Martyn J. Ravenhill hosts an open house and book signing at the Liberace house Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Ravenhill purchased Liberace's former residence for $500,000 in August. He also recently published a book titled "The Social Stockmarket."
Strip Scribbles: Historic designation for Liberace Mansion? Westgate sportsbook, Shelby giveaway
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 @ 6:07 p.m.
Clark County commissioners will meet next Wednesday to read and hear petitions for the Liberace Mansion to receive a historic designation. British businessman Martyn J. Ravenhill purchased the home and has spent a small fortune restoring it.
Donny and Marie Osmond flank their Madame Tussauds wax figures as they are unveiled during their headliner show Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Flamingo Las Vegas. The figures will be permanently on display at Madame Tussauds at the Venetian.
Photos: Donny and Marie Osmond unveil wax figures at Flamingo en route to Madame Tussauds
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 @ 5:04 p.m.
Headliner siblings Donny and Marie Osmond gasped when their wax-figure doubles were unveiled Tuesday night at their Flamingo showroom. They came face-to-face for the first time with their Madame Tussauds creations.