Q+A: Mariah Carey — ‘You have to put yourself first and love yourself first and get through anything that way’

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

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

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 @ 10:31 a.m.
With more than 200 million records sold, Mariah Carey has become the iconic singer-songwriter as the bestselling female artist of all time. Her first-ever residency, “#1 to Infinity,” starts ...
Nick Jonas, with girlfriend Olivia Culpo and brother Joe Jonas, celebrates the third anniversary of Hyde Bellagio on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Las Vegas.

Photos: Nick Jonas, with Olivia Culpo, toasts Hyde Bellagio’s third anniversary

Nightlife:
Monday, April 27, 2015 @ 8:33 p.m.
Actor, singer, musician and heartthrob Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers fame hosted a soiree at Hyde Bellagio on Saturday night in honor of the Strip hotspot’s third anniversary.
Vince Neil, Carrot Top and guests attend the Kobalt 400 via Maverick Helicopter on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Television:
Monday, April 27, 2015 @ 7:32 p.m.
When Motley Crue rocker and Las Vegas resident Vince Neil entertained his new “wife” for an episode of an upcoming “Celebrity Wife Swap” on ABC, he decided to take her gambling at Red Rock Resort.
Iggy Azalea hosts and performs at Drai’s on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, atop the Cromwell.

Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea prep big ‘surprise’ at Billboard Awards; Britney gay wedding

Music:
Monday, April 27, 2015 @ 6:36 p.m.
Pop princess Britney Spears and rap royal Iggy Azalea are working on a “super surprise” for their performance of “Pretty Girls” at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on ABC on Sunday, May 17, from MGM Grand Garden Arena.
"Fantasy Fridays" at LAX in the Luxor on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, with new "Fantasy" lead singer Jaime Lynch, center.

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Las Vegas:
Monday, April 27, 2015 @ 5:24 p.m.
The Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest has occurred each July 4 in Coney Island, N.Y., since 1916, the year Nathan Handwerker opened his legendary restaurant.
Criss Angel, with Maestro and Nathan Burton, celebrates the fifth anniversary of his Cirque du Soleil show “Believe” at the Luxor on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at a party at Rx Boiler Room in Mandalay Place.
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Magic:
Monday, April 27, 2015 @ 4:27 p.m.
Cirque du Soleil’s “Believe” at the Luxor headliner Criss Angel says he will be part of each performance via live video feed from Las Vegas and at tour stops across America.
Wolfgang Puck hosts a cooking demonstration at Postrio Bar and Grill at The Venetian.
Wolfgang Puck closes Postrio at the Venetian after 16-year run
Dining:
Monday, April 27, 2015 @ 2:02 p.m.
Sunday’s dinner service was his final bow, but the restaurant — the second-largest space in the Venetian — has a private party there tonight and then shuts its doors.
DJ Ruckus and Naomi Campbell at the grand-opening celebration of Omnia in Heart of Omnia on Friday, April 24, 2015, in Caesars Palace.
Photos: Omnia grand opening with Naomi Campbell, Calvin Harris, Gordon Ramsay, Brian Malarkey
Caesars Palace:
Monday, April 27, 2015 @ 1:28 a.m.
Legendary supermodel Naomi Campbell — breaking news! — stunned on the red carpet as she arrived to enter the new hotspot around 1 a.m. The British beauty was dressed in a white Givenchy coat atop a Burberry dress and thigh-high black leather boots.
Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao attend a news conference Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Los Angeles. The two are scheduled to fight in Las Vegas on May 2.
Win seat next to Evander Holyfield at Mayweather Jr.-Pacquiao bout May 2
Boxing:
Monday, April 27, 2015 @ 12:34 a.m.
Yes, tickets to the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao “Fight of the Year/Decade/Century” at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2 sold out in mere seconds, so seeing the fight in person is going to be nearly impossible.
Hakkasan celebrates resident DJ Tiesto’s Grammy Award win Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at MGM Grand.
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Music:
Monday, April 27, 2015 @ 12:01 a.m.
After a successful run in Australia, the national DJ competition Your Shot USA has headed Stateside and teamed up with global superstar DJ Tiesto and 7-Up — and launched last Friday.
Smoke’s Poutinerie founder Ryan Smolkin.
Q+A: Smoke’s Poutinerie founder talks ‘loaded fries’ at new ‘Pawn Stars’ mall
Food:
Sunday, April 26, 2015 @ 10:54 p.m.
Poutine is a Quebec–born mix of fries and cheese curds covered in gravy. There are 30 varieties of poutine, including a chili cheesesteak poutine with flat-iron steak, homemade chili-and-cheese sauce, or a double-pork poutine with chipotle pulled pork.
Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas and Kevin Jonas celebrate Nick Jonas’ 21st birthday at XS on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Encore.
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Las Vegas:
Friday, April 24, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
It’s a glorious weekend of fine food, wondrous wines and celebrity chefs as the 9th Annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit continues for three more days in the fun-and-feasting extravaganza.
Dutch DJ duo Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano at Hakkasan in MGM Grand.
Q+A: Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano bring ‘Sexy by Nature’ to Hakkasan
Music:
Friday, April 24, 2015 @ 5 p.m.
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano worked with each other in a sports shop; years later, the Dutch DJ duo work with each other leading parties in nightclubs across the globe.
Actors Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell take a selfie during Day 3 of CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theater Owners, on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Caesars Palace.
Day 3 photos: Clint Eastwood receives awards; new ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Fantastic Four,’ James Bond films
2015 CinemaCon:
Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 7:57 p.m.
“Dirty Harry” hero Clint Eastwood made the day for socialist filmmaker Michael Moore’s haters Wednesday at CinemaCon in Caesars Palace, and the Oscar winner’s “American Sniper” became the highest-grossing domestic release of 2014.
Westgate Resorts CEO David Siegel, Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley and Graceland Holdings Managing Partner Joel Weinshanker react after cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of “Graceland Presents Elvis: The Exhibition, The Show, The Experience” on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Westgate Las Vegas.
Photos: Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley attend first Graceland Chapel nuptials, open exhibit
Westgate Las Vegas:
Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 6:58 p.m.
Priscilla Presley surprised Kaycee Satava and Cameron Baker from Portland, Ore., by offering to be the matron of honor at the 5:40 a.m. ceremony televised on the East Coast at 8:40 a.m. and also witnessed by Priscilla and Elvis’ daughter, Lisa Marie Presley.