Caesars prepares to name first of two Colosseum headliners in Celine’s absence

Katy Perry's "The Prismatic World Tour" stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Las Vegas.

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Katy Perry's "The Prismatic World Tour" stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Music:
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 @ 12:07 p.m.
Caesars Palace executives confirmed today our previous Vegas DeLuxe stories that a new headliner for the Colosseum is about to be announced. The identity and contract terms are still cloaked in secrecy.
The 2015 Miss Nevada USA and Miss Teen Nevada USA pageants Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at UNLV. Brittany McGowan, second from left, was crowned Miss Nevada USA, and Geovanna Hilton, second from right, won Miss Nevada Teen USA. Reigning Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada, 2011 Miss USA Alyssa Campanella of California and state pageant director and 1995 Miss USA Shanna Moakler are with the newly crowned beauty queens.

2015 Miss Nevada USA, Miss Teen Nevada USA crowned; Miss USA preps for Miss Universe

Pageant:
Monday, November 24, 2014 @ 11:33 p.m.
Brittany McGowan was crowned by 2014 Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez, who went on to become Miss USA, the first from the Silver State. Miss Clark County Teen USA Geovanna Hilton was crowned 2015 Miss Nevada Teen USA by 2014 Miss Nevada Teen USA Alexa Taylor.
The 2015 Miss Nevada USA Pageant contestants host a meet-and-greet at The D Las Vegas on Fremont Street Experience on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.

2015 Miss Nevada USA hopefuls at The D Las Vegas, Jabbawockeez, Crush, Life

Pageant:
Monday, November 24, 2014 @ 10:29 p.m.
Over the weekend, the 2015 Miss Nevada USA Pageant contestants had a packed schedule in addition to the grueling rehearsals and judges’ interviews for Sunday’s contest at UNLV.
Ben Vereen at Cirque du Soleil's "Zumanity" in New York-New York on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.

Strip Scribbles: ‘Zumanity’ firings, plus Katy Perry at Caesars? Resident DJs Pharrell, Paris Hilton?

Las Vegas:
Monday, November 24, 2014 @ 6 p.m.
First is the shocking and surprising news that Cirque du Soleil has decided that its adult “Zumanity” at New York-New York will undergo major changes starting Jan. 3 when all of its dance cast has been told to pack up their dancing shoes.
"Le Reve -- The Dream" unveils its $3 million show element Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Wynn Theater.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy of ‘DWTS’: ‘Le Reve’s’ new $3 million sequence is ‘historic’

Wynn Las Vegas:
Monday, November 24, 2014 @ 2:56 p.m.
Former “Dancing With the Stars” heartthrob Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who choreographed the sequence, is in awe of the 16 fire shooters and 172 high-powered water fountains firing more than 100 feet into the air lit by 120 individual, colored LED lighting spots.
Eddie Shaw, 76, and Gloria Durling, 68, re-created Rocky and Adrian for a calendar that will benefit Keep Memory Alive.
Reimagining the classics: Keep Memory Alive patients, caregivers create calendar as a fundraiser
Monday, November 24, 2014 @ 2:01 a.m.
Patients and caregivers at our downtown Keep Memory Alive center, some in their 80s and 90s, have transformed into movie stars in a fundraising effort that at the same time has helped improve their brain health.
The USS Riverboat Tour of Laughlin on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
Get a taste of what Las Vegas used to be — in Laughlin
Weekend Getaway:
Monday, November 24, 2014 @ 2 a.m.
When I arrived, the town charmed me with its Strip-like Casino Drive along the Colorado River — except Laughlin’s main drag takes about seven minutes to drive from one end to the other. On the Strip, you’re lucky if you can get back to your car in seven minutes.
Usher performs during the 2012 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20, 2012.
Celebrity preview: Usher, Jane’s Addiction, Steve Angello, Scott Disick, Miss Nevada
Las Vegas:
Friday, November 21, 2014 @ 6 p.m.
Is anybody skating on thin ice this pre-Thanksgiving Weekend? Perhaps so! Macau is far away, but beloved boxer Manny Pacquiao is expected to have a tough fight against Chris Algieri, who has been training the past month here at the Venetian.
San Diego chef Ricardo Heredia wins the overall title at the 2014 World Food Championships on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
World Food Championships winner Ricardo Heredia is a rising star
Guest Columnist Ben Vaughn:
Friday, November 21, 2014 @ 2 a.m.
This year’s top honors went to San Diego chef Ricardo Heredia. A two-time finalist at the event, when Ricardo is asked about how he got into the business of food, he likes to say he “hustled” his way into the kitchen.
2014 Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez is crowned 2014 Miss USA at the 2014 Miss USA Pageant at Baton Rouge River Center on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La. Runner-up 2014 Miss North Dakota Audra Mari is at center and 2013 Miss USA Erin Brady is at right.
Miss Nevada (and Miss USA) Nia Sanchez crowns successor Sunday at UNLV
Pageant:
Thursday, November 20, 2014 @ 10:01 p.m.
Nia Sanchez never thought that she would win the Miss Nevada USA Pageant a year ago, but then she went on to become the first Nevada delegate in history to win the ultimate crown of Miss USA.
Singer and actress Pia Zadora performs during a guest stint in "Million Dollar Quartet" on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Harrah’s.
Strip Scribbles: Pia Zadora, Rick Moonen, Burt Reynolds, Vegas Rocks! Awards
Las Vegas:
Thursday, November 20, 2014 @ 6:01 p.m.
It’s not quite a performance from a hospital bed, but pretty darn close. Feisty singer Pia Zadora has a miracle return to her cabaret shows at Piero’s this weekend a few months after serious injuries sustained when her golf cart overturned.
Jane's Addiction at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in the Linq.
Weekend best bets: Jane’s Addiction, David Sedaris and Anjelah Johnson
Thursday, November 20, 2014 @ 6 p.m.
Before the holidays hit, get in one last weekend of fall festivities with entertainment options ranging from top-notch comedy and concerts to homegrown Las Vegas talent.
People stroll through Opportunity Village's Magical Forest Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.
Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest opens Friday; official tree lighting Nov. 28
Holidays:
Thursday, November 20, 2014 @ 4:28 p.m.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman will flip the switch to reveal a brilliantly lit forest announcing the official start to the holiday season in Las Vegas. Mirage headliners Boyz II Men, Venetian headliners Human Nature, yours truly and many more will join Madame Mayor.
The Quad headliner comedy juggler Jeff Civillico performs at the closing-night party for IPW 2013 at Garden of the Gods pool at Caesars Palace on June 12, 2013.
Jeff Civillico’s fundraising Headliners Bash takes over Penn & Teller Theater
Philanthropy:
Thursday, November 20, 2014 @ 2:33 p.m.
Our Strip showbiz stars have big and generous hearts, and Linq Hotel headliner comedy juggler Jeff Civillico on Friday brings them all together at Penn & Teller Theater in the Rio for his annual Headliners Bash.
President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
Obama’s immigration speech to cut into 2014 Latin Grammys on Univision
Television:
Thursday, November 20, 2014 @ 12:31 p.m.
President Barack Obama’s immigration speech will officially cut into as many as 40 minutes of today’s live Univision telecast of the 2014 Latin Grammy Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena.