Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | 1:45 a.m.
A handful of Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors to start this Wednesday:
Pop superstar Britney Spears’ new theater will be a nearly $20 million playground that was expected to start its makeover Monday.
Construction workers were scheduled for the first time into PH Live at Planet Hollywood to start planning this week’s demolition and reconstruction of the 7,400-seat venue that will be cut down to 4,500 seats similar to the set up of The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel.
It is estimated that the renovation will be completed to accommodate the debut of Britney’s new residency shows the week leading into New Year’s.
The Rio celebrity chef Steve Martorano celebrating his Las Vegas expansion with a second restaurant — Part Deux is at the Paris — will be a guest on the first week of Kris Jenner’s new talk show on Fox, and he’ll be surrounded by the Kardashian sisters.
In addition to our reported rumors of the Julian Serrano restaurant expansion at Bellagio with his new Italian small-bites concept for the main casino floor comes whispers of a nightlife change and expansion, too.
Is one nightclub group planning a September exit there for another nightclub group to take over one of its properties for a New Year’s reopening?
Oscar-winning actor and Las Vegas resident Nicolas Cage is set to join fellow Oscar winner Mel Gibson in “The Expendables 3” with Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Randy Couture and the gang.
Yo, Adrian! There also is very reliable tattletale that Sly’s upcoming Broadway musical about “Rocky” that premiered to rave reviews in Germany will head to Las Vegas after its New York run.
The outrageous, annual Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball will be staying in Las Vegas at The Hard Rock Hotel through 2016.
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Catering to the young and modern crowd, Planet Hollywood is a one-stop shop for entertainment with its massive shopping mall, slew of restaurants, spacious casino and clubs.
The ambiance of the casino is retro-chic meets high-tech with black granite floors throughout and colorful LED lights throughout the space. The theme carries into the 100,000 square-foot casino with 250 flat screens topping off slot machines. The casino is also home to 87 tables, a sports book and a poker room.
There's also the Miracle Mile Shops, one Vegas' largest malls, with 140 stores including BCBG Max Azaria, bebe, Urban Outfitters and The Discovery Channel Store.
Following an afternoon of shopping, guests can satisfy their appetites at one of the gourmet restaurants in Planet Hollywood, like the non-traditional approach to steakhouses at Strip House or check out the exotic Far East motif at KOI restaurant and lounge. And if guests are still looking for more, they can spend the after hours at Privé, Triq or Krave nightclubs.
Perhaps one of the resorts biggest attractions came in March with the addition of "Peepshow." The naughty twist on the story of Little Bo Peep is modern-day spin on the run-of-the-mill Vegas topless review. The "Peepshow" stage has seen visiting celebs like Scary Spice Mel B, "Dancing with the Stars" Kelly Monaco and Playboy's Holly Madison.