Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | 5:02 p.m.
One departs, and another arrives!
Music legends Meat Loaf and Olivia Newton-John are passing ships in the night today. His current residency run in “Rocktellz & Cocktailz” comes to an end with its final show this evening at Planet Hollywood, while Olivia simultaneously begins her new “Summer Nights” residency at the Flamingo.
However, I can reveal that ticket sales are so strong for both performers that in Meat Loaf’s case, he’s not only returning here May 8 to resume three more runs this year, but he also has been invited to take his “life journey through music” show to London’s West End.
For Olivia, there are already insider discussions about her run being extended past its current scheduled Aug. 30 end.
There also is big buzz about Britney Spears, who headlines at the Axis at Planet Hollywood; I’ve heard first word about discussions for her current two-year deal being renewed. Just who has purchased a swanky Las Vegas condo in anticipation of the residency being extended?
Olivia, who has taken to the Strip with visits to “Absinthe,” Elton John’s “Million Dollar Piano” and his Fizz champagne ultra lounge, all at Caesars Palace, since arriving here, was filmed shopping at Caesars Entertainment hotels for ABC’s “The Chew” with fashion guru Clinton Kelly.
Meantime, after his weekend performance at Planet Hollywood, Meat Loaf took a trip to the Graceland Wedding Chapel on the Strip, where he walked British super-fan Lucy King down the aisle to renew her vows with husband Andy.
The Kings, who met in the Meat Loaf U.K. Fan Club and then dated and married, also welcomed members of the rock band Otherwise to their ceremony.
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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.