Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | 5:05 p.m.
The star-studded lineup for Sunday’s 2014 Billboard Music Awards to be televised from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Fox is falling into place. I revealed this morning the big surprise involving the late Michael Jackson.
Now I have more news: Singer-songwriter Lorde will perform her new single “Tennis Court” for the first time on television. Also added today: Ariana Grande will perform “Problem,” which features Iggy Azalea, and Iggy will perform “Fancy.” Iggy is the first rapper to chart at No. 3 and No. 4 at the same time on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
One Republic will do double-duty this weekend in Las Vegas, first on Saturday for golf great Tiger Woods at his annual Tiger Jam charity fundraiser at Mandalay Bay Events Center and then alongside Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Florida Georgia Line, Pitbull and Luke Bryan at MGM Grand.
Country stars Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood will debut their duet “Something Bad” ahead of its June 3 release on Miranda’s next album “Platinum.” Carrie is up against One Republic and Ellie Goulding for the Milestone Award. Voting continues for the first two hours of the three-hour telecast.
Jordin Sparks, who was a sensation three weeks ago entertaining Gloria Estefan at our annual Keep Memory Alive gala, returns with her fiance Jason Derulo, who is performing. She will be teamed with Lance Bass co-hosting the two-hour pre-show red carpet to be live streamed on Yahoo starting at 3 p.m. PT.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort, offers 5,044 rooms and suites.
MGM Grand features KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena and Hollywood Theatre.
The resort offers signature restaurants by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and Michelin three star and Forbes Five Star restaurant, Joël Robuchon.
As part of its ongoing “Grand Renovation,” MGM Grand has remodeled all rooms and suites in its main tower and is adding several new experiences to its lineup including Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub, a new upscale dining/nightlife concept (coming in April 2013).
MGM Grand also features a state-of-the-art, non-smoking conference center, the Grand Spa, Cristophe Salon, "CSI: The Experience" and an inviting pool complex featuring the tantalizing daylife of Wet Republic.
Upscale accommodations include The Mansion, an exclusive hotel within the hotel; the luxurious two-story SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand; and The Signature at MGM Grand, a luxury all-suite, non-gaming hotel located adjacent to the main resort.