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Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 | 9:58 p.m.
All this time, we thought Britney Spears was one of ’N Sync’s biggest boosters because of her long-ago romance with Justin Timberlake. Turns out she was instead the biggest fan of the rival Backstreet Boys.
BSB’s A.J. McLean and Kevin Richardson attended “Britney: Piece of Me” at Axis at Planet Hollywood over the weekend and met the pop princess pre-show.
Britney brought A.J., who appeared on “Lip Sync Battle” last Thursday, onstage to be the “victim” in her “Freakshow” number as her chained and handcuffed love slave.
It was a busy weekend for the Strip headliner. She played host to Planet Hollywood headliner magician Murray Sawchuck, who she’d taken her two sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James, to see his magic show in December.
Murray, who took his assistants April Leopardi and Doug “Lefty” Leferovich with him to see “Britney: Piece of Me,” told me Sunday night: “It was wonderful to see her in top form, a mom, superstar and icon still giving 100 percent. Her show was awesome!”
Also over the weekend, Britney took her brother, Bryan Spears, and niece Lexie to Brio Tuscan Grille in Town Square. Britney ordered black pepper shrimp with a side of creamy cheese risotto and iced tea.
Our thanks to Denise Truscello of WireImage for her new photo gallery of “Britney: Piece of Me” shot during Valentine’s Day Weekend this month at Axis.
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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.