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July 26, 2016

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Backstreet Boys’ Kevin Richardson, A.J. McLean attend Britney Spears’ show

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Britney Spears’ hit resident show “Britney: Piece of Me,” pictured here Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, has been refreshed at Axis at Planet Hollywood.

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Britney Spears is flanked by A.J. McLean and Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at Axis at Planet Hollywood.

‘Britney: Piece of Me’ at Axis

Britney Spears’ hit resident show “Britney: Piece of Me,” pictured here Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, has been refreshed at Axis at Planet Hollywood. Launch slideshow »
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Britney Spears and Murray Sawchuck at Axis at Planet Hollywood.

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.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” fame has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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