Monday, March 28, 2016 | 11:27 a.m.
Say this for entertainment manager Larry Rudolph: He knows how to frame a moment.
Rudolph is the longtime business manager of Britney Spears and also has managed Steven Tyler since 2014 along with a robust list of clients that includes Miley Cyrus, Avril Lavigne and Fifth Harmony. Thus, he's adept at making impressive pairings and last month became engaged to his girlfriend, Jen Barnett.
How this event blossomed in Rudolph’s life involved a bit of bait-and-switch involving the brilliant Las Vegas photographer Denise Truscello.
On Feb. 18, Rudolph told Barnett, whom he met when she was a makeup stylist for Spears, that he needed to review show photos at Truscello’s home.
As anyone who has visited that residence has discovered, you might find yourself in any sort of unexpected environment — in a bathtub covered in marinara sauce or immersed in soap bubbles.
But rare is it that someone makes a proposal.
That happened when Rudolph and Barnett entered, not to scan concert pics but for Rudolph to propose and Truscello to shoot a portrait of the couple. She said yes and has been sporting some impressive ice on her left hand ever since.
The couple have since contacted Tyler and asked if he would officiate the service, which is to take place at Rudolph’s Lake Tahoe home this fall.
Rudolph moved to Las Vegas a couple of years ago when the Spears' "Britney: Piece of Me" residency was launching. Barnett, who Rudolph has said is his "far, far better half," also is busy in the city, as she is opening a business April 9 at Boca Park. A fitness buff, Barnett is starting the indoor cycling center XCYCLE, a first-of-its-kind cycling boutique.
That project further cements Rudolph’s residence and presence in Las Vegas. As they say at XCYCLE, these two are (wait for it) all geared up (boom!).
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.