Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | 2 a.m.
While her ever-embattled hubby Kanye West was doing whatever it is he’s doing, Kim Kardashian West was celebrating on the Strip Friday night and taking in Cher’s residency show at the Park Theater. Kim sang along to “If I Could Turn Back Time” (check her Snapchat) and Tweeted: “I can’t take it @cher is seriously the most amazing beautiful person ever!!!”
On Saturday night, the cast and crew of “Le Réve” at Wynn Theater presented the 6,000th performance of the award-winning, awe-inspiring aquatic spectacular, which earlier this year completed a two-year reimagination with changes to costuming, music, choreography, lighting and more. “Le Réve” has now been viewed on the Strip by more than 6 million people from around the world.
If you missed the biggest weekend YouTube sensation, time to catch up: Celine Dion’s performance of “Ashes” from the “Deadpool 2” soundtrack is stunning and the music video is hilarious. Dion recorded the track in The Studio at the Palms. It’s unknown how many times she broke out into laughter while the wise-cracking superhero (played by Ryan Reynolds) dances around in her in high heels.
As if “Absinthe” hadn’t already taken over the Strip: Las Vegas Boulevard was temporarily renamed “Gazillionaire Boulevard” and the show’s hilariously irreverent host was presented with a Key to the Strip by Clark County officials Monday in celebration of the Spiegelworld sensation’s seventh anniversary at Caesars Palace. Gaz’s assistant Wanda Widdles was in attendance, as was Caesars Palace president Gary Selesner.
The 2018 Billboard Music Awards are back on the Strip on May 20, to be broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena. Just announced: Kelly Clarkson and John Legend have been added to the all-star list of performers and Janet Jackson will receive the Icon Award and perform on television for the first time in nine years. Tickets are available at axs.com.
”Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man” at the Anthony Cools Showroom at Paris Las Vegas is changing it up once again. Reality TV’s Scheana Shay and singer/actor Chester Lockhart wrapped their run in the adult-comedy production over the weekend, to be replaced by multi-talented entertainers Katie Kenner and Douglas Katch Gray. The show resumes on June 4 at 7 p.m., dark Wednesdays.
"Good Morning America" is pillaging the Las Vegas Strip for its 2018 Summer Concert Series. The Vegas headliners set to take the stage in New York’s Central Park are Pitbull (June 15), the Backstreet Boys (July 13), The Chainsmokers (August 10) and Alesso (August 31).