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Meat Loaf exits stage left at Planet Hollywood, Olivia Newton-John enters at Flamingo


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An Elvis tribute artist, Andy King, Lucy King and Meat Loaf at Graceland Wedding Chapel on the Strip.

Olivia Newton-John Arrives in Las Vegas

Olivia Newton-John makes her official Las Vegas arrival with a welcome event at the Flamingo with Las Vegas Host Committee Chairman Oscar Goodman and Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Launch slideshow »

One departs, and another arrives!

Music legends Meat Loaf and Olivia Newton-John are passing ships in the night today. His current residency run in “Rocktellz & Cocktailz” comes to an end with its final show this evening at Planet Hollywood, while Olivia simultaneously begins her new “Summer Nights” residency at the Flamingo.

However, I can reveal that ticket sales are so strong for both performers that in Meat Loaf’s case, he’s not only returning here May 8 to resume three more runs this year, but he also has been invited to take his “life journey through music” show to London’s West End.

For Olivia, there are already insider discussions about her run being extended past its current scheduled Aug. 30 end.

There also is big buzz about Britney Spears, who headlines at the Axis at Planet Hollywood; I’ve heard first word about discussions for her current two-year deal being renewed. Just who has purchased a swanky Las Vegas condo in anticipation of the residency being extended?

Olivia, who has taken to the Strip with visits to “Absinthe,” Elton John’s “Million Dollar Piano” and his Fizz champagne ultra lounge, all at Caesars Palace, since arriving here, was filmed shopping at Caesars Entertainment hotels for ABC’s “The Chew” with fashion guru Clinton Kelly.

Meantime, after his weekend performance at Planet Hollywood, Meat Loaf took a trip to the Graceland Wedding Chapel on the Strip, where he walked British super-fan Lucy King down the aisle to renew her vows with husband Andy.

The Kings, who met in the Meat Loaf U.K. Fan Club and then dated and married, also welcomed members of the rock band Otherwise to their ceremony.

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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