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Britney Spears celebrates ‘… Baby One More Time’ anniversary with a wedding mystery


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Opening night of Britney Spears’ “Britney: Piece of Me” on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at The Axis in Planet Hollywood.

‘Britney: Piece of Me’ Opening Night

Opening night of Britney Spears’ “Britney: Piece of Me” on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at The Axis in Planet Hollywood.

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Britney Spears Arrives at Planet Hollywood

Britney Spears arrives at Planet Hollywood on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Launch slideshow »

As Britney Spears returns to Las Vegas on Tuesday, mystery surrounds the narrow gold wedding band that popped up around her fourth left-hand finger over the weekend. The pop princess deliberately flashed it to photographers, sending paparazzi and tabloid reporters into a worldwide frenzy.

Britney resumes her residency show “Piece of Me” at the Axis in Planet Hollywood on Wednesday through Super Bowl weekend and until Feb. 22. She returns April 25-May 17 and again Aug. 16-Sept. 6.

It will be 15 years Thursday when Britney’s debut single, “… Baby One More Time,” hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 charts just two months after her 17th birthday.

Considering that the 32-year-old singer was married briefly to former high school sweetheart Jason Alexander for just 55 hours here in Las Vegas at the Little White Wedding Chapel in early 2004 before it was annulled — and then her three-year marriage to Kevin Federline that ended in 2007 — this would be third-time luck for the pop superstar and in keeping with her “… Baby One More Time” and “Oops!...I Did It Again” hits.

Britney has been dating boyfriend David Lucado now for the past nine months after meeting him at a party arranged by friends. She has said they are in love and that she finds him funny, sexy and passionate.

Britney turned up at a football game for her two sons Sean, 8, and Jayden, 7, over the weekend in L.A. People there said she was “deliberately pointed about showing the photographers the prominent wedding band as if she was determined to tell the world something.”

Was it a surprise runaway Las Vegas wedding? I seriously doubt that, and a check of wedding chapels on the Strip and downtown revealed not.

Is it an unofficial engagement? That’s a strong possibility, but I checked in with her management and media teams, and for now they’re as silent and baffled by the mystery as we are.

We’ll check back with Britney’s camp when cast and crew descend on Planet Hollywood on Tuesday for the new run of shows. Also Tuesday right here at Vegas DeLuxe, we’ll preview “Piece of Me” changes and report the stunning ticket sales for the second leg of her concert contract.

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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