Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015 | 2:59 p.m.
It was a rare Las Vegas visit for movie superstar Johnny Depp and his wife, Amber Heard.
The duo, who are not often seen on the Strip, flew in to catch the final concerts of this year’s Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn headliner run at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace.
Johnny, widely known for his “Pirates of the Caribbean” blockbuster franchise, and Amanda, in headlines this past week for a canine controversy in Australia, enjoyed the Friday night performance of “Reba and Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas” and went backstage post-concert to greet the top-selling country artists.
The trio had three added performances this past week to meet extraordinary ticket demand during the 10-day 2015 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Center that wraps today.
Reba and Brooks & Dunn are set for a second year of shows in 2016, but I’m reliably told that they’ll get the opportunity to add performance dates due to their 2015 success story.
“There have already been preliminary talks for more dates than originally set for next year,” I was told. “The invitation is there. They just have to build them into their schedules.”
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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Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.