Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 | 5:06 p.m.
Pop princess Britney Spears moves her cast and crew back to Las Vegas on Thursday to start onstage rehearsals of her new-look “Britney: Piece of Me” at Axis at Planet Hollywood.
Since Jennifer Lopez has her stage all set at Planet Hollywood for her new resident show “All I Have,” Britney will be working out of another hotel property being kept secret.
I’m reliably told that about 75 percent of the hit show will be with new music, songs, dance routines and costumes being added as of Valentine’s Day Weekend when she’s back onstage on the Strip.
It also is going to be a new-look Britney, who has trimmed her body into amazing shape while on a break from the Strip back home in Los Angeles. The 34-year-old superstar flaunted her new, sexy and defined look of toned legs, sculpted arms and whittled waistline on Instagram videos Tuesday.
The new costumes Britney has ordered for her resumed residency will allow for maximum exposure to show off her assets. In addition to her tough show and dance rehearsal schedule in L.A. and here, the workout fanatic credits rigorous cardio training, yoga, boxing and treadmill runs for her keep-fit regimen.
Along with three hourlong sessions with a personal fitness trainer each week, Britney also has been doing 90 minutes of yoga twice weekly. She sticks to sushi, vegetables and fruits for her diet.
“She’s in the greatest shape and happiest state of her life,” I was told by one of her closest pals Tuesday. “She can’t wait to unveil her new look and the show’s new look. Both will be sensational, causing fireworks on the Strip.
“Britney is really loving the new show and believes it’s her best yet!” Her new run of “Britney: Piece of Me” is select dates from Feb. 13-27 and April 6-22.
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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.