Britney Spears Announces Las Vegas Residency 'Domination' Is Cancelled

On her social media today, pop star Britney Spears announced the cancellation of her upcoming residency in Las Vegas, "Domination," which was set to debut February 13.

“I don’t even know where to start with this, because this is so tough for me to say,” says the 37-year-old singer. “I will not be performing my new show Domination. I’ve been looking forward to this show and seeing all of you this year, so doing this breaks my heart.”

Stating that “it’s important to always put your family first,” Spears cites her father’s recent health complications as the impetus for her decision.

Jamie Spears suffered a ruptured colon two months ago and underwent emergency surgery in Las Vegas. He remained hospitalized for 28 days.

Brit says she needs to put her “full focus and energy” on her family for now, and hoped that fans understand.

She closed by thanking fans for their continued support and prayers.




I don’t even know where to start with this, because this is so tough for me to say. I will not be performing my new show Domination. I’ve been looking forward to this show and seeing all of you this year, so doing this breaks my heart. However, it’s important to always put your family first… and that’s the decision I had to make. A couple of months ago, my father was hospitalized and almost died. We’re all so grateful that he came out of it alive, but he still has a long road ahead of him. I had to make the difficult decision to put my full focus and energy on my family at this time. I hope you all can understand. More information on ticket refunds is available on britneyspears.com. I appreciate your prayers and support for my family during this time. Thank you, and love you all… always.

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In a statement to Variety, Spears’ rep said the singer is taking “an indefinite work hiatus” until further notice. 

“Domination” was scheduled for a 32-show run set to debut February 13 at the new Park MGM resort in Las Vegas.

It’s unclear if the production will be rescheduled at a later date.

“Domination” was to be the follow-up to Spears initial Las Vegas residency, "Piece of Me," which ended a four-year run at Planet Hollywood’s Axis Theater in early 2018.

(h/t Variety - image via Facebook/Britney Spears)

Two Men Arrested in Alleged Gay Bashing In Las Vegas

Two Las Vegas men have been arrested in connection to a late November assault that sent two gay men to the hospital. The victims say the attack was motivated by anti-gay bias.

According to Las Vegas Fox News affiliate, Andre Duncan, 39, and Kealan Abraham, 34, were arrested and charged with battery with a deadly weapon, battery with use of deadly weapon result of substantial bodily harm and conspiracy to commit criminal contempt.

The incident occurred near Vegas Drive and Simmons Street outside the gay couple's home. 

Charles Clements told police he and his boyfriend, Vincent, were followed home and attacked on November 29. 

When they got out of the car in front of their apartment, “I was about to unlock the door, the next thing I hear, he’s calling my name,” Clements said. “I come back, I see my boyfriend fighting with the guy.”

Clements told FOX5 News the men called his boyfriend a "faggot" and "an abomination" during the attack. 

The assault spilled onto their front patio where a glass table was knocked over and shattered. According to Clements, one of the men picked up a shard of glass and began to stab Vincent in the back puncturing his lung and breaking two ribs. Clements suffered head wounds.



Clements added that neighbors heard the attack, saw everything, and did nothing to intervene.

“Neighbors, everybody just looking,” he said. “Nobody called the police.”

Vincent told police he recognized one of the attackers as a man who works with him at Walmart. That’s how the man knew about their relationship, he said.

“It was all about gay bashing,” Clements said.

Police said officers found Duncan's driver's license at the scene of the attack.

When police went to Abraham's home on December 2, Duncan's car was present. According to police reports, he was seen leaving the home and drove to Walmart. Officers arrested him there.

Police arrested Abraham at his home.

Both men admit to taking part in the fight, but deny there was a 'hate crime' aspect to the attack.

(h/t Fox5 News)

Las Vegas Gay Couple Say Violent Attack Was A Hate Crime

A gay couple in Las Vegas, Nevada, were the target of a violent hate crime that sent them both to the hospital.

Charles Clements told local news affiliate FOX5 that when he picked his boyfriend Vincent up from work last Thursday night, they had no idea they were followed home.

As he was unlocking the front door of their home, Clements heard Vincent call his name. 

“I was about to unlock the door, the next thing I hear, he’s calling my name,” Clements said. “I come back, I see my boyfriend fighting with the guy.”

As two men attacked Vincent, the assault moved to the front porch of their home where a glass table was knocked over and shattered. It was then that one of the attackers reached for a shard of glass.

“He picked up the glass and I was like, ‘Don’t do that,’” says Clements. “He started stabbing my boyfriend in the back. The guy was kicking him in his ribs.”

According to Clements, the attack drew the attention of neighbors who watched from a distance but did nothing to intervene. “Neighbors, everybody just looking,” he said. “Nobody called the police.”

After the two men got in their car and drove away, Clements realized he was bleeding. At the hospital, they learned that the attackers had punctured Vincent’s lung and broken several ribs.

After calling 911, Vincent told police he recognized one of the men as someone who works with him at Walmart. 

“It was all about gay bashing,” Clements told FOX5. “The guy came up to my boyfriend’s job, calling him an abomination, calling him fag.”

“I never been through nothing like this in my life,” he added. “I was so scared.”

Clements is now frightened to continue living in their present home,  “I don’t want to be in this apartment no more because I’m afraid they’re going to come back.”

Clements’ uncle is currently helping the couple to find a new place to live.

Police are investigating the incident but no news on any arrests at this time.

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help with the couple’s hospital bills and moving expenses.



(h/t FOX5 News)

Britney Spears Will Return To Las Vegas With New 50 Show Residency in 2019

Las Vegas loves Britney, and Britney loves Sin City right back.

Last night, on the Las Vegas Strip, Britney Spears took part in an elaborate announcement event to share the news she’s returning to ‘the Entertainment Capital of the World’ with a new residency, titled Britney: Domination.

The new concerts will take place at the Park MGM’s Park Theater beginning in February, and will run through August. Britney will share the space in rotation with Lady Gaga, Cher and Aerosmith.

Tickets for Britney: Domination go on sale on October 26th. For info, head over to ParkTheaterLV.com.

The announcement, live-streamed via Ellen DeGeneres’ YouTube channel, featured a huge build-up with video screens on trucks driving up and down the Strip, a massive light show and Britney music videos being projected on the side of the Park MGM resort.

Watch the live-stream below.



“I am so happy to be returning to my second home – Las Vegas!” said Britney via press release. “I’m working on a brand-new show and I’m so excited for my fans to see it! It’s going to be so much fun being back on stage and I can’t wait to perform at Park Theater.”

Brit’s first Vegas run, Piece of Me, launched in 2013 at Planet Hollywood with an initial announcement of 50 performances over two years. That eventually stretched into almost 250 shows before closing in 2017.

According to Billboard, Piece of Me grossed more than $137 million during it’s four year run. Expect Brit to surpass those numbers with Britney: Domination.

Britney: Domination 2019 Dates -

February – 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 22, 23, 27

March – 1, 2 May – 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18, 22, 24, 25, 26

July – 24, 26, 27, 31 August – 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17

(h/t Billboard)

Las Vegas To Get That Much Hotter With The Return Of Tyson Beckford To Chippendales

A “Tyson Takeover” will keep the Las Vegas summer heat scorching through the Fall as Chippendales® announces the return of international supermodel, fashion icon and actor, Tyson Beckford as celebrity guest host.

After breaking box office records during his previous engagements, Beckford returns to the award-winning male revue at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for six weeks only, Sept. 27 through Nov. 3, 2018 (Thursday through Saturday performances).

“We are thrilled to bring Tyson back,” says Kevin Denberg, Managing Partner, Chippendales. “Our audiences have grown accustomed to Tyson; his star-power, charisma and sex appeal are the perfect compliment to our already sexually charged show.”

“This last year has been amazing with some new television and film projects but, being asked back to join my brothers at Chippendales on stage is always an honor,” said Beckford.  “I love Vegas and the cast, and any chance I have to perform for live audiences is always a guaranteed good time - I can’t wait to put on those cuffs and collars again.”

In reviewing the supermodel’s star turn with the men of Chippendales, the Las Vegas Sun wrote, “Fans of Beckford will not leave the show disappointed, as he not only flexes his buff bod throughout the adult male revue, but also bares his backside in a solo act with a female member of the audience…Beckford fits like a glove in Chippendales.”

Chippendales, the original male revue, recently celebrated its 39th anniversary as a brand, and its 16th year headlining in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

And yes, men are always welcome at Chippendales.

Previous celebrity guest hosts featured in the Las Vegas production include ‘sexually fluid’ Dancing with the Stars and America’s Next Top Model champ Nyle DiMarco, Beverly Hills 90210 and Sharknado star Ian Ziering, Dancing with the Stars Mirror Ball winner Tony Dovolani, and openly gay celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, among others.

It’s worth noting that Beckford’s return dates with the Chippendales takes place at the same time as Las Vegas’s Pride celebration, October 19-21.

This year’s special guest star at LV Pride is none other than RuPaul’s Drag Race star, Bianca Del Rio.

So plan a trip to Las Vegas this fall and make it a sizzling hot weekend with Beckford and Bianca.

Here’s just a taste of what audiences will get to see when Beckford takes to the Chippendales stage this fall.






Did you train those muscles today? #beardgang #tysonbeckford #blackexcellence #teamtyson #abs #chestday #nyc #nyfw

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Cher Also Shares "I've Never Been A Huge Cher Fan"

These are busy times for Academy/Grammy/Emmy/Golden Globe Award winner Cher as she preps for the release of her upcoming album, Dancing Queen, on September 28.

The collection of ABBA cover songs was inspired by her recent return to the silver screen in the ABBA jukebox musical sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

Taking part in an ABBA-themed movie and then a whole album of cover songs, you’d think the 72-year-old icon would be a huge fan of the Swedish super-group that dominated the pop music scene in the late 70s/early 80s.

But according to an insightful new interview with The New York Times, that’s not the case.

“I wasn’t a big fan of Abba in the ’70s,” says the singer. “Benny [Andersson] took the girls and used them like instruments. Sonny used to do that to me. He would carve out a place for them in the songs, and they would fit in that little place. But he didn’t give them space to sing the way they might have wanted to.”

Cher goes on to say her approach to recording the ABBA songs was “a lot freer.”

“I got swept up in the fun of it,” she adds. “The songs are silly and crazy, and for the album, I chose the ones that are saddest and the most fun.”

In fact, speaking of ‘silly and crazy,’ her return to acting with the Mamma Mia film was kind of crazy as her former agent, Ronnie Meyer, simply rang her up and told her, “You’re doing Mamma Mia.”

And that, apparently, was that.

While Cher stole the movie (in this writer’s opinion), she originally thought it would be a small part and “no one will even know I’m there.”

According to the NY Times, she hasn’t even seen the film yet.

But her recollection is, “I don’t remember doing anything memorable, except singing “‘Fernando.’”

Back to the topic of singing, the "Goddess of Pop" shares she's never been a huge Cher music fan herself, admitting, "I like doing it more than hearing it."

That's a good thing considering her ongoing concert residency in Las Vegas at Park Theater keeps her singing live on a regular basis.

And if all that wasn't enough, the multi-hyphenate is advising the creative team working on The Cher Show, a Broadway musical of her life.

The musical, which begins previews November 1, features three actresses playing the star at different stages of her life.

Cher likes the approach saying her lengthy career means “I really have been distinct personalities.”

And aren’t we the better for it!

Check out Cher’s latest advance listen from Dancing Queen, her take on “SOS.”



This Gay Man Was Kicked Out Of A Vegas Pool Because Of His "Speedos"

A video’s going viral of a gay man being kicked out of a Las Vegas pool because of his swimsuit.

Yesterday, a man named Chris Donohoe shared a video of himself being kicked out of the Encore Beach Club in Las Vegas. Donohoe swears that he was kicked out because he’s gay.

As he shared in the caption for the video’s post:

"I was made to leave the pool for wearing a Mr Turk bathing suit that they said was not ‘In integrity’ with the brand of the pool party. In other words, I was kicked out for being a gay man wearing a bathing suit that was just a little too gay for the The Beach Club Encore Las Vegas to tolerate."

Donohoe later added:

“I’m going to pursue this to the fullest extent possible until LGBTQ+ people are no longer policed and discriminated against at the Wynn Las Vegas."

But, was Donohoe really kicked out because he’s gay, or was there something else going on?

First, the video shows Donohoe having an argument with whom we assume is the bouncer/security. You can hear the two repeating the same defenses over and over again.

Apparently, the excuse for Donohoe’s expulsion is that he’s wearing speedos. Donohoe responds to this by saying he fully understands that speedos are not allowed, but states that he’s not wearing a speedo.

At a first glance, we’d have to side with the security guard. Donohoe’s trying to be clever by using a technicality here. There is a specific speedo brand and Donohoe’s not wearing it. Thus, he’s technically not wearing a speedo.

That said, the rule could be implying that all male swimwear with the cut and shape of a speedo are banned. Technically, Donohoe is right, but that technicality doesn’t mean he has the right to stay at the pool.

This is especially true if you take into account the guidelines for the Encore Beach Club.

The official site’s guidelines state that “all entry is based on management’s discretion.”

The guidelines go further to say:

“Any person who refuses to comply with any regulation governing public bathing or swimming facility or any rule of that facility must be excluded from the premises.”

But here is the most important part of the puzzle. There is no official rule against speedos on the dress code, which is placed out below.

“Prohibited apparel for sunbathing/swimming:

  • No jeans or pants - guests may not swim/sunbathe fully clothed
  • No undergarments allowed for sunbathing/swimming
  • No torn or cut-off clothing
  • No rips/stains on clothing
  • No see-through bathing suits
  • No offensive prints on clothing
  • No chains or baggy clothing (jeans, shorts, etc.)
  • No athletic gear
  • No clothing that contains rivets, hooks, studs, etc.
  • European sunbathing is prohibited”

Speedos are not stated on that list of prohibited apparel, so this policy was either made up on the spot or hasn't been updated on the site yet.

It seems that there may be some sort of discrimination happening, but more information is needed in order to tell. If there is discrimination, it could be either homophobia or sexism and is entirely centered on revealing clothing for men.

Again, Donohoe says he will be pursuing this matter to the fullest extent, so we’ll see if the Encore Beach Club can justify this incident.

In addition, Instinct Magazine has reached out to the Encore Beach Club for comment.

Update (8/08/2018):

The Encore Beach Club's website has been updated to include the line, "No risqué or indecent swimwear is permitted; management reserves all rights to determine appropriate attire," but there's still no mention of speedos.

With this addition, we have to wonder if the rule is being applied to women as well or if it's only targeted towards men.

Perez Hilton's Outrageously Fun Debut As Chippendales Guest Host

Out social media influencer Perez Hilton made his outrageous Las Vegas Strip debut as the newest guest host for the world-famous Chippendales this Friday.  

Perez’s party with the Chippendales will run for a limited six-week engagement through September 2, 2018, at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Hilton puts his own spin on the role of celebrity guest host costumed in a colorful steam-punk inspired Ringmaster costume, where he combined comedic wit and outrageous ad libs while celebrating the hottest men, music and moves in Las Vegas.

“I'm a Vegas headliner!”  Hilton told reporters on the red carpet. “What a magical night! My opening in Chippendales was a dream come true! I love this city! I love this show! I love the energy that the audience brings! Everyone is here to have THE BEST TIME and we work very hard to ensure that!  I am so happy on stage and especially when surrounded by such talented and gorgeous men!”

The opening night audience included his mom, Teresita Lavandeira.  “I am so happy my mom was there to cheer me on! She’s my biggest supporter!” said Perez.

During the evening, Hilton recounted the story of his “make out session” with John Mayer and, explained he wants to make peace with Lady Gaga (the duo had a falling out and feud).  

“If I could invite any other Vegas headliner to come see the show, I would like to invite Lady Gaga,” said Hilton. “She and I had our issues in the past but they are in the past…this is my olive branch to Lady Gaga.”

In addition to his ongoing gossip site, PerezHilton.com, Hilton has previously appeared onstage in NEWSical: The Musical (off-Broadway) and Full House The Musical (New York and Toronto). On television, he's been seen as an actor in GleeGirl Meets WorldVictoriousLaw & Order: SVU and countless other shows.

With his run, Hilton becomes the first openly gay guest host for the Chippendales. Previous celebs who have donned the iconic cuffs and collar costume include international super-model Tyson BeckfordDancing with the Stars and America’s Next Top Model champion, Nyle DiMarcoDancing with the Stars Mirror Ball champion Tony Dovolani, and, Beverly Hills 90210/Sharknadostar, Ian Ziering. 

It's worth noting that, yes, men are always welcome at Chippendales.

Attending Perez's sold-out opening night performance, this writer observed several men throughout the audience, groups of gay men, and gay besties sharing bachelorette festivities.

For more info about performances, head over to Chippendales.com.

Travel Thursday: Turn Up the Heat on Your Summer Travel! What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas!

No summer is complete without a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada. “Wait! What?!” you say? “In 120 degree weather?! Never!” But let me tell you, the heat is what makes the entire experience in Sin City. It’s the hot desert sun that makes you want to lounge at the pool and drink cocktails and beers with your friends. It’s the heat that gives you that vitamin D you’ve been needing for 6 months. It’s the summer rays that make walking in and out of ice cold casinos all the better.

If you can get to Vegas any time of year, it’s great, but if you can stand the heat and find a great deal on hotels and travel during the summer you need to go. It’s what Las Vegas was made for!

I recently went on a boys trip to Las Vegas. Being from Southern California, it’s a quick 3.5-4 hour car ride (5 hours with stops if you’re recharging a Tesla like us) or a quick 45-minute flight that is over before it even started.

We’ve been to Vegas many times before. For California folks, it’s the perfect amount of debauchery away from home. But this trip was a little different. We wanted to try and do things we hadn’t experienced in Vegas before.

STAYVdara Hotel & Spa

We’ve typically stay in the hustle and bustle of one of the Las Vegas Strip’s busiest hotel/casinos. But this trip, we wanted to get a different experience so we opted to stay at Vdara, which is an exclusively smoke-free hotel only that is even pet-friendly! Vdara is nestled on the strip, yes, but a little off the beaten path between ARIA, Bellagio, and The Cosmopolitan.

Vdara is an MGM Resorts property that has a very chic, but relaxed feel. One of our favorite things to do while in Vegas is to spend hours at the pool taking naps, cooling off, and getting tipsy—Vdara is a great place for this. You won’t get the party-like pool DJ experience like at other hotels, so if you’re looking for that place you may want to check out one of the neighboring hotels. Vdara is very laid back. It is iconic for its luxurious aqua-colored umbrellas that cover nearly the entire pool area. It’s the perfect haven for getting away from the rowdy Las Vegas Strip or to recover from a night of bad mistakes and stories that will never be repeated.

Vdara also has a cool new addition to their guest services. They have robots that bring you tasty bites and drinks from the hotel’s Market Café. Fetch and Jett are two relay robots that Vdara just introduced in late June to its guests. We were lucky to see them in action wandering around the lobby. If you stay at Vdara, order yourself something and watch them in do their thing!



EXPERIENCE - Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is one of the attractions in Vegas I’ve been wanting to visit for years! It’s located on the South of the strip deep inside of the Mandalay Bay. If you’ve never been to an aquarium, of even if you have, this 45-60-minute self-guided walk discovering different sea life is incredible. Okay, so may you’re not a zoo or aquarium person, who cares?! Go anyway! It’s pretty amazing to see these creatures up close and personal. Unless you’re a scuba diver or get attacked by a shark surfing in Hawaii, you’ll never have the chance to check them out. Some of the highlights of the Shark Reef is the pool of piranhas, the sting rays, the luminescent jelly fish, and of course, the huge tunnels looking up and around at the various threatening sharks. It’s great for all ages and makes for perfect photo ops with the fish.

TASTE - Rivea

I have tried many restaurants in Las Vegas, but Rivea at the Delano has been one of the best I’ve ever had. The food is refined, organic, and the wait staff is attentive and knowledgeable about their dishes. Not to mention the entire restaurant is adorned with these incredible glass bulbs that make you feel like are inside a dream.

We tried a little of everything at Rivea:

Liberty Duck Breast with cherry, beets, and pistachios

Potato gnocchi with sage and parmesan cheese (not pictured because we ate it too fast!)

White asparagus with a sabayon sauce

Colorado Lamb Chop with a fresh herb crust and eggplant tian

Pizzetta with San Daniele cured ham and arugula

Jidori free-range chicken with seasonal vegetable cocotte

Chocolate soufflé​

Strawberry & rhubarb tart with stracchino sorbet

Instead of telling you about each of them, all I can say is that everything was exceptionally delicious! The flavors melted together and each bite was a fusion of textures that was every bit a part of the meal.

Rivea is the perfect place to go, even if you just want to have a glass of champagne and take in the breathtaking views of the strip unlike any other on the strip. I can’t say enough how much we enjoyed finishing our drinks on the restaurant’s terrace overlooking the Luxor’s majestic light beam and speckles of light as far as the eye can see. It’s the perfect experience for those who want to do something in Vegas they’ve never done before.

EXPERIENCE – Seven Magic Mountains

If you haven’t seen #SevenMagicMountains on Instagram…you’re not looking hard enough. This art installation is a temporary feature that was created by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. The work is comprised of seven large-scale towers of colorful, stacked boulders that are over thirty feet high. This burst of color in the middle of the desert is located just off of Interstate 15, so if you’re flying to Vegas, you may have to hitch a ride to see these beauties. If you’re driving in from California, it’s a quick detour that is well worth it. Thousands flock to the Seven Magic Mountains to appreciate the disruption in the natural landscape. If you’re headed to Las Vegas in 2018 be sure to check these out before they are no longer standing.



EXPERIENCEVirtual Reality Powered by Zero Latency

Virtual Reality is something I never imagined I would be doing while in Vegas…so we had to try it! I’ve done some dabbling in VR before, but nothing of the magnitude that is Zero Latency. Nothing had prepared us for this out of body experience. For those of you who are not gamers, I included, this virtual reality is more than a game—it is a transportation to another world where you are at the center of your own universe. It’s like a movie and you’re the star. Your livelihood and your team depend on every step you take. Our experience with Virtual Reality began by getting a brief orientation and overview of the equipment. Once ready, we entered a large room with grids on the floor. We were given instructions on what to look for when we put our headset on and then we were off onto our zombie apocalypse.

The best thing about the VR experience was the mind control of the visuals. Even though we were in a secure room, the world of destruction, explosions, and infection were in our eyes. We worked as teams to shoot down flesh-craving zombies without ever physically leaving the room. The hardest parts were scaling a ramp and jumping into a helicopter for fear that we would fall to our death—but again, it was just virtual reality! Okay, I’m nerding out a bit. The experience was great and if you have never done something like this, I really recommend it. If you like thrills such as escape rooms, paint balling, and rollercoasters, I virtual reality will be some next level stuff.

WARNING: It is not for the faint of heart or those who suffer from motion sickness. VR by Zero Latency inside the MGM Grand is a MUST DO Las Vegas attraction!

TASTEMichael Mina’s PUB 1842

If you’re hungry in Vegas, which I guarantee you will be after all that drinking and baking in the sun, chef Michael Mina’s PUB 1842 at the MGM Grand hits the perfect spot. This modern invention on the classic pub menu is a great place for lunch or dinner. PUB 1842 has some melt-in-your-mouth comfort food that will make you wish you weren’t getting full. Their assortment of unique whiskeys and beers on tap helped us make some food decisions, but don’t worry, if you’re not the savviest drinker, the servers know what to recommend!

What can I say about the food here, though?

I ordered the brisket with a side of coleslaw and a cornbread muffin. This brisket, with the right amount of BBQ sauce, was so tender it was like butter! I had to share with everyone, but that was great because I had half of the bacon burger and that was a cheesy-melty-goodness. Okay, I’ve used a lot of the word ‘melt’ here—that MUST be good! Hands down another of the best places to grab a bite away from the heat while in Vegas.


If you really want to experience something out of the ordinary in Vegas, like that’s not already possible anywhere you turn, you need to check out Opium at The Cosmopolitan. Opium is an out-of-this-world variety spectacle that comes from, Spiegelworld, the creators of the highly popular Absinthe. Opium is a funky, psychedelic trip that is full of humor, acrobatics, sexy innuendo, and high octane visuals that will leave you wondering ‘WTF did I just watch?’ The show just opened earlier this year and has already gotten attention for one of the most eccentric and quirky acts on the Las Vegas strip. It is a “close encounter with a spaceship of fools” that will make your visit to Vegas like no other.

DANCEPiranha Nightclub

Okay—so I know I said that this Vegas trip was all about new experiences, but Piranha is one of my favorite spots to hit up when I am in Sin City. The nightclub has two awesome dance floors, both with super hot go go boys. They love tips! Just sayin’. Separating the two dance rooms is a large aquarium full of piranhas, very in-theme. Most nights of the week, Piranha has drag shows that are currently hosted by RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni Shannel and Yara Sofia. If you opt to get VIP bottle service, you have access to the venue’s second floor balcony overlooking the dance floor in what is typically the Latin dance floor. And if you're as lucky as we were, you'll meet the NICEST queen known all over Las Vegas as Hot Chocolate. She commands the room with her presence and she makes Piranha memorable for all!




EXPERIENCE Chippendales

One show we’ve always wanted to check out is Chippendales. This all-male revue has a long history of sexy male dancing that dates back to 1979. Flash forward almost 40 years and you have the hottest show that has been focal point of many nights for screaming and laughter as these muscle men take it all off—even the little bow ties. We always thought that Chippendales was one of those ‘girls only’ type shows that didn’t allow men to attend. Yeah, those exist. Attending Chippendales was never something we thought we would experience, but we were happy to learn that not only are men welcome into Chippendales, they have a very clear LGBTQ inclusive policy that welcomes people from all walks of life.

Their website reads:

When Chippendales revolutionized male stripping for female audiences, it was to create an environment where women felt safe and confident to have fun watching. We cater to a predominantly female audience but we have always welcomed LGBTQ to join our community. Chippendales prides itself on providing a fun and safe environment for all our friends to enjoy.

So we went, we saw, we enjoyed! These men are definitely fantasy material and they dance and play to the audience’s energy—even to the men in the audience. Hey, gays! There were at least 10 other guys in the audience so you won’t be alone if you go check out this awesome show.

Blogger and reality personality Perez Hilton will actually be joining the ranks of Chippendales as their next celebrity guest host on July 26th. Chippendales has had a lot of celebrity guests from Tyson Beckford to Nyle Dimarco. Perez will be in selected performances through September 2nd so check it out if you plan to be in Vegas this summer.

Okay...here's a little something from their Instagram:



#ManCrushMonday vibes — just for you. #Chippendales

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EXPERIENCE Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

For the art lovers out there like me, a trip to the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is an unexpected sanctuary away from the chaos that Las Vegas can cause. The BGFA is a premier exhibition space where they claim “great art goes on vacation”. If you frequent galleries and museums, the BGFA is smaller than you might be accustomed to. Their current exhibition, Primal Water: An Exhibition of Japanese Contemporary Art, is on display through October 21, 2018. The show uses diverse media with water as a motif. The gallery describes it best with “The featured artists approach the theme water in a myriad of ways from documenting its absence, capturing its abundance, decontextualizing its existence, and exploring its relationship with humanity.” If you’re looking for something you can do at your own pace, you should take a trip to the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.

This is just a small list of how you can have some new experiences in Las Vegas, but quite honestly, Vegas has so much energy and potential for a great time that every trip will be unexpected. Looking forward to returning from October 19-21 for Las Vegas Pride. It will be cooler temperatures, but it will still be HOT!

For more information check out www.visitlasvegas.com  

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Britney To Return To Las Vegas For 2019? Leaving The Planet For Monte Carlo?

For all of us that where saddened they did not get a chance to see Britney Spears in Las Vegas before she shut down her "Piece of Me" show *raises both hands*, we're going to get another chance!  In what has been called a hush-hush multi-million dollar discussion, Britney seems to be all set to sign the papers to return to Las Vegas.

When and if she returns (we NEED IT!), she will be changing stages from Planet Hollywood to The Park Theater at The Monte Carlo, which was renamed this year as Park MGM.

The change in venue comes with some changes in the performance as well.  When she starts this next residency, scheduled to be for two years (her first run was for 4 years), Britney will pull in $500,000 per show, making her the highest-paid woman on the Strip and more than her $400,000 per show from her last stay in Sin City.

She joins a fine cast of singers as MGM owns the Park  and holds the contracts of Cher, Lady Gaga, and Ricky Martin.  Imagine if they all showed up to her opening!

Rumors are the show will build upon and be a reworked version of her "Piece of Me", but with less singing and more performance.  Bite your tongue bitches about her lip syncing already.  We know and were fine with it!

Related Post: Watch: Britney Spears Terrified As Man Storms Her Vegas Show Stage

What is exciting is she'll be returning to Las Vegas for the 21st anniversary of her debut hit, "Hit Me Baby One More Time."

Can we be there for the opening Britney?  Please!!!


h/t: mirror.co.uk, absolutelybritney.com