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Caesars Entertainment denies JLo residency rumors

LAS VEGAS — Rumors are flying Wednesday that Jennifer Lopez is close to inking a residency at Planet Hollywood.

According to TMZ, JLo would perform where Britney Spears does, at the AXIS Theater. The website says Lopez would do 72 shows over a 1 or 2-year period.

Lopez could rake in at least $26 million during her residency, according to TMZ.

However, Caesars Entertainment says not so fast. 

In a statement to 8 News NOW, the company said: "Caesars Entertainment is always engaged in conversations with a number of artists to potentially perform at its properties in Las Vegas and around the country, but at this time Jennifer Lopez has not been presented with any offer to perform at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino."

Boyz II Men extends residency at Mirage thru 2015

LAS VEGAS — R&B vocal group Boyz II Men announced Monday it has extended its residency at The Mirage Hotel & Casino through December 2015.

The announcement comes a day before their new album "Collide" is released on Tuesday.

“We're so excited to call The Mirage and Las Vegas home for the third straight year. There is not a bad seat in the Terry Fator Theatre, which gives us the chance to get up close and personal with our fans at every show,” said Nathan Morris, founding member of Boyz II Men. “There's no ‘end of the road' in Vegas for us yet!”

As debt mounts, Caesars in talks with lenders

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Caesars Entertainment Corp. says it's talking with some creditors to come up with ways to release pressure on its debt-heavy operations division but financial analysts still see signs of bankruptcy to come.

Officials reported the formal talks with its bank lenders in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday.

That comes a day after it reported its first-in-line creditors would have a claim on Caesars Entertainment Operating Company cash in case it defaulted.

The subsidiary had $2.1 billion in cash as of June 30.

Caesars has $24.2 billion in debt.

Analysts say a bankruptcy decision may be driven by creditors second in line who are owed interest by December and say Caesars has already defaulted on agreements.

Caesars owns 52 casinos in the U.S. and abroad.

 

Concert ticket scam caught on camera

LAS VEGAS -- Headliners from around the world stop in Las Vegas, and many times, those concert tickets don't come cheap.

One man thought he would save a few bucks when he found a deal on Craiglist for two Bruno Mars tickets, but he found out the tickets he bought were fakes.

However, he recorded the whole transaction and hopes it will help police nab the scammer.

The tickets looked so real the victim is concerned others could get scammed.

Greg was visiting from Los Angeles and thought he got the deal of the year. The tickets were $1,100 for two. He thought he was buying from a Las Vegas mom.

"She gave me a great story that these were her daughter's tickets and her daughter had gotten in trouble, so she was selling them," Greg said.

The tickets came from Craigslist, a website known to have scammers, but Greg felt these tickets looked and felt legitimate enough to pay for.

Las Vegas pub sets world record for nonstop live music

Musician playing Thursday at RiRa

LAS VEGAS -- The Irish pub in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place set a Guinness World Record for the Longest Concert by Multiple Artists, pending final review by world record keepers.

Ri Ra provided 372 hours and 10 minutes of music, which ended at 1:10 a.m. Friday. The pub surpassed the previous record Thursday afternoon.

The nonstop music went on for 16 days. Artists were allowed only 25-second breaks between songs and five-minute breaks between sets. Several different musical styles were featured, including artist flown in from Ireland for the effort.

Man indicted for High Roller bomb threat

LAS VEGAS -- A Clark County grand jury indicted a man for allegedly making a false bomb threat May 2 involving the High Roller observation wheel on the Las Vegas Strip.

Bail was set at $20,000 for Jamie Dantis, with a summons issued for him to appear in court Oct. 30. According to the indictment, Dantis was accused of informing employees and security after he rode the High Roller that the attraction had poor security and that a bomb was on board.

Omnia nightclub to open this spring at Caesars Palace

LAS VEGAS — PURE Nightclub inside Caesars Palace was closed for remodeling in May and on Tuesday we found out what's going to replace it: Omnia.

"The multi-level venue will encompass a seductive ultra-lounge, a high-energy main room and mezzanine, as well as a breathtaking rooftop garden, showcasing panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip. Filled with interactive features and luxurious finishes at every turn," a news release said.

The new nightclub is expected to open this spring.

You can sign-up for more details on the nightclub by visiting their website.