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Britney Spears cancels 2 Las Vegas shows for injury

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- An on-stage ankle injury has pop star Britney Spears rescheduling her Friday and Saturday night performances on the Las Vegas Strip so she doesn't, oops, do it again.

A statement from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino where Spears performs her "Britney: Piece of Me" show said Thursday the star's doctor recommended she take the two days to heal.

The statement says Spears injured herself during a Wednesday night performance.

Video footage of the performer shot by an audience member shows Spears kicking and high-stepping on high-heels during her single "(You Drive ME) Crazy" before her left ankle gives way.

Spears took to Twitter Wednesday night to thank her fans for the well wishes, saying she "had a little scare on stage tonight with my ankle but I'm ok!"

Casino win on Las Vegas Strip pulls statewide numbers down

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A continuing slump in casino revenues on the Las Vegas Strip contributed to an overall decrease in statewide gambling revenue in March.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Wednesday that casino win of $951 million for the month was down 3.15 percent from $982 million in the same month a year ago.

The Las Vegas Strip handles the mammoth portion of the state's gambling business. It slipped 9.6 percent -- from $560 million to $507 million in the year-to-year comparison.

Statewide, casino winnings were down 2 percent for the fiscal year so far, from almost $8.5 billion in 2014 to just over $8.3 billion in 2015 since July.

The report says the state collected $79 million in fees in April based on the March win figures.

That's down 5.6 percent.

Anti-violence groups appalled Mayweather was never suspended

LAS VEGAS -- Anti-domestic violence groups are appalled with the lack of accountability towards Floyd Mayweather and his violence towards women.

The groups are bringing up the fact that Mayweather has been convicted for domestic violence five times, but has never been suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Mayweather served 60 days behind bars for his crimes.

Nevada has recently ranked highest in the country for domestic violence deaths. The anti-domestic violence group, Safe Nest, is pointing out that the state's biggest star has a history of abuse and has never been suspended from the ring.

Metro softens statement about staying away from the Strip

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are clarifying a comment made at a news conference  that people should not be on the Las Vegas Strip Saturday night unless they have a fight ticket.

Metro made the statement at a news conference Monday when talking about security for the big Mayweather - Pacquiao fight.

The warning didn't sit well with some viewers who posted comments on social media saying they should be able to experience the excitement on the Strip, if they choose. 

Every weekend, the Las Vegas Strip is packed with people, but this Saturday night, those crowds could double or triple, police said.

While Metro Police can't stop anyone from visiting the Strip, they want people to know congestion will be a major issue.

"Anytime we can keep our tourists safe, it just assures that they will come back again," said Metro Police C

Police: No fight ticket, stay off the Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police would rather folks stay at home and watch the Mayweather - Pacquiao fight on pay-per-view than try to add to the crowds anticipated on the Las Vegas Strip.

Metro Police and Clark County Fire officials discussed security plans for the Strip over the weekend.

Being billed as the greatest fight of the century, local police are getting prepared for the crowds by beefing up security like never before for a fight.

"There are going to be a ton of people there and we have plans set in place accordingly to address that," said Metro Deputy Chief Gary Schofield.

More officers will be on duty, streets will be closed and prisoner buses will be on standby.

"Our goal is not to make a lot of arrests, our goal is to allow people to enjoy themselves and enjoy the event," Deputy Chief Schofield said.

Inside the arena, the goal is to prevent incidents like stampedes that injured guests after boxing events in 1997 and la

Mariah Carey arrives at Caesars Palace tonight

LAS VEGAS — Caesars Palace is rolling out the red carpet for Mariah Carey on Monday evening as she begins her residency there in a little more than a week.

Being dubbed a "spectacular welcome event," Mariah is expected to greet fans and make a grand entrance at 6 p.m. outside The Colosseum, near the fountains.

Her "Mariah #1 to Infinity" show runs in May and July. For exact dates, visit Caesars' website.

Tickets cost between $55 and $250.

Tips to avoid fake tickets for Mayweather - Pacquiao fight

LAS VEGAS -- The showdown that will take place between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “The Pac-Man” Pacquiao is only a little over a week away, and all of the tickets to the boxing match of the century are gone.

They sold out Thursday afternoon in just 60 seconds. However, many of them are being resold online for even more money; some as high as $20,000. But not all of the golden tickets -- sort of speak are legit.

“I just don't trust them,” said Chi Duong, boxing fan.

A lot of the tickets to are counterfeit.

Many boxing fans 8 News NOW spoke with said they wouldn't dare buy a ticket to a Mayweather – Pacquiao fight online.

“You never know, so it's better to rent the fight and enjoy it from your home,” said Brian Hunsaker, boxing fan.

Would-be ticket scalpers are selling tickets online ranging from one dollar to thousands of dollars. They have also promised certain seats with the purchase.