The band will be playing the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino from Nov. 11-Dec. 23.
NEW YORK — Everybody, Backstreet’s back — in Vegas.
The pioneering boy band is returning to the Las Vegas Strip with “A Very Backstreet Christmas Party,” a series of 12 holiday shows at the Planet Hollywood resort this November and December.
The band will be playing the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino from Nov. 11-Dec. 23. That’s the same place where they created the residency “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” from 2017 to 2018. Tickets start at $ 89.
The current line-up of the band includes Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson. Tickets go on sale July 16 with earlier access for fan club members.
The Backstreet Boys formed in 1993 and are best known for such hits as “I Want It That Way,” ″As Long as You Love Me” and “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back).”
Other music acts have done residencies in Sin City, including Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Mariah Carey, Calvin Harris, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Aeromsith, Boyz II Men, Pitbull, Gwen Stefani and Shania Twain.
Elvis Presley’s ex-girlfriend Linda Thompson has revisited Las Vegas where she spent many months with The King during his residences there in the early 1970s. Elvis dated the former Miss Tennessee model from 1972-1976 and they lived together at Graceland. During her recent trip to Las Vegas, the 71-year-old paid tribute to Elvis by visiting the old Hilton hotel, originally called The International and now Westgate, where The King performed two shows a night.
Linda even met up with Elvis’ step-brother David Stanley, who was the son of Vernon Presley’s second wife Dee Stanley.
Having stayed at The Palazzo Las Vegas at The Venetian resort, the 71-year-old shared photos from her “nostalgic” trip down memory lane.
She wrote on Instagram: “What a great few days & nights in Vegas! I love @palazzovegas where I usually stay.
“It was so nostalgic getting to revisit the city where I lived for 9 months of the 4 1/2 years Elvis & I were together!”
Linda added: “I had a lovely lunch & sweet visit with Elvis’s stepbrother David Stanley at the old Hilton international which is now the Westgate.”
The King’s former girlfriend also spoke of watching Bruno Mars perform and compared him to Elvis.
She wrote: “’Ima leave the door open’ for more 24 karat magic after seeing Bruno Mars in concert! What an astonishing performer!
“He is an amalgamation of Prince, James Brown, Elvis & Michael Jackson – yet uniquely his own style & magic!”
On revising Graceland, Linda wrote on her Instagram: “I took a walk down memory lane today at my former home, where I lived for 4 1/2 years – Graceland in Memphis.
“I also revisited the airplanes that I flew on to countless concerts all around the country with the greatest entertainer who ever lived, Elvis Presley.
“It’s surreal to remember decorating with him the legendary jungle room, stained glass peacocks in the living/music room, the fabric covered pool room, TV room & other areas – as well as the Lisa Marie airplane.
“I will always be grateful for the rarified honour of having been so close on such a deeply personal level to such a true icon – and for having been loved by him.”
Back in 1964, Elvis Presley starred opposite Ann-Margret in one of his best-known movies, Viva Las Vegas. The Hollywood actors became close and even dated for a time. Now in a new interview, Ann-Margret has shared how she and Elvis would tease each other on set.
Speaking with Page Six, Ann-Margret admitted that Elvis really made her laugh.
The 80-year-old said: “He had a great sense of humour. He was very funny.
“And he would tease me but I teased him back. … We had a lot of laughs. Lots of laughter.”
The Viva Las Vegas star was typecast in other movies as a female Elvis, even recording a cover of Heartbreak Hotel at one point.
Ann-Margret remembered how this could be frustrating, only being offered sexy parts.
The 80-year-old said: “It was difficult in the beginning, yes, because nobody thought of me as a serious actress.”
However, things changed when she starred opposite Jack Nicholson in 1971’s Carnal Knowledge.
While earlier this year, she remembered how working on Viva Las Vegas with Elvis was “one of the happiest times of my life.”
Ann-Margret added: “But we moved very much the same. And he loved his mother [Gladys, who died in 1958].
“I loved my mother and father. I had a great time. We were friends ‘till the end. I had a great time.”
Following Elvis’ death on August 16, 1977, his Viva Las Vegas co-star travelled to Graceland to attend the funeral the following day.
While three months later, Ann-Margret hosted Memories of Elvis, which included abridged versions of The King’s 1968 Comeback Special and 1973’s Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite.
Lawyers for Ronaldo want a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed after reports of the 2009 encounter became public.
LAS VEGAS — More than a decade after soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo paid $ 375,000 to hush a Nevada woman’s claim that he raped her in Las Vegas, new allegations about cyber hacking, document theft and attorney misconduct are being raised to block the woman’s bid for another payout.
Ronaldo’s lawyers are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed after reports of the sexual encounter became public and to punish the woman’s attorney, Leslie Mark Stovall, for soliciting allegedly stolen documents in July 2018 from an entity called “Football Leaks,” months before filing the case.
“No sanction less than dismissal will suffice,” Ronaldo’s attorneys, Peter Christiansen and Kendelee Works, wrote in a federal court filing submitted May 27. “At a minimum, Stovall must be disqualified from acting as counsel in this matter.”
A federal magistrate judge on Tuesday halted plans for Stovall to question witnesses including Ronaldo under oath — at least until U.S. District Judge Jennifer Dorsey in Las Vegas rules whether to dismiss the case, disqualify the woman’s attorneys and impose sanctions against them. A hearing was not immediately scheduled.
Ronaldo, now 36, is one of the most recognizable and highly paid players in sports. He plays in Italy for the Turin-based soccer club Juventus and captains his home country team from Portugal.
Stovall, lead attorney for plaintiff Kathryn Mayorga, did not immediately respond Wednesday to telephone and email messages about the developments.
The Associated Press generally does not name people who say they are victims of sexual assault, but Mayorga gave consent through Stovall and attorney Larissa Drohobyczer to make her name public.
Mayorga signed a non-disclosure agreement in 2010, and Stovall acknowledges she accepted $ 375,000 not to talk about the encounter or the settlement. Mayorga was represented at the time by different attorneys.
The existence of the settlement was described in a September 2018 article by the German publication Der Spiegel. It depicted Mayorga, now 37, a former model and schoolteacher, as “an anonymous woman versus Ronaldo.”
The lawsuit Stovall filed for Mayorga two days before the Der Spiegel article appeared accuses Ronaldo or those working for him of conspiracy, defamation, breach of contract, coercion and fraud for allegedly letting the settlement become public in Europe. Her attorneys say Mayorga never wanted her name made public.
The lawsuit acknowledges she met Ronaldo at a nightclub at the Palms Hotel and Casino and went with him and other people to his suite. She alleges he sexually assaulted her in a bedroom.
Ronaldo, through his attorneys, maintains the sex was consensual.
Ronaldo’s lawyers asked in 2019 for the case to be dismissed. Dorsey said last September she would hold a bench trial to determine whether Mayorga “lacked the mental capacity” to sign a confidentiality arrangement with Ronaldo’s representatives in 2010 and “whether any agreement … was ever formed between the parties.” No trial date has been set.
Ronaldo’s attorneys now accuse Stovall of “egregious” legal misconduct since filing the case in state court in September 2018. It was moved in 2019 to federal court. They allege Stovall “tainted the truth-finding process” by withholding key information from them and judges.
Christiansen declined to comment for this report, saying the court filing — 196 pages, including 24 exhibits — speaks for itself. Some documents were sealed because of previous court confidentiality rulings.
Court filings accuse Stovall of seeking from an unidentified cyber-hacker stolen records of confidential communications between Ronaldo and his attorneys from the time when the settlement was being negotiated with Mayorga and her previous attorneys in 2010.
Ronaldo’s lawyers question the authenticity of what they term the “Football Leaks” documents and maintain that they may have been altered.
“Stovall … not only used those documents as exhibits to public filings in this case, but also as support for his request that the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reopen a decade old investigation to prosecute” Ronaldo, his defense filing says.
Police spent a year investigating, including obtaining a sample of Ronaldo’s DNA through Italian authorities.
Mayorga submitted DNA and underwent a medical exam shortly after she alleged she was attacked. But police closed their investigation at the time because police said Mayorga only identified her attacker as a European soccer player and never said where the alleged attack took place.
Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson, the elected prosecutor in Las Vegas, said in July 2019 that unspecified forensic and video evidence had been lost over time. He declined to press criminal charges against Ronaldo.
In any civil litigation, both parties are required to share relevant information and documents.
But Ronaldo’s lawyers said they learned less than five weeks ago — and only after combing through documents that Stovall provided to Las Vegas police in 2018 — that Stovall possessed materials showing what Ronaldo and his lawyers talked about when the settlement was reached.
“More than 200 documents appear to be stolen attorney-client communications and work product that Stovall obtained from Football Leaks and provided to LVMPD,” Ronaldo’s attorneys wrote, adding that the material was “never disclosed to Defendant in this litigation.”
“Stovall’s knowledge of the content … cannot be undone,” Ronaldo’s defense attorneys complain. Even if a judge orders Mayorga’s attorney not to use the disputed documents while questioning witnesses, Stovall will “utilize the information gleaned from the purloined material,” they said.
“There is simply no way to unring the bell,” the court filing said.
Negotiations in 2010 took months and included oversight by a mediator in Las Vegas, who is among other witnesses subpoenaed by Stovall for questioning. Those sessions had been scheduled later this month, but they are now on hold.
Stovall maintains that Mayorga had learning disabilities as a child and was mentally unfit to enter the 2010 confidentiality agreement. Court filings allege she was pressured by “fixers” and attorneys for Ronaldo trying to protect his reputation.
Mayorga wants to void the deal and collect at least $ 200,000 more from Ronaldo, according to court documents filed by Stovall.
Some recent media reports say Stovall is seeking tens of millions of dollars, but Stovall and Drohobyczer did not respond to questions from The Associated Press about those amounts. Christiansen has declined to confirm those reports.
LAS VEGAS — A pilot has died after an aircraft operated by a military contractor out of Nellis Air Force Base crashed in a nearby residential area, authorities in Las Vegas said Monday.A statement attributed to base spokesman Lt. Col. Bryon McGarry confirmed the crash occurred about 2:30 p.m. Florida-based company Draken US owned the aircraft, and said in a statement that the pilot, whose name has not been released, had died and no one else was on board.
It’s unclear whether there were injuries to people on the ground.The plane crashed in a yard where a neighbor, Alex Reyes, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal he heard a loud thump and then saw black smoke billowing from the home.
Neighbor Eugenia Brackeen told the newspaper she heard a boom so loud that she couldn’t hear her television. She said her power went out for a short time.
Witnesses posted online images of a plume of smoke not far from a southern fence to the base, of city and base fire crews arriving, and a helicopter circling.
In a Twitter post, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said he and his wife, Kathy, were “praying for all those involved in today’s incident,” including Nellis service members and first-responders.
Deputy Clark County Fire Chief Warren Whitney confirmed only that fire crews were called to the area in unincorporated county territory. He directed follow-up inquiries to Nellis.Police cordoned off the neighborhood about 7 miles (11 kilometers) northeast of downtown Las Vegas.
Nellis is best known internationally as host of periodic training exercises where U.S. and allied pilots conduct mock battles over a restricted military reserve in central Nevada that is half the size of the state of New Jersey.
Aircraft based at Nellis include F-16 Falcon and F-22 Raptor fighter jets and A-10 Warthog attack jets.
The base also is home to the elite Thunderbirds flight demonstration team.
Retired Brig. Gen. Robert Novotny, who stepped down last year after commanding the 57th Wing at Nellis, told KTNV-TV that contract aircraft and pilots take part in some exercises as participants “to train against.”A National Transportation Safety Board investigator is traveling to site of the crashed Dassault Aviation Mirage F-1, the agency tweeted.
The crash was the first out of Nellis since Thunderbirds pilot Maj. Stephen Del Bango of Valencia, California, died in April 2018 during a training flight over the Nevada Test and Training Range.
In September 2017, an Air Force pilot died after a crash about 100 miles (160.93 kilometers) northwest of Nellis.
LINE of Duty TV star Martin Compston is living it up in his £300,000 mansion in Las Vegas.
The Scottish actor, 36, and his American wife Tianna, 33 snapped up the luxury four-bed home in 2019 and share it with their son and adorable pitbull King.
The impressive pile boasts a heated swimming pool, spa, and has a trampoline set into the ground.
Visitors to the home on a cul-de-sac in an exclusive gated development are met by a grand hallway and sweeping staircase.
The couple, who married in 2016 at Mar Hall, Renfrewshire, can also enjoy mountain views and are within driving distance of the Grand Canyon.
Martin, who has played DS Steve Arnott in the hit BBC crime thriller since 2012, previously told how he has put the work in so that he can afford a luxury home.
He said: “I’ve never really spent my money or liked fancy cars, so we saved to hopefully get a bit of a dream home.
“It’s an incredible feeling when you’re from Greenock and you can get your family over to stay and you’ve got a pool out your back.
“The most therapeutic thing in the world is cleaning your pool — walking about mopping up leaves.
“I love it. The weather is great, obviously, and compared to Los Angeles and London you get so much more for your money.
“It’s been 15 years of saving and hard graft to get to that stage, but I’m under no illusion about how privileged I am to be at this point.”
The ex-Morton footballer and his wife met in a hotel when Tianna was working as nightclub manager in Las Vegas.
They endured a long distance relationship before the actor then decided to move abroad to be with her.
He also told how his move was brought on by wanting to start a family with his wife.
He previously said: “When you’re married and are getting older your priorities change.
“We’re getting to the point of maybe starting a family and your wife needs her family around her.
We’ve moved to Vegas and are two streets away from my mother-in-law.”
After Tianna pictured with a bump back in the Henley Festival in 2019, the pair became parents for the first time.
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The couple are extremely private and keep their son out of the limelight.
Brochure pictures marketing the property before they purchased the pad also show that it came with a huge garage.
One of the three luxury bathrooms comes with a raised standalone tub.
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Back in 1963, Bye Bye Birdie star Ann-Margret started shooting Viva Las Vegas with Elvis Presley himself. While earlier this month she was inducted into the UNLV College of Fine Arts Hall of Fame at the university where a musical number from the movie was shot. Beforehand, the 80-year-old shared her memories of first meeting The King, who she went on to date for a time.
Speaking with Las Vegas Review-Journal, Ann-Margret said that Elvis was a great man.
She shared: “This sounds weird, but I had never seen him perform before I did the movie. I know that’s hard to believe.
“We just found out we were very much alike. We were both very shy, but then you become this other person when you are performing.
“I loved my parents so much, and he loved his mother so much.”
The reverberations throughout the sports world came swiftly after a jury in Minnesota convicted Derek Chauvin on Tuesday of murdering George Floyd, as athletes, teams and leagues weighed in on the verdict in a case that had reignited fierce debate about racism and policing in the United States.
“ACCOUNTABILITY,” the N.B.A.’s top star, LeBron James, said in a one-word post on Twitter after Mr. Chauvin was convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
After Mr. Floyd’s murder last May, as well as the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and other Black victims of violence, athletes spent much of last year engaged in numerous activist efforts around issues of racial justice and voting rights.
Some hit the streets to join the protests that sprang up around the country following Mr. Floyd’s murder, even as games had been halted because of the coronavirus pandemic. Others kept their attention on Mr. Chauvin’s case and other examples of police violence as competitions resumed, with statements, public displays and other forms of protest. Soon, leagues themselves began to express corporate solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and broad themes of fighting racism and systemic inequities.
“I was going to make a celebratory tweet but then I was hit with sadness because we are celebrating something that is clear as day,” the tennis star Naomi Osaka said of the Chauvin verdict. Ms. Osaka prompted a tournament to halt play when she planned to drop out in solidarity with the Milwaukee Bucks and other athletes who did not play after Jacob Blake was shot by a police officer in Kenosha, Wis. “The fact that so many injustices occurred to make us hold our breath toward this outcome is really telling.”
Several clubs based in Minnesota expressed sympathy for Mr. Floyd’s family.
Karl-Anthony Towns, the Timberwolves star who also joined protests after Mr. Floyd’s death, said in a Twitter post; “Justice and Accountability! Things I never thought I would see. There’s much more work to do, but this is an amazing start working toward the reform this country NEEDS!”
At least one effort to respond to the verdict, that of the N.F.L.’s Las Vegas Raiders, fell flat and was met with derision and anger. The team posted an image to Twitter with the words, “I CAN BREATHE” and Tuesday’s date, a reference to some of Mr. Floyd’s last words, “I can’t breathe.”
As thousands of commenters noted, Mr. Floyd is still dead, and police officers are still killing Black people — including one, a 15-year-old girl in Columbus, Ohio, right around the time the verdict was being read.
Late Tuesday, Mark Davis, the owner of the Raiders, told The Athletic he was responsible for the post and said the words were in reference to Floyd’s brother Philonese Floyd, who said at a news conference after the verdict that “today, we are able to breathe again.”
Davis told The Athletic, “If I offended the family, then I’m deeply, deeply disappointed.”
Marvin Vettori had to compose himself by the edge of the cage after copping a kick to his sensitive parts in the opening minute of his contest with Kevin Holland at UFC Vegas 23 – then recovered to win via a unanimous decision.
The Italian’s gritty, convincing victory was made all the more admirable by his absorption of a nasty shot within seconds of the start of the fight, reeling on the other side of the cage before resuming the action.
Vettori earned revenge by collecting his fifth successive win, increasingly taking Holland to ground as his opponent suffered his second defeat inside a month.
“Holland showing a ton of kicks, and one expertly placed to the balls,” said one viewer after watching the opening stages of the scrap.
“I believe the production crew just muted the octagon mics to censor a stream of Italian profanity from Vettori.”
Another observed: “There’s low blows and then there’s this – Kevin Holland cutting off circulation to Vettori’s balls.”
Veteran Derek Brunson, who beat Holland in Vegas last March, claimed that he had provided Vettori with a “blueprint” by showing the way to outwrestle ‘Trailblazer’.
Holland just toed Vettoris balls back to Italy
— Zyzz 6 (@Zyzz_6) April 10, 2021
Holland showing a ton of kicks, and one expertly placed to the balls. I believe the production crew just muted the Octagon mics to censor a stream of Italian profanity from Vettori
— King Typo (@BoxingBusch) April 10, 2021
The winner was not entirely satisfied with his performance. “I wanted to finish this guy and I wasn’t able to but it was a dominant win,” he reflected.
“I’m not the happiest right now but I keep winning, I keep progressing and I do it dominantly.”
The middleweight is now seeking a title fight with Israel Adesanya, against whom he lost on a split decision in April 2018.
“I want Adesanya next,” said a determined Vettori. “October, I want to fight him. I think I deserve it.
“I have the longest win streak right now. I put on winning performances. Dominant performances. I want this title.”
Holland accused Vettori, Brunson and Brendan Allen, who submitted him in 2019, of winning by “humping” him.
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Attorneys for the corporation had argued the former football star could not be defamed because his reputation was already tarnished by his criminal and civil trials.
O.J. Simpson and a Las Vegas hotel-casino have settled a lawsuit alleging that unnamed employees defamed Simpson by telling a celebrity news site he had been banned from the property in November 2017 for being drunk and disruptive.
Simpson’s attorney, Malcolm LaVergne, declined Thursday to comment about the agreement reached with Nevada Property 1 LLC, corporate owner of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
“The matter has been resolved,” LaVergne said.
A spokeswoman for the Cosmopolitan declined immediate comment.
Attorneys for the corporation had argued the former football star could not be defamed because his reputation was already tarnished by his criminal and civil trials in the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend in Los Angeles decades ago and his conviction and imprisonment in Nevada in a 2007 armed robbery case.
LaVergne had raised the specter of racial bias by hotel officials.
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Terms were not made public in the court dismissal filed March 31 in Clark County District Court. It said both sides agreed to bear their own legal costs and fees.
Simpson, now 73, is on parole in Nevada and living in a gated golf course community following his release from prison in July 2017. He had served nine years for armed robbery, kidnapping and assault with a weapon.
His complaint against the Cosmopolitan acknowledged that Simpson was given notice, after spending several hours with two friends at a steakhouse and a lounge, that he was prohibited from returning to the property. He said he was never given a reason.
Simpson denied in his lawsuit that he was “belligerent,” broke glass or damaged property.
LaVergne said at the time his client’s reputation was damaged by accounts cited in a TMZ report that Simpson “was drunk and became disruptive” at a resort bar.
TMZ was not a defendant in the lawsuit.
Simpson went to prison after being convicted in Las Vegas in October 2008 of leading five men, including two with guns, in an ill-fated confrontation with two collectibles dealers and a go-between in a cramped room at an off-Strip casino-hotel.
Simpson always maintained he was trying to retrieve personal mementoes stolen from him following his 1995 acquittal in the killings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman in Los Angeles.
He said family photos and other items disappeared before he was found liable in civil court in February 1997 and ordered to pay $ 33.5 million to the Brown and Goldman estates.