Live Nation has confirmed to Las Vegas Backstage Access that the Gaga/Kanye “Fame Kills” tour is officially off.
Mediatakeout claims it’s Gaga who wanted out, not Kanye, even though she was singing his praises recently in a Las Vegas radio interview for what would have been their Nov. 13 concert at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Readers, what do you think: sad for the show you won’t be seeing, or was Fame never meant to live forever, nor to light up the Las Vegas sky like a flame?
Grammy award-winning Estelle, best known for her collaboration with Kanye West on the hit song “American Boy,” will be the celebrity host at Azure, the exclusive daytime luxury pool experience at The Palazzo in Las Vegas on August 8 at 1 p.m. Additional attendees will include actress Ali Landry and actress/model Natasha Henstridge, who will be on hand to celebrate her birthday.
Azure is a fresh and exciting pool concept created in Las Vegas for the guest who enjoys the finer things in life with luxurious amenities including spa services by Canyon Ranch SpaClub, culinary offerings by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck and high-style fashion shows each Saturday during ABSOLUT Saturdays – exclusive daytime pool events consisting of stylish entertainment, beautiful models, celebrity guests, acoustic performances, live DJ’s and ABSOLUT vodka signature cocktails.
With a No. 1-selling album and six Grammy Award nominations this year already under his belt, Ne-Yo – the artist formerly known as Shaffer Smith when he went to Rancho High School in Las Vegas – will now kick off his first tour as a headliner in his Las Vegas hometown this Thursday, February 5, at 8 p.m. when he performs at The Pearl at the Palms Casino& Hotel.
Oddly enough, Ne-Yo wasn’t studying music when in high school- he was there for visual arts, drawing and painting. In fact, no one knew he could sing.
Coming full circle, this Sunday at the Grammy’s he will be hob-knobbing with his competition including Jay-Z and Kanye West, each of whom also has six nominations.
His Grammy nominations this year include Album of the Year and Best Contemporary R&B Album for “Year Of The Gentleman,” Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Closer” and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance; and, in the songwriter category, Best R&B Song for “Miss Independent,” and for “Spotlight,” recorded by Jennifer Hudson.