Sammy Hagar's supergroup Chickenfoot reunited at his birthday bash in Las Vegas on Saturday night (18Oct14). The rocker was forced to relocate the party when Hurricane Odile ripped through Cabo, Mexico, where Hagar traditionally celebrates his birthday with famous friends and fans - and so he took over Sin City's new Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and transformed it into a star-studded concert.
Michael Anthony, Joe Satriani and Chad Smith joined the birthday boy onstage for a short Chickenfoot set. Hagar was also joined by Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger and Jason Bonham for a rendition of Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love.
Bonham's father John played on the original track and Jason sat in for his late father when Led Zep reformed for a one-off concert in London in 2007.
Sir Elton John has extended his residency in Las Vegas for another three years.
The Rocket Man's The Million Dollar Piano show was due to finish in late 2014 after a three-year run, but the singer has signed a new deal with Caesars Palace bosses to extend the shows until 2017. Elton John will return to the resort's Colosseum venue under the new agreement on 16 January (15). Performance dates have been released until April (15).
Celine Dion also has a residency at Caesars Palace until 2017. In August (14), she scrapped her performance dates until March 2015 so she could care for her sick husband Rene.
News of Elton John's deal comes amid reports Jennifer Lopez is poised to become the latest big name star heading to Sin City. The singer/actress is believed to be in talks to perform two years of shows at the Planet Hollywood casino and resort, where fellow pop star Britney Spears has a residency.
Jennifer Lopez is reportedly close to signing a deal for a residency in Las Vegas.
The On The Floor hitmaker is in talks to stage a 72-show run at The Axis theatre in the Planet Hollywood casino and resort, where Britney Spears is currently 10 months into her residency. Lopez has been offered $350,000 (£218, 750) for each performance, which will take place three times a week for 24 weeks over a one or two year period, according to a contract obtained by TMZ.com.
Spears' original run was scheduled to end in 2015, but she confirmed in September (14) that she has extended her deal for a further two years.
Spanish musician Joan Manuel Serrat will be feted by the likes of Miguel Bose and Calle 13 when he is honoured as the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. The singer/songwriter is one of the entertainers who will be celebrated by the organisers of the Latin Grammy Awards at a gala and tribute dinner on 19 November (14) in Las Vegas.
Among those taking the stage to pay tribute to Serrat are hip-hop group duo Calle 13, Panamanian salsa singer Ruben Blades and Spanish crooner Bose, who won the same prize last year (13).
Peruvian singer Tania Libertad and singer/poet Joaquin Sabina will also be honoured at the event.
R&B stars Boyz Ii Men will continue to delight fans in Las Vegas for another year after extending their concert residency at the Mirage Hotel and Casino until the end of 2015. The band has become a Sin City staple since March, 2013.
Pop stars One Direction have been named Britain's richest celebrities under the age of 30, with an estimated combined fortune of $125 million (£77.5 million).
The Best Song Ever hitmakers topped the list compiled by Heat magazine for the second consecutive year, ahead of Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe in second place, with an estimated fortune of $100 million (£63.5 million).
Twilight actor Robert Pattinson came in third ahead of Keira Knightley at four and singer Adele in fifth place. Others in the top 10 include Radcliffe's Harry Potter co-stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, and DJ Calvin Harris.
Model/actress Carmen Electra knew she had made a mistake marrying basketball player Dennis Rodman almost immediately after they exchanged vows in Las Vegas. The former Baywatch star began dating the eccentric sportsman in 1998, shortly after losing her mother, and Electra admits her wild side came out as part of a period of "self-destruction".
Discussing the brief relationship on Oprah Winfrey's Where Are They Now? show, she explains, "I went into self-destruction (mode after losing her mum) and I remember meeting Dennis. Dennis was the life of the party; he was fun. I started drinking. People couldn't understand why I loved him because he had a reputation for being a bad boy and what I saw at the beginning was, sort of, this gentle giant that was in a lot of pain. In a way, we kind of understood each other.
"Our relationship was very passionate. When it was good, it was amazing. And when it was bad, it was the worst."
Electra reveals she had not allowed herself time to mourn her mother's death when she agreed to become Mrs. Rodman in an impromptu ceremony in Sin City after a whirlwind courtship, and she soon regretted walking down the aisle.
The busty beauty continues, "It was so fast, it was so spontaneous and I remember right after (exchanging vows), I felt like, 'Oh God... what did we just do...?'"
Electra realised she had been bottling up the pain of her mother's death while tuning in to an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show and knew then what she had to do.
She adds, "We were probably married for about a year... and I remember I was watching Oprah and she said, 'In order to heal, you have to feel'. And that's when it clicked - I was like, 'I'm not feeling I lost my mum, I'm not feeling that because I have just made my life chaos and blocked that out.'
"I took quite a bit of time and I started working on myself, started getting myself together."
Electra wasn't the only one who thought the marriage was a mistake - Rodman filed for an annulment nine days after the wedding, but they later reconciled and mutually agreed to divorce in 1999.
Pitbull has signed up to host the American Music Awards again after his debut last year (13) turned into ratings gold.
The rapper will front the 2014 show from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on 23 November (14), and admits he's thrilled to be back. He says, "World, who would have thought Pitbull hosting the AMAs two years in a row. The harder I work, the luckier I get. Thank you (TV producers at) ABC and Dick Clark Productions for the amazing opportunity. More than anything, let's get ready to have fun."
Pitbull will also perform, along with Charli XCX. Other acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. Iggy Azalea leads all nominations with six, just ahead of John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, who each have five. Meanwhile, AMA bosses have hit back at Sinead O'Connor's claims she was uninvited from performing at this year's awards ceremony because The Pope was not interested in introducing her.
In a post on her website earlier this month (Oct14), the singer claimed Dick Clark Productions officials reached out to the pontiff and asked him to introduce O'Connor, who famously ripped up a photo of his predecessor as part of a protest against the Catholic Church during an appearance on Saturday Night Live in 1992, and he refused to get back to them. As a result, Sinead alleges show bosses dumped her planned performance. But sources close to AMA officials insist the Nothing Compares 2 U hitmaker has her facts all wrong, telling TMZ.com her remarks are ridiculous.
Former Buffy The Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon has been released on bail following his arrest in Idaho on Friday (17Oct14). The 43-year-old actor, who was in the town of Boise for an appearance at the Tree City Comic Con event, was detained after police were called to investigate reports of a disturbance in a hotel lobby.
Brendon is alleged to have become embroiled in a dispute with staff members and broken a valuable decorative dish. He was detained on misdemeanour charges of malicious injury to property and resisting or obstructing officers, according to E! Online.
He spent several hours behind bars before being released on $600 (£375) bail.
The incident comes just two weeks after the actor married his partner Moonda Tee in Las Vegas.
Celebrities including Britney Spears, Pharrell Williams, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran helped raise $23.2 million (£14.5 million) during the U.K. Stand Up To Cancer telethon on Friday (17Oct14).
The "Toxic" hitmaker took part in a sketch called "Andy Murray: The Movie", in which celebrities were auditioning for parts in the upcoming biopic of the Scottish tennis player's life. Spears tried out for the role of Murray's girlfriend Kim Sears with a fake Cockney accent, while Williams tried a Scottish twang as he auditioned for Murray. Others trying out for parts included Ed Sheeran, who played "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by Scottish group The Proclaimers, while Andy Serkis filmed his audition in a motion capture suit. Swift took on British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver for a 'bake it off' competition sketch, where they were supposed to each make a chocolate cake. However, Oliver began singing and dancing to a revamped version of her new single Shake It Off and the pair ended up pulling funny moves and throwing food around.
British rocker Noel Gallagher teamed up with supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell for a celebrity version of Gogglebox, where viewers are filmed watching TV. The trio watched reality shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor and gave a comedic running commentary. Also during the broadcast, Martin Clunes and Neil Morrissey revived their Men Behaving Badly characters for the first time in 16 years for a one-off sketch about testicular cancer. Will Ferrell appeared as his Anchorman character Ron Burgundy, giving a news report on cancer, Sherlock star Martin Freeman took part in a magic card trick with celebrity illusionist Derren Brown, and Nicole Scherzinger and John Legend were interviewed during a live taping of chat show Alan Carr: Chatty Man. At the end of the live telethon, $23.2 million had been raised for Cancer Research U.K.