Lady Gaga‘s definitely bringing the shock factor to her new show in Las Vegas.
The ‘Star is Born’ actress is back to her bread and butter … singing on the stage for her residency show, Enigma, at MGM’s Park Theater. Based on this video from Thursday night, the show’s name is on point — it’s really hard to tell exactly what’s going on here.
Gaga’s dancers — dressed in some spacey costumes — circled her and probed her with a long pointy object. Think supersized sex toy. Anyway, they used it all over her body as she sang “Aura” and convulsed, gyrated and screamed.
The show’s out there for sure, as Gaga showed when she kicked it off last month by unveiling her new alter ego — a metallic alien in a glittery space suit. It’s also getting rave reviews.
And, as we already know … Celine Dion freakin’ loved it.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been asked to submit a DNA sample as part of the police investigation into his Las Vegas rape case … and we’re told he plans on cooperating 100%.
As we previously reported, the Las Vegas Metro PD has reopened the investigation into claims made by Kathryn Mayorga … that CR7 sexually assaulted her in his hotel room back in 2009.
Mayorga went to cops back in ’09 but didn’t identify Ronaldo by name out of fear of retaliation.
Just a few months ago, Mayorga filed a new lawsuit against the soccer star saying Ronaldo and his team of “fixers” coerced her into signing a settlement at the time — and paid her $ 375k in exchange for her silence.
When that lawsuit went public, cops said they would reopen the case now that they had the name of the alleged assailant and, as part of the renewed investigation, they went to Ronaldo within the last week and asked for a DNA sample as part of standard sexual assault investigation protocol.
Our Ronaldo sources tell us the 33-year-old continues to deny all wrongdoing and plans on cooperating with investigators to prove his innocence.
Britney Spears is going on an indefinite work hiatus to help care for her dad while he recovers from major health issues … meaning her new Las Vegas show will be put on ice.
Britney announced her decision Friday, saying she’s going to “devote all of her time to her family and their efforts to care for her father during his recovery from a life-threatening illness.”
Her dad, Jamie Spears, became seriously ill 2 months ago after his colon spontaneously ruptured and he was rushed to a Vegas hospital. Britney says he was lucky to come out alive … but he has a very long road ahead.
Spears adds the decision was very tough for her, but makes it clear … she will not be performing in her new “Britney: Domination” show, which she recently landed residency for at MGM’s Park Theater.
Jamie is responsible for saving Britney’s life back in 2007, when he said he feared he would wake up one morning and get a call from the coroner. He devoted his life to her and is largely responsible for her dramatic turnaround, both personally and professionally.
He became Britney’s conservator in 2008 and still serves in that role to this very day.
Celine Dion played the air guitar, sang along and clapped her hands for Lady Gaga during the “Bad Romance” singer’s second show of her Las Vegas residency.
Dion — who has had a residency of her own for years — had one of the best seats in the house Sunday night for Gaga’s Enigma show at the Park Theatre in the Park MGM Resort. Celine totally jams out to “You and I” … even encouraging the crowd to let loose too.
Lady Gaga’s residency began on Friday night, and reviews have been excellent — with many calling the show very energetic and theatrical — though nothing was more theatrical than Dion’s dance moves.
Celine’s 17-year residency at Caesars Palace is set to end in June, so lots more time to go see Gaga again.
Lady Gaga fired up her new ‘ENIGMA’ residency at Park Theater at Park MGM Friday night in Vegas … and she did not disappoint.
Gaga performed a bunch of her hits — Poker Face, The Edge of Glory, Applause, Paparazzi, Beautiful Dirty Rich, Dance In the Dark, Aura, Shallow and Schei.
She has a new alter ego — a glittery metallic alien. Gaga soared over the stage in a silver jumpsuit, rode a robot with massive tentacles and sat in a giant egg that was hanging from the ceiling.
Gaga sampled a bunch of space outfits, including a black leotard with a lime green ruffle coat, a black bodysuit with silver foil and large shoulder pads, and a silver jumpsuit with matching boots.
More than 5,000 folks jammed into the venue for the show, including Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom and Adam Lambert.
The show will go through November of next year … obviously there are breaks in between.
Ariana Grande has bailed on her New Year’s Eve weekend concert due to illness … TMZ has learned.
Ariana was set to headline at the Cosmopolitan hotel Saturday night, but moments ago we learned the plug has been pulled.
Sources connected to Ariana tells us the singer has been sick all week and wasn’t getting better. We’re told she has bronchitis.
We’re told Ariana will reschedule at a later date.
This caps off a rough year for Ariana … most recently her difficult breakup with ex-fiance Pete Davidson.