Tuesday, March 2, 2010 | 1:51 p.m.
It seems every time superstar singer Mariah Carey plays Las Vegas, she moves up the odds. Last year, she had two sold-out concert weekends at the 1,800-seat Pearl Theater in the Palms. This year, Mariah decided to close her The Angels Advocate Tour in the 4,500-seat Colosseum at Caesars Palace with one final blowout show, which also was a sell-out.
Fans loved her and the show. I managed to get contributing photographer Tom Donoghue away from shooting winners Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick, Danica Patrick, Kurt Busch and others at Las Vegas Motor Speedway long enough for him to capture this photo gallery. One moment Tom was flying at 7,000 feet above LVMS, and the next, he still had his head in the clouds as he turned the lens on Mariah.
While husband Nick Cannon was hosting and performing a DJ set at Vanity in the Hard Rock Hotel, Mariah stopped by MGM CityCenter’s Haze in Aria after her concert to host and introduce singing star Ciara. We posted that story on Sunday.
Mariah has been out on the road crisscrossing the country in support of her hit album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, and the Caesars Palace performance was the final stop of the tour.
FROM PAGE SIX
Amid rumors that Mariah is pregnant, there also are reports that she was nearly two hours late for curtain up at Caesars Palace on Saturday night. The New York Post reported that Mariah was nearly two hours late for her final concert in Las Vegas.
Page Six gossips revealed that the diva had problems with her vocal cords and demanded to see her doctor before she finally got onstage. But Mariah still had energy for her after-party at Haze. A source told the Post: “Ciara was performing as Mariah arrived, so she waited in the car, saying she didn’t want to upstage her.” Once inside, Mariah danced and drank champagne until she received a text from hubby Nick Cannon (ending his DJ set at Vanity in the Hard Rock) saying, “Come home.” Mariah promptly raced back to their hotel.
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