Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 | 3:31 p.m.
New Planet Hollywood headliner Britney Spears stuns with a very “propuh” British accent in an episode of the hit British TV series “Surprise, Surprise” that airs today in my old home country.
The Christmas special salutes the U.K.’s most extraordinary people with the most unexpected surprises. As host Holly Willoughby explains, it’s for “those who do so much for others and expect nothing in return.”
Dressed in a very smart hotel butler’s suit, Britney serves an afternoon tea of scones and jam at the Savoy Hotel to unsuspecting James Colburn, Britney’s No. 1 British fan, who was nominated by his sister Sadie for caring for her twin sons diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy after premature birth at 26 weeks.
Singers Cher and Michael Buble take part in other surprises, but it’s Britney’s appearance as a confident butler that is the standout segment.
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Catering to the young and modern crowd, Planet Hollywood is a one-stop shop for entertainment with its massive shopping mall, slew of restaurants, spacious casino and clubs.
The ambiance of the casino is retro-chic meets high-tech with black granite floors throughout and colorful LED lights throughout the space. The theme carries into the 100,000 square-foot casino with 250 flat screens topping off slot machines. The casino is also home to 87 tables, a sports book and a poker room.
There's also the Miracle Mile Shops, one Vegas' largest malls, with 140 stores including BCBG Max Azaria, bebe, Urban Outfitters and The Discovery Channel Store.
Following an afternoon of shopping, guests can satisfy their appetites at one of the gourmet restaurants in Planet Hollywood, like the non-traditional approach to steakhouses at Strip House or check out the exotic Far East motif at KOI restaurant and lounge. And if guests are still looking for more, they can spend the after hours at Privé, Triq or Krave nightclubs.
Perhaps one of the resorts biggest attractions came in March with the addition of "Peepshow." The naughty twist on the story of Little Bo Peep is modern-day spin on the run-of-the-mill Vegas topless review. The "Peepshow" stage has seen visiting celebs like Scary Spice Mel B, "Dancing with the Stars" Kelly Monaco and Playboy's Holly Madison.