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Britney Spears’ new, nearly $20 million playground at Planet Hollywood?

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Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale Tour stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 25, 2011.

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A handful of Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors to start this Wednesday:

Pop superstar Britney Spears’ new theater will be a nearly $20 million playground that was expected to start its makeover Monday.

Construction workers were scheduled for the first time into PH Live at Planet Hollywood to start planning this week’s demolition and reconstruction of the 7,400-seat venue that will be cut down to 4,500 seats similar to the set up of The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel.

It is estimated that the renovation will be completed to accommodate the debut of Britney’s new residency shows the week leading into New Year’s.

The Rio celebrity chef Steve Martorano celebrating his Las Vegas expansion with a second restaurant — Part Deux is at the Paris — will be a guest on the first week of Kris Jenner’s new talk show on Fox, and he’ll be surrounded by the Kardashian sisters.

In addition to our reported rumors of the Julian Serrano restaurant expansion at Bellagio with his new Italian small-bites concept for the main casino floor comes whispers of a nightlife change and expansion, too.

Is one nightclub group planning a September exit there for another nightclub group to take over one of its properties for a New Year’s reopening?

Oscar-winning actor and Las Vegas resident Nicolas Cage is set to join fellow Oscar winner Mel Gibson in “The Expendables 3” with Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Randy Couture and the gang.

Yo, Adrian! There also is very reliable tattletale that Sly’s upcoming Broadway musical about “Rocky” that premiered to rave reviews in Germany will head to Las Vegas after its New York run.

The outrageous, annual Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball will be staying in Las Vegas at The Hard Rock Hotel through 2016.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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