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Strip Scribbles: Britney Spears’ Valentine’s Day engagement? Plus, Celine and Ne-Yo’s video

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Opening night of Britney Spears’ “Britney: Piece of Me” on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at The Axis in Planet Hollywood.

‘Britney: Piece of Me’ Opening Night

Opening night of Britney Spears’ “Britney: Piece of Me” on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at The Axis in Planet Hollywood.



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Backstage rumblings at Britney Spears’ return to Axis Theater in Planet Hollywood to start the second run of her resident show “Britney: Piece of Me” on Wednesday night indicate that she’s still wearing that gold wedding band on the fourth finger of her left hand.

It has started two solid rumors. The first is that she’s wearing it because boyfriend of nine months David Lucado has pledged it to her as a commitment. The second is that he has asked dad Jamie for permission to get engaged — and he gave the OK. Britney explained earlier that her father had run a background check on him and that he received the family’s blessing.

Now we’re hearing that the romantic official engagement ring and proposal should take place after her sold-out Valentine’s Day show here. Britney is set to thrill Super Bowl 48 viewers Sunday when Pepsi debuts her latest commercial.

Celine Dion and Ne-Yo

FUTURE PRODUCER? Caesars Palace headliner Celine Dion’s oldest son Rene-Charles Angelil, 13, gets the credit for connecting his mom with hometown hero Ne-Yo for their recording “Incredible.” The duo collaborated on the music video on a rooftop in Los Angeles last weekend the day before the Grammy Awards.

Celine, who returns to the Colosseum from Feb. 18-March 19, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that Ne-Yo had sent her some songs, but Rene-Charles had told her to just do it without listening to them. Ne-Yo said it hadn’t been his intention to sing the song as a duet with Celine but that Rene-Charles thought that would be a great idea, too!

They recorded it last year at Studio at the Palms here for her new album, “Loved Me Back to Life.” Now they’re planning to be at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next month when it’s performed as the U.S. athletes are introduced during the Opening Ceremonies. Her “Love Can Move Mountains” was an Olympic theme song in 1992.

Floyd Mayweather Hosts Workout Pre-Alvarez Fight

Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. hosts a workout for media at Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. Launch slideshow »

FLOYD’S STRETCH: It’s too delicious a Wicked Whisper & Racy Rumor to ignore. I’m reliably told that boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. has purchased a custom-made stretch Rolls Royce.

He can use it to drive himself or have his chauffeur turn it into a limousine when he’s on the town with friends. It turned up for the first time at the Palms when he took over the new center chandelier-curtained table at chef Barry Dakake’s new-look N9NE Steakhouse.

FORE! NBA superhero Michael Jordan is returning his annual Celebrity Golf Invitational to Aria and its prestigious Shadow Creek Golf Course for the fourth consecutive year over four days starting April 3.

Michael has raised nearly $7 million since he began the charity golf event in 2001. Since bringing it to Las Vegas, he has donated generously to our charities Keep Memory Alive and Opportunity Village and has earmarked both again.

NO LOVE THERE: Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano had hoped that he’d be cheering his team to victory at the Super Bowl. It wasn’t destined to be, so he won’t be in New Jersey to watch the Seahawks-Broncos showdown.

Instead, he turned up for dinner at my friends Michael and Jenna Morton’s new restaurant Crush at MGM Grand. Chuck was accompanied by MGM President Scott Sibella and enjoyed ricotta gnocchi, California sea bass, wild mushroom pizza and the 28-ounce tomahawk rib-Eye steak while sipping on Captain Morgan Rum and Diet Coke.

Las Vegas Sin Defeat Green Bay Chill 40-32 at Orleans Arena

The Las Vegas Sin defeat The Green Bay Chill 40-32 at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Launch slideshow »

APRIL KICKOFF: The gorgeous gridiron girls of our Las Vegas Sin tell me that their first game of the new season of Legends Football League will be up against three-year reigning champions the Los Angeles Temptation.

Incidentally, new Las Vegas head coach Tui Suiaunoa won the three-peat — 2010-12 world championships for them as the defensive coordinator and assistant head coach. Now he’ll go up against his former victorious team. He held the first mini camp for returning and new players for last weekend and plans another within the month to pick his final 20-girl squad.

TONIGHT’S TIPS

Cee Lo Green and ‘Jubilee!’ at Hollywood and Highland

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After nearly 33 years, “Jubilee!” at Bally’s closes for a modern-day makeover.

Comedian Andrew Dice Clay starts a three-night run of his show “Indestructible” at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel.

Comedian and actor Rob Schneider is at South Point through Saturday.

“Flashdance: The Musical” is at Smith Center through Sunday.

DJ Eric D-Lux spins at Tao.

Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano debut at Hakkasan in MGM Grand (Senior Editor Don Chareunsy’s Q+A with the Dutch DJ Duo was posted this morning).

And DJ Fogg clears the air at Tryst in Wynn.

TOMORROW’S TEASE

Millions of eyeballs will be glued to TV screens at home and in our casino sports books for Super Bow Sunday, and that means a quiet day for entertainment. However, for the two days leading up to the Big Game, Pink, George Strait, Daniel Tosh, Dana Carvey, Tim Allen, Larry the Cable Guy, Tiesto and Zedd fill time before kickoff.

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.

Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/Robin_Leach.

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Follow Sun A&E Senior Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/VDLXEditorDon.

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