Weekend Rewind: Jennifer Lopez wraps it up, Shaq slings chicken and more

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Ethan Miller/Getty Images Jennifer Lopez during her last program at World Hollywood.

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018|2 a.m.

Las Vegas, we made it through The Monday. Now the show goes on, as it constantly does, thanks to you. Let’s do this.

Jennifer Lopez went for it for her finale at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater Saturday night, but then again, she went for it every night during her two-year residency. She was signed up with onstage by Ja Guideline for “I’m Genuine,” their hit partnership from 2001, and by LL Cool J for “All I Have,” the 2002 track that sampled 1981 hit “Really Unique” and also worked as an appropriate name for J.Lo’s residency show. The vocalist, dancer, actress and producer likewise had 2 smaller, really special visitors: her 10-year-old twins Max and Emme, who got their mommy all teary-eyed while she sang “I Hope You Dance.” Among the stars in the audience: Sean “Diddy” Combs, red hot comedian Tiffany Haddish, Kobe and Vanessa Bryant, Vanessa Hudgens, design Ashley Graham and existing Chippendales guest star Tyson Beckford. The program set an all-time one-night ticket revenue record amongst Las Vegas residency programs of $1.43 million according to Caesars Entertainment, and the afterparty was held at MR CHOW at Caesars Palace.

On Sunday night in San Cristobal De La Laguna in the Canary Islands, two other Las Vegas resident stars won big. Las Vegas Aces A’ja Wilson and Kelsey Plum grabbed gold medals as the United States beat Australia to win the 3rd straight FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup.

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Courtesy Facebook See Shaq understands chicken?” Big Chicken Shaq,” a new eight-episode reality show following basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal as he satisfies a lifelong dream of opening a chicken dining establishment in Las Vegas (!) will debut on Facebook Watch on Thursday, October 6. You can win a seat at Shaq’s table for the opening of the restaurant near the Hard Rock Hotel by uploading a video to the Official Big Chicken Shaw Facebook Group.

Scott Evil, aka star and comic Seth Green, became the latest superstar to check out “Opium” at the Cosmopolitan on Saturday night. I’m thinking he delighted in the exhilarating acrobatic act with the fantastic, small dog who puts Mr. Bigglesworth to shame.

The longest running show on the Strip is changing it up next week. “Legends in Performance” will reveal brand-new homages to Elvis Presley, George Michael, Bruno Mars and Donna Summer in its October 8 performance at the Flamingo’s Donny and Marie Showroom. “Hot Stuff” certainly, continuing through November 18.

A fast and tasty off-Strip upgrade: The Bend, a 14-acre workplace and retail space at West Sunset and Durango, just recently announced four occupants that will sign up with the planned Galaxy Theatres at the brand-new southwest development. The Great Greek, Sola Salons, Mothership Coffee and Shang Artisan Noodles are on the way, with groundbreaking later this year and a planned opening in fall 2019.

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