Moving Out

Elton and Celine Leaving Las Vegas

When happens in Vegas stays in Vegas—unless it's an act that's losing money, and in a tight economy, some of the city's most reliable hits can't stay afloat. Mega-stars Elton John and Celine Dion called it quits this week, while Cher and Bette Midler slashed ticket prices and have been singing to half-empty theaters. The loss of Dion undermines the city's entertainment industry, at least psychologically. The Wrap explains that Dion is "the woman who made Vegas believe in the pop star residency concept... consistently among the top five concert attractions during her four years and eight months at the Colosseum, grossed $400 million in ticket sales from 717 concerts."