The city of Los Angeles got a sneak peek of the $2.5 billion Century Plaza Thursday night -- and it certainly made an impression -- with a video show that lit up the entire side of a building.
Josh Duhamel, Ellen Pompeo and Darren Criss -- to name a few -- showed up for the unveiling. Industry sources say the presentation alone hovered right around $1 million to put on ... the hotel, brought together by visionary real estate developer Michael Rosenfeld, is set to open in 2018.
As for those rumors former Pussy Cat Doll Nicole Scherzinger will take Fergie's place in The Black Eyed Peas? We asked Josh ... but somethin' tells us he just doesn't care.
Donald Trump's campaign committee just blew a fortune on an act that was supposed to perform for free, but ended up costing millions.
It all started out as a favor to Trump, courtesy of Vegas mogul Steve Wynn. The Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas has a house act -- ShowStoppers, which performs Broadway songs and old hits.
Wynn flew the group out to D.C. for a performance at Tuesday's Chairman's Global Dinner. Wynn donated a million dollars to the Inaugural Committee to cover all the costs, or so he thought.
Turns out there are all sorts of huge production expenses ... all tolled, the bill came to over $2 million. It sounds crazy, but our Inaugural Committee sources say the Committee had to pay the additional costs, which was over a million.
Jackie Evancho has the biggest performance of her life Friday, but she's still got the pipes to sing for Donald Trump Thursday night.
Sources close to Jackie tell TMZ ... she was asked by the Inaugural Committee to surprise the Prez-elect at the black tie candlelight dinner tonight at Union Station. We're told they specifically wanted her to sing one of Trump's fave songs -- "Nessun Dorma."
Jackie obliged, and our sources say she'll also sing "The Lord's Prayer" and "Somewhere."
Here's the crazy part -- Jackie won't take the stage 'til 9:30 PM, and she has to be up by 6 AM Friday to start getting ready to sing the National Anthem at the inauguration.
We're told her team is doing its best to keep her voice on lockdown tonight by making sure she doesn't talk much, and also giving her lots of tea and honey. They have B12 shots standing by if needed.
A$AP Yams was immortalized this week in concert by the hip-hop community -- but he also lives on around the neck of A$AP Ferg ... diamond-studded and all.
Ferg was presented with a custom 14k white gold chain and piece featuring a new moniker for the late producer: Yamborghini. The piece is also laced with 65 carat diamonds ... meaning it'll burn your eyes out with its sparkle and shine.
The chain and piece was designed by jewelry company IF & Co., and took 1 month to design and make. We're told jeweler Ben Baller was personally responsible for overseeing its creation and transfer to Ferg for Wednesday night's Yams Day 2017 concert.
Yams died 2 years ago on January 18 due to a drug overdose.
No doubt about it now -- Yams' legacy will never fade ... diamonds are forever, after all.
It's the awkward moment ya just knew was going to happen -- The Weeknd and Bella Hadid in the same room again.
The former couple hit up Madison Square Garden and both were onstage for Yams Day to honor the late music exec and rapper A$AP Yams ... who died 2 years ago Wednesday.
Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, French Montana, and Kendall Jenner were also there -- and this is really a case of squads colliding. Bella and Kendall are pals with Rocky ... so they were most likely there to support him.
No word if Weeknd and Bella ever came face-to-face, but it seems inevitable.