Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson
05/19/2008 at 12:00 PM EDT
hanging out backstage at Cirque du Soleil's
show with former tourmate Kelly Clarkson
. The two
watched the show with Kix Brooks
(of Brooks and Dunn), and sipped
cocktails in their seats. Earlier in the weekend, Sugarland
checked out the Beatles-inspired extravaganza.
File this under unlikely friends: Carrie Underwood
, sharing a private room with Rascal Flatts
at the Mix Lounge on top of the Hotel
at Mandalay Bay on Friday. The group spent several hours together drinking
water, vodka and Jack Daniels.
celebrating her 34th birthday a few days early
– actual birthday May 23 – with a shopping trip to Caesars Palace Forum Shops.
before, the singer dined on filet mignon and drank martinis at Social House.
Before he wracked up
all his ACM awards (including his fourth straight Entertainer of the Year
trophy), Kenny Chesney
dined on yellowtail tuna at the Hard Rock Hotel
with a date on Thursday.
indulging an impromptu autograph signing
session inside the MGM Grand Casino. Later, the legendary country crooner greeted
at Rouge Bar, who in turn got chatty with Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles
during Universal's official afterparty at the bar,
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