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Cirque du Soleil Performer Injured in Las Vegas Fall from 'Wheel of Death'

Cirque du Soleil Performer Injured in Las Vegas Fall from 'Wheel of Death'

Originally posted 11/03/2013 01:10PM

A Cirque du Soleil performer remains hospitalized after a fall during a show Friday night at the Aria resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

The performance company issued a statement Saturday saying the male artist was appearing in the "Wheel of Death" act during the 7 p.m. performance of Zarkana when he slipped and fell off the wheel.

The act features two people who perform high-risk feats atop and inside a pair of spinning wheels rotating high above the stage, including rope skipping and jumps.

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Readers Love Jessica Simpson's New Baby, Angry at Alec Baldwin's Twitter Rants

Readers Love Jessica Simpson's New Baby, Angry at Alec Baldwin's Twitter Rants

Originally posted 07/06/2013 08:55AM

Motherhood got twice as sweet for Jessica Simpson and our readers responded with happiness after the singer and fashion designer delivered her second child.

But the Twitter rant of Alec Baldwin, in which he used homophobic slurs against a British journalist, drew outrage – even as the actor later apologized and deleted his account.

Here are the five stories that sparked strong reactions from readers this past week – the news that made you happy, sad, laugh out loud, angry and even saying 'Wow'!

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Cirque du Soleil Performer Fell Nearly Twice as Far as First Reported

Cirque du Soleil Performer Fell Nearly Twice as Far as First Reported

Originally posted 07/03/2013 05:30PM

Cirque du Soleil's Sarah "Sassoon" Guyard-Guillot plunged 90 feet to her death during a Las Vegas performance, nearly double the distance originally believed.

The aerialist, 31, was suspended by a wire during a climactic sequence in Ka when she slipped out of it and fell at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.

According to the Clark County Coroner's office, the performer's death, originally reported from a 50-foot fall, was ruled accidental. She died of blunt force trauma, the coroner says.

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Cirque du Soleil Death: 'You Could Hear Screaming'

Cirque du Soleil Death: 'You Could Hear Screaming'

Originally posted 07/01/2013 12:50PM

The Saturday night tragedy that cost 31-year-old Cirque du Soleil acrobatic and aerialist specialist Sarah Guyard-Guillot her life continues to send shockwaves throughout Las Vegas.

The Paris-born mother of two children ages 8 and 5, Guyard-Guillot, 31, reportedly graduated from the Fratellini Circus Academy in Saint Denis, and was a 22-year performance veteran. She had appeared in the Cirque production Ka since its opening at the Las Vegas MGM Grand Hotel & Casino nine years ago.

As she had done countless times before during the show's finale, Guyard-Guillot was suspended about 50 feet in the air above the stage. That was the position from which she fell to her death Saturday night.

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Cirque Du Soleil Performer Killed in Fall During Show

UpdatePosted 06/30/2013 05:35PM

Cirque Du Soleil Performer Killed in Fall During Show

Originally posted 06/30/2013 03:50PM

Cirque Du Soleil performer Sarah (Sassoon) Guyard died after falling 50 feet during a performance in Las Vegas Saturday night.

The incident occurred at MGM Grand's Ka, the same evening the company celebrated the opening on its 8th Vegas show, Michael Jackson ONE.

In a statement released by a spokesperson, the performance organization, saying, "The entire Cirque du Soleil family is deeply saddened by the accidental death," also said, "The artist’s immediate family has been informed of the accident. Our thoughts are with her family and the entire Cirque du Soleil family."

Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté, in his own statement, added: "I am heartbroken. I wish to extend my sincerest sympathies to the family. We are all completely devastated with this news."

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Justin & Selena Get Cozy in Vegas Before Billboard Awards | Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez

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Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Reunite & Get Cozy in Las Vegas

Originally posted 05/19/2013 09:45AM

Are Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez back together?

The on-again and off-again couple was spotted at Cirque du Soleil's Love together on Saturday at the Mirage in Las Vegas – just a day before place cards revealed they may sit next to each other at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards.

Just before the show started, Bieber tried to inconspicuously enter the building, but someone noticed him and yelled his name, an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

As soon as the show began, the "Come and Get It" singer was "nuzzling right into" Bieber, the source adds.

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Why Is Neil Patrick Harris Embarking on a Cross Country Scavenger Hunt? | David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris Enjoying 40th Birthday Scavenger Hunt

Originally posted 04/02/2013 10:45AM

Neil Patrick Harris has embarked on the ultimate adventure – except he's got no idea where he's going.

The How I Met Your Mother actor is currently on a cross country scavenger hunt put together by his partner David Burtka for his birthday … three months early.

The celebration began on Saturday with a surprise party for Harris – who will turn 40 on June 15.

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Michael Jackson's Music to Take Center Stage in Vegas

Cirque Du Soleil Announces New Michael Jackson-Themed Show in Las Vegas

Originally posted 02/21/2013 09:15PM

The King of Pop will live in Vegas!

The long-rumored Cirque Du Soleil show based on the music of Michael Jackson was formally announced Thursday afternoon.

Premiering June 29 at Las Vegas's Mandalay Bay, the show, Michael Jackson ONE, will run 90 minutes and will feature more than 60 dancers and aerialists performing to Jackson's best known music.

Executives say the show will be different from the current Cirque Du Soleil show Immortal, which features Jackson's music.

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Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield Find Spider-Man Inspiration in Hollywood | Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone

UpdatePosted 10/18/2012 06:00AM

Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield Find Spider-Man Inspiration in Hollywood

Originally posted 10/18/2012 06:00AM

The Amazing Spider-Man meets Cirque du Soleil!

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield spent Tuesday evening at IRIS, A Journey Through the World of Cinema by Cirque du Soleil at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Joined by Andrew Armstrong, the stunt coordinator for The Amazing Spider-Man, the couple walked into the theater with Garfield's arm draped around Stone.

"It was their first visit and as they entered, Emma said 'Ooohhh!' once she saw the stage," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Takes His Boyfriend on a 'LOVE'-Filled Vegas Trip | Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Takes His Boyfriend on a 'LOVE'-Filled Vegas Trip

Originally posted 09/11/2012 06:00AM

All you need is love!

Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson and boyfriend Justin Mikita took in a performance of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Accompanied by a small group of friends, the couple attended LOVE as part of a birthday celebration for Mikita.

"They kept it low-key by ordering a few Fiji waters to sip on during the show," a source tells PEOPLE.

Afterwards, Ferguson, Mikita and their friends went backstage to meet the cast and crew.

It's all part of Mikita's "birthday week" celebration, as Ferguson Tweeted, sharing a photo of his beau with a festive birthday treat.


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