He moved from hip-hop as the voice of the group Goodie Mob to pop music with hits like “Crazy” and “Forget You” to a starring role on reality TV as one of the judges of “The Voice.”
Now Green is embarking on a whole new challenge. He’s paying tribute to one of Las Vegas’ most prolific performers – the flamboyant musician Liberace, who’ll be portrayed by Michael Douglas onscreen in an upcoming movie.
In Cee-Lo’s case he’ll be “Loberace,” headlining his own show and tribute to the singer at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas from February 27-March 2. Green will perform a comprehensive set of songs from his 19-year career. He was inspired in part by assuming the role of Loberace in his recent music video “I Want You (Hold Onto Love).”
“This is kind of a reminder, a reinvention, a remembering of that old spirit of the showmanship, the spectacle, sensational, surreal and whimsical things that make up entertainment,” Green told celebrity interviewer Robin Leach in the Las Vegas Sun. “This show is to make it tangible, and Las Vegas makes this fantasy tangible. I didn’t choose it; it chose me…Someone must represent this renaissance, this bold, this bravery for our generation, and I believe that I am poised to do it.”
As Cee-Lo’s costumes and stage sets seem to be taken right from Liberace’s flamboyant example, you can expect the show to be full of all kinds of bells and whistles, and furs and diamonds and whatever else Green can come up with from his obviously fertile imagination.
“We have musicians, we have dancers, we have gorgeous girls, we have fire-breathing dragons, and we are trying to get the flying piano,” he told the Sun. “It’s become a legend, but it costs a pretty penny to put into production. I would love it with that piano there. It could bring that wonderful magic to the people there every night. I cannot wait for everybody to come see the show.”
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (6/18-6/24)
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1. Me & the homie @jaleelwhite #RujohnFoundation Happy to be in Jamaica! Good times
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5. Good Morning. Early day in Detroit! Making press rounds for @thebossnetwork's Ladies That Lead Tour. Thank you @traycemadre and @colourbynumbr for my glam.
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6. POWER the best show on TV @djenvy, Queens we so big out here. #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO
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7. They said u lost a step, wasn't explosive as once was, the best days was in the real view, questioned your drive, your leadership, your commitment, you don't have killer instinct, going back home is the worst mistake in your career, he got the coach fired, players traded, won't work between him and Kyrie, Him and Kev won't work, love your teammates to much, there's no way he can deliver a championship in his hometown, etc etc etc.... But guess what THATS NONE OF MY BUSINESS #StriveForGreatness #ThisOneIsForTheLand #PutSomeRespeckOnMyName Hahahaha!!! Yes sir
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8. Oooooh weeee this man right here is responsible for at least three of our four babies!! #JOE ❤❤❤🎤 #rnb #king #voicelikebutter #ForPeetesSake
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9. Hanging with my @abcnetwork family! @abcunclebuck tonite y'all check us out ! @anthonyanderson @traceeellisross
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10. My broski ( @sayeedshahidi ) and I are on Top 5 Live on @go90 at 5 (which is super duper close)! Make sure to tune in :) #UncleBuck #Blackish
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11. Lights out💤 #GoodNight
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12. Late nights mornings
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13. Ran into the lovely talented @siedahgarrett on this brutiful favvuz deh!
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14. #halal #love #thedargans #kattwilliamsSHOW #mashallah when that Jennah piece HIT!! @sweetjennahcollection glasses by @baddieglamaccessories LIZ 😍 @dynamiteko top @dazzledmv and jeans @thevision414 and shoes: @louboutinworld
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15. Big Hair and Optical Illusions #OceanDrive #MiamiLiving #coverparty
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16. MAMA and THE SAVAGES ... ⚓️ #supportyourlocalgirlgang
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17. From the bottom of my ❤️, thank you new followers & old! & hello fellow night owls! #grateful #racheltrue #naturalhair #curlyhair #curlygirl #healthyhair
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18. I feel so grateful because I met these amazing young minds, visiting from Houston TX, during their college tour stop today at #usc.These students are ALL extraordinary and embody academic excellence so I'm humbled to have shared a few moments with them to applaud and celebrate their bright futures ahead! Thank you @EmergeFellows for inviting me to speak and blessing me with your love and attention this afternoon!
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19. Happy Fathers Day Pops. U taught me how to be a man. Lessons of love, hard work & gratefulness. Sorry the fishing didn't stick. LOL. I Love U!
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20. Sky Zone and Ice Cream! Best Fathers Day Ever!! Photo credit @mariahcarey
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21. Look what finally came in the mail 😎 #mtvmovieawards2016 💥+🌽! #straightouttacompton
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22. Claudia Jordan: ....
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23. 'Member that time I almost knocked a bajillion dollar camera off the car? Really? Yeah, me neither! #Greenleaf Episode 2 comin atcha!
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24. Full of love. #birthday #Cabo
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25. Oh hey! Look who just joined Snapchat
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