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Jennifer Lopez announces Las Vegas residency: 'I've been preparing for this my entire life'

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Jennifer Lopez is hitting Las Vegas! The superstar has announced that she will be hosting her own residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Sin City.

Her stint will begin in January 2016, but fans can start buying tickets for the first 20 shows this Saturday.

Reaching out to her millions of followers online, Jennifer revealed the exciting news with a short video clip on Instagram.

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Jennifer Lopez will begin her Las Vegas residency in January 2016

"So excited!!! This is going to be the show I've always dreamed of creating. Tickets on sale Saturday, May 16. #JLoVegas," she captioned it.

Jennifer also reiterated her excitement in a statement, giving details about the kind of hits she will be performing.

"I've been preparing for this moment my entire life," the 45-year-old wrote. "The show is going to be a multifaceted high energy Jenny from the Block party, mixing all aspects of what my fans and I love – dance, hip hop, Latin and pop. It's going to be the show I've always dreamt of creating."

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The singer and actress announced the news live on American Idol

Her current performance schedule will see Jennifer take the stage in February, May and June in what Planet Hollywood describes as an "over-the-top show" at the intimate The AXIS Theatre.

The American Idol judge will bring her famous "glamorous Latin flair" to the set, and can promise to deliver "explosive dance numbers" and "extravagant costumes".

Jennifer's move to Las Vegas follows in the footsteps of fellow performers Britney Spears and Mariah Carey, who have both had residences in Nevada.

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Jennifer Lopez and her ex-boyfriend Casper Smart reunited for a cycling date in April

Meanwhile, the New York-born star has also recently made headlines after she was pictured reuniting with her ex-boyfriend, choreographer Casper Smart.

Jennifer and Casper, who was a back-up dancer for the actress, dated for three years but the pair called time on their relationship in June 2014. The pair have remained close and enjoyed a cycling date together along Santa Monica beach last month.

"Look who I found on the beach..!!?? @jlo," Casper captioned an Instagram video of the pair having fun in the sun. Some of the singer's fans were quick to question the status of their relationship, but Casper has previously maintained that they are simply "very good friends".

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