Rumors of Britney Spears Las Vegas Residency Flying
TMZ reports that Spears is close to signing a deal “with of the Caesar group properties to appear in a Celine Dion-type show.”
“The deal is a go,” said an anonymous source connected with the negotiations. “There are several stipulations that could throw a monkey wrench in the deal, but it’s basically done.”
The gossip website also reports that a big part of the negotiations have to do with whether the residency will only require Spears to perform on stage every night, or if it also will require appearances at the hotels’ properties.
Regardless of what her Vegas stay entails, it looks like she won’t be missing her salary from “The X Factor” – sources also confirm that the amount of money is “astronomical,” and more than the reported $100 million per year that Celine Dion earns for her current residency. “Celine” is held around 70 nights a year at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Last week, Spears officially announced she would not be returning to “The X Factor” next season.
“I’ve made the very difficult decision not to return for another season,” she said in a statement. “I had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens but it’s time for me to get back in the studio. Watching them all do their thing up on that stage every week made me miss performing so much! I can’t wait to get back out there and do what I love most.”
Spears also is currently working on a new album, which will be her first since 2011’s Femme Fatale.