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Britney Spears

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To Closing Vegas Deal

1/13/2013 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0111_las_vegas_britney_Spears_articleBritney Spears' team has almost locked an enormously lucrative deal which will make her a fortune in return for appearing in Las Vegas ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... Britney is seriously considering picking up stakes and making her residency Las Vegas -- something just made easier after her split with fiance Jason Trawick.  She's been negotiating with one of the Caesar group properties to appear in a Celine Dion-type show.

Sources connected to the negotiations tell us ... from Brit's standpoint, "The deal is a go. There are several stipulations that could throw a monkey wrench in the deal, but it's basically done."

One of the outstanding issues -- exactly what Britney will be doing.  There's back-and-forth over whether she will just perform on stage at a big theater multiple nights a week, or whether she will also make appearances at functions in the hotels, nightclubs and pool day clubs.

Our sources say the money being negotiated is "astronomical" -- more than Celine's $100 mil a year.

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side-eyez    

I guess her handlers are looking for the biggest possible payday to wring out of this girl, regardless of the danger to her well being. So sad really.

585 days ago
32.

Ballz    

Skanky girl. Id pay her 100 to give me a lap dance and she cant sing the entire time. Seriously she's old talent with nothing to offer.

585 days ago
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Truth    

SRUSLY... HAVE PEEPS SEEN THE AUDIENCE AT CELINE'S VEGAS SHOWS??? MAJORITY 50-70 YRS OLD AND PAY GOOD PAPER FOR A VEGAS VACATION AND CHEK OUT THE BUNNY RANCH. THEY DONT HAVE TIME TO PAY $300 FOR A LIP SYNCING CARDBOARD CUT-OUT HAS-BEEN AUTO-TUNED "POPSTAR". #TRUTH!!

585 days ago
34.

Pamela    

Wishing Britney all the best. She can do better than X Factor. You go girl!!!!

585 days ago
35.

KimKnLohanRSlutbags    

Wow the Lip Syncing Druggie Demon that changed the world is aging fast!

585 days ago
36.

Truth    

BRITNEY DOES VEGAS. YEA... BRITNEY BITCH AT THE BUNNY RANCH. MUCH BETTER FIT FOR HER LAME IMAGE. AND HEY ---> NO AUTO-TUNED LIP SYNCING INVOLVED. NO FALSE ADVERTISING. #TRUTH!!

585 days ago
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meeechelle    

Will the Ultimate VIP Package include a quickie marriage and annulment?

585 days ago
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DeeMaree    

The reason Celine went to Vegas was to give her MORE time with her son. Even with rehearsals and the nightly shows she had more family time than when touring. It also gave the family a permanence that couldn't happen touring. Britney is an entertainer. I read all the comments about her no talent etc. so I investigated as I know little about pop music. Britney has sold 100 million albums worldwide which puts her up with the best. Some are suggesting she is a has been but the record does not support that either. Britney's Femme Fatale album released in 2011, was her FIRST to have 3 top ten singles in THIS country. She was the highest paid musician of 2012 and was ranked tenth best selling digital artist in America. I could go on but basically I'm saying even if you don't think she has talent there are literally millions that disagree. Will this translate to a Vegas audience?There are some smart promoters in Vegas. If this happens, time will tell how smart. Can Britney mentally handle this? Tmz will let us know. Im pulling for her. Last thing. This story is old news. Tmz on the street people are obviously slacking, and in house has no rat finks selling info this weekend. Nothing new has been brought into the mix.

585 days ago
39.

DetroitRocks    

Its cool that in this country you do not need any talent to be a performer. The girl cant sing and can barely dance. She will never last in Vegas

585 days ago
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David     

Can a lip sync show in Vegas survive?

585 days ago
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The New Improved Sock Puppet    

You cannot compare Celine Dion with Britney Spears. Celine is an entertainer, not just a performer. In the last review she had a few years ago she developed a bond with her audience, gave her talent and enough of herself that a paying member of the audience felt a personal connection to her. An entertainer especially in such a venue pretty much as to give their soul, or make the audience feel that way, to become the sold out headliner that she was. I know Dion is completely full of herself but if you saw her show you saw she gave herself to the audience completely at each show. That type of entertaining is beyond the scope of Britney's talent. She is a pop star.

585 days ago
42.

tranceman    

This will be a huge success for Britney......if she lets Honey Boo Boo headline the show.

585 days ago
43.

Joi    

I like Britney but I think she lacks the confidence to do a Vegas show. Her last tour was horrible. She no longer has the same dance skills and her voice is a bit shot. If she's going to attempt a Vegas show to try and save face for her failed X Factor run, I suggest she do a short run -- nit a year long show. It won' t GO well. As far as her making Celine- type money -- that's ridiculous!

585 days ago
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Dennis Johnson    

People in Vegas are NOT going to pay good money to an OLD over the hill con artist like Britney........... who does nothing more than lip-sync her JUNK!I am not a big Celine fan but she is the real deal and Britney has as much talent as Kim K.............GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

585 days ago
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sarah_96    

i cant with people say shes a has been she latest album is number 1 and number 1 hit single what are you talking about and her latest tour is the 5th highest gross tour of the year and u better watch the princess of pop slay

585 days ago
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