Mariah Carey could pull a Britney Spears by taking her kids to Vegas and pulling down a huge paycheck to do shows there -- as Caesars Palace eyes huge new names to put on it's marquee.
TMZ has learned the Colosseum -- where Celine Dion has had a residency for years -- would love to sign soon-to-be single Mariah for a very lucrative weekend engagement. Our sources say the offer that went out was $750k for two shows!
We're told the Colosseum's operator, AEG is targeting a bunch of other heavy hitters too, including ... Adele, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, Prince, and Bruce Springsteen.
Comedians Chris Rock and Chelsea Handler -- who both sell out bigger arenas than the Colosseum which seats about 4,300 -- are also wanted.
We're told this dream list was put together long before Celine's recent announcement she was taking a leave of absence until next spring to be with her ailing husband.
As it turns out, there will be plenty of open dates to fill. So far no one's signed on the dotted line.
Turned Down HUGE Vegas Offer
8/27/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Williams turned down a huge Las Vegas offer 2 years before he died ... and sources connected with Robin tell us it's further proof he did NOT have money troubles.
TMZ has obtained an AEG Live document to Robin ... offering him $600,000 to headline 2 shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
We're told Robin's people turned the offer down ... he was shooting "The Crazy Ones" at the time. Robin's people -- who have maintained all along money was not a factor in his suicide -- tell TMZ if he was really cash-strapped he would have done some moonlighting in Vegas to rake in some dough.
Under the proposal ... ticket prices ranged from $75 - $150.
A 25th Birthday
8/19/2014 12:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A Little Birthday Fun
in Las Vegas
8/18/2014 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joe Jonas had a small celebration for his 25th birthday in Las Vegas ... with two tiny strippers and David Copperfield. We'll explain ...
Joe hit up a Copperfield show at the MGM Grand where he got pulled up on stage and David asked him when he last got laid. Joe said it's been about a month ... the crowd loved it.
The main event went down Saturday at Beacher's Madhouse ... where Joe was once again called up on stage. But instead of a magician, he was entertained by two little people strippers ... a mini Miley Cyrus and a girl who holds the distinction of being one of the smallest strippers in the world.
We're told the Beau Joie Champagne was flowing ... along with several bottles of Casamigos Tequila sent over by George Clooney.
Remember when the Jonas Brothers were wholesome and boring?
Rapper Kid Ink
Busted in Vegas
Disturbing the Peace ...Huh?
8/16/2014 1:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rapper Kid Ink was arrested early Saturday in Las Vegas for disturbing the peace ... which raises the question, is there really peace in Vegas?
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... cops raced to 1Oak nightclub in the Mirage just before 3 AM after a 911 call about a fight in the club.
Several eyewitnesses tell us ... Kid Ink's female friend started the scuffle.
We're told the woman was acting belligerent as the 2 left the club ... and when security confronted them the "Show Me" rapper and his crew started getting physical.
Police hauled the rapper and his female friend off to jail. The woman was booked for giving a false statement to officers -- we don't know what she told them -- and Ink was booked for disturbing the peace.
He'll be released Saturday afternoon without posting bail. He's ordered to appear in court Monday.
UPDATE: A rep for Kid Ink claims the rapper and some of friends were taking photos on the closed red carpet ... but when there was an issue between a third party and security -- police stepped in.
Pectacularly Performs 'Summertime' in Vegas
8/15/2014 5:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Will Smith ripped his shirt off and rode the pony as he sang "Jump on It" in front of a huge Vegas crowd.
Will shocked everyone Friday afternoon at the Ditch Fridays ritual at The Palms. Will was there to support his son Trey who was DJing the event with none other than Jazzy Jeff.
You gotta watch the video. Will jumps on stage, rips his shirt off and goes crazy. It's awesome.
And check out the video below. The crowd was blessed with a full rendition of "Summertime."
Goes to Rehab
... Addicted to Ass
7/21/2014 9:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jason Derulo checked into Rehab this weekend -- the legendary Las Vegas pool party at the Hard Rock -- where the singer had to follow a 12-step program of his own:
Step 1 -- Admit you are powerless over ass.
Step 2 -- Embrace and enjoy.
Steps 3 through 12 -- repeat Step 2.
Get jazzy on that.
Thanks to our friends at SpyOnVegas.com for the pics.
BITES THE DUST
During Vegas Ho Down (VIDEO)
7/21/2014 8:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kenya Moore ate some serious carpet Saturday during a Vegas high-rollers competition.
Kenya and other "Real Housewives" from all the franchises were each paired with 4 real high rollers in competitions that included ... well, a lot of lame games. The shindig was held in front of a big audience at Caesars Palace.
One game was teaching the high rollers how to walk a runway. A confident Kenya sauntered down the aisle but bit the dust.
The way she recovers is truly impressive ... one of the best recoveries we've seen.
Former Employee Says I Masturbated for Him But He Took it Way Too Far
7/4/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Roy Horn's former personal assistant says the Las Vegas legend sexually assaulted him for years ... and although the assistant admits voluntarily doing certain things, he drew the line at oral sex.
According to the police report ... Omar Dominguez-Ramos says he worked for Horn from 2010 to 2013. Dominguez-Ramos claims Horn made unwanted sexual advances from the get go ... claiming Horn would ask him to undress and then touch his nipples, penis and buttocks area.
Dominguez-Ramos told cops Horn repeatedly asked him to perform oral sex, which he refused to do. The former assistant admits he masturbated for Horn, but never had sex with him.
Dominguez-Ramos says in the report ... someone anonymously sent him a CD several weeks ago showing some of the sexual misdeeds Horn allegedly committed against him.
We know cops conducted an investigation … but the statute of limitations has expired for the most serious allegations. Police say now it's just a civil matter.
We called Horn ... so far, no comment.
The Undercover Heiress
6/24/2014 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If you didn't know Paris Hilton was worth millions, you'd probably be asking yourself ... who's that pretty homeless girl with all the luggage?
Paris landed at the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank on Monday, after returning from a weekend at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas.
Like most women, Paris comes with some serious baggage.
I'm Opening My Palace on 4th
To Lonely Airport Guy
6/16/2014 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Celine Dion is making sure Lonely Airport Guy (LAG) won't be alone for the 4th of July ... because he'll be spending the holiday in Vegas with her ... and 4,000 other fans.
Our Celine sources tell us ... she's making good on her offer to Richard Dunn ... whom she invited to her show after seeing his hilarious lip-sync video of "All By Myself."
We're told Dunn and his wife will fly to Vegas for her Independence Day show at Caesar's Palace ... and Celine has graciously agreed to put them up at the hotel at her expense.
Best part ... we're told Celine wants to meet Dunn before the show!
Dunn tells TMZ he's "pretty blown away." Luckily, his heart will go on.
Hey, Lonely Airport Singer
You Can Hang With Me (VIDEO)
6/12/2014 10:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Celine Dion is offering free show tickets -- and a little companionship -- to a guy who turned a lonely night in the Las Vegas airport into a hilarious video.
If you haven't seen the clip (below) ... Richard Dunn is in the airport all alone, late at night, doing an incredible lip-sync version of Dion's "All By Myself."
Celine tells us ... she LOVED Dunn's performance. She even videotaped him a personal message ... telling him to look her up next time he's in town ... and making him a very personal offer.
Thin to Win
With Casino Entourage
6/4/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mischa Barton bucked the trend -- her entourage caused zero problems in an Atlantic City nightclub ... because TMZ has learned she rolled completely solo to host the event.
Barton was the celeb guest host for Pool After Dark last Saturday night at Harrah's Resort. A rep for the club tells us hosts usually have entourages 5-15 people deep, but the former "O.C." star thinned her crew down to a party of one.
Sounds like Mischa could've used a wingman -- we're told she stayed at the club until 3:00 AM, talked to no one, ordered a bottle of champagne and a bottle of tequila, and did shots ... by herself.
Barton did a court-ordered rehab stint in 2007 following a DUI, but has never claimed to be sober.
A source close to Barton tells us ... Mischa decided to attend last minute and opted to roll solo rather than miss the payday for hosting.