Britney Spears is on the verge of getting a $100 mil plus gig in Vegas: good move?

We’ve been wondering what’s next for Britney Spears’ career now that she’s not returning to The X Factor next season. Britney may be richer than ever, bitch, because she’s about to sign a $100 million plus contract for a residency in Vegas, one that would earn her more than even the reigning queen of Vegas, Celine Dion. Does that seem fair? Celine Dion has some serious pipes, and Britney, well, she’s a lip syncer. According to TMZ, at least three large venues in Vegas are currently in a bidding war to try an earn the rights to Britney. They claim that Ceasar’s palace is interested, as well as “two other properties.” As part of her contract, Britney would both perform and make appearances at events for the casino.

This actually sounds like a great career move for Britney. She’s done two successful tours since her breakdown, and although she isn’t the dancer she used to be (due in part to a knee injury) she’s shown that she can still perform. This would be as lucrative as a big tour without all the stress of traveling. I can see it happening. I mean I don’t think Britney is as together as she used to be, but she’s more with it than she was, and she’s shown that she can work.

In related Britney news, People Magazine has run three separate stories in the past week on her split with Jason Trawick. You can assume this is the version of the breakup that Britney’s people want out there, and it’s all about normal couple stuff rather than the “Jason got tired of his ward and Britney has no idea what is happening” version that Radar was running. The weird thing in these People reports is that they contradict each other. There’s a story on Saturday that Britney wanted more kids and that Jason didn’t, and that’s followed up by a story yesterday that Jason did want kids. It’s like Britney’s team didn’t coordinate their stories, or they put out the first one without consulting Jason. Here are some excerpts:

January 12 article: Britney wanted more kids and she wanted Jason home more
“Britney had a lot of issues with Jason doing his own thing – in business and seeing his friends,” another source says. “In her perfect world he would have been home with her twenty-four/seven, so that was a point of contention; something they were always working on.”

Another source of tension? Kids. “Britney wants to grow her family,” says a source close to the couple. “Jason loves her boys but he is not in a place to have his own.”

January 15 article: they fell out of love and had normal couple problems
“Britney spent Christmas in L.A. with [sons] Preston and Jayden. Jason was around for parts of the holiday, but it was very obvious that they were not really together anymore,” the source says.

“They were not affectionate and instead just seemed to keep things going for the boys’ sake. Britney looked a bit gloomy and tense over the holidays.”

“They love each other, but like any relationship, and especially this one, there were some major challenges and hurdles and constant work that needed to be done. At the end of the day, it just wasn’t working, and things were’t going to change, so it was time to let go.”

January 16: Jason loves Britney’s boys and he is open to having his own
“Jason adores [Britney's] kids; he loves them,” a source tells PEOPLE. “He was like their ‘other dad,’ so he’s not just going to walk away from their lives. He’ll be involved as much as makes sense.”

As for Spears’s two boys, Preston, 7, and Jayden, 6, the source says they “are doing great and [their father] Kevin [Federline] is actually a huge help and is a wonderful person in their lives.”

Despite reports that the former X Factor judge’s desire to have more kids was a reason for the split, the insider says, “Jason is genuinely open to kids of his own.”

But the source adds, “There were so many issues in their relationship that Jason really wanted those worked out before they could ever move forward with a wedding or more kids together.”

[From three stories on People]

I believe that they were a real couple and that they had normal couple problems like anyone else, but these articles are leaving out the fact that Jason had legal control over nearly everything about Britney, and that she still struggles with mental health issues. I do think she’s improved now, but I don’t know if she’ll be able to have a full committed relationship until she’s in control of her daily life and business decisions. It doesn’t seem like that’s ever going to happen for her and she’s already 31 years old. Still, she’s making a ton of money for a lot of different people.

Here are some file photos of Britney and Jason. They were a cute couple!

“Love” sweatshirt photos of Britney are from 1-14-13. Other photos are file photos. Credit: FameFlynet

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  1. marie says:

    sure, why not give her a gig in the city of temptation when she’s trying to get her life back together, sounds like a fabulous idea!

    edit: let me say (I’m extremely bitchy this morning) that I do hope it works out for her though.

  2. brin says:

    Yep, I think this is good for Britney for the reasons you stated. She is still under her father’s watch, so hopefully she will do well.

  3. Eleonor says:

    I don’t know why, but I am really rooting for her. Probably it’s because we’re nearly the same age, and I remember her “one more time” hit period, or because she has very serious issues to deal with. I don’t know, but I am rooting for her.

    • LadyMTL says:

      I’m rooting for her too, though I’m a bit older than she is, lol. IDK why, exactly, but maybe it’s because she’s not the whiny, “everyone feel sorry for me” type? She’s just trying to get on with her life and be happy, and I hope she can be.

      To be honest I’m not sure if a city like Las Vegas is the best place for her but hey, you never know.

  4. Jayna says:

    It sounds like a good gig for her. She does like only two shows a week it sounds like and then is obligated for some appearances at their establishments in the contract here and there. She can be back home in California a lot of the time.

  5. Lily says:

    She did not get 15 mil for X-Factor and will not get 100 mil for Vegas show. It’s only pr stunt. Let’s count – she gets 100 mil it means that the show must make much more (at least 200 mil) to pay all the costs and make profit. And looking at the history of Vegas shows and money – it’s not gonna happen. It’s more likely she will get around 10 mil for one year.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      I was just about to write something similar. Do people know how long and hard Celine and Bette have to work??? And they don’t have the issues Britney does. Traveling is the least of them, this is not for someone who isn’t 100% there, physically and mentally. It’s grueling and they really have to earn that money, Vegas people don’t pay that for nothing. I hope Britney’s people nip that sh*t in the bud.

  6. Annabelle says:

    What would be good for her would be a ranch in the middle of nowhere, where people don’t care she is a star. Real people for friends a manly man with lots of patience and a deprogram heavy therapy.

  7. gg says:

    Considering her life thus far, I think this is probably as good a move as any. I would bet that she can’t stand the ennui of not working, and at least she can be there without having to live in strange hotels and keep traveling all the time. She can have a home there and homelife stability. I’m rooting for her recovery. bless her.

  8. Mimi says:

    I guess they gotta keep milking their cash cow. This just pisses me off. Give the woman a damn break. It’s obvious she needs one. Jeez…

  9. Skeptical At Best says:

    I wish she would take some time off. I didn’t watch X-Factor but from what I understand she was falling asleep constantly and didn’t have a wide range of emotions. Also I feel bad when I see pictures of her with that disingenuous smile. I wonder if she would be happier doing something else for a while.

  10. gogoGorilla says:

    I am sorry, but dude just skeeves me out. Plus, he looks positively ancient in those photos, WAY older than her. I find it really hard to believe that he was in love with HER as much as he was in love with the idea of her as well as her fortune and future earning capacity. (And I say this as a person who likes Britney and wishes her well. But she has not been well so it seems kind of farcical that she could develop a healthy adult relationship while also trying to overcome her terrible breakdown. Throw in the financial stuff, and, well….)

    Also, I hope he does NOT stay in touch with her kids; I have never figured out why anyone thinks that’s a good idea. They have a father and are likely well taken care of. I think people often say OH WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN when what they really want is to prolong their relationship with each other. Kids are resilient. They have parents. They don’t need sort-of-in-your-life people around.

  11. mel says:

    I would totally see her in Vegas…I hope it goes well…

  12. lucy2 says:

    I wish they’d let her just go live somewhere quiet with her kids, but maybe she wants to do this.
    If it’s a show every night, that’s not good for her I’d think, but if it’s more limited, maybe it will work out.
    I root for her too – not a fan of her work, but I have sympathy for all she’s gone through, and want to see her come out of it OK.

  13. Skins says:

    Don’t know about this. Don’t think her fan base is wealthy enough to support her at Vegas prices. Also don’t think she has enough real talent to make this work. I mean, how many times are people going to pay top dollar to see her lip sync and waddle around the stage

    • Jayna says:

      Actually, Britney has a massive fanbase who adore her. She barely did promo for her last album and it sold actually pretty good.

      Her Circus Tour was packed. Her last tour still very successful but was having problems as far as sales some places. Not a lot of thought was put into set design, etc. Cheap looking.

      Brit doing two shows a week in Vegas will have no problem packing them in. Brit is 30, so her fans range from 16 to 35 (large gay fanbase). She has a great catalogue, and last tour sang over her backing track for the most part so not 100 percent miming as much as Circus Tour. But if she does an amazing production like Circus Tour Brit will be sold out for just two shows a week and no traveling all over for her. Britney’s opening for Circus below. She comes on at the 2 minute 35 second mark. I loved her in dark hair here. She looks so much younger. Bring back the brown hair.

      Circus opening:

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      @Skins, who wrote: “Don’t know about this. Don’t think her fan base is wealthy enough to support her at Vegas prices. Also don’t think she has enough real talent to make this work. I mean, how many times are people going to pay top dollar to see her lip sync and waddle around the stage.”

      I SO agree with this! I can’t believe people will pay this marginally talented woman with an extremely limited vocal range $100 million to lip sync on stage. Sad.

  14. Miss M says:

    I do understand Britney may have some mental issues. Does it mean she is not capable of saying she doesn’t want to work in the entertainment industry?

    I remembered she had breaks (time off) in different stages of her career. When she was on an off-Broadway play, she asked her parents to stop and she went back to Louisiana. Then, she wanted to go back and started at MMC. Then, MMC was over and she went back to Louisiana again. Then, she returned with “hit me baby”…

    Anyway, best of luck to Britney!!!

  15. epiphany says:

    Wanted kids, didn’t want kids? Fell out of love? Please, these 2 were never a real couple – whether or not Brit was aware of that is another story. He was hired to monitor and control her behavior; it’s just a better story if he’s also tagged as her boyfriend.

  16. Quinn says:

    Lord, I remember watching a show way back when about Celine Dion, and what her life was like in Vegas during her show run. It was VERY strenuous. Given that Britney is not the performer she used to be, combined with her mental health issues, I doubt this would be good, unless it’s a really short contract. Until Britney has time to focus on her issues, she will never truly have the chance to be well. And, she may never really be well, anyway…that’s the sad fact about mental health problems. Simply having a conservator help make your decisions does NOT equal good treatment. Who knows if she’s really getting what she needs?

    • Jayna says:

      Two shows a week. Far different from a full deal like Celine. Garth Brooks used to come in part-time I think on the weekend for his show because he had kids back in Oklahoma he lived with.

      Two shows a week for 90 minutes to an hour, with lots of costume changes for breaks is nothing. She doesn’t sing live. She doesn’t dance like she once did, a lot of moving around and posing and letting her dancers do the hard work. It’s not some big strenuous deal. Actually, it might be great for her as it’s close to home, no traveling all over the world, and can support her new album when it hits this year in an easy way.

  17. Jay Elle says:

    I am rooting for Britney 100%. I really hope she can get it together. Go Britney!!

    Also, just wondering… I’ve done some googling but haven’t found anything. Have there been any interviews with her since her breakdown!? does she ever talk about it?

    • celebgossipgirl says:

      I just watched “Britney: For The Record” from back in 2008 after the “breakdown” while she was preparing for her tour for Circus. Yes, it’s sad, but she does address it and she does prove that she is a normal human being, just like the rest of us. I find her funny, sweet, and endearing. So sick of people saying she’s crazy – she has problems JUST LIKE THE REST OF US, but I really dont get the impression that she’s “crazy”.

  18. celebgossipgirl says:

    I’m so sick of people saying “Britney needs to just get out of the spotlight” “I wish she would just go somewhere quiet” “People are pushing her into this”…as many problems as Britney has, I truly believe she has and always will be happiest doing what she loves – performing.

    I also dont believe that her family would FORCE her into doing something that she truly did not want to do, no matter what legal control she is under. The woman is 30 years old with two children, nobody is going to dress her up and throw her out on stage and MAKE her rehearse, sing, dance, MOVE TO VEGAS unless she really wanted to.

    I’ve seen Britney in concert and she puts on an amazing show, and I really hope she does a residency in Vegas because I think she would really be sucessful and I know I personally would LOVE to see her there. If I was going to say what “Britney needs” (which we know nothing about, since she is a celebrity that is blown up and picked apart by the media) it would be that she needs privacy and for the tabloids and paparazzi to let her live in peace – where ever that may be and whatever that entails.

    Hoping for the best for her!

    • anne_000 says:

      celebgossipgirl, I agree with you. I don’t know why some ppl think that having a conservatorship means the conservators can force one to work if one doesn’t want to. Conservators don’t have that kind of power. Basically, from what I know, they monitor/manage the finances and/or health & medical issues. They don’t sign work contracts for the person. They don’t have legal power to punish the person for not working against his/her will. Imo, Jamie’s primary motivation is to make sure his daughter is physically & mentally healthy and that her lifestyle is geared towards this. I seriously doubt he’s a Stage Dad & money-grubber whose consumed with fame & fortune through his daughter.

      • celebgossipgirl says:

        Totally agree. Everything I have seen about Jamie tells me he cares deeply for his daughter, and only wants her to be happy. Of course, we can only speculate because we DON’T personally know these people, but like you said – they do not have the power to force her to work and Britney is more than capable of saying no when she wants to. People act like she’s a brain-dead, robotic drone that can’t make a solid decision on her own based on a rough period in her life FOUR YEARS AGO. Like I said, I think Britney is happiest performing, and I wish people would stop acting like THEY know whats best for her. Again, WE DON’T KNOW THESE PEOPLE PERSONALLY. I love Britney and I wish her so much success & happiness – I will definitely see her show in Vegas if she decides to do it.

  19. Joanna says:

    I think a show in Vegas would be good for her. steady gig and all. not like she can get in a lot of trouble with all the minders she supposedly has.

  20. Jennifer12 says:

    I think it’s a great career move. She doesn’t do much live anymore and it keeps her in the game while giving her and her sons some stability.

  21. Laura says:

    I remember she said back when she was with KFed that she wanted to eventually do Vegas like Celine. Her exact words were ‘You come to me, f–kers!’ Charming.
    Also, she gets into all her trouble when she’s on breaks. I think she needs a job to stay stable, so quit whining about her being forced into work.