Britney Spears is ending her Las Vegas residency in December

If you’re looking to get a piece of Britney Spears in Sin City, your days are numbered. The 35-year-old singer is ending her residency at Vegas’ Planet Hollywood’s Axis theater when her four-year contract is up in December.

The announcement was made by Britney’s manager, Larry Rudolph, on Friday. He hinted to the Las Vegas Review-Journal that even though Britney won’t be at Planet Hollywood, she may not be saying her final farewell to Las Vegas. He joked that her next venue “could be conceivably anywhere, we could have it at the needle on the top of the Stratosphere, and do the bungee jump afterward.” He added on a more serious note that “We are done with this show, and our next move is undecided. We are still talking with Caesars Entertainment and other interested parties in Las Vegas.”

As for her future, even though Larry said that he and his client “have made zero decisions” about what’s next, you can probably place a safe bet that Brit will launch a new, glitzier Vegas show soon. Why wouldn’t she, when her show passed the $100 million mark in ticket sales in February and earns her a reported $15 million per year salary since it opened December of 2013? That would pay for a lot of buffets for me. Yum…buffets….

Britney’s Saturday night show was the first before a short break. She’ll be back in May. In the meantime, she’s rehearsing for a quick tour that will take her to the Philippines, Japan and Israel. Her Tel Aviv gig has reportedly resulted in the postponement of an Israeli Labor Party primary election. There’s also talk that Britney might be working on a follow-up album to last year’s Glory.

And, of course, Brit has had time to work out, and is more than happy to show off the results on social media. On Friday, she posted a seductive pic in sweats and a football jersey to Instagram, making sure her abs were center stage. If I posted a photo in sweats and a t-shirt, I don’t think “seductive” could ever describe it. I could just call it “Tuesday.” (Or Wednesday, Thursday…you see where I’m going here.) I guess if you’ve got it, flaunt it, so you go on, Brit. And come back to Vegas soon. I can only see Cher so many times.

What's better than sweats and a tshirt? 😊

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Britney Spears Performs On Stage At The Hollywood Hotel In Vegas

Britney Spears Performs On Stage At The Hollywood Hotel In Vegas

Britney Spears Performs On Stage At The Hollywood Hotel In Vegas

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  1. Louise177 says:

    It doesn’t sound like Britney is ending her residency at all. More like she’s going to do a new show probably at a new venue. Did her last album do well? I haven’t heard her on the radio in a while.

    • kimbers says:

      I have been under the impression since before Glory came out that she was taking time off to do a Tour for the album. Hope she continues her residency after!!

  2. juice says:

    that hair though…

  3. lisa says:

    she was adorable, why so many changes to the face?

    it’s not stuff to combat any aging, her features are so different

    • original kay says:

      I would not have guessed that was Britney.

      • deevia says:

        What’s weird is the aging only happens for the face thou. People talk about duck mouth pose and all that but she literally has a permanent duck mouth (with probably something to make both corners of her mouth go up). Plus her nose has always been round at the tip like Angelina Jolie after first nose jobs, now it looks downright pointy. It seems she went with crazy amount of procedures in the last 2 years (to counter the aging?) I mean she’s melanin-deficient and loves to tan so it’s normal to see premature aging but this is like full on acceleration. It’s creepy and makes you wonder what happen after Britney Jean album.

      • Betsy says:

        @deevia – melanin-deficient?

    • graymatters says:

      She looks like Goldy Hawn, who is a beautiful woman — but not Britney or her age.

      • Jess says:

        She’s also been a smoker for probably 15 years now, that along with tanning will definitely age you faster.

      • deevia says:

        @GrayMatters I see the resemblance in her smile. Did Goldie do something with her mouth too because it’s also quite odd looking.

        @Betsy melanine deficient = a nice way to say she’s white and her skin is more susceptible to the sun and hard living. Whitney was into hard drug but never aging the way Brit does. I hope its a temporary effect and reversible because Britney deserves better than this reverse Benjamin Button face.

    • KB says:

      What is she doing do her face? It reminds me of how snails will shrivel up and die if someone puts salt on them. I feel like I’m watching that in slow time with her. She’s like drying and shriveling.

      • Dolkite says:

        My mom used to combat snails by putting a bowl full of beer in the garden. The snails would climb in at night, get drunk, and then drown!

      • Va Va Kaboom says:

        What is she doing with her hair? Seriously though, I know years of extensions and harsh dye-jobs will damage hair, but its been years since she shaved it all off. Would it still be that damaged after all this time? Why would you continue to do those things when its ruined your hair once already?

      • hunter says:

        There is an upper lip procedure called a turnbill – Khloe also had it. Between that and something to permanently lift the corners of her mouth – I think that’s how she acquired her new Joker mouth.

        I don’t like looking at it and it makes me sad. :(

    • minx says:

      I know, she looks hard. So unnecessary, she was always such a cutie. And that fried hair…

  4. pyritedigger says:

    Britney should just stop. She has plenty of money. I wish “her team” would stop pressing her to dress like she’s 18 and wear clownpaint as make up. It’s garish and cringe-inducing.

    She is a very attractive woman at any age, but dang, she needs a new look.

    • INeedANap says:

      The tight outfits and harsh, dark eye makeup do her no favors.

      I wish she would lean in to her age and get fresher makeup and glitzy-glam outfits that have some give and shape to them.

  5. Jess says:

    I love Britney and wish I saw her show when I went to Vegas two years ago. I can’t help but love her, I have a soft spot for her since her breakdown, glad to see her doing well and I hope they aren’t working her too much.

    • Twink says:

      You didn’t miss Anything. I saw Circus and wanted my money back, she looked like a third rate performer. So wanna see JLO though! She’s amazing!

  6. iris west-allen says:

    Sorry never a Britney fan but how in the world is no one commenting on how bad she looks?

    Her eye are dead and she looks terrible.

    • Felicia says:

      Agree. She looks “rode hard and put away wet” as the saying goes. That poor woman is probably drugged up to the eyeballs to keep her docile.

      • original kay says:

        off topic, just so you know what that saying means. It refers to horses, when they are worked way beyond their capacity, and they begin to lather (hence the wet part), then they are shoved into their stalls without being properly cooled down. It’s very painful for them :(

      • Felicia says:

        @original kay: Grew up with horses, so personally I do know what the saying means. But I’m sure there are a number of readers who didn’t have that good fortune, thank you for explaining it clearly. That’s exactly what she looks like.

      • original kay says:

        oh good. I’m glad you know, but I admit a bit curious why you’d use a saying that is about the abuse of animals, given your first hand knowledge?

        That was rhetorical.

      • Dex and Destruction says:

        I grew up in the south so I’m very familiar with the saying. However, I’ve never heard it in the context of horses so that’s quite interesting. Below is the definition I grew up with:

        “There is a very Southern expression that can be used of a rough-looking woman, a woman who has obviously had a tough life; it is “She’s been rode hard and put up wet.” ~ WordReference.com

      • hunter says:

        @Dex & Destruction – but what does one ride if not a horse?

      • kimbers says:

        @felixia

        Wow! Really rude expression to place on a woman. Pretty classless to say ( and says a lot more about the person saying this than the target of the insult)

      • Jess says:

        Jeez, they went after you pretty hard for that comment. I noticed they didn’t say squat to all the commenters above talking about how terrible she looks, which is odd.

      • Dex and Destruction says:

        @Hunter

        When the saying is used outside of the equestrian world, it typically means the woman has “rode” her fair share of cowboys—if you get my drift—and you can see the mileage just by looking at her. Basically, it’s just another way for society to disparage women.

      • Felicia says:

        Wow, that sure raised a lot of hackles. Knowing what it means does not mean having personal experience with it. I was also in no way implying that she’s being “rode” in the sense some people seem to have taken it.

        The woman, and all of her life decisions are still in the hands of her father if I’m not mistaken. She is still drugged up to the eyeballs to keep her functioning if I’m also not mistaken. She looks tired and run down. As others noted, she has plenty of money and could probably retire tomorrow if she wanted to (and actually had the choice). Instead, she’s being used like a workhorse to keep the cash rolling in. Something she doesn’t need, but her handler(s) keep her doing anyways. That was the gist of my comment. She’s the money making cash machine that never gets to stop and it’s clearly taking a toll on her.

      • Felicia says:

        @original kay: rhetorical or not, I tend to think that keeping a woman who is mentally ill enough to require conservatorship on a never-ending hamster wheel of “bring in the cash” so her handlers can live the high life is not far off of the definition of abusive.

        I’m rather failing to see the difference, other than that she’s a human being, from forcing dolphins and killer whales to perform at Sea World, monkeys at a zoo or the poor elephants in Thailand who do tricks for tourists. She’s got about as much choice as they do.

      • Dex and Destruction says:

        @Felicia

        I hope me adding my two cents in on the topic didn’t come off as a judgement towards you. I am actually fascinated by the fact that this particular saying has a real origin story, instead of it just being used to demean women. (Now that I think about it, I’ve never heard anyone use it to describe a man. Go figure.)

        And I don’t like to speculate too much about the personal demons of others—I have enough of my own to fill two lifetimes—but your assessment of Britney and where she is in her life is probably closer to the truth than anything else.

      • Felicia says:

        @dex and destruction: No, I didn’t take what you said as being judgemental towards me. The “people” definition of the saying, as far as I’m concerned, is the first that you cited. Had a tough life and it shows. I’m really not responsible for how some may choose to take it, I’m only responsible for my own thoughts. That is of course, completely aside from the fact that Daddy controls her love life, who she dates etc. The only way she would be “rode hard and put away wet” in that sense would be if Daddy is pimping her out. I sincerely hope that’s not the case as the poor woman has zero control over her own life, but if it was the case, there’s no slur or shade from me on that, she’s not making that or any choices for herself. Maybe that bit didn’t occur to those who took it that way.

        One has to wonder what sort of treatment she’s actually getting. She had a breakdown in 2008, that’s 9 years ago. Given that she had been capable of looking after her own affairs for most of the time prior to that (less the part immediately before her breakdown), it’s shocking to me that 9 years of treatmemt hasn’t gotten her back to a place where she can make decisions for herself. Or not, depending on how cynical one is.

        Men, they get to be “weathered”. Just like they get to be “distinguished”.

    • oliphant says:

      she looks completely insane in every single pic she puts up on her instagram

  7. michelle says:

    Jesus christ!!! What happened? It looks like she’s aged 10 yrs in a few months. I really like britney & hope she’s ok? She needs to keep all those bloodsucking leeches on her payroll at arms length & focus on her wellbeing.

  8. HeidiM says:

    Honestly this is the happiest/healthiest shes been for such a long stretch. Perhaps the consistency of Vegas life agrees with her.

  9. Snowpea says:

    Her eyes have the spiral look of someone who is taking heavy duty lithium.

  10. Sage says:

    The routine Vegas show probably does her good. It gives her something to focus on., keeps her alert.

  11. Lenn says:

    She did something to her teeth/mouth that completely changed her face. It is not a good look. Also those instagram video’s she does modelling different hooker-dresses, she looks so unbelievably cheap. The hair is a big part of the problem.

  12. littlemissnaughty says:

    God I will always love Brit. I think all of us who were in our early teens when she came onto the scene feel at least some kind of fondness for her. I still sometimes listen to her early albums during a workout. But … sometimes you should know to stop. I’d pay big bucks to see her in concert ca. 2002. But WHO is styling her? Who’s doing her hair and makeup? What is going on? Those costumes.

  13. Digital Unicorn (aKa Betti) says:

    Love Brit but wish she would stop messing with her face. I hope she is working on a new album and if she’s going on tour it makes sense to park her vegas show.

    The Israeli voting thing made me laugh. The power of Brit Brit knows no bounds. Lol

  14. The New Classic says:

    I have loved Britney since I was a kid and she will forever be my ultimate body goals. Seeing this most recent pic really motivates me to want to hit the gym. It’s awesome that she still looks as good as she does after all she’s been through. Definitely need to schedule a trip to Vegas to see her before her residency ends!

  15. detritus says:

    I’m not going to hate on BritBrit for bad hair and makeup. Her choices in that regard may be the only choice she gets any more.

    What happens when BritBrit’s dad becomes unable to manage her? Is her conservatorship dissolved?

    Any how do you approved plastic surgery, allow someone to choose plastic surgery, when you won’t allow them to make decisions about their love life, career, or day-to-day?

    • MellyMel says:

      Regarding her conservatorship, I believe her older brother Brian would take over. I heard that a few years ago but I’m not sure how true that is even though it makes sense.

  16. KiddVicious says:

    Brittney is looking more and more like her mom. I haven’t seen a picture of her mom since Britney’s breakdown when it was all over the internet, but that’s the face I see on Britney now.

    She looks a lot healthier now than when she first started her residency, not quite as medicated, and in better physical shape. I hope she (and her team) can keep it all together.

  17. Laura says:

    Britney 4 life, but she really needs to stop with the lip injections. And she looks really hard these days, I wish her people would let her retire.

  18. Lafawnda says:

    I think the Vegas residency has worked wonders for her! Ever since she started living there, she looks and acts happier. She looks physically fit. She seems like she is really enjoying life for the first time in a long time. The stability of her life there probably works well for her. She has a set schedule and a stable place to live. I feel like as soon as any chaos starts in her life she goes down a dark hole she can’t get out of. I worry about her doing shows outside of the country. I don’t know if she can handle it but I will always root for her. I hope I can see her in Vegas before her residency ends.

  19. sassy says:

    why does she have a microphone? she might as well carry a hairbrush!

  20. trtgfc17 says:

    Dang she looks like David Lee Roth in that preview pic lmao

  21. loveotterly says:

    She looks overmedicated to me. I don’t think the people around her are taking good care of her. The hair looks like she got a little loopy and played with the at home hair dye and then did her own makeup. Everyone around her doesn’t care as long as she gets on stage and makes that money. I always feel sad for her, she’s looked dead in the eyes ever since her breakdown.

  22. coffeeisgood says:

    I love brit but I really just want her to retire and go live in Louisiana and just be happy, she deserves it.

  23. raincoaster says:

    Nooooooo! She can’t quit before I see her, and I ain’t crossing the 49th Parallel until Cheetolini is out of office!!!

  24. amp122076 says:

    I wish she would quit messing with her face and instead update her hair, makeup and clothes. Girl is stuck in 1997.