Gwen Stefani is probably going to land a Las Vegas residency: good idea?

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A lot of musical artists have been taking residency gigs in Las Vegas. There’s been Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Ricky Martin and CHER, just to name a few, and now another pop singer is eyeing a Sin City stint.

According to E! News, Gwen Stefani may be the latest performer to take the stage at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. Britney, the Backstreet Boys and J-Lo have all called the Zappos Theater (formerly Axis) their temporary home. According to a source, Gwen’s people are “very close” to striking a deal.

Gwen has been in Vegas a few times recently. Last month, she checked out the Backstreet Boys (in a VIP section near Hailee Steinfeld and Niall Horan) and just last weekend took in a performance of Jennifer’s All I Have show at Planet Hollywood. She shared a photo with J.Lo backstage.

It seems like Gwen has gotten bit by the Vegas bug. E! reports that “Her visit to Las Vegas this weekend was one of the final pieces of the puzzle… Things are looking very good.” If nothing else, Gwen’s fans are excited.

And then there’s this guy…

The glitz and glam of Vegas are kind of irresistible, but there’s a more practical reason Gwen is looking to stay put in one place for a bit. E! News‘ source says that “This is about spending more time with her kids. She doesn’t want to go back out on a big tour again and be away from her kids for six months at a time.” I can see that and, her kids are growing up so fast – Kingston is 11, Zuma is nine, and Apollo just turned four. The E! insider also pointed out that, “There’s flexibility that comes with doing a residency. She’ll be able to come in and out of Las Vegas for a couple weeks at a time throughout the year and she’ll never be too far from home.”

Gwen’s fans hoping to hear some of her hits with No Doubt may be placated, as sources suggest the residency may be billed as “Gwen Stefani With No Doubt.” Could this be the reunion we’ve been waiting for? According to E!, “Details are still being worked out with the rest of the band, but either way Gwen will definitely be singing No Doubt songs.”

As exhausted as I got from constantly hearing about Gwen’s relationship with Blake Shelton, I still am a fan – more so of No Doubt than Gwen’s solo work. I think she’d do great in Vegas, actually. Ticket sales on her last tour weren’t stellar, and hr popularity may have lagged a bit, but look what Vegas did for Britney. I think it’s a great move and I hope she’s successful – at least until April of next year, when I will be celebrating a landmark birthday in Sin City.

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Gwen Stefani seen leaving Kiss FM studios

Gwen Stefani during an appearance on NBC's 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.'

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  1. Clare says:

    Is anyone else totally obsessed with the fact that Gwen Stefani is in fact older than Ted Cruz?

    No? Just me?

    How is it she looks pretty damn good, and he looks like a crusty loaf of bread? I guess evil ages one?

    • Miss Gloss says:

      Yes! That’s amazing!

    • holly hobby says:

      You mean Rafael Cruz? Sorry since he mocked his opponent for using a nickname to “blend in” I’m going to start calling that loser Rafael from now on.

  2. sunnydeereynolds says:

    Lol at the excuse of her not wanting to be away from her kids. Her ticket sales from her last tour were poor. Her The Voice gig and Blake thing gave her a comeback but didn’t help ticket sales.

    I can’t stand her PR romance with Blake but I do love No doubt and I like her songs post No doubt so I think this is a good idea. Get that money girl!

    • Jayna says:

      They were poor sales for the size venues management booked her in, like an 18,000 -capacity venue that was closest to my town. They wouldn’t be poor for the right size venues. She could fill up 5,000-capacity venues easily, and bigger in California. But Gwen is not a big tourer anymore anyway. That was her first full tour in many years. Once she started having children, that’s the way it is. So I can see why this is a good fit for her at her age and three children. She doesn’t want to go out on tour every other year. Her kids are busy with their lives. It was fun for them this last tour, but I doubt would want to be off on another tour so soon.

    • kimbers says:

      saw her in show twice. 1 for no doubt 2nd was her first solo tour. both were fun, but the Blake fakeship put me off. After her divorce she just got desperate and needy. don’t like her music anymore either.

      I don’t think the ling absence from music to do her fashion line or her fake relationahip helped her in the long run..

    • C says:

      sunnydeereynolds, I totally agree! Her PR romance is so boring.
      Besides that, she can’t sing at all!

  3. laulau says:

    I’m on board. Vegas is so much fun and they’d do a great show.

  4. magnoliarose says:

    Why not. One last massive payday without a grueling tour and be with her kids sounds good. Maybe now she can stop the PR relationship with the whiskey embalmed Blake and meet someone for real.

    • deets says:

      Do you think it’s on PR? Pretty please, I would love that.
      I worry that she is really, truly, into him. She seems kind of JLo on that way.

    • Jayna says:

      PR relationship? He lives with her. She and the kids are out in Oklahoma all the time. Thanksgiving and Christmas together and with their families together, like her parents, his, their siblings, isn’t exactly PR.

  5. ds says:

    Hei ladies, happy woman’s day! No doubt and Gwen made my high school years more fun, being “just a girl” and all so post about her feels perfect to wish you all the best today!

  6. Astrid says:

    why does she need a gig at all? She must have money and could just chillax with her kids in a sane place

    • Jayna says:

      Gavin has half custody of the children when he’s not touring or in the U.K., when he did The Voice. So Gwen has free time.

      Would you say that about a man in his late 40s who has money, but who wanted to be creatively fulfilled and working but has children, just tell them to chillax? It’s an easy commute back and forth to Vegas, and it is what amounts to a part-time gig, not full-time. There will be a suite of rooms there for her while signed when the kids come with her. Many fly back home by private plane to be in their bed at night. It’s a win-win for Gwen. I think she wanted to be back on The Voice next season. I guess the offer didn’t come through.

      J-Lo is her age, with two children, and she doesn’t just do her Vegas residency. She also has a TV show, does movies, on and on.

  7. deets says:

    I listened to my first No Doubt song in 1997. I loved that album so much. More than Brit (who I came to love later), or JLo. Although Gwen’s solo is not my favourite. I’d cringe through Bananas for Don’t Speak.

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  9. Enough Already says:

    Loved No Doubt but neither it nor she screams Vegas to me. People expect you to go big or go home and I just can’t see it. Unless there’s a super talented producer involved I just envision a really good karaoke bar tribute act covered in red lipstick. I’ll see myself out.

  10. LaraK says:

    Just came to say she looks fab with natural makeup! If I can look half that good at her age… yeah never gonna happen.
    Go get that money girl!

    As for the Blake thing, I think they are genuinely happy. It’s weird and deeply uncool but it’s their life.

  11. Miss Gloss says:

    Hey, I love Gwen. But…I also recognize that she isn’t the most talented out there. She has managed to amass a great fortune and career for herself, so props to her. Why wouldn’t she want to take a residency? Mediocre talent who will make bank!

    • oh-dear says:

      I think that has been the challenge for Gwen. Her voice was perfect for Ska, didn’t require a ton of range or skill because the music was such a good compliment. When she tried to enter other genres, she didn’t really seem vocally inline. If she had stayed Ska in genre and styling), she probably would have still been fine.

  12. IMUCU says:

    I’ve seen her in concert twice and No Doubt once. No Doubt was good, the first show I saw of her alone was great, the second (her most recent tour) not so much (was kinda a let down). I’ll go see someone else in LV residency before I see her again.

  13. No Doubtful says:

    This doesn’t make much sense to me… Her Truth tour made headlines with how poorly it sold and that was with a new album and a coaching job on The Voice as promo. While I think Gwen is an incredible front woman for No Doubt, I don’t think she measures up to other pop Vegas stars since she is not a well-rounded entertainer. She isn’t known for singing like Celine is, she can’t dance, and she isn’t known for putting on a theatrical stage show like Gaga or Spears do.

    One No Doubt member already said that he doesn’t know anything about the residency, so the No Doubt part is not true (so far).

  14. Ash says:

    Yes. Fill me in on pr relationship. I may be naive but I thought it was nauseatingly real.