Britney Spears is far from benefiting any lucrative deal in Las Vegas and has become more hype than reality as the singer appears to be shut out of venues that could handle her show, and Ceasars Palace isn’t buying.
For one thing, Spears will not be performing at Caesars Palace any time soon, a source tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Caesars Palace has a 4,000-seat Colosseum, but it’s booked through 2014, according to hotel. That means it could be more than two years before Spears could set up there.
Shania Twain aced out Spears weeks ago to snag the only opening at the The Colosseum. The venue’s roster includes Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart and Jerry Seinfeld.
“Some might think this is the way to start a bidding war, but Vegas doesn’t work like that anymore. It’s hard to get the bean counters in a frenzy,” a source told the Review-Journal’s Norm Clarke.
Interesting enough, the recent report that she was negotiating a Vegas deal may have been a cover to draw attention from the fact that she was booted from reality music show “X-Factor,” a reported $15 million deal. A Vegas deal could have been worth 10 times that amount.
A big question is whether Spears is even capable, given her mental state, of handling five Vegas-style shows a week, plus personal appearances.
Could this be the ultimate sign that the public just isn’t into Britney Spears anymore?