Today in celebrity news: Britney may soon have a lucrative deal in Nevada, her sister may soon be engaged, and Lena Dunham and Howard Stern make amends.
After many years of ups and downs, Britney Spears seems to be getting it together. She walked away from her gig at The X Factor after one season, perhaps because she was going to be fired for being boring. Britney Spears! Boring! The girl is growing up. And now she's reportedly in talks with three different Las Vegas casinos to become their featured act. Like Celine Dion, like Shania Twain, like Rita Rudner. Yes, Britney is entertaining offers to put together some kinda sit-down Vegas show, and apparently it's gonna be big bucks. There was a rumor that Caesar's Palace was offering her $200 million for two years, but that seems to have been debunked. But that figure isn't far off, TMZ says. She really could be looking at that much coin. That's what Celine Dion was paid, and people think Spears could be an even bigger draw. Which... really? I don't know about that. I'm no Britney hater, mind you, but the gal doesn't exactly have the pipes that ol' Frenchy over there does. (Frenchy-Canady?) Celine Dion can certifiably blow, and that's a big attraction for people who want to plop down the money to see her show. Plus she appeals to an older crowd, which is kind of the crew that sees Vegas shows anyway, right? Britney Spears would do wonderfully with, like, gay bachelor parties, but beyond that? Who wants to pay all that money to see someone wriggle around and lip-synch? OK, yeah, people go to Ke$ha concerts all the time, but those are teenagers in Bergen County, not adults on vacation in the desert. I like the idea of Britney staying put, getting even more stable, making some scratch. But I'm not sure she's exactly Celine-level Vegas talent. If only Pleasure Island still existed. She'd be perfect for that. Hey DisneyWorld, why not reopen Pleasure Island? Yeah, yeah, all those people died or went missing, but that's in the past. This is the future. And we've got the perfect headlining act for you. [TMZ]
Sticking with the Spears family, Britney's little sister Jamie Lynn might be "marriage bound," if Page Six is to be believed. Or rather, if Jamie Lynn's boyfriend, who spoke to Page Six, is to be believed. Yeah, her "businessman" boyfriend Jamie Watson spoke to the paper, saying that things are "going really great." So... that's good. But then things turn a little creepy. First is the fact that Jamie Lynn, already a mother, is only 21 years old and Watson is 30, and then Watson says "I asked her the other night what the hell is taking so long" about Spears's attempted Nashville country music career. Uh, slow your roll, buddy. Seems like someone thinks he bought a ticket for the gravy train and is mad that it hasn't arrived yet. Well, OK, he then went on to say "But she’s really particular about her stuff. She’s trying to do it right because she knows people will be watching." Which I guess makes him seem a little more sympathetic, but still. The eeriest thing is that there is zero context for this little chat with Page Six. He maybe was just talking to Page Six for talking to Page Six's sake. Which is not good. I dunno, Jamie Lynn. I don't know about this guy. He has the same name! What good can come of that? There are a lot of red flags here, basically. Lotta things that don't sit quite right. Then again, this is the Spears family we're talking about. It's like a whole season of True Blood with only a few characters. So who knows. Maybe this is true love. [Page Six]