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Britney Spears will earn $15 Million a year in Vegas?

Britney Spears will earn $15 Million a year in Vegas?
September 16, 2013 JEREMY FEIST

Britney Spears

In case you missed the programming note last Friday, I’m in Vegas until Thursday for my partner’s birthday, so I’m going to try as hard as I can to keep updating. And speaking of Vegas, Britney Spears is apparently going to start her Vegas Planet Hollywood residency soon, because between Cher, Celine Dion and Elton John, the line-up wasn’t quite gay enough. Anyway, according to Huffington Post, Britney’s “only” going to be earning $15 Million per year as opposed to the $100 Million payday rumored back at the beginning of the year …

TMZ has allegedly learned the financial details of Spears’ two-year gig at Planet Hollywood, despite the fact that the gig is still officially unconfirmed. The 31-year-old is reportedly slated to perform 48 shows per year raking in $310,000 per show. That’s $30 million over the life of the contract, or $15 million per year. Although this is a huge sum, it is far less than the figure upwards of $100 million predicted back in January when the news first broke.

(*Insert sad trombone sting here.*) Awwwww, so now Britney is only going to be earning a massive amount of money as opposed to a ludicrous amount of money. Meh, I’m sure she’s perfectly happy with a $15 Million per year deal. And I’m sure she’ll be happy walking up and down the strip as knock-off movie characters try to sell her photo-ops. “No no no, I’m not Hello Kitty. I’m Greetings Feline. $20 a picture. No? How about a photo with Male of Bats? Or perhaps Macky Rodent?”

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.