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Vegas industry producers doubt Britney has what it takes to hold her own.

"My gut tells me she doesn't have the goods to deliver on a consistent basis," said Adam Steck, who has five shows in town and the upcoming Boyz II Men, reports LVRJ.

Steck believes the Vegas rumors are a "a big PR ploy" to distract audiences from her X Factor exit.

Steck added the $200 million deal "could add up if sweetened with other things like club appearances and merchandising deals. There's a rumor that Hakkassan (the Angel Management Group's nightclub in the works at MGM Grand) may be involved."

"You're rolling the dice. This is not Celine Dion," said Joey Battig, who tried to sign Whitney Houston to a Planet Hollywood Resort deal in 2009.

Rumors blazed last week claiming Britney signed a $200 million deal at Caesar's Palace's Colosseum, but insiders told BreatheHeavy.com it's not the case. All fingers point to Planet Hollywood's 7,000 capacity stadium instead.

"The beauty of that (Planet Hollywood Resort) room," said Battig, "is that you can curtain it off to 4,000 seats and expand if you sell more. I would bet they are guaranteeing her maybe half if she goes over 4,000."

"But I would only book her for Friday and Saturday. I think she would do 2,000 to 2,500 on a Friday or a Sunday; 4,000 on a Saturday."

It is thought Britney could receive $450,000 a night if she performs.

"I wouldn't guarantee her more than $150,000 a night, but I'd say, 'Roll the dice with me on the back end,' " Battig said. "We were guaranteeing Whitney $450,000 a night, three nights a week for a year. That's $1.3 million a week, $43 million a year."

That means Britney performs five shows a week for 32 weeks a year at an average ticket price of $150 to make $100 million, Battig said.

Battig thinks "it's a crap shoot" when it comes to signing Britney. A producer "has his head on the chopping block every night. If someone doesn't show up, you can give the (refunds) back, but you can't recoup those numbers."

Other costs most likely include $25,000 a night in rental for the venue, and $100,000 a week in advertising.

"Then you've got stagehands, lighting, sets, catering, limos, handlers and entourages. Pre-production on the show would be $1 million," Battig said. "Planet Hollywood has never done a big headliner because the risks are so high."

Sources connected to Planet Hollywood tell BreatheHeavy another problem in the bidding war is getting Britney to agree to sing live.

"I wouldn't take that risk."

He wouldn't, but many would and are.

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I wonder what this means for Brit's deal, very interesting

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I just want this whole Vegas thing to be over already.

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Thank you for sharing.

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A lot of us said the same before: The risk is too high and she is not in the target audience for a Vegas show, This is getting way too complicated, IMO she is not ready yet, She needs to perform at the VMAs and kill it first. they risk is high and they want her to sing live and dance at the same time? Vegas Is not going to happen

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Everybody will stay away from another FFT-like show...
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Everybody will stay away from another FFT-like show...


I'd give the show about 3 - 4 months max before its cancelled if its on a FFT level. Not being cruel or anything but just realistic. Bad reviews and word of mouth will spread.
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Everybody will stay away from another FFT-like show...


I'd give the show about 3 - 4 months max before its cancelled if its on a FFT level. Not being cruel or anything but just realistic. Bad reviews and word of mouth will spread.


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So this guy wouldn't "take the risk" on Britney because she doesn't "have the goods to deliver consistently", but he was pitching Whitney for residency in 2009? Whatevs.
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So this guy wouldn't "take the risk" on Britney because she doesn't "have the goods to deliver consistently", but he was pitching Whitney for residency in 2009? Whatevs.



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I wouldn't risk it if I were them.

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So this guy wouldn't "take the risk" on Britney because she doesn't "have the goods to deliver consistently", but he was pitching Whitney for residency in 2009? Whatevs.



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Let's not forget about the guy with Boyz II Men. Really?

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better go on a world tour :qtney:

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Cool, she's bigger than that, that's not for her...




BTW since David is reading this thread, I'm gonna use this to say : U IDIOT, CHECK YOUR MESSAGES !!! xo

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I been saying this forever .... Britney can't sustain sold out shows in vegas sh!t she can't even sell out her own concerts :lmfaoo:
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Cool, she's bigger than that, that's not for her...




BTW since David is reading this thread, I'm gonna use this to say : U IDIOT, CHECK YOUR MESSAGES !!! xo

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DEAD, you putting me on blast I had this thread open forever I'm on my phone I wasn't actually reading it till now
And I didn't see a notification will check when I log in with my laptop soon.

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But they had faith in Whitney

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So this guy wouldn't "take the risk" on Britney because she doesn't "have the goods to deliver consistently", but he was pitching Whitney for residency in 2009? Whatevs.


Because in 2009 Whitney was having a MAJOR comeback, where were you ??




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