Would Jennifer Lopez Consider a Las Vegas Residency?
By Denny Directo
Is Jenny from the Block heading to Sin City?
Jennifer Lopez is reportedly about to close a two-year residency deal in Las Vegas, according to TMZ.
J.Lo's contract could reportedly pay her a whopping $350,000 per show at The Axis, Planet Hollywood -- the same showroom where Britney Spears is currently performing. If the deal went through, Lopez would perform 72 shows over a one or two year period and would be guaranteed a paycheck of more than $26 million.
When asked about the speculation, Lopez's rep told ET, "We are not commenting right now."
A rep for Caesars Entertainment told ET in a statement, "Caesars Entertainment is always engaged in conversations with a number of artists to potentially perform at its properties in Las Vegas and around the country, but at this time Jennifer Lopez has not been presented with any offer to perform at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino."
Regardless, the 45-year-old mogul incited more speculation that she's setting up shop on the Strip when she posted this Instagram photo of a rare Vegas rainbow.
How does Jennifer’s payday stack up against Britney's?
The pop princess is currently making $310,000 per show ($40,000 less than Lopez could potentially rake in). However, Spears' contract guarantees the pop singer over $29 million for 72 shows over two years.
But those numbers still pale in comparison to Celine Dion, who takes home a reported a $33 million a year for her gig at Caesar's Palace.
These days a Las Vegas residency is enormously lucrative and a normal rotating gig for huge acts such as Madonna, Elton John and Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. Residencies for superstar DJs such as Calvin Harris and Deadmau5 are said to cash in anywhere between $200,000 and $300,000 per show.
UPDATE: ET Canada reporter Erin Cebula caught up with Lopez on Wednesday during the We Day event at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada. When asked about a possible Las Vegas residency, Lopez didn't exactly spill the beans, but she did say, "We do not have anything to announce right now. But, as soon as we do we will let you know. I promise."
Would you travel to Sin City to see J.Lo do her thing?