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Exclusive: Details of the proposed Britney Spears two-year residency in Las Vegas

Day 1: iHeart Radio 2012

Steve Marcus

Britney Spears and Ryan Seacrest introduce a musical group during the 2012 iHeart Radio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

Will.I. Am and Britney Spears

Britney Spears and Jason Trawick at Paris Las Vegas

Britney Spears and Jason Trawick at the Paris on Dec. 16, 2011. Launch slideshow »

A deal between pop princess Britney Spears and Caesars Entertainment using the 7,400-seat PH Live theater at Planet Hollywood is inching closer to reality. Vegas DeLuxe learned exclusively over the weekend that if signed, the deal will be for two years and guarantee the superstar a minimum $30 million payday.

Just 10 weekend dates divide the two camps in the negotiations. I am reliably told that Caesars Entertainment, which would promote Britney’s concerts at the Base Entertainment-owned theater, has offered a 35-weekend residency of dates over two years. However, Britney’s management and agents have countered with a request to perform 45 weekends.

The proposed deal also calls for Britney’s appearances at Caesars Entertainment nightclub properties and its high-roller venues. It is important to point out that no deal is yet done, but negotiations are continuing -- with both parties agreeing that they’d like it to come to fruition. Britney would start her concerts later this year in tandem with the launch of her album currently being recorded.

Meantime, her collaboration with Will.I.Am on “Scream & Shout” is her 30th hit on Billboard’s Hot 100 (it’s currently No. 3), and the YouTube video has eclipsed 115 million views -- she’s still a box-office blockbuster.

The pop star’s ex-fiance and agent, Jason Trawick, partied over the weekend at Surrender Nightclub in Steve Wynn’s Encore to check out the DJ set by Swedish house sensation Eric Prydz. He was nominated for a Grammy Award on Sunday night for his remix of M83’s “Midnight City” in the Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical category but didn’t win.

The two apparently bonded. Jason tweeted, “Not only an amazing DJ, but also a great human being! So glad we became friends. Thanks for an awesome time.”

Vegas DeLuxe will continue to monitor the continuing Britney negotiations.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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