Just 72 hours left until Britney Spears begins her mega-residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, that place along the strip they're pretending isn't just the former Aladdin Hotel. The folks at Caesar's who now own the Planet Hollywood Casino are investing a ton of money in Britney because smart money follows chubby crazy girls in sweats.
We love the idea that she appeals to a 30- and 40-something, but also to a 20-something. There are fans who loved her in the ‘90s and 2000s, and she certainly has a large fanbase of folks who follow her contemporary music. This is an artist that casts a wide net across demographics.Interpret all of that nonsense as 'Asians fucking love Britney'. Chinese whales are a vast majority of the high-rollers in Vegas and wealthy Asian tourists in general are a big percentage of the spenders in town. Yeah, there's a fan base of American teen girls who 'follow her contemporary music'. But they aren't spending big bucks to see Britney off the Planet Hollywood Casino.
-- Kurt Melien, VP of entertainment at Caesars Entertainment to Billboard magazine.
Three days to go Britney, you've got 16 pounds to lose, get on the shiny sauna suit and take a jog. People aren't flying across the Pacific Ocean to see your muffin top.
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