Madonna snubs Vegas
09:30 17 August 2005
Madonna has reportedly turned down a lucrative 82millionGBP deal to star in her own Las Vegas show.
Insiders say the pop queen was offered the chance of a long-running residency at one of the city's top hotels - similar to Celine Dion and Elton John, who perform at Caesar's Palace.
But when Vegas entrepreneur Jack Wishna tried to set up the deal for her, Madonna declined.
If the proposal had gone ahead, the star - who lives in London with British husband Guy Ritchie and her children, Lourdes and Rocco - would have netted a staggering $150million.
In 2002, Celine Dion signed an impressive 70millionGBP deal to play at the custom built Colosseum Theatre at Caesar's Palace for three years.
A year later, Elton signed a staggering 36millionGBP deal to put on over 300 lavish concerts over a two-year period on Celine's days off.
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