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Spears starts her two-year stay for Britney Spears: Piece of Me, at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Dec. 27, and will (hopefully) complete 48 concerts per year for a $15 million payday. But the Toxic singer is already having issues with the venue, specifically the stages size and shape. She says its too small for her and is demanding to know where the pyrotechnics will be, our source says. Victor Chavez/WireImage Rumors are still swirling that Spears will lip-sync her songs during herLas Vegas residency. The singer, whos used to selling out arenas, has been assigned to perform in the old Peepshow quarters, once home to Holly Madison and rapper Ice-Ts wife, Coco Austin. But the same tiny stage is reportedly still in place and is clearly meant for a much smaller production. When Celine Dion came to Vegas, they built her the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, and that was a production just for her, says our source. When Britney was announced, they barely touched the stage. Shell be on the same stage as Holly was with a pole. Producers think Britney can make do with two balloons and a feather boa. Our source adds that Spears is especially disappointed with the lack of theatrics, mostly because shes worried that the simple set will draw attention to any possible lip-synching. Spears spokesperson has denied shell just be moving her pretty lips and says shes been in vocal training for months.
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With 70 percent of profits coming from abroad, how much are execs willing to give up in exchange for larger audiences? A movie theater in Beijing, China. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images October 1, 2013 12:30 PM ET All that kowtowing, and what’s there to show for it? What Are the Best and Worst 3D Movies? For years, Hollywood has been bowing and scraping to please the Chinese government, which allows the importation of only a handful of non-Chinese films into its theaters each year. The hardball negotiators of Hollywood were willing to roll over, in terms of finance and even content, in return for access to the world’s largest overseas moviegoing audience and soon, the world’s largest moviegoing audience, period. And after all that, the studios still aren’t seeing a dime from recent exports like Skyfall , Life of Pi and A Good Day to Die Hard . The reason, revealed this summer in reports by Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, is a dispute over a 2 percent value-added tax that China imposed on movie profits last year. American studios with pre-existing deals in China balked over having this tax come out of their 25-percent share of the profits, so China hasn’t paid those studios in months, withholding tens of millions of dollars. Sure, Hollywood could retaliate by pulling its movies from the country, but at a time when 70 percent of a Hollywood theatrical release’s profits come from abroad, Hollywood needs China a lot more than China needs Hollywood. So expect the dispute to be resolved soon, and probably on terms more favorable to China than to Hollywood. The dust-up is only the latest between Hollywood and China in recent months. In July, China abruptly pulled Despicable Me 2 from its release schedule, citing no reason.
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YouTube goes live and celebs to speak out in the Hollywood — yeah. It’s government shutdown has everyone talking this week and the stars are no exception. You can take congress’ health care away. If they don’t settle and not just their salary because they can they have money but threaten those older guys. It’s — getting credibly dysfunctional family. I — at the end of Thanksgiving dinner they all come together and figured out. Parents got a sneak peek at the second installment of the — trilogy with the world wide trailer release of the Hobbits. The desolation of smog the film hits theaters December 13. YouTube has announced its first ever music awards in some big — — have already signed up. Jason Schwartzman will host and Lady Gaga Eminem and Arcade Fire perform the light streaming event — November 3. And American Idol judge Keith — has put his money where his mouth it. Donating all of the royalties from — song for you to the navy seal foundation. Urban presented a 300000. Dollar check.