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Adele ponders Strip offers as Britney Spears heads to London

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Adele holds her six awards backstage at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. Adele won awards for best pop solo performance for “Someone Like You,” song of the year, record of the year and best short form music video for “Rolling in the Deep” and album of the year and best pop vocal album for “21.”

Adele at Chelsea at Cosmopolitan

Adele performs at Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan on Aug. 20, 2011. Launch slideshow »

Britney Spears

British tabloids were all huge headlines over the weekend in London about superstar singer Adele possibly heading to the Strip — per our original rumor in February.

However, this time the London showbiz writers say that Caesars Palace resident headliner Sir Elton John has advised the “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You” hit maker to take a whispered $40 million mini-residency offer.

Apparently, Elton has been Skyping with Adele and sharing baby stories and telling her that the Las Vegas residency would guarantee a healthy financial future for her family and make her a long-lasting legend.

Meantime, upcoming Strip star Britney Spears heads to London this week to promote her Dec. 2 album release (Dec. 3 here) and her Planet Hollywood residency show “Piece of Me.”

The Black Eyed Peas singer and producer Will.I.Am says that he’ll be on the Strip with Britney when she opens Dec. 27 and may well go onstage during the run. The duo collaborated on her hit “Scream and Shout” this year.

Will, who is executive producer on Britney’s eighth studio album, revealed: “There is a lot of personal, sultry songs on it, plus, gritty, edgy material that packs an oomph. I was really proud of her discipline, dedication and focus while she was in the studio.

“This record, in my opinion, will be one of her best-ever records. She’s passionate about winning. I can’t wait for her Vegas shows to open. I want to go there and support her and perform with her.”

He also revealed that it was solely Britney’s decision to release “Work Bitch” as the CD’s initial single. “The song is the foundation on what Britney represents. But the album is a body of work, and ‘Work’” doesn’t reflect the entire album. It does represent with her oomph the ‘Piece of Me’ show.”

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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