By Kyle Anderson
Updated April 12, 2011 at 05:30 PM EDT
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Last month, Celine Dion launched her latest venture in Las Vegas, a three-year, 210-performance slate of shows at Caesars Palace called simply Celine.

It promises to be as wildly successful as her previous stint in Sin City, which saw her play around 600 shows over the course of four years, playing to over three million ticket-buyers and grossing somewhere in the neighborhood of $400 million. That buys a lot of rock shrimp at the buffet.

Now Dion wants to share the wealth; in an interview with Britain’s Daily Star, she encouraged both Britney Spears and Kylie Minogue (both of whom have been rumored to be setting up shop in the Nevada desert) to put down stakes on the Strip.

“Vegas is changing. There is room for everyone—new singers and older ones,” she told the newspaper, shrugging off the stigma of Las Vegas as a haven for cheesy lounge singers and also-ran entertainers (not to mention dozens of brutal murders that can only be solved with science). “When I first came here in 2003, people said my career was over. I’m here because I love singing, and this allows me to be with my family.”

Honestly, is there a better spot in the universe than Las Vegas for Britney Spears? She has the requisite catalog (14 top-20 singles total, with plenty of other hits and covers in the hopper), a knack for spectacle (her tour for Circus, which featured dancers, acrobats, and a magician, would have been right at home in the city that made Cirque du Soleil famous) and young kids she wouldn’t have to leave behind or drag on the road during a big tour.

Plus, she could sock away a huge amount of money while keeping a reasonable schedule, which could net her some much-needed time off (because girlfriend looks tired).

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