It’s one of the most delicious Wicked Whispers + Racy Rumors of the summer! Showbiz insiders are all abuzz this morning with international news reports that Grammy-winning Super Bowl singer Bruno Mars is in negotiations to sign a residency at Caesars Palace.
At the Caesars 50th anniversary gala over the weekend (check back for our coverage), Bill Medley of Harrah’s headliners The Righteous Brothers seemed to confirm the gossip. “I’ve heard the bosses are talking to Bruno Mars. I’d love to see him here,” he told the International Business Tribune.
Bruno, 30, would be the youngest of The Colosseum lineup, with Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Sir Elton John, Rod Stewart and Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn already in residence. Their schedule at The Colosseum keeps it full nearly year-round, but there’s always been a fear that Elton and Rod will call it quits soon.
Another intriguing thought: If the eccentric ABSINTHE moves to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, as reported Tuesday, and Caesars fails in its courtroom move to keep it there, Caesars would be able to give Bruno his own theater for what would be the party of the year.
London tabloids are reporting this morning that Bruno’s party where he would sing, dance and play would appeal to huge younger demographic crowds. “Bruno would use Las Vegas as his main home for his next tour rather than just trek around the world. This will send a shock wave around the industry. He could earn nearly $1 million a night in Las Vegas,” one insider said.
The “Uptown Funk” crooner who had extended dates at The Chelsea in The Cosmopolitan is expected to release his new album, the follow-up to 2012’s “Unorthodox Jukebox,” this fall.