Is Madonna “retiring” for $1 billion?

This is serious money, but we’ll have to see if these rumors come to be true.

According to these rumors, the singer will sign a five-years contract and will have concerts regularly in the world capital of gambling. Moreover, such contracts have proven to be extremely profitable for artists like Celine Dion, Cher or Elton John.

Plus, such an agreement would place her 3rd among the richest women in showbiz. No worries, for even now she’s not doing bad, being in the fourth place, after Oprah Winfrey, JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter novels and Martha Stewart.

Many would say you have to be crazy not to be tempted by such a proposal, but we find hard to believe that Madonna would give up the world tours, especially now, when she wants to show the world that her age hasn’t stop her doing what she does for over 20 years!

And still, many other stars would “retire” for $1 billion.

American Idol apparently hunts without a bait

But none of them have decided or accepted. Just yet. What do they have in common? Steve Tyler’s latest reaction – show me the money!

They negociate, they talk, call each other and they apparently ask too much. But one question rises: Are the execs of American Idol so greedy? Or are the stars expectations – in terms of cash – just too big?

As TMZ found out, Steven Tyler is playing a little bit of hardball with “American Idol” execs – saying they better “lay out the bread” if they want him to come on board.

Less than two weeks ago, the Aerosmith singer said “I’m doing it” when asked if he was gonna be on “Idol.” But yesterday in New York, he seemed to be playing coy when asked whether or not he was going to take the gig.

Another superstar may still end up on the judging panel for season 10 of FOX’s American Idol. Shania Twain has long been at the top of the network’s list, according to a source close to the singer.

“They’ve been after her ever since she was a mentor on the show last season,” the source says. “And they haven’t given up.”

Twain stepped in for the Chicago auditions and “everyone thought she was a great addition to the judges’ table,” a show source said at the time. She also mentored the contestants in April.

Her name came up – along with other celebs, including Jennifer Lopez, Elton John, Chris Isaak and Harry Connick Jr. – as a possible permanent judge after Simon Cowell announced his departure last year.

“Shania’s a huge fan of the show and she had a great time as a mentor,” the source says.

Asked whether she’ll join the show, Twain’s rep had no comment.

FOX has no comment except to note that no judges have been confirmed yet for the show.

Will Jennifer Lopez be the new judge of American Idol?

Recently Ellen DeGeneres announced her departure from the show after one season and now Kara DioGuardi is rumored to be out too.

According to site tmz, she had been already fired twice from the show. Recently there were several rumors about the show in which Jennifer Lopez will be joining as a new judge.

According to a source the rumor ‘It’s true. She’s excited about it.’ On the other hand, some rumors say that Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler would replace Simon Cowell judging seat.

Some other singers that were rumored to be judging the show were: Elton John, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Simpson. As for an official opinion about this matter, a spokesperson for the Fox network said: ‘We are not commenting on any rumors or speculation.’

The next series of the show returns in January.

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Lady Gaga “You And I”

Among her well-known songs, such as Poker Face, the singer made a spectacular surprise to her fans all over the world.

She decided to sing a new song which is called You and I, and it’s a beautiful rock ballad. The song sounds great and we’re sure that it’s going to be a success.

On the other hand, rumors say the song its about her ex Luc Carl. Enjoy listening!