Reports that Britney Spears would be paid $300,000 to host a New Year’s Eve bash tonight at Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace were annoying the competition. “These guys are out of control,” a top hotel executive who asked for anonymity told The Las Vegas Review Journal. “First Pure started paying celebrities and Tao followed. It’s ridiculous.” A Pure exec countered, “That number is not even in the hemisphere,” adding that he thinks “it’s just jealous competition. Everybody wanted to get her. She’s enormously popular.” The story at reviewjournal.com has since been removed.