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How Much are Celebrities Paid for Appearances

Celeb Appearances Cost a Pretty Penny, Part I

We hear about celebrities making private appearances all the time, and we often wish could party at such memorable bashes. I love a fabulous surprise for my guests as much as the next overachieving hostess, but for these prices?

Even if I could afford it, I wouldn't pay Pamela Anderson a quarter-million hard-earned dollars to do what, exactly? ABC News explored the "thriving rent-a-celebrity business," and I had no idea the amount celebs charge fluctuated so much!

Just last month, Tara Reid's asking price dropped from a somewhat expected $35,000 to a meager $3,500. Long gone are the days of Taradise. Jessica Simpson earns $75,000 per private appearance while in 2006 she was paid a generous $400,000, and in the same time period Nick Lachey's price dropped from $100,000 to $60,000. I guess people thought their time was worth more when they had a spouse at home.

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ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
if i were jessica - i would be embarrased - same thing with tara...i could afford to pay tara to come and get drunk with me...
FB1977 FB1977 8 years
My male co-worker wants to know for how long you get them for at these prices LOLO He says wow only $3,500 for Tara? He's actually interested LOL
aurorasal aurorasal 8 years
Sooo Sad. Make 60K to show your face. Poor Nick.
cassedy04 cassedy04 8 years
this is ridiculous. i was reading somewhere that to get bill clinton to speak somewhere, it cost 140,000. and that's for a former president to give a motivational speech!! what are these people doing for even more money?!?!?!
wren1 wren1 8 years
Because they really need their bank accounts and egos even more full
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 8 years
Competition with more bankable stars is probably the reason
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
You know Lindsay Lohans people have a 20% off coupon in circulation for her showing up somewhere. Or they should.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Wow 400k?
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Wow 400k?
SummerBaby SummerBaby 8 years
haha wow..
SummerBaby SummerBaby 8 years
haha wow..
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Wow...I wish I could be paid to show up at a party!!!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Wow...I wish I could be paid to show up at a party!!!
spayton spayton 8 years
Is anyone surprised that Nick Lachey and Jess Simpson are low rent? I certainly am not. And Tara Reid....sigh. She should be paying them to allow her to be there.
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