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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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