5 Craziest Celeb Appearance Fees

You probably can't afford to hire Beyonce for your birthday party
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2014 4:15 PM CST
Beyonce performs onstage on her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2014," at the LG Arena on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.   (Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

(Newser) – Think you might want to hire a celebrity to perform at—or even just attend—your next bash? You better have a lot of cash on hand. Radar rounds up 11 of the most ridiculous celebrity appearance fees. A sampling:

  • Beyonce: Tops the list; she once earned $2 million to perform at a private New Year's Eve bash.
  • Mariah Carey: Once made $1 million to sing just four songs at a party.

  • Christina Aguilera: Made about $16,666 per minute to perform for an hour at a private Halloween bash—she made a total of $1 million.
  • Kim Kardashian: The week of her 30th birthday, she reportedly made $500,000 just from showing up at various nightclubs.
  • Lindsay Lohan: Was set to make $350,000 just to show up at a Vegas club on her 21st birthday, but she ended up in rehab and couldn't make it.
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