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

(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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Beyonce performs onstage on her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2014, at the LG Arena on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
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)
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