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Prince Pays $500K for 15 Min. With Kristen Stewart

The royal donated to Sandy relief fund
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2013 10:49 AM CDT

(Newser) – Kristen Stewart has always been inexplicably popular with a certain set, but this is above and beyond: A Middle Eastern prince paid $500,000 to talk with her for 15 minutes. Vulture spots the bizarre story in a longer New York Times article about Harvey Weinstein and the Sunday premiere of the Weinstein Company's film about the Hurricane Sandy relief concert. It seems the prince offered to make a generous contribution to the relief fund if Stewart would chat with him, and Weinstein eventually convinced her to do so.

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"How much?" Stewart asked, in Weinstein's telling of the story. Weinstein went back to the prince, got a number, and then talked him up to half a mil—which the prince gave him upfront, in cash. "And Kristen sits with the guy for 15 minutes," Weinstein says. But things may not be going so well for Stewart: She has a strange bald spot, and the Daily Mail concludes it's because she's so stressed about her breakup with Robert Pattinson. The Stir thinks there's probably a more reasonable explanation, like a nutrient deficiency or even just a bad photo angle. (Read more Kristen Stewart stories.)

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