Trump Team Will Trade Ambassadorship for Katy Perry: Report

Talent bookers 'shocked' by offers they're getting from inauguration planners
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 14, 2016 6:18 PM CST
Trump Team Will Trade Ambassadorship for Katy Perry: Report
President-elect Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Rumor has it the people planning Donald Trump's inauguration are offering ambassadorships to anyone who can bring in an A-lister like Justin Timberlake or Katy Perry. Two talent bookers, at least one of whom has booked previous inaugurations, tells the Wrap they were offered money, diplomatic posts, or unspecified posts in the Trump government if they could find a star to perform at the inauguration, which so far boasts a 16-year-old from America's Got Talent as its big name. One booker says he was shocked. "Never in a million years have I heard something so crazy," he tells the Wrap. Both bookers declined, but one says he knows of at least two others given similar offers. But the Trump team denies anything of the sort. “First-class entertainers are eager to participate," a spokesperson for Trump's presidential inaugural committee says. (Read more inauguration stories.)

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