Friday, July 13, 2007

BIG BUCKS FOR STARS PRIVATE PARTIES

Elton John is in the money !

50 Cent demands £250,000 (U.S. $500,000.) to perform at a private party. The hip-hop star was paid the enormous fee for just 30 minutes work the last time he rapped at a private bash, to celebrate a Jewish boy reaching the age of maturity. 50 insists he isn't prepared to appear for anything less than the staggering fee. He told Blender magazine: "The last bar mitzvah I booked, I got paid half a million for 30 minutes. That's not a fixed rate, but it's in the ballpark." 50 is not the only music star making a fortune from private performances. The Rolling Stones charge an astonishing £4 million (U.S. 8 million) per show - making them the most expensive party music act in the world. American band The Eagles come a close second in the price per performance stakes, charging £3.75 million (U.S. 7.5 million). Canadian singer Celine Dion demands almost 7 million (U.S.) for a private show and Sir Elton John asked one British multi-millionaire to pay him £1 million (U.S. 2 million)to play at his wedding reception. Further down the scale, Beyoncé Knowles offers her services for £650,000 (U.S. one million 300 thousand) while Aerosmith will entertain you for £550,000 (U.S. one million one hundred thousand).

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Friday, June 15, 2007

50 CENT'S 100 MILLION WATER DEAL

50 Cent is set to make $100 million.The rapper-and-actor is about to become considerably richer after Coca-Cola bought his Vitamin Water drink, Formula 50. The soft drinks giant has just paid a staggering $4.1 billion to drinks company Glaceau, which 50 joined as a shareholder in 2004. In exchange for his share in the company's profits, Glaceau named a Vitamin Water drink, Formula 50, after the artist. The rapper - also known as Fiddy - personally endorsed the product. As a ten per cent shareholder in the beverage, 50 Cent will see his fortune rocket from the Coca-Cola deal. The 'Get Rich or Die Trying' star was profiled by finance magazine Forbes last year, after transforming his urban image into a multi-million dollar empire. Fiddy - real name Curtis Jackson - recently announced the release of his new album 'Curtis' had been pushed back to September. The 31-year-old wrote on his official website: "I'm an international artist. My fans worldwide deserve to receive my album at the same time as my fans here in the US. Taking that into consideration, moving the album to September was a necessary course of action."

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

RAPPER 50 CENT ORDERED TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT TO EX-GIRLFRIEND

50 Cent has been ordered to make an immediate payment of $10,000 in child support to his ex-girlfriend, after he reportedly failed to provide sufficient funds for his son's upbringing.The star -- born Curtis Jackson -- appeared in New York's Suffolk County Court on Monday, where he was told by Support Magistrate Aletha V. Fields-Ferraro to pay an additional $15,000 in monthly expenses to Shaniqua Tompkins for the care of their 10-year-old son Marquise Diamond Jackson.The rapper, who allegedly caused a commotion outside the courthouse when he demanded VIP treatment, is due back in court on June 11, according to Page Six.

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