I'm about to attend a convention in the U.K. Curious as to what organizers have to pay for a celeb appearance.
—Laiq, via Twitter
Looks like the worldwide monetary crisis hasn't hit celebrities so much. Unless you count Speidi, who recently whined that the crappy economy has killed their usual $100,000 appearance fee.
Mario Lopez is no Kim Kardashian. He gets less than $20,000, according to an Ottawa club promoter recently quoted in the local paper up there. And Snoop? Reports have him charging about $30,000—at least as of last year.
Dancing With the Stars' Karina Smirnoff? Per TMZ, she sued a San Antonio restaurant for not paying her appearance fee, which was all of $6,000. And, oh, if you ever wonder whether stars waive their appearance fees for charity events, the answer is, usually not. That appearance that Karina did in San Antonio? It was a benefit for the March of Dimes.
And finally, Lindsay Lohan.
European and Australian papers say she charges six figures to show up in certain places, and I believe them. Two years ago, her fee was a whopping $350,000. She reportedly had to repay Pure nightclub just that amount after she canceled an appearance to party there.
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