Michael Jackson is reportedly getting $10 million to show up at a birthday party — and he doesn’t have to sing. The King of Pop will earn the appearance money just for mingling with other guests at Prince Azim of Brunei’s 25th birthday party in England this weekend. “Absolutely no expense is being spared for [the prince’s] party,” a source told the Daily Mirror. “Michael Jackson is his all-time idol and he said he’d pay whatever it took to get him over.”
The royal is said to be spending a total of $14 million for the celebration.
Adds the source: “Even though Michael won’t be performing, the very fact that he’ll be in this stately home mingling with all of the Prince’s pals makes it worth every penny to Azim.”
Other paid guests are believed to include Pamela Anderson, Naomi Campbell, Jerry Hall, Faye Dunaway and Kate Moss who will receive thousands of dollars worth of party favors including diamond jewelry, Bose electronics, iPods and tubs of Creme De La Mer face creams. Singer Dionne Warwick will be providing entertainment and will collect a fee of $500,000.
A source for Mirror says, "Prince Azim wants his bash to be more glamorous than the Oscars. He's adamant it should be talked about for years to come."