How much star power can you afford with your champagne?
Until ABC booted Adam Lambert from its New Year’s Eve telecast, his performance could have welcomed 2010 on a racy note for free. Lambert’s consolation booking at a Pamela Anderson-hosted party on the Paramount lot will reach a far smaller audience and set you back $150. Lambert can take comfort in continuing to vanquish his “American Idol” victor Kris Allen. The latest shaming arrives in our roundup of the stars’ New Year’s drawing power.
Below is a ranked sampling of the “box office” that various names from the A-list to the F-list can command on the biggest party night of the year. Prices are based on lowest-tier general admission entry to their event.
·$425 – Performance art by 2009’s breakout attention magnet Lady Gaga at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach. “Sticker” prices go as high as $25,000 for a poolside cabana for 25. (At left, the queen of New Year’s meets Queen Elizabeth II.)
·$375 – “The Hills” star Brody Jenner (right) will be “one” of the priciest hosts in the country at the Gansevoort in Miami Beach.
·$250 – Rapper, Actor, and Author 50 Cent at Pure inside Caesar’s Palace. No actual performance guaranteed.
·$210 – No microphone needed for Christina Aguilera, either. The normally party-shy songstress will “host” at TAO inside the Venetian in Las Vegas.
·$200 – “Twilight: New Moon” star Kellan Lutz with G4 TV’s soon to be “Iron Man 2” star Olivia Munn. The duo will launch new entry “Klutch” in Miami Beach. (Former Dancer-with-a-star Macy Gray appears elsewhere on “the beach”.)
·$150 – Adam Lambert and Pamela Anderson at Paramount Studios, LA.
·$144 – Eva Longoria “hosts” the opening of a venue she co-owns – Eve nightclub at City Center, Las Vegas. Kim Kardashian joins the ABC star.
·$100 - Mekhi Phifer with NBA star Allen Iverson at Siren Studios in LA.
·$45 – Various cast members from MTV’s “Real World” and VH1’s “Daisy of Love” franchises at Promenade in Manhattan.
·$30 – At the south end of the Las Vegas strip, American Idol winner Kris Allen and finalist Alison Iraheta command only $30 a ticket at the Mandalay Bay’s “hassle free” block party celebration. See it on Fox for free.
Mikey Glazer is always on the list. He’s been covering events since his kindergarten’s Valentine’s Day cookie party, graduating to become a nightly insider on Hollywood party circuit. He has contributed from behind the velvet rope for E! Entertainment Radio, US Weekly, and created the popular live celebrity sightings twitter @CelebSightings. Please send invitations here.