But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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A tribute to Dame Julie Andrews' 75th birthday that was scheduled to air on BBC television has been scrapped after producers claim that Andrews demanded money for her appearance.
According to sources, producers were "shocked" and "assumed, perhaps naively, that she would be honored to take part for free."
Andrew's agent and manager Steve Sauer deny the reports that she asked to get paid, saying:
"We have heard rumblings of the desire to do a tribute. There have been no direct conversations about it. As such, no fee was ever requested. Whoever 'told' you that a big fee was demanded is being untruthful."
In the meantime, BBC has decided to cancel the birthday tribute all together, which will surely make many Julie Andrews fans very sad.
We say, pay her whatever she want$!! The woman is a legend!
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