Swift's rep, Tree Paine, tells PerezHilton.com:
Wow. Wow. Wow.
Kanye is straight-up INSANE!!!!!
Paris Hilton used to be the queen of hard partying for a fortune…but those days have come and gone!
Paris' rapid decline in promotional club appearance fees became most evident when she was given a measly $250,000 to attend her 32nd birthday party at Lake Tahoe's Harrahs casino.
“About five years ago, Paris easily commanded $500-750k for nightclub appearances, which often took place in Vegas, Atlantic City, or Miami. However, that’s dropped steeply over time, and she was paid the much lower fee of $250,000 to ‘celebrate her birthday’ on Saturday night. The demand just isn’t there anymore for promoters to pay the huge fees of yesteryear…Can she still get a ridiculous amount of money purely for turning up and partying? Yes. Is it anywhere near as much as she used to get? No, and likely never will be again.”
Meanwhile Paris' frenemy Kim Kardashian gets at LEAST $500k for the chance to party with her.
Why the fading dollar signs??! Her relevancy has tanked ever since she was mistook cocaine for gum in Las Vegas a couple of years ago.
Thats so NOT hot, but we still love you gurl!
UPDATE: A source tells PerezHilton.com EXCLUSIVELY that this story's gotta be RIDIC! Since her appearance fees are always strictly on the low-low, the real numbers could never be leaked. That being said, the source says she's offered anywhere from a couple hundred thousand to 1M for just a few hours of her time. Requests come in daily, they say, so the need to drop the fee has never been an issue. Unfortunately, she can't do EVERY appearance, because she's busy promoting more than 45 stores worldwide, which requires HELLA time and travel commitment!
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