Michael Jackson’s 100 million pounds puts Vegas deal in jeopardy
( news.sawf.org ) - Michael Jackson's plans to launch a comeback with shows in America's sin city Las Vegas were put in jeopardy when the singer demanded a whopping 100 million pounds to perform.
A source revealed that Jackson's monetary demands were twice the amount that singer Celine Dion asked for her four-year deal with Caesar's Palace in the city. A source added that fed-up by Jackson's demands, talks to bring the singer to Vegas had broken down. "His demands are too much. Talks have broken down," The Sun quoted the insider, as saying.
However, while Jackson might not get the 100 million dollars he is asking for, he will certainly be richer by 5 million pounds soon, for that's the amount HRH Prince Azim of Brunei is paying the singer just to attend his 25th birthday bash this weekend in the UK.
Jackson arrived in the UK on Tuesday, May 22, and was swept through security at Heathrow by a police escort. A source close to the Prince revealed that the royal didn't mind paying Jacko just to show up, for the singer was his 'all-time idol'.
"Absolutely no expense is being spared for his party - Michael Jackson is his all-time idol and he said he'd pay whatever it took to get him over," the Mirror quoted the pal, as saying. "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," the source said.
Prince Azim is the son of the Sultan of Brunei, and is fourth in line to the throne. His 200 VIP guest list includes celebs like Jerry Hall, Pamela Anderson, Faye Dunaway, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss.
Not only will these guests get to enjoy a lavish bash, but will also come away with gift bags worth tens of thousands of pounds, stuffed with diamond jewellery, top-end Bose electrical goods, iPods and 400 pound tubs of Creme De La Mer face creams.