How Much Is That Celebrity in the Window?

Oprah Winfrey won't work with middle men, and Bill Clinton can't be booked for security reasons, according to Sussmeier.

The biggest trend in celebrity bookings is the surprise party, according to Dan Barnett, entertainment producer for Millionaires Concierge. He organizes 20 or 30 such events a year.

KC and the Sunshine Band brought its full production to a wedding, including the background singers and the mirrored ball, for $60,000.

For $75,000, Michael Bolton appeared at a couple's wedding and sang "When a Man Loves a Woman" to the bride. "We had a lot of fun when the bride dove into the arms of the groom," said Barnett, who has booked Bolton three times.

"Saturday Night Live" comedian Jim Belushi recently went onstage with a couple's wedding band and sang "Soul Man." Belushi's appearance "sent the party into outer space," said Barnett.

Renting out celebrities is a matter of personal taste, he said. Even the downward spiraling Tara Reids and Jessica Simpsons have some value in giving the millionaire exactly what he wants.

"There aren't too many falling prices," said Barrett."Private individuals look for something that is personal for them."

-- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 3963323.
Page
  • 1
  • |
  • 2
  • |
  • 3
Join the Discussion
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, celebrates after winning the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 24, 2015.
Darron Cummings/AP Photo
PHOTO:
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters
PHOTO: Actress/comedian Anne Meara attends the Comedy Hall Of Fame An Evening With Stiller And Meara at Museum of the Moving Image on March 10, 2011 in New York City.
George Napolitano/Getty Images