Paris Hilton’s appearance fee is ‘comparatively paltry’ at $250k an event

To start I wanted to talk about that picture of Paris Hilton above. I put this as the lead link in the “featured links” yesterday (at the bottom of every post) but I’m glad to have a chance to discuss it. Paris actually posted that photo, and at first you think it’s just a picture of her posehard on the slopes, but do you notice the dude in the background on the stretcher? That’s her boyfriend! She didn’t just pose for this photo, she put it up on something called Pheed and told the story of how her boyfriend cut his leg while skiiing. How clueless is she to make it all about her?

Anyway Radar Online has a new story about Paris and her waning popularity. Apparently Paris’ appearance fee has dropped from half a million or more to a “comparatively paltry” $250k an event. That’s still an astronomical sum of money for one night! In comparison, Kim Kardashian now gets half a million or more to show up somewhere. Crazy.

Paris Hilton, who once commanded up to a whopping $750k for promotional club appearances, was paid a comparatively paltry $250k for her attendance at her 32nd birthday party at a nightclub in Lake Tahoe recently, is exclusively reporting.

“About five years ago, Paris easily commanded $500-750k for nightclub appearances, which often took place in Vegas, Atlantic City, or Miami,” a source tells Radar. “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. Ever since Paris’ arrest for cocaine possession outside the Wynn two years ago, she hasn’t commanded the high six figures from any clubs on the Vegas strip, not to mention the fact her star has drastically faded. 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.”

As we previously reported, the heiress was photographed celebrating her birthday over the weekend with her parents and her 21-year old model boy toy, River Viiperi.

[From Radar Online]

Jeez. $250k for one night of showing up, having your picture taken and partying. I would do it just for the free food and booze. Did I pick the wrong career path just talking about these people? That said, I doubt Paris’ “downgrade” to a “mere” quarter of a million a night is solely due to her stupid cocaine conviction. The public was getting tired of this vapid creature well before then and let’s get real, she can’t play the game as well as Kim K does. Paris is a one-note wonder and she doesn’t bring much to the table beyond animal hoarding, horrible music and cheap products she slaps her name on. She’s just not that interesting.

I’m surprised she gets that much appearance cash still. Compared to Kim Kardashian it might be “paltry” but it’s still a small fortune to most anyone else. I would have guessed that Paris makes about $30k a night, still awesome but not well into the six figures.

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  1. Auruor says:

    Wait… she got paid a quarter of a million dollars to attend HER OWN birthday party?

  2. HotPockets says:

    She’s aged bad enough that she looks like her boyfriend’s mom in some pics. Aside from that, I’ll take Paris any-day over the Kartrashians. Paris is Paris, she doesn’t try to be something she isn’t, like a high-class business woman who never made a sex tape…cough..

    • Mayday says:

      Oh man you hit the nail on the head with the mom thing!!!

    • Holly says:

      Ohmigosh. Yes, boyfriends mom! Exactly.

    • Hautie says:

      “Paris is Paris, she doesn’t try to be something she isn’t, like a high-class business woman who never made a sex tape…cough….”

      Well, Paris did do a sex/bj tape too. With a married man. Long before Kim did hers. Who do you think gave Pimp Mama Kris the idea? :)

      Then Paris got all insulted when anyone brought it up. As if she was known for being anything else, before it happen.

      So as I see it. What Paris never fully understood, was that she needed to move on from the party girl/sex tape having… pin head image.

      So she is now just an sad pathetic 30+ year old, desperate to be 22 forever.

      Paris never diversified her image or her brand. Which she has had numerous chances to do. She just wanted to stay the ultimate mean girl forever.

      Which now, no one has much use for.

      • HotPockets says:

        That’s what I’m saying though Hautie, is that Paris never wanted to revamp her “image.” Obviously, we all know her claim to fame is her sex tape and “The Simple Life,” but Paris insists after all these years to flash her cooch and be hoe. Kim and the clan pretend to be these smart business people who never did anything shady to get to where they are.

        I guess what I am saying is that Paris is transparent, she barely tries to hide her trashiness and lack of maturity, when Kim and Pimp Kris act like saints. If she wants to party and pretend like she is 20 when she is going on 40, then I don’t care, I still prefer her to KK.

  3. Mayday says:

    poor little rich girl!

    *rolls eyes*

  4. Bobsta says:

    Well, 250K IS paltry. If I were in charge of an event, I’d charge HER way more than that to be seen there just to counter the damage.

  5. G says:

    I don’t believe any of these figures.(Except for some hinky middle eastern private events)

    These stories sound like like Lohan’s Mr Pink story. They’re trying to support the perception that they’re bring a value to their appearances. Vastly inflated and over-rated.

    BTW, DJ’s are the ones bringing in the cash these days in clubs. That’s what’s behind Paris taking a go at being one.

    • Katie says:

      Totally. My little sister paid something like $300 to go to a concert a DJ put on at a club. I think it was Afrojak, and it was New Years in NYC. I was like, “How can a DJ have a concert? Isn’t he just gonna do what he always does?” Ugh, kids.

      And yeah, I think these numbers are bogus. I don’t believe Paris has any kind of following that would merit any company thinking she’s worth that much cash. A long time ago, yes. But not now. Kim K, yeah, I could see her being “worth” it, because enough people are interested in her for them to make their money back on her. What news/gossip story about Paris these days is NOT about how much of a loser she is? You won’t be able to find one that doesn’t at least refer to her as a “faded star.” No one thinks she’s hot shit these days. So, yeah, those numbers are bullshit.

      • Arabprincess says:

        Umm no one is paying Kim k any money to do appearances anymore! People are so sick of her. Why do you think she’s always flying to different countries for appearances? Lol. She literally goes to these poor countries to do appear in some club for 45 mins and take pics. Paris had a longer running fame if you will. It stated from 2002 till 2007. Kim only got mainstream fame in 2010 and people are already sick of her fake boring fraudulent ways. When Paris star was starting to fade away she was going to overseas to do appearances. She is super big in Japan France and other places in Europe

    • Cazzie says:

      Yeah I’m calling BS on these numbers.

      It’s hard to see how a celebrity could add that much value to an evening’s take at a club – I could see up to $50,000 for a celebrity, or even $75,000 would still add enough value to an event because of the increased publicity so that the promoter could afford to pay the appearance fee.

      But to think that anyone besides Russian oligarchs and Middle Eastern sheiks will pay $500,000 – $750,000 is silly (and from what I understand, the above types seem to expect certain ‘extras’ to be provided with an appearance fee that high).

      Think about it – there’s only so many $500 bottles of booze that a club can sell in one night. These fees are publicity and not reality. Take off a zero.

  6. dahlianoir says:

    She’s filthy rich so… No, I’m not sad for her.

  7. oh dear says:

    oh come on, hes giving the thumbs up, theyre both posers lol

    well, here’s me hoping kimberly will continue following in paris’ footsteps and also stop getting paid that much. i remember a time when she was opening something or attending another for money almost every day. nowadays theres hardly any of that in the celeb news. sooo im hoping its coming to an end!

    besides, shes gonna be a “mother” soon and busy ordering her three nannies around. hopefully :)

    i think its time for a new celebutante!

  8. SunnySide says:

    Is there something wrong with the left side of her face? She is never photographed from that side.

    I’d like to see her settle down and do something with her life. Not marriage and kids, I’m sure she’d be a terrible mother, but do something that would instill self worth. She is 32 years old, time to take herself seriously! Get involved in the background of her family business, do charity work and volunteer, something! Watching her desperately cling to the waning final seconds of her fame is nauseating.

  9. MyLeNe - Montreal says:

    Kim Kardashian will drop one day !

  10. s says:

    her boyfriend looks like he’s in high school?

  11. NeNe says:

    Why on earth would anybody want to pay to hang out with this???

  12. Bubbaang says:

    Maybe he sticks around for the Adderal.

  13. Laura says:

    Hoping the same will happen to Kim Kartrashian!

  14. Murphy says:

    Yeah 250K sounds way too high for her, maybe thats why I never see her advertised anywhere.

  15. Minnie says:

    If she bends her back any further when she poses she’ll topple backwards.

  16. mar says:

    WTF???? What is wrong with anyone that would pay her to party??????

  17. Karen says:

    If she wants more money she will have to do reality tv again. If the Kardashian show stopped they would slowly disappear too. But being a heiress plus getting 6 figures to go to clubs plus her merchandising… I doubt she really is hurting bad enough for the tv show. Maybe she will just have a baby. Tabloids love babies.

  18. Dawn says:

    Oh please Paris, grow up! You are now in your 30′s and doing the same old pose from your 20′s. The thing is no one cares about you any more. Find a job, get an education, get rid of the boy and find a man and please stop trying so hard to be relevent. Your day has come and gone. Live with it.

  19. KellyinSeattle says:

    Wow, her boyfriend looks like he’s in Backstreet Boys….I’m tired of looking at her pout, but I do think she’s pretty. She just has such a calculating air about her.

  20. Jaana says:

    She needs to grow up. No one cares about her anymore and the ways she tries to get attention are so over, she cant portray the mean girl dancing on tabletop behavior because she is constantly being called out on. She needs to take a look a look at Nicole Richie, Wife, mom, fashion designer. Its like no one can get through to Paris and tell her she needs to clean up her act. Trust me she can reinvent herself but she chooses not to.

  21. sarah says:

    what in gods name is she doing with that child??

  22. virginia5 says:

    Can someone explain to me how one would cut themselves while skiing. :/

    I still can’t with River, he looks like he is 15.

  23. RobN says:

    I live near Lake Tahoe and they’ve been advertising the crap out of her appearance for months, billboards, television, radio, the whole thing. I believe the $250K because I’d guess they spent at least another $75-$100K simply on the advertising.

    We may not think she’s worth it, but the folks who run that casino have figured out to the cent what they’re going to get out of that appearance fee.

  24. Kim says:

    This is more than most of the public earns in a year. Paltry compared to what she got in her hey day but not paltry by any means for someone in their 30′s with no education or talent.

  25. Madriani's Girl says:

    Excuse me, but why is anyone paying her to do anything other than go away?

  26. skuddles says:

    Ugh, look at her using her boy toy’s owie to promote her skanky, attention-starved self.

    What idiot would pay her $250 k to promote an event??? I thought herpes were free…

  27. Jayna says:

    I don’t believe for a second she got 250 K here in the States where her reality show got such low ratings it was cancelled. She’s rarely papped here. Over in Dubai maybe that much. She can’t get that much over here now.

  28. NerdMomma says:

    I agree, I bet she gets 30k, max. I truly believe that these “stories” from “insiders” are actually PR plants that are basically advertisements trying to sell promoters on the idea that she’s worth that much. And calling it a discount at that!

  29. Lauren says:

    She looks so much like her aunt kim in these pictures- the resemblance is uncanny. Never noticed it before

  30. dorothy says:

    The star has faded and set on this one.

  31. Str8Shoote says:

    I’d pay this skank $250K NOT to show up if I had the money!!!

  32. Nikki L. says:

    It cracks me up whenever the tabs call her “the heiress”. If you read about the Hiltons, it’s clear that she’s an “heiress” in name only; she won’t be seeing any of the Hilton hotel fortune.

    Don’t get me wrong, she’s still rich as hell from her own devices, but not because she’s an heiress.

  33. e.non says:

    she’s really kind of pathetic… early 30s; and how many guys has she had in these intervening 15 years.

    there’s no one with any decency in her social class who would dare to marry her; she’s gonna be trolling dj parties for the rest of her life.

  34. Dee says:

    I live in this area and have close family and friends who work at the place where the club is. Paris showed up almost three hours late, stayed for ten minutes, and left. The suite they gave her in the same venue was flooding water down the hall earlier in the evening but when security went up to check on her they weren’t let in, water was coming out from under the door, and it reeked like weed. Her suite was totally destroyed.

  35. Eddie says:

    Is it just me or are they looking a bit like Heidi and Spencer?

  36. Eddie says:

    I just checked. These numbers are nuts. Her real fees are about 10% of what this article claims.

  37. Bill S. says:

    She is getting fat and bloated–look at her gut!

  38. crazycatlady says:

    I’m just aghast at a world where there are people who pay any amount of money for people like her to make “appearances,” and even more aghast that these people pay these “appearance” fees because there are other people out there who will pay a silly cover charge to get into a “party” where they then pay ridiculous drink charges, just because a flyer tells them someone like her is going to “be there.”