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Whitney Houston thinks crack is whack. I think Whitney Houston charging 1.4 million dollars an hour to perform at a charity event is whack.

Yep, you read that correctly. Pop singer Whitney Houston is charging nearly $1.4 million dollars to perform for one hour at an upcoming charity event in London. In case you’re slow with math, that works out to be about 56,000 dollars-a-minute…almost 10,000 dollars a second. Who would pay that price? The Daily Mail reported that billionaire philanthropist John Caudwell dished out the moola in hopes the singer might ensure the fundraiser’s success.

An anonymous source (how mysterious) said:

“John is hoping Whitney will be worth it. He thinks it’s important to raise the profile of the charity, and eye-catching stars such as Whitney Houston are exactly the sort of people he’s hoping to attract.”

And there’s more! In addition to the crazy ass salary, Whitney is demanding 35 rooms at two five-star hotels, specific food products and various other supplies for her traveling entourage. That’s one hell of an entourage for 1 hour of Do-Re-Mi!

I’m sorry Whitney, but I’m afraid I must unveil the Ecorazzi third generation, recycled and non-chemically treated Paddle of Shame, and administer upon you 3 green whacks. ONE-TWO-THREE!! I hope you know that hurt Mother Earth way more than it hurt you!

 Update: Further reports show that Whitney will be getting paid £1.4 million which actually mean  $2.78 million dollars. THAT’S INSAAAAANNNNNEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Emily

    Diva. And not in a good way.

  • http://TheGoGreenBlog.com The Go Green Blog

    OMG…I guess she doesn’t know what the word “Charity” means. So Sad!

  • Miko

    You people are RETARDED!!

    1st of all, the REAL “fee” is 1.4 million POUNDS or $2.8 million.

    And SECOND, the guy is OFFERING Whitney that money. She didn’t demand shit. He is a BILLIONAIRE and is offering to pay her 2.8 million, which for BOTH of them, is pocket change.

    In case you don’t know, Whitney is worth well over $125 million dollars IN ADDITION TO a $100 million dollar contract she has with Arista.

    Whoever wrote this article needs to get their damn facts right.

  • http://mitzieskill.com Donna

    Let’s also remember that the Charity is willing to pay her this sum. It’s madness on both ends. And there are lots of other more “charitable” stars who can sing. Anyone ask Erika Badu? or Mary J. Blige?

  • http://www.ecorazzi.com michael

    Conversions aside, I think it’s the fact that she would accept this offer for the cash in the first place that’s troublesome.

  • http://www.allbeliefs.com becky

    Mika, are you prepared to back up your facts?

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  • Zz

    I don’t see the problem. It’s not “troublesome.” Are you for real? Pretend you’re mega-star. Now pretend you’re constantly getting thousands of requests for your time. It’s a little scary that sometimes some of you forget that celebrities are human beings too.

    This is a gig. It’s the charity’s choice. Caudwell, the guy paying for the talent of the event, is a billionaire.

    High profile artists get paid a lot. Houston is certainly still one of the highest profile singers there is, especially since her performances are rare now. He wouldn’t be offering a lot of money for talent if he didn’t think it was a good investment.

    Maybe in an ‘ideal’ world, all celebrities would personally use some of their time to champion any & all causes that request their time. Instead of being hypocrites, focus on people who *are* helping and not cast such negative judgments on any artist who’s choosing to be paid his or her worth.

  • James

    What’s frightening is that someone still thinks she’s worth a few million an hour.

  • http://www.moodmodeling.com Nippy2

    YOU ALL AINT SEE NOTHING YET…..kiss my ass< kiss my ass>>>>>lol

    THATS WHAT WHITNEY IS SAYING….YOU DO YOUR THING WHITNEY, I DONT HEAR NOBODY SAY, ITS A BILLIONAIRE PAYING HER TO PERFORM FOR HIS CLOSE FRIENDS….COME ON NOW, QUIT WITH THE NONSENSE….WHITNEY HAS HER OWN CHARITY…”CHILDREN ARE THE FUTURE” SHE HAS DONATED MORE THAN 1.4 MIL TO COME ON U WASHUPS/

  • parrish

    Miko- I think you love me.

    Nippy2- It’s amazing how a simple LOL can take the sting out of a “kiss my ass” request.

    Everyone- Whitney charges too much frigin money for a charity event. End of story!

  • Zz

    Charging “too much” is basically defined as ‘more than what someone’s willing to pay.’ That’s not the case. Anyway, onward to other pressing matters… :P

  • http://na Sydney Simon

    So what if WH is getting 2.8Mill for a sing a long.

    She will blow it on crack in a year.

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  • getreal

    i don’t think you guys know anything about high profile charity events. for the £1.4 million they paid whitney, they’ll probably raise £5 million more since this will heighten the publicity for the event, especially since whitney doesn’t perform as often as she used to.

  • Mac

    She can’t sing anymore so do people come to gawk or what?

  • http://www.whitney-info.com Jade Williams

    Whitney, one of the world’s greatest music legends, irrespective of her recent problems, is the queen of music and the 1.4m is nothing, U people are all sick! This is Whitney Houston we talking about.

  • Joe Blow

    “recent problems”? She’s been a crackhead for the better part of the last 10 years.
    Duh
    Anyone see the video of her TRYING to sing today?? LOL
    She left the stage before ONE song was done. Couldn’t hit HALF the notes!

  • Chris

    Whitney Houston is the greatest voice of ALL time…… I would pay her generously to sing at an event I was hosting. Maybe my wedding? Celebrities are always doing appearances for paychecks. You would too. When someone is as blessed and talented as Ms. Houston, folks are always trying to bring them down. It’s so easy to judge anyone based on a story on the internet………..
    Whitney I love you and wish lots of success, peace, love and joy!!!!!!!!!