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Celebrities Being Paid to Attend Coachella

Posted by: Jason Tate (04/07/14)
I guess it's a big deal or a "scandal" or something in the blogosphere that some celebrities are being paid to go to Coachella and hang out this year. I'll continue not caring at all and being jealous no one pays me to show up places. Hey, McDonalds: I mouse over your banner ad at least once a day and blow my ear drums out -- a few free passes, yeah?
The Coachella music festival in California kicks off Friday, and while tickets are selling for hundreds of dollars online, Confidenti@l has learned how much celebs are being paid to attend the event. Lea Michele will earn a cool $20,000 from Lacoste to wear its clothes while she rocks out to headliners OutKast, Muse and Arcade Fire, while Vanessa Hudgens is being paid $15,000 by McDonald’s to hit the festival.

Some stars are still looking for companies to pony up the cash in exchange for plugging their products. We hear Aaron Paul is asking for $15,000 and at least 2 VIP passes, while Kate Bosworth is demanding double that. Joe Jonas is seeking somewhere under $20,000, while British fashion blogger Louise Roe wants $5,000 and three tickets. Coachella runs this coming weekend and April 18-20.
 
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07:06 PM on 04/07/14
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Can't blame them. I'd attend a festival and wear almost anything that didn't have hate speech written on it for $20,000.
07:12 PM on 04/07/14
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Ive never thought about this before, but I'm not surprised. $15k from McDonalds, though??
07:19 PM on 04/07/14
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Celebrities being paid as sponsors for companies, GET OUTTA TOWN!
07:19 PM on 04/07/14
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07:20 PM on 04/07/14
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I hope no one is mad at this. This is like... essentially what marketing is? Paying for your brands to get noticed by a lot of people who are gonna buy your stuff?
07:29 PM on 04/07/14
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If anything I hope some of these celebs hype up certain artists and help get them more exposure.
07:29 PM on 04/07/14
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I'm jealous. Can't be mad at all. Famous people get tons of crap all the time. Have you guys seen the gift bags for the Academy Award losers???
07:44 PM on 04/07/14
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I hope no one is mad at this. This is like... essentially what marketing is? Paying for your brands to get noticed by a lot of people who are gonna buy your stuff?

It's certainly lame though and has little to nothing to do with alternative culture. Coachella seems to be full of assholes anyway.
07:49 PM on 04/07/14
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I want to get this famous someday.
07:55 PM on 04/07/14
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But seriously can we please get rid of that McDonalds add. It is actually one of the most annoying things about coming here.
07:56 PM on 04/07/14
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That McDonald's banner ad is the worst
08:12 PM on 04/07/14
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that McDonalds ad. Ugh. Glad Adblock exists. Downloaded and installed it solely to block it.
08:22 PM on 04/07/14
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So does Mcdonald's girl have carry around a soggy cheeseburger the entire time she's there?
08:32 PM on 04/07/14
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Someone send Aaron Paul a Title Fight shirt.
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