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Celebrities Reportedly Paid Thousands to Attend Coachella

Corporations paying up to $20,000 for actors to show up to California fest

picture-22380-1373903912By: Dan Reilly // April 7, 2014

If you broke the bank to buy Coachella passes, you’re about to get really angry. While fans paid at least $375 for a three-day pass, celebrities are apparently getting paid up to $20,000 just to attend the Indio, California festival, New York Daily News reports.

According to their gossip division Confidenti@l, Glee star Lea Michele will earn $20,000 from Lacoste just for being there (and wearing their clothes), while McDonald’s is paying Vanessa Hudgens $15,000 for an unknown promotion. Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, who once played in a celebrity kickball game with Guy Fieri at Lollapalooza, is supposedly asking for $15,000 and a few VIP passes, with Kate Bosworth looking for double that amount. And we’ll just present this sentence without comment: “Joe Jonas is seeking somewhere under $20,000, while British fashion blogger Louise Roe wants $5,000 and three tickets.”

So, if you happen to meet a celebrity while you’re wandering the grounds or enjoying the musical stylings of OutKast, Arcade Fire, Beck, and others, there’s a chance that they’re actually working-ish.