This year's Coachella tickets may have sold out in less than three hours, but, according to a newspaper report, it’s the stars that are getting paid the big bucks to attend this year's music fest. Reps for many of the stars named in the article, however, are now disputing the story.
Glee actress Lea Michele is said to be receiving $20,000 from Lacoste to wear the French fashion label's clothes, reports New York Daily News, but since the story broke her representative and a spokesperson for Lacoste vehemently dispute the story. A Lacoste publicist tells THR "this story is 100 percent false."
The story also details that Spring Breakers star Vanessa Hudgens is getting paid $15,000 by McDonald's to attend the three-day event. Since Lacoste and McDonald's are set to throw their own respective parties (Lacoste is hosting its 5th Annual Desert Pool Party and McDonald's is presenting a daytime soiree at Bootsy Bellows Estate), it's likely that any deals with stars include attending those bashes.
Not all celebrities have a sponsor for the fest yet, as Need for Speed actor Aaron Paul is, according to the newspaper, asking for $15,000 and at least 2 VIP passes. Meanwhile, music fest desert queen Kate Bosworth is said to be asking for twice as much. A rep for former Fashion Star host Louise Roe denies to THR that she wants $5,000 and three tickets, as did a rep for Joe Jonas, reportedly seeking $20,000 to attend Coachella. Jonas' rep says the information isn't true and that he has "never demanded or asked" for that amount.
We hear the figures to wear clothes go as high as $50,000 for Coachella-attending celebs, according to an L.A.-based denim company.
Coachella kicks off April 11-13 for weekend one, followed by another weekend of performances from April 18-20.