Thursday, August 16, 2012

National Enquirer Blind Item

Which aging diva turned down performing at the Queen of England’s Diamond Jubilee in London because British officials would only pay for her hotel and airfare but balked at her demand for an exorbitant performance fee? The notorious cheapskate didn’t even RSVP to the queen’s invitation, so they settled for Grace Jones instead.

50 comments:

Grace said...

Barbara.
Bette performed for the queen 2 years ago.
I don't think anyone is asking Liza to perform.

figgy said...

Cher?

eris hilton said...

You don't settle for Grace Jones. Grace Jones settles for you.

The Dude said...

Madonna, since she lives in the UK and thinks she's British.

mamabot said...

My first guess was Madonna, but then after a little google research, my new guess is Celine.

Unknown said...

Elton John? ;)

Glitter said...

I think it is Celine, too.

Norseman said...
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Cathy said...

I had been thinking Aretha Franklin, since she's known for not paying her taxes...

Norseman said...

I was going to say Shirley Bassey, but she actually did perform!

camembert said...

Elton did perform at the Queen's Jubilee. Madonna doesn't live full time in the UK since her divorce. I like the Aretha Franklin and Celine Dion guesses so far.

califblondy said...

Is Celine a cheapo?

"Aging Diva" = Diana Ross

carolinec said...

Nooooo! Celine is Amazing!!!


Exhibit A:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEggoXwoXEY

Beth said...

Barbra or Diana

Cher and Madonna both live in the UK, or spend a lot of time there and have homes. The other two, not so much.

ALM said...

Tina Turner

Terri said...
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Miranda said...

I'm with eris hilton, Grace Jones is a fucking goddess and they are lucky to have had her!!

SusanB said...

Gotta be Barbra

Hmax17 said...

I was thinking Julie Andrews...

lazyday603 said...

You would think it would be somebody from the UK or the Commonwealth. but didn't Stevie Wonder appear? So it could be anybody. But other than Stevie Wonder the other performers that night were British.

Jeneral said...

Why should the diva perform for free?

EmEyeKay said...

One does not "settle" for Grace Jones!

@Eris Hilton - glad to see we agree.

crila16 said...

Liza Minelli.

SusanB said...

A: I don't think Julie Andrews can sing anymore because of some throat surgery.

B: I can't imagine Julie Andrews turning down something like this if she were invited, even if she had to pay her own way.

joymama said...

Grace Jones rocked it!

No clue on who passed up an opportunity to play for a world wide audience.

Tru Leigh said...

Liza with a Z.

MadMarlin69 said...

I was thinking Diana Ross all the way through.

Sadie said...

This screams Aretha Franklin

Garbanzo said...

It was Diana Ross, who Charlie-boy STILL has a crush on after all these years.

And yeah, Grace Jones was actually a major upgrade, and her act is what most people remember about the show.

Agent**It said...

...not lisa with an s ..

PunkinElf said...

I think it's Beyonce

Sherry said...

hmax17: Julie Andrews lost her voice due to surgery and sued for malpractice. They settled the lawsuit. Sad that she was misdiagnosed in the first place.

Diana Ross as the aging Diva. She also turned down Tyler Perry so this seems like something that old trick would do.

Hazeldazel said...

No, they would have asked someone from the Commonwealth (this is a U.K. celebration after all) - so someone from Britain, Canada or Australia.

If Julie Andrews could still sing (she can't) would have done it for free because she has class. *sniff* So I bet it's someone like Celine.

discoflux said...

What eris said. Great name, btw.

Ice Angel said...

I thought Babs only because of the notirously cheap comment. I don't know any of the others notorious for being cheap-divaish yet, but not necessarily cheap like Babs.

Unknown said...

whenever I hear diva I immediately think Mariah. depends on what we consider 'aging'. I'd say she is...

Texshan said...

It wouldn't necessarily be someone from the Commonwealth. Stevie Wonder and William (I refuse to refer to him as will i am) both performed.

Laura said...

Madonna.

jaariel said...

Kim Zolciak, FTW!

Jemtastic said...

Prince Charles is a huge fan of Barbra Streisand so it could be her.

Spring said...

Aretha Franklin won't fly and Barbra is notorious for being "thrifty".

kathrynnova said...

it sounds like the british officials are the notorious cheapskates. expecting a potentially non-british diva to perform for hotel and airfare only?

who worships a monarchy in the 21st century anyway?

Bubbles said...

This isn't Diana Ross as she isn't known for being a notorious cheapskate.

And the reason why she turned down Tyler Perry is because like many Black women of a certain age, my grandmother included, she finds his work a bit demeaning and coonish.

g.strathmore said...

Why would a non-British person perform for free for the Queen of England? I wouldn't do it. Screw royalty.

Henriette said...

I think it's Vadge or Babs. Both of them are notoriously cheap.

Scott said...

Madonna lives in New York.

carrowsboy said...

Totally Elton John.

mike rotch said...

elton john.

liteNOTSObrite said...

This.

revell48 said...

aretha franklin for sure

she is known to be a little greedy--expects to get paid for everything-the more she get the longer she stays--that why she only stays 20-30 minute each event

i even read she gets paid a large percent in cash!

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