Lindsay Lohan was paid $100,000 to party in London
The 26-year-old star was allegedly offered the generous sum by Brunei`s Prince Haji Abdul Azim - who is third in line to the throne of the Southeast Asian nation - in exchange for her ringing in the New Year (31.12.12) at his annual fancy gala.
The `Liz & Dick` actress is struggling to pay off her tax debts and has reportedly been evicted from her $8,000-a-month mansion, so she jumped at the chance of being put up in the luxurious five-star Dorchester hotel all expenses paid.
A source told the New York Daily News newspaper: "Prince Azim not only flew her out; he put her up in a beautiful suite in the Dorchester for the weekend and following the party. Her mom, Dina, is also in London with her at the hotel and attended the party."
The 30-year-old celebrity-mad heir also reportedly paid Lionel Richie a massive $250,000 to perform and offered $75,000 to his favourite buxom beauty, Pamela Anderson, to attend the wild party.
Prince Azim is known for his extravagant bashes, and his New Year`s celebration is particularly infamous. Held annually in the 10,300-square-foot ballroom at the posh hotel in Mayfair, guests` gift bags are filled with diamonds and expensive hi-tech gadgets.
The insider added: "He rents the ballroom and does this for his amusement. He rents the ballroom and pays stars to show up. Lindsay went because she`s that desperate for a paycheque."
Lindsay`s father Michael wasn`t impressed when he heard the news, and commented to Confidenti@l: "Now she`s getting paid for dates?"