Prince Azim of Brunei wants his upcoming 25th birthday celebration to be the most extravagant and that it “should be talked about for years to come.” So, he decided to pay nearly $10 million to have Michael Jackson show up to his party this weekend. And for that price, all he’s getting is Michael’s presence. The pop star isn’t even expected to be performing at this shindig. Um, yeah. I don’t know if this prince has cable, but I’ve seriously heard of better, more relevant performers showing up on episodes of “Sweet Sixteen,” but whatevs. Not that I don’t think that Michael Jackson used to be the shit, but this dude’s timing just seems off. It would be like getting all excited to see Britney dance around half naked with a snake on her now and not five years ago. Still, it sounds like it’s going to be a hell of a bash.
His advisors are even trying to lure Barbra Streisand over from California for the event.
And forget a slice of birthday cake and a balloon. His 200 VIP guests – including Jerry Hall, Pamela Anderson, Faye Dunaway, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss – will leave with goodie bags worth tens of thousands of pounds, stuffed with diamond jewellery, top-end Bose electrical goods, iPods and Â£400 tubs of Creme De La Mer face creams.
Barbara Streisand? Now, I know she’s a big deal, but seriously, is this prince turning 25 or 50? Whatever. I’m just jealous because I’ll be lucky if I can get Thai Elvis to sing “Fools Rush In” at least once on my birthday this year.