For many celebs New Year’s Eve is seen as more of a payday than a time to celebrate with friends and family. If your name is familiar enough to the masses, you could be offered a pretty penny to simply make an appearance at a club and party with fans. But there are some celebs this year who are more interested in staying out of the glow of the spotlight rather than collect a big check.
A recent report from Fox News discusses Lindsey Lohan’s decision to turn down all of the New Year’s Eve offers (some rumored to be in the 6 figures) she received this year from clubs in an attempt to lay low and change her party girl image. Her decision may be a wise one since she is still on probation and probably wants to show the judge and jury that she’s on track despite. Lohan, who also just posed for a highly publicized spread in Playboy magazine, plans to ring in the new year quietly at home with the help of a few friends.
According to a recent report from the New York Post, Ashton Kutcher has also chosen to turn down some very lucrative New Year’s Eve gigs. Kutcher’s attempt to stay out of the spotlight may be considered quite a change from his tell-all Twitter lifestyle he has lived in the past. But after being publically accused of having an affair with a 22-year-old and the highly publicized separation from Demi Moore, it is not surprising that the Two and a Half Men star would rather stay in the shadows this New Year’s Eve.
But there is one celeb who will not let her recent public foibles (a multi-million dollar TV wedding extravaganza to Kris Humphries followed by a divorce just weeks later) deter her from raking in the cash this New Year’s Eve. Kim Kardashian is reportedly pulling in the most out of all the celebs with a hefty paycheck of $600,000 to make multiple appearances in Las Vegas this year.
Will turning down a New Year’s Eve party host offer help these celebs rehab their image?
Do you think Kim Kardashian should take note from celebs like Ashton Kutcher and Lindsey Lohan and stay out of the New Year’s Eve spotlight this year?