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tennisIlove09
Dec 12th, 2006, 01:51 AM
Enrique and Kournikova's million-dollar Hannuka performance in Israel


New York, Dec 11 (ANI): Spanish crooner Enrique Iglesias and his ladylove Anna Kournikova, are leading a contingent of jet-setters to Israel to help billionaire Arcadi Gaydamak celebrate Hanukkah, for a million dollars. http://www.dailyindia.com/images/spacer.gifhttp://www.dailyindia.com/images/spacer.gif http://www.dailyindia.com/images/spacer.gifhttp://www.dailyindia.com/images/spacer.gif

The singer and his Russian beauty, who was once a top-10 tennis player, need 30 luxury hotel rooms for their entourage, and they've already requested that mineral water and freshly squeezed orange juice be placed in their own room at 7 a.m., Israel's Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reports.

Ukrainian-born Gaydamak made his fortune in import/export in France, but fled in 2000 when an arrest warrant was issued charging him with tax evasion and selling arms to Angola.

To avoid extradition, he has been cultivating goodwill by giving large sums to Israeli charities.

On Dec. 21, on the eve of the lighting of the seventh Hanukkah candle, 1,000 guests - including Benjamin Netanyahu - are expected at the Hilton Hotel in Tel Aviv to hear Iglesias sing. (ANI)

goldenlox
Dec 12th, 2006, 01:53 AM
Will Shahar Peer be there?

Kournikova's $1m party fee


Tuesday Dec 12 06:56 AEDT

Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias will help a Jewish billionaire celebrate Hanukkah — but their price is raising eyebrows.
The one-time tennis player and Enrique Iglesias are charging Arcadia Gaydamak $1 million to show-up at his party.
The Russian beauty has also demanded 30 luxury hotel rooms for their entourage, the New York Post reports.
The couple will be among 1000 guests celebrating the Jewish festival at the Hilton Hotel in Tel Aviv on December 21, according to reports.

Miranda
Dec 12th, 2006, 02:12 AM
strange, strange, how could they demand $$$ if the hoist is kind enough to invite you for parties :confused: :confused:

go hingis
Dec 12th, 2006, 02:14 AM
Another case of the rich getting away with shit. I don't see anything wrong with their appearance money but they could make that money without making a criminal happy.

goldenlox
Dec 12th, 2006, 02:14 AM
strange, strange, how could they demand $$$ if the hoist is kind enough to invite you for parties :confused: :confused:$1 million and 30 rooms in the Tel Aviv Hilton.
That guy must really want Anna and Enriqe at his party.

WhatTheDeuce
Dec 12th, 2006, 10:03 AM
LOLz.

auntie janie
Dec 12th, 2006, 12:55 PM
strange, strange, how could they demand $$$ if the hoist is kind enough to invite you for parties :confused: :confused:

Enrique is being paid to perform at the party, not just to show up. Obviously, he doesn't care what sort of criminal is paying him as long as he gets paid. Looks like Enrique & Anna will do anything for money, even when they've already got millions. :p

goldenlox
Dec 12th, 2006, 03:03 PM
Looks like Enrique & Anna will do anything for money, even when they've already got millions. :pHe's going to sing some songs. That's how he makes his living. Anna is going to enjoy the party.

SpankMe
Dec 12th, 2006, 03:28 PM
Shouldn't this thread be in the Non-Tennis section.

goldenlox
Dec 12th, 2006, 03:50 PM
It's news related to a former player, like Chrissie's divorce, or dancing with stars. Or becoming a nun.

Tennisation
Dec 12th, 2006, 05:38 PM
Shouldn't this thread be in the Non-Tennis section.
LOL, someone trying to be a smartazz and got owned!

SUPER
Dec 12th, 2006, 05:48 PM
Pay to hear enrique? Money? Oh my, those israelis are crazy:tape:

Sefo
Dec 12th, 2006, 06:20 PM
Pay to hear enrique?

If it happens Enrique to play live, not only he won't be paid, but will be charged $1 million.:tape: :tape: :tape:

JonBcn
Dec 12th, 2006, 07:27 PM
Ladylove?

ladylove!?!?

I love this sentence though:

The singer and his Russian beauty, who was once a top-10 tennis player, need 30 luxury hotel rooms for their entourage, and they've already requested that mineral water and freshly squeezed orange juice be placed in their own room at 7 a.m., Israel's Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reports.

Like, as if charging a million dollars for showing their faces and needing 30 rooms weren't enough, the greedy bastards have the nerve to request orange juice and mineral water!! And they want in the same room as them!

It's a scandal!

sapir1434
Dec 12th, 2006, 07:29 PM
Arcadi Gaydamak :tape: :o

Reuchlin
Dec 12th, 2006, 07:37 PM
It's news related to a former player, like Chrissie's divorce, or dancing with stars. Or becoming a nun.

:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Princeza
Dec 12th, 2006, 07:54 PM
i hope he wont perform like this (french radio)

http://media.odeo.com/files/8/6/5/547865.mp3

rjd1111
Dec 12th, 2006, 07:54 PM
strange, strange, how could they demand $$$ if the hoist is kind enough to invite you for parties :confused: :confused:


He is going to perform. Performers get paid.

rjd1111
Dec 12th, 2006, 07:58 PM
He's going to sing some songs. That's how he makes his living. Anna is going to enjoy the party.


Anna is also an attraction. Many guests will want to meet her.
She'll be shmoozing the party. So why not get paid for her
celebrity.

WhatTheDeuce
Dec 12th, 2006, 08:01 PM
i hope he wont perform like this (french radio)

http://media.odeo.com/files/8/6/5/547865.mp3
*dead* :haha:

goldenlox
Dec 13th, 2006, 12:04 AM
Anna is also an attraction. Many guests will want to meet her.
She'll be shmoozing the party. So why not get paid for her
celebrity.I guess that's true. Enrique does most of his concerts without Anna being there, so if she's flying to Tel Aviv, this billionaire must really want her there.

morningglory
Dec 13th, 2006, 12:45 AM
30 rooms... is she planning to bring her whole high school class there with her? :o

perseus2006
Dec 13th, 2006, 01:34 AM
You see, it's ok for Israeli's to pursue Nazi's who committed "Crimes Against Humanity" on jews and it's also ok for a rich guy to live peacefully in Israel who committed his "Crimes Against Humanity" on non-jews.

Such is the righteousness of a theocratic, apartheid state.

Miranda
Dec 13th, 2006, 08:09 AM
:haha: :haha: If it happens Enrique to play live, not only he won't be paid, but will be charged $1 million.:tape: :tape: :tape:

goldenlox
Dec 13th, 2006, 02:10 PM
Arcadi Gaydamak initiates unique \"Chanukah\" party December 13 2006
Russian-born tycoon Arcadi Gaydamak is planning a major charity event in Tel Aviv aimed at bringing together Jews and Arabs. The main goal of this event is to raise funds for high risk children, while all proceeds from the event will be donated to the Variety Children\'s Charity.

According to press reports, Gaydamak will host the \"Chanukah\" party on December 21 with a diverse group of guests including representatives from the Arab, Bedouin and Druze communities and World War veterans, in addition to Israeli youth, dignitaries and celebrities. Senior politicians and businesspersons were also invited to the event. All in all, some 1,000 people are to be invited by Gaydamak, reported Ynet.

“A cooperative event such as the one financed by Gaydamak is more than welcome at a time like this,” said one local invitee who preferred not to be mentioned by name.

“Bridging cultural and economic gaps is a step most people in Gaydamak’s position neglect. Hopefully, people will learn form this initiative as well,” he added.

Meir Lau, former chief Rabbi of Israel, will be responsible for the religious ceremony to be held during the event, which will include the lighting of the traditional “menorah” for the Chanukah celebrations. Jelly donuts, a traditional pastry served during the eight day-long Jewish holiday, will also be enjoyed by the partygoers.

However, the major highlight of the event will be Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias and his Russian partner Anna Kournikova, a former tennis player. Enrique, who will perform for the first time in Israel, is son of famous Spanish star, Julio Iglesias.

This is not the first time Gaydamak has been involved in such activities. In the past, he generously helped poor sectors in Israeli society. Gaydamak, for instance, stood behind the initiative to evacuate residents from northern Israel during the recent war with Hizbullah. Several weeks ago, he financed the mass vacation of residents of Sderot, the southern Israeli town which was bombed daily by Gaza rockets before the truce was declared.

In addition, Gaydamak has called for boosting cooperation between Israelis and Arabs. Within this framework, Gaydamak has also helped finance an Israeli-Arab football team, amongst other regional philanthropic projects.