Madonna's $1 Million Hotel Bill
Pop superstar MADONNA blew a reported $1 million (GBP680,000) at a hotel in Argentina last week (beg01Dec08) - so she and her crew could live in luxury during the South American leg of her Sticky + Sweet tour.
The singer spent the incredible sum at the exclusive Four Seasons resort in Buenos Aires, while she performed a string of gigs in the city.
Madonna is said to have splashed out $9,000 (GBP6,160) a night to stay in the hotel's luxury suite - a private mansion in the grounds - while her 200 backing dancers, singers, make-up artists, choreographers, managers and security took up another 110 rooms, costing a minimum of $600 (GBP410) each.
A source tells Irish newspaper the Sunday World, "When they check out on Tuesday, with room service and extras the bill will top $1 million. This is the finest hotel in South America, offering every luxury you could possibly imagine, and it doesn't come cheap.
We've had some pop stars and presidents before, but nothing quite like this."
Madonna flew into the city last Sunday (30Nov08) by private jet ahead of four planned concerts in Buenos Aires, but the opening night in the city was axed after a load of equipment for the show reportedly failed to turn up on time.