Minnelli Plays Bat Mitzvah For Free
LIZA MINNELLI performed at a Bat Mitzvah celebration for the daughter of US hair transplant pioneer Dr JOEL KASSIMIR on Saturday (11NOV06) - and waived her usual $250,000 (GBP139,000) fee. The 60-year-old performed five songs at CHARLOTTE KASSIMIR's coming of age ceremony at New York's Marquee club, which was decorated with pink and white crystals by designer ED LIBBY at a cost of $1 million (GBP550,000). A source tells the New York Post, "Liza is an old family friend and did it as a favour. She can command $250,000 a show and usually doesn't get out of bed for less than that." Minnelli, watched by guests including former champion boxer LENNOX LEWIS, told Charlotte, "Enjoy being a girl because life goes by in a snap."