Sharon Stone walked away from her role hosting the World Music Awards after organisers failed to pay her in time, according to the actress' representative.
Pamela Anderson was drafted in as a last minute replacement for Stone after the Basic Instinct star pulled out of her hosting job just days before the ceremony in Monaco on 27 May (14).
It has now emerged Stone quit after she failed to receive payment for the work, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six. A representative for the actress tells the publication the story is "true" and "correct".
World Music Awards producer Melissa Corken explains there was a problem with Stone's payment as the actress allegedly declined to accept a cheque for the money.
She adds, "She was getting paid, but she didn't accept the form of payment we wanted to give her... One of our private board members was going to pay her - Sharon didn't want a personal cheque."