In the Midst of Financial Apocalypse, Dubai Can’t Get Kylie Out of Their Head

According to this report from Bloomberg, “Dubai defied the economic crisis last night as stars flocked to South African billionaire Sol Kerzner’s Atlantis resort for a $20 million party that included the world’s largest fireworks display dazzling enough to be seen from space and a performance by pop singer Kylie Minogue.”

Fireworks that can be seen from space and Kylie Minogue? We think there’s a disconnect. She will always be the poor man’s Madonna to us. Odds are Kerzner used a British party planner — even frosty Queen Elizabeth flips out over Kylie.

If you were spending a reported $4.4 million to book the talent at the best party ever, who would you hire as the entertainment?