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50 Cent, Fergie -- Cha-Ching in the New Year

12/31/2009 4:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Nobody loves New Year's Eve like celebrities -- because unlike you, stars like 50 Cent, Pete Wentz and the Black Eyed Peas get paid a ton of cash to show up and party.

According to sources at, Fergie Ferg and the rest of the Peas will be kissing some serious green come midnight -- taking in more than $700,000 to show up and perform at LAX at the Luxor. As for the rest...

50 Cent -- $100,000 for a party at Pure at Caesars Palace.
LMFAO -- $75,000 to perform at a place called Silk in Temecula
Pete Wentz -- $30,000 to hang at Jet Nightclub in Vegas
Nik Richie (the guy from -- $20,000 to appear at Pure in Vegas

The cheapest of the group: Brody Jenner, who's pulling in a measly $10K to party at the Hotel Ganesvoort in Miami.

Rough life.

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