Earlier this summer we discussed the fact that Simon Cowell‘s “American Idol” salary would be reaching $45 million a year starting next season. With that kind of money, he can pretty much afford to do whatever he wants, and we’ve learned that Cowell does indeed plan to go all out when it comes time to celebrate his upcoming 50th birthday.
The big day isn’t until October, but apparently the guest list (which numbers over 400) and venue (Wrotham Park, an estate outside London) are already set. Attendees include Sir Elton John, Kevin Spacey, Denise Richards, Kate Moss, and Donald Trump and the affair will also feature performances from Il Divo, Westlife and Leona Lewis. So, with so much opulence it’s no surprise that the estimated cost for the party is $400,000. But of course that’s just a drop in Cowell’s diamond-encrusted bucket. More importantly though, we wonder if Paula Abdul‘s invited? [Photo: GettyImages]