A listening party for the latest album by record honcho Tommy Mottola’s latest pop-singer spouse, Thalia, was less notable for the music than it was for the fact that writers in attendance were peevish about the “cash hors d’oeuvres” policy. “After hitting the open bar… and listening to some tracks from the LP, critics were stunned to be presented with menus by waitresses, who encouraged them to pay for their food,” reports Page Six. Apparently once greeted by said menus, the writers left en masse, and who could blame them? That $18 price tag for “bread and dips” at Nikki Beach, where the party was hosted, would barely be covered by the pennies they’d be paid for the five-word blurb this project would inevitably garner. Anyway, if you want to hear what those writers were missing while they tried to find a falafel cart, the video for Thalia’s “Ten Paciencia” is after the jump.
Maybe forcing the writers to pay their own way for food was some sort of… distraction strategy?