Monday, November 30, 2009

Dating Madonna Has Its Perks

Madonna's boyfriend - model slash DJ slash aspiring record producer - Jesus Luz is taking full advantage of his newfound celebrity.

After meeting the famous singer last December on the set of a W magazine shoot, he's since disassociated himself from the manager who booked him that job, moved to NYC where he enrolled in DJ school and is now one of those "celebrity DJs" commanding a hefty pay check.

According to the New York Times, for a 90-minute set earlier this month, his second professional gig as a DJ, Jesus was paid $15,000. Actually, that was a discounted rate, since we're in a recession and all. His standard rate is around $30,000! The Times said he demanded that amount to spin at a Las Vegas nightclub, but the club said hell to the no. Well, we are in a recession, after all.

Conversely, a year ago, he was making about $500 a day as a model in Rio de Janeiro.

"If you want to say he owes it all to Madonna, go ahead. He isn’t concerned with responding to those who say he’d be nothing without the singer," the Times points out.

As for the reports that his girlfriend, who he doesn't talk about, gives him a $10,000 monthly allowance, Jesus says it's not true.

And by the way, Jesus instructs you how to correctly pronounce his name: it sounds like “Zhay-ZOOSE. Loose.”

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