Kylie to get royal treatment in Argentina

First some thieves in Colombia swiped computers and passports from her entourage. Then Kylie Minogue's flight crew accidentally landed her in the wrong place in Venezuela.

After such a bad start to the pop princess' Latin American tour, Argentina is taking no chances, promising her security and attention befitting of royalty.

"We have always taken security very seriously for artists such as Lenny Kravitz, the world's best footballers, and even the King of Spain. For Kylie Minogue it will be no different," Argentinian event organiser Marisol Koren of Fenix Entertainment Group said.

"We have elaborate plans in place to make sure Kylie's stay is safe, pleasurable and that the show is a success."

Koren said Kylie's one-off show at the GEBA Club in Buenos Aires on November 15 was selling out fast.

"It doesn't get much bigger than Kylie Minogue," she said. "People love her here."

The Argentinian media has cheekily suggested Kylie is in search of a Latin lover after she revealed on Argentinian television that she was single and open to "a few drinks" with a new man.

"Kylie has not ruled out the possibility of taking home a souvenir from these latitudes," ventured the popular online daily Infobae.

Kylie must be hoping the Argentinian leg goes better than the ones that went before it.

A few days ago, brazen thieves swiped computers, cameras and passports from her support crew as they carried out pre-show tests in Colombia.

And then her flight to the Venezuelan capital Caracas was diverted 150km away to Valencia, reportedly due to a bungle by the crew.

The mixup left hundreds of fans who had gathered at Caracas International Airport in limbo. Many had come bearing gifts such as Venezuelan rum and tulips, Minogue's favourite flower.

The error also forced the petite songstress to cancel a scheduled media conference but despite the botched arrival Kylie fever continues to grip Venezuela, where she was to perform today (AEDT).

The social networking site Facebook boasts 15 Venezuelan-based fan groups dedicated to the star. And last night tickets for her concert at the Caracas Poliedro were as rare as hens' teeth.

Next stop will be Peru, and then on to Brazil, Chile and Argentina.


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