Kylie Minogue has found herself at the centre of a terrorism scare after British spies reportedly uncovered plans to target her forthcoming gig in the United Arab Emirates.
The singer, 40, is due to entertain a party of 2,000 high-profile guests at the opening of Dubai's $25,900 (€17,921)-a-night Atlantis Hotel on November 20.
She is expected to scoop a $3.7m (€2.5m) pay cheque for the performance, but her appearance has been thrown into doubt after it was revealed that British intelligence is investigating claims of a possible al-Qaida attack at the venue.
A source tells the UK's Daily Star Sunday newspaper: "There has been talk of attacks in internet chatrooms.
"There has also been surveillance on a number of suspects who pose a credible threat to the building and the people at the party."
The British Foreign Office has put the area on "high alert".
A spokesperson for the British Embassy in Dubai says: "We believe terrorists may be planning to carry out attacks in the United Arab Emirates.
"Attacks could be indiscriminate and could happen at any time, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers."