Hollywood actor Christian Slater was shocked when he received a credit card bill of $14,400 (GBP8,000) - for the services of lapdancers during a trip to a London nightclub this week (ends11JUN04).

The TRUE ROMANCE star, 34, was stunned to be presented with the huge bill during a recent visit to the UK capital's SOPHISTICATS lap dancing hot spot - which resulted in him whisking six dancers off to a private room, according to Britain's DAILY MIRROR newspaper.

A source says, "Slater racked up a really hefty bill.

"Perhaps lap dancers are cheaper in America because he wasn't too happy about coughing up the cash. But he did eventually pay up.

"Christian was there on his own and he hand-picked the blonde bombshells to party on with him.

"He took them into the blacked-out VIP room where he enjoyed private dancers for hours."

A club spokesman adds, "There were two in particular he liked, both young blondes.

"He was having a hell of a lot of fun with them."

13/06/2004 10:23