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30 Ridiculous Celebrity Demands

It’s no secret some celebrities can get a little…imaginative…with their demands. While some demands are silly, others are downright unreasonable. Whether it’s a call in advance to a luxury hotel or written into a concert rider, some celebrities aren’t afraid to make special requests for their special needs. And boy are they special.

1. Barbra Streisand – During a recent visit to London, Barbra Streisand made similar requests at two different hotels. These included rose petals in the toilet (WTF? You’re just going to pee on them anyway), peach colored toilet tissue to match her complexion, and 120 designer bath towels, also in peach.

2. Christina Aguilera must have a police escort meet her at the airport and lead her limo because she refuses to deal with traffic. Backstage, she must have a jar of Flintstones Vitamins.

3. Mariah Carey insists a new toilet seat and gold faucets are installed in her hotel suite before she checks in. She flies in her own personal bed linens and must have enough of a certain kind of mineral water so she and her dog can bathe in it each day. Also, when on tour Mariah’s dressing room must contain one box of bendy straws, two air purifiers, puppies and kittens (oh dear Lord), an attendant to take her used chewing gum and Cristal champagne.

4. David Hasselhoff insists on a life sized cut of himself backstage.

5. Paul McCartney – No more and no less than 19 six foot tall leafy green plants and four six foot tall plants should adorn his dressing room.

6. Yul Brenner – Hotel rooms had to be painted a particular shade of beige prior to his stay. The kitchen of his suites had to be stocked with brown eggs, not white.

7. Eminem - Backstage Eminem must have a masseuse, a Play Station, basket ball hoop, ping pong table, and lots of fast food from different restaurants.

8. Rod Stewart – Has a special “darkening team” on staff to make sure no light comes into his room when he takes his afternoon nap.

9. Justin Timberlake requires someone go around every two hours to disinfect doorknobs.

10. Kevin Federline – Even the wannabes have demands. In his dressing room Kevin Federline must have a box of Altoids, 2 aromatherapy candles, Grey Goose Vodka, a six pack of Red Bull, Jack Daniels, GMC Energy Powder, and various and sundry catered items.

11. Sharon Stone – When Sharon Stone films, she insists on having a private home at her disposal plus the funds to pay staff members including a maid service and nannies.

12. James Brown – Once asked for two young ladies under the age of 21 and a woman’s hair dryer.

13. Sammy Davis, Jr. – An Assortment of groovy chicks. And his definition of “groovy” would be?

14. Beyonce - A fresh scrubbed and disinfected backstage toilet and temperatures of exactly 78 degrees.

15. Jennifer Lopez – Her coffee must be stirred counter clockwise. Trailers and backstage areas must be draped with white sheets and decorated with white rose and candles.

16. Brittany Murphy – On the set of her new movie she’s demanding a “specially prepared” peanut butter sandwich every hour.

17. Rose McGowan – Her “Grindhouse” co-stars were forbidden to wear red to the premiere because Rose was wearing red and didn’t want to be upstaged. Insecure much?

18. Janet Jackson – Insists that her limo be parked right outside her dressing room door so she doesn’t have to walk. Must have a chaise lounge and 10 black roses.

19. Johnny Depp – Likes his dressing room draped with Moroccan drapes and filled with candles and water pipes.

20. Madonna – Must have bottles of special Kabbalah water at her photo shoots and appearances. During her 2006 Confessions tour Madonna had to have a new toilet seat for each night.

21. Prince - Must have a physician back stage to administer B-12 shot.

22. Jennifer Hudson – A recent appearance was canceled due to her diva-ish demands including five cars, hair, makeup and security staff and baked chicken wings for breakfast.

23. Joss Stone – At a recent appearance, Joss requested a dozen long stemmed roses – with the thor

by Anonymousreply 3803/16/2015

Why would Kevin Federline need a dressing room?

by Anonymousreply 201/31/2012

R2, it's clear OP posted a list that is based on either myth or the preferences of stars whose fame ended years ago. Btw the Mariah rumor about her only bathing in Evian was debunked about seven or eight years ago.

by Anonymousreply 301/31/2012

Why the counterclockwise stirring for JLo? I am not a coffee drinker, but does it taste better like that?

by Anonymousreply 401/31/2012

I think the logic behind these odd demands is to make sure the contract has been fully read and followed.

If the venue shirks on the Flintstone vitamins, they will fail on other equipment/services a performer requires.

by Anonymousreply 501/31/2012

These are obviously old. Besides Britney Murphy, is Joss Stone still making appearances? I'm guessing Federline was hired to host nightclub parties like the Kardashians do these days.

Most of the "outrageous" celeb demands are the result of past issues that the celeb doesn't want repeated. For Beyonce, I'm guessing she's had to endure freezing cold or boiling hot dressing rooms that no one would fix when she asked.

by Anonymousreply 601/31/2012

I've dealt with a lot of these contracts and often the "star" is not even aware of the contents of the rider. Tour managers and assistants can and do add things for themselves and visitors/entourage and to look good to the star. "Look what we got you!"

Having said that, Yul Brynner really did go to town on his King and I 3.0 tour. That shade of shit brown dressing room was all over the U.S thanks to Yul who DID know what what in his rider Didn't he have a hot tub in every dressing room, too?.

by Anonymousreply 701/31/2012

Christina Agueliera, Sharon Stone and Beyonce all have smart requests - the others are stupid. If people are willing to do all that for them, why not ask?

by Anonymousreply 901/31/2012

George Burns thinks he's going to be in a movie and gets a swelled head and starts making demands.

George) OK Gracie you may stir my coffee.

Gracie) Stir? I thought you'd want me to get Esther Williams to swim around in it for awhile.

by Anonymousreply 1003/16/2015

[quote]Why the counterclockwise stirring for JLo? I am not a coffee drinker, but does it taste better like that?

The better question is how the fuck would she even know?

by Anonymousreply 1103/16/2015

When did Kevin Federline become famous?

by Anonymousreply 1203/16/2015

[quote]Why the counterclockwise stirring for JLo? I am not a coffee drinker, but does it taste better like that?

Her list of demands are outrageous, and that's half of what you see. This is why I don't care much for her.

by Anonymousreply 1303/16/2015

I don't care much for the people who indulge these demands. Why blame her for the morons willing to put up with the nonsense?

by Anonymousreply 1403/16/2015

R10's bumping old threads is just as cute now as it has been with all the others.

Cunt.

by Anonymousreply 1503/16/2015

Here's a word to the wise: Chances are if you demand that your coffee be stirred counterclockwise, it will have just the slightest hint of urine in its taste.

by Anonymousreply 1603/16/2015

"Barbra Streisand made similar requests at two different hotels. These included rose petals in the toilet"

It appears that Secondhand Rose prefers Number Two Rose.

by Anonymousreply 1703/16/2015

[quote]Why the counterclockwise stirring for JLo? I am not a coffee drinker, but does it taste better like that?

That is ridiculous! Some interviewer should ask her that if its true, just to embarrass her.

by Anonymousreply 1803/16/2015

The bitch can't stir her coffee herself? Sheesh!

by Anonymousreply 1903/16/2015

J-LO must think she's the Queen of Romania.

by Anonymousreply 2003/16/2015

Justin Timberlake will only wear brand new, out of the package undies. Has them thrown away rather than washed and reused.

But he's cute, talented and fuckable so I'd give him some slack on that.

by Anonymousreply 2103/16/2015

Mariah Carey shits hummingbirds, she doesn't actually need a toilet.

by Anonymousreply 2203/16/2015

Didn't Van Halen invent this schtick back in the 70's with the infamous "No brown M&M's" request?

by Anonymousreply 2303/16/2015

When Gordon Lightfoot toured here all he asked for was lots of hot coffee.

by Anonymousreply 2403/16/2015

[quote]Justin Timberlake will only wear brand new, out of the package undies. Has them thrown away rather than washed and reused.

Do people actually think they're wearing clean underwear when it comes right out of the package as if a couple of angels made them, folded them and wrapped them in the plastic and then it was flown to the store shelf on the back of a unicorn?

They need to be washed prior to wearing.

by Anonymousreply 2503/16/2015

Taylor Swift needs twizzlers, water and freshly sliced lean chicken breast.

by Anonymousreply 2603/16/2015

I used to ridicule all these celebrity demands but then I watched the three part documentary of the London luxury hotel Claridge's. Some of the wealthiest people in the world stay there and some of them have big demands. The thing that really came through to me from the documentary was that whatever the customers demand they themselves will pay for it. I mean really, if Madonna wants a new toilet seat every night who gives a fuck. She pays it herself.

People who have tens and hundreds of millions do what they want with their money. Who cares if they want to spend some of that for things that seem ridiculous for us poor little fucks.

Obviously if celebs demand things and expect to get it for free it's completely different. But I suppose they end up paying the stuff themselves somehow anyway.

by Anonymousreply 2703/16/2015

The demands in question aren't too bad with the exception of J.Ho. Her coffee has to be stirred counter clock wise? Oh, c'mon now!

Now, that's just being a bitchy diva.

by Anonymousreply 2803/16/2015

[quote]Didn't Van Halen invent this schtick back in the 70's with the infamous "No brown M&M's" request?

Yup, that's why I don't listen to Van Halen.

by Anonymousreply 2903/16/2015

Justin Timberlake is a slight germaphobe, which explains the underwear and doorknobs.

by Anonymousreply 3003/16/2015

And the truth is that Timberlake sells the used ones on eBay, so it's really not an extravagance.

by Anonymousreply 3103/16/2015

Underwear should always be washed first. Wearing it right out of the package is just gross. But Justin is from a pretty trashy background so I'm not surprised.

by Anonymousreply 3203/16/2015

I remember when Britney was at the height of her career and her tour rider came out. People were amazed because it was so tame that people were saying she must not have had a clue that she was as huge as she was. She only had stuff on it like one multi-pack of cereal, a six-pack of soda, and a case of water.

by Anonymousreply 3303/16/2015

Other extravagances I assume Britney insisted upon : a pair of fresh flip flops, a 40 pack of Marlboro lights and a box of popcorn chicken. Maybe a new tube of Carmex.

by Anonymousreply 3403/16/2015

[quote]Other extravagances I assume Britney insisted upon : a pair of fresh flip flops, a 40 pack of Marlboro lights and a box of popcorn chicken. Maybe a new tube of Carmex.

And this is what DL'ers think is wit these days?

I remember when we used to have real cunts here.

by Anonymousreply 3503/16/2015

[quote]Brittany Murphy - On the set of her new movie she's demanding a €œspecially prepared peanut butter sandwich every hour.

Presumably left out "for her husband"

by Anonymousreply 3603/16/2015

Because she certainly wasn't eating them.

by Anonymousreply 3703/16/2015

The Van Halen thing, which didn't happen until Van Halen existed in the eighties was a test for their venues. If the people they were contracted with missed this rather minor (cheap and easy to deal with issue) they were certainly missing more important issues. If you know you will be out hundreds of thousands of dollars for missing something in the contract, you're less-likely to miss details in the contract.

by Anonymousreply 3803/16/2015
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