Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Celebrity Demands & Requests Backstage


I think we have all heard a few stories here and there about celebs and things they demand when traveling and backstage. Well I found a list of celebs and some of their funny, quirky and crazy demands. . .



Justin Timberlake requires that someone goes around every couple hours to disinfect doorknobs . . . {these days with some of the things that go around, I almost can't blame him. It also may be the case that he's not just worried about the germs themselves, but is trying to keeping from catching anything and getting sick since he does perform a lot. who knows?}

David Hassellhoff insists on a life sized cut of himself backstage {ha ha - why does this not surprise me??}

Mariah Carey insists on having a new toilet seat and gold faucets 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 everyday. She also requests that her dressing room have puppies, kittens & bunny rabbits (haha), and an attendant to take her used chewing gum.

Beyonce requires a fresh scrubbed and disinfected backstage toilet {I can't blame her for this - I would require this too!}

Barbra Streisand made a requests in London at two different hotels to have rose petals in the toilet, peach colored toilet tissue to match her complexion, and 120 designer bath towels, also in peach. {Oooookaaaay?!?!}

Jennifer Hudson had an appearance canceled due to her diva like demands which were: five cars, hair, makeup and security staff and . . . baked chicken wings for breakfast

Prince requires a Dr. be backstage and on hand to give him a B-12 shot and that all food be covered in plastic wrap until he uncovers it {I don't think that food part is that weird, do you? Sometimes I am kind of weird about my food sitting out too}

Van Halen requests a bowl full of M&M's BUT with all of the brown ones removed. The only reason they do this is to make sure the organizers are fully reading the contract and they are more concerned about their equipment being set up properly. They know that everything will be taken care of when they see that all the brown M&M's are gone b/c that tells them that their contracted was read very closely! haha

Iggy Pop once requested that 7 dwarves be brought back stage . . . hmmmmm

Amy Winehouse actually isn't needy when it comes to backstage, but she does require that her crew stay sober so she can get wasted! Ironic {btw . . this is one of the better pictures I have seen of her . . . }

Jennifer Lopez insists her coffee be stirred counter clockwise {WEIRD, who freakin cares which way it's stirred?!?}

I think I should do a post one day one what I, Lindsey Nabors, would request if I were a celeb and ask all of you the same . . . come one you know if you could, you would request SOMETHING!! Admit it!

14 comments:

Liz said...

Fun post...made me chuckle! Thanks for sharing! =) ~Liz

Lo said...

Funny! JLo's coffee is probably stirred counter clockwise with a little spit in it :)

Also... since I haven't lived in Memphis very long, I don't know where to go to replace my TOMS! Do you know where I can buy them here?

Rachel said...

haha, I love this. It's so interesting to see people's idiosynchoncies (sp).

Elle said...

These are great - my fave is the brown M&Ms, funny but I definitely think certain colors taste better than others :) Can't blame them for the food/sanitation issues - especially since they travel so much it's a germy world out there!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I've heard that Barbara is crazy when it comes to matching her colors. Remember the white microphone incident on Oprah....

Nikosmommy said...

The fresh toilet seat at every new hotel isn't a bad Hotel Mariah!! I suppose when you're that rich/successful you can ask for whatever floats your boat that day....

Dee Stephens said...

I've also heard Barbara S. requires her microphone be painted whatever color she is wearing.

aLiCia* said...

LOVE it haha. I'd require cheese & wine or queso, chips, salsa & beer. LOL...is it sad that I have already planned out what I would need if I was famous? haha

Hayley Kathryn said...

This is halarious! What a fun post! Mariah and JLo- after reading their requests I'm not so sure I'd even want an autograph if I saw them on the street- they aren't royalty! My goodness, how insane!

the davidsons said...

I love this post! People can be so weird, huh?!

Scientific Housewife said...

Some of those are crazy! I always said if I ever made it into showbiz, I would never make crazy demands like that.

Britt said...

Did you hear that Lady Gaga is the most laid back person when it comes to this stuff??? The most she asks for is a NON ALCOHOLIC environment (really??!) and fried chicken!!! Crazy! I love her.

Dezzy Lou Where Are You said...

Super fun post! Id love to hear your demands...

Somethings Gotta Give said...

Great post! Love your blog. Have a great weekend!