Dublin is all aflutter because Mariah Carey arrived today for her first concert EVER, in that city. Mariah’s mother’s family is Irish, so it’s surprising that it took so long for her to perform there. We confess we ARE fascinated by this poster ad for her show – her proportions in the photo are alarming. Very slim short body, long legs and GIGANTIC FEET! We heard that Mariah DID make a few backstage demands – she insisted that her dressing room have white carpeting and she had all the lights onstage replaced – she HATES those unflattering LED lights! (So do we)
Surprise! Mariah Carey has traded her usual exaggerated cleavage at the neckline for TOE cleavage in this photo! In fact her toes seem crammed into those pointy toe heels and they’re probably screaming for mercy. This week it was hesitatingly revealed that Mariah was impossible to work with on two movie cameos she did. Both ended up being cut because she was so late and impossibly demanding. The exasperated stars of the movies leaked a little info and hinted at much more but held back. For SOME reason, Mariah seldom gets called out for her self-indulgences, and it’s NOT because she’s so well respected, if you catch our drift…
There are few things more revealing than celebrity demands- everyone LOVES to hear about self-indulgence! In Andy Cohen’s book, “The Andy Cohen Diaries” he dished about backstage experiences with celebrities on his Bravo talk show “Watch What Happens Live.” And of course the most extravagant demands came from superstar guest Mariah Carey. She actually requested to trade seats with host Andy so she could showcase her better side, along with specific lighting requirements. Andy was presented with a list of things NOT to be mentioned – most of them were the names of other female singers. On top of it, she showed up TWO hours late – keeping the restless audience trapped in their seats. In spite of her antics, Andy loved having Mariah on the show and wants her back!
It’s not the least bit surprising to hear that Katie Holmes refused to talk about her ex-husband Tom Cruise for this week’s cover interview in People magazine. The Daily News reported that before Katie did the interview she laid out lots of ground rules. Among them: She didn’t want the interview to be based on her marriage to Tom, she didn’t want Tom’s name on the cover, and she wanted the interview to be positive. Katie wasn’t being difficult. Fact is, like Tom’s ex Nicole Kidman, Katie doesn’t want to inadvertently say ANYTHING the least bit offensive about Tom. Both ex-wives are scared and don’t want Scientologists getting riled up. And chances are, they signed confidentiality agreements when they were divorced.
Unbelievable. Those two women imprisoned in a Cleveland basement for ten years by Ariel Castro are ASKING JOAN RIVERS FOR AN APOLOGY! If you recall, Joan made an offhand comment about the tiny room she occupies at her daughter’s house and wisecracked “Those women in the basement in Cleveland had more space.” That’s all she said. Granted, the kidnap situation was far from amusing, but Joan likes to be shocking and can be interpreted as mean-spirited. (Off camera she is a very nice woman) Still, it wasn’t a direct insult to the victims – just a reference. What IS shocking is the fact that the two victims would take Joan’s remark personally and DEMAND AN APOLOGY. An apology for WHAT? Joan is right to ignore them.
American Idol is giving Jennifer Lopez a lot more than 17.5 million dollars to return to the show. Producers told her she could have anything she wanted and she handed over a list a mile long. Besides a gigantic trailer, she needs two spray tanners and an around the clock masseuse. According to Star magazine, she’s getting a ten thousand dollar a week wardrobe allowance. Her boyfriend Casper Smart has been added to the payroll as “choreographer.” Jen’s “no eye contact” rule will apply and she will be the ONLY female judge. But will all this indulgence save the struggling show?
We didn’t realize that there WAS such a thing as red toilet paper until we read Beyonce’s list of backstage necessities while she’s on her Mrs Carter Tour. Besides the freshly painted dressing rooms and new toilet seats and healthy snacks and gourmet water, she wants all the backstage crew to wear only 100% cotton clothing because she has “allergies.” (?) If the red toilet paper aroused your curiosity – you can pick up some for yourself HERE for only $3 – $5 a roll and feel like Beyonce in the bathroom.
Jennifer Lopez may seem awfully sweet and down to earth on “American Idol” these days, but when it comes to being a demanding diva, she hasn’t changed a bit! The Idol judges were put up at the Las Vegas Mirage hotel for 48 hours during auditions, and a hotel insider tattled to TheEnquirerthat she drove the hotel staff crazy and was on of the most impossible celebrities they’ve ever encountered. Upon her arrival Jennifer demanded two cribs for her kids and a show staffer was sent out to get them because the show was responsible. Yet, Jennifer kept calling hotel reception demanding to know where they were. In fact, she complained to the HOTEL 20 times before the staffer produced the cribs. She also ordered 12 rolling racks for wardrobe, 20 mirrors, and a ton of spotlights for her makeup team. It took around 50 people to deal with her hair and make up, and she only had two changes on the show!