With fame and fortune, comes the ability for a celebrity to demand whatever their little heart desires. Some celebrities remain humble and reasonable, while others take full advantage of their star status. Their demands far exceed the typical necessities like food, water and shelter, and spread into outrageous and downright bizarre requests. Here are the ten most demanding celebrities
10. Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake demands ultimate privacy. During a release party for his 2011 film, Friends With Benefits, Timberlake reportedly had people kicked out of an elevator, so he could ride alone. JT also demands bubbles… in his champagne. He reportedly once threw a huge fit over being served a flat beverage. Justin has also requested that mirrors be installed on the ceiling above his bed in his hotel rooms. Perhaps, that’s exactly how Justin was able to write the lyrics, “It’s like you’re my mirror. My mirror staring back at me,” for his song, ‘Mirrors.’
9. Paris Hilton
As a heiress and socialite, it’s no surprise that Paris Hilton would have big demands and diva behavior. Reportedly, the hotel heiress was given a cameo in the 2010 film, The Other Guys, starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. Hilton’s cameo required only one day of work and Pagesix got the inside scoop on the socialite’s ridiculous requests. Apparently, Paris had a three page list of demands, including live lobsters that were to be prepared when she was hungry and a bottle of Grey Goose vodka. Her cameo scene was cut from the film – for other unrelated reasons.
8. Kanye West
Kanye West has compared himself to God, so it’s no revelation that West is a male diva. The rap artist will only wipe the sweat off of his face with Versace towels, which costs around $400. At an appearance on BBC’s Later with Jools Holland Show, heatworld.com reported that Kanye demanded the carpet in his dressing room be ironed before he recorded his segment. After arriving at the studio, Kanye also made the outrageous request that the studio be taken down and rebuilt to his liking.
7. Katy Perry
The ‘Teenage Dream’ singer has some odd and seemingly inhumane personnel demands. If you ever happen to grace Perry’s presence as her driver, do not look at her, do not speak to her and do not ask for her autograph. Otherwise, you’ll be scolded and canned. Perry also demands presidential suites in luxury hotels while touring. The singer’s dressing room is expected to have two creme colored egg chairs, white and purple hydrangeas, pink and white roses and ABSOLUTELY NO CARNATIONS!
6. Lindsay Lohan
Although Lindsay Lohan has been fired three times from various film projects in the last four years, she seemingly still has not dropped her diva demands. While filming the Lifetime movie, Liz and Dick, Lohan demanded luxury hotel rooms and trailers. She also showed up late repeatedly and ended up trashing her hotel rooms and trailer. Lindsay was given a guest appearance on Glee in 2012 and her diva behavior made her an outcast immediately. US Weekly reported that Lohan had a long list of demands, including a pimped out trailer with specific square footage and a spray tan booth, for only three days of filming. Lohan showed up six hours late on her first day, infuriating the cast of Glee.
5. Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera doesn’t like to wait. She requires a police escort to route her car to avoid any traffic delays. According to Perez Hilton, Aguilera’s insecurities have created even more demands. While judging on The Voice, Christina demanded to watch the playback of every scene she was filmed in, to ensure she didn’t look fat. If she thought she looked plump, she would make the cast re-shoot the scene. She also requested the latest slimming fashion clothes from the stylist team and ordered the makeup team to apply makeup so her face looked thinner. Looks like the bigger the celeb, the bigger the demands.
4. Beyonce Knowles
Queen B has a list of demands that range from understandable to unbelievable. As a mom, Beyonce requests that her dressing room be baby proofed, which is completely reasonable. Like her celeb diva counterparts, Beyonce also demands an all white dressing room and that her food be served on a white tablecloth. Queen B also requires a second room for her well lit vanity and stage lights to ensure she looks her absolute best. Other “necessities” include a 72 degree room temperature, red toilet paper, replaced toilet seats, alkaline chilled water with $900 titanium straws and that all staff wear 100% cotton – you know, just the basic human needs.
3. Jennifer Lopez
One of Jennifer Lopez’s most famous lyrics reads, “Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got, I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block.” With this diva’s list of demands, she’s not fooling anyone. It is reported that the singer requires that everything from the candles, to the floor, to the flowers, be white in her dressing room. Jenny from the block also demands a private plane for travel and requires luxury hotel rooms for her and her team. A staff of 75 people, a coat carrier and an eyebrow assistant are also necessities for the singer – obviously.
Madonna, the Queen of Pop, expects to be treated like royalty at all times. According to the Daily Mail, Madonna requires a brand new toilet seat to be installed for her “royal” behind at every show. The singer’s most lethal request was when she banned air conditioning at every venue to protect her vocal cords. In 2006, at her Confessions World Tour in London, fans began fainting when temperatures began reaching 90 degrees. Her ban on air conditioning was overruled due to safety – Sorry, Madonna. Safety first.
1. Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey is the definition of diva. Reportedly, some of her most outrageous demands include a chauffeur for her dog, an “assistant” for holding and opening her expensive drinks and bendy straws. The singer has also reportedly required a $70,000 antique table for an autograph signing. Carey also demands all white dressing rooms, but Mariah takes the cake with her most outrageous request in 2009 at Westfield London Shopping center. Carey demanded 100 white doves and 20 white kittens be released when she turned on the Christmas lights at the mall.