Graciousness and Gratitude... Crazy Demands of Celebrities
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ARE YOU GRACIOUS?
Gratitude, thankfulness, or appreciation is a positive emotion or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive.
It is said that the very rich are always very demanding.
And the richer they get, they complain they never have enough money. You hear about these mega-divorces where someone demands they need $100,000 a month to live their lifestyle!
Well, bring it down a notch! or two!
There are some celebrities who expect the world and demand it!
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.
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. - What if she does some business, flushes, then does some different business? Does an attendant need to come in on petal duty?
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 Flinstones Vitamins.
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.David Hasselhoff insists on a life sized cut of himself backstage.
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.
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.
Eminem - Backstage Eminem must have a masseuse, a Play Station, basket ball hoop, ping pong table, and lots of fast food from different restaurants.
Rod Stewart - refuses to tolerate any light in the hotel room for his afternoon nap. So he has a special “darkening team” on staff to make sure no light comes into his room. He also asks for 13 soccer balls.
Justin Timberlake requires an entire hotel floor, private fitness studio, an extra-large stereo, along with Nintendo and PlayStation. The floor’s air conditioning filters must be changed on his arrival. And requires someone go around every two hours to disinfect doorknobs.
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.
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.
James Brown - Once asked for two young ladies under the age of 21 and a woman’s hair dryer.
Sammy Davis, Jr. - An Assortment of groovy chicks. And his definition of “groovy” would be?
Beyonce - A fresh scrubbed and disinfected backstage toilet and temperatures of exactly 78 degrees.
Jennifer Lopez - Her coffee must be stirred counter clockwise. (WTF?) Trailers and backstage areas must be painted white and/or draped with white sheets and decorated with white rose and candles. - What happened to "Jenny from the block?"
Brittany Murphy - On the set of her new movie she’s demanding a “specially prepared” peanut butter sandwich every hour. EVERY HOUR? Girls gonna get FAT!
Britney Spears requires a private phone line in her dressing room and threatens to sue the promoter if the number gets published or anyone calls her. She asks for General Foods International Coffee, Cap’n Crunch, Fruit Loops and Pop Tarts in he dressing room. It's Britney, Bitch!
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.
Johnny Depp - Likes his dressing room draped with Moroccan drapes and filled with candles and water pipes.
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.
Prince - Must have a physician back stage to administer B-12 shot. And there was a time, he would only in Purple limosuines.
Joss Stone - At a recent appearance, Joss requested a dozen long stemmed roses - with the thorns removed.
Angelina Jolie - Requested a movie studio pay for flying lessons for Brad Pitt before she would agree to film with them.
Jim Carey - Must have his private Gulfstream jet appear in any film requiring footage of planes.
Sean “Diddy”Combs - Before he would allow a London club to host a party for him, he insisted they foot the bill for six limos, including a Rolls Royce, a limo and a Mercedes. After the club agreed, Diddy made more demands and the club canceled the event. He has been known to ask for 204 towels. 20 bars of soap. Two bottles of Hennessy cognac. Two bottles of Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio. Two bottles of Veuve Clicquot. A bottle of Dom Perignon. Grey Goose vodka. Boom box. Bouquet of white flowers. Cheddar cheese and sour-cream chips. Sweet Tarts.
Russell Crowe - When filming “Cinderella Man” Russell had to have black curtains in his dressing room so he wouldn’t have to see anyone and no one could see him.
Usher - At a GQ awards show Usher had to have the red carpet cleared so he would be the only one being photographed and interviewed. The other celebrities in attendance were not amused.
50 Cent - At the VMA’s Fiddy asked for two boxes of condoms. Lifestyles and Rough Riders.
Being rich and famous must be really tough!