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Revealed: Jennifer Lopez's diva demands

Thursday, July 26, 2007

By ninemsn Music staff writers

Celebrity blog Leave Um Alohan has revealed Jennifer Lopez's list of demands sent to five-star London hotel, The Dorchester, preceding her arrival.

Jennifer Lopez Among the requests are no less than three styles of Coke (diet, regular and caffeine-free regular), two humidifiers and two oscillating fans with the preferred room temperature at 26°, plus a preference for white or red roses, or white lilies.

Jennifer Lopez's rider


Madonna — re-paint the room

Music riders have become the stuff of legend — who can forget Madonna's demand her hotel room be painted in a different colour (so paint it they did!)

Van Halen — no brown M&M's

Or Van Halen's request that all brown M&M's be removed from their lolly bowl — and according to their most recent rider the band like their backstage celery, "to be trimmed, but not peeled".

Christina Aguilera — health food buffet

Despite being quite diminutive, Christina Aguilera's dressing room is always packed out with enough food to feed a middle-sized family for a week — assuming they have a penchant for health food, vitamins and power bars.

Jane's Addiction — an earthy velvet/velour dress room

We're not surprised promoters were unwilling to meet Jane's Addiction request for a dress room with "an earthy velvet/velour type atmosphere," and a tuning room with "a contemporary black leather atmosphere with potted indoor plants".

Marilyn Manson — Hanson's cherry vanilla and fresh French onion dip

Marilyn "Anti-Christ" Manson's rider request turned out to be disappointingly tame. We were hoping to see headless chickens and pints of pig blood on the list, not "Hanson's cherry vanilla" and "French onion dip — fresh from deli, if possible". And for a guy who's supposedly come from the fiery depths of hell, he sure likes to keep cool, with a request in bold, "Please make sure that air conditioning works. This is REALLY important!! Thanks!!"

Foo Fighters — privacy, with some exceptions

Then there's the Foo Fighters, whose sense of humour even managed to find their way into their rider. Under "dressing room" the band request they not be required to share the space with any other performer "except Supergrass, Oasis or maybe Led Zeppelin".

The group also added a note:

"Dearest reader: this rider is comprised of the things that make the band rock you like a proverbial hurricane! Please do not surreptitiously hack through things to save a buck or two. The silly items like gum and candy bars make a difference to these boys that are far from their families and friends. The band travels on its stomach, just like Foreigner or Motorhead."

Check out more rider requests at The Smoking Gun.

Tell us what you think. Have rock riders become completely out of hand? Or if you were in their place, would you also act the diva? After all, if you're going to ask for gum, why not specify the brand you like, and throw in some Cristal while you're there.

User comments
lol funny
It's actually not the performer who pays for all this stuff when they are travelling on tour. It's the concert promoter who has to track down and purchase the requested items and modify the dressing room.
seems the smaller the talent, the greater the demands.
OMG they want sooooo much stuff omg! very picky. their only celebrities not god get it your self!
Sadly we the public feed the bloated ego's of these sad people,the cult of celebrity is such that we constantly seek news on the pathetic antics of in the main shallow, dull taletless people who forever seek the attention of in the main a shallow dull and talentless public. We are to blame for this as much as them.
The comments about various types of Coke and room temp or chilled..I'm sure these stars have many hangers on and so the food, drink etc is also for her staff and guests. I'm sure the hotel prefers to be appraised of hotel guests requirements as they'd be doing everything to make their guests comfortable. It's called service. Closely followed by courtesy and respect.
if they have the money why not meet the requests.
Having travelled overseas and gotten very very sick if I were able to choose brands and types of food from home to eat I would. Even though we drank bottle water and no ice we still got sick. I think these bands need to stay well when travelling to different countries. I don't know how they do it. Good on them.
If they are paying for it let them have whatever they want (except for crazy demands like painting the room) or if the demands are painting the room, let them pay for every single little thing, like the paint, the contracter and the labor. But the thing is, most of these stars get the hotel room for free anyway, so the demands are absolutely ridiculous.
I dont think her requests are over the top, after-all the lady is a major star and im sure the hotel is charging big time. I think her rider quite tame really

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