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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

Katy Perry's Prismatic concert is full of YOLO moments... including a dig at Taylor Swift MusicFIX Blog by Adam Bub Nov 22 2014 1:17PM

Like a UFO beamed down from Planet Pop, Katy Perry abducts audiences with an otherworldly pop concert full of uplifting music, eye-popping visuals and the kind of stardust only a mega-star of her calibre can sprinkle.

Performing the first Sydney show of her Prismatic Australian tour at Allphones Arena last night, the US singer jumps from spectacle to spectacle, hit to hit, all anchored by her happy-go-lucky persona.

It's two hours of pure #YOLO: why not fly above the crowds on a bunch of balloons? And why not have glow-in-the-dark jump-rope skipping to 'Roar'? Hell, there's even a giant inflatable turd floating around the arena during party jam 'This is How We Do'. And yes, she spells out the word "YOLO" in neon Hollywood sign letters at one point too.

Katy literally walks on air for euphoric '90s-style dance highlight 'Walking On Air', while an Egyptian set piece has Queen Katy riding a mechanical horse to 'Dark Horse'.

'Wide Awake' gets an inspired reimagining as a dark, laser-beam-filled trance number, while a jazz version of 'Hot N Cold' is more cold than hot. But Katy's back catalogue of hits is so impressive that there's barely a down moment — she puts as much energy into older hits like 'I Kissed A Girl' and 'Teenage Dream' as she does with her newer Prism material.


Katy Perry roars to a crowd of 16,000 fans at Sydney's Allphones Arena. Image: Getty.

"Some days are not all bubblegum and rainbow hair," Katy reminds us before dedicating her ballad 'By The Grace of God' to the "KatyCats who've been keeping me propped up". It's a rare moment of candour from a star who keeps her wide-eyed, shiny veneer firmly intact.

While her on-stage banter appears slightly rehearsed (she's made the speech about being allergic to gluten at overseas concerts for months), Katy's sassiest moment comes with a barb all but naming frenemy Taylor Swift.

When Katy invites an 11-year-old girl on stage for a quiz, she asks, "Who is your favourite pop star?", to which the girl predictably responds, "Katy Perry!"

Katy squeals, then adds with massive side-eye: "Sometimes I get so nervous they're going to say that other girl." Oh yes she went there.

Refresher: TayTay has a song on her new album about an unnamed female pop star who hijacked her arena tour. A day after Taylor told Rolling Stone about the track 'Bad Blood', Katy tweeted: "Watch out for the [Mean Girls'] Regina George in sheep's clothing."

But in the spirit of all things #YOLO, Katy is enjoying herself too much to care. She's at the top of her game with Prismatic, winning audiences over with her mix of strength and vulnerability and her ability to create at least a dozen magical moments in one night.

Be sure to stay for the encore, it goes off with a bang.

Rating: 4/5.

Katy Perry performs another five Sydney shows on November 22, 24 and 25 and December 12 and 13. She returns to Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena at 4, 6, 7 and 10 and hits the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on November 27, 28 and 30 and December 1 and 15. For tickets, go to ticketek.com.au or call 132 849.

Author: Adam Bub.

Video slideshow: The hit songs you didn't know were written by other pop stars...

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'No cracks or rubbing': JLo and Iggy Azalea's 'Booty' ban at AMAs MusicFIX Blog by Adam Bub Nov 21 2014 9:46AM

Not a day goes by when we don't see a celebrity butt (thanks, Kim Kardashian West), but it seems Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea's pert booties are causing a headache for the censors ahead of Monday's American Music Awards.

According to TMZ's spies, TV bosses are "nervous" about the pair's upcoming performance of their naughty track 'Booty'. JLo and Iggy's oiled-up bums in the music video must've got them a bit too hot under the collar (see video above)...

Network execs have even laid a few ground rules: no butt cracks and no rubbing. Spanking, however, is allowed… we can all breathe a sigh of relief.

There will also be a three-to-four second delay on the broadcast, but that hasn't been enough in the past. Remember how JLo grinded on Pitbull in a nude bodysuit at 2011's AMAs? Yowsers!

Aussie rapper Iggy has responded to the report on Twitter: "I'm not sure if the 'executives' are 'worried' about me and JLo's performance. LOL. I haven't even been to a rehearsal for it yet so… 0.0."

Her next tweet was a real zinger: "We haven't been asked to make any changes and there are no plans to expose anyone's nipples or vaginas… but.. okay TMZ if you say sooooo. With that being said, we aren't performing in turtleneck sweaters either…. hahahahaha ;-)."

We're glad that's settled. So what on earth could they be wearing then? We'll find out when the 2014 American Music Awards air live from the Nokia Theatre in LA at 12pm on FOX8.


JLo spanks Iggy at the We Can Survive concert in LA on October 24. Images: Getty.

View slideshow: Can you guess the celebrity butt?

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