Whatever you do, don’t photograph Ariana Grande on the wrong side of her face. If you forget which side it is, just put down the camera and walk away. Don’t be surprised when she asks you to carry her as well. These outrageous divas have such crazy demands. There’s just nothing that will please them! When you get to a certain level, you can’t forget all of the little people that helped you get where you are today. However, Ariana is on the little side so maybe that’s where all of this is coming from. Let’s see who else is on the list of diva demands.
You can’t be Mariah Carey without a few crazy demands. She once ordered people to lower her body on a sofa to prevent the crushing of her dress. You can’t mess up the look or else she’ll get really mad. Wet Paint also reported that she needs chilled Cristal, white roses, and dark-colored couches for her dressing rooms. Maybe she puts Bobby Womack on the radio while practicing her vocal scales!
Ariana Grande has got one less problem without the right side of her face. Photographers are only allowed to photograph her face from the left side. Cosmopolitan also found a list of interview topic she considered off-limits. Nobody will dare ask her about her relationships, Justin Bieber, Jennette McCurdy, and Mariah Carey. Grande told a radio show that a photographer was just mad because she left to change her top and she did return but he already left.
Lindsay Lohan made a guest appearance on “Glee” back in 2012 and caused a bit of drama. Us Magazine said she was six hours late to shoot her scenes and had “a million demands” like her trailer size. Dot Marie Jones, who played Coach Beiste, tweeted, “Gonna be a long day!! Some ppl show up late and just throw a wrench in things. Not cool!” It’s like a battle: Lohan versus the Beiste!
Does Nicki Minaj like candles that smell like apple pie? It is possible since Radar reported that she demands a gallon of lemonade, two dozen pink roses, and candles that smell like baked goods. Just imagine the “Anaconda” singer sipping on lemonade while the scent of cinnamon rolls wafts in the air around the pink roses. This is a lot going on, but at least she doesn’t make people photograph a side of her face!
She’s got the moves like Jagger, she’s got the cookies too. Christina Aguilera demanded Flintstones vitamins, Oreo cookies, and soy cheese while she was on tour. You can’t have a party without Flintstones vitamins. At least she was trying to get all of her nutrients. You can’t eat a balanced meal on just cookies and cheese! Aguilera will return to “The Voice” with Adam Levine and Blake Shelton on February 23. She is replacing Gwen Stefani.
Rihanna was making the video for “Where Have You Been” when she requested a king-sized bed so that she could nap between takes. Of course, she loves her California King beds! She even made a song about them. Her lyrics state, “In this California king bed, we’re ten thousand miles apart. I’ve been California wishing on these stars for your heart.” You’ll always have the bed, Rihanna. She also hates bananas.
Carnations, also known as dianthus caryophyllus, are a type of flower that is used in Greek ceremonial crowns. Around the world, people wear them to express admiration, love, socialism, revolutions, Women’s Day, the purity of a mothers love, tears of the Virgin Mary, and Oscar Wilde. But don’t bring them around Katy Perry. She doesn’t like them in her dressing room. And don’t look at her when you’re driving her to John Mayer’s house because it’s not allowed.
Madonna hates germs so much that she won’t be pleased with a dressing room until a team of sterilizers vanquishes the skin, hair, or saliva. She also expected VIP treatment when she visited Malawi in 2013. The Malawi government said, “Granted, Madonna is a famed international musician. But that does not impose an injunction of obligation on any government under whose territory Madonna finds herself, including Malawi, to give her state treatment.” That’s cold.
Jennifer Lopez will have her cake and eat it too, as long as the cake is the color of white. She demands an all-white dressing room with white couches, white candles, and white flowers. Perez Hilton also reported that she needs faux leather seats, a champagne fridge, and a pair of diamond-encrusted headphones when she travels. Don’t forget her boyfriends also need to be her former dancers. How humble! How trendy! How diva!
Check the toilet seats because Queen Bey is coming to town! Beyonce asks for alkaline water, new toilet seats, red toilet paper and that her staff members wear only clothes that are 100 percent cotton. She also needs her water to be chilled to 21 degrees and served through titanium straws. This must be the secret to maintaining her enormous talent. But it would take forever to get the temperature to 21 degrees. Not worth it.
She loves you like a love song baby and if you’re ready, come and get it. But don’t come if you want to talk to her about Justin Bieber. In 2014, she banned his name from being uttered and even crew members who were named Justin had to go by a different name! That is some Mommy Dearest wire hangers craziness. She also needed Taco Bell and Wendy’s available for consumption at all times. This last part is not so bad and seems quite normal.
Britney Spears needed Southern comfort food backstage at the 2007 MTV VMAs but went in a different direction for her Femme Fatale Tour. She banned all junk food from the dressing room! Say it ain’t so! What if a dancer needs a protein boost with hamburgers? She also required two humidifiers and a miniature gym. Imagine Britney Spears swinging on a jungle gym before each show. It sounds like something from her stay in Vegas!
You won’t believe what Lady Gaga ordered. She requested a bunch of strange things for her 2010 Monster Ball World Tour. She needed a mannequin with puffy pink pubic hair and 28 bottles of room temperature water! Were all the bottles just for you or your dancers, Gaga? That must be some bladder. The mannequin makes sense as a sort of prop, unless there is a ritual reminiscent of the movie “Lars and the Real Girl.”
This one’s not so much outrageous as it is cute. Taylor Swift needs Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, Twizzlers, chocolate milk, and Kraft mac and cheese at her shows. What would your new BFF Karlie Kloss think, Taylor? That stuff is like poison to the supermodel’s diet of raisins and a piece of lettuce. One would think that Taylor also requires her many cats to be on tour as well, unless the cats are a lie!
Jordin Sparks likes dill pickle spears, but hates hot dogs and hamburgers. Jordin, you haven’t tried a burger until you’ve eaten a Juicy Lucy. It’s got cheese on the inside of the patty that oozes out when you bite into it. It will change your life. Wonder if she likes watching SpongeBob in her dressing room since she Instagrammed a picture of him and said it was her current mood! You know what SpongeBob likes! Krabby patties!
Miley flipped out on the phone when her assistant got her entrance wrong at the VMAs right before she did the famous twerk. But her rider will have you speechless. She told OK Magazine that she wants Guitar Hero on her tour bus. That is just the most insane thing. Miley is still supporting the video game industry by playing an old game while people have moved on to playing Destiny on PS4. Rock on.
Kris Jenner tried to mess with Apple and lost. She called an Apple store in Los Angeles to try and reserve five iPhones. The employees refused by saying that nobody received preferential treatment no matter how famous they are and she demanded to talk to the managers. She still didn’t get her way and sent her assistant to wait in line. Hopefully, that assistant got paid extra for their trouble.
Dr. Oz: “I’m Very Concerned About the Corona Virus, Here’s Why”
While coronaviruses have been known to medical science since the 1960s, few have been anywhere near as dangerous as this new one from the market in Wuhan China.
A coronavirus is typified by its protective shell which resembles a crown or a halo under a microscope. That is where it gets its name. The average coronavirus does little more than cause the symptoms of the common cold, sniffles, cough, flu-like symptoms and so on. Part of the reason that these viruses are so hard to prevent from causing millions of colds each year is their protective shell. They can remain on a surface for hours, sometimes days, before they begin to lose structural integrity. But few trigger symptoms as severe as this one known as 2019-nCoV.
Dr. Oz had this to say about what has become known as the Wuhan Coronavirus, “It’s alarming, this is the big news today, the Chinese leadership is starting to say ‘this incubation period is a lot longer than we thought.’”
If this report is true, it means that many, many more people may be infected than have been reported- or even anticipated. It means that people could be walking around, infected, and not even know it- not taking precautions and spreading the virus everywhere they go. That means anyone who has recently returned from the area around the Wuhan market, where the outbreak started, could be carrying the disease.
At the time of this writing, the total enumerated infection count is over 1,800. The total deaths are approaching 200. Other researchers are suggesting that this virus has a rapid mutation rate. That is particularly terrifying because it is what made the HIV-AIDS virus so difficult to treat.
At present, the World Health Organization had laid down a series of suggestions to help people avoid infection.
They advise that anyone who may come into contact with the virus should:
- Wash their hands frequently
- Maintain good sanitation on and around all frequently used objects and surfaces
- Avoid centers of mass travel such as airports
- Sneeze and cough into the elbow or a tissue
- Take immunity-boosting supplements like vitamin C
The source of the infection is believed to have come from a specific market in Wuhan, where live animals were kept in stalls for sale and trade. Researchers believe the virus came from either a snake or a bat. The initial cases of illness were reported in December 2019 by employees of the Wuhan market. That market is now shut down for the foreseeable future.
As health officials struggle to understand the virus and contain its progress, other researchers are asking even more startling questions. The shell of this virus is similar to the shell of a virus created in a university research lab in 2015 at the University of North Carolina. What’s more, there is a known military biological weapons lab in Wuhan China.
If these reports are true, it could have serious implications, not only for global health- but for relations between the US and China.
Big Brother Contestants Make How Much on the Show?!?
Big Brother has been a wildly popular, dramatic reality TV game show since 2000. Audiences are captivated by the twists, the turns, the strange alliances, and the betrayals. The show is based on a Dutch program with the same premise which also became wildly popular in Spain and Germany before the reboot came to America.
As the US version grew in popularity, the producers eventually made it possible for fans to watch the contestants on a non-live streaming video feed available 24 hours a day seven days a week. Yes, the contestants on Big Brother are now on display to be viewed by anyone in the world at every waking moment. How they avoid getting caught in their all-togethers or during toilet breaks, we don’t know. Maybe they have certain camera-safe areas to which they can retreat.
Later on, the house the Big Brother contestants live in was stripped of all communication devices- depriving them of contact with the outside world. That is- except for the live feeds the public has unfettered access to. So, if one of them was being held hostage, we suppose they could let us know.
So the question came up of, how much do the contestants really earn? By playing the game they have the chance to make friends, or enemies, become Internet sensations, and to win half a million dollars. But, given everything they have to put up with; being ripped out of their lives, possibly losing jobs, experiencing the anguish of betrayal- all while being on public display- do they get anything else?
According to a report by Reality Blurred, a site that follows the happenings of reality TV stars, programs, and related matters- the contestants “[…] receive $750 per week that they’re in the house.”
Any pay they receive while in the jury house is harder to account for since nothing about it appears on the contract. However, it is believed that contestants receive consolation prizes during their time out of the main house. It also seems reasonable that the consolation prizes received in the jury house should be worth at least $500 since keeping them away from other gainful employment for less than that would be near to slavery. (We’re looking at you, jury duty.)
However, while the big prize on Big Brother is a cool half-million on top of what the contestants earn as their weekly salary, in reality- they have much more to gain in Internet stardom.
Many former Big Brother players have gone on to lucrative careers as influencers on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media sites. While any gains from that are unlikely to be as exhilarating as half a million in fast cash- the best of them certainly earn more than that over the long term.
So, it would appear that our curiosity MacGuffins on Big Brother are at least doing as well as someone earning minimum wage- while essentially fooling around Truman Show style.
Single Mom Irina Shayk, Happy Single
Those in the public spotlight seem to be an open book. Their every move seems to is covered by gossip sites. Their whereabouts are nearly always and it seems as if we are updated on who’s dating who and what luxurious vacation they are on.
That’s why it is surprising that Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper kept their relationship under wraps for so long, dating all the way back to 2015. The couple was first spotted together after the actor and model were first seen in 2015. Cooper split from Suki Waterhouse and Shayk ended her five-year relationship with soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.
The couple was first seen together at a Broadway show, then shortly thereafter, the White House Correspondents’ dinner. Things seemed to move quickly from there. Within months the couple moved in together, soon they announced they were expecting.
Work Gets in the Way:
Irina, who has been quiet about her relationship and breakup with Bradley Cooper, recently spoke up about their relationship.
The couple ended their relationship in 2019, on the heels of the release of the stars’ remake of a Star is Born. The on-screen chemistry between Bradley Cooper and his co-star, Stefani Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga, sent tongues wagging. Rumors were raging that the two co-stars were in a relationship based on their pationate adaption of the film.
Irina set the record straight in some recent interviews about the end of their relationship. According to Shayk, the couple hadn’t been getting along for quite some time. After the baby was born, Shayk was hoping that Cooper would put their family first and slow down his busy working schedule. She was secretly hoping that after A Star is Born was released and the promotional tour was over, he would spend more time at home. That was not the case.
Irina, 33, was ready to settle into family life. This included getting married and more children. But the marriage never happened, and Cooper’s work schedule was as busy as ever.
Irina felt that her expectations weren’t met and she didn’t have the commitment level she wanted from Cooper. Shortly after the Award season in June 2019, the news broke that the couple had split. Irina had taken baby Lea and moved out of the couples Los Angeles home.At first, the separation was thought to be temporary. Both partners have decided that they are better apart than together.
The couple continues to co-parent their daughter, but it seems like the couple are happty being apart. They both seem to be quite content focusing on their child and carreers.
Irina recently said that “life without Cooper” and being a single mom is “new ground.” She also said that just because two people are great on their own, they are not always good together.
Irina is a strong woman, and while she often feels overwhelmed being a single-mom, she’s ready for the challenge. Both parents are dedicated to doing what is best for their child and are curently working on a visitation schedule.