Okay, let's say you're starting a new job and your human resource director says, "Oh, by the way is there anything special you'd like for lunch or in your office?" And you can tell her anything and, shazzam -- it's there! Filet mignon every day? No problem! Your office wallpapered with photos of Brad Pitt and Josh Hartnett? You got it! A different jelly belly sitting on your desk every morning? Okeydokey. Anything for you Ms. Thing.That's kind of like the life of a celebrity on tour or making a movie. You ask for it, you get it.
Find out what the stars' cooks, cleaners, hotel staff, behind-the-scenes personnel and backstage helpers have to report about their bosses' sometimes outlandish requests.
Material girl Madonna insists on total darkness. During a recent stay at an Italian villa, she wanted every garden light to be turned off so she could see the stars.
On tour, pop princess Britney Spears demands one box of Altoids, one bag of Doritos and seven clean and secured dressing rooms at each show.
Not surprisingly Jennifer Lopez, the ultimate diva, demands a lot. Before public appearances her path must be prepared in advance with the scent of gardenia and her hotel sheets must be Egyptian cotton and have a thread count of at least 250. Recently at a Royal Variety Show in London she even wanted greater security than the Queen. British police reportedly told the fussy star: "If the security is good enough for the Queen, I'm sure it's good enough for you."
Destiny's Child refuses to drink from plastic or Styrofoam -- and always demands fresh ginger root and a jar of honey on tour.
Pop diva Mariah Carey has a special attendant in her dressing room -- just to hand her towels. And at publicity appearances, Mariah demands that all posters of her pop rivals be taken down -- especially those of Christina Aguilera.
Speaking of Ms. Aguilera -- she insists on a police escort because she refuses to waste her time sitting in traffic.
Country crooner Shania Twain likes to be warned in advance if there are any dogs at venues because she brings her own sniffer dog in case of bomb threats.
Ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell cleared an entire floor of the $250-a-night Hilton Hotel, so she could avoid bumping into the pop group Steps. And when performing for British troops in the Middle East last November, the popster demanded air-conditioned tents, a fridge in her makeshift dressing room in the desert -- full of soy milk and fruit juice -- irons, ironing boards, clothes racks and a computer with full Internet access.
When touring, Macy Gray likes to bring a chimpanzee on the road with her to keep her company.
Julia Roberts always insists on a constant supply of organic milk in her trailer when filming.
Jim Carrey, who is not a pilot but owns his own Gulf Stream airline as a business investment, demands that if any of his movies require aircraft, the film company has to first try his charter company for transportation or for background planes. He even has it written into his film contract.
Golden boy Ricky Martin asks for orange tints in the lighting to highlight his suntan.
Tom Cruise had a meal from his favorite Indian restaurant in London (the Bombay Brasserie) flown in by private jet to Italy where he was on holiday with his ex-wife Nicole Kidman.
Leonardo DiCaprio had to have new clothes daily on the set of Gangs of New York and then threw out the old ones from the day before.
The Backstreet Boys require 24 peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches on every tour.
Singer Robbie Williams decorates his dressing room with kumquats, a bonsai tree, a pair of undies, and a framed photo of Bob Holness, the host of an English quiz show Blockbusters.
Marilyn Manson demands a box filled with kitty litter in his dressing room. Why? Just in case the bathrooms are out of order ...
Pammy Anderson's latest squeeze, Kid Rock, always demands a new bag of Hanes Boxers at every tour stop -- because he absolutely refuses to wear the same pair twice. Good to know!