Justin Timberlake Makes List of 11 Celeb Diva Demands

Justin Timberlake reportedly cleared an elevator to ride solo.

ByABC News
July 20, 2011, 11:58 AM

July 21, 2011— -- intro: Now that Justin Timberlake has his first lead in a movie, some Internet gossip sites are wondering if fame has gone to his head.

At a party Tuesday night celebrating his new movie,"Friends With Benefits," the singer-turned-actor, according to E! Online, had guests booted from an elevator when he was ready to leave.

Timberlake's rep did not respond to requests for comment.

Timberlake was partying with co-stars Mila Kunis and Patricia Clarkson on the rooftop of the Standard Hotel following the film's New York City premiere.

E! reported that around 1 a.m., when Timberlake decided to leave, security quickly plotted his exit. Three female partygoers already in the elevator were told they'd have to leave because of "maintainence issues."

When they balked that the lift was working fine, the guard started to radio for backup before they gave in and headed for another elevator bank.

That's when another security guard radioed that the first elevator "was now clear for Mr. Timberlake to use."

Could it be that the same guy who recently agreed to Cpl. Kelsey De Santis' long-shot invitation to accompany her to the the Marine Corps Ball in Washington, D.C., actually had an elevator cleared for his solo use?

When it comes to stars, anything is possible. Just look at some of the outrageous demands made by celebrities.

ABCNews.com's Sheila Marikar contributed to this report.

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From his first season on "American Idol," Steven Tyler proved he could go toe to toe with divas like Jennifer Lopez, his fellow judge.

If there was any doubt, however, he cleared it up in his memoir, "Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?" released earlier this year. The famous womanizer would have a member of the Aerosmith entourage make sure any girl Tyler took a liking to was in the shower by the time he returned to his dressing room.

"I liked my pulchritude pristine! I can't kiss a girl that's been stage diving with 500 other guys," he wrote.

As for his cocaine, Tyler liked a lot of it, and whenever the band was on tour, according to the memoir, the frontman would demand a full-length, 6-foot-long mirror in the dressing room.

"I would take the local promoter's rep into the dressing room, and he'd say, 'Well, there's the 6-foot mirror you requested, Steven.' And I'd say, 'I can see the mirror all right, but where the f**k's the 3-foot razor blade?'" he wrote.

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As she readied for her 2010 tour, pop starRihanna made sure the prepping area of every concert venue felt like home -- which is, apparently, a leopard-print haven littered with Archipelago Black Forest candles that cost $29 a pop.

According to the pop star's tour rider, obtained by the Smoking Gun, Rihanna's tastes were pretty particular. They included: a six-foot couch -- plush, white and no leather, and big enough for her to stretch out on for a nap -- six floor lamps with dimmers, throw pillows and a "clean" rug in animal print and the aforementioned candles.

The singer also had specific instructions for how she liked her flowers arranged. "Small, clear, square vases with White Tulips, if in season -- No Foliage (2nd choice: White Casablanca Lilies no foliage, 3rd choice: White Freesia no foliage)," the rider said.

The document ended with an all-caps, bold, underlined, weirdly phrased declaration about Rihanna's sanitary standards:


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One of the original divas, Mariah Carey is not to be outdone by relative newcomer Rihanna.

According to her 2010 tour rider obtained by the Smoking Gun, Carey requested such luxuries as a $200 bottle of cabernet sauvignon, two dozen white roses and vanilla aromatherapy candles in her dressing room.

Like Rihanna, Carey was also specific about how she lounges backstage. Her rider requested that the temperature of her room hover at 75 degrees and the furniture in her "living room space" bear "no busy patterns; black, dark gray, cream, dark pink are all fine."

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The Foo Fighters set the "standard for really fun, witty contract riders," the Smoking Gun's managing editor Andrew Goldberg told ABCNews.com.

"The manager requests bath towels, and threatens a wedgie if they're brand new. He calls bacon 'God's currency.' The humor makes it fun to read -- and that's hard to do with a contract." Click Here for More.

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Most rappers try to distance themselves from law enforcement. Not Lil Wayne, despite having had brushes with the law for drug and weapons possession.

The multiple Grammy-nominated rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, stipulates in his contract rider that four off-duty cops must accompany him between the hotel and concert venue.

"This is a mandatory requirement!!!" the rider reads. "Failure to adhere to anything in the security section of this rider shall be deemed a detriment to the safety of the artist and an immediate breech of contract."

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Jennifer Lopez gives no breaks, not even to charity, it seems.

"This was a rider for a African AIDS charity video she did, and she was really demanding," said Goldberg. "White flowers, white furniture, white curtains. And Cuban food. Come on, Jennifer, it's a cameo in charity video. She was there for a little more than an hour and I heard she didn't even touch the food. It was obscene, really."

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When she's on the road, health-conscious singer Christina Aguilera requests real coffee mugs for her java, along with soy milk, soy cheese, echinacea, vitamin C and Flintstones chewable vitamins -- guess she still hasn't outgrown them, according to her 2010 tour rider.

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The very vegan former Beatle, Paul McCartney won't ride in a limo with leather seats or stand for leather or animal print furniture in his dressing room -- not even the fake stuff. And while his meals are obviously vegan, too, the Smoking Gun site points out one lapse on Paul's part. The singer requests 24 bars of Ivory soap -- which contain trace amounts of animal fats. Oops.

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Sure, they asked for the standard vodka, cotton socks and "nibbles." But ever the family men, Brit rockers Coldplay also had a sweet request: eight prestamped local postcards set to send off to faraway family. That way lead singer Chris Martin could send his love to wife Gwyneth Paltrow and the kiddies.

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Brit hip-hop artist M.I.A. is apparently particular about her cheese. According to her 2010 tour rider, she requested an organic cheese tray to include cave-aged Gruyere, Swiss and sharp cheddar, along with organic berries, fresh -- not canned -- olives and Ferrero Rocher chocolates.

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