First things first: THIS ^^^^ is the first promotional photo of Mariah Carey for her American Idol judging job. Can you believe this? This is classic Mariah. Photoshopped to a ridiculous level, with an artificial waist, airbrushed skin, and THAT POSE. I do not get the pose. What’s worse is that you know Mariah spends hours practicing her poses, and she decided that this – with her arms awkwardly bent, half askew – was the most flattering, the “thinnest” and the sexiest. This is what it’s going to be like on American Idol. I said it before – Simon Fuller is going to rue the day that he hired her. Yes, there will be controversies and drama and excitement and maybe they’ll even bring back some viewers – but will it be worth it if they have to deal with Mariah’s daily tantrums and diva-ness? Speaking of, Page Six had this funny story:
When Mariah Carey was named the newest, $18 million judge on “American Idol,” staffers at the Fox show began bracing for the dreaded and possibly endless list of diva demands, we’re told. The pop princess is famously demanding on her backstage riders, which have included such necessities as baskets of puppies, furniture with “no busy patterns,” “vases of white roses” and a “tea service for eight.”
She once insisted, “I don’t do stairs,” while other wild reports have said Carey has previously demanded a chauffeur for her dog, “confetti shaped like butterflies” as well as 20 white kittens at a London appearance.
But, a source close to Carey says she won’t require anything out of the ordinary on “Idol,” and adds that the show itself has many of its own branded requirements for stars to use the products of certain sponsors.
“It’s all standard stuff, nothing out of the ordinary,” the source said of Carey’s “Idol” requirements. “It’s not like they’ll need to put a new roof on the building. It’s standard lists, whether it’s for water, soda, veggies, snacks. It’s all fairly normal.”
So no puppies this time. Then again, Carey’s tagline on Twitter declares, “Citizen of the World Dahhhling!”
I died at “confetti shaped like butterflies” but I can’t believe she once demanded kittens. KITTENS!!!!!! A lot of people are comparing/contrasting Mariah to her Idol predecesor, Jennifer Lopez, but I actually think Mariah is going to set her personal diva bar at Britney Spears’s contract with The X Factor. Britney is getting a ton of money, and her rider includes things like 34 Herve Leger dresses, Snickers, Doritos and magnolia blossoms (and no hawt dergs). Surely Mariah can match Britney’s rider, if not easily exceed it.
Photos courtesy of American Idol, WENN.