I have a special place in my heart for celebrities who make crazy, unreasonable demands. The more unreasonable, the better. For this reason--despite the fact that I don't care for her music--Mariah Carey is one of my favorite celebrities of all time. She has few rivals in the "wacky demands" category.
I also love it when celebrities marry repeatedly and excessively. Mariah doesn't disappoint in that respect either, since (according to this article), she plans to "marry" her husband Nick Cannon every year. It's their "thing." I love that! Some of us like to celebrate our wedding anniversaries with a nice dinner out, or maybe a weekend getaway. Not Mariah--she celebrates her anniversary with another wedding. It's so literal, yet at the same time, so inventive. This is a girl who really knows how to live:
Mariah Downsizes Diva Requests, Refines Tastes
Mariah Carey is downsizing her backstage demands for her 2010 tour, but she's come up with a new set of unusual requests to supersede the old ones...
One of the singer's latest stipulations is that she not be bombarded with any "busy patterns" in her backstage living room. Floral prints, plaids, and stripes are out, but she can deal with "dark pink" furniture. Additional requests for her main space include two vases of white roses and "eight tall, leafy plants" to give her room that eco-chic ambience.
The updated list of demands recently released by TheSmokingGun.com also reveals that Carey's taste in adult drinks has matured with time-at least if we compare it to the list they ran a few years ago. The R&B vocal athlete no longer demands a "box of bendy straws" for her chilled bottle of Cristal, and she's not replacing them with curly ones, either. These days Carey requires a $200 bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon to fuel those saucy "Mimi moments." Maybe she changed her ways after attributing a rambling acceptance speech at a Palm Springs gala to "splashes of champagne."
Her water consumption has also become more sophisticated since we last saw her tour rider: Instead of Poland Spring bottled water, Carey now prefers the H2O of Fiji. San Pellegrino--not just plain seltzer water-is now her bubbly drink of choice.
Concert venues aren't the only ones trying to impress Mimi, though. Hubby Nick Cannon plans on buying her yet another ring in honor of their third marriage on April 30. This time they're re-retying the knot to celebrate their two-year anniversary.
"We get married every year! That's our thing," the 29-year-old singer/actor/comedian told UsMagazine. Even though this is the third ring he's bought for the woman who will "always be [his] baby," Cannon promises, "It'll be something different. Something good."
Considering Carey's engagement ring reportedly cost the former Nickelodeon star $2.5 million, it's hard to imagine how Cannon is going to top that.