Yesterday’s publication of Nicki Minaj‘s tour rider prompted many people to brand her an overly demanding diva, but I think it’s actually quite reasonable, especially for one of the highest grossing entertainers in the world. Between the scrambled egg whites, fruit plates, meat plates, fried chicken, salad, and silverware with which to eat it all, it seems like most of Ms. Minaj’s requests are a.) relatively inexpensive and easy to obtain, and b.) things she and her friends are actually going to use and/or consume. She’s certainly lower-maintenance than some of her peers. Here are ten tour rider requests much more extreme than Nicki Minaj’s. More
It’s the middle of summer, which means it’s that time of year where the world’s wackiest performers use any excuse possible to act crazy on stage. Want to shower yourself with rainwater on The Today Show? Want to take your … More
I remember the first time I saw avant-garde rocker/performance artist/kick-ass chick Peaches perform live. (Clarification: Not Peaches Geldof, people.) It’s not the type of show you forget: In our tiny Midwestern college club space, Peaches (aka Merrill Beth Niske) rocked … More
The night I met my now-boyfriend — that’s him, to the left — I was pretty drunk. So drunk, in fact, that the next day I had to ask my friend what he looked like. Was he cute? “Yeah,” she … More
Carole King, Iggy Pop, Phil Collins, Billy Joe Armstrong and Rob Thomas were among the stars at last night’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony — where they spoke off the cuff about living healthy, doing drugs and their musical inspirations. More
Last night we camped out in the press room of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, sneaking photos when we could battle with the cameramen (and women) from the major news orgs and Patrick McMullan. We spotted … More
In today’s selection of Random Useless Crap, I bring you this list of the 20 Ugliest Celebrites. Here are my top five favorites: Michael Jackson. Oh, come on – you knew he was going to be on this one.