Disney has been the stepping stone for many celebrities. So many leading men and ladies started their careers modestly on Disney, and later exploded onto the music or acting scenes to become full-fledged celebrities with an international following. Some of these stars steered pretty far from Disney’s “wholesome” image, while others seem to still hang on to their modest roots. One thing they all have in common though – they now have the right to make demands and set their own riders, and some of them really take this to the next level.
It goes without saying that celebs get special treatment, especially when they’re on the road, but some of the stuff these Disney-kids are asking for are really extreme. Let’s take a look at 15 Ridiculous Demands Disney Stars Made On The Road….
15 Brittany Murphy
The late Brittany Murphy didn’t have a weird request, but the frequency of the request is really the focus. She loved peanut butter and jelly sandwiches –so much that she insisted they be served a certain way. She requested this childhood favourite snack to be cut diagonally with the crusts removed. So far this is strange, but not too crazy, right? Well, wait for it…..she needed one to be served to her every hour.
That’s right. Hourly PB & J sandwiches for this Disney star. She needed it spread a certain way and her assistant would spend about a half hour creating each sandwich masterpiece. A half hour to create it…then serve it, then back at it again to keep on top of the timing!
14 Nick Jonas
If you want Nick Jonas backstage, you’ll need to come up with 21 bottles of iced and room-temperature drinking water. This cannot be Evian or Fiji, there are strict orders against these brands! In addition, he must have six bottles of 5-hour Energy and six bottles of G2 Gatorade (assorted flavors), three packs of Listerine Pocketpaks Breath Strips, two bags of raw, unsalted almonds; two bags of sesame honey almonds; one tray of fruits and dip and so the list goes on.
It would be a lot easier and more efficient to just inquire about what he “doesn’t want”, as the “must-have” list is really long.
13 Debby Ryan
Best known for her role in Disney’s “The Suite Life On Deck” and “Jessie”, Debby Ryan is no stranger to the good life. She’s earned her way into the hearts of fans all across the globe and has a modest yet particular list of demands to sustain her lifestyle while she’s on the road. Being on the road can be draining and it’s easy to start missing the comforts of home. Debby Ryan makes sure to request the things she knows will bring comfort and tranquility to her busy lifestyle.
She demands her personal white sheered teepee in her dressing room at all times. This is lined with many candles, creating a peaceful and feminine backdrop. Inspired by her brother, she credits this soft teepee for bringing her the inner peace she needs to keep on going through her busy tour schedule. White flower oil is always on stand-by for her migraines, and she likes to always have markers available to sign autographs.
12 Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez sticks to the basics for the most part. Her on-tour and backstage demands include chocolate, water, Hot Cheetos and pickles. We hope she doesn’t consume that combination all at the same time! She’s also known to try her best not to indulge in junk food, but has been known to request KFC, pot pies, and Thai food pretty regularly. Coffee is a must-have, and is always in abundance, as per her demand. Nothing here seems too crazy, until you hear about the “Justin Demand”.
After her very public break up with Justin Bieber, Gomez demanded that anyone named Justin be taken off her crew list.
11 Jessica Simpson
Many of us remember Jessica Simpson’s demand list which was reported on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show. They allege that she refused to appear on the show unless NBC agreed to pay an estimated $18,000 for her hair and make-up styling fees. Whoa. While we can appreciate the time and effort it takes to be “celebrity-ready”, this seems a bit excessive. The studio declined, and her spot was removed.
10 Joe Jonas
This star of Jonas LA has the weirdest yet cutest of all requests. We’ve seen the extreme, weird, and strange requests of some of his Disney colleagues, but Joe definitely takes the cake for having the cutest request that we’ve ever heard of. It’s hard to imagine this, but his rider actually lists “12 puppies” at the very top.
That’s right. Joe Jonas demands 12 puppies everywhere he goes. Why? We don’t actually know. Does he keep them? Also a good question. What we can confirm is that this has been on his rider for a long time, and only occasionally does this materialize for him. Oh and by the way – if the puppies aren’t possible, he’ll settle for beer and meat pies!
9 Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake’s career has definitely surpassed the initial Disney-stage, as he’s risen to become one of this world’s biggest A-listers. He’s found success in everything he’s touched, and this seems to have gotten to his head a wee bit.
Justin’s demands while on the road are a true testament to his obsessive behavior. He insists on having an entire hotel floor when he stays at any hotel, and requests Playstation and Nintendo games to be set up for him so he can relax. One step further though…he also insists that staff disinfect his hotel and backstage handles….every 2 hours.
8 Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus has definitely left her modest Disney roots behind and has become a full-fledged, demanding celebrity. Her list of demands has evolved alongside her net worth, and she feels she can demand any quirky little thing that her little heart desires. Recent lists provided to her tour manager include tiaras for all her dogs, a large mirror with “multiple good angles”, 750 pixie sticks, and 30 red bulls.
Oh, and hey – don’t forget the 5 white crop tops. Don’t ask. We don’t actually want to know…
7 Britney Spears
Britney Spears is one of the most famous Disney kids of all time. She left the Mickey Mouse club for fame and fortune as a solo artist, and has experienced the rise and fall of that lifestyle in front of the world. She’s had her fair share of bizarre moments and meltdowns in front of the cameras, so it’s not shocking to hear that one of her requests while on the road is as quirky as it is eerie.
During one of her performances in London, Britney demanded a framed photo of Princess Diana be hung prominently in her dressing room. It’s a strange, yet simple request that is easily accommodated. She followed up on that with another request – McDonald's cheeseburgers - and lots of them – but , no buns. No buns….Just…cheeseburgers. What would the royal members say about that?!
6 Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera can pretty much have anything she wants. She debuted her first single ever back in 1998 for the animated film, Mulan. She went on to have more of her songs featured within the Disney umbrella and of course more recently, she has gained a lot of notoriety for her role on The Voice. Christina’s demand is a unique one.
While we are all aware that time is money, and that traffic is frustrating, she takes this to the next level and ensures that she is never stuck in traffic. She has been quoted as saying “Under no circumstances are the vehicles to be allowed to encounter any delays due to traffic” Um…well…how do we get this to be part of our daily demand list? Sounds good to us!
5 Demi Lovato
A Disney veteran since 2007, Demi Lovato is now a household name. She keeps things fairly simple for the most part, but has recently brought new focus to her overall health and well-being. Her struggles with sobriety and addiction have been publicly documented, and it’s obvious that she is really working hard towards change. She likes to stay healthy on tour by doing Muay Thai, and one of her demands is to accommodate her trainer, who travels with her around the world.
She also insists on having a drink called Throat Coat readily available. She credits it for keeping her throat healthy and maintaining her voice, and is particular about keeping it warm when she is on stage. She keeps a mug of Throat Coat underneath the stage in an Ember mug, to maintain the perfect temperature.
4 Lindsay Lohan
Disney’s remake of “The Parent Trap” is where Lindsay Lohan made her debut. She is always entertaining us with her wild shenanigans. She’s definitely not a standard girl so we didn’t expect her list of demands to be standard in any way. The most ridiculous thing Lindsay Lohan has asked for recently – has been nudity. Yes, you read that correctly. When she had to film a certain scene for her role in “The Canyons”, she was apprehensive about exposing it all in front of a crew of 10 men. Her solution was to demand that they all strip down alongside her. She single-handedly forced 10 men to work in their boxers as they shot this scene – and they all complied.
She is also known to take an entourage of personal assistants with her, everywhere she goes, and frequently requests the use of a private jet.
3 Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf is reported as having the craziest, most insane demands on-set. When he was filming Fury, makeup artists were always readily available on-site to create fake wounds and use special effects to enhance the image of injuries. Shia took this to an entirely different level with his demands. His strict demand was “No Interference”.
This seems like an easy and simple request, until you find out what he did. He proceeded to cut his face with a knife, stating that fake wounds weren’t “convincing enough” for him. This is a demand we’ve never come across before, and would rather not come across again.
2 Taylor Swift
Many people forget that Taylor Swift was in the Hanna Montana movie with her BFF Miley Cyrus. She’s certainly come a long way from Disney and into a world where she’s one of the most recognizable divas of her time. This diva is slim and fit, but her backstage rider tells a different tale.
She has a very specific Starbucks request that has to come in prior to 11 am : 1 Grande ICED Caramel Latte with 2 sweet-n-lows, 1 Grande ICED Americano with 2 sweet-n-lows with soy milk, and 1 slice pumpkin loaf. Not to mention 3 boxes of KD, 1 stick of butter, 4 packs of Red Bull, Some twizzlers, some Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream – and numerous requests for specific beer in large quantities, which she swears is for her crew. There isn’t a single healthy thing on her list, unless you count the bottle of Welch’s Grape Juice.
1 Vanessa Hudgens
The most ridiculous thing about the requests made by Vanessa Hudgens is the fact that none of them are ridiculous at all! It’s basically insane to see such a sane rider! She is either a very modest person, and is staying true to those roots, or she has yet to identify with fame and come to the realization that the world is her oyster and her demands are as good as done as soon as they are written down. Either way, we feel it necessary to tell you that all you need to do to make her happy is get her some veggie and fruit platters, a deli tray, a 12 pack of Coca-Cola, and a dressing room with “tasteful living room type furniture”.
Her one specific request is that the caterers “execute caution with easily spoiled items such as mayonnaise”. Whatever her reasoning for it, we sure hope she keeps her travel requests this simple – she could teach the world a few things about being humble!
Sources: Entertainment News, TMZ, ENews, Elle, Glamour