Imagining your audience in their underwear is apparently one piece of old-school sage advice that Lindsay Lohan does takes seriously.
Even though the 'Mean Girl' posed for the January/February issue of Playboy, the oft-troubled star and notoriously bad driver reportedly got a little camera shy while filming sex scenes for her upcoming movie "The Canyons" opposite real-life porn star James Deen. In order to make her feel more comfortable going topless, the "Machete" actress requested the entire 10-man film crew strip down to their undies for the shoot.
However, the unusual demand doesn't sound like just another case of celebrity diva antics. The film's director Paul Schrader has praised the star's punctuality and professionalism on the set. Both of which came under fire during the filming of her new Lifetime movie "Liz and Dick" and cameo on the hit TV show "Glee."
The "American Gigolo" director even fawned over the former Disney-star's performance during her first week on the job, saying it was reminiscent of a little "Ann Margaret, some Gena Rowlands and Faye Dunaway and of course some bits of Liz Taylor and Monroe as well as a little Rita Hayworth and even Gene Tierney." He added, "oh yeah, and Angie Dickinson. And Lee Remick. And Shelley Winters."
While the 26-year-old star's request was out of the ordinary, it's seems far less ridiculous than many of the demands celebrities make on the set or on the road these days.
The "Teenage Dream" diva sports a dizzying 45-page rider for concerts and public performances that demands chauffeurs never look her in the eye, speak to a fan or guest, ask for an autograph, or even look in the rear-view mirror. And when it comes to decorating her dressing room with flowers they should be "white and purple hydrangeas, pink & white roses and peonies." If unavailable, the "Katy Perry: Part of Me" star will "settle" for a "selection of seasonal white flowers to include white orchids." However, it is noted in all-caps, "ABSOLUTELY NO CARNATIONS."
Perry's new chum, John Mayer, is no stranger to specific backstage requests. The blues rock guitarist is curiously detailed when it comes to the topic of dental hygiene. This 'freshmaker' requires: four "soft head" toothbrushes, a bottle of Listerine, two small tubes of mint-flavored toothpaste (Sensodyne or Tom's of Maine), and two packages of Altoids breath mints.
In addition to a reported $15 million contract to join Simon Cowell's "The X Factor," the pop princess demands her dressing room be staffed with a personal manicurist, 'facialist,' and massage therapist; and stocked with 34 Herve Leger dresses, one dozen Snickers bars, six cases of Diet Coke, ten bags of Doritos, twelve vases of magnolia blossom, ten pieces of chicken and four pints of potato salad.
Gone are the singer's long lists of eccentric demands that would at times include "20 white kittens" or "baskets of puppies." The 42-year-old diva has apparently turned a corner. For her new gig on "American Idol" she has only submitted "standard lists, whether it's for water, soda, veggies, snacks."
Is it possible to 'out-diva' the 'Material Girl?' Apparently not on her most recent "MDNA" tour. The "Vogue" singer is traveling with a gargantuan 200-person entourage complete with personal chefs, a yoga instructor, an acupuncturist, and an on-site dry cleaner. In addition to the staff, the 53-year-old requires all rooms be draped in a special fabric filled with lilies and light-pink roses -- with their stems trimmed to "precisely six inches." And that all hotel rooms be furnished with her very own personal furniture.
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