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Adam Dorsey
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List Rules Vote up the famous people who are the most insanely demanding.

This list of the most extravagant celebrity on-set demands is all about the most spoiled stars and their most ridiculous requests backstage or at various events. Wish list? Ridiculous requests? Maybe "completely unreasonable famous person demands" is more apt. Million dollar buses? Weird food demands? Specific candy color requests? Toilet seats? They're all here.

A lot of the stars on this list are musicians and rock stars and divas. It's hard to say exactly why this is, but it may be more of an image thing than anything else. Rock stars are known for making crazy demands and trashing hotel rooms if they don't get their way, so if a guy who sings well while holding a guitar doesn't also do those crazy things, are they truly a rock star? That's deep, man, THAT'S DEEP; we should write a ballad about that, pass me some of those brown M&Ms. I SAID BROWN! Did you just look me in the eyes? DON'T LOOK ME IN THE EYES! Tell me I'm a golden god!

Hey. Got an idea. Maybe everyone should start a list of their own personal, outrageous demands (maybe even use Ranker to make the list?). People get famous fast, like sometimes for no reason at all, so you should be ready for when the time comes that you need these demands met. You don't want to be that famous person who doesn't ask for stupid stuff all the time, I mean, then you might as well be a non-famous person with like integrity or something. Gross.

So look over this list. Be amazed at the most extravagant celebrity demands. Then use them as inspirado for your own. Can't wait to see you on this list next year.

Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 14 Celebrities with Ridiculous On-Set Demands
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When Jennifer Lopez was appearing in the remake of "What's Going On," a song made for charity, she asked for a 45-foot trailer, with at least two doors. Wait, the song is for charity? Okay, she says that if a 45-foot trailer isn't available, it can be a 40-foot trailer, but nothing smaller than 40 feet, okay?

Seriously, this is what she requested.

The trailer needed a white room with white flowers and white tables and white drapes and white couches and white candles. Wait, the song is for charity? Like for AIDS? Okay, she says it's okay if the tables aren't white, as long as they have white table cloths over them.


Also some fruit punch would be nice. XOXO J.LO.

Think that's bad? That's nothing on this ridiculous story.

Profession: Film Score Composer, Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, + more

Age: 47

Birthplace: Castle Hill, New York City, New York, United States of America

Credits: Out of Sight, Maid in Manhattan, Monster-in-Law, American Idol

Also Ranked

#37 on The Best Current Female Singers

#98 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#64 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#83 on The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today

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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 14 Celebrities with Ridiculous On-Set Demands
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Kanye West has rapped about wealth and poverty, religion and race, love and heartbreak, but it would seem as if there’s one subject close to his heart that he hasn’t wrapped about yet. Cotton.

Yes, Mr. West won’t allow any of his drivers to wear anything besides 100% cotton. Ball so hard, he don’t even want his drivers to wear man-made fibers. Kanye walks up into the club with his entourage... the fruit people from the Fruit of the Loom commercials.

Hey, polyester, imma let you finish, but cotton is the best fabric of all time. OF ALL TIME!

Profession: Film Score Composer, Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, + more

Age: 39

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Credits: The Great Gatsby, Mission: Impossible III, The Hangover, The Hangover Part II

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#14 on Celebrities You Would Not Want as a Stepdad

#36 on The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names

#13 on The Greatest Rappers of All Time

#26 on Musicians with the Best Onstage Banter

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Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 14 Celebrities with Ridiculous On-Set Demands
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Definitely the most well-known of all outrageous celebrity requests, for their 1982 world tour Van Halen had a type-written, 53 page document detailing their wishes. Buried in the middle of the list, somewhere between the “herring in sour cream” and “Schlitz Malt Liquor,” was the now infamous "M&M's (WARNING: ABSOLUTELY NO BROWN ONES).”

Much has been made of this ridiculous request, but the actual reason for it turns out to be very smart. The members of the band used it as a test, hiding it in the middle of the long document, to quickly discern if the venue was paying attention. The idea being that if they had missed the no brown M&M request, they might also miss more important things, like audio setup and pyrotechnic safety.

Also Ranked

#50 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#18 on The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

#35 on Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

#20 on The Best Rock Bands of All Time

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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 14 Celebrities with Ridiculous On-Set Demands
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Will Smith had a two-and-a-half million dollar trailer built for himself. It sits on 22 wheels, has 14 televisions, and $30,000 worth of leather upholstery. It has a full kitchen with $100,000-$200,000 worth of granite countertops. It has sliding doors like the Star Trek Enterprise, which lead to a wardrobe room.

It has pistons that allow it to transform to have a second story, which houses a screening room for watching dailies and generally gettin' jiggy with it. There's a shower in a $25,000 bathroom that has a magic glass door, which can go between opaque and transparent with the push of a button.

You know, that lyric from the song "Summertime" when The Fresh Prince raps about driving his car, but he can't speed through, two miles an hour, so everybody sees him? Like that, but he literally can't speed through because it's like if a Hummer and a mansion had a threesome with Paris Hilton.

Profession: Record producer, Rapper, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

Age: 48

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Credits: Men in Black, I Am Legend, I, Robot, The Pursuit of Happyness

Also Ranked

#84 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#49 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#85 on The Best Actors in Film History

#57 on The Coolest Actors Ever

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