The over-the-top demands of Britney Spears are driving the crew of British talent show The X-Factor crazy – and they don’t mind spilling the dirt!
Spears, who is making the rounds of various European television shows to promote her upcoming album Circus, is scheduled to perform of The X-Factor Saturday night, and show insiders say her list of must-haves is worse than that of known demanding diva Mariah Carey!
“It’s completely silly. No one has seen anything like it, not even when Mariah Carey was on the show. Britney has ordered the use of three dressing rooms, Mariah only wanted two,” said the source. “She has also requested the security be tripled, from 15 minders to 45. But it was a coup to get Britney at all, so they are pandering to her every whim.”
And to top it off, Britney has also required that the show’s finalists and judges, including Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh, be banned from requested photos or autographs from the singer.
The insider said, “To say it is over the top is an understatement. That not even the judges can ask for pictures with her is beyond belief. The studio has been in lockdown since yesterday in preparation for Britney’s arrival. Simon finds it all hysterical!”
Tune in to MTV Sunday night to see Britney Spears: For the Record, a documentary the singer created to give her version of her tumultuous past.
November 29, 2008