Mariah Carey is downsizing herbackstage demands for her 2010 tour, but she's come up with a new set ofunusual requests to supersede the old ones. For a self-described ImperfectAngel, she certainly demands perfection.latest stipulations is that she not be bombarded with any"busy patterns" in her backstage living room. Floral prints, plaids, andstripes are out, but she can deal with "dark pink" furniture. Additionalrequests for her main space include two vases of white roses and "eight tall,leafy plants" to give her room that eco-chic ambience.
The updated list of demandsrecently released by TheSmokingGun.com also reveals that Carey's taste in adultdrinks has matured with time-at least if we compare it to the list they ran a few years ago. The R&B vocal athlete no longerdemands a "box of bendystraws" for her chilled bottle of Cristal, and she's not replacing themwith curly ones, either. These days Carey requires a $200 bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon to fuel those saucy "Mimi moments." Maybe she changed her ways afterattributing a ramblingacceptance speech at a Palm Springs gala to "splashesof champagne."
Her water consumption has alsobecome more sophisticated since we last saw her tour rider: Instead of Poland Spring bottled water,Carey now prefers the H2O of Fiji. San Pellegrino--not just plain seltzer water-is now herbubbly drink of choice.
Concert venues aren't the onlyones trying to impress Mimi, though. Hubby Nick Cannon plans on buying her yetanother ring in honor of their third marriage on April 30. This time they'rere-retying the knot to celebrate their two-year anniversary.
"We get married every year!That's our thing," the 29-year-old singer/actor/comedian told UsMagazine. Even though this is the third ring he'sbought for the woman who will "always be [his] baby," Cannon promises, "It'll besomething different. Something good."
Considering Carey's engagementring reportedly cost the former Nickelodeon star $2.5 million,it's hard to imagine how Cannon is going to top that. Maybe he can toss in somebendy straws for old time's sake.
- Mariah Carey