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Forget megadivas like Mariah Carey or Jennifer Lopez… when it comes to outrageous backstage demands; rappers Jay Z and Kanye West are WELL able to hold their own.

In fact, a just-seen list of their concert requests has now been made public, and suffice to say it all makes for some rather eyebrow-raising reading.

Jay Z, for example, likes his suite to be kept at a pleasant 21.5C – and he likes to have three €72-a-pop Mayan tuberose-scented candles from Belle Fleur lit also.

Mr Carter also dictates that staff aren’t allowed to vacuum near his room, and they’re told not to approach him to ask for free concert tickets either (although we can’t say we blame him for that one).

Meanwhile, TMZ reports Mr West like any vases present in his room to be cylindrical (yup, as you do). He also requires staff to hunt down a Genelecs 1031a speaker… a model which was discontinued a decade ago.

He furthermore likes to have minty dental floss at his disposal; requests only all-black towels and wants Kashi Go Lean cereal.

It’s not all entirely clean-living, mind: the 37-year-old husband of Kim Kardashian asks for a total of 13 bottles of booze – including three bottles of Paradis Hennessy cognac – totaling around €3,000.

Unsurprisingly, Jay Z just wants €275 Ace Of Spades champagne – although since he owns the company, he isn’t charged for the bottles (lucky him).

With Blue Ivy about, Jay asks for the entire suite to be childproofed with all corners, sharp edges, and electrical outlets all covered, and statues, lamps, and breakable objects removed. And FYI, the three-and-a-half year old only drinks organic whole milk.


We all know the feeling; for whatever reason you've been kept awake at night, come the next morning you are met with red, tired and puffy eyes. 

You really can't hid it, even with your biggest effort using the best concealer.

Just look how tired Kendall looks here before the show!

But backstage at Vera Wang, make-up artist Lucia Pieroni reached for a rather optimistic shade of yellow shadow which she promises will give tired eyes an instant lift.

Speaking to Elle, Lucia said: "You can hardly see it, but you can [notice the difference]. Dusted all over the lids and into the inner corners, the hue makes exhausted models appear instantly wide awake."

You can add any colour you like over the top of your lids but the light from a yellow-toned shimmer shade will detract from those dreaded dark circles. 

Lucia used Clé de Peau eyeshadow, which unfortunately is not available in Ireland, but we found a great Inglot replica of the subtle shade. 

And if you want a look that is catwalk-worthy, quickly clamp your lashes with a curler and apply a slick coat of mascara.

Brush your brows up and apply a peach lipstick to your lips AND your cheeks for that fresh-from-an-eary-morning-run flush. 

Nobody will know you just rolled out of bed!


A backstage video which purports to show Taylor Swift taking cocaine at the recent VMAs ceremony has emerged on a social media site.

Entitled Taylor Swift Does Coke? in it, the singer-songwriter is shown holding an item to her nose while being surrounded by her entourage.

However, this evening her publicist has come out to strongly refute any suggestion that the 25-year-old had taken drugs – instead explaining that she was simply blowing her nose.

The clip was taken by MTV as part of its behind-the-scenes footage, but was never broadcast during last Sunday's glitzy awards bash.

It shows Ms Swift in low lighting walking down a corridor at the Los Angeles venue. She subsequently stops to ask her assistant to hand her something. 

A trio of aides, looking around uneasily, then close ranks around her by linking their arms, thus giving her a moment of privacy. 

Afterwards, one of them checks her nose with a torch to ensure it is clear. 

The clip was uploaded onto YouTube and viewed several thousand times before it was removed.

The video was originally sent to Gawker via SecureDrop, a platform for untraceable communications between journalists and sources.  

Gawker also claims that the Trouble singer's publicist threatened to sue them if they reported that Taylor was doing cocaine.



Millie Mackintosh has revealed her super glamorous style session before she strutted her stuff on the red carpet at the TV BAFTA awards on Sunday.

The former Made in Chelsea star took to Instagram to share her snaps, as she got glammed up and ready for the star-studded bash.

After she’d slipped on her gold Julien Macdonald dress (we WANT IT!), hubby Professor Green couldn’t help but notice how hot his wife looked!

Millie joked, “Just asked @professorgreen if he approved of tonight outfit.. #baftas.”

The couple were joined by celebrity chef Gizzi Erskine on the night, as well as Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack.