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Craziest artist riders, part two

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Last time, Mike presented some of the craziest artist riders, which included Katy Perry, Iggy Pop, Van Halen, and the Foo Fighters.

While Katy Perry demanded "ABSOLUTELY NO CARNATIONS," the Foo Fighters took a lighter approach with odd and funny requests like "one bag of Pirate Booty (but not Johnny Depp's), 24 large bath towels (under threat of a wedgie), 75 pounds of ice, and vegetarian soup (lest there be flatulence among the road crew)."

Since it's public knowledge that some celebrities go a bit over-the-top when it comes to creating a list of requests, it should come as no surprise when I say here are five additional crazy artist riders, plus three of the most reasonable.

Beyonce

You know I love Beyonce. Given that she's kind of a big deal, I'd expect nothing more than extravagant requests for her tour. A few weeks back, the rider for Beyonce's Mrs. Carter Show World Tour supposedly leaked, and here are some of the items on it.

  • Freshly painted white walls
  • A new toilet seat
  • Hand-carved ice balls — AKA ice cubes
  • Red toilet paper
  • No junk food
  • 100% pure cotton clothes for her staff — obviously Queen Bey thinks of others
  • Titanium drinking straws — a cool $935 each

I don't even know if these are true, but what Beyonce wants, Beyonce gets.

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Beyonce announces she is pregnant with triplets

Beyonce

In case you were worried that the buzz surrounding Beyonce was beginning to fade, fear not: the R&B singer announced earlier today that she was pregnant, with triplets!

Though she and Jay-Z have confirmed they are expecting three girls sometime in late July/early August, she’s not visibly showing just yet — a near miracle for a woman who is allegedly somewhere around four months along, and carrying three babies.

“It’s so hard for everyone to believe she’s having triplets, especially with a tour coming up,” April Sciocchi, celebrity columnist, said. “And she looks fantastic! It’s almost as if she’s not pregnant at all.”

However, Beyonce said she’ll prepare for her soon-to-be baby bump by releasing a maternity line called Chiste. Clothes from said line will be available at the merchandise stands at her concerts.

That’s right — Beyonce confirmed she’ll continue with her upcoming tour, with one caveat: she'll change the name to "I Am… Pregnant World Tour," a homage to one of her previous albums. E! cameras will be following the star around on her tour in order to document the latter half of her pregnancy. It will culminate in a Kardashian-like reality show, a twist for the couple who began their relationship so secretively. Curious what they'll name their girls?

Click for the names of Beyonce and Jay-Z's triplets!


Top celebrity burglaries of all time

The following is a guest article by Marie Felipe.

Burglar

Whoever said that a celebrity’s life is all fun has not read about the many aggravations they go through. One of the peskiest and most dangerous aggravations aside from stalking is burglary, and a good number of celebrities have had their own experience with this type of danger in their own homes. Check out our list of the top celebrity burglaries of all time.

50 Cent

A case of burglars just wanting to try the “good life” for a change via a celebrity’s house is what happened in Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent’s mansion. The two burglars, Santos Padilla and Alexander Hernandez, easily found their way inside 50 Cent’s house, which was also formerly owned by Mike Tyson, through an unlocked door. The unwelcome visitors were caught hiding in separate places in the house while in possession of 50 Cent’s things. 50 Cent is lucky he was not in the house because these two burglars have an outstanding warrant for attempted murder.

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Why Tom Hanks is seriously awesome

I was going to launch into a long list of reasons why Tom Hanks is awesome " you know, mentioning his involvement in everything from incredible animated films like "Toy Story" and "Polar Express" as well as some of the most classic films of all time, like "Forrest Gump" and "You've Got Mail" — but no. I don't have to.

The thing is, you already know who Tom Hanks is, and you know he's seriously awesome. So here's one of my favorite things Tom Hanks ever did instead! Here's a video of him in a skit on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night show where he spoofs "Toddlers & Tiaras."

Tom Hanks, man. Others shouldn't even try to compare.

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