Mariah Carey Is Diva-Licious

Nov. 24 2009, Published 1:17 p.m. ET

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A British television presenter has blown the whistle on superstar Mariah Carey for her diva-like behavior while appearing on her show Good Morning Television.

Kate Garraway revealed how the singer demanded two people to lower her on to the sofa, requested her own toilet roll and had a slew of people behind the camera to make sure she looked good at all times.

Garraway claimed that the world’s biggest selling female star had stunned producers of GMTV with all her high maintenance demands during her appearance.

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She said: “We had Mariah Carey in the GMTV studios last week, where she was pre-recording an interview with Lorraine Kelly.

"I've heard a lot of rumors about her being a diva over the years and guess what? It turns out it's all true!'

“While Mariah was very nice, the amount of people she had in her entourage was hilarious.

“They outnumbered the entire GMTV crew! She had two people to lower her on to the GMTV sofa, in case her dress got crushed, one person to walk in front of her backwards at all times in case she fell over and several people behind the camera making sure she was going to be filmed from the right angle!

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“Have you ever heard anything like it? Oh, and she brought her own toilet roll as well.”

The presenter’s claims come after Carey, 39, and her management made a host of demands to open Westfield shopping centre’s Christmas Wonderland last week.

More than 14 million watched as the star performed her new single, I Want To Know What Love Is, on the X Factor on Sunday night.

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The Fantasy singer has previously admitted to feeling baffled by her 'demanding' reputation.

She said: “I am baffled, shocked and appalled when I am called a diva. I've never done one diva-ish thing in my life. The actual definition of a diva is a woman who sings well.

“The secondary definition is a woman who is difficult to deal with. I hope I am the first, but I really don't think I am the second. I don't believe I am truly nasty and act in a bad way.'

And the superstar’s spokeswoman called Garraway’s claims a 'clear, gross exaggeration'.

She added: “With regards to the 'entourage', every star of Mariah’s calibre is surrounded by a working team and Mariah doesn't actually have any more people working with her than any other major star.”



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