Things are always quite dramatic when you get a bunch of famous people together for those televised specials.
Egos don’t fit in the same room, and there’s more backstabbing and sabotage than a Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding reunion.
Here’s our cast of characters for this rumpus: This A+ lister is outspoken and knows her worth.
She’s also mostly crazy.
This B lister is more talented than all of them combined, but mostly watches it all unfold.
This A lister is just weird.
This D lister is obnoxious.
The A+ lister almost had to pull out of the gig at the last minute because of her current personal issues.
When that happened, network execs were wondering if they could use the remainder of the cast to do a cover of the A+ listers song with all of them collaborating.
They flew in a special producer to work with the group in order to pull it off in less than 24 hours.
Everyone was game, but the only two that could pull off the song were the weird A-lister and the B-lister.
Actually, the B-lister just blew everyone away and the producers considered just letting her do it.
The D-lister had an exceptionally hard time with the arrangement and kept throwing mini-tantrums throughout rehearsals about her monitors, finding it hard to sing with the other two because they couldn’t ‘find her note’ and other various catastrophes.
There was a bit of an argument over who would sing the bridge.
The D-lister outright demanded the part.
The producer wanted the B-lister to carry it, with the A-lister singing harmony and the D-lister chiming in for background vocals.
The D-lister was having nunna that so she just belted out the bridge right over the B-lister.
The A-lister freaked out and went on a tirade over how unprofessional and rude the D-lister was and threatened to pull out of the number altogether if she wasn’t removed.
“This isn’t fucking HEE HAW! You don’t fucking sing over (insert B-lister’s name)! Ever.” she screamed at the D-lister.
After that exchange, production decided to do whatever it took to get the A+ lister back on the show.
Event: Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
A+ lister: Mariah Carey
B lister: Trisha Yearwood
D lister: LeAnn Rimes
Weird A lister: Lady Gaga