Yesterday morning, Business Insider promised the “full story” on that weird Martha Stewart ad for cough drops that aired during the Golden Globes. Including this, from the cough drop company’s owner: “‘We reached out to Martha via her agent at CAA, after our first actress had a nervous breakdown the morning of the shoot,’ he said.”
As with all over-promising headlines, that one did not deliver, but, Page Six to the rescue.
Liza Minnelli was originally signed to do the Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops ad that aired during the Golden Globes featuring Martha Stewart — but she canceled on the day of the shoot after dishing out an astonishing list of diva demands and suffering an apparent “nervous breakdown.”
We’re exclusively told “Cabaret” legend Minnelli had insisted on a rider which included two cartons of cigarettes, a humidifier “because she can’t breathe,” six cases of Bai antioxidant drink, black Egyptian cotton towels, a body scale, a food scale, no Styrofoam plates (silver trays only), a $400 coffee service and full hair and makeup.
America, love it or leave it.