I have no idea. Once started rumours do tend to snowball. The riders are most likely made up, or not written by her. 'Entourages' frequently make demands on behalf of their clients, that aren't specifically requested. I have first hand experience of this at work, where the talent's 'people' will make over the top demands in advance, and be very rude, but the performers themselves are a delight, easy going and undemanding.
Who knows why she has this reputation. Katie only mentioned how nice she was, because that sort of behaviour is unusual in an industry full of diva strops, where subordinates are uniformly treated like shit.
I'm sure she's not bothered by it, by the sounds of it she's too busy to care, and she can always cry herself to sleep at night on her bed made of money.
I only brought it up because I find it interesting how the infamous can defy expectations, and as an example of how the media often creates its own monsters.
You take your money, you make your choices. I often think la Beckham seems very funny, savvy and self-aware when I see her actually talking, but I certainly don't feel sorry for any vitriol printed about her. You invite the media into your life, its very much a two-way street, and they both get something out of it.
I'm sure Jennifer isn't naive enough to think tabloid stories have no effect on the public's interest in her, and whatever she's trying to sell them. Which is most likely why she doesn't bother trying to destroy the image of her they've created.
It's much more important to make a good impression on the people you actually meet and work with, rather than people who've never met you.
I totally agree. I'm not particularly a fan of 'J-Lo' but I do sympathise with her a little. I've heard a few stories about what a nice person she really is. I think, when you're the focus of so much media attention it can possibly be easy to slip up. If you're as busy as she is and maybe are having a bad day (as everyone does), you are overworked or tired/jetlagged or are pissed off about something or with someone, it can suddenly be plastered all over the media that you're a moody, demanding diva-bitch from hell. They're not really bothered what you're like the other 99% of the time as long as they've got a story.
On the other hand she might be a psycho-hose-beast. Who knows?