HeadLine: MTV AWARDS: THE BIG DAY: JUSTIN’S ROOM WITH A PHEW
The Mirror, 06/11/2003, p13
by SHAUN MILNE
SECURITY guards line every entrance, back room boys buzz by, applying
those vital last-minute touches before THEY arrive.
THEY, of course, are the biggest names in rock and pop – and they’re
coming to Scotland, to Edinburgh, for the biggest music party on the
For the fans desperate to meet their idols, however, there’s simply no
chance of sneaking backstage at the MTV village which has sprung up at
But the Scottish Daily Mirror was yesterday granted a
once-in-a-lifetime VIP tour behind the scenes.
And we are delighted to let you in on the secret world of the great and
King of the charts Justin Timberlake has already landed a prime
Right next to next to stunning actress Minnie Driver and two doors down
from Christina Aguilera, he’s even ended up on top of Kylie Minogue –
her room is directly below his.
But while Justin is set to tuck into specially-ordered sweets as he
flops out on grey sofas with yellow silk cushions, Kylie has insisted
on embracing Scots culture to the full.
The Aussie pop pixie has had her room stocked with tins of Irn Bru and
decorated with tartan throws and cushions.
Just yards away, meanwhile, rockers The Darkness and XXX action hero
Vin Diesel are going up-market after ordering a selection of fine
And while Beyonce, Dido and Pink will chill out just around the corner,
there are yet more stars on the top floor of the specially constructed
Hip-hop singer Missy Elliott and reggae star Sean Paul are joined by
Scotland’s own Shirley Manson and Sharleen Spiteri.
But everyone is equal in the eyes of MTV, with all dressing rooms the
same size at 8ftx5ft, while everyone will mix in the same celeb dining
An MTV spokeswoman hinted it was a deliberate move to cut out superstar
She said: “It is important all the rooms are the same size for obvious
“The stars can then add to the rooms how they like but Kylie is the
only one to have moved her stuff in already.”
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