Celebrities have it easy, right? These guys have fame, they have fortune, they have talent, and they have fans fawning over them as soon as they leave their houses. Yes, it’s no wonder that many people spend their lives dreaming of climbing the fame ladder and becoming a celebrity in their own right. These people make everything seem so glamorous and easy, and it just seems as though they live the most perfect lives.
However, what you might not realize is that these celebs all have teams working behind the scenes to keep their lives running as smoothly as possible. They have cleaners, they have personal chefs, they have agents, and they have personal assistants to carry out the jobs they seem to think they’re too famous to do themselves. Of course, this isn’t the case for every celebrity, but there’s no doubt about the fact that these entitled celebs treat their assistants like garbage – and it’s like they don’t even care.
It’s no secret that Lindsay Lohan has gone through a lot since being one of the most popular child stars of all time, and it can’t be easy to have your struggles publicized to the masses. Much of this information about her life has been shared by former assistants of hers…
Because if she can’t be loyal to them, then why should they be loyal to her? Lindsay has had countless personal assistants quit on her over the years, mainly because they found her demands to be utterly “exhausting.”
Lena Dunham may not be as busy as she used to be, but it’s fair to say that Lena always has a project on the go. This means that she often requires assistants by her side to allow her to take some pressure off her own shoulders.
However, it seems as though she doesn’t quite know how to divvy up these tasks in a way that makes her assistants want to stay on in their jobs. In the past, her employees have had to do everything for her, including feeding her with their own hands.
Over the course of his career, Christian Bale has developed a reputation for being an intense and talented actor – but it seems as though this intensity doesn’t stop when the cameras stop rolling. Harrison Cheung was his personal assistant for a whole decade, and during that time, Christian made him do anything and everything.
He had to look after his pets and stray possums in his backyard, he had to sniff his boss’s armpits to check if they smelled of body odor, and he even had to spend some days looking for specific socks.
Celebrities are often extremely creative, and these people don’t like it when their creative flow doesn’t quite work out the way that they expected it to. This seems to be the case for Scott Rudin, who is known for having some serious anger issues when he’s in the creative process.
In the past, his former assistants have noted that Scott would often throw things at them when he didn’t get the news he was after or when something went wrong. These things included phones and other office supplies.
Most people are familiar with Taryn Manning, and this is largely due to her role in Orange is the New Black. While many people assumed that the actress was nothing like her criminal character, things soon took a turn one evening when she was working late with her assistant in tow.
During this fateful evening, a verbal fight between Taryn and her assistant soon turned into something much more physical. Manning not only punched her assistant but also choked them. She was arrested but later released when her assistant dropped the charges.
It’s fair to say that Kylie Jenner has impressed us all. After all, she went from being a relatively unknown member of the Kardashian/Jenner house to being the richest of them all – and she’s only in her early 20s.
However, it seems as though her life of luxury has made her into a diva, and her assistants have seen this for herself. Every day, Kylie supposedly sends her assistant out to buy her a smoothie, but she’s very specific about the flavor, the temperature, and the straw.
Lance Armstrong’s career came tumbling down around him when it was discovered that he was using banned substances to aid his races, but what you might not know is that this news could have come out much sooner. That’s because, originally, the banned substance was found by his personal assistant months earlier.
After he approached his boss, Armstrong forced Mike Anderson to sign a nondisclosure agreement to state that he would never talk about it again, and he was also fired in the process. Later on, Mike took his boss to court.
Everyone knows Naomi Campbell as one of the most famous supermodels of all time, and while he has mastered the catwalk, that doesn’t mean that she has mastered being a boss. In fact, Naomi has been found guilty of physically abusing her staff in the past – and she had to pay for her crimes.
Not only did she hit her housekeeper because she couldn’t find her favorite pair of jeans, but she also hit another maid because she couldn’t locate her purse. That’s just the start, though, as there are so many other stories.
She’s a celebrity trainer to the stars and workout video legend, and this has allowed Jillian Michaels the chance to build up an impressive net worth for herself. Not only does she have oodles of money, but she also has oodles of staff.
On her reality show, Just Jillian, fans were able to see just how awful she treated her staff on a daily basis. On one particular occasion, she proceeded to trash her assistant’s car after they offered to give her a ride when she didn’t have her own car with her.
Whether you know her for her work as a businesswoman or as a reality star, it’s fair to say that Bethenny Frankel lives a very privileged life. This has allowed her to make some serious demands when it comes to those who work for her.
In fact, the job description for her personal assistant was leaked online – and it was pretty intense. Not only does her assistant have to do her laundry, but they also have to keep on track of her dog’s surprisingly busy schedule.
Paris Hilton was born into a huge amount of wealth, and she has since been able to add even more money to her huge net worth over the course of her own career. Because of this, she has rarely had to do anything herself and has instead relied on assistants and staff to get the job done.
This is even the case when it comes to carrying her own belongings. Although Paris will carry her tiny dogs and her expensive handbags, she forces her assistants to carry everything else – no matter how heavy it all is.
The life of Angelina Jolie has been played out for us all to see, but it seems as though her assistants are the only ones who really know what goes on behind closed doors. According to one former assistant, life in the Jolie household isn’t great.
Angelina supposedly drinks a lot during the day and forces her assistants to watch all of her old movies. As if that wasn’t enough, one former assistant sued Angelina and her ex-husband after they fired her for being ill.
Ricki Lake may not be as famous as she used to be, but she still keeps a couple of assistants on hand if she needs them. In the past, these assistants have made headlines for having to go above and beyond their pay grade to keep their boss happy.
This was the case for one assistant, who not only had to be present when Ricki gave birth to her son in her bathtub but also had to clean up the dirty bathwater after the successful delivery. That’s something that would stay with you forever.
Cheryl Hines has shown off many of her talents over the course of her career, and she’s now known as an actress, director, comedian, and activist – but that doesn’t mean that she can do everything. Actually, that’s what she has assistants for.
In the past, Cheryl has been called out for the way that she treats her assistants and the jobs that she gets them to do. One particular assistant was tasked with cleaning out all of the animal cages in Cheryl’s house.
Khloe Kardashian has her whole life splashed across our television screens, but it seems as though KUWTK doesn’t show us everything. That’s because her former assistants have noted that she’s extremely lazy and relies on her staff to do the hard work for her.
She supposedly doesn’t lift a finger, but simply allows her assistants to spread out delicious cookies in jars and do the housework for her to ensure that it looks good when the camera starts to roll.
There are many people around the world who love Sharon Stone and love all of the projects that she has worked on in the past. However, they might think a little differently when they learn of how badly she treats her staff.
One of Sharon’s former personal assistants, Angelica Castillo, fell ill while working for the actress, and was told by her doctor to go on bed rest. When Sharon found out, though, she outright refused for this to happen. Sharon made sure that she got back to work that same day.
We probably didn’t need to tell you this one, right? Mariah Carey has no problems with the fact that people think she’s a diva, and she has played up to this reputation over the course of her career. Her former assistants can also attest to this, as many of them have spoken up about the way they were treated under Mariah’s employ.
According to these sources, Mariah makes ridiculous demands every single day and refuses to let her staff take any breaks. As if that wasn’t enough, she also makes them wash her hair.
Ben Stiller is pretty busy, and it seems as though he doesn’t even have time for the little things in life. You know, like wiping the condensation off your iced tea – if that’s the kind of thing that bothers you.
It seems as though this is the kind of thing that bothers Ben Stiller, as he won’t even touch his glass of iced tea until his assistant has come to his aid and wiped it down with a cloth. We wonder how he puts that kind of requirement in a job advert.
Martha Stewart has managed to build up an impressive career for herself over the years, and even a stint in jail barely caused a chink in her reputation. However, it seems as though she has her hardworking assistants to thank for her fame and fortune, as they reportedly work extremely hard behind-the-scenes to keep things running.
In fact, it’s been noted that she likes to have nine personal assistants on hand for whenever she needs them, and will regularly send them across the world for things that she needs or wants.
Lady Gaga is known for being a little quirky, but quirkiness doesn’t allow anyone to treat their assistants badly. This singer obviously didn’t get that memo, as one of her former assistants actually tried to sue Lady Gaga a few years ago – before the case was settled outside of the court.
According to this former personal assistant, the singer would force her assistant to carry all of her belongings wherever she went, work 24/7, and even sleep in her boss’s bed just in case she needed anything.
Madonna may be the Queen of Pop, but that doesn’t mean that she’s the queen of being a boss. In fact, Madonna had a whopping five members of staff leave her within seven days in 2009, and it seems as though they just couldn’t get to grips with her overbearing ways.
According to those who have worked with her in the past, Madonna would not allow anyone to have a life outside of her own and made sure that they were available 24/7 for her ridiculous demands.
There are many people out there who believe that Beyoncé can do no wrong, but it seems as though her former employees wouldn’t agree. In fact, many people have seen how this singing superstar interacts with her assistants on the red carpet – and it’s not always friendly.
When the cameras are pointing on her, Bey often shushes her assistance out of the way and immediately shouts at them to stop what they are doing. Being her assistant must be cool, but it must also be pretty upsetting.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker is famous for her role as high-maintenance Carrie Bradshaw from SATC, but have you ever wondered whether she’s similar to this character in real life? Well, it seems as though her former assistants will say that she is.
According to those who have worked for her in the past, Sarah is very specific when it comes to her life, her family, and her home. She makes sure that her staff completes every task the way that she thinks it should be completed – and this seems pretty draining.
We probably don’t need to tell you about this one, because Paula Deen has come under fire numerous times for treating her assistants awfully. In fact, these stories have seriously affected her career – especially due to the intensity of the mistreatment.
Not only do these claims suggest that Paula was abusive towards one of her former employees about their race, but she was also involved in a case that suggested she was inappropriate towards another assistant. However, both cases were settled out of court.
Courtney Love may be super famous, but there’s no doubt about the fact that she has found herself in some rather sticky situations over the years. This was certainly the case when her personal assistant decided to sue her boss.
According to Jessica Labrie, her assistant, Courtney, had treated her unfairly and “acted with an improper and evil motive” when they were working together. Jessica was forced to work 60-hour work weeks without extra pay and was asked to undertake illegal tasks, such as sending fake legal correspondence to others.
Not only is Keri Hilson a talented singer and performer herself, but she has also written countless songs for other famous artists over the course of her career. This has allowed her the fame, fortune, and the power to welcome personal assistants into her life – but that doesn’t mean that she treats them well.
It’s been noted that Keri will often shout at her assistants if they do something that’s not up to her standards, and she famously had a very public screaming match with her assistant back in 2011.
Well, this one might not come as a surprise. While Anna Wintour is a legend in the fashion game, success within this field doesn’t come without having a strong backbone and some sharp talons. You just need to watch The Devil Wears Prada to know that.
What you might not know about this movie is that the original book was written by Lauren Weisberger, who has previously worked as Anna’s assistant. She has since noted that Miranda Priestley was inspired by her former boss, so we can only imagine what she was like in real life…
As a reality star, businesswoman, mother, and lawyer-in-training, it should come as no surprise to learn that Kim Kardashian has a pretty busy schedule. Because of this, she has numerous staff on her books to keep things running smoothly.
Unfortunately, it seems that nobody is qualified enough for Kim’s liking. Her former assistants have noted that she’s a perfectionist and that she has very specific ways of going about her daily tasks. In her eyes, her assistants never do these things right.
Catherine Zeta-Jones may be one of the richest ladies in Hollywood, but it seems as though no amount of money can buy manners. While it’s not known how exactly she treats her assistants, she has been known to treat waiting staff pretty awfully in the past.
It’s been noted that she will outright refuse to make eye contact with serving staff when she makes her way to a restaurant and that she makes demands that are not even possible for them to bring to life.
Over the course of her career, Katie Couric has made herself known as a hard-hitting journalist who can get answers out of anyone. Although it could be easy to think that she turns this on for the sake of the camera, it seems as though she’s just as tough in real life…
Especially to her assistants and those working for her. In the past, Katie once slapped an editor around the face because she didn’t like one of the words that they added into her work.
Gordon Ramsay has made a name for himself thanks to his food, but he’s also made a name for himself thanks to his ability to curse and shout at his employees. Because of this, you probably don’t need us to tell you that he treats his assistants pretty awfully.
As someone who loves to get things right and be provided with everything he could possibly want, he doesn’t take too kindly to assistants who don’t quite fit the bill.
For decades, Ellen DeGeneres has been considered one of the most generous people in the world of entertainment – but it seems as though the tides are now changing. More and more people are coming forward and noting that she’s not as nice as she seems.
This includes her former assistants and other employees. These workers have noted that Ellen has a “dark side and temper like you wouldn’t believe,” and that she often takes her frustrations out on those who work for her.
Rihanna has made waves over the course of her career, and there’s no doubt about the fact that she has amassed millions of fans across the globe. While many of these fans hope that she’s just as generous, loving, and happy-go-lucky as she seems to those who don’t know her…
It’s been noted that this just isn’t the case. In fact, former assistants have noted that Rihanna is incredibly rude to those around her, and will often curse at them for no reason.
Let’s be honest; Lea Michele is not the most popular celebrity in the book right now. While many people assumed that this actress was far-removed from her irritating and selfish character on Glee, her former co-stars are now coming forward with news that they were more alike than we first thought.
As if that wasn’t enough, those who have worked with her in the past have noted that she’s demanding, condescending, and just downright unapproachable. That’s gotta be a tough blow for her reputation.
Although there’s no denying the fact that Tiger Woods is one of the most famous golfers of all time, it seems as though his reputation has taken a hit over the past few years. While this has a lot to do with his rather public affair, it seems as though this also has something to do with the fact that he treats his employees pretty awfully.
Those who have worked with him in the past have noted that he’s notorious for being selfish and rude, and not someone you want around you.
There are so many people around the world who absolutely love Jennifer Aniston, and there are even some who think that she’s pretty down to earth. We have some news for you, though.
Like many other celebrities in Hollywood, Jennifer often has some diva demands, and these often fall on the shoulders of her assistants. It’s been noted that when Jennifer gets too hot, she clicks her fingers, and her assistants come running with handheld fans, ice cubes, and more.
Ariana Grande has stolen hearts across the globe, and it’s fair to say that her singing voice is second to none. However, it seems as though the fact that she got her start pretty early in life has allowed her to become a diva at a young age.
It’s been noted over the years that Ariana gets her assistants to do everything for her, and they’ve even been known to carry her at times. Apparently, Ariana just doesn’t want to walk when her feet hurt, so she gets her assistants to do the hard work for her.
Considering Jennifer Lopez likes to remind us all that she’s still Jenny from the block, you’d like to think that she hasn’t let fame go to her head. Unfortunately, it seems as though that isn’t the case. Over the years, more and more people have come forward with news that J-Lo is the ultimate diva and that she treats her assistants with very little respect.
It’s been stated that she piles too much pressure on her employees and that they need to be willing to do anything, whether that’s managing her diary or cleaning the toilets.
Katherine Heigl has made a name for herself over the years as the ultimate rom-com queen, and there’s no doubt about the fact that 27 Dresses is one of her most popular projects to date.
It was during the filming of this movie, though, that people began to realize that Katherine didn’t treat her assistants with the respect they deserved. In fact, Katherine outright refused to continue filming until her heavily pregnant assistant had given her a Coke Zero and tended to her every need.
Meghan Markle may have married into the Royal Family, but there’s no doubt about the fact that she’s still a Hollywood diva at heart. Since marrying Prince Harry and spending more time in palaces across the world, Meghan has been able to welcome even more staff onto her team.
However, very few of them stay too long, as they quit way before the Duchess can say otherwise. Meghan has been known to message them at all hours of the morning and bombard them with impossible demands.