The running joke might be that celebs are just like us – but we all know that is so not true. For example, would you be able to rip out and reinstall all the toilets at a concert hall just because you hate the idea of all the germs? Madonna can! Or maybe you just can’t be bothered to wash your own hair. And why would you if you could pay someone else to do it like Mariah Carey does?
Lucky for us, those behind the scenes are spilling all their celebrity assistant stories. These are the celebrity assistant horror stories that only those on the very very inside would know – like Jamie Dornan’s obsession with needlepoint. But let’s not spill all the beans just yet – check out these tales as celebrity assistants spill embarrassing personal stories about their famous former bosses.
As an assistant to Khloe Kardashian told Radar Online, “Khloe doesn’t lift a finger at her house! She just barks orders at her assistant and housekeepers to have the cookies and other goodies displayed so that they will look good on camera.”
Personal assistant and redditor Smell Ya Later describes a major celeb with OCD and these major quirks:
“1. The only plants allowed in his house are cacti.
2. He loves gourds. Inside of every gourd is a different star wars figurine. Chewbacca, however, is in two gourds.
3. He will sometimes call me in the middle of the night and ask me to help him tune his voice.
4. He will usually do this before high stress public events.
5. He can only eat off of plates made out of abalone shells.”
According to Justin Bieber’s housekeeper, while the singer was in the midst of his “crazy days,” he was super into “sizzurp.” What the heck is that? According to the Mirror, it’s a drink made of codeine-based cough syrup and soda.
As the housekeeper explained, “I’m terrified he’ll become the next Michael Jackson. If he doesn’t act now I will hear one day that he has passed away. It is heartbreaking.”
As reported by Huffington Post, according to Harrison Cheung’s book, Christian Bale: The Inside Story of the Darkest Batman, Bale would call up family and friends as his character Patrick Bateman from American Pyscho, greeting them with “It’sssssssss Patrick!”
Cheung was Bale’s publicist and assistant for many years.
According to Redditor BitchAssist, she worked for a mystery celeb, only giving the hint that “She’s a blonde.”
According to the Reddit thread: “The [blonde celeb] psycho who fired me had a like, 80 page booklet of instructions on how to eat, behave, live, avoid toxins, etc. It included advice such as, “avoid electromagnetic fields. This includes things such as microwaves, electric razors, televisions” and so on (I’m paraphrasing). It also advised her to try to walk barefoot on the earth for at least 10 minutes a day. Needless to say she ate pretty much nothing.”
As Britney Spears’s ex-personal assistant Alli Sims told Today, when Spears barricaded her and her sons in her home, “She was just like, ‘I wasn’t ready for them … you know, to go home. It was a mom just being protective and a mom that didn’t want her kids to leave … I mean, it’s weird when you have kids three days a week and you’re used to having them all day everyday.”
Sims also weighed in on the pop-star’s breakdown: “I just feel like, you know, she had kids fast,” Sims said. “There was a divorce going on and that’s a lot for a young person to handle.”
According to The Wire, “Former assistants say he sometimes vents his anger by throwing phones and office supplies, prompting assistants to take precautions. Some feared Mr. Rudin might hurl an easily accessible framed picture on his desk, so they surreptitiously moved it out of his reach.
Others measured Mr. Rudin’s phone cord so they could keep the appropriate distance. ‘The rookies often stood too close,’ remembers [former assistant Derek] Evans.”
As alleged by Kayden Nguyen in her sexual assault lawsuit against actor Steven Seagal, the actor has a “unique physiological reaction to sexual arousal.” What exactly happens? Nguyen would not divulge the exact information to ABC News because as her lawyer William Waldo stated, “I can’t go into specifics.
There is something he does — he knows what it is and she does and everyone else who has had a similar experience with Mr. Seagal knows.”
As Rebecca White explained to the New York Post, there was a routine she had to follow for setting up Naomi Campbell’s hotel rooms: “Call housekeeping to unpack, steam and press the clothes. Check. Take out the contents of the minibar. Check. Put 25 lily-scented candles around the suite in the specific spots. Check.”
She went on to say “There always had to be five candles in the bathroom, 10 in the bedroom and 10 in the living room.”