Celebrities huh? We read about them, we see them on TV, we listen to their music and watch their films- we basically feel like we know them on a personal level. However, we always want to know more.
As much as we try not to get too caught up in celebrity culture, we just can’t pull ourselves away from a shocking headline or some juicy gossip. It lures us in and we can’t help ourselves.
However much we feel like we know them inside out- there’s always an assistant who knows them that little bit more. They’ve witnessed their behaviour behind the scenes and had to meet their most demanding and weirdest requests.
Thought you could be high maintenance? You won’t even come close to this lot…
1) Madonna needs her bathrooms to be EXTRA clean
We’re all not big on bathroom germs- but Madonna takes cleanliness to a whole new level. According to a source from InTouch Weekly, Madonna “had all of the commodes, showers and sinks removed, scrubbed down and then reinstalled” before her concert at the Palais Nakaia concert hall in France. Monica Geller comes to mind…
2) Mariah Carey will not wash her own hair
A former assistant to Mariah Carey once came out and stated that Mariah’s behaviour was ‘beyond pathetic’. In a tell-all with Naughty Gossip- the assistant revealed that Mariah won’t even wash her own hair! “She has a professional do it at the salon or has an assistant do it!” The former staffer adds, “She couldn’t even work a microwave if she tried!”.
3) Lady Gaga requires a bed-sharer
Rumour has it that Lady Gaga is also rather demanding. In a 2013 lawsuit against her former boss, one of Gaga’s ex-assistants sued ‘Mother Monster’ herself for $390,000 in unpaid overtime. In the same lawsuit, the assistant also revealed that she was expected to sleep in the singer’s bed, because Lady Gaga will not sleep alone. Gaga replied to the suit by saying that she owed her assistant nothing, because her employee failed at basic tasks like setting out Gaga’s soap and toothbrush each night, and had repeatedly made the singer carry her own suitcases during travel. The audacity!
4) Khloe Kardashian will not lift a finger
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. If the junk food isn’t displayed the way Khloe wants, she will dump it upside down and make them do it all over again.”.
5) Frank Sinatra’s old assistant had to constantly spray cover-up on his bald spot
Sinatra’s long time assistant George Jacobs, worked for him from 1953 to 1968. In 2003 Jacobs wrote a book about his time with Sinatra, which detailed some of the weirder tasks that he was required to do. For example, he was ordered to constantly spray cover-up on Sinatra’s bald spot, and was in charge of hiring and paying all of Sinatra’s “night-time lady visitors.” Jacobs had even juicer confessions about the crooner, saying that he was tasked with helping his boss find specially made underwear that helped to conceal his “considerable natural endowment” in public.
6) Jennifer Anniston requires constant fanning
Apparently Jennifer Aniston requires fans to be held on her at all times to keep her cool between filming scenes. Her former assistant looked at this as crazily demanding and diva-esque- however Aniston hit back saying that she asks for this so that the make-up artist doesn’t have to constantly retouch her make-up. Fair enough!
7) Justin Bieber is obsessed with Sizzurp
According to Justin Bieber’s housekeeper, while the singer was in the midst of his “wild days,” he was super into “sizzurp.” Wtf is that I hear you say? According to the Mirror, it’s a drink made of codeine-based cough syrup and soda. The concerned 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.”. Pull yourself away from the Sizzurp before it’s too late, Biebs.
8) Ariana Grande insists on being carried like a baby
A source told Celebuzz that Ariana Grande’s newest rule is that she has to be carried – literally carried like a baby — when she doesn’t feel up to walking. She went on to say the reason for this was because “she doesn’t want her precious feet to hit the floor.”. Ah, to be rich and famous…
9) Selena Gomez is a slob
Selena Gomez’s former assistant confessed all to Celeb Dirty Laundry recently and claimed that the singer is a “slob” and not “simply in an unorganized way.” Apparently she’s be known to ruin a hotel room in less than 24 hours (make-up stains all over the bed to underwear everywhere). “I never expected to see a celebrity’s dirty undergarments, let alone have to pick them up!” the assistant revealed.
10) Ryan Gosling sits down to pee
As the Telegraph UK reports, Ryan Gosling’s household staff revealed that the actor sits down to pee. We don’t see why this is so shocking. Treat yourself, Ryan. There’s nothing wrong with the odd sit down pee.
11) Naomi Campbell is crazy about candles
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.”.
12) And finally, our favourite request of them all- Sir Elton John once demanded a staff member to “do something” about the windy weather.
The Rocket Man singer admitted that one of his most unrealistic requests came when he was frustrated by the blustery conditions. “I’d been up for a couple of days at the Inn on the Park, as it was then, on Park Lane in London, and I was still up at 11 o’clock in the morning. I rang the office and spoke to a guy called Robert Keown and I said, ‘Robert, It’s far too windy here, can you do something about it?’ And I can imagine him putting his hand over the receiver going, ‘he’s finally lost the plot’. Hey, at least he can laugh at himself…
So, there we have it. Have you ever caught yourself out being a bit of a ‘diva’? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to share this with your friends!