With riches inevitably comes power - especially for celebrities. While there are plenty of down-to-earth stars who simply live their life as any other ordinary person, many are high-maintenance celebrities who require small armies of entourages to cater to their every whim. Most of us have to make do carrying out our own tasks and chores, but celebrities with too much money can simply hire personal assistants to do the jobs that they do not want to.
The trouble is some people have taken this to the extreme. Rather than hire assistants to help them out with their normal, everyday tasks, these famous faces have employed workers to do all sorts of bizarre and downright incredible jobs that most people would find completely incredulous. These are some of the weird jobs celebrities hire people to do - hopefully these assistants have had a better go of it than those on this list of celebrity personal assistant horror stories.
If nipple squeezin' is your thing, then P!nk might just have a place on her team for you. That's right, the rough-and-tumble songstress keeps a personal nipple pincher on staff, requiring them to perform their essential duty right before she goes on stage. Coffee's for the birds - nothing gets you pumped like someone fondling you right before a performance!
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In 2013, Lady Gaga's former personal assistant, Jennifer O'Neill, sued her boss for unpaid overtime. Among the many allegations that Ms. O'Neill made regarding Gaga's clingy demands was one that required her to sleep in bed alongside her boss. Apparently, the Lady doesn't like to "sleep alone," so the task of warming her bed fell to the warm body she had the most control over: her personal assistant. So, if you're an up and comer with an interest in spooning, consider Lady Gaga's employ.
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There is nothing worse than having your valuable piece of electronic equipment run out of power. Ludacris didn’t have that problem in the early 2000s, as he had an assistant whose job was to carry spare batteries for his Game Boy and changing them when they were empty.
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Actor Mark Wahlberg is well known for his timekeeping and for getting up incredibly early. It is something he takes very seriously to ensure he always makes a good impression and is never late for an appointment. This means that he has to take extra precautions, as trusting this job to a simple alarm clock might mean a mistake is made. So Wahlberg has a personal assistant with the job of waking him up in the morning so he gets to places on time.
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There is nothing more important to singer and musician Rod Stewart than getting all of the sleep he needs so he has energy to perform on stage. This means he cannot have any natural or artificial light entering his hotel room before a show, as this could keep him awake. To ensure this never happens, Stewart has his own team of people who go to locations before him to “darken” the rooms by taping up openings and cracks.
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If you thought the only notable piece of bling rocked by Nelly was his signature facial Band-Aid, you were wrong - he has a large enough collection of jewels to need a jewelry caregiver to travel around with him. After nearly a million dollars worth of ice was stolen from his hotel room in Las Vegas, Nelly decided to make his bling one person's sole responsibility. And if the things he says about his "Grillz" are to be believed, that's probably a pretty fun job.
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Considering Oprah has launched several campaigns aimed at getting woman to get proper-fitted bras, it makes sense that she would herself take the issue very seriously. This might be why Oprah also employs an official bra handler. This person is in charge of all things underwear, measuring Oprah so all of her bras are exactly the right size.
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Basketball Nick Young, known as Swaggy P to many of his fans, has always been somewhat eccentric. Amongst the many things he's done to grab headlines for his off court antics: he hires two men to watch over his shoes and ensure none are stolen. The move to hire full-time guards might stem from a burglary in 2015 when his prized Red October sneakers were taken from his home.
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