Hollywood is an industry that likes to project a flawless image, and it's done such an excellent job of it that billions of us now view the likes of Justin Beiber as demigods.
However, there's a less glamorous side to Hollywood that rarely gets covered: that of the daily travails of the star's employees. Here, OMG Lane has dug around to find the stories of former celebrity assistants, housekeepers and other workers whose accounts of working with the stars not only prove that celebrities are human, but that they are often incredibly bossy and pedantic!
Madonna isn't only music's most successful female recording artist; she's also one of music's biggest divas. In just one week, Madona's inexplicable behaviour led to five of her staff walking out on her; two of whom were her assistants.
Stories of Madonna's unreasonable demands are endless, but one of the most unusual has to be having one of her assistants clean the toilet before she used it!
2. Ariana Grande
After the controversy of Doughnut gate, the singing sensation was on course to attain the diva status synonymous with Madonna and Mariah Carrey until she won us over by organizing the beautiful tribute concert, One Love Manchester in the wake of the terrorist attack that took the lives of 22 of her fans.
Still, the cute star isn't perfect, and is thought to request her assistants carry her like a baby when she gets tired!
3. Alice Cooper
The Godfather of Shock Rock was known for his outlandish, gothic costumes and on-stage histrionics, and his behaviour away from the stage was just as mad.
However, while Cooper has touched upon it in a few rare interviews, few are aware of the life Cooper leads today as a born-again Christian, which sees him regularly partake in missionary projects and bible groups.
4. Coco Chanel
While Coco Chanel shall forever be branded a "visionary" and "icon" in the world of fashion, the Chanel founder has a past that the esteemed fashion house would rather you not know.
While the German fashion house Hugo Boss is known for designing Nazi uniforms, Coco Chanel was a Nazi sympathiser and was more than pleased when Hitler's men invaded Paris.
5. Jennifer Aniston
Everyone loves Jennifer Aniston/ Rachel from Friends. She's a darling and a beautiful one, too! So perfect is Ms. Aniston that she has no qualms answering the door in her undies!
Yes, according to a former bodyguard, the brunette babe was never fully clothed at home, but when you have a body like Aniston's, why not flaunt it to the world?!
6. Paris Hilton
While the Italian director Sofia Coppola penned and directed the hit indie film The Bling Ring, which sees a group of celebrity-obsessed teenagers steal from the homes of the rich and famous including Paris Hilton's, it is alleged that Hilton did the same thing!
According to an ex-bodyguard, Hilton would steal jackets and jewellery everytime she attended a lavish party, though stopped doing it when she became more well-known. Naturally, Hilton's advisors have always denied the allegations.
7. Angelina Jolie
Things got so heated with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt during their ill-fated marriage that Jolie is alleged to have even thrown knives at him!
If one of their former bodyguards is to be believed, he revealed that their disagreements would often lead to more serious things, with knife throwing being one of them!
8. Selena Gomez
While she may look like butter wouldn't melt in her mouth, Selena Gomez apparently has some serious issues when it comes to keeping her house clean!
According to former assistants of hers, she would often leave her underwear all over the floor, leaving them for her staff to pick up!
9. Jessica Simpson
Celebrities sometimes think they are invincible and that they can get away with anything, and according to Jessica Simpson's former personal assistant, the singer/ reality star was no different.
Highly obnoxious, Simpson believed her presence at a restaurant brought the place good publicity so never felt the need to pay. The cheek of it!
10. Julia Roberts
America's sweetheart as we like to call her on OMG Lane is truly fabulous, so much so that she is reported to have kept the iconic white Pretty Woman dress! She is even thought to wear it for her husband once a year!
Roberts's husband is one lucky dude.
11. Mariah Carey
Perhaps only rivalled by Madona in the diva department, Carrey is one songstress you wouldn't want to work for. According to Ylser Oliver, lawyer of her former assistant, the singer made Oliver work 16 hour days SEVEN days a week without a lunch break.
In the lawyer's very own words, "My client put her family's life on hold while tending to Mariah Carey's family."
Unsurprisingly, she is reported to have past assistants brush her hair as well.
12. Lady Gaga
Jennifer O'Neill's experience working for Lady Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta was so bad she ended up suing the superstar for lost wages.
Described as being "the queen of the Universe, every day", O'Neil admitted that she was treated like a "slave" and was forced to be at her beckon call 24/7, which sometimes meant sleeping in the same bed with her because "she didn't sleep alone."
13. Jennifer Lopez
While no one has come out and claimed J-Lo is a bad boss, an anonymous source claimed that working for her isn't easy.
"The job is 6 days a week, at least 12 hour days" one of the job descriptions is reported to have read. The source also admitted that you needed a "thick skin" when around her. Other reports have even claimed that she hasn't paid her staff's wages.
14. Sharon Stone
In 1999, Sharon Stone infamously "bought" a Golden Globe nomination by sending gold watches to all members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
All 82 members received Coach watches (valued between $295-$395), but the HFPA soon returned all 82 due to fear of having the significance of the awards tarnished. And while Stone's publicist told the press they were sent on behalf of USA Films, sources close to Variety have always maintained it was Stone's idea. Unsurprisingly, Stone never received a nomination.
15. Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson shot to fame in the Twilight series as the fair-skinned vampire Edward Cullen, whose tousled hair and chiselled jawline sent girls around the world into a state of cardiac arrest.
However, there's a reason for his hair's thick, greasy texture: he never washes it. What's more, when asked by a reporter if the rumor of him going 6 weeks without washing his hair was true, he said, "Probably. I don't know. I don't really see the point in washing your hair." Eww!