Totally ridiculous jobs celebrities actually pay people to do

With great money comes great power, and celebrities often use their place within popular culture to make their lives so much easier. After all, they’re singers, actors, comedians, and they’re socialites, and they don’t have time to do menial tasks. They have important meetings to attend, they have gigs to get ready for, they have parties to schmooze at, and they have a bed of money to sleep in. Because of this, celebrities employ other people to do these jobs for them, and some of them are completely unbelievable and totally ridiculous…

Gwyneth Paltrow

Although Gwyneth Paltrow is still regarded as one of the most famous actresses in existence, it’s fair to say that she is now making a name for herself in the world of health and lifestyle.

In fact, she follows a very strict routine every single day and tries to make sure that she sticks to it. If she doesn’t quite manage to do so, she can rest easy knowing that she has employed a team of 20 holistic advisors who will be able to point her in the right direction. 20 seems a little extreme, in our opinion, but whatever floats Gwyneth’s boat.


While we don’t know if it’s still the case, Ludacris takes the prize as the most ‘00s diva ever to grace this earth.

During the 2000s, Ludacris had a soft spot for GameBoys and spent a huge amount of his free time playing some of the most epic games in existence. Of course, he’s not the kind of guy who has time to spare, which is why he employed someone to carry around spare GameBoy batteries, and the means to charge the others up. We wonder what the requirements were for that job?

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart may no longer be the spring chicken he once was, but that doesn’t mean he can’t live like one. Rod is still hugely active in the music world and still performs across the world for millions of fans.

However, Rod knows that to put on a true show he needs to get a good night’s sleep – and he can’t do that with light making its way into his room. To combat this, Rod employs a room-darkening team, who take it upon themselves to tape up any cracks in walls or drapes and create the ultimate blank space.

Mariah Carey

If you’re surprised that Mariah Carey is on this list, you obviously don’t know much about this lady. As one of the most incredible singers in the world, Mariah is also known for being a diva.

Of course, she has earned the right to brag about her talent and her place in society, but does she really need someone to hold her drinks? In 2008, reports claimed that Mariah hired an employee specifically to hold her drinks and a straw. The straw was very important because she couldn’t bear the thought of smearing her lipstick.

Ed Westwick

Ed Westwick is known for playing the evil and demanding character of Chuck Bass, but it’s clear to see that he’s not like that in real life. Or is he?

It seems as though playing the Manhattan socialite on the drama show has given him a few ideas because he has previously got his assistant to do some rather disgusting things. We think we would have handed our notice in when he passed us his chewed gum because no job is worth someone else’s saliva on your hands. Not even Ed’s saliva.

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham is the kind of woman that doesn’t care what you think about her – and that’s why we love her so much!

She has often called out “traditional” celebrities for selling out to Hollywood, and she has always seemed incredibly down to earth. However, every celeb needs a diva moment every now and then, and while on the set of her famous sitcom, Girls, Lena just couldn’t cope with holding her sandwich. She was too tired, and she was too busy, which is why she got someone else to do it for her.

P. Diddy

P. Diddy is the kind of rapper that uses his experiences and his memories to create epic music, and he has gone through major suffering in his life.

Because of this, he has no time for getting wet in the rain, and he has even less time for holding an umbrella. Of course, when you’re faced with this kind of dilemma, there’s only one option left to explore. Diddy employed another member of his entourage to hold an umbrella over his head, so he could stay as dry as a bone.

Prince Charles

He’s the heir to the throne, which means that Prince Charles has some pretty important jobs to be getting on with. He has a country to run, he has Princes to raise, and he has a country to win over.

This means he has no time for undressing himself but instead has someone else to do it for him. Yes, many members of the Royal Family actually have dressers who help them get into their clothes in the morning and take them off at night. Amazingly, reports claim that he’s never before undressed himself.


Rihanna is one of the most fabulous women in music, and we can imagine that she has people pandering around her every move every single day. However, it’s her assistants that really get up close and personal with this leading lady.

In 2014, one of her assistants had the job of making sure the back of her body was wet enough for a photo shoot. She had no clothing on the lower half of her body, and she wanted it to shine for the cameras. What a tough day at the office.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is a busy lady. She’s a singer, she’s an actress, and she’s a total star. Because of this, she is often away for long periods of time and is away from her friends and family.

It seems as though Gaga can get pretty lonely when this happens, which is probably why she decided to hire someone as her personal nighttime cuddler. Gaga hates having the bed to herself, which is why she instructed this employee to keep her bed and herself warm. A professional cuddler? Where do we sign up?

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars is the kind of guy that we’d want to be best friends with, but we’d have to be careful because we wouldn’t want him to recruit us into his entourage. The reasoning for this?

His assistant has been asked to do some rather bizarre and extreme jobs in the past, but perhaps the most ridiculous of all came when Bruno got them to blow his nose for him. Of course, he was the one who actually had to blow his nose, but the assistant held the tissue in place…

Kim Kardashian

If you like to keep up with the Kardashians, you’ll know that these ladies have it made. They could have a whole team rule their lives if they wanted to, and sometimes it seems as though Kim takes advantage of these people.

As well as getting a member of the camera crew to be her professional selfie-taker, she has even had people smother sand on her backside while on the set of a photoshoot. Think you’d be up for that job? Life would be a beach, after all.

Russell Crowe

Let’s be honest; everyone knows who Russell Crowe. If he turned around and said that he had 20 professional chefs on speed dial, we wouldn’t bat an eyelid. But what if we told you that he had a personal chef for his toddler?

At one point in his life, Russell had two chefs on his payroll. The first chef specifically dealt in adult food, while the second chef specifically dealt in children’s food. We can’t imagine a professional chef would be giving Crowe Jr. some chicken nuggets and fries somehow.


Although it’s easy to think that Nelly has a whole box of Band-Aid’s in his jewelry cabinet, it might surprise you to know that he’s a big fan of bling.

After falling victim to a robbery that saw almost $1 million of his jewelry stolen from his Las Vegas hotel room, Nelly decided to take the matter into his own hands. He employed someone to act as his jewelry caregiver, and it was their job to look after his jewelry at all times. They were not allowed to take their eyes off the ice.

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg is one of the most infamous men in Hollywood, and it’s fair to say that he has impressed us with his determination over the years.

With a scrupulous morning routine, you’d think that Mark was used to getting up at 2:30am, before spending half an hour praying and repeating his daily affirmations. However, it seems as though 2:30am is as ridiculous to him as it is to us, which is why he employs a human alarm clock to wake him up in the morning. He’s Mark Wahlberg; he needs to be on time.

Cee Lo Green

We know what Cee Lo Green says to people when they’ve irritated him, which is why his entourage should probably do what is asked of them. Of course, not all of them are going to be putting him forward for Boss of the Year.

That’s because Cee Lo Green actually employs someone to wipe the sweat away from his brow and other parts of his body while on stage and going about his daily life. As if that wasn’t enough, they are also required to put gum in his mouth, because there’s no way he could do that himself.

Justin Bieber

You’ve never heard of Justin Bieber? Oh, never say never! Biebs is arguably one of the most famous singers to come from Canada and has since been able to achieve international fame.

It seems as though this fame has often gone to his head because now he’s refusing to carry his own food and drink. Instead, Justin Bieber has employed a team of people whose job it is to hold his yummy delights while he’s not eating them. Hopefully, he can just about manage to feed himself.


Pink may be one of the coolest chicks around, but she does have off days every now and then. Sometimes she just doesn’t have the energy to get up on stage and put on a show, and she needs someone to get her pumped up and ready for action.

Thankfully, she has found the perfect solution to her lethargy and has someone on her team who fulfills all of her needs. What does this employee do, we hear you cry? They take on a rather non-PG role and pinches her chest! As you do.

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg is one of the most beloved but also one of the most ridiculous rappers in the business. His humor is next level, and he makes no secret of the fact that he loves a certain substance that is illegal in many states in America.

Because he loves it so much, he always wants it to be on tap. He doesn’t have to wait for it, he doesn’t want to have to roll it, and he doesn’t want to fuss over the whole experience. That’s why he has hired someone to be his professional roller, so there’s always something ready for him.

Larry Ellison

It’s no secret that Larry Ellison is a fan of having money in the bank. It seems he’s also a fan of basketball, which is why he decided to have a half-court installed on the back of his giant yacht.

While he may be pretty good at B-Ball, he’s not quite LeBron James just yet – which means some of his balls make their way into the ocean. Thankfully, Larry has figured out a genius way to make sure these balls don’t go to waste, and employs someone to drive along in a speedboat behind them to pick up any loose balls.

Nick Young

In 2015, famous basketballer Nick Young was the victim of a burglary at his home. The thieves stole his beloved sneakers, and he was not impressed. Because of this, he decided to employ a couple of guys to give him a helping hand.

He employed them to keep guard over his other sneakers, just in case anyone tried to steal them ever again. We can only assume he has a guard to follow him around during the day as well, because how else would he keep the shoes on his feet safe?

Mariah Carey

Yes, Mariah Carey is on the list again. As the ultimate Hollywood diva, this woman has become infamous for her demands, and the extra employees that make their way onto her payroll.

As well as having someone to hold her drink (with a straw), Mariah also employs a professional catcher. It’s this person’s job to have someone walk behind her at all times, just in case she were to fall or trip. It would be down to the professional catcher to catch her before she hit the floor, just in case she injured her beautiful body.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah is the kind of woman who could ask anyone to do anything, and they would probably do it. Everyone loves her, everyone adores her, and everyone wants to make her happy.

Thankfully, Oprah isn’t too unreasonable when it comes to her entourage, and only wants someone who can be an official bra handler. Yes, she requires someone to make sure the bra she is wearing each day is the right shape and size for her body, and that she never wears the wrong kind of underwear.

Eva Longoria

With her incredible style and her impressive red carpet entrances, Eva Longoria has built up a reputation for herself as one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood.

With pressure to keep on top of this title, Eva has allowed one of her assistants to take on a brand new role. Whenever she makes her way to the nearest red carpet, they stand just a few paces behind her. They smooth out the crinkles in her train, they touch up her lipstick, and they move stray hairs out of the way.