Hollywood runs on the unsung heroes working behind the scenes, such as assistants, stylists, and agents. They keep a lot of secrets for their employers, but sometimes they let one slip.
Here are 14 celeb secrets spilled by their current and former employees:
1. Kim Kardashian's former media strategist Sheeraz Hasan alleged that her infamous 2012 flour bombing incident was staged to help promote the perfume she was launching.
In the Channel 4 documentary The Kardashians: Billion Dollar Dynasty, he claimed that he told her, "OK, this is what's going to happen: You're going to be fine, you're going to be safe, but we're going to create a media moment. If we create media gold, guess what’s going to happen? Everyone’s going to be talking about your perfume, everyone's going to buy it."
2. Kris Jenner's former nanny Pam Behan believes the famous momager "was grooming her children for their current celebrity status their entire lives."
In her tell-all book, Malibu Nanny: The True Adventures of the Former Kardashian Nanny, Pam wrote, "They only wore the cutest clothes from the nicest stores, and were always perfectly well-dressed. Even at a young age, they were fashion plates, and their image was being carefully crafted. I do believe that the success they enjoy now is what she always hoped for and wanted for them and for herself."
3. On Twitter, Timothée Chalamet's agent, Brian Swardstrom, revealed that the actor "hasn't auditioned for anything in more than seven years."
4. Tom Cruise's former manager Eileen Berlin alleged to the Daily Mail that, while he was filming Taps, the actor asked her to get a server who recognized him to leave him alone because he was "still in character."
5. On the BBC Introducing podcast, Ed Sheeran's manager, Stuart Camp, revealed that every time they draw up a new management contract, Ed adds a "stupid clause" just to wind him up. In 2019, he required Stuart to carry around a picture of the Weasley twins from the Harry Potter movies.
Stuart said, "I have a little laminated card of those lovely twins. I have to have that with me at all times. It's in my management contract. Stupid things like that."
6. Zendaya's stylist, Law Roach, told Paper Magazine that she learned how to pose on the red carpet by studying America's Next Top Model.
He said, "We have to give credit to Tyra [Banks]."
7. Justin Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, told Forbes that Justin almost missed out on a music career because he wasn't attached to a Disney Channel or Nickelodeon show. The labels weren't willing to take a risk on a YouTube star.
Scooter said, "There was no validly and no proven track record. The only ways minors have broken over the past years was through having their own Disney or Nickelodeon show, and every label told me that unless I had a TV show attached to one of those networks, they were not interested whatsoever."
8. In an interview for the unauthorized Anna: A Biography, Anna Wintour's garden designer, Miranda Brooks, alleged that the Vogue editor "didn't like vegetables" and therefore refused to plant a veggie garden at her Long Island home.
9. In the biography Christian Bale: The Inside Story of the Darkest Batman, Christian Bale's former assistant and publicist, Harrison Cheung, alleged that Leonardo DiCaprio was his boss's biggest Hollywood rival early in his career.
He claimed that Christian lost roles in movies like Titanic, Romeo & Juliet, and, initially, American Psycho to Leo.
10. Speaking to BuzzFeed News, one then-current and 10 former employees of The Ellen DeGeneres Show alleged that they experienced a toxic workplace culture and were instructed not to speak to Ellen.
A former employee said, "If she wants to have her own show and have her name on the show title, she needs to be more involved to see what's going on."
In a joint statement, executive producers Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly, and Andy Lassner said, "We are truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience. It’s not who we are and not who we strive to be, and not the mission Ellen has set for us. For the record, the day to day responsibility of the Ellen show is completely on us. We take all of this very seriously and we realize, as many in the world are learning, that we need to do better, are committed to do better, and we will do better."
11. In his book Life With My Sister Madonna, Madonna's brother and former dresser turned tour director, Christopher Ciccone, alleged that she sent his therapist a list of demands and refused to pay him for his interior design work unless he attended Kabbalah meetings with her.
12. Jennifer Lopez's makeup artist Scott Barnes claimed that he was (temporarily) fired because she blamed him for leaking her secret wedding to Marc Anthony. However, instead of anyone telling him directly, he allegedly learned about it from a news story that was about to run.
However, she rehired him after discovering he wasn't the leaker.
On The Jeff Probst Show, Scott said that she basically told him, "Hey, it was a big misunderstanding ... We've got a lot of stuff coming up, and I really miss you, so let's get back to work."