Published February 11, 2013
Did you think working for a celebrity would be fun?
RadarOnline.com compiled a bunch of crazy celebrity demands and their celebrity assistant gripes.
Lady Gaga's former assistant Rebecca White is suing the "Born This Way" singer for unpaid wages for tasks like allegedly being required to sleep in Gaga's bed “because she didn’t sleep alone.”
(Unless she was in that egg.)
One might have thought White would have developed an immunity to celebrity eccentricities, having once assisted notorious phone thrower Naomi Campbell.
“There always had to be five [scented] candles in the bathroom, 10 in the bedroom and 10 in the living room," she said of outfitting Campbell's hotel rooms ahead of her arrival.
The co-founder of New York Celebrity Assistants, Bonnie Low-Kramen, had some more interesting stories, including one celebrity who would greet assistants in the buff.
“[The assistant] didn’t feel empowered or confident enough to say to him that it bothered her,” she told RadarOnline.
Another client called his assistant in New York from across the Atlantic to ask the assistant to phone the hotel he was staying in to ask them to bring up more toilet paper.
“He was five hours ahead in London, and he was asking her to call the hotel," Low-Kramen said.
(Hope that assistant was fast.)
Of course there is one upside to serving the super-rich. White said she got to stay rent-free in client Claire Danes' $5 million New York City loft, in addition to being paid $2,000/week.
Which would make calling for toilet paper a little easier to take.