Famous Celebs Everybody Hates Working With

Working alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood might sound like a job perk, but when the celeb you're working with is demanding or out of control, those feelings can fade pretty quickly. Once an entertainer gets a reputation for being difficult, he or she can lose more than just a few fans. Some stars' nasty reps cost them big, jeopardizing jobs, colleagues, or even access to the Hollywood scene. Here are some celebs whose bad reputations precede them.

Chris Brown

Chris Brown seems to attract trouble, something that hasn't gone unnoticed by those in the industry. In 2011, he threw a temper tantrum on the set of Good Morning America after being questioned about his domestic abuse charges. Brown allegedly got so angry that he walked off set and threw a chair at a window in his dressing room. Not exactly the kind of thing that gets one invited back for more TV interviews.

According to Billboard , former employees have lobbed fierce accusations against the R&B singer, accusing him of physically and emotionally abusing them, all while battling his own alleged mental illness and drug use. "We would ask, 'What's the temperature today?' " said a member of his security detail at the time. "You didn't know how he was going to wake up. Were you going to get cool Chris? Or depressed or artsy and focused Chris, who would be very productive? Or the happy-go-lucky Chris, who would just joke around and have fun? It was a different person every day." 

On the set of his "Grass Ain't Greener " music video, Brown supposedly threatened a cameraman, then disappeared for two hours— he was found sleeping on a bathroom floor, reported Billboard. It's no wonder we don't hear much from this guy anymore.


Kanye West

Rapper Kanye West's signature arrogance, diva tendencies, and irrational outbursts extend beyond music and into his other venture as a self-proclaimed fashion mogul. According to designer and A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou, it took West two years to finalize designs for his first collection, which consisted of a pair of jeans, a hoodie, and a t-shirt. Touitou told W Magazine, "When we finally finished this collection, I felt like, Okay, if I made this happen, then I can achieve peace in the Middle East."

As for the music industry, we could wallpaper a studio with stories about West's assorted beefs with collaborators and competitors. "Kanye drives Def Jam more off the wall than any other artist drives anyone at any other label off the wall. He tortures them!" an insider told Page Six. From Taylor Swift to Wiz Khalifa to the cast and crew of Saturday Night Live; even former best bro Jay Z has had problems with Yeezy. It sometimes feels like Kanye West's best friend is Kanye West.

Jennifer Lopez

In 2013, Jennifer Lopez's insane list of demands lost her the opportunity to perform at the opening ceremony of India's Premier League cricket tournament, an event that drew 56 million viewers the previous year. An insider told Page Six that in addition to her usual wants, Lopez allegedly demanded a private jet and a large number of hotel rooms for her entourage. If you're thinking two or three hotel rooms were what the diva had in mind, think again. The tab noted that Lopez requested nine additional dressing rooms for her 90-person crew during a 2001 interview. JLo ultimately "priced herself out of the event" in India, the insider said. The gig went to Pitbull .

The American Idol judge allegedly kept up her diva antics on the set of What To Expect When You're Expecting (2012). According to the Daily News., Lopez would only communicate through an assistant, despite the movie including a slew of A-list stars. 

It seems she's always been difficult. When Lopez was a dancer on In Living Color in the '90s, actress Rosie Perez was her choreographer. In Perez's 2014 memoir, she claims Lopez went off on her like "some ghetto biatch, screaming and pounding her chest!" Classy.

Mariah Carey

As the biggest diva in the game, those who've worked alongside Mariah Carey (2016-17) seem to always come out on the other side with a few good stories. On her reality series Mariah's World, we have the pleasure of witnessing the day-to-day life of Carey's staff, which includes tying her shoes and setting up 20 humidifiers in her hotel rooms. Apparently, Carey can't sleep without all of her humidifiers, and when she can't sleep, she can't perform. Not that her performances have been much to brag about lately.

While there are contrasting opinions on what actually took place during Carey's horrendous live performance on New Year's Eve 2017, there's no debating that the singer put very little effort into recovering from a technical malfunction before walking off the stage. While she pointed her perfectly pedicured finger at Dick Clark Productions, that wasn't the first time she delivered a poor performance.

Remember when she took the stage for NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center live special in 2014? Maybe she didn't have enough humidifiers on hand.

Kiefer Sutherland

It seems no one who has worked with Kiefer Sutherland has anything positive to say about the experience. The actor best known for his starring role on 24 (2001-10) has even been accused of having co-stars fired for outshining him on the show. Shohreh Aghdashloo, who played a terrorist on the show, shared her experience with Fox & Friends: "I'm afraid working with him proved to be hard. That young man was pretty angry." Aghdashloo said someone recommended she not shine too bright on her first day on set; when she did, her character was suddenly killed off—something she feels Sutherland instigated.  

Freddie Prinze Jr. also fell victim to Sutherland's rage, telling ABC News that 24 almost led him to quit acting for good. "Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world," Prinze said. "That's not me talking trash, I'd say it to his face, I think everyone that's worked with him has said that." 


Sharon Stone

A quarter century later and people are still talking about Sharon Stone's infamous scene in Basic Instinct (1992), yet she's arguably failed to recreate that same level of success in recent years. A bad attitude may be to blame. 

Stone made her Italian film debut in 2014, working with director Pupi Avati and producer Antonio Avati on The Golden Boy (2014). According to The Hollywood Reporter, her diva antics began before she'd even signed on to the film. "It was a negotiation that bordered on ridiculousness, concerning embarrassing details, as if Italy was a third world country," Avati said. "By the way, we do have electricity in Italy." Stone's camp denied the claims.

The star's ridiculous demands have allegedly cost her a gig or two along the way, including an invitation to luxury jeweler de Grisogono's annual party at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc. A source told Page Six that the actress demanded $300,000, eight hotel rooms for the week, and a private jet. She was ultimately passed up for the job; the appearance opportunity was reportedly given to Kim Kardashian for a pair of earrings, which she may or may not have been able to keep. 

Jennifer Aniston

It's hard to believe the actress known for playing America's sweetheart on Friends (1994-04) has a diva side, but it seems Jennifer Aniston may not be so easy to work with. An insider told Radar Online that while filming Life of Crime (2013) in Connecticut, "the only person who doesn't eat with everyone else is Jen. She quickly grabs a lunch to go and leaves." The source continued, "All the actors ride in normal production vans when they head to lunch, but Jen has her own luxury SUV. And not only is Jen's private trailer miles away from the set, but she heads all the way back there each day to eat her lunch away from everyone else." 

Okay, okay, maybe wanting to eat lunch alone does not a diva make, but there's more: If the rumors are true, Aniston reportedly had a fit on the set of She's Funny That Way  (2014) over the name of a character in the script. According to Star Magazine (reported by Celebitchy), said character shared a name with the woman who arguably wrecked her marriage to Brad Pitt. The insider claimed Aniston wouldn't show up to set until the change was made. Still pulling for Team Jen


She might be known as Queen B to her fans, but Beyoncé is also known for being tough and even downright cruel to those who work for her. Employees have reportedly taken to social media to swap horror stories. MTO News relayed rumors about her screaming at backup dancers during rehearsals, and the Daily Star published a list of supposed demands, including titanium straws that cost more than $600 each, alkaline water served at precisely 21 degrees, everyone dressed in 100 percent pure cotton clothes, and freshly painted dressing rooms with brand new toilet seats.

Megan Fox

Once one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood, Megan Fox is reportedly so difficult to work with that it's made it tough for her to find steady work in the industry. At the peak of her career, when Fox starred in Transformers, she allegedly rubbed everyone the wrong way. After the actress compared Director Michael Bay to Hitler, those who've worked with her started to speak up, revealing some of her worst on-set antics. Three crew members released an open letter claiming Fox was often late to set, wouldn't show up to events related to the film, and even complained when filming was canceled last minute in Egypt and Bay took the cast and crew on a tour of the pyramids to make up for it. It's no surprise Fox is no longer a part of the blockbuster franchise, and it's no surprise the films are doing just fine without her.