In Hollywood, celebrities are usually the ones who decide when to end a professional relationship – especially when they are paying people to do a job for them. This isn’t always the case though, as we’ve learned. Sometimes celebrities get dumped by their own people, be it their managers, publicists or lawyers. Right now, we’re focusing on celebrity publicists and the instances where they have decided to cut a celebrity client loose. Publicists are usually hired to make celebrities look good; however, when they have a difficult client, this can become impossible. See for yourself! Here are 7 celebrities who were dumped by their publicists!
7. Katherine Heigl
Back in 2010, Katherine Heigl’s publicist fired her. While many of us can easily assume why this happened, the aspiring movie actress has always been cagey when discussing the topic. “That, I have to say, hurt my feelings,” she told The Telegraph. “I’m a talker. I love a good debate. But people started thinking of me as a diva. It was a ball that just started rolling. I’m realizing now that I can’t just blurt things out.”
Heigl’s loose tongue is probably what caused her publicist to quit. She has never had a problem speaking her mind, even if it alienated someone she was working for or with. She famously called the movie that made her a bankable star, “Knocked Up,” sexist. In 2008, she withdrew her nomination for the Emmy Awards, claiming that the material she worked with on “Grey’s Anatomy” wasn’t award-worthy. The American press turned against her; however, Heigl didn’t stop her diva behavior. Her publicist certainly had her work cut out for her – no wonder she quit!