Hollywood’s 7 Worst Family Member Managers

Published on July 16, 2014. Updated April 4, 2017

Some celebrities forgo getting an experienced manager who knows the entertainment business and instead hire a family member to help them navigate Hollywood’s intricacies. For some stars, this doesn’t end up being such a bad idea but, for others, it has turned out to be one of the biggest mistakes of their careers. We decided to take a look at some of Hollywood’s worst parent managers and find out why they should have never been given that kind of responsibility to begin with. Check out our list of Hollywood’s 7 Worst Family Member Managers!

7. Jessica Simpson’s Dad (Joe Simpson)

Jessica Simpson’s father Joe Simpson has been her manager since she first launched her career as a singer. Over the years, he has disgusted countless people by openly discussing his daughter’s ample bosom. “Jessica never tries to be sexy. … She just is sexy. If you put her in a T-shirt or you put her in a bustier, she’s sexy in both. She’s got double D’s! You can’t cover those suckers up,” Joe said. If that’s not inappropriate, we don’t know what is!

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6. Lindsay Lohan’s Mom (Dina Lohan)

Lindsay Lohan’s mother Dina has been managing her career since she rose to fame as a child. During the height of her daughter’s fame, she was bringing home between 10 to 15% of her Lindsay’s earnings; however, that wasn’t enough to prompt her to act more like a manager and less like a friend. Over the years, Dina was seen partying with Lindsay when she was still underage and also when she was in recovery. Dina is easily one of the worst momager’s in history.

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5. Katherine Heigl’s Mother (Nancy Heigl)

One of Hollywood’s most hated actresses Katherine Heigl is rumored to be a piece of work; however, her mother/manager is even worse. “I have never experienced anything like Nancy Heigl,” a source told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s about the mouth. ‘F**k you. You are a f**king liar’…Whatever you’d say, you were an idiot. The call would be, ‘This is the worst craft service we’ve ever had! There’s nothing to eat! This is the worst wardrobe!’ You knew that every day, you were going to get slammed.”

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4. Aaron Carter’s Parents

When Aaron Carter was first taking over the pop scene, his parents managed his finances. This didn’t turn out to be such a great idea. In 2003, he filed for legal emancipation from his mother, alleging that she took more than $100,000 from his bank account. Things have only gotten worse since. In 2013, the former pop star was forced to file for bankruptcy. He claimed to have tax and credit debts exceeding $3.5 million and only $977.16 in cash.

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3. Macaulay Culkin’s Father (Kit Culkin)

During the height of his fame, Macaulay Culkin’s controlling and abrasive father Kit Culkin managed his career. Kit quickly established his son as the highest paid child actor; however, he reportedly alienated numerous people in the business with his ludicrous demands. Things came to a head when Kit split with Macaulay’s mother and embarked on a bitter custody battle with his ex over his son’s career and finances. In the midst of it all, the “Home Alone” star emancipated himself from his parents, took control of his money and all but retired from the entertainment business.

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2. Kim Kardashian’s Mom (Kris Jenner)

Kim Kardashian’s mother Kris Jenner is one of Hollywood’s most famous momagers – and not for especially good reasons. She has earned reputation for doing whatever it takes to keep her family famous and to ensure that the money continues to roll in. Rumor has it that Kris brokered the sale of Kim’s sex tape in 2007. The tape, which was leaked prior to the release of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” is what launched the family to stardom. Without it, who knows how interested everyone would have been in the family’s show!

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1. LeAnn Rimes’ Dad (Wilbur Rimes)

When LeAnn Rimes first established herself as a country superstar, her father Wilbur Rimes was one of her managers. Everything was fine between these two until LeAnn sued her father and co-manager Lyle Walker for swindling at least $6 million from her during the preceding five years. She also alleged that both men made unreasonable fees and took advantage of her label Asylum-Curb for financial gain. The lawsuit was settled on undisclosed terms and the two managed to reconcile in time for LeAnn’s wedding to Dean Sheremet.

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