Sidekicks to the Stars

Posted by Shazy on Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sidekicks to the Stars

Sidekicks to the stars

Fame can be lonely and disorienting. So stars -- from the queen of television to the princess of country and her hunky ex -- often depend on a friend, assistant and/or adviser for personal grounding.
Here's a look at the not-so-famous folks who are celebrities' most important people.
Scroll down to read about these sidekicks to the stars:
Sweetie Hughes
Gayle King
Angel Porrino

Tammy Brook

Former publicist to this tantrum-throwing star
Why did she quit recently?
Why the singer threw a tantrum
What question triggered the outburst?

Sweetie Hughes

Personal assistant to "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star
Videos of Sweetie on "Housewives"
NeNe Leakes refers to Sweetie with racially charged word
Sweetie's boss is pregnant. Who's the NFL player dad-to-be?

Austin Nichols

Best friends with this "Brokeback Mountain" star
Paparazzi photos of Nichols and pal hanging out
Video: Bromance jokes on "Kimmel"
Friendship fuels these rumors

Melissa Forde

Best friend and assistant to this pop superstar
Both inked symbol of friendship on their bodies
Grew up together in tropical paradise
Photos of super-close pals together

CaCee Cobb

BFF and former assistant of singer-turned-reality-star-turned-fashion-mogul
Cobb dates an actor who starred on "Scrubs"
Appeared on famous friend's TV series about looking good
And on the star's career-making reality TV show

Gayle King

Best friend to the most powerful woman on television
Day jobs: magazine editor and host of new talk show
Present when friend was famously shut out of Paris fashion house
Video: Star cries when discussing King's friendship

Abigail Anderson

Friend since teenage years of young country-pop superstar
A star in her own right in a collegiate sport
Inspired hit "Fifteen" and appears in song's music video
Celeb signed jersey for friend's fundraiser. How much was raised?

Chuy Bravo

Pint-size personal assistant and rising co-star of late-night talk-show host
Boss's nickname for him| His real name
Recently published a humorous self-help book
Watch clean clips of Bravo