Jessica Biel thinks the problem with her career is her management team (cough)

Here are some new photos of Jessica Biel walking her dogs along the Hudson River in NYC. I think Jessica and Justin have been staying in New York for a while? But don’t quote me on that. I believe one dog is a pit bull (or a pit mix) and the other dog is a boxer. I’ve heard rumors about Jessica’s dogs, but I will say this as big-dog lover: I like that Jessica doesn’t have some tiny little dog. Big dogs are awesome!!

Anyway, have you checked out Jessica’s IMDB recently? She’s got some films in various stages of production, but none of them are going to set the world on fire with their awesomeness. I really do think that Jessica married Justin Timberlake partially as a way to revive her career, which has been stagnant for… years, if not forever. I would say that Jessica has a place in Hollywood, and that her problem is that she doesn’t just acknowledge where her place is, because she thinks she’s a leading lady, suited for Oscar-bait dramas. When really she’s an actress who should always play “the girl”. The girl in action movies, the girl in an ensemble rom-com, etc. The problem isn’t just that Jessica thinks she’s Oscar-worthy, it’s that she’s usually the worst part of the lower-tier films she actually gets. She’s a pretty girl, but she’s not even close to a mid-range actress. But Jessica is trying to shake it up! She thinks her management is the problem, so she fired a bunch of people and signed with a new management team!

EARLIER EXCLUSIVE, MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013 @ 10:52am PDT: Jessica Biel has left Management 360. And while she is still with CAA, I’m told that she is in play. Biel discharged her managers late last week, and she will decide her future this week with CAA. That agency is preparing to reshuffle her rep team to try and keep her in the fold.

Biel most recently was seen in Total Recall, the Gerard Butler soccer romcom Playing For Keeps, and Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes which premiered at Sundance. Next up, she stars in and is a producer of the Bill Purple-directed The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea opposite Chloe Moretz, Jeffrey Morgan and Mary Steenburgen. She also has that heavily troubled Nailed (she plays a woman whose nail gun accident turns her into a sex addict), but it’s unclear when that film will see the light of day, if ever.

Biel is married to Justin Timberlake, who’s making strides as an actor. He’s managed by Rick Yorn and repped by WME, an agency which has to be all over this. I remember when Biel bristled at the wholesome image cultivated for her at the Aaron Spelling series 7th Heaven, and her public rebellion helped give her a shot at a film career in the first place. Maybe she feels the need to shake things up again. I could certainly see her in one of these superhero movies or action franchises.

Update: Jessica Biel has signed to be managed by Rick Yorn’s LBI. This comes after the actress left both Management 360 and CAA, and then postponed the exit with the agency. Now, it looks like Biel may well stay at CAA, which will be having a meeting with her and reshuffling the team. Biel had been with Management 360 for eight years, and had been in business even longer with Nicole King, her former publicist who became a manager at 360. Yorn reps Biel’s husband, Justin Timberlake, but she will be handled by a team of managers at LBI. She continues to be lawyered by Karl Austen, who has been making her deals since Biel was 14.

[From Deadline]

Are you as confused as me? From what I gather, Biel is staying with CAA, but I guess they’re saying CAA will give her a different agent (“reshuffle”). Then Biel definitely signed on with a new management team, the same ones as Justin. And a “management team” involves a manager, a publicist and…? God knows. I don’t understand why actors think they need ten people “managing” them and their careers. Get an agent and a publicist, for sure, but at some point the actors should realize that they’re just paying people to do busy work. Also: as I said above, the biggest problem with Jessica Biel’s career is not her management or her agency, it’s HER.

PS… Is anyone else surprised she hasn’t gotten pregnant yet? Someone should tell her that babies are good for her career. She should ask her BFF Jennifer Garner about that.

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  1. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Ha ha ha ha!! Can’t stop laughing.

    No, it’s not her wooden acting at all, must be the management.

    Man, Hwood delusions of grandeur never cease to amaze me.

    Something nice: she IS a pretty girl IMO and her body is sick. Her arms are my inspiration when I weight-train.

    EDIT: and I like that she has dogs that don’t fit into a purse.

  2. RocketMerry says:

    She should try Justin’s management: they manage to get Justin work as an ACTOR all the time. Those people are geniuses.

    • BooBooLaRue says:

      Hee hee couldn’t have said it better. . .and I LOATHE his “music” too!

    • lucy2 says:

      Good point – he’s a terrible actor, yet keeps getting work. He is much more famous than she is though.

    • gogoGorilla says:

      When he performed at the Grammys, I thought I was going to die laughing when the announcer said, “THE MAN WE’VE ALL BEEN WAITING TO SEE GET BACK ON THE STAGE!” or something like that. You have to wonder how they read some of that off the teleprompter with a straight face.

      At any rate, I do think his team is good at making it SOUND like he’s a massive success and loved by the public, etc.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      The funny thing is, it really says what a douche Justin is. He and Jessica have been together for YEARS. They’ve broken up at least twice. Isn’t it interesting that the girl who’s delusional enough to think that it’s her extreme beauty that keeps her from getting roles, who follows him around like a puppy, is the one he keeps going back to?

      Yeah, I’ll bet that when he dumped her both times that he tried to find someone else, but no one else wanted to put up with his bullshit for more than a few hours, just for bragging rights. So he went back to her, because she’s the only one that’ll put up with him for more than a few hours at a time.

      • Jay says:

        The weird thing is, everyone I know who’s met him IRL says he’s a really nice guy. My best friend’s dad works in in the music industry as a manager, so he’s met JT a bunch of times and has only nice things to say about him. I really don’t know what to think about him, because he seems like a mega-douche, but on the other hand…

  3. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    Right, Jessica. THAT’S the problem.

  4. Eleonor says:

    she’s got a nice casual style, how is it possible she messes things on the red carpet?
    Her career didn’t take off, because che CAN’T act.

  5. Elisabeth says:

    she is gorgeous but looks like she has a personality like a plank of wood

  6. Jayna says:

    She married Justin because she loves him. People are so cynical.

    Her career is average because she is an average actress. Maybe in a TV show with an ensemble cast she might do better, but as a lead in a movie she is too much of a one-note actress, kind of bland. Even in her huge ensemble rom-coms that she’s done a couple of she is never the one that shines. She doesn’t have comedic chops like Carmen Diaz. She is stunnngly beautiful, though (when not wearing bangs LOL).

  7. eliza says:

    Oh, it couldn’t be because of her awful acting, her inflated ego or her previous reputation as a mini diva in training. Nooooo, it has to be her “management”.

    Well, change it and see how it goes honey.

  8. Mrs says:

    Sorry Kaiser but I disagree. New management can make a WORLD of a difference. There are plenty of BAD actors in good movies and Good actors in bad movies. Agents and managers have a hand in what auditions their clients get. Seriously looks at JT/CHANNING/KEANU. How did Justin weasel his way into a COEN BRO/FINCHER/EASTWOOD movie….not because of his flawless acting lol he’s got a good team that’s why.

    Also she has been getting good reviews in her movies. Even though they don’t do well critics have said she did well in her role. I feel like most of you are bandwagoner. If someone says so and so is bad/good you jump and echo it like sheep without actually seeing anything recent.

    • Beatrix says:

      Completely agree. Take Emma Stone, for example – she has almost no range, but her management team has been able to make her happen in movies so far…

    • Meaghan says:

      I’m not a bandwagon jumper, I’ve hated her since her 7th Heaven days. She is annoying, and seems like a mega b*tch.

      On a side note, I think the reason she hasn’t gotten knocked up is because she’s too damn selfish, and she married a gay man.

      • balehead2012 says:

        Come on, that’s not fair. We really don’t know why she isn’t pregnant yet (nor should we know, since it’s really not our business). Maybe she/he has fertility problems, maybe they are enjoying their young married couple time before the baby comes etc. I get that this is Celebitchy, but your comment that a woman who doesn’t get pregnant immediately after marriage is “selfish” and her husband is gay is mean.

      • Mrs says:

        wtf…she hasn’t even been married a year no need to rush.

      • Emily C. says:

        Or maybe she just doesn’t want kids. And that does not mean she’s selfish — it just means she doesn’t want kids. Having kids is not an UNselfish decision.

        But then, what do I know, I’ve been with my husband for 7 years and he hasn’t knocked me up because we don’t want kids. I guess the truth is I’m selfish and he’s gay.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        But Emily C-the world needs more humans!
        No animals can drain the earth’s resources as effectively as we can!

    • BeesKness says:

      I have thought she was a horrible actress long before I ever found this website. She is very pretty, but a bland, one note actress. Not sure which reviews you are referring to because I feel most critics agree that she is just plain bad.

    • Bridget says:

      Those are terrible examples. In no way is Jessica Biel like Keanu, Channing or even JT, who is at least a good entertainer. She is legitimately a terrible actress, like that pretty good who everyone said was great in their high school play. Did you ever see her audition for Get Smart? Awful. BBut it’s like she’s the only one that doesn’t know, because she keeps going for thr highest profile jobs because she thinks she’s that highest tier of Actress. Remember when she tried to be included in the discussion for Cat woman, or Fantine? She’s TV level talent.

      • Nina W says:

        I agree except for one point, she is kind of like Keanu, the camera loves them but neither could act their way out of a paper bag. She needs to find a role like him in the Matrix, no lines, just look visually stunning. Like Arnold in Terminator, you don’t notice the bad acting so much when they have very few lines.

      • Mrs Odie 2 says:

        TV acting is not below movie acting. I have seen some of the best acting on TV and some of the worst on film.

      • Jamie says:

        Why is ‘TV level talent’ always used as an insult? Just because someone is acting on television rather than in film, it does not mean they have any less talent. As a matter of fact, most of the acting I see in films nowadays is pretty terrible. Some of the best acting I’ve seen recently has been on television.

        Mrs Odie 2, THANK YOU! Completely agree.

    • Jamie says:

      LOL Bandwagoner? No, but thanks for the assumption. I’ve hated Jessica since way before she ever got involved with JT. Nice try, though.

  9. Mandy says:

    Those shoes do not look comfortable for a long walk with your dogs.

  10. DanaG says:

    LOL Wow she really is deluded. Jessica has as much chance of winning an Oscar as Stacy Keibler does of getting another Summer in Lake Como. LOL Neither thing is going to happen. Jessica acts as well as Justin does….I’m surprised she isn’t knocked up yet too when does Justin have something coming out maybe they are waiting so they can get the most PR out of it.

  11. Faye says:

    Her management team is the problem? I thought it was her stunning beauty? I’m so confused now :) .

  12. ZigZagZoey says:

    Well, I finally saw her in something that I liked her in. She wasn’t fabulous, but decent. Easy Virtue.
    IDK Y, but the thing that bugs the crap out of me about her is she seems SO plain. And she seems to hate wearing color. She always wears neutral colors and minimal makeup and looks so BLAH. She has no style, cannot dress well.
    She doesn’t strike me as being awfully arrogant though.

  13. Mia 4S says:

    Couldn’t care less about Biel but I find the inner Hollywood agency workings fascinating. There are a couple of huge agencies representing everybody, often in the same demos. Of course some will feel they are being marginalized and feelings will get hurt.

    She’s in a demo with Hathaway, Chastain, Adams, etc. With less roles for women generally it’s a bloodbath.

  14. Tessa says:

    I think her bland personality is the problem. She may not even have a bland personality, but perception is everything, and basically she’s like Ashley Green or Jessica Alba to me; boring as hell. Vanilla. Bland. Boring.

    • Starrywonder says:

      Exactly. There are people in her age range who are acting circles around her. Heck no I am going to pass up freaking Jessica Chastain or Bryce Howard for freaking Jessica Biel who cannot act. She needs to get over herself.

      Also Justin is a horrible actor. His management team may get him roles but he is never well received by the media or fans when he acts. The fact that famewhore went to Cannes when he was in a movie for 30 seconds and tried to make it all about him showed how Justin Timberlake is in life. Blech to both of them.

  15. Sullivan says:

    Maybe she could try another line of work. Not even trying to be snarky.

  16. Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

    Those dogs are beautiful. Love people who love their dogs (and cats).

    On a bitchy note–the site IS called CeleBITCHY, so complaining about negativity hereabouts seems like peeing in the wind–I’m not surprised she didn’t get pregnant yet. I’m not even totally convinced she’s female.

  17. Merritt says:

    She is so annoying. I remember years ago when she on 7th Heaven and she was trying to be badass by doing an interview where she dissed her character and posed in her underwear. Meanwhile it has been years since that show was on, and it is the only thing I know she was in.

    • Guest says:

      I think its hilarious when people give her crap for wanting off 7th Heaven. Did you not catch an episode of the show? Who the hell wouldn’t want off it. I don’t blame her one bit

      • Jenny says:

        Granted, the show was crap, but how sad is it that that was probably the pinnacle of her career? I think that is the point.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Whether or not the show was any good is irrelevant. You have directors, casting agents, producers, and other talented actors who read those magazine interviews. It’s job interview 101. Would a manager hire someone who talk trash about their former job? Especially in Jessica’s case where it was her only job for many years. All that interview showed was that she wanted to be seen as sexy and that she isn’t to be trusted explicitly when promoting a movie…so why in the world would you ever give her a leading role. Especially when she can’t act. If she could, then they might’ve ignored it and just gave her a talking to. But she can’t back up trash talk with action.

        So I fully believe that that interview sealed her death warrant. The actors themselves, I think, tend to forget that this is a job. And up until you reach a certain point (if you ever reach it), you are expendable. Case closed. The fact that she’s so delusional about it makes me laugh.

      • Merritt says:

        I don’t care that she wanted off a crappy show. The point is that show is what a lot of people remember her for.

      • Becky1 says:

        Yeah, it was not the best show but it ran for several years and I’m sure she was getting a nice paycheck. So many actors would LOVE to get a part on a long running show like that. I understand that it wasn’t her dream role, but trashing the show in an interview made her look like an ungrateful brat.

      • Nina W says:

        It was stupid of her to trash the show that made her famous and unfair to her co-workers. It was a cheesy show but if you want to work in HW behavior like that is a sure way to screw it up.

  18. Katie says:

    I thought it was because she’s too beautiful?

  19. Shannon1972 says:

    I really have no opinion on her. She seems harmless and bland to me. But to be an actor, you need to have a very healthy ego, and basically be a legend in your own mind. Otherwise, dealing with almost constant rejection would be impossible. Easier on the ego to blame management than herself.

  20. lucy2 says:

    I agree that management can make a difference, however I have to question her dumping her team – I think she’s lucky she’s gotten the work she has.

  21. Jess says:

    She’s one of those bland actors who’s career never really took off and now it’s too late, because they’re just famous enough that people remember them as the ‘hot new thing’ who’s been failing to make it big for a decade or more, despite being given plenty of opportunities. You can come back from that if you’ve actually shown you have real talent, but not if all you have going for you is a great body.

    Before Timberlake she might have have been able to carve out a solid career in B-grade action movies just based on her physique, but I don’t think anyone could take her seriously in an action role now that she’s following Timberlake around trying to do the fashion girl thing. So I don’t know what’s left.

  22. Madpoe says:

    I’ve never paid a dollar to see any of the films she’s in. I’d just rather watch a tree grow.

  23. lisa says:


    but to be fair, there are actresses w/o much talent winning awards so maybe she has a point. why cant she be one of those award winning talentless girls?

  24. erika says:

    cough…?! are you KIDDING ME?

    more like pheumonia, mixed w/ whooping, a rage case of Tuberculosis, some ‘nasty bug’ and throw in a little Strep Throat!!!

    …’cough’? Really?

  25. Susie Q says:

    Both her and Justin are terrible actors. She’s still calling the paps to take her pic while she’s walking her dogs, no one cares.

  26. MonicaQ says:

    Justin should stick to improve SNL stuff. That sci-fi movie with the time until you died appearing on your arm was painful.

  27. Mrs says:

    Is she not allowed to switch management without people getting their panties in bunch and insinuating things. Jeez Actors/Musicians make these changes all the time

    • diva says:

      The switching management isn’t a problem. Her acting like her CAA would be fighting to keep her is. I’m sure CAA has plenty of actresses that actual bring in more money than her so she wouldn’t be s big loss. This sounds like story she leaked, which she had been known to do.

  28. Maggie says:

    She’s forgettable! If I never saw another picture of her again I would forget she ever existed.

  29. Kelly says:

    I can’t believe she still gets acting jobs

  30. diva says:

    This post was a great laugh! The best thing that happened to Jessica was Justin. No one would pay attention to her if it wasn’t for him. Surprisingly she hasn’t used that to her advantage. Justin knows a lot of big name people she needs to network off odd him! She’s not a good actress so she needs to stop acting like she’s is. I’m surprised she hasn’t gotten pregnant either. Maybe he shut that down till he finishes his tour.

  31. junegorilla says:

    I’ve only seen her in “The Tall Man” and she was pretty good in that. The role wasn’t Pretty, pretty look at how pretty I am either. Justin just isn’t big screen material. But I’d watch him on SNL every week? Still I don’t get these whiny performers. Just take the huge pile of money that you have now, go live on a beach and do some charity work on occasion Leave the “roles” for some new blood who could use a break. This also goes for John Travolta, Tom Cruise, Robert Deniro, Susan Sarandon (bscially the entire cast of that POS “The Big Wedding), Ben Stiller, all of the douchebags in the Hangover movies. Just go away

  32. Kate says:

    It’s nothing to do with management. The fact is, no one really wants to see you in a movie. Go away. BTW her face is the problem too. For some reason, I dont know why, I personally dont find her appealing or attractive. It may be the nose job. She does have a nice body but that is about it. I would rather watch paint dry.

  33. Kate says:

    She must have sprung this photo op. Staged photography. She can’t even pull this off.

  34. The Original Mia says:

    Justin’s people may get him into movies, but that doesn’t mean he’s any good in them. I guess that means they’ll be a perfect fit for his no-talent wife.

  35. duchessofhazard says:

    She could have been Gina Carano before Gina Carano. I do remember Biel in Blade Trinity, and I bought her as an action babe – and that’s hard in Hollywood. Biel’s body is strong and she has that psudeo seventies butch vibe about her (her cheekbones, nose job, lank hair parted in the middle and those shoulders), Biel could have made it work for her.

  36. Seagulls says:

    They may be big, but those are some ugly dogs.

    • TG says:

      I love when celebs it anyone for that matter have ugly dogs they they rescued. Not sure if these 2 are rescues but at least they aren’t cheesy useless purse dogs. Whenever I see a celeb with a purse dog I immediately think they are stupid and childish. I always figure if a celeb is willing to get an ugly dog they can’t be 100% bad though nit sure how that reasoning works here since Justin Timberdouche is one of the worst celebs I have read about.

  37. TOPgirl says:

    She’s a horrible actress. She always look stiff and her facial features are not visibly expressive. Plus, there isn’t any cuteness to her face to balance out her horrible acting.

  38. Karen says:

    Please stop trying to make Jessica Biel happen.

  39. Just Me says:

    She would be a good look-a-like for a movie about Jodi Arias.

  40. yo amo a timberlake,pero si a Jesica le falta un buen papel para que sea respetada en el medio……………su mejor papel es ser la esposa de justin

  41. janie says:

    I don’t see the *stunning* gal you all talk about?

  42. Meanchick says:

    Poor thing. She’s being reality-checked and can’t see it. She won’t go do workout DVDs or clothing lines, because more than money, she wants to be a STAR, bigger than her skills can carry her. Unless she breaks out the big guns (nudity) before her body ages, she’ll stay at meh.

  43. frieles says:

    She can change the managment if they are not doing wonders for her career.
    I still like her. there are far worse actresses who are able to land roles. Kirsten Stewert,, Freida Pint, Megan Fox are all terrible actresses and no offence but they are not pretty either.
    Jessica is more beautiful and acts better then them atleast.

  44. Snooze says:

    Actually she was fantastic in Easy Virtue, which is a vastly underrated movie. If she could get more roles like that… I have to admit that she’s been quite bland in other stuff I’ve seen her in. How was she in Hitchcock? I haven’t seen it yet.

  45. Deedee says:

    I saw her in Hitchcock wherein she played Vera Miles. She was so one dimensional, it was painful to watch. I wished they cut her parts out.

  46. onegirlup says:

    OK don’t kill me but…she reminds me of Jodi Arias! Maybe it’s the lips.. IDK but she’s so bland and vanilla. Jess is pretty I guess, and Jodi”KY”Arias is not so go figure. I can’t say what it is exactly. :-0

    Giddy Up!

  47. VioletCrumble says:

    Tsk. Well, of course – it’s her management that’s at fault! ~head slap~

  48. kim says:

    She should just go back to tv roles. I’ve seen a couple of her movies like the one where she plays a soccer mom and really? That movie was so horrible I didn’t even finish it. She just needs to get her head out of her hole already.

  49. Tastykakes says:

    She should find a part playing a bitch role. I don’t think she’s a bitch or anything, actually I find her rather bland. I just think she could do that well, and then when the audience hates her, at least they are supposed to. Sounds like a winning proposition to me.

    And WHOA wait… what… with that link to Lainey and the dog eat dog thing? I need more info..

  50. Greenieweenie says:

    Has anyone seen that movie she did with Ben Barnes, Colin Firth and the actress from The English Patient? She plays a race car driver in the 20s….and she is SO GOOD. I love that movie. It’s British. It totally changed my perspective of her as an actress. Her delivery (it’s a comedy) was great.

  51. ??? says:

    She’s ambitious, which I’m not going to slam her for, but obviously, she never found or cultivated a niche in Hollywood, and with the success of other actresses in her age group/category, the ship has probably sailed for her in terms of gaining “A-list” success or status.

    I worked with her for long enough a few years back to also experience how very insecure she is. Not necessarily a terrible person, but overly confident, hypercompetitive, and definitely one of those people who actively sought out and stuck to those whom she felt would make her look good. Granted, she was younger then and less mature than she presumably is now, but for me at least, she still seems as unimpressive now as she came across back then.

  52. Vero says:

    My first comment…but i just could not help myself this time.her? beatiful? where?how? those labia – like deathpale lips? those bangs? the always pissed facial expression? just no,no,noooo..I can help it, she reminds me of drowned corpse freshly pulled out of water

  53. Norman says:

    I’l take Jessica Alba over Jessica Biel. What has she JB lately and by that I mean since Seventh Heaven that was big? Instead of blaming other people for her pitfalls Biel should be more accountable for her career or perhaps find a hobby/interest turn it into a business. I mean one would think she would find something when she moved to New York from LA to get hired. Do something for yourself Biel. Just because her hubby is successful does not mean JB has to languish in failure.

  54. MademoiselleRose says:

    My nana used to have a boxer that looked just like that one, and I remember when we were about 10 or 2, my brother and I had to run from the front gate to the front door and hope it would open quickly before Duke, the boxer, would jump on our backs and try to hump us. Luckily for me Duke seemed to like my brother better. Yeah, looking at boxers still makes me feel ill.

    I don’t think JB is any worse an actress than many out there, but she’s probably more picky because she thinks she’s better, so maybe that’s why she doesn’t get many jobs – not much chop and very picky. I don’t get the JT thing, I think he’s just yuck. He doesn’t appeal to me on any level.

  55. depame says:

    She comes across as very insecure. A few years back when she made the remark of being to pretty to get decent roles, was it for me. I dont see where this girl can say she is that beautiful, that she is over looked for roles. She is average, at best. She is no different then some catalog model. Seriously, get real. She cant act, she cant dress, and she is boring. Dont get me wrong, having a high confidence level with oneself is a good thing. However you also need to check yourself reality wise. You suck in Hollywood. Just be married and go have some kids. Get some work done on that big wide mouth you have too. Damn.