Time for our monthly reminder that the stars are nothing like us! Playdates with peasants? Not when you're a celebrity. Ben Affleck recently revealed on "The Graham Norton Show" that while he was in London shooting "Justice League," he took his son Samuel, 4, to an indoor play park where none other than Prince George and Princess Charlotte were running around. Unfortunately for Samuel, he left the royal playdate with something unexpected — a cold! Ben, however, saw the bright side, noting, "I can now tell him that he got a cold from the King of England!" From extravagant gifts to bountiful tips, keep reading to see more stories that prove how different celebrities are than us normal folk!
They sell perfume that smells like… ancient floorboards. Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop website often sells some odd luxury items, but its foray into fragrances takes the cake! The star's site is advertising its first perfume as smelling like "cypress smoke, snow, sensual quiet." The perfumer who worked with Gwyneth on the scent wrote on the site, "GP is such a sunny California girl, so I expected her to ask for, you know, grapefruit and vanilla and flowers, but instead she came in talking about the smell of ancient floorboards in European churches, a forest in Yugoslavia…" Just what every girl dreams of smelling like! Thanks, Gwyneth!
When it's your birthday, your girlfriend decks you out in diamonds! Tyga turned 27 on Nov. 19, 2016, and in honor of his lap around the sun, girlfriend Kylie Jenner gave him the royal treatment — a 60-carat diamond bracelet. While there's no word on the retail value of the blingy birthday gift, the celebrations didn't stop there. Kylie also treated the rapper to a trip to Arizona, where they hit up a shooting range.
When you're a star, you can create your own accent — and then capitalize on it! That's what happened when Lindsay Lohan started speaking with a bizarre twang, which she dupped "LiLohan." After her odd new speaking pattern made news, the star launched a "LiLohan" clothing line — featuring T-shirts, sweatshirts and tank tops with the words "I ONLY SPEAK LILOHAN" emblazoned on them.
Wow! Celebrity real estate typically fetches a pretty penny, but Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber's family home is going for a hefty amount that's pricey even by celeb standards. The couple recently listed their Malibu pad for — wait for it — $60 million, which equals out to about $15 million per bedroom.
When many people turn 50, the "old" jokes begin. They might find themselves getting gag gifts, like a cane. But when Halle Berry turned 50, she decided to gift herself with something different: a lingerie line! The superstar announced the venture on Instagram, writing, "The big FIVE OH has taught me to be FEARLESS! I'm about to launch a lingerie line at 50. Here's what I know for sure… it's never too early or too late to do what EVER makes you happy."
Need another reason the stars are nothing like us? Their famous friends offer to carry their child! When Kim Kardashian West opened up about the possibility of using a surrogate to have a third child with Kanye West, one of her close (and famous) pals stepped up to the plate! Chrissy Teigen told "Access Hollywood," "I would be her surrogate in a second." #FriendshipGoals!
Their pets receive care packages from other stars! Drake reportedly sent piles of gifts to Taylor Swift's home in November, but the items weren't for the singer — they were for her cats, Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey. It's believed that the rapper got the cat stuff from Petco, just as rumors swirled that he and the pop star have been collaborating on music.
They tip really well! When Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger stopped by famed restaurant Philippe Chow in New York City recently, he racked up a $478 bill — but left an even larger tip! Mick tipped not 20 percent, not 50 percent, not even 100 percent — he added a whopping $500 gratuity to his check, which works out to 106 percent!
When the stars want to go to camping, they just have to go to their own sprawling backyards. For Keith Urban's birthday, wife Nicole Kidman and daughters Faith and Sunday gave him a fancy new tent and a telescope, which the happy family uses on their Tennessee property. Keith told E! News, "We camp in the backyard." Nicole added, "We sleep in the tent and then we go into the house halfway through the night." Must be nice!
Celebs often show their appreciation for their kids' nannies in big ways. But in this case, Kylie Jenner did something really special for her boyfriend's son's nanny. Kylie — who dates rapper Tyga, the father of 4-year-old King — surprised King's caretaker, Nanny Joy, with a pretty extravagant gift in November: a brand-new Celine bag estimated to be worth $2,700. And in true Kylie form, she captured the whole adorable moment on Snapchat.
We don't know about you, but no one has ever named us "Person of the Year" before! Marc Anthony got that impressive — and vague — honor in November 2016 when the Latin Recording Academy named him its 2016 Person of the Year honoree to recognize his esteemed career in Latin music.
One thing about celebrities? They don't often make good neighbors. And sometimes even the other famous people living nearby can't take it. Those who live in Chris Brown's neighborhood are not fans of the singer after he recently took his ATV out for a ride around their streets. Even Laker star Nick Young, who also lives near Chris, joined up with other neighbors requesting that the star move. He posted a video earlier this year in which he can be heard saying, "Chris Brown, you gotta move. Go on, get away from here!"