Oh, to be a celebrity! The stars live in an alternate universe thanks to their fame, fortune and access to the finer things in life. How do we know? Well, let's just check out all the ways the stars have been nothing like us lately — starting with one of the most blessed kids on the planet, Blue Ivy Carter! We were lucky if our mom let us pick out our own clothes when we were 6, but that alone would be too pedestrian for Blue. The daughter of Beyonce and JAY-Z already has her own stylist and personal shopper! Beyonce's rep recently confirmed that Manuel Mendez, who has also served as Beyonce's personal assistant, has been working as the tot's shopper and stylist — reportedly since she was 20 months old! Keep reading for even more ways celebs differ from us common folk!
Do you love Disneyland? Many people have an affinity for all things Disney, and Neil Patrick Harris is among them. But due to his superstar status, when it came time to bid on an amazing piece of Disney memorabilia, Neil had the means to pay up — big-time! He shelled out $172,500 for an original picture from the Haunted Mansion. He bid on the artwork — one of the stretching portraits from the famous ride — at an auction called "Souvenirs of Disneyland."
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Very few people actually try to gain weight — but occasionally, actors have to pack on the pounds for a role. This was the case for Charlize Theron ahead of shooting her latest film, "Tully," for which she gained 50 pounds to play a struggling mother. In order to maintain the weight gain, Charlize had to be very dedicated, which included setting alarms in the middle of the night to eat. The actress told "Entertainment Tonight," "I would literally wake up at 2 in the morning and I'd have a cup of cold macaroni and cheese just next to me. I would wake up and I would just eat it…I would just, like, shove it in my throat. It's hard to maintain that weight."
Making money from a divorce? Typically only divorce lawyers are seeing dollar signs after a split, but not Russell Crowe! The actor, who broke up with his wife of nine years, Danielle Spencer, back in 2012, held an "Art of Divorce" auction in his native Australia in April 2018 and brought in some big bucks! The star's Sydney auction featured movie memorabilia from some of his biggest roles, including a breastplate from "Gladiator" that sold for $125,000. He also parted with jewelry, guitars and more. Overall, Russell took home $3.7 million after selling old items he realized he didn't need after the split.
At barely a week old, True Thompson already had more Instagram followers than most adults! The newborn had 211,000 followers and counting just days after her April 12 birth, despite the fact that mom Khloe Kardashian had yet to even reveal a photo of the newborn. But her fan club is only the half of it! She also nabbed a coveted Instagram handle — it's just her first name, @true!
Who knew red carpet couture was so expensive to mail? Christian Siriano opened up about just how much it cost to send his designs to Los Angeles during the month of the 2018 Academy Awards — and the price tag is astronomical! He shared that he spent about $50,000 to FedEx "about a hundred" pieces to clients, since stylists "don't have a budget for shipping" which means designers have to foot the bill themselves. He dressed 17 stars for the show and parties including Kelly Ripa, Amy Adams, Laurie Metcalf, Janelle Monae, Lindsey Vonn and Whoopi Goldberg.
When you're famous, it's within the realm of possibility that one of the most famous women in the world might preside over your wedding! That was the case for British host Alan Carr, who tapped buddy Adele to officiate his nuptials to partner Paul Drayton. And for those wondering — yes, she also sang a song for their first dance.
Did you get your hair done before your high school reunion? Your makeup? Well, before the stars of "Jersey Shore" started taping their 2018 reunion series, "Jersey Shore Family Vacation," they opted for more intense touch-ups — the type that require needles! Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino both went in for Botox before filming began, their doctor told Page Six.
Regular people donate blood to help others. Stan Lee apparently had his blood stolen with the help of a forged document because the thief had plans to make pens featuring the Marvel icon's blood infused into the ink. Stan's team is filing a lawsuit to stop the alleged thief — a former business associate of the Spider-Man creator — and his bizarre business plan.
She's the queen of the world! Beyonce not only dominated while being the first African-American woman to ever headline Coachella — she also set a pretty impressive record. Queen Bey set a YouTube record making hers the most streamed Coachella performance in the platform's history after 457,000 tuned in to watch her amazing set in Indio, California, on April 14, 2018. By comparison, Lady Gaga's set in 2017 held the previous record, and Beyonce beat that by 75 percent. Her numbers helped make this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival the most viewed music fest ever on YouTube.
Reality stars can be fangirls too… and sometimes the celebrities they're obsessing over even return the love! That happened recently to the party animals on Bravo's "Vanderpump Rules" after Rihanna posted a video clip of herself on Instagram cracking up while watching a partying montage from the popular show. The superstar touted it as "easily the best clip on TV" and "Vanderpump" stars from Tom Schwartz to LaLa Kent all responded with glee after learning how much Rihanna enjoys their reality series.
Could you live on $5,000 a month? How about $15,000? $50,000? Well, Jesse Williams' estranged wife, Aryn Drake-Lee, is claiming the $50,695 a month in child support that the "Grey's Anatomy" star is paying her is not cutting it. Aryn insists that's not enough to support their two kids, Maceo and Sadie, since she's paying all their bills — and she's asking a judge to up it to the $73,369 a month she says it actually costs to care for them.
Getting backstage isn't an easy feat — unless you're a rock star yourself. Drew Barrymore recently recounted a time long ago that Courtney Love got them backstage at a Beck concert, telling Andy Cohen on "Watch What Happens Live" how Courtney simply told the bouncer, "My face is a backstage pass," before heading inside. Whatever works, we guess!
New babies are known to spit up, so new moms typically don't get all dolled up while playing around with their little bundles of joy. One new mom who's not worried about the baby ruining her Balenciaga? Kylie Jenner! The reality star donned a $1,250 dress by the brand while hanging out with daughter Stormi on Snapchat on April 1. And later that month, she was spotted rocking Fendi while pushing Stormi in a matching Fendi stroller. It's safe to say she's not a regular mom.
Have a big age gap in the family? Are there 30 years between your sons?! That's the case in legendary rocker Rod Stewart's fam, where his oldest son, Sean, is 37 and his youngest son, Aiden, is 7. He also has Alastair, 12, and Liam, 23. When it comes to daughters, there are plenty of years between them too: Rod is father to Renee, 25, Ruby, 30, Kimberly, 38, and Sarah, 55, who was given up for adoption when Rod was in his teens. That means technically, there are 48 years between his oldest and youngest kids!
Winning money in a divorce settlement? Pretty common. Receiving seven figures in your divorce from a huge movie star and choosing to donate it all to charity? Well, that's really just not typical at all. Amber Heard recently donated a very large sum of money to Children's Hospital Los Angeles after finally getting her financial settlement following her May 2016 split from Johnny Depp. Though the exact number is unknown, it's reportedly between $1 million and $4,999,999.
When the average Joe posts on Instagram, he's lucky to get 20 likes. When Bella Thorne posts on Instagram, she makes enough money to afford her own mansion. The "Midnight Sun" actress recently revealed in the documentary "Inside the Life of Bella Thorne" that she makes up to $65,000 per Instagram post and can earn as much as $20,000 for a story on Instagram or Snapchat. "Instagram is 100 percent a job to me," she said. "I started with literally $200 in my bank account and I bought this house after a year and a half. That's all from social media." Talk about easy money!
Typically, when you gain weight, you don't announce it on Instagram. But if you're Anne Hathaway and you're attempting to gain weight for a role, you have to preemptively shut down body shamers. And to do that, Anne opened up on social media to explain why fans would soon be seeing her pack on the pounds.
Cardi B gave us yet another example of how stars are nothing like us this month when she opened up about the pain from her butt injections — that she just happened to have done in a woman's basement. The star talked to GQ about the controversial procedure, saying, "It was the craziest pain ever. I felt like I was gonna pass out. I felt a little dizzy. And it leaks for, like, five days." But she felt she needed to get it done because she was, at the time, stripping and realized that the ladies with bigger behinds were making more money.
Talk about a hefty home improvement project! While most people dream about owning a modest home one day, Beyonce and JAY-Z are already adding on to their insane and brand new Bel Air mansion — which cost $88 million when they purchased the new build in 2017. So what exactly are they adding on? Well, just a 10-vehicle carport and a two-story two-car garage. Must be nice, Jay and Bey!