From rapping at your dad's show during Paris Fashion Week to throwing down £100K for your 21st birthday party, Wonderwall.com is taking a look at the latest round of celebs that prove stars are nothing like us. Starting off our March 2020 roundup is none other than "Watermelon Sugar" hunk Harry Styles… why have two regular mansions when you can have one super-mansion? On March 10, 2020, Daily Mail reported that the English actor-singer bought two 18th century homes next door to each other in London. The "Adore You" singer paid £9M for the first and £4M for the second, with the plan of turning them into one massive mansion that'll be valued at £30M (about $34.4M USD). Harry has also reportedly hired interior designer Vicky Charles, who has previously decorated for Meghan Markle to furnish the massive space. Collectively, the mega-mansion will consist of ten bedrooms, a movie theater, a games room, and an opulent spiral staircase. Keep reading to learn more about how celebs are truly nothing like the rest of us…
Well that's one way to break onto the scene! On March 2, 2020, 6-year-old North West took the stage at her dad Kanye West's Yeezy Season 8 runway presentation during Paris Fashion Week. There, she made her rap debut when she performed a cover of popular child musician and Youtuber Zaza's "What I Do?," which she finished off with a shoutout to her cousin Penelope Disick. Kanye West stood by his little girl's side the entire duration of her performance and he looked like quite the proud father. Kim Kardashian West took to Twitter to also voice her pride. "I'm so proud of my Northie!!!!!! Her 1st performance had me in tears! She had an impromptu performance on stage at her dads Yeezy Season 8 fashion show! Shout out to Zaza!!!," Kim shared. We have a feeling we'll be seeing more from this mini fashionista and rapper in the making!
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During this difficult time, it's always nice to hear some uplifting news. On March 17, 2020, Ryan Reynolds took to Instagram to share that he and his actress-wife Blake Lively would be donating $1M to food banks in North America to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. "Covid-19 has brutally impacted older adults and low income families," Ryan wrote. "Blake & I are donating $1 million to be split between FEEDING AMERICA and FOOD BANKS CANADA. If you can give, these [organizations] need our help." Other celebrities are also doing what they can to help fight the pandemic. Kylie Jenner and Arnold Schwarzenegger donated $1M apiece to fund protective gear for first responders, Justin Timberlake donated to the Mid-South Food Bank in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, Ciara and her NFL player-husband Russell Wilson donated 1 million meals to Seattle with Food Lifeline, and country singer Brad Paisley says his free grocery store will deliver food to the elderly in Nashville. Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and more celebrities have also taken action to help fight COVID-19.
Spending £100K — which is equivalent to about $115K USD — on a 21st birthday party is totally normal, right? Birthday boy Brooklyn Beckham was certainly given the royal treatment when he was thrown an extravagant party to celebrate his milestone birthday at the Beckham's £6M England home. Guests were also treated to a live performance from popular rapper Stormzy. Brooklyn took to Instagram to thank his parents for the big bash. "Thank you mum and dad for throwing such an amazing party last night x to all my friends thank you for being part of a night I will never forget," he wrote on March 8. According to Daily Mail, the newly 21-year-old partied into the early morning with his famous parents Victoria and David Beckham, his siblings Romeo, Cruz, and Harper, and his girlfriend Nicola Peltz.
Kylo Ren… our hero? When Ben Affleck visited "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on March 2, 2020, he wasn't shy to share his gratitude for his "The Last Duel" co-star Adam Driver. Since filming for his forthcoming film takes place in France, Ben explained how he arranged with producers to ensure that he had enough time to fly back to Los Angeles to make it back in time for his son Samuel's 8th birthday. "I'm a divorced dad, I get half the time with my son, and it was his birthday," Ben told Jimmy Kimmel. "I'll do whatever the schedule needs, but the 27th, I gotta be back in L.A." Knowing that his son is a huge Kylo Ren fan, Ben also asked Adam Driver to record a video for his son. However, while Ben made it back to Los Angeles in time for his son's big day, the presents he ordered for him did not. "I had to show up to my son's party with no gift for him," he said. "And it was this sort of sinking, awful feeling." Though it seems Adam had actually gotten ahold of Ben's assistant, taken down his address, and sent Samuel gifts as well, along with a signed card and photo — all of which were from Kylo Ren! "I watched him open all the other presents, and then I said, 'Sam, my presents didn't get here on time. But I did get a present from somebody who really wanted to make sure you got a gift,'" Ben emotionally recalled. "And he was like, 'Who?' And I said, 'Kylo Ren,'" he continued. "He opened the presents, I played him the video of Kylo Ren, and it was an incredibly moving and powerful moment. Adam made me a hero to my kid, and I will never, ever, ever forget that."
Taylor Swift has reportedly donated $1M to help fund relief efforts after a tornado tore through Nashville, Tennessee on March 3, 2020. "Nashville is my home and the fact that so many people have lost their homes and so much more in Middle Tennessee is devastating to me," the "Lover" singer wrote in an Instagram Story on March 5. "I've made a donation to the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund," she continued. According to CNN, a representative from the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund, which assists with the rebuilding of communities in the affected areas, confirmed that Taylor had indeed donated a large amount to their organization.
Only a star would have an exotic bug named after them! On March 16, 2020, Daily Mail reported that a treehopper insect native to Nicaragua — with peculiar intimate organs and pointy horns — has been dubbed "Kaikaia gaga" after the "Bad Romance" pop star. The strange appearance of the Nicaraguan bug is said to be reminiscent of Lady Gaga's unconventional, eye-catching costumes she's known to wear. Entomologist Brendan Morris of the University of Illinois was responsible for naming the exotic insect after the iconic actress-singer. "If there is going to be a Lady Gaga bug, it's going to be a treehopper, because they have these crazy horns and a wacky fashion sense about them," he said. "They are unlike anything you've ever seen before."
Stars are nothing like us… their missing pets are found by famous lifestyle icons! On March 6, 2020, Justin Bieber took to Instagram to share that one of his two exotic cats ran away and was nowhere to be found. However, a few weeks later, he was told that his cat named Sushi had been found. "Almost a month ago, my pal sushi decided to run away, after weeks passing by Hailey and began to lose hope that our baby was gone :(," he wrote. "Yesterday we got a call that somebody found our baby.. it had made it Miles and miles away! He looks extremely skinny and has a very sad miow, he is home now safe and sound! Thank you god for protecting him!" Lifestyle guru Sandra Lee shared a heartfelt post of her own, which revealed that she was actually the person who found Sushi. "Guess what walked into my back yard last night? My best friend and I Had no idea what it was or who's it was," she wrote in a lengthy caption. "The cat almost darted away, then all of a sudden It was all over us, so very thin, very emaciated but so sweet. And it was so beautiful … I was thinking…..That is not an ordinary cat. THE CAT LOOKS LIKE A BABY LYNX!" She went on to explain that while she wished to adopt the cat for herself, she considers herself an aunty to Sushi. "I am Aunt Sandy to Bieber Baby Lynx of a cat!" she excitedly wrote.
What better way to social distance yourself than by flying in a private jet? On March 2, 2020, Gal Gadot, who has previously shared her disinclination to fly private jets, was seen stepping out of one in Atlanta, which according to TMZ, is "not her call." The "Wonder Woman" actress has been traveling from Los Angeles and Atlanta in the last week for the filming of her new movie "Red Notice," and Netflix has reportedly been flying its stars — including The Rock and Ryan Reynolds — on private jets in an effort to limit their exposure to COVID-19. In this particular case, it seems like stars are nothing like us, even if they don't want to be.
Imagine having a co-worker who not only flies to and from work, but also pays for you to take lessons so you can do the same! Actor Glen Powell — who will appear in the forthcoming "Top Gun" movie alongside veteran actor Tom Cruise — took to Instagram to share that he received his pilot license, thanks to Tom Cruise. The "Set It Up" star also shared that Tom would often fly home at the end of shooting, while he would get into a cast van. "Try not falling in love with aviation after living out every pilot's dream while shooting @topgunmovie," Glen wrote on March 10. "Especially when you see the way @tomcruise flexes it. After wrapping a shooting day, Tom would rocket off into the sunset in his P-51 while I would limply shuffle into the cast van. The wings were just so much cooler than the wheels…and for Christmas, Tom bought me an iPad with my flight school downloaded and prepaid. And yesterday, after months of flying, studying, and testing…I'm the real deal." He finished off his caption with a shoutout to his co-star. "…and thank you Tom for being my hype man every step of the way."
Stars really have the ability to do just about anything for their significant other! "The Flip or Flop" star Tarek El Moussa pulled out all the stops for his "Selling Sunset" girlfriend Heather Rae Young. On March 2, 2020, Tarek told Us Weekly of the most romantic gesture he's ever done. "I'd say the most romantic thing was over Valentine's Day, we shut down a park in Hawaii, actually where they filmed "Jurassic Park," and I rented a helicopter for the day to fly across the ocean and fly across the island," he told the outlet. They landed the helicopter in the middle of the park, which was closed off just for them — but that's not all he did. "I had a chef come out and cook us a chef meal in the middle of the park." Seriously, talk about a grand gesture!
Only a star could provide this amount of spousal support! "Real Housewives of New Jersey" personality Teresa Giudice has committed quite the act of kindness. On March 19, 2020, People reported that Teresa said she's spent more than a whopping $1M on her estranged husband Joe's back taxes and legal fees. She was reportedly urged by her family and co-stars to quickly finalize the divorce before he could seek financial assistance. In December 2019, it was announced that Teresa and Joe had called it quits after 20 years of marriage.
On Feb. 24, 2020, family, friends, and fans came together at The Staples Center to celebrate the late NBA star Kobe Bryant after he tragically passed away in a helicopter crash. At the celebration of life, however, there was one story that was particularly moving. Kobe's wife, Vanessa Bryant stood at the podium and recounted a beautiful story about her late husband. "He was truly the romantic one in our relationship," she said. "He planned special anniversary trips and a special traditional gift every year of our marriage. He gifted me the actual notebook and the blue dress Rachel McAdams wore in 'The Notebook' movie." Vanessa went on to share that she'd asked Kobe why he chose that dress in particular. "When I asked him why he chose the blue dress, he said it was because it was the scene when Allie comes back to Noah. We had hoped to grow old together like the movie," she said in her touching tribute.
In late February 2020, Nicolas Cage was spotted with his new girlfriend Riko Shibata at New Orleans' oldest cemetery, St. Louis 1. The reason for the trip? The "Face Off" actor's nine-foot tomb resides there! The towering pyramid has the latin words "omnia ab uno" inscribed on it, which in English, translates to "Everything from One." Leave it to a big-time celebrity to plan ahead in one of the most extravagant (and peculiar) ways.
If only we could be self-made billionaires! While vacationing in the Bahamas with her closest girlfriends and daughter Stormi, Kylie Jenner reportedly rented a Bahamian home at the price of a whopping $10K a day! According to TMZ, the vacation spot comes with master and guesthouse suites that include alfresco showers and private terraces. The 6-bedroom estate also has a gigantic pool, a poolside grill, and verandas that boast gorgeous views of the Caribbean Sea!