Tisk, tisk! Just because you're a mega-superstar doesn't mean you can break all of the rules and get away with it. Actually, it often does. Here to serve up a perfect example is Hollywood power couple Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, who were left unscathed by parking enforcement even after committing a big parking no-no while out in Beverly Hills on Sept. 11, 2017. The lovebirds parked in a disabled spot without a placard before heading into an appointment with designer-director Tom Ford. We guess when you're driving a custom Rolls Royce, which retails for $480,000, the thought of getting a $515 ticket is the least of your worries. Keep reading for more proof that stars are nothing like us…
On one hand, Jennifer Aniston is a lot like us down-to-earth folk who enjoy getting their hands dirty with fun hobbies. In the September issue of Harper's Bazaar, she revealed that she's been super into her new pastime — renovating houses. We can't be sure that she's literally out there lifting a hammer, but we still think it's pretty cool. On the other hand, the fact that she insists on bringing a healer or medium through every house she works on is a bit much. "This makes me sound like an absolute insane human being," she admitted in the mag, adding that her need stems from having a haunted experience in her first Los Angeles home. Still, a spirit reader is not in a typical flipper's budget.
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Ever been so good-looking and so famous that coffee shops print your face in foam? Yeah, neither have we. But Carrera Cafe has started to put images of hottie Ryan Gosling atop their frothy cups of joe, and patrons are loving it. The Los Angeles java spot prints everything from the "Blade Runner 2049" actor's handsome smile to full-on "Hey Girl" memes — a phrase connected to the star that once went viral. In any case, we doubt anybody would pay $4 for a coffee with any of our faces on it.
We consider it a splurge to get a birthday cake from a real bakery instead of the local grocery store, but not Beyonce. For her 36th b-day celebration on Sept. 4, Cake Life Bake Shop custom made her a massive black, yellow and gold cake modeled to look like a geode, which is a type of volcanic hollowed-out rock filled with sparkling crystals. "Happy Birthday, Beyonce," the Philadelphia shop wrote on Instagram. "We hope you enjoyed this custom geode cake at your party last night!! It was an honor to be a part of your big day." According to Page Six, these specific cakes start at $3,500 and only go up in price depending on size. Realistically, we would only spend $35 on a cake, and that would be if it was for a milestone birthday.
Amber Rose is so into her new boyfriend, rapper 21 Savage, that she dipped $50K deep into her pocket for a just-because gift. Her lucky beau debuted the 18-karat white gold diamond eternity band she got him, which reads "Loyalty 21" spelled out in rubies, at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. According to TMZ, Amber had it custom made by IF & Co. with a cool 1,100 stones! The rest of us are lucky if we even get a bouquet of flowers or box of chocolates on an anniversary, let alone a gift worth thousands for no reason.
The record-breaking price tag on the Brooklyn Heights penthouse that Matt Damon allegedly has his eye on is way out of our league. According to the Wall Street Journal, the six-bedroom apartment is on the market for $16,645,000, and, if sold, would break a record for highest residential sale ever in the area. The sprawling space is actually a combo of more than one unit in the building and has luxe finishes like Austrian white oak floors. It sounds like Matt, wife Luciana and their four daughters would be quite happy there, while the rest of us will just keep thinking about downsizing — which ironically happens to be the title of Matt's latest flick.
Following the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, a slew of celebrities banned together to help the people of Houston. Kevin Hart, who donated $50,000 to relief efforts, took to Instagram to encourage others to do the same. Dwayne Johnson, DJ Khaled, Nicki Minaj, T.I. and Wendy Williams all pledged $25,000 in response, and Chris Brown even pulled out a cool $100,000 for the cause. But nothing compared to the Kardashians! At the start of September, matriarch Kris Jenner announced her contribution of $500,000, also on behalf of her oldest daughters — Kim Kardashian West, Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian. The reality TV family are such megastars, that they're not even like other stars. But, hey, every donation counts in this case. It's just pretty spectacular the kind of money the Ks are easily able to spare. You get half a million, you get half a million!
When we think of school lunches, we imagine a cafeteria lady in a hair net plopping a scoop of sloppy joe onto a stale bun. But 4-year-old Prince George will have a much better memory: The new school he started attending on Sept. 7, Thomas's Battersea, boasts a gourmet menu fit for a prince — literally — with fresh soups of the day and mouth-watering options like Mediterranean couscous and quinoa and free-range chicken minced chili con carne. According to Hello Giggles, there's even a vast vegetarian selection with creative dishes like three-bean ratatouille. Great, now we're royally hungry.
If someone offered you $30,000 just to stop sending out mean tweets, we bet you'd gladly oblige. But not the ladies of "The Real Housewives of Orange County." According to In Touch magazine, producers asked the drama-fueled bunch to control themselves and stop attacking each other on social media while the 12th season aired. In exchange, they would receive a generous $30K bonus. But Tamra Judge, Vicki Gunvalson and Kelly Dodd reportedly weren't able to resist the urge, with none lasting more than a few weeks after the show's July premiere. We guess when you're a star and money is no object, you can't put a price on being nice.
The kiddos of famous stars are nothing like us either. At just 8 years old, little Kai Schreiber accompanied his daddy, Liev Schreiber, to the 2017 Emmys! The adorable boy even matched with his "Ray Donovan" star dad in a black tuxedo that we assume could've cost more than his whole toy collection. We wonder what it will be like for Kai next Sunday if his dad tries to take him out for hot dogs like the rest of us.
Lisa and Lenny Hochstein got a ton of flack for their Hurricane Irma evacuation photo in early September. The "The Real Housewives of Miami" star shared an Instagram picture showcasing her family in front of private jet. "Although it's none of your damn business, we were not the only ones in this plane," Lisa commented in her defense. "Every seat was occupied and my son had to sit in my lap." Uh, we're still going to assume that the majority of Floridians weren't able to flee to safety in the lap of luxury.
Apparently, there are people out there shelling out up to $50K to look like Ivanka Trump. Page Six reports that there's been an influx of women wanting to get plastic surgery to mirror the president's daughter since the 2016 election. Dr. Norman Rowe told Page Six that he's done at least 50 Ivanka-inspired operations, which range from $30-40K for temporary fillers and Botox to $45-50K for a more permanent option with actual surgery. Cheek implants and rhinoplasty are typically done to achieve the presidential adviser's look of widened cheekbones with a narrower nose. We can't picture a soul willing to shell out that much cash to look like us, let alone actually go under the knife!