Yes, celebrities are human beings — but sometimes it seems like that's just about the only thing our favorite stars have in common with the rest of us. There are literally hundreds of reasons why stars are nothing like us — especially when it comes to how they spend their time and money. Wonderwall.com rounded up several recent stories that prove celebs are truly in a league of their own, starting with this revelation about Blake Lively's and Jennifer Lopez's Met Gala getups: Manicurist Elle painted both superstars' nails with raw 24-karat gold dust for fashion's biggest night. (Take a closer look here.) "It creates crazy shine — it looks like an actual piece of jewelry that becomes one on your nail," Elle told Us Weekly of the undoubtedly expensive manicures. Here's the problem: This "piece of jewelry" ends up on a cotton ball in the trashcan at the end of the night. While we're on the subject of basically throwing away gold…
What's the cost of beauty? Somewhere around $1K per 4.06 ounces if you're Erin Heatherton. That's how much a pot of Adore's Golden Touch Magnetic Mask — which the model calls her "obsession" — will set you back. The anti-aging formula includes 24-karat gold sprinkles. The ability to turn back time with pure gold: It's not even a metaphor anymore!
RELATED: Supermodels who don't age
What costs more than an expensive drug habit? Brad Pitt's alleged efforts to stay sober! In May 2017, the National Enquirer reported that the A-list actor has been spending $4,500 a day to stay sober with the help of a sober coach, an art therapist, a "sober chef" and dietician and more specialists. "Brad's sober chef has worked out a meal plan with him that is specifically designed for people who have quit boozing and drugs, and have a hard time eating full meals because of withdrawal and stress," an insider tattled to the tabloid. (By the way, if you had $4,500 to spend on food for the entire year, you'd still have $12 a day. Just saying!)
RELATED: Surprising celeb rehab stints
It pays to be part of Mariah Carey's inner circle! In April 2017, the diva reportedly dropped $34,000 on a Louis Vuitton trunk for her manager, Stella Bulochnikov. According to onlookers, Mimi wheeled out the present, which costs more than some people make in a year, during a surprise birthday bash she threw for her employee at Catch restaurant in Los Angeles.
If you're anything like us, your airplane travel uniform consists of yoga pants, a T-shirt, a backpack and comfortable footwear. When Jessica Simpson took to the friendly skies in April 2017, her airplane travel uniform also included a T-shirt. But hers cost a whopping $700. She accessorized with a $671 blazer, a $239 pair of jeans, a $2,000 pair of Dolce & Gabbana shades, a $2,000 Miu Miu cross-body bag, a $13,000 Hermès Birkin bag and a $3,350 Gucci suitcase. That's $22,000 in clothes and accessories, y'all. And who knows what she had packed away in all those bags!
If you're ever given the opportunity to do a favor for Amy Schumer — take it! In April 2017, the funnywoman made an emergency pit stop to use the bathroom at a Chicago-area Mattress Firm while she was out for a jog. A simple "thank you" probably would've sufficed, but instead, Amy showed her gratitude to the employee who let her use the bathroom by buying her a $2,000 mattress. In other celebrity bathroom news…
Four security guards reportedly shut down a multi-stall bathroom at New York City's Javits Center so that Jennifer Lopez could have complete privacy during a charity event in May 2017. "A huge line of ladies … were waiting for her to come out so they could go in," a witness told the New York Post. "People were thinking Hillary [Clinton] or another politician must be in there, but Alex Rodriguez, standing off to the side on his phone, waiting, gave it away. … Then J.Lo strode out with the guards in tow and the regular people were let in. It was insane!" Jennifer Lopez: Charitable? Yes. Considerate? Maybe not!
Nicki Minaj is fighting the good fight against student loan debt. Why? Why not! It all started in May 2017 when a fan reached out on Twitter to jokingly ask the rapper if she could help cover some of his or her college expenses. Nicki responded in a series of tweets, "Show me straight A's that I can verify w/ur school and I'll pay it. Who wants to join THAT contest?!?! Dead serious. Shld I set it up? … If u give me a 4.0 then I'll keep my end of the bargain." She then asked fans to direct message their bank info. According to TMZ, within hours, the "Super Bass" singer had already transferred thousands of dollars to several lucky college kids. (Nicki reportedly offered to donate to more than a dozen students after asking them why they deserved her help.)
In April 2017, Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama vacationed with Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King. (Oh, to be a fly on the wall for that trip!) The power players went on a French Polynesian cruise aboard billionaire David Geffen's $300 million 450-foot yacht — which, according to People magazine, is the 11th largest yacht in the world. How's that for traveling in style? (A plain 'ol Carnival Cruise works fine for us!)
Elle Fanning just might be the only American teenager who's uncomfortable using social media. "Before you share, you get nervous: You can't help but have those flashes," the 18 year old, who finally joined social media when she launched an Instagram account in April 2016, recently told Vogue. If only more kids these days shared Elle's reticence!
According to the Library of Congress, Robert Cornelius took the first-known portrait of a person back in 1839. The photo was a self-portrait… A selfie, if you will. Just don't tell Paris Hilton that! The multihyphenate told W magazine in April 2017 that she invented the selfie: "If a beeper had a camera, I would have taken a selfie with it," she said. "I think I have a selfie from when I was a little kid, like on a disposable camera." But that wasn't the only shocker from the profile of our all-time favorite socialite. The biggest was this revelation from the writer: "In the present day, Hilton has a total of five iPhones." Hey, you gotta save all those selfies somewhere, right?
There's always bound to be at least a little bit of office drama no matter where you work, but Steve Harvey really made things awkward between himself and his co-workers in 2016 when he sent a memo banning them from interacting with him. "There will be no meetings in my dressing room," he wrote in the memo, which leaked in May 2017. "No stopping by or popping in. … Do not open my dressing room door. If you open my door, expect to be removed. … Do not approach me while I'm in the makeup chair unless I ask to speak with you directly. … I want all the ambushing to stop now. … I promise you I will not entertain you in the hallway, and do not attempt to walk with me." Could you imagine your boss saying something like that to you? Yikes! No wonder he skipped the staff wrap party.
Even the fittest of us would probably think twice about being photographed in our underwear for all the world to see. But not Lauren Hutton. Even though the supermodel turns 74 this year, she stripped down for a Calvin Klein underwear campaign that hit the Internet in April 2017. And homegirl looks GOOD. That's what we call one sexy septuagenarian!
On May 10, 2017, Howard Stern took a personal day from work. And based on fans' reactions, it may have been the first time EVER that the SiriusXM radio host has unexpectedly taken a day off since his career took off in the '80s! Several super-fans took to Twitter to express their surprise and concerns that something could be seriously wrong with him and echoed their belief that it was, in fact, the only time he'd missed a live show. A few days later, the shock jock explained that he'd just been suffering from the flu. We're glad we don't have to worry about breaking the Internet every time we have a bad cough!