Yes, celebrities are human beings — but sometimes it seems like that's just about the only thing they have in common with the rest of us. Wonderwall.com rounded up some recent stories about shocking celeb extravagances that prove stars are nothing like us, starting with this one about our favorite totally out-of-touch A-list actress: While promoting her new line of bath salts as part of an interview with People magazine that hit the Internet on Jan. 31, 2018, Gwyneth Paltrow bragged that she takes a bath "every single night." "I fell in love with the ritual of it — lighting a candle and having a cup of tea or a whiskey, depending on my day," she said, adding that she takes around an hour to "daydream and not be on [my phone]" regardless of what else is happening on any given day. "Its non-negotiable. It's just like, I do it every night," she said. "My kids are welcome to come in and chat with me if they need to — it's not like I'm in a meditation or something. But I just need that time and so I just take it. It's really the only time I take for myself every single day regardless of what is going on." Must be nice! Now keep reading for more proof that stars are nothing like us…
Taylor Swift isn't even 30 yet, but she's already racking up one hell of a real estate portfolio. The New York Post reported on Feb. 5, 2018, that the singer recently dropped $9.75 million on a 3,540-square-foot second-floor unit in an apartment complex on the same block in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood where she owns three other properties. In 2014, she reportedly dropped $19.95 million on two top-floor units in the same building as the new purchase, which she combined to make one giant 8,000-square-foot penthouse pad. The fourth property is in a building across the street: In late 2017, Taylor spent $18 million on a three-story townhouse with a private garage to ward off paparazzi.
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It's no big deal when you've got that "Harry Potter" cash! Several media outlets reported on Feb. 18, 2018, that Emma Watson donated a jaw-dropping £1 million (a little less than $1.4 million) to the brand-new U.K. Justice and Equality Fund, which aims to support victims of sexual harassment and abuse as they seek justice. (It's basically the British version of the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund.) That's way more money than the average person will see in a lifetime, so props to the actress for donating some serious dough to a cause that's close to her heart!
JAY-Z reportedly dropped more than $110K during a single night out on the town while celebrating the birthday of Roc Nation Sports president Juan "OG" Perez with a few friends in New York City on Feb. 18, 2018. According to the New York Post, the rap superstar picked up the tab for a $13K dinner at Zuma and dropped $9K on drinks at Made in Mexico. A group of six then headed to Playroom nightclub, where Jay racked up an impressive $80K tab after purchasing 40 bottles of Ace of Spades champagne, which he shared with other tables. He left an $11K tip for the stunned server, who posted a copy of the receipt on Snapchat.
What a whirlwind! On Jan. 30, 2018, Angelina Jolie shot a perfume commercial on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris, met with the president and first lady of France to discuss her humanitarian work during a visit to the presidential Elysées Palace and took a two-hour tour of the Louvre with all six of her children. All in a day's work, right?!
Drake handed out nearly $1 million to various Miami-based individuals, charities and causes in mid-February and captured the whole experience on-camera for his "God's Plan" music video. (The clip, which hit the Internet on Feb. 16, 2018, starts with the text, "The budget for this video was $996,631.90 … We gave it all away … Don't tell the label …") On Feb. 6, the rapper asked employees at a Sabor Tropical Supermarket to shut the doors temporarily. He then picked up the tab for every person who was at the store (about 60 shoppers), including one individual whose purchases added up to more than $1K. He also donated $50K, as well as toys and $150 Target gift cards, to the Lotus House Women's Shelter, awarded one young woman a $50,000 scholarship to the University of Miami, made a $25K donation to an after-school program, donated $20K to the City of Miami Fire Department, handed over $10K to the University of Miami's Frost School of Music and gave away wads of cash, as well as cars, to a few lucky individuals. What a week!
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner reportedly dropped $45K a night at the ultra-exclusive private island Coco Privé resort in the Maldives, where they celebrated the "Game of Thrones" star's 22nd birthday in mid-February 2018. According to Page Six, amenities at the property include a private chef and access to a luxury yacht.
Several media outlets reported in mid-February 2018 that Cardi B was expected to pull in around $250K in club appearance fees while hosting various parties and events during NBA All-Star Weekend. According to TMZ, the rapper makes around $100K to perform and $60K for a "nightclub walk-through." In other words, she makes more cash to briefly attend a party than the average American makes in a year.
It pays to be a fan of Ellen DeGeneres! As part of her 60th birthday celebration, the TV host awarded $1M to the members of her studio audience as part of Cheerios' One Million Acts of Good campaign. (Each member of the audience, who walked away with an equal portion of the gift, had contributed to the campaign in some way.) Ellen explained, "[This is] the biggest gift I've ever given anybody ever. I hope you continue to pay it forward and share all the good." Nice!
Chicago West is just one month old, but she's already gathering quite the collection of couture. On Feb. 2, Kim Kardashian West took to Instagram to show off the Givenchy items the fashion house sent to her new addition: a baby blanket, a bib and a matching onesie. Less than a week later, designer Heron Preston told the New York Post that he's "making something special for sure" for little Chi. "I think it would be cool to do a baby leather jacket from my third season," he said. How necessary!
Life & Style reported on Feb. 15, 2018, that Khloe Kardashian has already spent $75K on the nursery for her unborn child with Tristan Thompson, which will be located at their home in Ohio, where he plays basketball for the Cleveland Cavaliers. According to the tabloid's source, the couple's major expenses include a $4,500 Vetro Lucite acrylic crib just like the one Khloe's new niece, Chicago West, has in her Los Angeles nursery, a $700 daybed, chairs draped with cashmere blankets worth $1,000 each and lambskin rugs.
In other Kardashian-Jenner baby news, Kylie Jenner's newborn daughter, Stormi Webster, reportedly has a completely eco-friendly and organic nursery. TMZ reported on Feb. 8, 2018, that the reality TV star dropped $3,500 on a hand-finished Bancroft changing table and $400 on an organic premium crib mattress from Petit Tresor in West Hollywood for her little girl. (No Babies"R"Us products for Stormi!) Kylie and baby daddy Travis Scott also reportedly bought handmade teether bears made of wood from forests in South Chile that are coated in non-toxic beeswax and cold-pressed flaxseed oil. According to the website, "any item Stormi comes into contact with is going to be safe and good for the baby … and good for the environment too." But that's not the only way the 3-week-old is proving to be nothing like the average baby. Little Stormi broke the Internet when she made her social media debut on her mom's Instagram account on Feb. 6. The photo that Kylie used to announce her daughter's name, which depicts Stormi clasping her mom's pink-manicured thumb, has been liked more than any other picture on the photo-sharing platform (more than 17 million times as of late February 2018). Just imagine what she'll accomplish by the time she's grown!
Jane Seymour might be nearing the age of 70, but that didn't stop her from posing for Playboy for the third time in her career. The 67-year-old actress took to Instagram on Feb. 21, 2018, to share a shot from the photo shoot, which took place at her home. "I feel much sexier now than I ever did when I was younger," she told the magazine. "Then, I was like, 'Oh gosh, I'm supposed to be sexy. What is that?!' There's an enormous freedom in having lived as long as I have. Like my father used to say, I'm comfortable in my own skin." Jane also said she's never gone under the knife.
Meghan Markle made headlines after she broke royal protocol by hugging a charity worker while visiting a homeless center in Scotland on Feb. 13, 2018. Apparently, members of the royal family are not allowed to hug commoners in public. We'll add that to the very short list of "cons" of marrying Prince Harry.
What's in a name? A lot if the name is Meryl Streep! Page Six reported that on Jan. 22, 2018, the Oscar winner filed a trademark to protect her name for "entertainment services, namely, live, televised, and movie appearances by a professional actress and entertainer." Her name is also protected for "personal appearances, speaking engagements; autograph signings" and "providing a website featuring content in the field of motion picture." How much is your moniker worth?!
Taryn Manning was not impressed when she found out that the gown she wore during the 2018 SAG Awards was an Adrianna Papell dress that retails for $199 from Macy's. "It's whack that the stylist didn't tell me that," the "Orange Is the New Black" actress griped to a TMZ cameraman on Jan. 24, 2018. "I wanna be in, like, a superstar gown," she continued. "The designer got a lot of press. She should pay me a lot of money." Instead of paying her a lot of money (or a lot MORE money), someone should remind Taryn how much $199 means to the average person.
Camila Cabello reportedly donned more than $175K in diamonds from Bulgari's Serpenti Collection during the 2018 Grammy Awards. According to Page Six, her bling included a $99K bracelet, a $14K ring, a $24K ring and a pair of earrings worth $37.5K. Can you imagine even leaving the house in something so expensive?!
Lil Pump might only be 17 years old, but his expectations are fully grown. On Jan. 27, 2018, the same day that the "Gucci Gang" rapper bragged about dropping $250K on bling from Avianne & Co. Jewelers in New York City, he also told a TMZ cameraman that it'll cost a minimum of $15 million to get him to sign a new record deal. "If you ain't got 15, don't talk to me [expletive] at all! I don't want no meetings unless you talkin' 15 and up…15 and up!" he said.
Former reality TV villains Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt plan to broadcast their son's first words on their new podcast. (Would you expect anything less?) "This podcast is gonna be the greatest podcast," the new dad told Page Six as part of an interview that hit the Internet on Jan. 30, 2018. "It's just starting. When Gunner starts talking, it'll be on the podcast — wait for his first words!" Even after all these years, nothing is off limits as far as Speidi is concerned. (We're glad to see that some things never change!) "I will let him do any show," Spencer said of whether or not he'll allow his son to be on reality TV one day. "We're depending on his paycheck! At least a million per episode! Get those 'Big Bang Theory' checks," he added. "He better make millions if he's gonna do it. Otherwise, don't do it!" Later, Spencer said of his baby boy, "I just wanted him to get to preschool with a million followers!" Sigh.
Shay Mitchell might be the only woman in America who's never weighed herself before. The "Pretty Little Liars" alum made the revelation during an interview with Shape that hit the Internet on Feb. 9, 2018. "For me, exercise is all about getting stronger. It's not about weight," she said. "I've never even weighed myself. I don't think you can trust the scale." We like where she's going with this but can't imagine never even stepping on the scale once! Then again, we don't look like Shay Mitchell…