Celebrities truly are a breed of their own! Wonderwall.com rounded up several recent examples of how stars are nothing like us, starting with Halsey's epic Easter egg hunt… The "Without Me" singer took to her Instagram Story on April 21, 2019, to reveal how she celebrated Easter: "I hid a couple grand in Easter eggs in the yard," she wrote across a video showing her friends impatiently waiting for the hunt to begin. We hope her pals realize how lucky they are! Now keep reading for more proof that stars are nothing like us…
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On the April 14, 2019, episode of "CBS Sunday Morning," Kris Jenner revealed that her daughters make six figures posting about various products and brands on social media. "My daughters are constantly getting offers to post something for a company or a brand on social media," she said, explaining that the women have different fees based on which social media platform they're posting on and whether the sponsored post is going on a story, which disappears after 24 hours, or a page. "It's definitely six figures," she said, adding that daughters Kim Kardashian West and Kylie Jenner have the highest fees and that the price goes up if the sponsored product is "a pharmaceutical product — if it's something that you're going to drink, or ingest, or put on your body" … like weight-loss shakes, for example.
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Meanwhile, according to Australia's The Daily Telegraph, Kendall Jenner banked somewhere north of $500K — which one source described as "an under-estimate" — to make an appearance at the opening of a new Tiffany and Co. store in Sydney on April 4, 2019. She reportedly spent less than 24 hours Down Under — meaning she spent more time traveling to and from Australia than she actually spent in the country.
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On March 21, 2019, Alex Rodriguez took to Instagram to show off the handwritten note President Barack Obama sent him and Jennifer Lopez to congratulate them on their engagement. "This means the world to us," the former baseball star captioned a photo of the letter, which read, "Jennifer & Alex — Michelle and I just wanted to congratulate you on your engagement. After 26 years together, we can say that whatever challenges life may bring, sharing them with someone you love makes it all better." Talk about friends in high places!
Catherine Zeta-Jones took to Instagram on March 28, 2019, to reveal her ultimate rich-person problem: The Oscar-winning actress was forced to take her kids, Carys and Dylan Douglas, on two separates adventures abroad when their spring breaks landed on different weeks. "When your kid's school break doesn't coincide, you go places! Carys in Paris! Mama in Marrakech! Dylan in Dubai! I only take them places where I can use a little alliteration!" she captioned a slideshow of pictures, including a shot of herself and her daughter in front of the Louvre in Paris and a shot of herself and her son in a skyscraper in Dubai.
During a joint Vanity Fair interview with bestie Machine Gun Kelly that hit the Internet on March 27, 2019, Pete Davidson revealed that he got suckered into picking up the tab during a recent dinner at Nobu in Malibu with Kid Cudi, Timothee Chalamet, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West. After saying that they ate "a buncha rich people stuff that I don't know the name of," the "Saturday Night Live" star expanded upon his super-expensive night out on the town: "Kanye kept ordering the whole entire time, and I didn't know he was coming and I already put my card down to pay because I thought it was just me and Cudi. Then Chalamet showed up and then Kanye showed up and I was like, 'Oh, f—.' And then I had to book two more gigs in Ohio." After MGK asked if Kanye "is a dessert guy," Pete revealed that the rapper is an "order the f—— everything because I can, and then we all have one bite maybe … because f— you" guy.
On the April 2, 2019, episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Woody Harrelson dished on a recent vacation in France with superstar pals including longtime bestie Matthew McConaughey, Chris Rock, Bono, Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher. "We all kind of ran into each other, you know, just moseying around France," joked the Oscar-nominated actor. "No, we were in the South of France at Bono's," he clarified — not that that's any less impressive! "I take a friendship tour pretty much every year," he continued. "I thought about calling it 'a bender where I leech off my rich friends,' but I thought, nah, 'friendship tour' — it's better. … You just go and stay at their house and drink." What a dream!
No gift cards for Goop! Gwyneth Paltrow's Mother's Day Gift Guide hit the Internet in mid-April 2019, and it was chock-full of all the out-of-touch recommendations we'd expect from our favorite over-the-top Oscar winner. Among the most extravagant items on the list, which would set you back more than $82K in total, are a $15,500 Hermès bag, a $3,750 Chanel purse, a $356 tablecloth, an $88 leather memo envelope, a $5,490 heart pendant necklace, a $2,140 ring and a $1,220 stainless steel casserole dish.
MailOnline reported on April 4, 2019, that Kensington Palace dropped nearly $20K on around 600 Laurel hedges to block tourists and paparazzi from photographing Prince William and Duchess Kate as they leave their royal residence via helicopter. (The royal helicopter lands in the massive field at Kensington Palace almost daily.) The row of bushes, which reportedly spans 950 feet, will take a few years to grow tall enough to completely obscure the view of the Cambridges' home.
According to fashion blog LoveThe Sales.com, which kept tabs on every public appearance Duchess Meghan made from the time she announced her pregnancy until she retreated from the spotlight to give birth, Prince Harry's wife spent more than $637K on her maternity wardrobe. On average, each of her maternity looks — including jewelry — has cost a little more than $8K. That's reportedly seven times what her sister-in-law, Duchess Kate, spent on her pregnancy wardrobe.
In other royal news, according to Vanity Fair, the Ilapothecary boutique and spa in London closed its doors to the public on March 29, 2019, so that for two and a half hours, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan could peruse in peace for homeopathic products comprised of "healing ingredients" and products that are "distilled, sometimes for years, from powerful gemstones such as amethyst and granite and even pearls" and possibly try out one of the shop's signature treatments or classes. Baby's first crystal therapy!
The Hispanic Federation and the Flamboyan Arts Fund announced on April 8, 2019, that Oprah Winfrey pledged to donate a cool $2 million to recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. "I wanted to join in the revitalization efforts of an island so rich in culture, beauty and heritage," said the media mogul. Half of the donation will reportedly go toward long-term recovery needs, and the other half will go toward preserving arts and culture on the island.
In other impressive donation news, the Tennessee Equality Project announced on April 8, 2019, that Taylor Swift recently donated $113K to their cause, which fights anti-LGBTQ legislation in Tennessee. "I'm writing you to say that I'm so inspired by the work you do, specifically in organizing the recent petition of Tennessee faith leaders standing up against the 'State of Hate' in our state legislature," the pop star said in a handwritten letter shared by the organization on Facebook. "Please convey my heartfelt thanks to them and accept this donation to support the work you do and these leaders are doing. I'm so grateful that they're giving all people a place to worship."
Khloe Kardashian followed in little sis Kylie Jenner's footsteps when it came to feting her daughter on her first birthday. After the reality star's little one, True Thompson, turned 1 on April 12, 2019, Khloe celebrated with a lavish Mindy Weiss-planned birthday bash that included elaborate balloon sculptures by Wild Child Party & Supply comprised of thousands of balloons. According to a People magazine source, the balloons likely cost somewhere between $8,500 and $15K. "True turns ONE!!!! 💕 After my baby shower, I didn't think we could ever top such a dream like party but with the help of @wildchildparty and @mindyweiss we did! Look at these pastel gorgeous balloons! And the sweet butterflies on top…. oh My!! Thank you so much for turning my vision into reality," the proud mama captioned one impressive pic on Instagram.
Can you imagine taking home $8M for just a few hours of work? According to Variety, that's how much Ariana Grande scored to headline the final nights of both weekends of Coachella 2019: April 14 and April 21. She also made history as the star-studded music festival's youngest-ever headliner.
According to The Blast, on March 11, 2019, Cardi B filed to trademark her catchphrase "okurrr" for products including paper goods — "namely paper cups and posters" — and clothes like pants, shirts and hoodies. Oh, to have a catchphrase worth millions!
On the March 22, 2019, episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Offset revealed exactly how much cash he typically carries with him on any given day: "I've learned to kind of slow it down, but usually it's like $100,000," he said. (If that's slowing things down, we can't imagine what speeding things up looks like for the Migos rapper.) As his interview with Ellen came to an end, Offset opened a white paper bag he'd brought with him to the set and pulled out a giant stack of $100 bills. His son, Kody, then carried out an oversized check for $25K to The Ellen Fund. "I would like to donate $25,000," he told Ellen as he handed her the check. "I see what you're doing in Africa — it's a beautiful thing. You've been passionate for it for years … and I just wanna support you."
With all that cash to throw around, is it any wonder DailyMail.com reported on April 5, 2019, that Cardi B and Offset dropped more than $200K in January to snap up five houses in a row on the same street, as well as an empty plot of land and another house the next block over, in the Atlanta suburb of Jonesboro?! The webloid speculates that the duo are likely planning to build a new mega-mansion in the neighborhood.
The Sun reported on March 27, 2019, that Ed Sheeran has dropped more than $54 million on real estate in the past seven years. According to the British tabloid, he's picked up eight flats, six houses and a restaurant in the London area through his company, Maverick Properties, which he launched with his manager four years ago. So, you know, if his career as the top-earning solo artist in the world ever fizzles out…
According to The Blast, when Jessica Simpson gave birth to her third child, daughter Birdie Mae Johnson, on March 19, 2019, she did so in a $4K-per-night super-suite at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The suite reportedly features a personal doula, a meal delivery plan, a lounge area, multiple beds for visiting guests, two luxury bathrooms and access to salon services. Kim Kardashian West, Victoria Beckham, Kate Hudson, Penelope Cruz, Pink and more of Hollywood's most famous moms have also given birth in the super-expensive maternity suites.
The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service reported on March 13, 2019, that according to a representative from the Environment Agency of Iceland, the country's picturesque Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon has been closed to the public because of Justin Bieber, who featured the location in the 2015 music video for his song "I'll Show You," which has been viewed more than 442 million times. Since then, the canyon has become overrun with tourists, forcing Icelandic officials to close all public paths to it. "This canyon was somewhat unknown," said the rep. "The great increase in foot traffic began after Bieber came. There has been an increase of 50 percent to 80 percent between 2016, 2017 and 2018."
Kim Kardashian West shocked her Instagram followers on April 9, 2019, when she posted a photo of herself and sister Kourtney Kardashian dropping off two of their kids — Kim's daughter North West and Kourtney's daughter Penelope Disick — at school following their spring break vacation. "Spring Break is over," the reality star captioned the sweet family photo — which shockingly revealed that little Penelope, who's only 6, was wearing $400 Gucci loafers. Playground-appropriate footwear? If you're a member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, sure!
In other celebritot footwear news, Danielle Fishel's husband, Jensen Karp — who frequently tweets about his love for the Olive Garden — took to Instagram on April 6, 2019, to reveal that the restaurant chain commissioned sneaker artist Mache to make a custom pair of Olive Garden-themed sneakers for their unborn son. "The good people at @olivegarden commissioned [Mache] to make adorable shoes for our impending son, completing the full set. We are truly excited to introduce him to unlimited breadsticks," the proud papa captioned a slideshow of pictures showing off the baby shoes alongside two pairs of matching adult shoes. Jensen previously commissioned Mache to make the Olive Garden shoes for himself. The restaurant chain then surprised Danielle in late 2018 by commissioning Mache to make a matching pair for her as a wedding gift.
There are very few people outside of the cast and crew of "Game of Thrones" who know how the hit HBO fantasy-drama ends. One of them happens to be Sophie Turner's fiancé, Joe Jonas. The actress told "Entertainment Tonight" on March 29, 2019, that her beau spent so much time on set while she was shooting the eighth and final season of the beloved series that "he kind of figured" out what happens and asked her to fill him in. After Sophie spilled the beans, Joe signed a non-disclosure agreement to legally bar him from divulging any on-set secrets.
Fergie spared no expense during a flight out of Los Angeles on March 19, 2019: The singer was photographed wearing a $950 wool and silk Fendi poncho as she arrived at LAX Airport. According to Page Six, she completed her look with $120 booties from her own Fergie Footwear collection and $515 Fendi shades. Sing it with us: "G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S!"
Fergie's not the only one who impressively sported Fendi this year… Once again, Andy Cohen's baby boy proved to be the most extra. On April 2, 2019, the "Watch What Happens Live" host shared a photo of his son, Benjamin, wearing $400 Fendi pants while being held by pal Mark Consuelos. "I can't blame him for burrowing into @instasuelos. (And, yes, my son is wearing @fendi pants)," the proud papa captioned the shot. Commented the "Riverdale" star, "Kid stole my Heart… Ben is a straight up G with those pants." No kidding!
TMZ reported on April 15, 2019, that Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are in negotiations to pick up an 8,728-square-foot, six-bedroom, seven-bathroom vacation home in Palm Springs for a cool $7.5 million. According to the webloid, the property is in the same gated community as Kris Jenner's $12 million Palm Springs vacation home. Because why should a family settle for just one vacation home in the same ultra-expensive neighborhood?!
In other real estate news, TMZ reported on April 1, 2019, that 50 Cent sold his 50,000-square-foot, 21-bedroom, 25-bathroom Connecticut super-mansion for $3 million and then donated the entire haul to his G-Unity Foundation, which supports non-profit organizations that focus on low-income and underserved communities. The extremely impressive pad reportedly features nine kitchens, an outdoor infinity pool and grotto, an indoor pool, a helicopter pad, a casino, a nightclub, basketball courts and a pond.
According to Us Weekly, Jennifer Lopez donned a $200K outfit to go shopping at H&M with her 11-year-old daughter, Emme Muniz, in New York City on March 20, 2019. In addition to her $100K Himalayan crocodile Birkin bag, the singer-actress sported a Vince wool coat worth $695, a pair of Alexander McQueen platform sneakers worth $490 and a $60 pair of Quay Australia sunglasses.
Adam Levine pocketed more than $1M after his used Mercedes sold at a Sotheby's auction in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in late March 2019. To be fair, though, it wasn't just any Mercedes but a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing with only 51,000 miles on the odometer. The extremely rare ride — only 1,400 were made between 1954 and 1963 — originally sold for just $11,000.
Forbes reported on March 20, 2019, that Morgan Freeman converted his 124-acre ranch in Mississippi into a giant honeybee sanctuary. He reportedly imported 26 beehives from Arkansas and planted bee-favorite flora like magnolia trees, lavender and clover across his property to promote the bees' wellness.
Tyga's money problems are practically legendary, but that didn't stop him from rocking a massive chain worth $500K during Coachella in mid-April 2019. According to TMZ, the rapper commissioned Ben Baller and IF & Co. Jewelry to create the four-pound, 18k white-gold-and-diamond bling, which features a pendant depicting the archangel Michael defeating Satan — and reportedly represents Tyga trampling his haters. He also ordered 10 smaller versions of the piece for a few of his lucky squad members.
In other bling news, according to E! News, Kevin Hunter dropped $40K at Flawless Jewelry on a custom diamond-encrusted Frank Muller watch for Wendy Williams on March 28, 2019 — exactly two weeks before she filed for divorce after more than two decades of marriage.
Even in prison, celebs stick together. On the April 10, 2019, episode of "The Jenny McCarthy Show," Pauly D said that "Jersey Shore" co-star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentio has become friends with disgraced Fyre Festival mastermind Billy McFarland while serving time behind bars. "They play Scrabble together," revealed the reality TV star, who said that The Situation has also crossed paths with the hacker responsible for leaking nude photos of some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Jennifer Lawrence.
Kanye West launched his newest collection of merch at his Sunday Service show during Coachella on Easter, April 21, 2019. In the process, he drew outrage from some fans. Why? Among the items for sale is a pack of two pairs of socks — a pair of black socks that reads "Jesus Walks" and a pair of white socks that reads "Church Socks" — for a whopping $50. "Kanye really out here selling $50 socks that say 'Jesus Walks' on Easter Sunday lol," tweeted one fan. (We couldn't have said it better ourselves!) The music mogul is also selling a $165 sweater, a $225 sweater and a $70 T-shirt.
The downside of fame! During an interview with Esquire UK that hit the Internet on March 31, 2019, Isaac Hempstead Wright revealed that "Game of Thrones" fans forced him to drop out of Birmingham University. "My address got published. I couldn't walk out of my halls without having to take a selfie. Eventually, I got assigned a campus police officer," said the child star of his brief time in college in late 2018. "There were so many tweets. And because your email is public domain, I got like, billions of emails from people going: 'Hi, three-eyed raven!' I was just trying to find out where my next lecture was." Continued the actor of his "GoT" fame, "It made it quite difficult to make friends. I don't think I'll ever be able to have a normal university experience, which is kind of sad. I couldn't relax and go out and have a drink or get drunk or whatever, because if I did someone would be like: 'I saw Bran and he was all [messed] up.' My ex-girlfriend came up to visit and we just sat in my room for a week."
On April 19, 2019 — the day before he performed at Coachella — Kid Cudi dropped $10K through Postmates on Popeyes for the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission to serve to individuals experiencing homelessness in Indio, California, where the music festival takes place. He picked up 3,000 pieces of fried chicken, biscuits, mashed potatoes and fries.
Ray J and his wife, Princess Love, are offering a whopping $20K reward for the safe return of their tiny Maltese pup, Boogotti, whom they claim strangers kidnapped in early April 2019. "To the people that have our dog Boogotti: We have you and your car on security camera taking our dog. You have 3 days to collect the $20,000 REWARD … after that we will take action," Princess wrote on Instagram on April 11. If only we were all in the position to be able to offer so much money to get back our missing pets!
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan launched their official Instagram account on April 2, 2019. Within five hours and 45 minutes, they'd amassed a million followers. According to Guinness World Records, no other Instagram account has hit the milestone so quickly. K-Pop star Kang Daniel previously held the record: In January, he gained 1 million followers in 11 hours and 36 minutes. In 2016, Pope Francis scored a million followers within 12 hours.
On the March 19, 2019, episode of "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," Maren Morris dished on getting rejected by "American Idol," "The Voice," "America's Got Talent" and more competition shows before finding fame. "Now people cover my songs for their auditions on those shows, so it's like, not only is it really nice to have my song on a national television show, I get to collect the check and have some sweet revenge," she said. How many reality-show castoffs can say that?!
At just 14 years old, Marsai Martin became the youngest person ever to executive produce a major Hollywood film when the Universal Pictures comedy "Little," in which she also stars, debuted on April 12, 2019. What were YOU doing at age 14?!
Justin Combs and Christian Combs scored a VOMOS private jet to transport them from Los Angeles to the Palm Springs area (the drive usually takes somewhere between two and a half and three and a half hours) for Coachella on April 12, 2019. The free ride came courtesy of VOMOS and CÎROC — their dad Diddy's vodka label — and the liquor brand's new CÎROC Summer Watermelon flavor. Must be nice!