Celebrities truly are a breed of their own! Wonderwall.com rounded up several recent examples of how stars are nothing like us, starting with an all-star collaboration that could only happen in Hollywood… Leave it to Jennifer Lopez to get Joanna Gaines to commit to an assignment outside of Waco, Texas. (She and husband Chip Gaines work exclusively near their home so that they can be close to their five children.) A month after the singer-actress, who's a major fan of "Fixer Upper," revealed that boyfriend Alex Rodriguez surprised her on their second anniversary by getting Joanna to chat with her on FaceTime to offer some tips on how to fix up a property they recently purchased in Malibu, J.Lo and the HGTV star were photographed inspecting the beachfront pad as a camera crew rolled. "Joanna is going to help Jennifer remodel her home. Jennifer wanted to walk the space with Joanna in person," said an "Entertainment Tonight" source. "It was really just an opportunity for them to walk the space together and for Joanna to hear Jennifer's vision for the space." The insider added that, for now, "there truly is no formal plan for any of the footage" but it "could possibly end up" on the new network Joanna and Chip are launching. Now keep reading for more proof that stars are nothing like us…
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In other Joanna Gaines and Chip Gaines news, a rep for the "Fixer Upper" couple confirmed in late February 2019 that the pair recently picked up the 106-year-old Cottonland Castle in Waco, Texas. "For nearly two decades, Chip and Joanna have admired the property as a hallmark of the Castle Heights neighborhood — they've even made past attempts to purchase it," said the rep. "The property is an iconic piece of Waco's history and while specific plans have not yet been determined, one thing is for certain: Their efforts will focus on fully completing the home's long overdue and well-deserved restoration." According to the Waco Tribune-Herald, the 6,700-square-foot property was listed at $425,000 and has changed hands several times over the years — partly because it's so costly to maintain. It's unclear how much exactly Chip and Joanna ultimately dropped on the pricey pad.
Dwayne Johnson took to Instagram on March 1, 2019, to reveal that he recently committed to buying his dad a new home in Florida. "About two to three weeks ago, I called my dad and I said, 'Look, you're probably happy where you're at … but I want to do something for you. I want to buy you a brand new home — wherever you wanna live, you can live," he said in a video. "He goes, 'I'm so excited, and I'm also so nervous.' My dad's an old-school tough-guy. I said, 'What the hell are you nervous about?' He said, 'Well … no one ever called to tell me they were going to buy me a house before and the fact that it's you, it's my son — I'm so proud of you and I love you so much.'" The Rock concluded by saying that "it just felt good" to give back to the man who raised him. In the video's caption, he explained that his father was 13 years old "when his mom kicked him out of his house on Christmas day and forced him to live on the streets." Wrote the wrestler-actor after thanking his dad for "always instilling the value of hard work and discipline" in him, "This one felt good. Crazy how full circle life can come. Enjoy your new house pop — what a storied path."
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On the Feb. 26, 2019, episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Mila Kunis dished on the bizarre perks of living in the same neighborhood in Santa Barbara, California, as the talk-show host. First, Ellen explained that she and wife Portia de Rossi "live very close" to the actress and her husband, Ashton Kutcher, but because she and Portia are "there more often" than the former "That '70s Show" co-stars, she updates them "when we have issues going on" in the neighborhood. "I let you know if there are sharks in the ocean. I let you know if we're flooded in," said Ellen. Chimed in Mila, "This is surreal life. Like, you have to realize I get updates about rain drainage, flooding, weather from Ellen videotaping our house … but with commentary coming from [her]. So it's like a disaster is happening but it's funny." Mila then explained how Ellen's fame recently confused her 4-year-old daughter, Wyatt. "[She has] no concept of anything other than I am a mom, and Ellen is a human that lives next door to us," she said. "So this weekend, she was like, 'I really want some cereal,' and I was like, 'Just go in the pantry and grab yourself some Cheerios.' She grabs the Cheerios box, she looks at it, and she goes, 'Mommy! Ellen's on a Cheerios box!' And I was like, 'Yeah!' And she's like, 'Why?' And I had no answer. … I punted it to Ashton, and his response was like, 'Well, anyone can be on the Cheerios box.' So now my kid thinks anybody can be on the Cheerios box." Fired back Ellen, "How dare you note make a bigger deal of that." But that wasn't the end of surreal story time…
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher also own a home in Beverly Hills near Hollywood talent manager Guy Oseary, who famously co-hosts a star-studded Oscars afterparty with Madonna each year. Mila told Ellen DeGeneres that there have been years when the famous guests who've attended Madonna and Guy's annual bash "end up falling asleep in our driveway." Said the actress, "It's one of the weirdest moments when you wake up and you're like, 'That's…! Oh, wow.' And I'm like, 'I gotta take my kid to school, so I'm just gonna roll you away.' … [It's a celebrity] a hundred percent of the time. … It happened last year. It was surreal." Sadly, Mila stopped short of naming names.
Serena Williams and Amal Clooney reportedly dropped big bucks to host Duchess Meghan's baby shower in mid-February 2019. According to Tatler, the bash took place at the Grand Penthouse Suite at The Mark hotel in New York City, which goes for $75K a night — making it the most expensive hotel room per night in the United States. The tennis star, who's been friends with Prince Harry's missus for years, reportedly picked up the bill for the 10,000-square-foot suite, which features a 2,500-square-foot rooftop terrace overlooking Central Park, five bedrooms, four fireplaces, six bathrooms, two powder rooms, two wet bars, a dining room, a conservatory and a living room that can be transformed into a full-size grand ballroom. Michelin-star-rated chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten reportedly catered desserts for the shower, while renowned harpist Erin Hill served as the entertainment. Following the A-list affair, Meghan jetted back to London on a private plane chartered by Amal for a cool $163K. "Amal was already flying back and covering all the costs so it made total sense," a source told The Sun. "Amal was more than happy for Meghan to fly back with her. … It's absolutely not the case that the taxpayers or the royal family paid for the cost of the jet. The flight didn't cost Meghan a thing." Meghan didn't pay for her $100K private flight to NYC either: According to Vanity Fair, a friend in Toronto owns the aircraft and covered the costs as a gift to the expectant mom. Speaking of Amal…
How much is your time worth? If you're Amal Clooney, a lot — more than $8K, to be exact! That's how much a first-year law student bid for the chance to break bread with George Clooney's wife and human rights professor Sarah Cleveland — as well as five additional guests of the winner's choosing — at New York City's Jean-Georges restaurant. The bid took place during Columbia Law School's Public Interest Law Foundation auction in New York City on Feb. 28, 2019. Amal has served as a visiting professor at Columbia since 2015, teaching a human rights class with Sarah.
When the Jonas Brothers hit No. 1 with "Sucker," their first single following a six-year hiatus, Nick Jonas celebrated by dropping $200K on a new Mercedes-Maybach for his new bride, Priyanka Chopra Jonas. "When the hubby goes number one.. the wifey gets a @maybach!! Introducing…Extra Chopra Jonas…haha…I love you baby!! Yaaay! Best husband ever," the actress captioned a slideshow of photos showing off her new ride on Instagram in mid-March 2019.
During an interview with "Entertainment Tonight" that hit the Internet on Feb. 23, 2019, makeup artist Erika La' Pearl revealed that she sometimes does Cardi B's makeup while the rapper is sleeping. "She trusts me," Erika said of the chart-topper. "Sometime when I do her makeup, she's asleep. So I do my thing and she wakes up and she's like, 'Oh, you did blue eyeshadow this time.'" Explained the makeup expert, "I have to, like, climb in bed with her because I want her to get rest because she's so booked and busy. … So if I allow her to sleep, it makes me feel good because [she] gets that good rest and she'll be energized. She be knocked out, mouth open and all. It's just funny to me, though. But, yeah, it's crazy. Now I'm a pro at doing makeup while you're knocked out. … Concealer and all. Even if she's sleeping, I lift and just go right in because her eyes are so small. So it's easy for me to do it."
According to the March 2019 issue of Entrepreneur magazine, which hit the Internet on Feb. 26, "Property Brothers" stars Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott made more than half a billion dollars in sales in 2018. "There are probably less than 100 actors who make more than we do across our empire," Jonathan bragged to Entrepreneur. "We thought it was the bee's knees to be a successful actor, but pursuing that would have never opened up this world to us." The magazine detailed their various business ventures, which include six HGTV shows, a production company, a furniture and home decorating line, books and an upcoming FOX sitcom based on their lives.
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade are taking a play from the Kardashians' book: The Blast reported on March 12, 2019, that duo filed an application to trademark their 4-month-old daughter's name, Kaavia James, for clothing, jewelry, haircare products and various baby products … after first launching a loan company in her name. According to the webloid, the actress is now the CEO of Kaavia James, Inc., while the basketball star is the freshly minted CFO. No pressure, Kaavia.
TMZ reported on March 11, 2019, that Kim Kardashian West recently committed to paying a stranger's rent for the next five years after she caught wind of his story on Twitter. Matthew Charles — who served 20 years of a 35-year sentence for non-violent drug and weapons charges — was released early under new prison reform laws, a cause that's near and dear to the reality star's heart, but was unable to secure housing for himself due to his record. That's when Kim stepped in to help.
Here's more proof that Kim Kardashian West is nothing like us: "Long Island Medium" star Theresa Caupto paid a visit to her home in Calabasas, California, to conduct a personal reading for her. "You guys, today is probably one of the best days of my life and I have to tell you why. Guess who's at my house and I did a reading with!" Kim said in a video shared on her Instagram Story on Feb. 26, 2019. "We had the best reading," she gushed. "The Long Island Medium is in Calabasas. Can you believe this? She's at my house." The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians Star" also shared a photo of herself and the self-professed psychic on her Instagram Story. "Dreams do come true," she wrote across the pic. Theresa shared a similar version of the same shot on Instagram, writing in the caption of Kim, "She's honestly one of the sweetest most genuine people I've ever met 💕 @kimkardashian Thank you for trusting me with the souls of your loved ones it was an honor to channel for you."
Grace Jones might have turned 70 in 2018, but that didn't stop her from walking the runway — or, rather, dancing down the runway — and totally stealing the spotlight at the Zendaya x Tommy Hilfiger presentation during Paris Fashion Week on March 2, 2019. The model-actress flaunted her ridiculously fit figure in a gold bodysuit with a high neckline, which she wore with a multi-color jacket and over-the-knee boots — sans bottoms, of course! Can you even imagine stepping out on the public stage in an outfit like that at age 70?!
How extra was Orlando Bloom's Valentine's Day proposal to Katy Perry? So extra! The singer revealed on the Feb. 25, 2019, episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" that the actor popped the question during a helicopter ride over Los Angeles. Recalled the chart-topper, "Actually, the funny part is we had champagne in the helicopter and the [ring] box was in his pocket and he had written down everything he wanted to say in a note to divert [my attention]. He was gonna pull [the ring] out while I'm reading it. So I'm reading it, but I'm hearing the champagne is broken, the bottle is everywhere, and I'm still looking at the note because he's pulling out this box that's too big for his coat pocket and it rips his coat pocket and his elbow goes into the champagne, and I'm like, 'No, I'm just reading the note. I know you're not doing anything.'" After Orlando asked Katy to be his wife, the helicopter landed on the rooftop of a building in downtown Los Angeles, where the "American Idol" judge's friends and family were waiting to surprise her. "He did so well," Katy gushed. Indeed!
Zoe Kravitz really spiced things up sartorially for the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar party in Beverly Hills on Feb. 24. The actress donned an 18k gold Tiffany & Co. by Elsa Peretti mesh bra-top with a black floor-length Saint Laurent skirt during the A-list affair. According to People.com, a silver version of the top will set you back a whopping $5,800.
Blac Chyna and Soulja Boy's alleged romance only lasted a few weeks, but that didn't stop the rapper from splashing out big-time for the mother of two on Valentine's Day. TMZ reported on Feb. 21, 2019, that he dropped $20K on gifts for Chyna. But, hey, money can't buy you love, right?
Tyler Perry's generosity is the stuff of legend. On Feb. 25, 2019, actor Rome Flynn told "Extra" that midway through filming "A Madea Family Funeral," the actor-director doubled the cast's salaries. Recalled Rome, "He brought us all into the producers' room halfway into shooting, and we were all a little scared. We were like, 'What the hell? What did we do?' He sat us down individually and said, 'Listen, Tyler's enjoying everything you guys are doing so he wants to double your pay for the movie.' … He basically just blessed us for no reason." Added actress Quin Walters, "It was unbelievable that he doubled our salaries because he appreciated the work that we were bringing to the table." When "Extra" asked Tyler about the unexpected raises, he demurred: "I just want everybody to know that I appreciate [them]. They're special. This whole moment is special, and I'm hoping that it becomes life for them for something else they go on to do," he said.
Add it to her already impressive résumé! North West is only 5 years old but she's already a solo cover model. Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West's first-born child appeared on the cover of WWD's Beauty Inc. special, which hit the Internet on Feb. 22, 2019. "My most stylish and beautiful baby girl North shot her 1st cover for @wwd !!!! She loves fashion & beauty and has so much fun doing this!" Kim captioned a slideshow of pictures from Nori's photo shoot on Instagram. Though the burgeoning superstar didn't sit down for an interview with WWD, the magazine wrote online that the 5 year old "has captivated the digital realm with her cross-generational appeal." WWD added that although North is "too young to fully understand what a digital footprint is," hers is "already wildly popular." Continued the magazine of North, "Her distinct fashion sense belies her age, and lately, so does her eye for makeup." Big words for such a tiny person!
In other wild celebritot news… Cardi B and Offset's baby girl, Kulture, is still a few months shy of her first birthday, but her collection of bling is already fairly expansive. On Feb. 20, 2019, the "Money" rapper took to Instagram to show off one of the latest pieces in her daughter's jewelry box: a rose-gold bangle spelling out her name in diamonds from Shyne Jewelers. "Thank you @iamcardib for letting us make Kulture this masterpiece!" the jeweler captioned a video of the custom bracelet on Instagram. Aren't you glad to see Kulture has something to wear with her $830 Versace onesie?
Khloe Kardashian dropped the big bucks to celebrate her BFF, Malika Haqq, and her twin sister, Khadijah Haqq McCray, on their 36th birthday. The reality star took to her Instagram Story on March 10, 2019, to show off the private plane she chartered to transport the trio to Las Vegas. "Only the best for my besties," she wrote across one video. No kidding!
Taking your dog to a restaurant with an outdoor patio is one thing, but letting your dog sit with you at the table inside one of New York City's hottest dinner spots is an entirely different matter! Justin Theroux did just that at the Waverly Inn on Feb. 17, 2019. "Date Night at the Waverly… Lady and Tramp-ing," he captioned an Instagram video showing his rescue Pitbull, Kuma, swiping a french fry from right out of his mouth during their night out on the town. It's not only time the actor has brought his four-legged friend along to a NYC hotspot. Recently, Kuma joined Justin during a photo shoot for Nobleman Magazine at Midtown's Fine & Rare, during which the restaurant's owner, Tommy Tardie, reportedly gifted them a $1,273 bottle of Yamazaki 18 for their next visit. Lucky pup!
According to TMZ, Drake and Adele dropped some extra cash to bowl in peace with a few friends in mid-February. The duo reportedly rented out an entire bowling alley in the Los Angeles area as part of their platonic night out on the town. Their evening also included dinner at Jerry's Famous Deli and a visit to a vape lounge.
Must be nice! During an interview with The Sun that hit the Internet on Feb. 23, 2019, dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer said that his A-list clients — including Victoria Beckham, Lady Gaga, Emma Stone, Glenn Close, Jennifer Lopez, Caitlyn Jenner, Cardi B, Megan Fox, Dakota Fanning and more — drop $500 per blemish on his "emergency pimple clinic," a process that involves anesthetics, lasers and anti-inflammatory creams to treat pesky pimples before big Hollywood events like the Academy Awards. "There are months of priming: skincare, polishing, radiofrequency, lasers, peels and all sorts of toning procedures," he told the British tabloid. "Then, say 12 hours before blast-off, there's a stress-induced blemish, they'll come into the office at 4 or 5 a.m. on Oscars morning for what I like to call my emergency pimple clinic." Dr. Lancer alleged that during the 2019 Oscars on Feb. 24, there were "18 Harold Lancer faces on the Oscars red carpet" — including three individuals who were up for awards this year.
On Feb. 26, 2019, Postmates revealed that since 2014, Cara Delevingne has spent more than $25K — on 482 orders in six cities from 234 merchants on 1,038 items — on the delivery app. Her smallest order came in July 2018 when she requested a single rubber hairband from CVS.
Miley Cyrus bonded deeply with Janice Freeman during their time together on Season 13 of "The Voice" in late 2017 — the "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart" chart-topper once offered to cover the aspiring singer's rent for six months while she was struggling financially. After Janice died at 33 on March 2, 2019 — leaving behind her husband and her 12-year-old daughter — Miley reaffirmed her commitment to helping her friend's family. "I made a promise to you here on earth and will keep that promise as you watch from heaven. To take care of your precious little girl, my baby sister. To shine light on your husband and mother when days are dark! I love you," she captioned a video tribute to the late singer.