Beauty is pain! Even us regular folks understand that, but Kim Kardashian West took that old adage to a new level when it came to her Met Gala ensemble this year — even resorting to taking breathing lessons to wear her corseted Thierry Mugler-designed getup. She revealed on Instagram that she tapped corset legend Mr. Pearl for lessons on how to breathe correctly in the restrictive look, which didn't allow her to sit or eat. Sounds like a fun night! So which other celebs proved that they might as well live on an entirely different planet from the rest of us this month? Keep reading to find out…
If you earned a million dollars, what would be your first splurge be — a new car? A house? Proving that celebrities truly are not like the rest of us, Oprah Winfrey recently revealed that her first big purchase after she earned her first $1 million was… towels! "I love great towels. Towels that are so big and fluffy you could wrap yourself, your whole body in them," she said in a video for O, The Oprah Magazine. As for the brand? Oprah said they were Ralph Lauren.
Though framing family photos is commonplace, dozens of framed photos of your own face might not be… unless you're Jake Gyllenhaal. The star reportedly often stops into a local art store to get photos of himself framed, according to Page Six. The frame store's owner was overheard saying, "I've never framed something for him that's not a picture of himself."
Imagine being immortalized as a Lego character. Now imagine it happening just days after you were born — then shared with the whole world! That's what happened to baby Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, who was depicted in Lego form with mom Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry after his parents introduced him to the world on May 8. Too bad it might be a few years before he appreciates how cool this is!
What was the last gift your boyfriend got you? We're willing to bet it wasn't as lavish as what Bella Hadid received from The Weeknd! The music star gave his model partner a diamond-covered Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch, a beautiful gift with a price tag of around $72,900. Bella took to Instagram to share the 18-carat pink-gold piece, noting, "The most insane/beautiful thing u ever gave me, although it still comes second to ur luvvv."
Imagine renting a $6.5 million penthouse apartment in New York City. For most of us, that's probably not a reality. Now imagine letting your pet bunny have free reign in this luxurious space, doing its business as it pleased. That's what allegedly went down in Constance Wu's rented space this spring according to Page Six, which reported that the "Fresh Off the Boat" star allowed her rabbit, Lida Rose, to pee and poop wherever it wanted to — resulting in some serious problems for the apartment's cleaning lady and owner. Yikes!
Sinks aren't typically a hot topic. But somehow, Kim Kardashian West turned the basic bathroom appliance into major news after her 73 questions with Vogue interview was released. Her sinks, which appeared to be basin-less, made headlines after eagle-eyed viewers spotted started wondering how they worked and how much these strange fixtures cost. Tamara Day of "Bargain Mansions" told People magazine that she believes they cost around $25,750… yep, the price of a car.
Most ladies dream of a Birkin bag — the crème de la crème of designer bags. But if you're Cardi B, a Birkin bag is just one small part of your Mother's Day gift. Yep, husband Offset bestowed wife Cardi B with not one but two Birkin bags for the holiday and also added a diamond watch and dozens of rose bouquets to the mix for an incredibly over-the-top first Mother's Day gift in 2019.
Did you go to your 20-year high school reunion? Chances are, even if you did, you didn't get the reception Chris Evans got! The "Avengers: Endgame" star headed back to his hometown in Massachusetts for the event in May 2019 on the same weekend his movie became the second-highest grossing film of all time. A manager at the restaurant where the reunion took place told Boston.com that Chris was having fun and that "many people wanted to take pictures with him."
If you want something done right, sometimes you have to do it yourself… or if you're a celebrity, pay for it yourself. Madonna did just that for her performance at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. The star reportedly shelled out $5 million of her own money to pay for holograms and CGI during her seven-minute performance of "Medellin" with collaborator Maluma.
Supermodels certainly aren't like us mere mortals. Naomi Campbell proved her continuing supermodel status at the 2019 Met Gala when she arrived with her very own human wind machine. Yes, the legendary diva came equipped with an assistant carrying a "large rectangular piece of plastic," according to Page Six, which he used to direct a stream of air in Naomi's direction as she posed for pictures, creating the perfect movement as photographers snapped away.
How much do you love your colleagues? Enough to give them a Maserati? Probably not! But that's what rapper Lil Nas X did for music collaborator Billy Ray Cyrus! After the unlikely duo's hit song, "Old Town Road," hit No. 1 for the seventh week, the rapper gifted the country music star with a Maserati using Postmates to drop off the luxurious $150,000 sports car to Billy Ray's home in May 2019.
Fanny packs are back! Kylie Jenner is such a fan of the accessory that she's grown her collection to an impressive level — to the tune of $50,000. How many fanny packs has she added to get there? Two. Yep, she has one limited-edition Louis Vuitton mink fanny pack that retails for $24,500, and one Vivienne Westwood for Louis Vuitton fanny pack that cost an additional $24,500.
Celebrities have deep pockets — and sometimes, they put them to good use! Hugh Jackman did just that in May 2019 when he gave a homeless man 100 British pounds while out in Glasgow, Scotland. A witness spotted the star not only offering some help in the form of cash but also inviting the guy for a meal at a fancy restaurant after the two got to know each other.
Just plain water isn't enough for celebs like Victoria Beckham. Nope, the Spice Girl-turned-designer recently shared a photo of "Full Moon" water while on vacation at a luxury health resort in Germany. This fancy water comes from St. Leonhards Quellen, a German brand that claims the water is "bottled on full moon day directly at the source of Bad Leonhardspfunzen, Stephanskirchen," because, why not? She earned the nickname Posh for a reason!
If you're going to the movies, you're going to need snacks. Pete Davidson understood this universal truth in April 2019 when he decided to stop by McDonald's ahead of his theater night. And the star didn't just grab a value meal — nope, he opted to buy $400 worth of fast food ahead of a screening of "Avengers: Endgame" for his friends, fellow audience members at the sold-out screening and the movie theater staff! Free fries? We wish we'd been in that theater!
We've all had late nights that usually involve some friends and some unhealthy food. But if you're a star, these nights can include an impressive cast of characters along with that junk food. During a May 2019 appearance on "Late Night With Seth Meyers," actor Anthony Anderson revealed that he once joined music superstar Prince in his Ritz Carlton hotel room at 3 a.m. where other stars had also gathered to enjoy a late-night snack of pasta and pizza following the Purple One's concert at Madison Square Garden.
We all have our favorite shows. Maybe you're a big-time "Survivor" fan. Turns out Sia is too! The singer-songwriter loves the show so much that she felt compelled to give out her own prize to her favorite contestant. This season, "Survivor: Edge of Extinction" competitor Rick Devens was gifted with $100,000 from the music star. Not only did she hand out money to her favorite player, but she also offered another contestant, Joe Anglim, $15,000 if he cut his hair and donated it to a children's cancer wig charity. He did it and then also generously gave Sia's money to charity. But that's not all! Sia also tweeted at contestant Aurora McCreary and gave her $15,000 "just for making it through foster care."
Oprah's amazing life makes the list not once but twice this month! The star made headlines for some pretty elaborate gifts. First up? When one of the graduates from her Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa was getting ready to tie the knot, Oprah bought her a wedding dress. And not just any wedding dress — a $10,000 gown from Saks Fifth Avenue. Of the sweet gift, Oprah noted on Instagram, "I've known these girls since they were 12 and 13 coming to my school. Graduating from college. Grad school. Now our first wedding." The woman in question is an alum of the first graduating class from Oprah's school. Another person who benefited from Oprah's generosity this month? Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry's newborn son, Archie! Oprah told "Access Hollywood" that she's already arranged a gift for the little royal. Ahead of his birth, she told the outlet that she has "a standard gift that I do for people that I really care about," giving a clue by sharing "I don't know the baby's name or the baby's gender, but this baby will have enough books to last a lifetime."
Shopping at Walmart might not be our favorite pastime, but it's safe to say it's not an event. But it sure was for a world-renowned fashion editor courtesy of Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West. The couple recently took former French Vogue Editor Carine Roitfeld to visit a Walmart for the very first time when Carine was visiting the Los Angeles area for work. A source told Page Six of the epic discount-store visit, "Evidently, she was never really familiar with Walmart — being a genuine Parisian, after all — but had wanted to visit one for a while. She really enjoyed the experience! Seeing all of the different types of brands that run the gamut was something she had never seen before."