From extravagant jewelry and luxe gifts to demands for privacy and generous tips, Wonderwall.com is taking a look at the latest round of celebrity stories that confirm the stars are nothing like the rest of us. Kicking off our roundup for January 2020 is Kim Kardashian West… Who needs one fridge when you can have nine? Kim took to Instagram in January 2020 to show off all the appliances that keep her family's food and beverages cold at home. There's the full-sized fridge she has in her gym, which is exclusively stocked with water from brands like Voss and Flow. In one of her two (yes, two) kitchens, there's a clear-door fridge full of items her chef uses regularly as well as different types of milk (including cow, almond and oat). There are four under-counter drawer-style fridges packed with still more beverages including organic milk and juice boxes for her kids. "And guys, I have a walk-in refrigerator where we keep all our fresh, organic produce," Kim told fans as she stepped inside the huge restaurant-grade cold room. The reality star also revealed an additional two glass-door refrigerators filled with more beverages inside one of her two pantries — one of which also features a built-in frozen yogurt machine! Keep reading to learn more about how celebs are truly nothing like the rest of us…
What's better than having a session with a personal trainer? Closing down an entire gym so you can work out in peace! In January 2020, TMZ reported that Taylor Swift's security team asked that the Dogpound Gym in West Hollywood be cleared out so she could work out privately with a trainer. Among the people asked to vacate the premises? None other than Taylor nemesis Justin Bieber. TMZ reported that the "Yummy" singer refused to leave the gym until he was finished with his own workout, though he did clear out before Taylor arrived.
Donnie Wahlberg has certainly set a new standard for tipping! In January 2020, the singer-actor and wife Jenny McCarthy paid a visit to an IHOP in St. Charles, Illinois, where they racked up a $78.46 bill. While most people typically tack on a 15-20% gratuity, Donnie took things one step further and left a $2,020 tip! Jenny took to Twitter to praise her generous spouse. "@DonnieWahlberg starting 2020 off like the amazing man he is," she posted alongside a photo of the receipt. The kind gesture is reportedly in response to the "2020 Tip Challenge," which urges more people to tip their servers generously. This isn't the first time Donnie has left a hefty tip though: In 2017, the New Kids on the Block singer left $2,000 at a Waffle House in Charlotte, North Carolina, and $1,000 at a Waffle House in Indianapolis. The "Blue Bloods" actor sure loves his breakfast food!
Harry Styles is also a huge tipper. The British singer left a $2,020 tip on a $472.50 bill while on vacation in Anguilla with A-list friends James Corden and Adele in January 2020. Yahya, the server who received the tip, took to Twitter to post about the "Adore You" hitmaker's random act of kindness. "Big ups to @harrystyles for taking care of Mr Big Life!" he captioned the snapshot. "@donniewahlberg you got the second worldwide response from Harry Styles all the way from St Thomas Virgin Islands with @j_corden and @adele." Note to self — work at a restaurant that Harry or Donnie frequent!
Some celebrities shield themselves from unwanted photographs by simply putting their hands up to cover their faces — but that's not the case for Beyonce. According to Page Six, at the 2020 Golden Globes, the music star took security to a whole new level when she was escorted to the bathroom by a staffer who put their own hand out in front of Bey's face to shield her from anyone taking photos or trying to gawk at her. While Bey had her own personal shield, JAY-Z on the other hand, happily smiled for photos with fellow attendees as he trailed behind.
If you don't use your celebrity status to snag free tickets to a Jonas Brothers concert, you're doing it wrong! In January 2020, Aubrey Plaza visited "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" where she recounted how she slid into Joe Jonas's Instagram DMs to get tickets to the Las Vegas stop on their "Happiness Begins" tour. Aubrey's sister is a huge JoBros fan, "So I DMed him and was like, 'I know you don't know me, but I want to take my sister to your concert for her birthday and would you let us in? I don't know how this works," she shared. "So then he responded to me right away, very sweetly responded to me, and said, 'Absolutely, I got you, girl. I got you in!'" According to the "Parks and Recreation" actress, after the show, she and her sister ended up hanging out with Jonas Brothers all night!
Little Stormi Webster already has a product line named after her! In January 2020, Kylie Jenner took to Instagram to share a photo of her daughter looking at a spread of color swatches labeled "Kylie Cosmetics Valentine's Day Collection 2020." The image also featured a glimpse of a mock-up for a product named after the adorable toddler. Days later, Kylie confirmed the release of her Stormi collection, which includes, appropriately, mini versions of lip kits, an eyeshadow palette, a high-gloss kit and blush. "I think I've been waiting for this moment since the day I found out I was pregnant," Kylie wrote on Instagram, revealing that the line would be released on Stormi's 2nd birthday in February 2020.
Only a star, and probably only Gwyneth Paltrow, could declare that a candle smells like her most intimate of body parts, actually name it after said body part and then sell it through her Goop website and watch it completely sell out. In early January 2020, news emerged that after Goop listed the provocatively named 10.5-ounce candle by artisanal fragrance brand Heretic — for $75 each, no less — the product with a "funny, gorgeous, sexy and beautifully unexpected scent" was snapped right up by curious Goop fans. So what does the candle really smell like? It's a combination of geranium, citrusy bergamot, cedar absolutes, Damask rose and ambrette seed.
Why encourage your mom to meet a man at bingo when you can set her up with the father of a fellow celebrity? "The Gentleman" star Matthew McConaughey confirmed that he and co-star Hugh Grant are setting up their widowed parents, Kay McConaughey and James Grant. "His father's 91, my mother's 88," Matthew told "Entertainment Tonight" in January 2020. "Yeah, why not? Next week, they're supposed to meet, and we probably won't see them for the rest of the night." Talk about some quality matchmakers!
What's better than living in a city? Creating your own. In January 2020, music star-turned-businessman Akon signed an agreement with the government of Senegal to build Akon City — a town that will operate on a cryptocurrency-based economy using his own "AKoin." The "Lonely" hitmaker took to Twitter to share the news. "Just finalized the agreement for AKON CITY in Senegal," he shared on Jan. 13, 2020. "Looking forward to hosting you there in the future." Akon City has been described as "futuristic" and is being built on 2,000 acres of land gifted to the singer — who was born in the African nation but raised in New Jersey — by the president of Senegal.
Kim Kardashian West took to Instagram in January 2020 to share a photo of her newest piece of jewelry: a personalized vintage Cartier necklace courtesy of her hubbie, Kanye West. The gold plaque pendant was engraved with a text Kanye once sent the reality TV star and beauty mogul featuring an image of their home along with a list of her successes. "This is your life: Married with four kids; Get people out of jail; Cover of Vogue; Go to church every week with your family; Dreams come true," the pendant reads. If this isn't one of the more extravagant luxury gifts Kim has ever received, then we don't know what is.
Who knew asking for some champagne at the Golden Globes could spark a full-on friendship full of freebies? When Reese Witherspoon's table at the 2020 Globes ran out of water, the "Big Little Lies" actress asked Beyonce and JAY-Z for some of their champagne. The couple happily obliged — then sent Reese a case of Jay's Armand de Brignac Ace of Spades Champagne just a few days later! As if that wasn't enough, Queen Bey also sent Reese her entire Ivy Park x Adidas clothing collection, which the "Legally Blonde" actress enthusiastically chronicaled on Instagram. In a video she posted on Jan. 15, 2020, Reese is seen decked out in head-to-toe Ivy Park. "Does this officially make me the newest member of the #Beyhive? 🐝" she captioned the post. She isn't the only A-list celeb to receive the extravagant gift from Beyonce though — Bey also sent Zendaya, Laverne Cox, Cardi B, Missy Elliott, Yara Shahidi, Ellen DeGeneres, Hailey Bieber, Janelle Monae and more lucky stars orange rolling racks and garment boxes full of her exclusive collection before it was released publicly!
Awards season is the time that A-list celebs don some extravagant gems, and while doing so isn't unusual, we'll never get over how pricey their selections are considering our own humble jewelry box. Take, for example, "Bombshell" actress Charlize Theron. At the 2020 Golden Globes, Charlize donned an $885,000 Tiffany & Co. platinum necklace with more than 66 carats of emeralds, sapphires and diamonds. That evening, she wasn't the only one to go big in the jewelry department either: Nick Jonas accessorized with an 18-karat white gold Bulgari watch with 50.25 carats of diamonds. Scarlett Johansson wore diamond drop earrings with 73.55 carats of diamonds. And Zoe Kravitz sported a pair of diamond earrings that weighed a whopping 32 carats!