Some stars are so good at what they do, they beat their own records! Case in point: Taylor Swift — who previously held the record for the highest grossing U.S. tour by a woman thanks to the success of her 2015 "1989" world tour — recently surpassed her own numbers with her 2018 "Reputation" stadium tour. So far, 27 of her U.S. dates have grossed $191.1 million, and she's not quite done with her concert run! This tour will definitely surpass her previous record, as her "1989" tour grossed $181.5 million domestically. Keep reading to see even more ways the stars have shown they're nothing like the rest of us this month…
Most of us own a jewelry box, but a custom home for a piece of jewelry? That's certainly an insane expense — unless you're Drake. The rapper's diamond owl chain, which features over a kilo of gold and more than 100 carats of Asscher-cut diamonds, measures nearly the size of a human hand. So it was only right that the massive piece of bling got its own home — fittingly crafted in the form of a gold birdcage.
We're lucky if we nab shoes to match our outfit, much less a car! But then again, we don't live in Kim Kardashian West's world. The star recently matched her hair color to the Lamborghini she was driving while on vacation in Miami — then her husband surprised her with another neon car after she got home. Kanye West's elaborate, random gift of a Mercedes-Benz G550 in neon green retails for around $227,000… no word on how much extra it cost to customize the color.
When we were teenagers, we typically talked about boys with our girlfriends. But Millie Bobby Brown, 14, isn't your average teen, so when she wants to get guy advice, she goes straight to a surprising source — Drake! Yep, Millie told "Access Hollywood" that she and the rapper, 31, who met in Australia, are text buddies who often trade messages "about boys."
How's this for a friendly gesture? While filming their third Avengers movie, Robert Downey Jr. commissioned a pretty elaborate gift for co-star Chris Evans — a restored and customized 1967 Captain America-themed Camaro. Yep, while your pals might hand you a gift card, celebrity friendships can yield some pretty amazing presents. No word on how much the custom car cost, but we're sure Chris isn't planning on selling anytime soon!
There is such a thing as a free dinner… if you happen to be dining near Jimmy Fallon! The late-night host recently picked up the tab for a group of four at a Hamptons eatery simply because of how happy they looked! Yep, Page Six reported the host's generous gesture, with a source claiming he told the diners that their "good vibe" made him happy and inspired him to pick up their tab.
The August 2018 passing of Aretha Franklin reminded us that even in death, stars are nothing like the rest of us. To send the legendary diva out in style, her body was dressed in a different designer gown — red, blue then rose gold — during each day of her public viewing as she lie in a 24-karat gold casket at Detroit's Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Per her family's wishes, the Queen of Soul's body was also styled with elaborate accessories including five-inch patent leather Christian Louboutin heels and custom-designed earrings.
Celebrities are always scrutinized for their style. But when Kanye West recently came under fire for his odd shoe choice — slippers — at 2 Chainz's wedding, he took to Twitter with a very exotic explanation. Kanye tweeted that he was actually wearing the slides "the Japanese way," referring to a traditional Japanese shoe called a geta that requires one to wear them snug and with the heel extending one to two centimeters off the back edge. Anything to not make the worst dressed list, we guess!
Imagine flying 6,000 miles every weekend! That's exactly what John Krasinski did in order to be with his family while shooting his Netflix show "Jack Ryan." The actor made this majorly romantic gesture every single weekend, hopping on a plane from Montreal to head to London where wife Emily Blunt was filming "Mary Poppins."
Eager to do a great job playing the late Princess Margaret on Season 3 of Netflix's "The Crown," Helena Bonham Carter hired a psychic to contact the late royal to help her nail her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II's sister (the monarch is being played by Olivia Colman on Season 3), the Sun reported in September 2018. "[Helena] always likes to research her roles with as much depth as possible and is always prepared to go that extra mile," a TV insider told the newspaper. "So if that means using someone with supernatural powers to speak to a character who is now on the other side, then Helena has no problems with doing that. She is naturally spiritual and open-minded and is delighted she's had such positive feedback from the late royal." That's right: According to the Sun, the late royal has let Helena know that she's "doing a great job."
We know trying on clothes at the store can be annoying, but this is pretty extreme. Kim Kardashian West hires women with her exact measurements to try on clothes for her. Yep, she has her own fleet of fit models who help her plan future outfits. Kim told People magazine that stylists take photos of the looks on the models, send them to Kim "and then whatever I like, I'll try it on and make sure it looks good on me. They make my life so easy!" Must be nice!
Only in Ryan Gosling's world! The Canadian heartthrob recently paid a visit to a Toronto coffee shop for a very special reason — they'd been campaigning to get him to stop by! Grinder Coffee in Toronto started a Twitter campaign in September using a cardboard cut-out of the actor utilizing the hashtag #RyanNeedsGrinder. And the bold social media plot worked! While in town for the 2018 Toronto Film Festival, Ryan did indeed stop by the shop, which obviously documented and tweeted about its victory.
Imagine being so famous that eating milk with your cereal makes national headlines! That's just life for Kylie Jenner, who made waves after revealing on Twitter in September 2018 that she'd been eating cereal dry her whole life but had just decided to try the treat with milk and called the event "life changing." Outlets everywhere picked up the story, proving once again that the Kardashian-Jenners might as well live on a different planet than the rest of us.
Only a celebrity could potentially inspire someone to run for president (and win!). According to filmmaker Michael Moore's documentary "Fahrenheit 11/9," Donald Trump was inspired to enter the race for the presidency because he was upset when he heard Gwen Stefani was making more money on NBC's "The Voice" than he was making for the network's "The Celebrity Apprentice." His presidential run was initially a negotiating tactic to make more money. There's no confirmation of this, but Michael points out that the two are both repped by legendary Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel.
If we work out twice a week, we're pretty proud of ourselves. This isn't the case for Mark Wahlberg — who adheres to a two-workout-a-day schedule! Yep, not only does the star wake up every day at 2:30 a.m., but he hits the gym twice. Mark recently revealed his daily schedule on Instagram, and it includes working out at 3:40 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the daily. He also has golf time, meals, showers and snacks on the schedule.
Have an extra $25,000 hanging around? Yeah, we don't either. But when Nicki Minaj heard that "The Cosby Show" actor Geoffrey Owens was working at a Trader Joe's in New Jersey to make ends meet, she announced she was donating $25K to the man. And Nicki wasn't the only celeb who spoke up. Tyler Perry offered Geoffrey a job on one of his sitcoms. TMZ claimed that if Nicki does come through with the money, Geoffrey would likely donate it to charity.
Imagine wearing $6.5 million in jewelry over the course of your whole life. Now imagine doing that in the course of a week! That's what Blake Lively just did. The actress donned jewels worth the exorbitant amount in August 2018 over a period of just a few days. Among the pricey items? Diamond rings weighing in at 28 and 15 carats, a custom strawberry-shaped brooch and ruby earrings.
While out on tour in September 2018, Drake went on an early-morning gambling spree, but the amount he lost is something us regular folk just can't relate to! The rapper was in Atlantic City, New Jersey, when he spent some time at the Hard Rock's casino and ended up losing around $200,000 — all in just a few hours.
If we accidentally hit a scooter, chances are the person driving it wouldn't be asking for a pic. But then again, we're not Ashton Kutcher! Mila Kunis' hubby recently found himself in exactly that predicament. The scooter rider was, thankfully, barely injured — and happy to learn that the person who hit him was a celebrity. He asked Ashton to pose for some photos and shared them on Instagram after the collision… which is definitely not how it would go for the average Joe!
We wondered why Kim Kardashian West was rocking this bizarre accessory on the red carpet recently. We also wondered how much it cost. The french fry-shaped clutch by Judith Leiber that Kim toted around in August 2018 retails for $5,695.
Treat yo' self has a whole different meaning when you're rich and famous! Case in point: Travis Scott recently had the urge to splurge and ended up purchasing himself a 15-carat yellow diamond ring. The bling, which has "Cactus Jack" written across the band in diamonds, reportedly cost between $100K and $300K. No word on whether or not he picked anything up for Kylie Jenner too!