We don't typically need a reminder, but in case you've forgotten, the stars live very different lives than the rest of us! It's once again time to round up the most recent ludicrous celebrity stories of excess and privilege, starting with this one about a reality star who renamed his yacht after filing for divorce! In June, "Flip or Flop" star Tarek El Moussa told E! News that in the wake of his scandalous split from co-star Christina El Moussa, he updated the name of his luxury boat — which is reportedly worth more than $1 million — from "Flip or Flop" to "Bad Decisions." Why? "Apparently I've made a couple," he quipped. Keep reading to see even more crazy celeb stories!
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Most criminals who are jail-bound don't have the luxury of preparing for life behind bars like celebrities do. Take Abby Lee Miller, for instance, who got ready for her 366-day sentence for fraud by hiring a prison consultant for two months. The "Dance Moms" star reportedly paid a former law enforcement official to give her advice on how to survive inside the slammer before she surrendered to a California facility on July 12.
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Though most stars are beautiful and fit, Leonardo DiCaprio recently reminded us of a less realized benefit of superstardom for A-list men: You don't really have to work out if you don't want to! At a Fourth of July party, the star was heard bragging about his dad bod and how he isn't hitting the gym — and isn't bothered. Despite not having to put any effort into his appearance, the actor still has no problem with the ladies, having dated countless supermodels.
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Usually massages are a treat, a luxury that isn't always easy to afford. That means most people are eager to jump on a massage table at a local spa — but Mariah Carey isn't most people. A masseuse to the stars, Dr. Dot Stein, recently opened up to Architectural Digest about former clients and shared that massaging Mariah is "a huge production." Why is it so hard to pamper the diva? She "refuses to lie on a massage table" but also "doesn't want anyone touching her bedsheets" if she's massaged in her bed. Alrighty then!
Doing good deeds makes you feel great, but when you're a celebrity, you get the added benefit of making major news each time you perform one! Donnie Wahlberg left his second massively generous tip at a Waffle House restaurant in July, following a similar generous act in June. "My mom waited tables, and my dad tended bars — for years! So, when I walk into a #WaffleHouse, and the staff treats me like a king, you better believe I treat them like queens! Thanks to the team at @wafflehouseofficial Charlotte, NC! ❤️," Donnie captioned a pic of himself with employees and the $2,000 tip he left on his $82 bill.
Picking a baby name is a big deal — and if you're a celebrity, you have access of hoards of followers willing to offer an opinion! "Teen Mom 2" star Kailyn Lowry took advantage of her following this month when she tested out potential baby names via Twitter — putting one of her top monikers to a vote. Unfortunately for Kailyn, 78 percent of voters weren't fans of her pick, Murphy.
Dancing for a dollar? How about $1,000? Jamie Foxx was recently at a club in Los Angeles and announced an impromptu dancing contest. The prize? $1,000 out of his own pocket! A partygoer told the New York Post that Jamie truly did hand out the cash after crowning two winners, gifting them each with $500.
Usually, regular folk can gain weight without the whole world watching, but when you're a reality star, you don't have that luxury. Shannon Beador from "The Real Housewives of Orange County" found that out the hard way when she was forced to address her 40-pound weight gain on Instagram before haters and bullies started voicing their opinions.
Bona fide superstar Britney Spears has been selling out her Las Vegas "Piece of Me" residency since 2013, but all that money isn't just going into her pockets. The star has also been raising money for the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation along the way and recently donated $1 million to the organization. The money will be used to open their Britney Spears Campus, a facility to help pediatric and adult cancer patients in the region.
Celebrities are no strangers to inventing fragrances, but Paris Hilton has gone one step further. The star, who already has a fleet of perfumes (22 to be exact) under her belt, announced that her latest scent — Rosé Rush — is meant to smell like rosé wine. Her 23rd scent will be retailing for the bargain price of $60.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have finally unloaded their New York City loft — and the price tag was more than most of us will make in a lifetime! The former couple's home recently sold for $10.7 million, but that was in fact not even close to what the stars initially listed it for back in 2010. The apartment ended up going for $4 million less than the original asking price.
Running into an ex is rough for anyone. But running into an ex and then having paparazzi waiting to snap your reaction? That's a definite downside of fame that just happened to Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. The former couple were recently on the same flight from France to Los Angeles, with Kristen accompanied by her new girlfriend, model Stella Maxwell. Photogs were waiting to catch a glimpse of them once they landed. Though there's no word on whether they had any interaction on the long flight, the "Twilight" stars left the airport at different times and showed no signs of distress.
Reality stars aren't typically known for receiving major paydays, but Todd Chrisley seems to be changing that. The "Chrisley Knows Best" star, whose show is on USA, is reportedly in talks with a major production company to sign a $75 million deal. Yep, the patriarch of the Chrisley family might be making bank well beyond what his reality TV peers rake in thanks to several shows he's pitching. And the amount he receives could exceed that figure, according to Us Weekly, since there could also be "backend participation" that nets him even more money.