We all secretly love when celebrities’ lives take a sudden turn and stop being so perfect, right? The main reason for that is because we kind of envy them. From how much money they have, to how big their houses are, and how loved by everybody they are – they seem to have it made. But sometimes, things would happen that would show us that just because they’re famous, doesn’t mean they’re perfect. Celebs can be controversial, scandalous, diva-ish, demanding, and way too extra. These characteristics are what makes them spend a lot of money on stupid things instead of doing something smart and safe with that money. But hey, why help fight poverty when you can get Louis Vuitton trash cans and bathe in a solid gold bathtub, right?
So, here are 15 times celebrities were being way too extra.
15 When Lady Gaga Bought A Ghost Detector Worth $50,000
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Lady Gaga is most known for her amazing vocals, catchy songs, and her eccentric outfits. She is considered to be one of the best singers and performers these days for a reason. Gaga has sold over 146 million singles worldwide, has won six Grammys so far, and was also nominated for an Academy and an Emmy award. So, in other words, she's filthy rich (her estimated net worth is around $275 million) and she can afford buying dumb stuff she'll probably never use.
One of the things she bought is an Electromagnetic Field meter that detects ghosts. Why would she need such a thing, you might wonder? Well, apparently, Gaga is petrified of ghosts and has had every hotel she's stayed in scanned for ghosts. I guess this makes her feel safe (even though it probably doesn't work), which can be worth the money, but still, $50,000?!
14 That Time Kim Kardashian Used Louis Vuitton Trash Bins
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The Kardashians are one of the most known families in the world. Whether we like it or not, and their brand only keeps on growing, which means two things: they're getting richer and richer every day — and they're not going anywhere anytime soon. So if you're one of those people who doesn't like them, you better start getting used to them.
Anyhow, as I said, they're stupid rich, so the fact they can buy unnecessary junk shouldn't come as a surprise. Earlier this year, Kim Kardashian shared a photo of two fancy Louis Vuitton trash cans via her Snapchat and Instagram stories and people were shocked. I mean, we all low-key expect her to buy tacky stuff like this, but for some reason, we get surprised and shocked time and time again.
13 Have You Seen Paris Hilton's Dog Mansion?
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Before we had Kim Kardashian, there was Paris Hilton. You know who I'm talking about, don't you? Paris was the ultimate party-girl and "it girl” of the early 2000s. While she's moved on from that title, we'll always see her as that hotel heiress who loved to party with Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie. But she's over that lifestyle now. Nowadays she’s a business woman and DJ. She's got her own very successful line of fragrances, which are over 2.5 BILLION dollars in sales, by the way! Oh, and as a DJ, Paris earns up to $1m for a single DJ set... With an estimated net worth of $300 million, she doesn't have to worry about ever being broke. Nor do her dogs!
In the photo above is a mini replica of Paris' Beverly Hills home, which she had made specially for her dogs. And, as you can tell, the dogs are loving it (so would I, if I were a house pet).
12 When Kim Basinger Bought Herself A Town
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Some rich people love spending their money on fancy things such as branded clothes, expensive cars, multiple houses etc... While others choose to spend their money a little differently. You know, like on buying towns...
Actress Kim Basinger, who is mostly known for her Oscar winning role in L.A. Confidential, bought a small town of Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. Apparently, she got the idea of buying that town after being stuck in a traffic jam and then seeing a sign that said, "Braselton: If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home by Now." She wanted to turn the town into a tourist attraction which would include movie studios and film festivals, but that never really happened. This "small" purchase of hers actually led to her filing for bankruptcy. Eventually, she sold the town for only $1 million and officially declared bankruptcy.
11 Did You Know Mike Tyson Owns A Solid Gold Bathtub?
Mike Tyson is also one of many celebrities who doesn't know how to spend (or save) their money. Exhibit A: when Tyson was married to Robin Givens, his first wife, he bought her a $2 million bathtub. I know what you're thinking, how can a bathtub be so expensive? Well, it has to be that expensive when it's made out of solid 24 karat gold. But let's move to exhibit B, shall we? Tyson also bought three white Bengal tigers. Each of the tigers cost $70,000 to own, plus the food and taking care of them is an extra $200,000 a year! Oh, and let's not forget an animal trainer Tyson had to hire, which cost him $125,000 a year.
In the end, he ended up bankrupt, which doesn't surprise me, to be honest. I think it's safe to say that Mike Tyson has more money than sense, unfortunately.
10 Kanye West Bought 10 Burger King Franchises For Kim Kardashian
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Ah, look it's the Kardashians again. Well, Kanye is not a Kardashian in theory, but he sure did start acting like one, if you ask me.
Anyhow, Kanye is on this list for a reason — he's way too extra, just like every other celebrity on this list. You see, a few years ago, when Kim and Kanye were still just engaged, he bought Kim 10 European branches of Burger King as a wedding present (y'all, get a man who'd do this for you).
People from Burger King didn't know much about the purchase, but they did offer to cater the wedding. "Burger King Corp. is familiar with the recent news stories regarding Kanye West and Kim Kardashian,” a Burger King's spokesperson said in a statement to NME. "We are unaware of any purchase of BURGER KING® restaurants made by either Mr. West or Ms. Kardashian, but we’re available to cater the wedding!"
9 What About David Beckham Buying His Wife A Toy Worth $1.8 Million?
Just like every other person on this list, David and Victoria Beckham also have too much money on their hands, which they don't know how to spend. Instead of buying dumb useless things, these celebrities should maybe give some money to charity, you know, to help the poor and unfortunate. Just a thought...
Now, back to these two. Back when Posh Spice was pregnant with one of her kids, David bought her a toy... a very, very expensive toy: a $1.8 million adults-only toy.
I have a few questions about this purchase, obviously. Was it really necessary to get her such an expensive product? Didn't they have something cheaper? And, why did she need one? Couldn't he just do what she needed without the use of a toy?
8 Obviously, Beyoncé Doesn't Like Regular Barbie Dolls
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Okay, here's the thing! Beyoncé is not just like every other singer in the music industry — she's Beyoncé; you know what I'm saying? She's much more talented than the other singers, she's a better performer than the others, and she's definitely more successful. She's the most successful female singer in the industry, if you ask me. And all of that means only one thing: she's filthy rich! She's so rich, in fact, that she decided to buy her daughter, Blue Ivy, a special $80,000 diamond-encrusted Barbie, because regular Barbies are for the poor, I guess.
"They wanted her first birthday to set the tone for the rest of her life. They work hard for their money and the first thing they want to spend it on is their baby girl," a source revealed.
Look, I love Beyoncé, but I'm totally against this. Why can't she teach her kid to be modest instead of spoiling her with expensive gifts?
7 Oh, And Beyoncé Poured A $20,000 Bottle of Wine Into A Hot Tub
Oh, you thought I was done talking about Beyoncé? You were wrong! Just FYI, I don't hate her, I'm actually a fan, but I'm just trying to be objective here, okay?
Queen B and her hubby, Jay Z, have a combined net worth of $1.16 billion and counting (according to Forbes). But what are they doing with that money? They're basically spending it on irrelevant things, if you ask me. Just take a look at the photo above and you'll see Beyoncé pouring a $20,000 bottle of wine into a hot tub. WHY? Why is she doing that? I know that most of you will say "it's her money and she can do whatever she wants with it." And while, yes, that's true, I just wish she would do something better with that money. There are so many people who are sleeping in the streets and starving out there, while she's spending tens of thousands of dollars on wine that she doesn't even drink...
6 Katy Perry Surprised Her Then-Husband Russell Brand With A Trip To Outer Space
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If you're a rich and successful celebrity, here's an advice: don't spend the money you worked for on your partner's wishes, because eventually, you'll probably break up. Come on, we're talking about Hollywood here! If there's one place that's known for drama, feuds, and divorces, that's definitely Hollywood. Katy Perry knows what I'm talking about. The "Roar" singer bought something unique for her now ex-husband Russell Brand for his birthday — a $200,000 ticket to space.
It's an interesting idea, if you ask me, but also a very expensive idea. She should have gotten him something cheaper and more intimate perhaps. Maybe they'd still be together now, if she had bought him something a little less extra. This way, not only did she end up husband-less, but she also wouldn't be $200,000 poorer.
5 Nicolas Cage: A Haunted Mansion, Dinosaur Skull, An Octopus, And Two King Cobras
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Nicolas Cage is probably the worst of them all when it comes to recklessly spending money on stuff that are not really useful or needed. Seriously, he has bought so many weird things that we could make a whole article about them alone. Anyhow, Nicolas Cage owns two albino cobras (because why not?), a dinosaur skull worth $276,000, a private island, and a comic book collection worth $1.6 million.
That's A LOT of useless things and A LOT of money forever gone. Seriously, what does he even plan to do with all that stuff? I guess he can use the dinosaur skull as Halloween decoration, and the cobras are supposed to be his pets, I assume? Let's just hope they don't escape from their terrariums and bite him.... That'd suck because, you know, they're venomous.
4 Ariana Grande Loves Being Carried 'Like A Baby'
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Ariana Grande is known for her great vocal abilities and catchy tunes. I mean, people even proclaimed Ariana as the new Mariah Carey, which Mariah did not approve of, of course. You might be wondering why I'm talking about Mariah Carey here, right? Well, it's simple. As I said, Ariana has been compared to Mariah for quite some time now, and I want you to see how similar two of them really are.
We have all heard those rumors about Mariah Carey being a diva, right? Well, rumor has it that Ariana Grande is just like that! Apparently, Miss Grande doesn't like to walk a lot, so she enjoys being held by bodyguards or staff often. Just look at the photo above and you'll know what I'm saying (and there are more photos like this all over the Internet). Seriously, her level of being extra is crazy high, if you ask me.
3 Bono Bought A $1,700 Plane Ticket For His Hat
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Each of us probably have one piece of clothing that we like a bit more than the rest of our wardrobe. That one item can be literally anything, from favorite pants, sweaters, earrings, etc. Well, it seems that singer Bono is just like us, because his favorite piece of clothing is his hat, without which he can't perform. That is why Bono paid over $1,500 for a plane ticket for his hat, which he forgot in London once. A source explained, "Including $300 (GBP200) insurance and tips, he spent about $1,500 (GBP1,000) flying it out - but that's nothing compared to the amount he'll have raised on the night. It was tricky telling the drivers and British Airways what he was after, but it all worked out."
I mean, I understand that he loves his hat a lot, but paying that much money just to get it flown from another city is just crazy!
2 Posh Spice Bought A $33K Gold iPhone
First it was a very expensive toy, then it was a golden iPhone. Yeah, Victoria Beckham really enjoys expensive stuff, right? I mean, who even owns regular iPhones these days? Exactly — only mortals! But as a celebrity, Victoria thought she had to be better than us, so she got a golden iPhone worth tens of thousands of dollars.
To be honest, if I were as rich as the Beckhams are, I'd probably own an iPhone worth $33,000, too. Why not?
Oh, and if you think Victoria Beckham married David so she could spend his money, then you are very wrong. You see, Victoria Beckham was already a superstar—thanks to the Spice Girls—when she met David Beckham, who was just starting his soccer career. In other words, she had more money than he did when they started dating.
1 Celine Dion Has A Water Park In Her Backyard
What you're seeing in the photo above is NOT an amusement park that is available for everyone who has a few bucks in their pocket. Nope, this here is actually Celine Dion's backyard.
You see, several years ago, Celine Dion bought an estate in Florida. Of course, the place was huge, much bigger than actually necessary. There are three massive pools, a twisting slide, and a lazy river, that are just some of the features of Celine's Florida home. Now, if you're anything like me, you're probably wondering how much this home cost Celine: $20 million (although the estate is actually worth much more than that amount).
This looks amazing, it really does, but isn't this just way too much? She has probably never even swam in these pools. And her kids won't be young forever. Seriously, what ever happened to modesty?