It’s that time again! Time for Wonderwall.com to check in and see how the stars are living very different lives from the rest of us, starting with this insane story… The whole world watched Oprah Winfrey’s jaw-dropping interview with Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry on March 7. It soon emerged there was a surprising breakout star from the tell-all — the patio chairs. Yep, the chairs that Oprah and the royals sat on during the CBS interview quickly sold out. Even crazier, the outdoor furniture has another celebrity link: They were designed by former “Brady Bunch” star Christopher Knight! The Christopher Knight Home Burchett outdoor chairs, which cost $554 for a pair, were snatched up from online retailers including Amazon, Target and Overstock, according to Page Six. Keep reading to see other ways celebrities are nothing like us this month…
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Ever sell an old painting at a garage sale? When you’re a superstar, your paintings fetch just a bit more than the average Joe’s. Case in point? Angelina Jolie, who on March 1 sold a painting by Winston Churchill that was originally purchased back in 2011 — reportedly as a gift from then-love Brad Pitt — for an astounding $12 million. The former U.K. prime minister’s artwork, the “Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque,” fetched more than triple its high estimate of $3.5 million via a Christie’s of London auction, setting a new sale price record.
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All kids love to pull off prank calls. But if your dad is super-famous, you might have access to a more impressive rolodex of numbers. U2 frontman Bono’s daughter, “Behind Her Eyes” actress Eve Hewson, opened up about a certain boy band star she used to prank call — Justin Timberlake. Yep, in March, she confessed to “This Morning” that she stole her dad’s address book. “I tried to prank call a few people, but Justin picked up, so we asked him trivial questions from the back of a cereal box,” she said.
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When it came time to find the perfect setting for the home of Zamunda’s royal family in Eddie Murphy’s latest movie, “Coming 2 America,” filmmakers turned to another famous person to borrow his fancy mansion. So who really owns the impressive house seen in the film? Rick Ross! The rapper’s estate in Fayetteville, Georgia — a 45,000-square-foot mansion with 12 bedrooms and a dining room that can fit 1,000 people, which all sits on on an impressive 235-acre lot — served as the fictional palace of Zamunda, Yahoo! Entertainment reported. Before Rick, boxer Evander Holyfield called it home.
Who doesn’t love to keep mementos from good times? Ludacris sure does — though his souvenirs are a little fancier than the rest of ours! The rapper revealed to talk show host Conan O’Brien in March that he’s taken home something from the set of every installment of the “Fast and the Furious” franchise that he’s been in… and his souvenirs are cars! He explained, “on every single ‘Fast and Furious,’ I bought one of the cars that was in the movie” with one exception — the one that took place in London since the steering wheel was on the other side of the vehicle.
We all know how sought-after an Hermes Birkin bag is. So when Birkenstock sandals were made from destroyed Birkin bags, we knew they’d undoubtedly be pricey. But the actual cost will shock you. The average person couldn’t get their hands on them or afford the massive price tag. Guess who could? Kylie Jenner, who snagged a pair of the “Birkinstocks” that are available to purchase by request and ring up at between $34,000 and $76,000.
Most of us have been working from home over the last year, but a certain famous couple actually moved themselves on to a set. “The Walking Dead” star Jeffrey Dean Morgan, actress wife Hilarie Burton and their kids relocated to the set of his popular show while he filmed season 10 — setting up their family in a former co-star’s TV house while shooting during the coronavirus pandemic. Hilarie opened up about their unique living arrangements with Interview magazine at the end of February, explaining, “… to keep us safe for the filming, they had us quarantined living in the neighborhood that ‘The Walking Dead’ shoots in.” The move might sound fancy, but it wasn’t exactly a cozy setting, as she shared, “Alexandria is a little subdivision of houses with a big, huge wall, and it’s apocalyptic. There’s trash everywhere, and the water tower and all the sets that you see on television. We lived in Rick Grimes’ house. There were bullet holes in my child’s closet door.”
We all have hobbies, but Rod Stewart takes his a bit more seriously than the rest of us. The musician has an impressive model railway set that recently made headlines after he needed to move it 5,000 miles from Los Angeles to the United Kingdom. This specific set happened to be a 23-foot wide replica of a 1940s United States city that reportedly required seven shipping containers to get it overseas — but there’s no word on that price tag.
“Ridiculousness” star Rob Dyrdek takes living healthy seriously — so seriously, in fact, that he shelled out $14,500 for a very special health device. The former pro skateboarder opened up his home to Page Six in February and revealed his best positive energy and healthy living tips, which includes a one-person Somadome, a spaceship-like device where Rob heads when it’s time to do a guided meditation. During the tour, he also pointed out his citrine crystals, which he credits with an “extraordinary explosion of wealth.” Sign us up!
When did you wear fake eyelashes for the first time? We bet “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Margaret Josephs has you beat! In March, the Bravo star revealed she started wearing fake eyelashes at age 4. In a Bravo Insider Exclusive makeup tutorial video, the now-53-year-old star explained, “I know that’s very young to get started, but I was a little pale and I knew right away what would make me look better when I got to kindergarten. I haven’t been single since the age of 5.”
It turns out that running for president without a successful fundraising campaign arm costs a pretty penny. In February, it was revealed exactly how much Kanye West shelled out for his 2020 campaign: $13.2 million, and that included $12 million of his own money. The rapper ran as a member of the Birthday Party after announced his ill-advised run in July.
While she films “The Voice Australia,” Rita Ora is staying at a home most people could only dream about! The British singer is reportedly paying $30,000 a week to live in a five-bedroom three-story waterfront home with views of Sydney’s harbour. Among the other amenities in the gorgeous house? A swimming pool and floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
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