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Black Friday Inspiration: The Most Bizarre Celebrity Purchases

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Black Friday is just around the corner, with plenty of deals gearing up the holiday season. Though most of us are excited to save on big purchases, these celebrities thought money was no issue for their grandiose purchase. Instead of following these five celebrities’ lead on Black Friday, you’ll hopefully end up with some cash still in your pocket after the shopping spree.

Katy Perry Gave Russel Brand A $200,000 Ticket To Space

Celebrity couples likely spend a little more than we do on each other’s gifts. But, Katy Perry really outdid herself with the gift she bought for then-fiance Russel Brand’s 35th birthday. Perry bought him a personal ticket into space from Richard Branson’s spaceship company, Virgin Galactic. Since Perry and Brand have divorced, it’s unclear as to whether he kept this gargantuan gift or if Perry will be the one taking the space voyage.

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Kim Basinger Bought Braselton, Georgia

Kim Basinger was a proud Georgia native and decided to show her love for the state by purchasing $20 million worth of land in Braselton. She had plans to modernize the agricultural town with tourist attractions but had to sell her shares due to bankruptcy. However, her initial investment surely helped Braselton become the thriving town it is today.

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Nick Cannon And Mariah Carey Built A Willy Wonka-Like Candy Room For Their Kids

It’s no shocker that celebrity kids receive a little more spoiling than most of their peers. However, Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey really took the cake by building a custom candy room in their house for their kids to enjoy. The huge playroom was set up exactly like a candy store, with hundreds of sweets organized into different drawers. Nick and Mariah have since split, but their kids Monroe and Moroccan still get to enjoy their candy dreamland.

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Celine Dion’s Had A $2 Million Humidifier For One Hotel

Celine Dion stayed and performed at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from 2002 to 2005. Because of this exclusive contract, she had a couple of changes made to the stage. One of the more lavish accommodation was a $2 million humidifier that hung above the stage, misting the air as she performed. It was said to “preserve her singing voice in the harsh desert climate.” The only celebrity that could top this lavish expense is up next.

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Nicolas Cage Bought A $276,000 Stolen Mongolian Dinosaur Skull

In 2007, Cage found the true National Treasure, for Mongolia at least. After a long bidding war against Leonardo DiCaprio, cage purchased the $276,000 67-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus bataar skull. However, he eventually had to surrender the rare find because it was actually stolen from Mongolia by a fossil smuggler.

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She Went From Trapped In Her Own Body To Dancing With The Stars

Victoria Arlen was born just before her triplet brothers. As such, the young girl was always an ambitious and energetic trailblazer. Always active, she took an interest in sports – particularly swimming and dancing – from a young age. She dreamed of winning gold medals and dancing with stars. Then, at age 11, disaster struck. Out of nowhere, Victoria became a prisoner, trapped inside her own body, in a nightmare that seemed to never end. She could see and hear, but didn’t have control over anything else. Victoria worked tirelessly to escape from her nightmare against all odds, and went on to grab headlines and inspire lives everywhere. Was she able to overcome her dismal condition? Read on to find out.

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These Celebrity Doppelgangers From The Past Have Us Seeing Double

Time travel is a mystifying concept. Much like the idea of extraterrestrial life, it has captured the human imagination for as long as we have existed. Today, it’s at the forefront of famous movie plots, most famously ‘Back to the Future,’ and pops up in late-night conversations about the universe and meaning of life. As of now, scientists have not been able to confirm whether traveling through time is possible, and though there isn’t any kind of hard evidence that proves human beings can time travel, these photos of celebrities alongside what appear to be them in other time periods will sure make you wonder.

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Is It Even Christmas If You Haven’t Seen Die Hard Yet?

The Holiday Season is upon us and you know what that means – time to watch Die Hard! Your televisions and movie theaters are probably already flooded with cheesy Christmas movies, and the radio is just Mariah Carey’s “All I want For Christmas Is You,” but there’s one thing that we can all agree on, Die Hard is a perfect piece of holiday cheer. We know the debate has raged on for nearly 30 years: Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? We’ve done the leg work (watched Die Hard so many times we’ve lost count) and we have the definitive answer. Yippee ki-yay it’s Die Hard season!

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