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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Can You Believe These Celebs Are Turning 50 This Year?

It can be easy to not see celebrities as actual people. The temptation to view actors and musicians as nothing more than their forever-young movie characters, song lyrics and magazine photos is all too real. But they are people – flesh and blood humans with very real ages. And as every year passes, they grow older, just like everyone else. The difference is they age in the entertainment spotlight, where bad angles and poor lighting can’t be avoided, yet somehow they seemingly manage to remain untouched by the sands of time. We’ve compiled a list of your favorite celebrities who are turning 50 in 2019. Warning: It might be hard to believe!

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Here’s Who Your Favorite ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Is Dating In Real Life

HBO fantasy epic Game of Thrones is best known as a show that brilliantly incorporates violence and drama into a complex plot line – and for killing off everyone’s favorite characters when they least expect it. But amid the chaos that consumes Westeros in this medieval fiction, there are some notable love stories: Jon Snow and Ygritte; Ned and Catelyn Stark; Jaime and Cersei Lannister – and more recently, Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. But have you ever considered who the stars that play these characters are dating in real life? We’ve compiled a list, and you might find some of the pairings surprising.

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The Way They Were: Celebs Reflect on Relationships Past

They say hindsight is 20/20, and certainly it would seem that a little time and distance has given these celebs a little clarity when looking back on their past high profile relationships. Sure, in the moment everyone wants to play nice and no one is pointing any fingers, but after taking time to reflect, these stars are revealing what really went down in their relationship. Turns out making it work is hard, even in Hollywood. And breaking up in the spotlight seems to be even harder. Thankfully, years after all those hurt feelings have faded, there’s some lessons these A-listers would like you to learn.

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