Former Fox New star banked $60K to introduce fiancé in a short speech

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Wonderwall.com rounded up all the proof that stars are nothing like the rest of us from May and June 2022, starting with this story that’s sure to make your jaw drop… Imagine banking $60K to introduce your fiancé! That’s how much former Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle reportedly took home in exchange for delivering a two-minute speech introducing her husband-to-be, Donald Trump Jr., at the “Stop the Steal” rally that preceded the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., in 2021. On June 14, 2022, CNN reported that, according to multiple sources, the conservative pro-Trump organization Turning Point Action footed the bill for the former “The Five” co-host’s exorbitant speaking fee. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren told CNN’s Jake Tapper of the fee, “I’m not saying it’s a crime, but I think it’s a grift.”

Now keep reading for more proof that stars are nothing like us…

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During an interview with The New York Times that debuted online on June 1, 2022, Kim Kardashian revealed the disgusting lengths to which she’d go to appear youthful. “I’ll try anything. If you told me that I literally had to eat [excrement] every single day and I would look younger, I might. I just might,” she said while discussing her new nine-step skincare line, which will set you back $630.

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Johnny Depp spared no expense while celebrating his legal victory against ex-wife Amber Heard… According to DailyMail.com and TMZ, the erstwhile Jack Sparrow dropped $60K at Varanasi, an Indian restaurant in Birmingham, England, while enjoying a private celebratory meal with more than 20 friends including pal and collaborator Jeff Beck on June 5, 2022. “We made more money from Depp’s visit than we did from our busiest night of the week, which is a Saturday when we have around 400 diners,” the restaurant’s operations director told DailyMail.com, adding that he let the group “have the whole place” to themselves because he was worried the actor “might be bothered by other diners.

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Growing your body hair for work? Only in Hollyweird! During a chat with Courteney Cox for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series — which debuted on YouTube on June 17, 2022 — Faith Hill said that she loathed growing out her armpit hair for her role on “1883.” She stopped shaving “a few months” before she shot the Paramount+ miniseries, she said, calling it a “really difficult” experience. “I don’t laser [my body hair], but I may now so I never have to do that again. It really grossed me out,” she admitted. “All due respect to those who love that — and all that freedom, woo! But for me, I just don’t like it.” Sadly, after all that, her armpit hair didn’t even make it on the show!

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On the June 21, 2022, episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Kim Kardashian revealed that she “had never seen ‘SNL’ before” appearing on the long-running sketch comedy series late last year. “I had gone to one taping of Eddie Murphy … and I’d gone backstage,” she said as Jimmy — who starred on “Saturday Night Live” from 1998 to 2004 — looked increasingly aghast. “I knew what it was. I knew it was so iconic, but I had never [watched it]. I gotta be honest: I had no idea you were on,” continued the reality star, who’s been dating “SNL” star Pete Davidson since they connected on the show in October 2021. “A month after, I was at dinner and Will Ferrell was sitting right next to me. The show had just aired when I was on, and he mentioned he’d seen it. And I literally had to text Pete and be like, ‘Wait, was Will Ferrell on SNL?’ And I was so embarrassed.” For good reason, Kim! What rock have you been living under for the past 25 years?!

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It looks like Dwayne Johnson will be winning the Son of the Year Award this year… again. On June 4, 2022, The Rock took to Instagram to show off the new house he bought his mother, Ata Johnson: “I surprised my mom and bought her a new home,” he captioned a video of his mother holding back tears while touring her new digs for the very first time. “Took me and my design team eight weeks to get it ready, where she could walk through her front door for the very first time and everything she saw was brand new and a total surprise. I’ve been lucky enough to have bought her a few homes over the years, but this one is special as she’s told me over and over these past few years, ‘After a lifetime of traveling, I want this home to be my last. That’s my dream.’ Mom, there’s no greater feeling than to make you happy — welcome home.” He also shared a video of his mom touring her new family room and a clip of her reacting to her new “Smackdown Room,” which is filled with her “treasures” — Dwayne Johnson memorabilia from over the years including posters, trophies, his old football helmet, a wrestling championship belt and more. “This is her favorite room to bring guests to and it’s my least favorite because the last thing I want to do is stand in a DJ shrine while people look around … at all the stuff I’ve done. No thanks,” he joked in the caption. According to the New York Post, the A-list actor dropped $3.48M on the six-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom, 4,400-square-foot home in Encino, California.

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He did it again! On June 16, 2022, Dwayne Johnson took to Instagram to show off the new home he bought for his cousin, wrestler Tamina Snuka. “Hard to explain these emotions for all of us as I led @saronasnukawwe through her new door. This one felt good. Surprise cuz — enjoy your new home!!” he captioned a video of himself unveiling Tamina’s new digs. But that wasn’t the end of his generosity… The following day, The Rock returned to Instagram to reveal that he also bought his cousin a new car: “Now that you got your new house, we figured that you needed a ride. … Enjoy your new car,” he said in a video unveiling Tamina’s brand new matte black Cadillac. “Enjoy your new ride @saronasnukawwe,” he wrote in the caption.

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This is the type of big spending we love to see… On June 15, 2022, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville announced that Dolly Parton recently donated $1M to the organization’s pediatric infectious disease research efforts. “I love all children. No child should ever have to suffer, and I’m willing to do my part to try and keep as many of them as I can as healthy and safe as possible,” the country music icon said in a statement. It’s the second time in the past few years that the singer-actress has made a major donation to VUMC: In April 2020, she donated $1M to the organization’s COVID-19 research efforts.

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PJs for the PJ! On June 20, 2022, Jennifer Lopez took to Instagram to share a video of herself boarding a private jet while rocking a pair of uber-expensive hummingbird-print silk pajamas with massive six-inch Gucci platform heels. According to Page Six Style, the Nahmias separates will set you back a whopping $1,500. She completed her getup with $500 Jennifer Fisher hoop earrings, a $2,800 Valentino bag and, shockingly, Quay sunglasses that cost just $65.

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On May 24, 2022, E! News reported that Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s Italian nuptials likely cost somewhere in the ballpark of $3.5M, with thousands going towards transportation to Italy via private jet, accommodations, catering, floral arrangements, the venue and entertainment. (Andrea Bocelli, who performed during the reception, reportedly banks between $500K and $750K for bookings, while DJ Cassidy, who handled the rest of the tunes, banks between $40K and $75K per gig.) The Kardashian-Jenner clan also donned hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of Dolce & Gabbana couture throughout the weekend. According to Page Six Style, the fashion house earned millions in media impact value via free advertising throughout the multi-day affair.

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On the June 15, 2022, episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Hailey Bieber opened up about moving to New York City to pursue her modeling career when she was just a teenager. In the process, she revealed that Justin Bieber bought her very first TV for her when she moved into her own apartment after she turned 18. (They weren’t even officially dating at the time!) “I was out to dinner one night with Justin, and he was like, ‘So you got your own place, how’s it been? You got all your furniture? You have everything you need?’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, it’s amazing. I love it. I have a couch. It’s great. I have dishes. I have spoons.’ … And he’s like, ‘Well, that’s amazing. Is there anything you don’t have yet? Is there anything you’re missing?’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, I don’t have a TV yet, but I’m gonna get one — it’s not a big deal.’ And he’s like, ‘OK, OK, cool.’ And then he was driving me home, and on the way, he was like, ‘I can’t do this. We gotta go to Best Buy.’ So he took me to Best Buy on the way home, and I was mortified because I’m like, ‘You’re not about to buy me a TV.’ And he bought me a TV!” she recalled, adding that the pop star “carried it upstairs himself, unboxed it [and] did the whole thing.” She went on to say that she still has the TV, which she couldn’t get rid of because the gift from her hubby was “too cute.”

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Mattel celebrated Laverne Cox’s 50th birthday on May 29, 2022, by releasing a special Tribute Collection Barbie doll in her likeness — the very first trans Barbie! “What excites me most about her being out in the world is that trans young people can see her and maybe get to purchase her and play with her, and know that there’s a Barbie made by Mattel, for the first time, in the likeness of a trans person,” the “Orange Is the New Black” alum told People magazine of the honor. Imagine having your very own Barbie … a history-making one, no less!

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He pays how much for WHAT?! On June 7, 2022, Snoop Dogg nearly broke the Internet when he revealed that he pays more than $50K a year for the services of a full-time blunt-roller. After the UberFacts Twitter account tweeted that the rapper “employs a full-time blunt roller who makes between $40,000 and $50,000 a year,” the “Gin and Juice” chart-topper replied, “Their salary went up!!” He added that the pay bump was due to “inflation.”

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On the May 26, 2022, episode of “The Kardashians,” Kim Kardashian revealed that she has “like 30,000 pieces” of clothing from her “different fashion eras” in a storage facility near her home in the Los Angeles area. Cameras rolled as the reality star gave an inside look at her collection — racks and racks and boxes upon boxes of clothing and accessories. “I have so much stuff. … I have thousands and thousands of clothes,” she said, adding that she even kept the items Kanye West infamously told her to get rid of when he cleaned out her closet early in their relationship.

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Alex Rodriguez spent the bulk of June 2022 vacationing with friends and family on the Samurai Yacht off the coast of Italy and France. (See photos here and a video his rumored girlfriend, Kat Padgett, shared here.) According to Page Six, it costs a minimum of $441K to charter the 60-meter Alia Yacht — which sleeps up to 12 guests and 15 crew members — for a week. Must be nice!

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Don’t have the right suit for a special occasion? Why not call up your friendly neighborhood rock star to see if he has anything you might be able to borrow… That’s what Kate Hudson’s brother, actor Oliver Hudson, did for FOX’s Upfronts presentation in New York City on May 16, 2022. “It’s not mine, it’s a friend’s,” the “Rules of Engagement” alum told Page Six Style of his burgundy Gucci ensemble, which he borrowed from Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. “I’m not a suit guy. My suits are, like, from 1834. I don’t have suits. They’ve been eaten by moths. I pull out my suits and I’m like, ‘What the f*** is this? I cannot wear this. So I called Adam and I said, ‘I know you must have suits.’ [He said,] ‘Yeah, come on over.’ He gave me this whole Gucci spread and I feel good.” If only it were that easy for the rest of us!

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According to Page Six, Shaquille O’Neal covered the bill for every party dining at the upscale Chinese restaurant Jue Lan Club in New York City on June 12, 2022. The former basketball champ was reportedly eating with a mystery woman when, according to a source, he anonymously footed the bill for more than 40 tables to the tune of “well over $25,000.” He also left an “extremely generous” tip — “the biggest tip they’ve ever received,” the source said.

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According to Page Six, “Bright Lights, Big City” novelist Jay McInerney brought his own refreshments to PEN America’s Literary Gala in New York City on May 23, 2022. Although the A-list affair at the American Museum of Natural History featured an open bar and full meal service, the writer brought 10 bottles of his own wine — “five bottles of white Burgundy and five of red Burgundy,” he said — and “a ton of caviar.” Explained the “Gia” screenwriter, “I often bring my own wine to these events. Always enough for the whole table.” Bougey!




















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