Crazy Things Celebs Blow Money On

Bono has a really special hat

By Sarah Whitmire,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 16, 2011 10:40 AM CDT

(Newser) – We were about to tell you not to judge these celebrities for their absurd extravagances ... but we won't. The Frisky reminds us how the other half lives with a list of nine of the craziest ways stars have spent their cash:

  • Victoria Beckham’s Birkin bag collection: A Hermes handbag is serious stuff—each one costs $9,000 to $150,000. But Posh's collection gets bonus points for extravagance: It's rumored to be worth close to $2 million.

  • Nicolas Cage’s dinosaur skull: He’s got a pyramid tomb, two castles, and a whole bunch of other stuff he can’t afford, but Nic Cage also has a $276,000 dinosaur skull ... and was reportedly in a bidding war with Leonardo DiCaprio over the artifact.
  • Bono’s misplaced hat: U2’s lead singer was in Italy, but a hat he wanted to wear was in London. No big deal. He just bought it a $1,700 plane ticket and flew the chapeau to him.
  • Lady Gaga’s ghostbuster: Turns out pop goddess Gaga is afraid of ghosts, which is almost as unbelievable as the $50,000 she allegedly dropped on "some EMF-meter" to keep evil spirits away.
Click for the complete list. Just wait til you see how much Beyonce spends on tights.

Lady Gaga waves as she walks across the tarmac upon arrival in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, July 9, 2011.
Lady Gaga waves as she walks across the tarmac upon arrival in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, July 9, 2011.   (AP Photo/Dean Lewins, Pool)
Victoria Beckham at London's Heathrow Airport in a March file photo.
Victoria Beckham at London's Heathrow Airport in a March file photo.   (AP Photo/PA, Steve Parsons)
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