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
Lady Gaga waves as she walks across the tarmac upon arrival in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, July 9, 2011.   (AP Photo/Dean Lewins, Pool)
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(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.

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