14 Insane Celebrity Purchases

Ben Affleck uses his $2.5K rug ... as a bath mat
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2012 7:16 AM CDT
Ben Affleck, director, producer and a cast member of the film "Argo," waves at the premiere of the film at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Oct. 4, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Celebrities: Sometimes they're just like us; other times ... well, not so much. Celebuzz rounds up 14 totally outrageous celebrity purchases that will remind you, you're not one of them:

  • A pushy sales guy in Turkey convinced Ben Affleck to purchase a $2,500 rug ... but with no place else to put it, it ended up becoming a bath mat by Affleck's tub.
  • Speaking of tubs, Mike Tyson spent $2 million on one once.
  • When Bono left his hat in Italy, he did what any normal person would do: spent $1,700 on a plane ticket—for the hat.

  • Daniel Radcliffe's indulgence: A $17,000 mattress.
  • Lady Gaga spent $50,000 on a meter meant to ... keep away ghosts.
  • Victoria Beckham's iPhone 4 is made of 24 karat gold, and cost her $35,000.
  • Kim Basinger may take the cake: She once purchased an entire Georgia town for $20 million.
Click for the complete list, which includes a celeb who spent $100,000 ... on a pair of leggings. (Read more Ben Affleck stories.)

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