Kristen Stewart has always been inexplicably popular with a certain set, but this is above and beyond: A Middle Eastern prince paid $500,000 to talk with her for 15 minutes. Vulture spots the bizarre story in a longer New York Times article about Harvey Weinstein and the Sunday premiere of the Weinstein Company's film about the Hurricane Sandy relief concert. It seems the prince offered to make a generous contribution to the relief fund if Stewart would chat with him, and Weinstein eventually convinced her to do so.
"How much?" Stewart asked, in Weinstein's telling of the story. Weinstein went back to the prince, got a number, and then talked him up to half a mil—which the prince gave him upfront, in cash. "And Kristen sits with the guy for 15 minutes," Weinstein says. But things may not be going so well for Stewart: She has a strange bald spot, and the Daily Mail concludes it's because she's so stressed about her breakup with Robert Pattinson. The Stir thinks there's probably a more reasonable explanation, like a nutrient deficiency or even just a bad photo angle.