Uh, oh J-lo. A couple of days ago, our dear Jennifer Lopez was spotted buying heaps of Fendi furniture, sporting new rings that gleamed with diamonds the size of tennis balls. Apparently she hasn't gotten the memo that the US is currently in a financial crisis. Needless to say, J-lo has certainly evolved from her Jenny-from-the-block days. The good news is that her over-the-top spending patterns aren't a reflection of all celebrities' habits. Many celebs have come up with their own, creative solutions to deal with the economic crisis.
When CGG asked Sarah Silverman to give some advice on how to act during these unpredictable financial times, she put it bluntly: "Don't buy stuff...even if you see something you like, walk away." Instead of spending dollars for fun, Jeremy Clark of the New York Giants recommends spending time with loved ones. He previously told CGG, "In times of trouble, people should have their family to lean on." Even playboy magazine's Hugh Hefner has made big changes in his business. To keep his wallet fuller in these tough economic times, he's cut down on his supply of, ahem, "ladies." (Hopefully, now, they're looking for other jobs that have nothing to do with bunnies) Instead of dining at expensive restaurants, Amy Adams told CGG that she's cooking at home more often. She enjoys playing chef for her friends and family. Natalie Portman and Rashida Jones came up with CGG’s favorite simple solution: play with puppies!
Celebrities aren't the only people making these impressive changes to their lifestyles. President Barack Obama has also cut the spending. On his first day in office, he gave pay cuts to previously high paid government employees. "Families are tightening their belts," Mr. Obama said, "and so should Washington." Smart words, Mr. President! Madame Jennifer should take a cue from the rest of the world; return those "rocks that you got," and live on a budget, creatively!
Submitted by Shamsa Mangalji and Caroline Kotter