It’s hard not to get jealous of the fabulous lives celebrities lead. They’ve got the fame, they’ve got the looks, and they’ve got the fortune. But despite the millions they may have now, many of today’s richest celebrities grew up with nothing. Their rags-to-riches stories prove that with hard work, persistence, talent, and a lot of luck, you really can end up in a better place than the one you started in. Check out the stories of 15 famous celebrities who came from nothing.
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It’s not uncommon for celebrity marriages to fall apart. In fact, it’s almost expected. But despite the downfall of many, a few Hollywood relationships have withstood the test of time. Some have made it through reported cheating scandals, divorces, and breakups, and they’ve all had to deal with busy schedules. These famous lovebirds may be divided on the best tips and tricks for happy relationships, but they all have one thing in common: they’ve lasted. Here are the 33 longest celebrity relationships.
One of the perks of being a famed music artist or celebrity is getting just about anything you want. The saying goes “ask and you shall receive,” but some superstars really take their demands to the extreme when requesting the items they want to have in their green rooms, the area where they wait before shows. Some requests may confirm diva suspicions — as with Kanye West’s various requests for a barber’s chair and a Coke and Hennessy slushy machine. But there are some surprising requests, such as an electric scooter, a smoothie station and one rap star who demanded Lunchables. From specific scented candles to organic honey bans, see what the biggest celebrities and music artists ask for backstage.
When it comes to celebrities, most people assume because they’re actors, musicians, or socialites, that they aren’t very bright. However, a surprising number of stars are not only talented, gorgeous and wealthy, but also incredibly intelligent. The average IQ in the U.S. is around 98, but the stars on the following list are so intelligent they put the general public to shame, boasting genius or near-genius IQs. Some even qualify for membership to Mensa. Many of these celebrities possess a flair for academia and have earned degrees from prestigious universities, while others impress with their business acumen and some serious entrepreneurial skills. With only 5% of the population obtaining an IQ score above 125, here are 30 celebrities who surpass that score and are considered true intellects.
Movie characters become iconic thanks in large part to the actors who bring them to life, and it’s often difficult to imagine anyone else in the role afterwards. But some actors are fired from a role, some leave because of other commitments, and some just don’t accept the offer. Some actors regret turning down a project, but others know that it can be the right choice, no matter how popular or critically adored the film might become. Here are 35 iconic characters that were almost played by different actors and actresses.
England’s greatest rock band holds the top spot on the all-time ranking of best-selling artists by album sales, and it looks untouchable on a bizarre list filled with a number of surprising appearances. Here are the 30 best-selling music artists of all time ranked by total album units sold in the US.
There is a reason why so many movies are based on actual events, and that’s because nothing is more entertaining than real life. Granted some are more “inspired” by others and many have debated the true merit of what “based on a true story” actually means. Sometimes it’s a by-the-book incredibly accurate adaptation, and other times, the only thing real about it is that somebody with that name existed. The 23 movies assembled here are ones you’ve probably heard about before, but may not have realized had real elements to them. Some were improved upon, by the film version, while in certain other cases the real story is even more fascinating.
The 89th annual Academy Awards takes place this Sunday. In the week’s leading up to Hollywood’s biggest night, the 25 top Oscar nominees and host — from Emma Stone and Casey Affleck to Jimmy Kimmel — received a pretty sweet swag bag in honor of the occasion. This year’s 26 bags include over $100,000 worth of goodies, with items ranging from a Hawaiian getaway and three-day mansion stay in Northern California to a luxury handbag, maple syrup, and customized Crayola crayons. Keep reading to see what the Oscar nominees received in their swag bags this year.
The Academy Awards are the end-all and be-all for Hollywood actors and actresses. Each year, Tinsltetown’s most talented flock to the award ceremony where they anxiously await the announcement of each winner. While the list of winners is constantly growing, it’s still one of the most exclusive clubs to be a part of in Hollywood. The larger list, of course, is of those who have been nominated. Mixed into the mass are a few rare gems that have been honored with nominations several times over. Before the 89th Academy Awards airs this Sunday, February 26, familiarize yourself with the actors and actresses who have the most Oscar nominations over the years.
Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback of all time. And after last week’s dramatic come-from-behind win in Super Bowl LI over the Atlanta Falcons, Brady now has five championships under his belt. He is also as good as ever at 39 years old, an age when most football players are already retired. Off the field, Brady’s life is pretty fabulous also. Here is how the greatest quarterback of all time makes and spends his millions.
While 2016 was a bummer of a year for a whole host of reasons, no on can deny it was an awesome year for music. With blockbuster albums from established artists like Beyonce, Rihanna, Drake, and Kanye to the coming out party of Chance the Rapper, the Grammy’s (airing on CBS this Sunday), is going to be incredibly competitive. If you’re looking to get a head start on the musical festivities, we’ve collected some of the Grammy nominated albums. Take a look at what you may have missed, and get ready for what’s sure to be an impressive show on Sunday.
The Super Bowl is this Sunday — do you have a game plan ready to feed your hungry fans? Beyond the big screen TV and a cooler stocked with ice cold drinks, this is one party that’s all about the spread. So whether you’re new to throwing a Super Bowl party (congratulations to the Falcons) or you throw one almost every year (time to break out the New England decorations again), we’ve got you covered. Score a touchdown with your family and friends with these tailgate-ready snacks, sandwiches, appetizers, and more.