They can sing, dance, act, and look good. But can they predict the weather with their body parts? Remember that heartwarming scene in “Mean Girls” when Amanda Seyfried’s character says, “I can stick my whole fist in my mouth! Wanna See?” Then Lindsay Lohan’s character says, “No no no. Anything else?” Seyfried as Karen replies, “Well. I’m kinda psychic. I have a fifth sense. It’s like I have ESPN or something. My breasts can always tell when it’s going to rain.” Nobody saw that coming and it was so bad it was good. Your favorite stars have hidden talents that they have never shown anybody, until now!
Demi Lovato is double-jointed and can twist her arm all the way around. She went across the pond on the show “Chatty Man” and showed it. Maybe she’ll be busting out some double jointed moves at her upcoming marriage with Wilmer Valderrama. Hollywoodlife revealed that the wedding could happen in 2015 or 2020. That seems like a huge window of time to be planning this thing. It might not happen.
Bob Dylan was known for such civil rights anthems as “Blowin in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin’.” Few people know that he loves to make iron art. “I’ve been around iron all my life ever since I was a kid. I was born and raised in iron ore country – where you could breathe it and smell it every day,” said Dylan to Time. You know, steampunk is very trendy right now. You could do iron steampunk art!
Love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage. That was the theme song for a show which Ed O’Neill used to be on. He played a shoe salesman called Al Bundy and is now on “Modern Family.” Now this shoe salesman is kicking butt with a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and demonstrating on Youtube videos. “He holds the head up, he pulls it to his chest and from here he can crank the elbow up and bust you up,” says a dangerous O’ Neill.
Colin Farrell can two-step like nobody’s business. Farrell taught line dancing at a pub in Ireland called Break for the Border. The pub invited Farrell back in 2014 and he said yes. “Well it will be a better role than Alexander, that was a load of pox. I haven’t been there since 1997 and it will be nice to get me hole in the jax again. I’m really looking forward to it but if one more person in Dublin puts brown sauce in my tea, jasus, I’ll have to dance on them!” said Farrell.
Baby, you’re a firework, but Pierce Brosnan is a fire eater. In 1969, he went to an acting workshop and was taught by a fire eating instructor. Brosnan must have gotten good at it since he created a circle show and got discovered by a circus agent who had him work for three years! One time, he had an accident where the fire came back into his mouth and his mouth had blisters after that. It sounds like a painful talent.
Geena Davis is a real-life Katniss Everdeen. She was one of 300 women for a semifinals berth in the US Olympic archery team in 1999. She also participated in a Funny Or Die video and said, “I was in “A League of Their Own.” As an archer, I’m in a class of my own.” She also holds up two pictures of Merida and Katniss and sayd, “Ladies, you’re welcome for the inspiration.”
Vanilla Ice wasn’t just a rapper. He was also a talented jet ski racer. He supposedly became interested in jet ski racing because falling in water is safer than falling off of a dirt bike, which was his former love. He soon had a Kawasaki sponsorship and became the 6th best jet ski racer in the world, according to What Culture. He tweeted back in May, “Good times at the JetSki races.”
This is the next episode of Snoop Dogg. Snoop Dogg founded the Snoop Youth Football League in 2005 for inner-city kids. One of the alumni of this program is a player for the Denver Broncos named Ronnie Hillman. “That’s the greatest feeling in the world when a kid calls you coach. I became a more humble, more caring individual who has more of an ear to hear what’s going on,” said Snoop to CBS News.
The martial arts skills of Taylor Lautner aren’t so hidden if you pay close attention to his “Twilight” roles. There’s a lot of physicality and athleticism in those glistening veins. In 2009, he showed off his Karate skills when he beheaded a cardboard cut-out of Kanye West in an effort to make it up to Taylor Swift. He felt bad about not being able to defend her when the famous mic-stealing moment occurred.
This could be a talent as well as an alter ego. Bruce Willis, a lover of harmonica-playing, released an album in 1987 called “The Return of Bruno.” The Huffington Post reported how Willis also had a deal with Seagram’s Golden Wine Coolers where he sang into a a bottle of Seagram’s Golden Wine Cooler. Thankfully, Willis had the movie “Die Hard” come out after that and his career was catapulted into Hollywood.
Ed Helms plays a mean banjo. It’s so mean he formed a band called “The Lonesome Trio” with Ian Riggs on bass and Jacob Tilove on mandolin. Twenty years ago, they started the band while they were students at Oberlin College, according to their site. They played at porches, yards, and basement keg parties. “The particular sound and voice of The Lonesome Trio might be described as rootsy, bluegrass-ish, Americana, or even a little bit cowboy,” says Helms.
Susan Sarandon really loves ping pong. Last May, there was a movie she starred in called “Ping Pong Summer” in which she plays a town weirdo who is a pingpong champion. “I’m not a competitive person, so I’m not one of those people who gets hooked on something and plays it constantly. So I”m just not very good,” said Sarandon. She’s good enough to have reportedly beaten Jimmy Fallon!
Neil Patrick Harris has performed magic tricks on the Ellen DeGeneres show multiple times. He once mentally bent a spoon and made a light bulb break. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Hollywood’s Magic Castle and won the Tannen’s Magic Louie Award in 2006. The award is named after the founder of the oldest operating magic shop in New York City. He could be on a show called “How I Met Your Magician!”
What do Japanese weapons have to do with the cast of “Glee?” One of the cast members knows how to wield a sai! The sai is a pointed metal baton with two curved prongs projecting from the handle. In Okinawa, police used the sai to arrest criminals. Chris Colfer playfully battled Conan O’Brien to show off his impressive sai handling skills. Maybe there will be a lethal fight scene with Kurt and Blaine in a future episode of “Glee.”
Harrison Ford isn’t just Indiana Jones. He can take you places you ain’t never seen. Like a butterfly in the sky, he can go twice as high. He once rescued a hiker named Sarah George after she was dehydrated and couldn’t move off a mountain. ABC News reported that he piloted his Bell 407 helicopter and and picked up George. The hiker barfed in the hat of an EMT worker. “I can’t believe I barfed in Harrison Ford’s helicopter,” she said.
Dr. Oz: “I’m Very Concerned About the Corona Virus, Here’s Why”
While coronaviruses have been known to medical science since the 1960s, few have been anywhere near as dangerous as this new one from the market in Wuhan China.
A coronavirus is typified by its protective shell which resembles a crown or a halo under a microscope. That is where it gets its name. The average coronavirus does little more than cause the symptoms of the common cold, sniffles, cough, flu-like symptoms and so on. Part of the reason that these viruses are so hard to prevent from causing millions of colds each year is their protective shell. They can remain on a surface for hours, sometimes days, before they begin to lose structural integrity. But few trigger symptoms as severe as this one known as 2019-nCoV.
Dr. Oz had this to say about what has become known as the Wuhan Coronavirus, “It’s alarming, this is the big news today, the Chinese leadership is starting to say ‘this incubation period is a lot longer than we thought.’”
If this report is true, it means that many, many more people may be infected than have been reported- or even anticipated. It means that people could be walking around, infected, and not even know it- not taking precautions and spreading the virus everywhere they go. That means anyone who has recently returned from the area around the Wuhan market, where the outbreak started, could be carrying the disease.
At the time of this writing, the total enumerated infection count is over 1,800. The total deaths are approaching 200. Other researchers are suggesting that this virus has a rapid mutation rate. That is particularly terrifying because it is what made the HIV-AIDS virus so difficult to treat.
At present, the World Health Organization had laid down a series of suggestions to help people avoid infection.
They advise that anyone who may come into contact with the virus should:
- Wash their hands frequently
- Maintain good sanitation on and around all frequently used objects and surfaces
- Avoid centers of mass travel such as airports
- Sneeze and cough into the elbow or a tissue
- Take immunity-boosting supplements like vitamin C
The source of the infection is believed to have come from a specific market in Wuhan, where live animals were kept in stalls for sale and trade. Researchers believe the virus came from either a snake or a bat. The initial cases of illness were reported in December 2019 by employees of the Wuhan market. That market is now shut down for the foreseeable future.
As health officials struggle to understand the virus and contain its progress, other researchers are asking even more startling questions. The shell of this virus is similar to the shell of a virus created in a university research lab in 2015 at the University of North Carolina. What’s more, there is a known military biological weapons lab in Wuhan China.
If these reports are true, it could have serious implications, not only for global health- but for relations between the US and China.
Big Brother Contestants Make How Much on the Show?!?
Big Brother has been a wildly popular, dramatic reality TV game show since 2000. Audiences are captivated by the twists, the turns, the strange alliances, and the betrayals. The show is based on a Dutch program with the same premise which also became wildly popular in Spain and Germany before the reboot came to America.
As the US version grew in popularity, the producers eventually made it possible for fans to watch the contestants on a non-live streaming video feed available 24 hours a day seven days a week. Yes, the contestants on Big Brother are now on display to be viewed by anyone in the world at every waking moment. How they avoid getting caught in their all-togethers or during toilet breaks, we don’t know. Maybe they have certain camera-safe areas to which they can retreat.
Later on, the house the Big Brother contestants live in was stripped of all communication devices- depriving them of contact with the outside world. That is- except for the live feeds the public has unfettered access to. So, if one of them was being held hostage, we suppose they could let us know.
So the question came up of, how much do the contestants really earn? By playing the game they have the chance to make friends, or enemies, become Internet sensations, and to win half a million dollars. But, given everything they have to put up with; being ripped out of their lives, possibly losing jobs, experiencing the anguish of betrayal- all while being on public display- do they get anything else?
According to a report by Reality Blurred, a site that follows the happenings of reality TV stars, programs, and related matters- the contestants “[…] receive $750 per week that they’re in the house.”
Any pay they receive while in the jury house is harder to account for since nothing about it appears on the contract. However, it is believed that contestants receive consolation prizes during their time out of the main house. It also seems reasonable that the consolation prizes received in the jury house should be worth at least $500 since keeping them away from other gainful employment for less than that would be near to slavery. (We’re looking at you, jury duty.)
However, while the big prize on Big Brother is a cool half-million on top of what the contestants earn as their weekly salary, in reality- they have much more to gain in Internet stardom.
Many former Big Brother players have gone on to lucrative careers as influencers on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media sites. While any gains from that are unlikely to be as exhilarating as half a million in fast cash- the best of them certainly earn more than that over the long term.
So, it would appear that our curiosity MacGuffins on Big Brother are at least doing as well as someone earning minimum wage- while essentially fooling around Truman Show style.
Single Mom Irina Shayk, Happy Single
Those in the public spotlight seem to be an open book. Their every move seems to is covered by gossip sites. Their whereabouts are nearly always and it seems as if we are updated on who’s dating who and what luxurious vacation they are on.
That’s why it is surprising that Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper kept their relationship under wraps for so long, dating all the way back to 2015. The couple was first spotted together after the actor and model were first seen in 2015. Cooper split from Suki Waterhouse and Shayk ended her five-year relationship with soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.
The couple was first seen together at a Broadway show, then shortly thereafter, the White House Correspondents’ dinner. Things seemed to move quickly from there. Within months the couple moved in together, soon they announced they were expecting.
Work Gets in the Way:
Irina, who has been quiet about her relationship and breakup with Bradley Cooper, recently spoke up about their relationship.
The couple ended their relationship in 2019, on the heels of the release of the stars’ remake of a Star is Born. The on-screen chemistry between Bradley Cooper and his co-star, Stefani Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga, sent tongues wagging. Rumors were raging that the two co-stars were in a relationship based on their pationate adaption of the film.
Irina set the record straight in some recent interviews about the end of their relationship. According to Shayk, the couple hadn’t been getting along for quite some time. After the baby was born, Shayk was hoping that Cooper would put their family first and slow down his busy working schedule. She was secretly hoping that after A Star is Born was released and the promotional tour was over, he would spend more time at home. That was not the case.
Irina, 33, was ready to settle into family life. This included getting married and more children. But the marriage never happened, and Cooper’s work schedule was as busy as ever.
Irina felt that her expectations weren’t met and she didn’t have the commitment level she wanted from Cooper. Shortly after the Award season in June 2019, the news broke that the couple had split. Irina had taken baby Lea and moved out of the couples Los Angeles home.At first, the separation was thought to be temporary. Both partners have decided that they are better apart than together.
The couple continues to co-parent their daughter, but it seems like the couple are happty being apart. They both seem to be quite content focusing on their child and carreers.
Irina recently said that “life without Cooper” and being a single mom is “new ground.” She also said that just because two people are great on their own, they are not always good together.
Irina is a strong woman, and while she often feels overwhelmed being a single-mom, she’s ready for the challenge. Both parents are dedicated to doing what is best for their child and are curently working on a visitation schedule.