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15 Celebs With Secret Side Jobs… Who Knew?

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A job is a job. The economy still isn’t that great. People have to take what they can get! The awards and Twitter followers are not enough for these celebs. They need more money, more clothes, and more professional validation. If you were a celebrity, wouldn’t you want to use your fame in order to get as many money-making opportunities as you could? You don’t even have to answer that. Next time you use an app to catch a ride or go to the checkout line, don’t be surprised to see your favorite celeb in a place you didn’t expect. Here are the celebs who have been hiding their secret side jobs from you and you never even knew it.

source: salon.com

source: salon.com

How many celebrities are neuroscientists with a doctorate from UCLA? The number is probably very small. There is at least one celeb who is such a thing and that is Mayim Bialik, according to Kentucky.com. Last year, Bialik even came to Morehead State University to speak about her life and passions. Before she went on to star in “The Big Bang Theory,” Bialik had taught neuroscience for five years! This is a job for science.

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Tony Danza was an actual high school English teacher on A&E’s “Teach.” His students spoke to Oprah.com about their experience being taught by him and the results were mixed. “On ‘Taxi,’ Mr. Danza’s character was not the smartest guy so it was a little confusing how he could play such an incompetent role and then be a teacher,” said one student named Chloe. The principal also had her doubts but eventually everybody warmed up to him as a passionate teacher.

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This will be a secret for the people who don’t watch the DIY Network show called “Vanilla Ice Project” since there are at least a few people who watched professional house flipper Vanilla Ice film his fifth season. According to Palm Beach Post, Vanilla Ice flipped a house in the Florida town of Lantana last month. He bought it for $1.4 million, increased its value by another $1 million, and plans to sell it for $5 million.

source: mirror.co.uk

source: mirror.co.uk

If you fight the law, then the law will win. Don’t even think about fighting action hero Steven Seagal. He was sworn in as a sheriff’s deputy in New Mexico two years ago, according to El Paso Times. A year before that, Seagal was a part-time deputy in a West Texas county called Hudspeth. Seagal recently played a contract killer who encounters a girl on the run from a mob boss in the 2015 movie “Absolution.”

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He was Mr. Chow in “The Hangover” and Senor Chang in the show “Community.” Ken Jeong will always be a beloved doctor to his former real life patients, though. “Internal medicine was my specialty – basically general practice with an emphasis on adult medicine. During the day, I was a doctor. At night, you know, I was a comic. And it was really just to let off some steam. If just became my golf, you know, in many ways,” Jeong told NPR.

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Jessica Alba is the founder of a company called The Honest Company. You can buy a bunch of stuff including organic and eco-friendly baby products from her, according to the New York Post. There are also personal care products like diapers, baby wipes, sunscreen, and soap. “There wasn’t a brand that really spoke to me as a modern woman, a brand that was transparent, that used unquestionably safe ingredients, but also was effective,” Alba told Forbes.

source: mirror.co.uk

source: mirror.co.uk

If you start a rock band or rap group, maybe you could hit up Kiefer Sutherland for a record contract! Kiefer opened his own label called Ironworks Music. Last month, the band Lifehouse shot to the number one spot on the Billboard independent albums chart with their new album that was issued through Ironworks Records and Kobalt Label Services. The album is called “Out of the Wasteland” and also went to number three on the top rock albums chart!

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He’s bringing sexy back along with fast-casual barbecue chains! Justin Timberlake founded the restaurant Southern Hospitality which has three locations in Colorado, according to Bizjournals. The purpose of this place is to bring authentic Memphis barbecue to the city. Now there is another restaurant called Carve which will open on South Colorado Boulevard. This concept will use five or six hand-carved proteins and a variety of dishes that are good for paleo diets.

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Sandra Bullock isn’t just an Oscar-winning actress, she is also a restaurateur. Bullock opened Bess Bistro in Austin, Texas back in 2006. According to On Location Vacations, this restaurant serves up andouille sausage, pork belly benedict, macaroni and cheese, grits, and fresh pastries. Bullock’s voice can be heard in the movie “Minions” where she plays the villain named Scarlet Overkill who needs help stealing the British crown jewels. Hopefully they put Minion-themed foods in the restaurant as well.

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source: standard.co.uk

Even if he is a “Harry Potter” star, it doesn’t hurt to have a realtor father as well. Imagine setting up a meeting with Ron Weasley to buy a property in Hertfordshire! It’s a Hogwarts fan’s dream come true. Weasley’s company is called Eevil Plan Properties. However, his wealth brought certain struggles in his social life. According to Mirror, he said, “It took me a while to figure out whether someone was genuine or they had ulterior motives.”

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According to Curbed, Jeremy Renner has flipped more than a dozen houses since 2002 with his partner Kristoffer Winters. The latest house was in the Hollywood Hills below Runyon Canyon. Isn’t that the canyon where a lot of trendy celebrities go running? Where do we sign up? The house once belonged to filmmaker Preston Sturges who made “The Lady Eve” and “The Palm Beach Story.” Renner was able to add about $3 million to put the house on sale for $4.7 million.

source: salon.com

source: salon.com

Who ya gonna call for your voice acting needs? Dan Aykroyd will come to your rescue. The actor from “Ghostbusters” and “The Blues Brothers” was also a voice actor for the movies “Antz,” “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return,” and “Yogi Bear.” According to AV Club, Aykroyd will be in the new “Ghostbusters” movie starring Kristen Wiig. The movie will also feature Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, and Kate McKinnon. If there’s something strange in the neighborhood, call those actors from “Saturday Night Live!”

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One of the latest collections to hit the stores of Dubai this year was a swimwear line from Elizabeth Hurley. According to Ahlan Live, the Spring/summer 2015 Elizabeth Hurley Beach collection has bikinis in animal prints, neutral hues, and bright solids. “I decided to venture into beachwear not only because I’ve always been obsessed with holiday clothes, but also because it’s an area where women, regardless of shape or size, can either look amazing or really get it wrong,” said Hurley.

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If you thought Benedict Cumberbatch couldn’t get any more beloved by his fans, then look away. He officiated a gay wedding in Ibiza, according to NY Daily News. Who knew Cumberbatch was an ordained minister? The ceremony took place on top of a cliff at the Hacienda Hotel Ibiza and a view of the Mediterranean Sea was in the background. He is now doing a play called “Constellations” on the West End.

source: mirror.co.uk

source: mirror.co.uk

DJ, play that song louder in the club or whatever the kids these days call it. If you want to know who the hottest DJ is these days, then ask Idris Elba. You can also book Idris Elba for your next birthday or bat mitzvah if you have enough money and connections. According to Western Gazette, Elba played a set at Glastonbury Festival 2015 alongside Four Tets and Grandmaster Flash.

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Dr. Oz: “I’m Very Concerned About the Corona Virus, Here’s Why”

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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. 

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Big Brother Contestants Make How Much on the Show?!?

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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.

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Single Mom Irina Shayk, Happy Single

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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.

Better Apart:

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.

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