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15 Foreign-Born Celebrities You Thought Were American

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Learning about foreigners can be so fun. Taylor Swift is still dating Calvin Harris who is a DJ from Scotland. Wait, what? Calvin Harris is from Scotland? He’s not from Los Angeles or some other place that produces a lot of DJs. Come to think of it, he’s not the only foreigner Swift has dated. There was Harry Styles from One Direction who was born in Redditch, Worcestershire. That sounds like a delicious place to live. It must be where they came up with that condiment called Worcestershire sauce that is made of barley malt vinegar and tamarind extract. These celebs are also foreign-born.

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There is sex and the city. Then there is Kim Cattrall and a British city. The Guardian reported that Cattrall moved back to Liverpool when she was 11 years old and she fell in love with acting through a relative who worked for the BBC. “I didn’t want to get married and I didn’t want kids. I knew I wanted to act,” said Cattrall. She maintained close ties to Liverpool and her family there. She currently lives in New York.

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If you like “Nashville” and country music shows then you might know who Clare Bowen is. She is the actress who plays the character named Scarlett on “Nashville.” But she is not from Nashville and she is not even from America. Bowen was born in Australia and lived in Stanwell Park on the South Coast of New South Wales. In an interview with CMT, Bowen opened up about cyber bullies. “People will create trolls. Basically, it’s hate through recreation,” said Bowen.

 


That’s right, Calvin Harris was born Adam Richard Wiles in Dumfries, Scotland. According to the good ol’ Wikipedia, he attended Dumfries High School and stacked shelves in supermarkets before he became famous. The next boy you see at the local Target or Albertson’s could be a future star who steals the heart of Taylor Swift with his electronic music remixes and Armani underwear photoshoots. He lives like an American now since he lives in a Beverly Hills compound according to Variety.

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Australians do very well here. Just look at Iggy Azalea. It’s too bad about her backlash though. She won’t get to be in a new western drama pilot called “Edge” alongside a fellow Australian. Ryan Kwanten will get to star in that western which is being produced by Amazon. It will be based on a book by author George Gilman, according to Sydney Morning Herald. Kwanten was born in Sydney.

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No way! Damian Lewis shaved off his iconic facial hair for the series “Billions.” He has been filming the show in New York City, according to Just Jared. He previously won an Emmy Award for his role as Nicholas Brody on the show “Homeland.” Lewis was born in St. John’s Wood in London. He had the best of both worlds since he visited America every now and then as a child to visit relatives.

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Lucy Punch was that hilarious teacher in the movie “Bad Teacher.” Remember when she said, “Shut the front door” in front of Cameron Diaz? Then she tried to steal Justin Timberlake’s character away from Cameron’s character. She had such a great American accent. Punch was born in London and dropped out of University College to become an actress. She plays a prostitute in the movie “She’s Funny That Way” and will be in the movie “The Meddler.”

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Karl Urban doesn’t have much of an accent as Leonard McCoy in 2009’s “Star Trek” and the 2013 sequel to that movie. He also sounded American as “Cupid,” son of Aphrodite, in the show “Xena: Warrior Princess.” But he is actually not an American. He was born in Wellington, New Zealand. He married Natalie Wihongie in 2004 and they lived in Auckland, New Zealand. Now he’s with Katee Sackhoff and he’ll be in the third “Star Trek” movie with Chris Pine.

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Ellen DeGeneres was born in America but her wife was not. Portia De Rossi was born in Horsham, Australia. In 2013, De Rossi even took DeGeneres to Australia and showed her around. There were pics of them at the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. According to Daily Mail, Ellen tweeted, “Portia’s finally getting to show me her beautiful country.” They even went on a ferry ride and saw cute koalas. That is too cute.

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Tammin Sursok plays Jenna Marshall on “Pretty Little Liars,” but she is also hiding a pretty little secret about her homeland. She was born in Australia! She was involved with the Sydney Youth Musical Theatre where she acted, sang, and danced. She also got an agent in 1999 and was on an Australian series called “Home and Away” in which she played a rebellious daughter. She was in a movie this year called “Bound & Babysitting.”

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Dominic West was on “The Wire.” This was an American show but he is not American. He was born into a Catholic family of English and Irish descent in Yorkshire. He also married into Irish royalty in 2010 with his wife Catherine Fitzgerald. She is the daughter of Desmond Fitzgerald, 29th Knight of Glin. Daily Mail reported that Dominic and Catherine had to sell her ancestral home of Glin Castle in April because it’s too expensive to maintain.

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Congratulations are in order for one of the sexiest DJs in the world who are not named Calvin Harris. Idris Elba became the first Maxim cover model for their September fashion issue! He wears a black leopard-print funnel coat on the cover. The editor-in-chief Kate Lanphear told Racked, “We’ve never in U.S. Maxim history had a man on the cover solo. This is the very first time, and there was no one else in the world more bad-ass than Idris.” Elba is from London.

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Sarah Jessica Parker is going to be in a new BBC drama called “All Creatures Great and Small.” But fans of the show “House” would be more interested to learn that she will share the screen with Hugh Laurie, who is from Oxford, England. The story is about a veterinarian and his adventures rescuing farm animals and pets in the fictional Yorkshire village of Darrowby. If you have HBO, you’re in luck since they will air the series.

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Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis won an Academy Award for his role as an American president in the 2012 movie “Lincoln” and he is not even an American! That’s how good of an actor he is. He was born in London to a poet named Cecil Day-Lewis and an actress named Jill Balcon. His father was also the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom. Last November he was formally knighted by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.

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If you like the song “Cheerleader” by Omi then you have the same musical taste as Daniel Sharman who also likes it, according to Empty Lighthouse Magaine. Sharman was on season two of “The Originals” and filmed the movie “Albion: The Rise of Danann.” Sharman also is going to be in a CBS show called “LFE” about residents at a New York hospital where he will play a talented surgical resident. Sharman grew up in Hackney, London.

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Theo James is in the movie that rhymes called “Divergent: Insurgent.” Of course the makers of the series had to split the finale into two parts just like “The Hunger Games.” They are such copycats in Hollywood! So lovers of Theo will get to see a lot of him and Shailene in “Divergent: Allegiant Part 1” and “Divergent: Allegiant Part 2.” Theo plays Tobias “Four” Eaton and will play the husband of Dakota Fanning in a movie called “Franny.” Theo is originally from Oxfordshire.

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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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