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Awkward Child Stars that Became Incredibly Hot Adults

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I remember as a 12-year-old tripping over my feet with legs that seemed too long. My elbows were constantly bruised from me knocking them against doorframes and narrow hallways. I felt awkward all the time, and I remember crying and wondering if it would last forever. I got to go through this stage of my life in relative anonymity. Can you imagine being on television every week, even if you had just gotten braces on, even if your raging hormones decided it was time for an acne breakout that made you look like you were attacked by angry bees?

Luckily these stars outgrew their awkward childhood bodies to become insanely hot adults. I didn’t fare as well as some of these guys, but I also don’t have a bank account that makes me immediately more attractive.

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1 – Lindsey Lohan
Lohan was an awkward but adorable kid in The Parent Trap. She is all grown up and her figure filled out, making her a knock-out. She is shopping around a reality show called Nerd that is rumored to resemble Punk’d.

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2-Jerry O’Connell
O’Connell played a chubby pre-teen named Vern Tessio in the 1986 Rob Reiner film, Stand By Me. He is now a Hollywood heartthrob who play the father in 2016’s A Mermaid’s Tale.

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3-Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez starred as an adorable sidekick on Barney and Friends. Gomez later snagged the lead in the Wizards of Waverly Place and Spring Breakers. Still going strong, the lovely Latina recently her album, Revival.

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4-Candace Cameron Bure
This Full House star shed her awkward self-consciousness and drop some baby fat to become a gorgeous woman. She has the leading role in a Full House redo sans the Olsen Twins.

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5-Alex D. Linz
He starred in Disney’s Max Keeble’s Big Move and has now made some big moves with a full-grown hunky body. He hasn’t had a major movie in awhile, but we should expect to see him again.

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6-Daniel Radcliffe
The star of Harry Potter has come a long way since his broken glasses and faulty wand stole our hearts. Radcliffe has chosen some wonky roles in recent years, including that of a flatulent corpse in Swiss Army Man. Those piercing blue eyes graduated from earnest child to hot adult.

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7-Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato also got her big break with the purple dinosaur, and she has had one of the longest-running careers in Hollywood. Lovato got her second big break when Disney cast her along with the Jonas Brothers in Camp Rock. her career has been going strong ever since. Her waiflike figure and mysterious smile make her a knockout.

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8-Alyssa Milano
She was cute but all arms and legs on Who’s The Boss, but Milano has been her own boss for a long time. She is an actress, director and entrepreneur with a very long resume, smoking hot abs and killer smile.

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9-Alexa Vega
Vega was the spunky older sister on Kids movies, where she place a super-nerd as part of a family of spies. Vega’s latest film was Sleep Away, and her promo shots show a body with nothing to hide and perfect eyebrows.

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10-Daniel Curtis Lee
Lee starred as geeky Simon from Nickelodeon’s Ned’s Declassified. He grew up and now he is as GQ as you can get outside the pages of the magazine. Lee packs a wallop of sexy and is still active on television and film, including guess roles on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

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11-Lacey Chabert
The Party of Five star was an argumentative outcast with a very distinctive voice. Since then, the petite actress has grown into a raven-haired beauty with come-hither eyes. Along with continued film success, Chabert voice numerous robot and space-themed animated characters.

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12-Tyler Posey
Posey played Jennifer Lopez’s son 2002’s Maid in Manhattan. Fast forward to today, and he is a super-sexy werewolf in the hit TV series Teen Wolf. Now, that is something I could howl about.

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13-Tatyana Ali
Ali was Wil Smith’s smart, pert little sister on the Fresh Prince of Bel Aire, but she is in the spotlight now as an actress and R&B artist with flawless skin and great curves.

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14-Jonathan Lipnicki
Remember Rene Zellweger’s son with the glasses about four sizes too big from Jerry Maguire? That little guy grew up and is coming back into the spotlight with perfect abs that leave the ladies drooling.

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15-Nicola Peltz
Nicola debuted in a 2006 Christmas movie called Deck the Halls, then landed a lead role in The Last Airbender. She now has a sexy, and somewhat creepy, role on Bates Motel.

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16-Josh Peck
He was the funny, chubby brother in Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh, Peck slimmed down and had a style makeover, and now he is not only still working, he a fiercely handsome hunk.

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17-Danielle Fishel
Topanga from Boy Meets World was every boy’s dream girlfriend, innocent, funny and supportive no matter what happened. Now, Fishel has revisited the Topanga role, but she is all woman and one that man probably still dream about.

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18-Matthew Lewis
Clumsy, shy Neville Longbottom did not often get the girl in the Harry Potter series, but now Lewis is a Hollywood hunk whose new movie, Terminal, and loads of projects he has been in since Hogwart’s.

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19-Zac Efron
Efron hit some high notes in Disney’s High School Musical, but soon he will hit the beach in the Baywatch movie. The soft teen heartthrob has become a hard-bodied movie star.

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20-Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Who didn’t crush on Zack Morris in Saved by the Bell? Morris grew into a 6-foot-tall, soulful-eyed ladykiller. His current projects include a role on the series Pitch. Personally, he can throw whatever he want my way.

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21-Emma Watson
I really didn’t want Hermione to grow up. I loved that character and envied her confidence. Watson certainly has come into her own. Most recently, she stars as Bell in a new take on Beauty and the Beast. She is a stunner in Belle’s iconic yellow gown.

These are just stars that started out cute, but awkward and who found beauty and grace as insanely hot adults. It gives me fresh hope for my still lazy elbows, although I have rather given up on the rest!

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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.

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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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