10 Stars Who Kept Their Baby Daddies Secret (And 6 Who Tried But Failed)

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It’s not easy being a single mother. And it’s arguably harder still to be a famous single mother. Of course, it’s not just Hollywood that shares the mentality that pregnant women and babies are fair game for public scrutiny.

It’s no wonder that some celebrities want to keep the public out of their family affairs. In 2018, the nuclear family is a myth. A baby doesn’t need one parent of each gender to have a happy, healthy upbringing. But that doesn’t stop inquiring minds from prying. When a romantically unattached star announces they are pregnant, the people must know who else was involved. And sometimes, these mothers-to-be quite rightly don’t feel like sharing.

The women (and 2 men) on this list made a choice to keep the particulars of their conception private. Some of them were successful in their attempts. Others were legally forced to spill the beans or it came out after a romantic reconciliation. In some cases, paternity is all but public record. A few women just got tired of fending off the question. Whatever the case, even celebrities have a right to raise their children however they see fit.

Here are 10 Celebrities Who Kept Their Baby Daddies Secret (And 6 Who Tried But Failed).

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16 Stars Who Lost Roles Due To Pregnancy

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Though women struggle for equality in every line of work, Hollywood may be one of the most egregious examples of the gender divide. Procreation is a literal fact of life, and yet, pregnancy undeniably effects the type of work actresses are able to land.

There are all sorts of ways a production can hide a pregnancy including wardrobe, and shot angles. TV shows with established characters will often make such concessions for their actresses, or a film will delay production to wait for its lead to give birth. But it’s not uncommon for a producer to make a different call.

When a 1996 jury ruled in favor of pregnant soap actress Hunter Tylo for wrongful termination, the defense attorney had no remorse, saying, “If nothing else, this decision will cause producers to pay even more attention to the wording of their contracts.”

The actresses on this list all lost a role because they decided to bring a new life into the world. No matter how you slice it, it’s never going to be something that a male actor will have to deal with.

Here are 16 Actresses Who Lost Roles Due To Pregnancy.

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21 Stars Who Hid Their Pregnancies From The World

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Even Hollywood’s biggest stars are entitled to their privacy. Especially when it comes family matters. Pregnancy can be a particularly sensitive subject due to myriad complications that could arise at any point. It’s only natural for people who want to keep that information private for as long as possible. But if you think it’s hard for private citizens to keep such a huge secret, imagine the lengths to which celebrities must go when their lives are under constant scrutiny.

The bigger the celebrity, the harder it is to keep prying eyes away from their growing baby bump. Kudos to these 21 famous who women managed to conceal their conception from nosy journalists and the paparazzi. Their reasons for keeping it quiet vary. A few of them were biding their time before dropping killer announcements. Some had no trouble waiting until they could tell people on their own terms. Others were unwittingly outed by careless co-workers before they were ready to tell the world about their impending infants. Regardless, no matter how hard they tried, there would come a day when their bodies would spill the beans for them.

A handful of particularly skillful ladies managed to have babies in hand before anyone was the wiser. Find out which sneaky celebrities are among the 21 Stars Who Hid Their Pregnancies From The World.

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18 Stars Who Are Banned From Other Countries

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It might seem like celebrities get special treatment wherever they go. But all the money and fame in the world means nothing when an entire country decides they aren’t welcome.

Stars like Richard Gere, Harrison Ford, Bjork, and Jon Bon Jovi are all too familiar with how easy it is to get banned from China. All you have to do is publicly support Tibetan independence or the Dalai Lama. Canada doesn’t take kindly to DUIs which means that a good chunk of Hollywood elite, including 50 Cent, Michelle Rodriguez, and even native son Keanu Reeves are technically forbidden from crossing into The Great White North.

The actors and musicians on this list all found themselves eighty-sixed from their destinations for a variety of reasons. Often, the ban is politically motivated, particularly in nations that are ruled by strict religious law. Sometimes, the star’s over-the-top behavior is to blame. Occasionally, the celebrity in question has been convicted of a crime that the country’s government can’t abide. As far as border control is concerned, a platinum record or hit movie does not trump a police record.

Whatever the reason, it has usually resulted in the star having to cancel public appearances and change their travel plans posthaste.

Here are 18 Stars Who Are Banned From Entering Other Countries.

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15 Shocking Things You Didn’t Know About X-Men: The Last Stand

x-men-the-last-standThe X-Men franchise revolutionized the superhero film. Before the beloved Marvel characters came to the big screen, there wasn’t much in the way of pathos in superhero films. That all changed when director Bryan Singer took a shine to the civil rights analogies inherent in the X-Men universe.

Singer took the story deeper into the xenophobia realm with X-2, dealing with Stryker and Magneto’s genocidal absolutism vs. Xavier’s desire to find the middle ground. At the time, the complex social commentary was unparalleled in the genre. The studio clamored for a third installment of the series with Singer at the helm. But when Singer got a better offer to cross the cinematic aisle to a DC film, X-Men: The Last Stand was left without a director.

Eventually, the studio hired Rush Hour director, Brett Ratner. Fox has since produced plenty of successful reboots since and the franchise is still going strong over a decade later, but X-Men: The Last Stand remains a blight on the franchise.

The entire production process was fraught with strife and drama. In the end, it was an awful lot of trouble for a film that would be forgettable if it weren’t so memorably awful.

Here are 15 Shocking Things You Didn’t Know About The Disastrous X-Men: The Last Stand.

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