18 Stars Who Are Banned From Other Countries

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.

Read the list at Screenrant!


Hammer to Nail Review: How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town

(The 2016 Slamdance Film Festival is in full swing and we have boots on the ground as well as eyes on screener links for the whole festival! Stay tuned to Hammer to Nail as reviews start rolling in…)

Writer/Director Jeremy LaLonde (Sex After Kids) returns below the belt with his second feature, a bit of good, dirty fun called, How to Plan an Orgy in a Small TownAs the result of a humiliating sexual encounter, teenager Cassie Cranston (Jewel Staite, TV’s Firefly) is almost literally run out of her small Canadian hometown of Beaver’s Ridge. Twelve years later, she reluctantly returns to tie up loose ends after her estranged mother’s funeral and finds that her former peers still hold a grudge. You see, following her exit, Cassie moved to the Big City, and published a scathing piece, exposing Beaver’s Ridge as a wretched hive of wasps and repression. Her article went viral thanks to a literary connection with the town, drawn by her mother, an “Ann of Green Gables” type author, who erroneously depicted the place as wholesome and idyllic. In the years that followed, Cassie gained more notoriety as a sex columnist, further mortifying the conservative townspeople.

What her former peers don’t know, is that Cassie isn’t quite as sexually adventurous as she lets on. And what Cassie doesn’t know, is that the people she grew up around are capable of more open-mindedness than she gave them credit for. Alice (Katharine Isabelle, Ginger Snaps), Cassie’s former best friend, is in the process of exploring her sexuality as she tries to wrap up a divorce with her reluctant husband, Bruce (Mark O’Brien). Heather (Lauren Lee Smith, TVs The L Word) wants to get pregnant ASAP so that she can catch up with the rest of the housewives, and treats her sad-sack husband, Adam (Ennis Esmer), like little more than a baby batter dispenser. And Chester (Jonas Chernick), just finds it difficult to get laid when he feels like he already knows everyone around him. So, for various reasons, they all agree to plan the titular orgy, with Cassie as their guide. She, in turn, will make it the subject of the contractually obligated book she is long overdue writing…

Read the rest on Hammer to Nail!