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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18 Actors You Didn’t Know Overcame Learning Disabilities

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It often seems like the stars lead carefree lives, but they’re more susceptible to human foibles than you might think. Despite the associated shame, learning disabilities are an extremely common occurrence all over the world, and Hollywood is no exception. A reported 2.4 million students have been diagnosed with some form of learning disability.

This list of A-List actors is but a handful of the stars that refused to let a learning disability keep them from realizing their dreams. Among the conditions represented here are Dyslexia (affecting reading, writing, and information processing), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (inhibiting focus and behavior control), and Dyspraxia (causing coordination and language problems).

Despite their prevalence, learning disabilities can feel insurmountable. The lack of support can cause feelings of inadequacy, and hopelessness. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With the help of organizations, tutors, and sometimes in-school resources, LD children can become thriving adults.

In fact, many of these actors credit their brain chemistry for their success. Some even refer to their diagnoses as “a gift”. Perhaps these so-called disabilities only seem that way because society, and particularly the education system, isn’t set up to deal with the brains of these special thinkers.

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20 Hilariously Unflattering Celebrity Mugshots

paul-reubens-double-mugshotMost of the time, celebrities lead enviable lives. They’ve got beauty, money, and success. They drive fancy cars and get star treatment wherever they go. But they’re only human and, as such, they sometimes find themselves in the back of a cop car. Worse yet, their extremely unflattering booking photos are plastered all over the press.

It stands to reason that most people probably aren’t looking their best when they find themselves in trouble with the law. The actors on this list all had a variety of reasons for not nailing that mugshot. Some had cocaine sweats, or were generally rocking that unkempt look. Others couldn’t stop the tears or hide the anger they felt at their situation. In a few cases, they were at the tail end of a breaking point, and that unflattering mugshot had been in the cards for a while. Whatever the case, these celebrities probably wish they could just sweep these embarrassing incidents under the red carpet. Unfortunately for them, the Internet never forgets.

The stars on this list have become cautionary tales. Just walk away from that bar fight. If you’ve been drinking, call a car service. And, most importantly, if you’re enjoying marijuana and a naked drum circle in the privacy of your own home, try to keep it down. Let these 20 celebrity mugshots be a lesson to you!

Read the list at Screenrant!