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.

Read the list at Screenrant!

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22 Stars Who Looked Drastically Different Before Fame

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They’re called stars for a reason. To us mere mortals, they seem like untouchable, otherworldly creatures that fell from the sky in their flawless forms. But we’ll let you in on a secret. Even the most ethereal of celebrities were once regular humans hailing from perfectly average places like Bay City and Yonkers. Fortunately for the fans, they also went to high school with other people who didn’t hesitate to plaster their yearbook photos all over the Internet post-fame.

The celebrities on this list had to undergo drastic Hollywood makeovers in order to become the golden gods we know today. It’s not that they weren’t gorgeous to begin with. It’s tough to make it in Hollywood without first scoring high on the beauty standard scale. And, of course, talent goes a long way. But the people on this list had to do something drastic with their looks in order to stand out from the sea of hotties trying to hit the big time.

Though some of them might wish otherwise, these famous faces can’t deny the photographic evidence of their former looks. In some cases, you can still see their origins reflected in their glamorous new appearances. For others, you might not even suspect they were related, let alone the same person.

Prepare yourselves for the astonishing transformations of these 22 Stars Who Looked Drastically Different Before Fame.

Read the list at Screenrant!

18 Celebrity Couples That Broke Up For Shocking Reasons

gwen-stefani-gavin-rossdale-tv-appearanceWhen it comes to the dissolution of a celebrity couple, most Hollywood types like to give the press similarly vague and diplomatic causes for their separation. “Irreconcilable Differences” is a popular catchall phrase that serves to describe the impetus for many Hollywood divorces. It can be a stand-in for all sorts of common relationship enders, such as infidelity, physical abuse, and substance issues. Sometimes, it’s as simple as their individual goals and needs changing or their lives taking different directions. But occasionally, the reasons can be a lot more complicated, and every once in a while, the inciting incidents are downright outrageous.

Some of the couples on this list experienced shocking betrayals by their partners, or succumbed to unusual addictions, taking their loved ones down with them. In other cases, they discovered they didn’t really know each other at all and were appalled to discover the truth about who they married. Sadly, children were often involved, either getting hit by the shrapnel of their parent’s explosive breakup, or occasionally even being the catalyst for the relationship’s end.

Whatever the case, buckle up and hang on to your butts as we bring you some mind-blowing revelations about 18 celebrity couples that broke up for shocking reasons!

Read the list at Screenrant!

SIFF Review: The Family Fang

Jason Bateman is no stranger to the aggravation of selfish, irresponsible parents. On Arrested Development, he played arguably the most put-upon son in television history. Bateman returns to the well for his second directorial outing, adapting Kevin Wilson’s novel, The Family Fang. Bateman and Nicole Kidman play a pair of adult siblings who are developmentally arrested by their childhood spent being the unwitting participants in their parents’ surreptitious public art performances. Think the lesson pranks George Bluth paid J. Walter Weatherman to pull on his children. Only this time, the intent is a lot less explicit and the emotional consequences much less humorous…

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