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.

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18 TV Stars Who Couldn’t Make It In Movies

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It’s hard to believe now, but there was a time when films were considered infinitely more prestigious than television.

There was almost no crossover between TV stars and movie stars. When a television actor “graduated” to feature films, it was a massive achievement. If all went well, as it did for Bruce Willis and George Clooney, they would never again appear on the small screen. If a film star did show up on television, it was either stunt casting for a popular show (i.e. when Julia Roberts did an episode of Friends) or else it spelled certain doom for their career.

But then television got good. Shows like The Sopranos and The Wire were so impactful and cinematic that the lines between mediums began to blur. In this brave new world of streaming, there’s almost no difference between TV and movies besides running time. And yet, there are still some TV actors who can’t seem to cross over to celluloid.

It’s difficult to say why this happens. Whatever the reason, it means they won’t be getting those big paychecks and sweet summer jobs. Most of the actors on this list are still doing fine, and will probably pop up on our televisions indefinitely. You just won’t see them at a theater near you any time soon.

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15 Celebrities Who Died In Freak Accidents

brandon-lee-the-crow-aaliyah-queen-of-the-damnedThe death of a beloved celebrity will always grip the hearts of fans, and send a ripple of despair across Facebook. But if these popular performers were getting on in years or were known to make precarious life choices, their passing is not necessarily a surprise.

What we are never prepared for are the freak accidents. One minute, they seem perfectly fine, and then suddenly, they’re just gone. Often times, they just got profoundly unlucky. Occasionally, they were being uncharacteristically reckless. Sometimes, there’s a bit of mystery surrounding the events and it’s entirely likely we will never know the whole story.

It’s a bittersweet easement of the pain for mourners to have someone to blame in these cases. But the guilty parties are not always clear-cut or even possible to identify. As awful as it is to think about, sometimes it’s just pure happenstance that prematurely ends the lives and careers of our adored entertainers.

Whatever series of unfortunate events that led to the shocking demise of these 15 celebrities, they all have one thing in common: their stars were snuffed out far too soon and they are sorely missed. Be careful out there, friends.

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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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15 On-Screen Siblings Who Fell In Love Off-Screen

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Love triangles and relationship overlap abound in Hollywood. It’s not at all uncommon for actors to develop feelings for their co-stars. If they’re playing love interests or a couple, the authentic chemistry between them can elevate their performances. But sometimes, not only are their characters not love interests, they’re related!

Okay, so it’s not really wrong for actors hired to play siblings in a movie or TV show hook up. But knowing about their private lives can certainly effect the viewing experience, and fill otherwise typical brother and sister exchanges with creepy undertones. In fact, unless their last name is Lannister or Targaryen, it’s especially important that they’re able to convince audiences they don’t want to tear each other’s clothes off.

These 15 couples were hired to play siblings but, inconveniently, found themselves wanting to play Flowers in the Attic when the cameras stopped rolling. If you think about it, if their real-life relationship seems weird to viewers, then they’re doing their jobs well. On the other hand, most of these couples didn’t last, so maybe they weren’t able to get past their familial feelings in the end.

Whatever the case, here are 15 On-Screen Siblings Who Fell In Love Off-Screen.

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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!

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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!

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