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Celebs

Kanye West Loves “Rick & Morty”

We knew this before, Kanye West never has minced words when asked what his favorite TV show is, he always says it is “Rick & Morty.” Over the years, Kanye has talked about the show on his social media pages and TV. He says the episodes are so good; it is easy to watch them five times without getting bored.
The “Rick & Morty” TV show is an animated adult science fiction sitcom. It was created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. The TV show can be seen on Cartoon Network during the late hours every day because of its PG rating. The sitcom is about a crazy scientist called Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty Smith who go on different adventures across the galaxies. So far, there are over seventy episodes of the show.

The press caught up with Kanye in NYC. He had come with Kim Kardashian to enjoy the Versace fashion show. Kanye was about entering the venue of the event when he was asked the all too familiar question, “What is your favorite TV show?” and he mentioned the name we have heard for many years.

We wonder why Kanye is so fascinated by this show. The crazy humor and adventures of Rick and Morty are good for a laugh. It is warming to know that Kanye can find time to unwind with such a hilarious show despite his busy schedule.

We won’t be surprised to see a cameo with Kanye on the “Rick & Morty” show in the nearest future. He has made the show quite popular. Last time Kanye mentioned the TV show’s name, the search results online increased because many people were interested in seeing the show Kanye was so passionate about.

We also noticed a bromance forming between Kanye and the creator of “Rick & Morty” Justin Roiland. The two have been communicating on Twitter, and there are plans to hand out. Kanye has also taken an interest in the characters of the show; he posts pictures of Rick and Morty on his social media pages. The special one happened during Kanye’s birthday. His wife Kim Kardashian launched a new Rick and Morty song titled “Kanye’s B Day,” which was originally composed for Kanye’s birthday

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Tech News

Maximizing Resources: Making the Most of Your Old Gadgets

In the ever-increasing pace of the modern world, we are always quick to throw away things that we no longer want or need. High-quality gadgets with decades left of performance soon become consigned to small cupboards, halls, and parts of the house that we simply do not check very often. If you are someone in this position and you find that you tend to make the least, not the most, of the gadgets that you buy, it might be time to take action on that front.

Rather than letting that piece of hardware rot, here are some good ideas to get the most out of every gadget that you have at home just lying around, waiting to be scrapped.

Cheap sound systems

One of the best ways to use an old smartphone is to load it up with music. Rather than filling up your new phone with your Spotify playlists, why not use an old phone and store it all on there instead?

Even older phones will be able to do this without any issue, leaving you with a cheap and easy music player that you don’t need to worry about being damaged, stolen or lost in any way, shape or form. Perfect, right?

Home Security

You could even turn your old smartphone into a CCTV camera at home or somewhere in the house. Think the kids might be helping themselves to your booze cupboard? Set up an old smartphone using tools like Manything; you can catch them in the act of taking what is not theirs with this free, easy to use smartphone camera solution!

Alternatively, turn it into an alarm clock. Make it super-duper loud, set it up across the room from you and wait for it to go off in the morning. Then, you can use it as an easy way to improve sleeping quality without worrying about your main phone dying out as you sleep.

Make a living

One of the best way that you can put your old gadgets to use, though, is to make some money from it. Make sure that it works well and that you can legitimately sell it without any feeling like they have bought a piece of junk.

If you can do that, then you can easily make sure that you can list it on sites like eBay as well as local classified ads. May as well put that money to good use and buy something that you can actually use, right?

The newer and better condition, of course, the better. Should you do this, then you can easily make a positive and proactive living from selling off gadgets at just the right time. You could sell each part individually, or you could sell it all as one: the choice is yours.

Done right, then, you can use any of the above solutions to make the most of those old gadgets which are just lying around and gathering dust at home.

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Science

Woman Loses Her NASA Internship For The Funniest Reason

Almost everyone is on social media especially the popular platforms. It is also easy to track tweets because of keywords and hashtags. But one unguarded moment caused this woman to lose her internship at NASA a position thousands dream about every day. In what seemed like a hilarious moment of jubilations she Tweeted that all she had been accepted as an intern at NASA but unlike every normal tweet, hers contained some strong obscene words.

Yes, it is true the ‘streets of Twitter’ is now overrun by people who do not hesitate to use foul language as often as they can but who would have thought her boss would see her Tweet. Unfortunately, that is what happened.

Homer Hickman is sort of a revered scholar at NASA; he is in charge of training the astronauts during spacewalks. With an impressive resume which includes participation during missions such as the Joint US Japanese mission Spacelab, the International Space Station, and the Hubble Space Telescope project, Homer has had his name printed all over the NASA project boards. However, she did not know such a person would see her tweet (or didn’t care).

Homer’s first reaction to her badly worded tweet was with one word, “language,” indicating that she could easily delete the tweet to cover up or apologize, but no, she was obviously not ready for some older male to caution her, the reply was even worse, and then it happened.

Homer revealed his identity, and you can guess what happened next. The conversation has since gone viral on Tweeter, such a twist to a story that started with jubilation.

We know one thing, lessons have been learned, but the internship at NASA may not be happening because the Tweet went viral with thousands of shares and likes. She is surely qualified, and another opportunity will happen with another company, this time she will know better than to use unprintable words on social media.

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Cool Stories Humans Are Awesome

A 6,000 foot Train Set Is The Newest Record Breaker

Today, the world has become all about trying to do things better and grander than ever before. It’s part of human nature: to try and overcome what we have already achieved. While in technology the aim is to make things more efficient whilst taking up less room, some projects require a more open and grandiose frame of thinking. For example, have you ever come across the largest train set in the world? It’s massive.

Model trains, for example, are among some of the most impressive developments ever made. They are truly marvelous pieces of human architecture, creating miniature versions of the world that we presently inhabit. The Miniatur Wunderland, though, is something else entirely. A whopping 50,525ft large, this train set found in Hamburg, Germany, is the largest model train set ever made.

The length of the train set itself is actually large enough to get you to the top of Mount Everest – a whopping 6,000ft back down the other side!

A Wonderful Creation

This incredible feat of miniature engineering is a truly special experience. It takes up the size of eight miniature countries and is truly a feat of design and immersive detail. With over 2,000 figurines and 4,000 buildings as well as over 130,000 pieces of nature like trees, mountains, and rivers, this is the most realistic and authentic creation we have ever seen in a train set.

Indeed, over 11,000 moving cars move around the place, with its own airport and 60 planes which all take off and land. With over 1,300 trains, too, this is the kind of realistic recreation that is the perfect example of what life must look like from the sky.

So far, the experience has cost €21m, before the latest additions brought in here, and has held the record for the largest train set ever built since September 2015. With 50 computers running in the background to track and control ‘life’ in this amazing venue, it’s a truly special experience that is well worth looking into.

With over five years of fine-tuning going into the cars and planes, everything runs more or less autonomously. Speaking to the Guinness World Records website, the co-founder, Gerrit Braun, said: “As children, we played a lot with model train sets. Somehow this hobby just disappeared one day, but we still kept the passion. And then one day, we decided to create a miniature Germany and the largest model train set.”

Indeed, the team created their own little adjudicator figurine who stands at the miniature version of the building itself. It’s a truly special little celebration and is a unique way to help show the world the true strength, quality and style of miniature engineering.

Well done to all involved!

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Cool Stories Humans Are Awesome

Watch: This Piano Duet Left Us In Awe

Everyone has a special skill. Whether you’re the best artist in town or you’re better at roofing a house, everyone out there in the world has something worth sharing with as many people as possible. It takes something extraordinary to be musically skilled — beyond any doubt, toward the day’s end everything boils down to diligent work and what you’re willing to put into it, yet we feel like a few people are simply destined to perform. People have wondered for thousands of years what it is to be gifted in music.

While we can easily hear when someone actually is, it has been more difficult trying to understand what gifted musicians have in common in terms of skills and abilities. However, you will have no doubt when you watch this video that these two people are one of the most talented people you have ever seen or heard!

However, musical giftedness is more than memory and having appropriate motor skills. It is also having an effective response to music and a will to generate an emotional response to the music one is playing! These two people sit down at a piano in front of a large crowd. But when they start playing together? No one can believe it! Check out this amazing piano duo at the 2016 National Association of Music Merchants.

NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants, set up in 1901, is the not-revenue driven affiliation that fortifies the $17 billion worldwide music, sound, and occasion innovation items industry.

This video is just mesmerizing! We simply love the video and love how happy these guys look rocking the keys! They started rocking the piano like they have performed their whole life! Maybe they should consider having a world tour, their tickets will be sold out in the first second! That’s how cool these guys are!

We have seen a lot of videos will people playing the piano, but still, seeing such mastery as this duo yet we have never seen before! Music can do so much more than creating a good sound. It can unite people, excite people, and simply make people feel things!

The beautiful sound of piano music has captured the hearts of people since the early eighteenth century. Since then, many musicians have dedicated their lives to this instrument. We can hear these two talented pianists all day and still be mesmerized every time we play the video!

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Animals

Watch: Silverback Gorilla Meets Karma. LOL

A hilarious footage has emerged of an over-confident male gorilla exercising dominance in his zoo enclosure. However, his heroic act was tainted with an epic slip up. Who would have known that even a silverback gorilla can slip up? He slipped so much that he did the splits! Adorable!

Imagine going to the ZOO to visit all those exotic animals, only to have a 375 pound male gorilla lunge at you in his enclosure! In this clip, we see a massive silverback male showing visitors and other gorillas in his enclosure that he is the alpha!

Glass or not, watching a gorilla charge at you only to pound on its chests, is definitely a scary experience! In this video, we are fazed by what the huge mammal is trying to achieve, but eventually, karma takes things in her own hands.

This is typical behavior, it is just what male gorillas do. They just exude that dominance and they want to show that any way they can, while making a lot of noise and fuss about it. The pounding of chests and the angry charging, makes gorillas seem pretty scary to be around!

In this compilation of several footages, we see a male silverback gorilla exercising dominance in a zoo enclosure. In the first footage, we see a male gorilla pounding his chests, showing the others who are in charge. Next, he charges straight down the grass with such incredible force but slips in the process. What an embarrassment for such alpha male, we’re sure! Next time, we hope he learns how to hold his horses, and exercise his dominance elsewhere!

We have seen male gorillas in action many times and we know their dominant behavior. If you haven’t stumbled upon harsh gorilla dominance, make sure you stick around for a moment to witness the action as a self-confident male beats his chests for attention. It’s all for recognition!

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Funny Stories Humans Are Awesome

Selfie Backlash: Look Around Before You Take That Shot

When we’re about to hit the Snap button on our phones, we often take forever to get the angle, the balance and the camera lighting just right. What people often forget once they throw up that selfie is that no matter how good you look or how much you are showing off, the background still matters a great deal.

It’s not uncommon to throw up a selfie, expecting everyone to be like “wow” etc. – but when the comedy comments roll in, you don’t quite get why.

What are they laughing at!?

There’s a big chance that they are laughing at your background! Want proof? Here are some shots of hilarious examples of people who maybe took the selfie snap before analyzing where they took it.

Clean Your Room.

A certain ‘expert’ is really making the news at the moment for his self-help stuff, helping people to get into the act of cleaning their room. It would appear that this girl should maybe listen to some of his ideas. Looking dazzling in every other way, her room – which appears to resemble an explosion scene such is the mess – somewhat takes away from the overall effect of the shot.

When you see him…

We certainly hope that she knows that eyeball sticking out from behind the shower curtain. If she didn’t know him then, uh, that might make the photo a touch scarier. That being said, we doubt it would get uploaded…unless she never noticed.

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall…

When you want to show everyone how nice you look before or on a night out, try and do it after you’ve done your business on the loo. The mirror gives it away, my friend. We can clearly see a bit more than you intended with this shot – unless she’s exceptionally open about her bathroom habits!

Three’s a Crowd.

When you take a snap with your partner, the last thing you want is Mr or Ms. Third Wheel being there all the time. When this couple took this shot, we dare say they wanted a touch of privacy in the shot. With the invader peeking in-between their shoulders, it’s a comical shot that kind of sums up, in a way, why he’s the third wheel…personal space, man!

You’ve Been Caught.

Ever come across those people who make up ridiculous scenarios to try and get likes and stuff on social media? Yeah, this guy. Mate, we can see your feet holding up the bloody tablet – so much for your girlfriend taking the snap, huh? I don’t even know how this one would make it online. Surely your brain would do the sums for you and tell you that you’ll get caught out?

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The Crazy Life of The Real James Bond

Pierce Brosnan is best known for his role as James Bond, the character who seems to know how to handle anything. But in reality, the actor has lived a challenging life and faced many difficulties. From being abandoned by his father as a boy to tragic losses throughout his life, Pierce has overcome to find success and happiness.

Beginnings of Acting Career

Pierce began his career in the late 1970s acting in London’s theater season. The legendary playwright Tennessee Williams was one of the first to spot his natural talent and picked him to star in one of his plays called The Red Devil Battery Sign.

By the early 80’s he began transitioning into film, one of the first being The Long Good Friday starring Helen Mirren. He also starred in a mini-series that introduced him to audiences in America. The show was called The Manions of America and the show centered around a family of Irish immigrants fleeing a famine and their home country and seeking refuge in the United States.

Humble Beginnings

From the beginning, Pierce was faced with hardships. His father, who was a carpenter that initially supported his family, abandoned them when Pierce was too young to even remember, his mother was then forced to work as a nurse. Pierce ended up being raised primarily by his grandparents…

His mother moved to London to get a job and was only able to come home and see her son once or twice a year. Later, Pierce was able to be united with his mother and her new husband.  However, his Irish mannerisms and culture caused him to feel ostracised at his new British school. But there was some respite in his family life, in fact, it was his step-father who took him to see his first James Bond film!

Pierce met Australian Cassandra Harris in 1977, he didn’t know at the moment, but the beautiful woman would become his wife. The couple married in 1980 and Pierce later adopted Cassandra’s two children from a previous relationship, named Charlotte and Christopher, after their biological father passed away in 1986.

Cassandra and Pierce also went on to have a son of their own named Sean. however, their familial bliss was not long-lasting.  In 1987, Cassandra became very ill and was later diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Four years later Pierce’s wife Cassandra passed away at the age of forty-three. She left behind three children and Pierce continued to care for them.

Gaining Recognition

After his success in The Mansions of America, his popularity was slowly but surely beginning to grow. Eventually, all of London was talking about him, and he was even nominated for the Best Supporting Actor at the 1985 Golden Globe Awards.

He was nominated for his portrayal of Robert Gould Shaw II, in the theatre documentary of the life of Lady Nancy Astor, the first woman to sit in British Parliament. As his popularity grew, he received a telegram his stepfather sent to him which said, “Thank God for you, dear boy” which he still has today.

Bond Beginnings

It was one of Pierce’s late wives dreams to have him play the role of the 007 agent. She herself had a major role alongside Roger Moore’s incantation of the character in For Your Eyes Only. It was on this set that Pierce first met Bond producer Albert Broccoli.

Very few know this, but already in 1987, he was offered the role of James Bond. But he surprisingly decided to stay with the sitcom Remington SteeleTimothy Dalton instead took on the role for two separate Bond films.

How Diet Coke Helped Pierce

Pierce stayed away from talking about his offer of playing Bond, mainly because Dalton was one of his closest friends. Yet, after an issue with Diet Coke commercials portraying Pierce as a “dashing bond-like character” as well as in television shows, Bond producers had an issue with distribution rights which led to the cancellation of the Dalton’s third Bond film.

After all the drama, Dalton decided he would rather not be part of the franchise anymore. So, finally, in 1994, Pierce officially signed on for his first Bond role.

Bond Legacy

Pierce went on to star in multiple Bond films, fulfilling his first wife’s dream. He starred in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day. It was this iconic role which catapulted pierce into major celebrity status and caused him to become a household name. Pierce also formed a production company with their first film being the Thomas Crown Affair which he starred in alongside Renee Russo.

In 2005, Pierce ended his Bond tenure with Daniel Craig taking over the role but many argue that remains the best and most iconic Bond portrayal of all time. Even the famed late critic Roger Ebert enjoyed Pierce’s version of Bond saying that he made the character, “somehow more sensitive, more vulnerable, more psychologically complete” than other versions and past castings for Bond.

Injury During Tomorrow Never Dies

Yes, Bond is full of action, but you would think since stuntman do all the dangerous stunts the actors would avoid injury? Not in Brosnan’s case! During the filming of Tomorrow Never Dies, Brosnan sustained quite the injury. While filming an action scene, a stuntman’s helmet accidentally flew off and hit Brosnan right in the face. This split the side of his face open, and he needed to receive 8 stitches in total.

Since the injury was visible on his face, for certain parts of filming they had to shoot the movie only showing one side of his face until the wound had fully healed. You would think they’d just use a makeup artist, right?

Pierce Was An Exception

Pierce was the only Bond actor who was given permission to act in another movie while still in Contract for James Bond. This also meant that he was the only one allowed to make a little money on the side, even though he didn’t need it.

However, when it came to the tuxedo, the rules were a bit more strict.  He was forbidden to wear a tuxedo in others movies or even in his private life because that was technically James Bond material. The first time he donned a tux post-Bond was in the film The Mirror Has Two faces, only a year after completing his first Bond film.

Working With Roman Polanski

In 2010, Pierce worked with the infamous director Roman Polanski on the film The Ghost Writer, alongside Ewan McGregor. It was quite the risky career move as many actors were criticized for working with the director who, after being famously charged for assault and rape of a thirteen-year-old girl in the 1970’s, is unable to come back to the States without being prosecuted.

He later fled the U.S. in order to avoid being prosecuted. Polanski has also faced much tragedy in his personal life. Roman survived the Holocaust as a child by hiding in a farmhouse, and his wife Sharon Tate and unborn child were murdered in the Charles Manson murders.

Daughter’s Death

In 2013, tragedy struck once again for Pierce when his adopted daughter, Charlotte, fell ill and passed away after suffering from the same illness that took the life of her mother- ovarian cancer.

Pierce was so affected by the disease which claimed two women he loved in his life, that he began to participate in different causes such as Stand Up 2 Cancer, where he discussed losing his first wife and daughter to the horrible disease. He has said of the horrible experience, “To watch someone you love have his or her life eaten away bit by bit by this insidious disease, that part of your sorrow becomes an indelible part of your psyche.”

Second Marriage

In 1994, Pierce found love once more when he met journalist Keely Shaye Smith. The couple married in 2001 in Pierce’s home country – Ireland. They went on to have two sons together named Dylan and Paris. Keely has worked on a variety of TV programs including Unsolved Mysteries, Good Morning America, and Entertainment Tonight.

The two have been married for fifteen years, and it all started when they met on a beach in Mexico! The couple seems to have remained as in love as ever. The pair continued to raise Pierce’s children from his first marriage together. Pierce is also now a grandfather to three children!

Full-Figured Wife

Keely Shaye Smith, Pierce’s current wife,  experienced the crueler side of the media when it seemed she put on some weight. Gossip magazines tore into her new figure, however, despite the cruel remarks the journalist remains undeterred and Pierce remains fully committed and equally in love with his wife.

It is something to be in awe of- a Hollywood legend who did not fall to the temptations which the entertainment industry is so famous for. Rather, these two seem to have beaten the ridiculous expectations of Hollywood and remain in a happy marriage with Pierce often posting publicly about how lucky he is and the love he has for the woman in his life!

Helping Out in Hawaii

Brosnan and his wife, Keely, use their influence and wealth to support causes they feel passionate about. They donated $100,000 to replace an unsafe playground at an elementary school in Kuai, where they also own a home. The money was donated to Hawaii’s non-profit organization 3R’s (Repair, Remodel, and Restore Hawaii’s public schools).

Keely Brosnan was on the playground planning committee and the couple knew they wanted to help in some way. Pierce stated that “We were disheartened that the playground equipment was condemned for so long, and we wanted to find a way to help…we believe play activities enhance children’s educational experiences and they were missing out.”

Tragic Fire

2016 was another challenging year for the star and his family. Brosnan’s $18.5 million eco-friendly Malibu home, sustained major damage in a fire. Although California has been the subject of many brush fires, this was not the case. Authorities determined that the fire was electrical in nature.

Not only did it cause over a million dollars in damages, but it destroyed Pierce’s beloved Astron Martin. The whole family was home when the fire raged, but luckily no one was injured.

Mary Tyler Moore Connection

Mary Tyler Moore passed away at the age of 80 in January 2017. Few knew the connection between Moore and Brosnan until he took to Instagram to express his condolences for the death of the TV legend and revealed an interesting connection is that Mary Tyler Moore’s production company MTM Enterprises was the production company that produced Remington Steele.

Pierce said on Instagram that Mary Tyler Moore was responsible for giving him his big break in the United States with the show and that he would be forever grateful to her for giving him a chance.

Pierce Is a Trained Illustrator

We have come to learn that Pierce is a man of many many talents, and being a trained illustrator is one of them.  Brosnan also loves to paint and donates all the profits of his sold work to charity. Before he decided on acting, he went to art school and trained to be an illustrator.

Although he put it on the back burner after deciding to pursue acting full-time, he continues to express himself artistically until today.

He’s An LGBTQ Ally

Pierce Brosnan is very philanthropic, regularly donating to various charities and working with groups he believes in. The actor is an Ambassador for UNICEF and has been a vocal supporter of the LGBTQ community and an advocate of same-sex marriage for decades.

He has even voiced his support for making a 007 film where James Bond is gay saying, “Sure. Why not?” Don’t get too excited though. Brosnan added, “Actually, I don’t know how it would work. I don’t think Barbara would allow a gay Bond to happen in her lifetime. But it would certainly make for interesting viewing.”

He Thought He Was Gay

Brosnan released a biography in the early 2000’s, one of the most interesting parts describes how at a point in his youth, he thought he may be gay. Brosnan writes: “I was young, frivolous and full of abandon – a hippie with long hair down to my shoulders and a little goatee beard,”

However, despite being an active advocate for gay marriage, he came to understand that he himself is straight… we could have guessed judging by the fact that he has been married to his second wife, Keely Smith since 2001.

Pierce Brosnan the Director?

While he may not have the official title, Brosnan is known to give his directors advice on his character which they often take! Next time you watch The World Is Not Enough pay special attention to James Bond’s hands. In the iconic film’s underwater scene, if you look closely, you’ll notice Brosnan adjusts his tie while submerged.

Although this little detail is subtle, it makes a big difference in the film.

Father and Son Reunited

Due to Pierce’s great success on the television show Remmington Steele, he became a household name which caused his father to reach out and ask to meet while he was filming in Ireland.

When they reunited, his father apologized and regretted meeting him on that particular occasion, and wished that they could have met in a more private and serious setting. But they still got to share a drink, some stories, and then parted ways. He said that what he remembered about the meeting was that his father was a good whistler and he had a good walk…that’s about all I know about him.”

He Watched James Bond As a Kid

Long before Pierce Brosnan starred as James Bond in GoldenEye in 1995, he was a fan of the franchise!  The first movie he ever watched as a child in Ireland was the original Goldfinger in 1964. He was just 12 years old!

Fast forward three decades later and Bronson was starring in the same franchise he once watched as a young kid—only this time playing James Bond in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, and The World Is Not Enough.

He Plays the Ukelele

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, yet another talent… Brosnan also has a musical ear and can play the ukulele. He became interested in the ukulele after spending time in Hawaii.

He learned how to play and has even been featured in advertisements for Komoa brand ukeleles. “I love the ukulele. It’s got a beautiful, melodic tone to it. There’s something innocent and romantic, and it’s just a grand instrument to play,” Brosnan said.

He Loves Working With Independent Filmmakers

Pierce Brosnan has an impressive resume, having acted in over 70 movies, 10 television series, and even a handful of video games. But despite his roles in big films, his favorite movies in to act in may just be the smaller, independent roles.

“I love the intimacy and the passion and the danger that go into independent filmmaking because it comes out of a creative necessity,” Brosnan said. “It comes from people who really want to make a movie and want to make a difference and want to grab an audience by the gullet and show them something different.”

Catholic Faith

Pierce was raised Catholic and still holds the faith until this day. However, he is not opposed to letting other religions influence his way of living. to other religious influences- Buddhism, in particular, is close to his heart. When Pierce was interviewed by the New York Dailey News regarding the loss of his wife and daughter he claimed that Catholicism is something that he credits with getting him through those tragedies.

He credited his strength to his beliefs, saying, “I would say faith, being Irish, being Catholic. It’s ingrained in my DNA.” Although, Pierce also previously criticized the religion because he blamed it for ostracizing his mother in the 1950’s after his father abandoned them after Pierce was born. He still credits the religion for his faith and said that he enjoys the ritual of it.

Environmental Work

Pierce and his wife Keely are environmentalists and use their wealth and influence to help and donate to organizations such as Greenpeace, to which he lent his name and face to their fight against nuclear testing, he and his wife also volunteered for the Natural Resource Defence Council and the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

Pierce is also vocal about his stand against whale hunting, he uses one of his hobbies, painting, for charity work and the money he makes from selling his art pieces always goes to a charity that will assist one of his causes.

He Became a U.S. Citizen In 2004

Despite being one of the most well-known actors in Hollywood, he only became a resident of the U.S. in 2004!  Born in Drogheda, Ireland, he lived in Navan, County Meath for 12 years and says he considers that his hometown.

Brosnan moved to various locations around Ireland during his teenage years eventually relocating to London with his mother and stepfather. Only in 1982 did the actor move to Southern California where he soon rose to popularity for his role in the NBC romantic detective series Remington Steele. Today, he has dual citizenship in Ireland and the U.S. and owns homes in Kauai and Malibu.

He Really Crashed the Car In Shattered

In 2007, Shattered was released. The film follows Chicago residents Niel Randall (Gerard Butler) and his wife, Abby Randall (Maria Bello) who seemingly have the perfect life and marriage. But when their daughter is suddenly kidnapped by Tom Ryan (Pierce Brosnan) their world is turned upside down.

The movie is action and suspense packed. One scene involved a car crash in which Brosnan was actually in the car during the crash! The stunned reaction from, the actors caught on camera is very very real.

Irish Dreamtime

1996 was the year for new projects for Brosnan. He co-founded a production company which he fittingly called “Irish Dreamtime” as a tribute to his country of birth with his producer and friend Beau St. Clair. The first film they produced was Thomas Crown, in which Pierce had the main role.

In the movie, Pierce made the risky decision to perform every one of his stunts himself.  He also took golf lessons for one scene in which he hits a ball out of the sand trap. His hard work and dedication paid off- the film was met with both critic and box office success!

Fire-eater

We often hear about the weird and wonderful jobs people had before they were famous and Pierce is one of them. Before going into acting, he was a fire-eater! Brosnan left school at only age sixteen, he came across a fire-eater who was teaching people his craft and started to learn.

An agent from a circus saw Pierce’s fire-eating skills and contracted him for three years. Finally, Pierce joined the Drama School London where he started to dedicate himself to the field of acting… but Pierce could have been a famous fire-eater.

White Bond Only?

Pierce recently made headlines for some questionable statements he made. He claimed that he believed that Bond would have to be a white male. This was in response to the rumors that the new Bond would be black or even female. Some rumors particularly named the British Idris Elba as being rumored to take on Bond.

Pierce said that while anything is possible, he believes that the next Bond will be white. He said that black actors could definitely play James Bond, and “there’s no reason why you cannot have a black James Bond.”But he draws the line when it comes to females stating that a female James Bond would be out of the question because “he’s all male.”

Honors From Other Countries

In 2003, Pierce Brosnan received a major honor given by none other than the Queen of England. Pierce was made an honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire. The Queen endowed him with this award because of what was said to be an “outstanding contribution to the British film industry”.

This honor, which is usually reserved for British citizens only,  was still given to the 007 agent. Pierce also became a citizen of the country of which he resides – the United States – in 2004. However, he did not give up his Irish citizenship.

James Corden Claims

The Late-Night Show with James Corden is always fun and games, but sometimes some real juicy gossip about certain celebs are revealed. When Corden hosted Khloe Kardashian the two played the game “Spill Your Guts”, in which Corden discussed a run-in he had with Brosnan.

The rules of the game are that you either answer the question or eat something repulsive (like fish eyeballs). When Corden was faced with answering which famous person was rude to him or drinking bird saliva, he made his choice and names Pierce Brosnan as the one celeb who was rude.

A U2 Run-In

The story of the encounter occurred when Corden went to a U2 concert with his wife and friends. Pierce was also there with some friends and they left the area so Corden and his wife moved into where Pierce was previously.

But then Corden recounts what happened next- “literally, I’ve never felt anything like it, this arm went on here and just pushed me out the way. And I looked at him, and he didn’t even glance at me and he just moved back into this area.” However, despite this incredibly rude encounter, Corden insists “I don’t think he’s a rude man, he just happened to be to me.”

He’s Claustrophobic

Watching Pierce Brosnan playing the harrowing role of James Bond, you may think this actor fears nothing! However, Pierce is just as human as us and has his own irrational fear- small spaces.

The actor is very claustrophobic, which made filming different movies he has been in very challenging for him. His role in Dante’s Peak was especially difficult since he had to film numerous scenes in tight, cramped spaces.

His Facial Scar

Lots of actors and actresses have stunt doubles so they don’t get hurt on the job and can maintain their movie star good looks. Pierce Brosnan had a stunt double, but things didn’t exactly go according to plan during filming.

Next time you watch Pierce Brosnan in a film after his James Bond days, look closely at the star’s face. While filming Tomorrow Never Dies, Pierce Bronson was accidentally hit in the face by a stuntman. The accidental hit by stuntman was strong enough to leave the actor with a permanent scar. 

Another Injury!

Before Brosnan even starting filming his first Bond film, he had his first injury. He injured his hand at home, which forced his 22-year-old son, Christopher, to act as his hand double!

Acting Was His Salvation

Although Pierce is talented in many fields, acting remains the closest to his heart, he learned acting for three years at the Drama Centre in London and described the feeling “When I found acting or when acting found me, it was liberation. It was a stepping stone into another life, away from a life that I had, and acting was something I was good at.”

His Own Worst Critic

Brosnan aims for perfection and does not shy away from criticizing his own movies or performances. Although his fourth Bond films, Die Another Day, was a box office hit, he himself criticized many aspects of the film.

Video game Star

James Bond infiltrates all aspects of society, even video games! Brosnan’s face was used in the Bond videogame ‘Nightfire’ in 2002 while the voice was provided by Maxwell Caulfield. In 2004 he took part in another Videogame, this time providing his face and his voice!

A Simpsons Star

His voice is so rich and well-recognized, many animated films and series tried to get him to voice characters. In fact, Brosnan lent his voice to a machine in an episode of the TV series The Simpsons titled Treehouse of Horror XII.

His Crush on Meryl

When Brosnan signed for Mamma Mia, he did not know anything about the project. He later stated that the possibility of having Meryl Streep as a co-star was enough for him to know he wanted to be in the film. He claims to have fancied the gorgeous blonde since Drama School!

Praise After Praise

Brosnan is never short of praise for his performance in films. Although he was nervous to break off after his time playing James Bond, in his first movie post bond, Laws of Attraction, his performance was praised as “surprisingly effective, gently rifting off his James Bond persona and supplementing it with a raffish energy,” by Garreth Murphy of Entertainment.ie.

An Impressive Net Worth

The years of acting in hit films, as well as his other projects including producing and being involved in video games have garnered Brosnan quite the net worth. It is said he has a net worth of $80 million.

Fourth Protocol

Before acting as James Bond, Pierce actually acted in a spy movie titled The Fourth Protocol in 1987, alongside Michael Caine. The film was a British Cold War spy film with Pirce Brosnan as a KGB officer by the name of Major Valeri Petrofsky who is sent on a mission to the United Kingdom to set up what looks like an accidental nuclear disaster.

This role was pretty important as it helped him create the kind of character he would later portray in the Bond films. During the film he constructed his own version of what it means to be an undercover spy.

Sexiest Man Alive

With his smoldering eyes and high cheekbones, it is not hard to believe that he was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2001. He also appeared on several other lists of the hottest and sexiest people alive, and at 65, he still kind of has it!

Annetta Bening’s Co-star

A fun fact: Brosnan co-starred with Anette Bening twice, although he does not have a big part in either movie. One movie is Mars Attacks – a sci-fi/comedy by director Tim Burton and the second one Love Affair, a romantic piece starring Bening and Warren Beatty. Pierce was famously fired from the 007 franchise and pushed Daniel Craig to take the infamous part.

Next: What about his Bond gadgets?

Mamma Mia

Although his Bond career came to an end, Pierce continued acting in various films and projects,  including Laws of Attraction, After the Sunset, and The Matador. Perhaps most publicized was his return to his theater roots when he starred alongside Meryl Streep in the film version of Mamma Mia.

He even displayed his singing abilities in the musical, which took guts considering he has no background in the art! But critics did not give the actor an easy time about his vocal abilities… Some critics even compared his singing to sound like various animals like a water buffalo, a donkey, and a wounded raccoon. Talk about harsh

Seraphim Falls

In 2006, Pierce was cast as Gideon in the film Seraphim Falls alongside Liam Neeson, a fellow Irishman. The casting of this Western film took an ironic turn when the two Irish men Liam Neeson and Pierce both played Americans while the American actor Xander Berkely played an Irishman in the film.

It was a great experience for both Brosnan and Neeson since Brosnan noted that both he and Neeson really enjoyed shooting the film because they both loved Westerns as a kid, and this was their chance to be a part of one. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was released to theatres in limited release in the U.S. grossing $418,296 in domestic ticket sales.

Pierce Brosnan is best known for his role as James Bond, the character who seems to know how to handle anything. But in reality, the actor has lived a challenging life and faced many difficulties. From being abandoned by his father as a boy to tragic losses...

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Domino’s Employee Saves Life in Strangely Epic Manner

For years, we’ve been told to lay off the fast food. Weight gain, all of the excess and the total lack of nutritional value in most fast food means that many try and avoid eating foods like take-away pizzas and the like. That being said, for one man it turns out that eating Domino’s on a regular basis was one of the best decisions that he ever made!

Why? Because he was such a regular with his local store that when he stopped ordering they got worried. Kirk Alexander was a massive Domino’s user and, using it at least once per week for the best part of a decade, was a regular with the staff. Then, he stopped appearing at the store and the staff began to worry.

11 days passed without his regular order, and the alarm bells were ringing. They worried that something may have happened to him. Kirk, 47, was a regular and knew the staff very well and to many he was even considered a friend; a good guy who just loved his pizza. So, when he stopped turning up to pick up his order, Tracey Hamblen, an employee, decided that she wanted to check in on him.

She noticed the lights and TV were on, but there no answer at the door – an immediate red flag. She tried to call him on his cell, but there was no response. She called the local store manager, Jenny Seiber, who then phoned the police. In her 911 distress call, she explained that: “This is Domino’s Pizza and we have a customer that usually orders like every night from us.”

When the cops turned up, they could hear someone inside calling out for help and assistance. Gaining entry, they found Kirk on the floor and worried that he had suffered from a stroke. He was taken to a local hospital where he was found to be in a stable, safe condition. While the doctors could not tell when the stroke must have taken place, they could tell that he was making a full, fair recovery.

He’s such a regular that the staff look out for him. Sarah Fuller, the GM, said: “His order pops up on the screen because he orders online. So we see it come across the screen and we’re like, ‘Oh, Kirk’s order.’”

Explaining why they went to the length of checking up on him, she explained the close bond they share with him: “He orders all the time, so we know him. I think we were just doing our job checking in on someone we know who orders a lot. We felt like we needed to do something,”

So, the next time someone in your life makes a joke about you being “best friends” with the people behind the counter at your local take-out venue, remind them of the story of Kirk and how it saved his life!

For years, we’ve been told to lay off the fast food. Weight gain, all of the excess and the total lack of nutritional value in most fast food means that many try and avoid eating foods like take-away pizzas and the like. That being said, for one man it...

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It’s Me or the Mutt – Who Does He Choose?

In life, we are faced with making tough decisions that we do not want to make on a regular basis. For this couple, though, the decision had boiled down to something rather simple. Would the man of the relationship choose his dog, or his partner?

When ultimatums are made, there is usually a point of no return – and for this couple, that was almost certainly the case. Having spoken about moving in together, his partner made it clear that she would only move in if the dog went – she HATED the dog, and couldn’t possibly live in the same house as it is.

Ultimatums are never a sign of a happy, healthy relationship and when one is issued, it’s usually crunch time. Molly the beautiful Beagle was the problem here, and one had to go – it was either the partner or the dog. While he knew his partner didn’t really like Molly, he never thought it was a major issue and was definitely something that could be overcome. Sadly, it did not seem to be the case.

Sadly, he went to Craigslist and listed beautiful Molly for someone to come and take, saying that “I have to rehome her.”

In the rest of the ad, he’s so clear about how awesome Molly is.

“She is a purebred from a wealthy area and I have had her for four years. She likes to play games. Not totally trained. Has long hair so she’s a little high maintenance, especially the nails, but she loves having them done.”

You can just tell that he hates having to do this, and does not seem to be too happy about making the choice. However, the ad concluded in the most wonderful way.

“So… anyone interested in my 30-year-old, selfish, wicked, gold-digging girlfriend? Come and get her! Me and my dog want her rehomed ASAP!”

=D.

It looks like the decision that he made was the right one after all. How could anyone hate a dog who looks so friendly, charming and adorable as little Molly? We won’t name names, but well done to the guy; looks like you and your partner were not ready for committing to each other yet, anyway.

Who would you choose – the dog or your partner?

In life, we are faced with making tough decisions that we do not want to make on a regular basis. For this couple, though, the decision had boiled down to something rather simple. Would the man of the relationship choose his dog, or his partner?
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Selfless Teacher Donates All Wedding Gifts To Students In Need

When Rickee Stewart had plans to get married, she decided that it was important that all of the numerous gifts that she would get on her wedding day could be put to good use. The items that every new couple needs usually appear at a wedding, but Rickee and her partner decided that there could be a better use for it all than just keeping it for themselves.

Instead, the entire wedding registry would be donated to the students in need who she worked with every day. Donated to those who ned help buying clothes, supplies and necessities to enjoy a better quality of life, she gave it all up without issue.

A Phenomenal Kindness

She instead asked people to pick items that Copper Hills High School of West Jordan, Utah, could put to good use to help those students who were most in need. She’d seen it work with a food bank that was set up by the school, and noticed how many students of her own were in need of using that food bank themselves. It made her think deeply about her own position, and decided to act in accordance with her heart.

She teaches Business and Finance herself, and was happy to make this sacrifice having known for a long time how hard things could be for others. She even wants to start teaching a bit more about the importance of budget planning in lessons, hopefully helping her students in later life.

Kindness Spreads

Indeed, another good example came from the University of Houston, Texas, when the basketball coach there, Kelvin Sampson, did something similar. He asked for coaches to send whatever kinds of team supplies that they could get to the Houston department, so that the clothing could then be donated out to families who were in need of clothing and help after the Hurricane Harvey disaster had decimated the city.

Stewart saw the wide-reaching appeal that Sampson had got, and decided to follow his lead in putting together an intimate, well-intentioned donation platform to help those who were most in need. Indeed, many items came from people who weren’t even going to her wedding, such is the kindness and generosity of the people of the city.

“This is exactly what we wanted,” she said. “My hope is that we get to not only have this amazing wedding and start our lives together but that we are able to put some warmth on all of those kids.”

When Rickee Stewart had plans to get married, she decided that it was important that all of the numerous gifts that she would get on her wedding day could be put to good use. The items that every new couple needs usually appear at a wedding, but Rickee and...

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This Story of the Bell Witch Will Give You Nightmares

When growing up, we hear all manner of scary stories based on all kinds of fiction and scary tales. From the monster under the bed to the boogieman, we’ve heard them all over the years. One of the most terrifying, though, is that of the Bell Witch; and trust us, it blows away anything that might have freaked you out when you were a kid!

The Story Begins

In 1817 down in Adams, Tennessee, a shocking story unfolded. It had to do with a local family, the Bells. The owners of a massive 300+ acre farm, the father of the family, John, was out in the fields when he witnessed something odd in the corn fields. Described by John as “a dog with a rabbits’ head,” he shot it down in the yard and then went back inside, as one does of course.

That night, weird noises were heard – rattling chains, knocking noises and other haunting sounds. As the nights went on, the sounds got louder and eerier; rats gnawing on bed posts, a voice slowly chanting a terrifying hymn over and over. Through fear of being deemed nuts, the family agreed to keep the madness a secret. However, when young Betsy woke up with hand prints and welts all over her face, John told his good friend James Johnstone what was going on in a cry for help.

James stayed for a night, confirming he had heard weird sounds as well. Now, the story became public and everyone wanted to come and stay in the ‘haunted house’ to confirm he story. Andrew Jackson even wanted to visit it during his army days – he couldn’t get out, though, as the wheels of his carriage mysteriously locked up…

According to legend, it was an old neighbour who was known as Kate Batts, who was now haunting the family after John had pulled a fast one during a land deal. She also wanted to ruin Bettsy by stopping her intended marriage to a boy called Josh Gardner

The Bell Witch Wins

John fell into a coma in late 1820 and died on December 20th. They found a vial of poison in his room which the Bell Witch – Kate – claimed to have produced, forcing him to drink the poison. A few months later, the Witch won as Bettsy broke off her marriage to Josh – meaning that the Bell Witch had won.

In 1828, after many years of freedom from the torment, John Bell Jr. claimed that she’d returned and made all manner of secret revelations to him – including a predication of the soon-to-arrive Civil War. While some claim it was nothing more than a nefarious evil-doer in town looking to ruin a marriage, others believe the occult and nefarious deeds carried out were legitimately done by a ghost.

If you ever find yourself in town, the haunted house and the supposed Bell Witch Cave where she ‘rested’ are minor tourist attractions in the area and well worth your time if you are a believer or interested party in the occult.

 

When growing up, we hear all manner of scary stories based on all kinds of fiction and scary tales. From the monster under the bed to the boogieman, we’ve heard them all over the years. One of the most terrifying, though, is that of the Bell Witch; and...