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Meek Mill Donates 6,000 Backpacks to His Hometown School District in Philadelphia

Meek Mill is giving back to his Philadelphia community just in time for the back-to-school season.

He didn’t have an easy childhood as together with his sister and mother were living in poverty after his dad was killed when he was just 5 years old.  Now after climbing out from the streets, he has decided to give something back to the community in order to help kids face the same life he did.

The 31-year-old rapper is donating 6,000 backpacks and school supplies to low-income students at 12 schools in the neighborhood.

“Growing up in Philly, I’ve watched families struggle to make ends meet and buy basic school supplies for their kids,” Meek Mill said in a statement.

“Those memories stay with me and that’s why I’m committed to giving back to families in my hometown, putting smiles on kids’ faces and helping them start the school year on the right note with the right supplies,” he continued.

The lyricist visited his alma mater, James G. Blaine Elementary School, to personally hand out the supplies to students on Wednesday.

“I’m also a native of North Philadelphia, so to have [Meek Mill] come back and be a model of what it is to work hard and make your dreams come true, as you can see, it’s exciting for the students,” Assistant Superintendent Amelia Coleman Brown told Philly.com. “It’s great motivation to start the school year.”

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Meek Mill is giving back to his Philadelphia community just in time for the back-to-school season.

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Police Officer’s Act of Kindness Goes Viral

An amazing act of kindness performed by a Florida police officer is going viral this week after he was filmed helping a homeless man shave his beard so he could apply for a job at McDonald’s. According to a post on the Tallahassee Police Department’s Facebook page, a witness captured the deed on camera over the weekend.

The post reads:

#MustSee #MorePureAwesomeness We thought the picture was awesome, well here’s THE VIDEO of Officer Carlson helping one of our citizens. #TPD #Tallahassee THE STORY AS TOLD BY THE CITIZEN SUBMITTING THE INFORMATION: “My daughter just sent me this picture and called to tell me the story, I had to share….she went to the gas station and saw this officer shaving a homeless man’s beard. A minute later the officer went into the store and Hannah walked in after him and saw him cleaning himself up because he was hot and sweaty. She offered to buy him a drink and got talking. Apparently the officer was at McDonald’s next door and this gentleman went in looking for a job. He was told they wouldn’t hire him unless he shaved his beard. So the officer went and got some clippers and shaved the man’s beard so he could go back and get a job! I am so proud to live in a community where our deputies and officers are such wonderful people. Good job Tallahassee Police Department!!! ❤”

Kelly Duvall sent in a picture and video to the police department after her daughter filmed an officer shave a homeless man’s beard outside a Circle K gas station on Thomasville Road, CBS affiliate WTSP reports. She explains her daughter went inside the store and encountered Officer Carlson, who was cleaning himself up.

“She offered to buy him a drink and got talking. Apparently, the officer was at McDonald’s next door and this gentleman went in looking for a job. He was told they wouldn’t hire him unless he shaved his beard. So the officer went and got some clippers and shaved the man’s beard so he could go back and get a job!”

“I am so proud to live in a community where our deputies and officers are such wonderful people. Good job Tallahassee Police Department!!!” Duvall wrote. The video now has more than 140,000 views on Facebook.

An update was also posted today on facebook from officer Carlson himself on the department’s Facebook page:

#UPDATE FROM OFFICER CARLSON!! Note: It’s his day off but he wanted to give us all this information.

Ok so everybody has been wanting an update on Phil, so here it is:
This evening I was going to dinner with the family and my kids pointed out Phil (and his friend Lonnie) sitting under the flyover on Thomasville Rd. After dinner we decided to pick up a few cheeseburgers from McDonald’s and stop by to talk with Phil. Phil was surprised and excited to see me. He pulled out the Tallahassee Democrat front page, that had me and him on it, and showed it to me.
He then told me he had talked to the manager at McDonald’s and he was set to get a job but he still needed to get his ID/SS card. I then told Phil I had good news about that and told him I had been contacted by Senator Marco Rubio’s office here in town. They stated they had also seen the story and wanted to help Phil get his ID and Social Security card.
I told Phil when I got to work on Thursday I would print out the paperwork they emailed to me and bring it by for Phil to fill out. They also said Phil could come by their office and they would help him with the process. Phil was super excited and assured me he would be ready for Thursday.
Fingers crossed and hopefully we will have another update maybe on Friday.

We are crossing our fingers hard for Phil here and hoping to see a happy ending to this already special event.

An amazing act of kindness performed by a Florida police officer is going viral this week after he was filmed helping a homeless man shave his beard so he could apply for a job at McDonald’s. According to a post on the Tallahassee Police...

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OMG: Raccoon Climbs an Office Building Like A Boss

Raccoons are adventurous animals. They love places to play for fun and adventure. But who knew a raccoon would climb up to 22 floors high on an office building in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The raccoon, who is on an adventure, was first seen on the 2nd floor of town square building on Monday. The next day workers tried to help him come down but the little raccoon’s adventure wasn’t over yet. He headed towards the nearby UBS Plaza tower and went all the way up to 22nd floor. This is when his excitement levels demoted and he thought to take some rest at this height.

This event didn’t go unnoticed by nearly walking passengers. They took pictures, made videos and shared the experience on social media. People are excited and they have expressed their excitement. Have a look.

After a long journey all the way up to 22nd floor, the raccoon is finally getting some rest.

People are concerned with the safety of the raccoon. And they certainly hope that their new little friend will eventually be rescued.

The latest news says that the raccoon has been rescued by the building’s crew members. Currently, the little friend is resting in the cage after a long adventure. He must have had a lot of fun on this dangerous quest.

The Happy End

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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.

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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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Life Isn’t Easy, Even If You are James Bond

Pierce Brosnan is best known for his role as James Bond, but the actor has not always lived a charmed life.

From being abandoned by his father as a boy to tragic losses throughout his life, Pierce has overcome to find success and happiness. Get to know the little-known facts, passions, and sorrows of the Irishman.

Beginnings of Acting Career

Pierce began his career in the late 1970s acting in London’s theater season. He was even once handpicked by legendary playwright Tennessee Williams 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 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.

Keep reading his life story and see how inspirational it is!

Pierce Brosnan is best known for his role as James Bond, but the actor has not always lived a charmed life.
From being abandoned by his father as a boy to tragic losses throughout his life, Pierce has overcome to find success and happiness. Get to know the...

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Life Isn’t Easy, Even When You’re James Bond

Pierce Brosnan is a long time actor, known for many roles, but he is best known for his role as James Bond. It’s what this specific character does to the actors who portray him – it sticks and doesn’t let go. Bond seems as if he can handle anything, but in reality, Brosnan has lived a very challenging life. He faced many difficulties as a young actor, and as a family man. He was abandoned by his father as a boy and he suffered tragic losses throughout his life, but Pierce has overcome them to find success and happiness.

So get to know the little-known facts, passions, and sorrows of the, still hot, Irishman.

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.

Keep reading his life story and see how inspirational it is!

Pierce Brosnan is a long time actor, known for many roles, but he is best known for his role as James Bond. It’s what this specific character does to the actors who portray him – it sticks and doesn’t let go. Bond seems as if he can handle...

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International Women’s Day 2018. Events You Do Not Want to Miss!

Every year, International Women’s Day is a time for rich celebration of all females on the planet. While we live in a time where change is coming, it’s fair to say that society is often quite slanted to a specific kind of human demographic.

Until the day comes where we have true equality, days such as International Women’s Day play a huge role in helping women from across the world find the help they need to get the respect and attention that they deserve.

Major events are held on a regular basis, but what are some of the most significant events that we can expect to see for this particular day?

#March4Women.

This event is going to be held across large parts of the United Kingdom, but is expected to be most keenly felt in London.

This is part of the CARE International UK push to make the event as large as possible, and it’s likely to be among the largest this huge march and rally is especially important this year as it’s the 100th anniversary since some women were given the opportunity to vote in the UK.

The march starts at Millbank in London SW1 and will move through the city until a huge rally takes place at Trafalgar Square.

#PressForProgress.

This huge march is expected to take place in LA, California. This massive march is going to be built around some very important themes indeed.

With the motto “Forward to a Feminist Future” it’s sure to hold a very rich and exciting atmosphere and a very positive, optimistic tone.

Given the significant challenges going on in US culture and politics at present, this is definitely one of the marches to keep an eye on. It’ll start at the Metropolitan Detention Center, Alameda, and end at City Hall.

International Women’s Strike.

Another major American movement is the one taking place in New York City.

This is going to start at Washington Square Park and move through the city before finishing up at New York City’ Baha’i Center.

It’s sure one to look out for and is likely to be among the largest going on across the USA.

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Taking place in Melbourne, Australia, this massive march is going to be the biggest Down Under from the looks of things.

Taking place on Thursday, 8th March, this will start at State Library of Victoria and likely end at the State library again.

Events are detailed on their official Facebook page, and we also expect to see some major events taking place in the city such as the Virgin America Melbourne Fashion Festival; given it lined up with IWD, it could be a very exciting event to watch unfold.

This is sure to be a very enticing and exciting viewing. If you are looking to get out on the streets for International Women’s Day this year, be sure to look into any of these events. Of course, you might also find something local, too; just look around – IWD 2018 is going to be the largest yet!

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Every year, International Women’s Day is a time for rich celebration of all females on the planet. While we live in a time where change is coming, it’s fair to say that society is often quite slanted to a specific kind of human demographic.
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The African Hairstyle Exhibition That Will Blow You Away

There are many ways to utilize your natural hair when it comes to style and design; people have come up with the most intriguing looks that have set trends worldwide. One unnoticed trend and style is the hair of African women, and how they utilize their gorgeous curls. One weave and afro stylist, Lisa Farrall, decided to pay tribute to African culture and exceed beyond the percieved limits of how afros and weaves can be stylized. Her collection is called ‘Armor’, and it dedicates its image to cultural references with a mix of fabulous hair styles as well as a blend of warrior style clothing.

 

For a moment, let us admire the beauty of the woman in the picture. Her dark skin is pure and smooth, while her hair has a very intriguing weave blended into the warrior look. The painting along her body makes for more of an artistic feel, and overall she sits in a position of power and grace.

Now, this look is more of a powerful Goddess one, showing more of a stronger side on the warrior figure. The hair is everything in this picture, even more than the outfit itself. I admire the ringed necklace combined with the pure black dress. The hair looks one hundred percent natural, and the tint of white color makes it ten times more elaborate. For this look, I give it a ten out of ten!

Last but not least, we have the look of the mysterious warrior, hiding like a wolf in sheeps clothing. The silk hair matching the elaborately simple dress that leaves us wondering what this look represents in the aspect of African Culture. The white paint is subtle on the hair while the face is decorated with an intriguing pattern that makes you wonder about her story, and who she is.

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Overall, this collection truly leaves us in awe of the beauty of African women and African culture. It is truly amazing to see these different looks, and the models pulling it off at more than one hundred percent. The purpose behind this specific exhibit is to empower women of African descent to embrace who they are and feel the empowerment that comes along with being yourself. No matter what the color of your skin is, the ability to embrace every bit of your features can truly go a long way!

There are many ways to utilize your natural hair when it comes to style and design; people have come up with the most intriguing looks that have set trends worldwide. One unnoticed trend and style is the hair of African women, and how they utilize their...

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Meet The Artist Who Colorfully Thought Outside the Box

When it comes to making vases, pottery is the truest and most genuine form of a medium for the art. Obviously, vases come in all shapes and sizes but the main material is a ceramic beauty. An artist named Nick, from his own company NZ Woodturning, decided to be creative and think outside of the vase (pun indeed intended). This time, instead of using clay and dirty hands, he decided to utilize color pencils to create something beyond the norm. Check into the beauty of this creation, and how it was done as well.

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Diving into the story, Nick had bought many boxes of colored pencils to get started on his project. It did not matter which colors he had, the purpose was to make a rainbow holder for flowers or whatever else people would freely decide to choose. He started off by stacking four layers of colored pencils to start, surrounding a base of a block of wood. Following that step, he filled the holes with a sticky substance called resin. On a side note, resin is used to put on the bow of a violin, viola, or cello and is mainly used for that purpose. After filling the holes, the vase obtains a 3D look that will absolutely wow your eyes.

““I like to be different. Most things I make you wouldn’t have seen before. It’s a bit of a funny shape, but it’s a funky piece anyway!”

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Nick’s claim to fame as a pottery artist can be that he created a colorful mountain from a wooden molehill. It is simply easy for an artist with a pottery expertise to continue their mediums without expanding their boundaries, but truly the best form of art is going outside your comfort zone. If anyone could buy this beautiful masterpiece, then they would truly be the luckiest art consumer in the world.

Watch the creation at your own leisure!

 

 

 

 

 

 

When it comes to making vases, pottery is the truest and most genuine form of a medium for the art. Obviously, vases come in all shapes and sizes but the main material is a ceramic beauty. An artist named Nick, from his own company NZ Woodturning, decided to...

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The Incredible Story of the Dog Who Risked His Life to Save His Companion

Hearing the term “man’s best friend” always leads us to imagine a family with their golden retriever by a nice picket fence from the 1950’s; that is always a nice picture, but this story is in a cuter context. What is trending around the world right now is the story of two dogs, Lucy and Panda, who were stuck on the railway for two days in the freezing cold. Lucy had been injured while the two were seemingly traveling through the woods, and she could not move. The rest of the story from here gets even more adorable than the start.

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It is quite clear that the railroad is a danger zone for any passerby, canine or human, and staying on the tracks could harm and even kill anyone stuck in the pathway. The Pet Rescue Report had stated very bluntly that Lucy was most likely injured by a train passing by, leaving her nearly crushed. In any form of instinct, most would flee the scene in fear of danger, but Panda stayed right beside his girlfriend Lucy and protected her from the trains speeding by cuddling her and holding her down with his body.

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“He kept her warm for two days under the constant threat of danger! I don’t know what to call it: instinct, love, friendship, attachment. I only know this: not every human is capable of this. We should all learn from it,”

These were the words of Daniel Malafeev who found the two dogs, took pictures, and shared their viral story worldwide. There were even further reports about how many people tried to rescue Lucy and her companion Panda, but Panda would not let anyone touch her as he tried to protect her from any harms way. This story is so touching that it beats the scene of “Lady and the Tramp” where Lady and her boyfriend Tramp share spaghetti and meatballs and the two end up kissing. If anyone could learn anything from this story, the lesson would be that no matter what, always have your friend’s back, even if it means freezing with them for two days straight.

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Hearing the term “man’s best friend” always leads us to imagine a family with their golden retriever by a nice picket fence from the 1950’s; that is always a nice picture, but this story is in a cuter context. What is trending around...

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Inspiring triumph of will in movies in past few decades

When it comes to movies, we all have our own favorites, depending on the mood and genre we love. But there are always some directors who manage to break that barrier and make great influential work, regardless of its genre. The list of those would be very huge, so we narrowed that list by picking couple of movies that have surely inspired many people around the globe, by telling stories about will and desire. If you don’t find your pick in this short list, we’ll make sure that it’s mentioned in the next occasion.

“Good Will Hunting” (Gus Van Sant, 1997)

Will Hunting is one of Matt Damon’s toughest roles ever; the role of a young mathematical genius with a tough history behind him. Even though he’s a mathematician, he has the tendency to be on the wrong side of the law and a part of street fights. This movie surely encourages a lot of people, because it shows how an everyday underachiever can turn everything around.

The most amazing scene would be the one during Will’s therapy sessions, accompanied by Robin Williams, where we realize that he’s slowly letting his guard down and his brilliance is going take over the things.

“The Pursuit of Happiness” (Gabriele Muccino, 2006)

This is the great real-life story about Chris Gardner who believes in the power of hard work and perseverance, and following that pattern he manages to quit the life that consisted of sleeping on the subway and becomes the millionaire founder of the brokerage house.

Even though is hard to be motivated in such situation, he finds the strength to study hard and after couple of years Gardner goes high up on the career ladder, from selling medical equipment to playing the huge role in financial world. This story is a good example proving that people should never give up, but try to fight their way through.

“Freedom Writers” (Richard LaGravenese, 2007)

As we all love true and inspirational tales, this movie tells us a story about Erin Gruwell, the teacher who must find a new way of teaching, so she could inspire her underachieving city kids to study, work hard and make their way to top academic level.

Hilary Swank, who played teacher Gruwell, does an impressive work to bring us closer to the personality of a woman full of optimism and passion. The biggest achievement of this one is the image of a complete change of lives of students, when they start understanding and supporting the teacher.

“Forrest Gump” (Robert Zemeckis, 1994)

Forrest Gump is a troubling story of triumph of will and victory over issues that stand in this man’s life. This would be definitely one of the most memorable roles of Tom Hanks, who played Gump in this movie. To soften this serious though life struggle, creators try to approach it with charm which they did very successfully.

There is one important question in this movie for all of us. Do we have to be masters of our own fate or we have to follow the pre-determined path? It intends to tell us that good looks, intelligence and riches cannot always be the elements of the influence and that having a good heart can make a huge impact on us and the lives of others.

When it comes to movies, we all have our own favorites, depending on the mood and genre we love. But there are always some directors who manage to break that barrier and make great influential work, regardless of its genre. The list of those would be very...