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Instagram vs Reality: What These Celebs REALLY Look Like

Scrolling through Instagram, it’s easy to look longingly at the flawless celebs you follow and be filled with jealousy! But we are here to tell you that often it’s a result of filters, photoshop, and plenty of makeup. See for yourself!

Zendaya

Zendaya has quickly risen to be one of the It girls of Hollywood. At only 22 she has starred in some big box office hits like Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Greatest Showman.

She also happens to have one of the most flawless Instagram’s around.

See the true faces of your favorite celebs:

Scrolling through Instagram, it’s easy to look longingly at the flawless celebs you follow and be filled with jealousy! But we are here to tell you that often it’s a result of filters, photoshop, and plenty of makeup. See for...

editorial

Instagram vs Reality: What These Celebs REALLY Look Like

Scrolling through Instagram, it’s easy to look longingly at the flawless celebs you follow and be filled with jealousy! But we are here to tell you that often it’s a result of filters, photoshop, and plenty of makeup. See for yourself!

Zendaya

Zendaya has quickly risen to be one of the It girls of Hollywood. At only 22 she has starred in some big box office hits like Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Greatest Showman.

She also happens to have one of the most flawless Instagram’s around.

See the true faces of your favorite celebs:

Scrolling through Instagram, it’s easy to look longingly at the flawless celebs you follow and be filled with jealousy! But we are here to tell you that often it’s a result of filters, photoshop, and plenty of makeup. See for...

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The Famous Parents of Famous Celebrities

Famous Father: Tom Hanks

Known for: Forrest Gump and Sleepless in Seattle

An academy award winner, Tom Hanks has been in our favorite hits on the screen for years. Who could forget his heartwarming performance in “Forrest Gump”, or his break-through hit “Big”. Hanks has scored himself a place with Hollywood heavyweights with his soft features and crazy talent.

Famous Son: Colin Hanks

Known For: Fargo

Making the saying “Like father like son” truer than ever, Tom’s son, Colin, is his spitting image, and has inherited his acting chops too! Although Colin is more well-known for his roles in series such as “Dexter” and “Fargo”, his father still takes his acting very seriously stating to People Magazine, ‘I’m in competition with my son,’

Famous Mother: Pamela Anderson

Known For: Baywatch

The quintessential Beach babe and ultimate sex symbol back in the day. when she strutted her stuff on the beaches of Baywatch no one could look away. Who can forget that bright red bathing suits and those sandy blonde locks. But not only a pretty face, in her lifetime Anderson has also been a strong activist for animal rights. Beauty and a heart!

Famous Sons: Brandon Thomas Lee and Dylan Jagger Lee

Known For: Modelling

Both Brandon Thomas Lee and Dylan Jagger Lee showed that they have that star quality too and can handle the spotlight when they strutted their stuff alongside Christen in Milan on the catwalk for with Dolce and Gabbana. Dylan is also the face of fashion brand Saint Laurent and o older brother Thomas has vast experience with modeling too. We cannot wait to see what comes next for this pair!

There’s More…


Famous Father: Tom Hanks
Known for: Forrest Gump and Sleepless in Seattle
An academy award winner, Tom Hanks has been in our favorite hits on the screen for years. Who could forget his heartwarming performance in “Forrest Gump”, or his...

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The Famous Parents of Famous Game Of Thrones Leaders

We all have a favorite celebrity we try and follow. Some of us become a mega fan or a groupie and follow the star wherever they go. If you’re not that into celebrity life and fame, then these family ties could surprise you, as you might like two actors and now find out they are actually father and son (or mother and son. Wait, or mother and daughter or father and… you know what I mean).

Let’s start with our favorite men of war and their heritage. Later on, you could read about other celebrities and their famous parents.

Famous Father: Erik Hvju

Known For: Max Manus: Man of War

Erik Hivju was a Norwegian actor appearing in more than a dozen series. He has also played roles in movies such as The King’s Choice, Hamsun and The Man of War.

Famous Son: Kristofer Hivju

Known For: Playing Tormund Giantsbane in the Game of Thrones

The sexy red-haired Kristofer Hivju has burst into the spotlight since his recent feature in the HBO’s ridiculously popular Game of Thrones. Starting out on the stage, Hivju is classically trained and gravitated towards theater before moving to film.

Famous Son: Kit Harington

Known For: King of the North at Games of Throne

We were amazed to learn this as well! Kit has blue blood running in his vanes not only in the series but in real life as well! So Exciting! Kit was born 31 years ago in London and is now one of the busiest actors in the world, thanks to his great role in Game of Thrones. Like other celebrities and their famous parents, Kit has an amazing heritage.


Famous Eighth-Great-Grandfather: Charles II of England

Known For: King of England, Scotland and Ireland

From 1649-1651, Charles was far more famous than his future grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-son. He held the most wanted job on earth – King of the British Empire.
Do you think Charles would have been proud of Kit? Do you think Kit is truly a legal heir of the king? Let’s wait for the last season before we decide…

So now let’s go on to read about other celebrities and their famous parents. Did you know they were family?

We all have a favorite celebrity we try and follow. Some of us become a mega fan or a groupie and follow the star wherever they go. If you’re not that into celebrity life and fame, then these family ties could surprise you, as you might like two...

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Parents of Famous Celebrities. Who’s The Star?

Famous Father: Martin Sheen

Known For: Apocalypse Now

Everyone knows Charlie Sheen, but what young people don’t know is that his father Martin Sheen, is one of Americas most celebrated, colorful and accomplished actors, in fact, Sheen has appeared in 65 feature films. It is easy to recognize him as him and his son share a striking similarity!

Famous Son: Charlie Sheen

Known For: Two and a Half Men

While Sheen is notorious for his role in the hit series, the hysterical Two and a Half Men, he has become better known in recent years for his encounters with the law due to drugs, alcohol, and disorderly condu
ct. However, his bond with his father is unshakable, Martin fully supported his son Charlie when he spoke out about the fact that he is HIV positive and says that his son needs all of his support and love he can get.

Famous Mother: Pamela Anderson

Known For: Baywatch

The quintessential Beach babe and ultimate sex symbol back in the day. when she strutted her stuff on the beaches of Baywatch no one could look away. Who can forget that bright red bathing suits and those sandy blonde locks. But not only a pretty face, in her lifetime Anderson has also been a strong activist for animal rights. Beauty and a heart!

Famous Sons: Brandon Thomas Lee and Dylan Jagger Lee

Known For: Modelling

Both Brandon Thomas Lee and Dylan Jagger Lee showed that they have that star quality too and can handle the spotlight when they strutted their stuff alongside Christen in Milan on the catwalk for with Dolce and Gabbana. Dylan is also the face of fashion brand Saint Laurent and o older brother Thomas has vast experience with modeling too. We cannot wait to see what comes next for this pair!

There’s More…

Famous Father: Martin Sheen
Known For: Apocalypse Now
Everyone knows Charlie Sheen, but what young people don’t know is that his father Martin Sheen, is one of Americas most celebrated, colorful and accomplished actors, in fact, Sheen has appeared in 65...

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Young Superstar Battles Back from Cancer To Play at Carnegie Hall

Without doubt, one of the most painful parts of modern life is hearing about people with cancer. It is one of the most ruthless illnesses, very hard to get over seeing someone go through. For one 12-year-old boy, Daniel Coalner, though, his cancer battle was especially challenging. However, young Daniel is a fine example that you can overcome even the worst illness and still go on to do amazing things in life.

Using His Talent

A talented pianist, he got the chance to take himself all the way to Carnegie Hall!

Considered a prodigy, his illness was a major setback. However, he never knew about his talent until after his illness; he started taking piano lessons after he had successfully beat the illness. Take a look at the video below, and look at his fantastic play on the piano. He plays live on the show at ABC, and impresses the crowd with his wonderful, natural talent.

He got the chance to play at Carnegie Hall aged just 12, despite the setback of his illness. Many musicians play their entire career without getting near such a stage!

What did Danny think of the whole experience?

“Well, really it was just absolutely incredible,” he began.

“The piano was magnificent, much better than upright at home! The acoustics was amazing. Everything just…came together beautifully.”

Speaking to his parents on GMA, they were equally proud of the wonderful achievements of their son.

“Well, just not just proud, just incredibly blessed to see Daniel healthy, happy and able to do something he absolutely loves.” they told GMA.

Daniel underwent aggressive therapy at a very young age, where, as his parents put it they “bring you to the point of death and hope that they kill all of the bad cells and leave enough of the good ones for you to recover.”

Thankfully, due to the great work of the people down at Akron Children’s Hospital, Daniel made a full recovery and kicked the illness into the long grass.

That’s not all; he even got the chance to use his skills as an organist when he went to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. This is a young man with an exceptional talent, and a ravenous appetite for music. What did he make of the cathedral, then?

“It was just absolutely amazing there. Being able to control the huge wall of sound that covers the entire cathedral was just incredible.” Daniel said. Quizzed on how he was going to top such achievements aged just 12, for once he didn’t know!

“I honestly have no idea. Going to St. Patrick’s cathedral and Carnegie hall in one day, that’s a pretty good day for a 12-year-old. It’s a pretty great day!”

Without doubt, one of the most painful parts of modern life is hearing about people with cancer. It is one of the most ruthless illnesses, very hard to get over seeing someone go through. For one 12-year-old boy, Daniel Coalner, though, his cancer battle was...

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You Will Never Believe What This Dog Brought Home From The Dumpsters

When our dogs go our hunting, most of the time they come back with absolute garbage. We give them a little applause and a cuddle – it’s their way of trying, and it’s good enough. However, sometimes when a dog fires out the door and it comes home triumphantly carrying something, you’ll get a shock at what it has picked up along the way. When we take on a dog, anyway, we expect them to always have that little bit of a wild streak – and that ability to bring home items that are as likely to make us laugh as they are cry!

When Gumnerd Thongmak took on a beautiful little Thai Bangkaew – known as Pui – he was beginning a story that would quite literally become a life-changing moment. When getting a dog, Gumnerd just wanted someone to hang around with and to have a bit of extra companionship in his life. He never expected his dog to get him into a crazy story like this!

Pui Begins to Explore

Little Pui spent most of his time cutting around Bangkok and having a great time. A typically adventurous and open-minded little dog, he would stick his nose in where it probably shouldn’t and just loved to roam around and few crazy stuff. One of his most beloved places, you might have guessed, was the local dump. Dogs love dumps for the reason it’s like a big maze for them – fun to be had and treasures to be found!

When he was running around the dump one day, though, Pui came back with a plastic back in his mouth. Gumnerd and his family were a little unsure as to what he could have fun, so they decided to check out what the little man had brought back home with him. They sincerely hoped it wasn’t going to be something dangerous!

A Crazy Surprize

Inside the bag, then, was a baby girl. That’s right – SOMEONE LEFT A BABY AT THE DUMP.

The barbarity of that aside, the amazing little dog immediately shot into hero mode and brought her home to the family. They took her to the nearest hospital, where they found that the baby was just a mere seven months old. She wasn’t in the best condition, but the smart thinking from Pui meant she had a better chance than she did beforehand.

Pui Is Honored

The Red Cross decided to honor the awesome little dog for all of his good work and his bravery. Along with a leather collar, a medal, and a commemorative plaque, he was given an award of $300 as thanks for helping the little one have a life.

While there was no information about the mother of the baby or anything else about the baby, they were happy to know that the little one was – hopefully – safe and sound. “It’s lucky that Little Pui found the baby. It was a surprise to us, since Little Pui never brought anything home, only barking at strangers when he’s out and about,” Poomrat Thongmak, Gunmerd’ wife, said.

Interestingly, the family then decided that they should make a claim to adopt the baby. Fate had brought them together like this – why not make sure that when the baby grows up, the wonderful story of how Little Pui saved them can be told again and again

When our dogs go our hunting, most of the time they come back with absolute garbage. We give them a little applause and a cuddle – it’s their way of trying, and it’s good enough. However, sometimes when a dog fires out the door and it comes home...

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Fish Swim Across Roads Post-Flood

When floods hit, they can do some incredible damage.  Often, the damage can be quite extreme and it can become rather expensive for the people to get their lives back to normal after the incident. That being said, sometimes one of the few minor benefits of a flood (if you can call it that) is videos like this one.

An Outrageous Scene

It shows you the essence of something you might expect from that Jumanji reboot that was flying around. Fish in the streets? Not even in Venice. This outrageous video, though, shows us that you will be able to find something absolutely outrageous taking place somewhere in the world – if you look hard enough.

Following a massive storm in Washington, the streets were beginning to fill up with water and people were beginning to get a little concerned. It was becoming worse than usual, the flooding, so there was a natural uncertainty about what was to come next. However, nobody expected to see fish floating around the streets, that’s for sure!

Skokomish River in Mason County has been struggling in recent times due to excessive rainfall, and the flood has – at times – got pretty bad for people who are living in the area. However, it’s a first to see the sea-life from the river winding up floating around the streets. In the photos and the video provided, you can first-hand a fish moving across the road. That’s right, the water had reached such a height that a couple of fish had actually managed to get pulled inland and onto the road!

A New Street River is Formed

To be exact, it’s a salmon fish ought in this video. The water had become so overly flooded that a ‘new’ river  was being formed. Since it’s more or less out of the water, though, it’s obviously struggling.

Since salmon can swim upstream, though, they have a relatively easy ability to handle the stresses of swimming like this. So, unlike other kinds of fish, it probably has a better chance of surviving presuming it get itself back to full water in a relatively short space of time. it must have been very strange for the salmon to come up against this though!

If you want to see just how outrageous this is, then I implore that you take the time to watch this video. I have honestly never seen anything like it. I live near a river with fish in it that used to flood from time to time, but I never got held up at a pedestrian crossing because of a fish making its way past!

Have you ever seen anything quite like this?

When floods hit, they can do some incredible damage.  Often, the damage can be quite extreme and it can become rather expensive for the people to get their lives back to normal after the incident. That being said, sometimes one of the few minor benefits of a...

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YouTubers Fly Around New York on Star Wars Speeder Bikes

Every Halloween, you can always find people who take cosplay to a whole new level. Some people go nuts for this kind of stuff, and realy go that extra mile to make a mark. Most of the time, the best ones go viral very quickly thanks to good old social media. Well, this one was fantastic – a true testament to the creativity and charm of Halloween.

Getting Creative

YouTubers Casey Neistat and Jesse Wellens are creative individuals anyway, and they tend to be quite cooky and creative on their channels as it is. So, they decided to start going a little crazier with each year, following on from the stupendous 2015 Magic Carpet that they pulled off. They’ve done a few crazy things so far, but this year they decided to jump in on the upcoming hype for the new Star Wars and invoke an old classic; a speeder bike.

They built a pair of absolutely bad-ass speeder bikes based on Return of the Jedi, and powered around the streets of New York. The bikes are a pair of Super 73 electric motorbikes, and they spent the best part of three weeks fitting them up. Alongside fiberglass shelling to make the look, they also added all sorts of awesome spoilers to really make them look the part.

Jesse rode with a friend, Carmella Rose, and they dressed as the classic Luke and Leia style from the Endor scenes of ROTJ, and it was an absolutely fantastic costume to pull off. They look great as they plow through the streets on a fantastic take on one of the best vehicles in movie history.

Meanwhile, Casey went for the classic Stormtrooper outfit and “chased” them through the streets of New York.

Going the Extra Mile

Thankfully, no “real” Stormtrooper showed up, and the police never had any issue with their awesome little stunt. Take a look for yourself and see the benefits of people getting creative at Halloween?

It’s a massive amount of work, obviously, but the end product is absolutely sensational. The amount of effort that has gone into the making can be seen, too and it’s a damn fine watch. As you can see, these are people more than happy to go that extra mile to build a fantastic set-piece.

While some people are happy to go as a whoopee cushion for Halloween, this trio have shown how us it could – and should – be done.

Every Halloween, you can always find people who take cosplay to a whole new level. Some people go nuts for this kind of stuff, and realy go that extra mile to make a mark. Most of the time, the best ones go viral very quickly thanks to good old social media...

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Smart Man Creates 3D-Printed Braces for Under $100!

When we need to go to the dentist, one of the things that we tend to absolutely hate is the idea of getting any work done. Braces are anathema to most people, but if your teeth are out of shape then you might just need braces. However, the cost of braces, the treatment and the fitting can be way out of the reach of some people.

Without a dental plan or anything like that, you are hoping for goodwill to help make the payments and fix your teeth up. However, for Amos Dudley, the situation was a bit different. An undergrad at New Jersey Institute of Technology, he was informed that he would need to resume his middle school years of wearing braces to get his teeth straightened up.

Amos Gets Creative

He didn’t do as he was asked as he simply hated wearing the retainer, and he was paying the price for it as he got older and his teeth started to become unaligned and crooked. However, while he was OK with getting braces, the cost was beyond him – what he did, have, though, was a bit of creativity and a 3D printer after studying digital design.

So, he decided to make a pair of plastic braces for himself rather than have to pay the big bucks and have the made for him. While it took a lot of time to work out the entire orthodontic procedure needed to get your teeth stylish and straight, he took it step-by-step. He made several teeth moulds of his teeth, labelling them as they got continually straighter.

Using alginate powder, he made a mold of his teeth without much issue and then used Permastone to help make it solidify. Then, he cut it down to help create a smooth, authentic surface and laser scanned, creating a 3D copy of what he needed.

Then, he used a tool that meant he could vacu-form around the plastic on each mold and be left with a solution to keep his teeth in fine form. Once this was done, he made sure that it would sit perfectly on his gums – and voila!

While the procedure isn’t one we would expect anyone other than someone with his technical smarts to take on, we recommend that anyone who cannot afford dental treatment but has to carry it out do a bit of DIY reading into the subject.

If you have the ability, you might be able to get lovely, straight teeth just like our friend here without breaking the bank!

When we need to go to the dentist, one of the things that we tend to absolutely hate is the idea of getting any work done. Braces are anathema to most people, but if your teeth are out of shape then you might just need braces. However, the cost of braces, the...

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This Courageous Cop Helped Out a Shoplifter

When someone steals from a store, the stigma of theft can ruin their entire lives. Most of the time, we like seeing thieves and other people caught out taking what is not there to be taken. When the cops roll into the store to huckle them away for their theft, it’s usually something that the public enjoy watching – a rogue getting their comeuppance. However, sometimes, people who are stealing aren’t doing it out of badness or greed – but out of necessity.

Take Bennet Johns, a US Police Officer at Laurel PD, Maryland, was called to a theft attempt in a Giant grocery store, he walked in expecting the usual scenario to unfold. However, what he found was a young woman, ID unknown, who had tried to steal $15 worth of diapers for her child. When he arrived and heard her side of the story, he found out that she had stolen them to help her infant son.

On the spot, he cited for a misdemeanor theft – which was nice. Some officers would take the liberty here and take them in. Instead, Johns decided to get the wallet out and pay for the goods himself – she might have stolen, but that does not mean that her son should need to go without.

Good Deed Goes Viral

Very quickly, people took to social media to share a positive story about a police officer doing a great, charming and selfless deed. The public hopped onto the story and the goodwill that it generated as absolutely outstanding. The PD Facebook page became inundated with kinds works and respectful thanks for the Officer, having made a positive difference while giving a valuable lesson to the mother.

OK, she was still a criminal – but not everyone commits crimes out of bad intentions. This lady wanted to help her infant son out but didn’t have enough money to do so. Should her child suffer because her economic situation is so bad? Some heartless folks may say yes, but we say otherwise.

While we are used to hearing bad stores about the cops of this world, the showcase rolled on and everyone was happy to promote a positive, heart-warming story about a police officer who was happy to give out a little advice but not leave her and her son empty-handed.

Speaking to Fox News, PD Chief Richard Mclaughlin, was very positive and enthusiastic about what he had seen along the way. He said that he was proud of all of his officers, but “particularly this one.”

Just remember, then, that not every copper is a crook and not everyone who has to help themselves is a criminal. Don’t judge a book by its cover and all that; sometimes, our actions are fed by a desperation to help others rather than ourselves. That’s majorly apparent reading this story. Well done, Officer!

When someone steals from a store, the stigma of theft can ruin their entire lives. Most of the time, we like seeing thieves and other people caught out taking what is not there to be taken. When the cops roll into the store to huckle them away for their...

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Heroic Neighbor Saves Dog From Blazing Inferno

When a home catches fire, it tends to leave the whole area in distress. A house fire not only puts the neighbourhood on alert, but it makes everyone far more cautious about their own home life. However, when a fire broke out in Lucky Vista, the situation was dire. When once house caught fire, it soon carried over to the next house along and put the family inside in great danger. Two quick-thinking, heroic neighbours burst through the doors of BOTH houses.

They helped to save a family in one of the homes, and a dog that was trapped in another. The fire rapidly spread from one home to the next, creating a massive panic and leaving everyone unsure of what to do or how to stop the fire at source. Nakenya Portela-Bailey was unaware of the inferno until her neighbour, Kevin Hayes, let her know. She was in the house with her two dogs and three children.

“Thankfully, Kevin knocked on the door,” Portela-Bailey said. “Because I don’t think anyone in the house realized what was going on.”

Hayes noticed the smoke bellowing from her home, and quickly sprang into action as he parked up his car and seen the fire blazing away. “I don’t think I should be considered as a hero, I’m just a concerned citizen,” Hayes said. “I jumped out of my car and went to check on them.”

Once they got everyone out of the house safe and sound, Hayes then went next door to Julian Felan to see if the fire had spread to his house and to see how much damage was done. Ringing on the doorball – a video one – of Eliseo and Sylvia Farias’ house, they let them know that their house was ablaze as they were not home at present.

They let the men know that their dog was inside the house and, if possible, could they get inside to save him. Heroically, the two men obliged and Felan, an ex-firefighter, used his professional nous and sizeable bravery to get inside to go and help the dog.

Smashing the door down, they piled through the smoke and the flames to find the dog – which, according to Hayes, was a major part of the Farias family. Felan broke the door down and without hesitation, the two neighbors rushed through the smoke and found the Farias’ dog. “I know how they feel about their dog,” Kevin said. “It’s like their kid. I’m a pet lover too, and my dog is part of the family.”

Happily, they got the dog out of the house without a scratch and the firefighters arrived to cope with the flames and get the place back to normality in a relatively short space of time. The two were praised for their integrity and bravery, and their willingness to fly head first into danger to help animals.

Praising the community and their commitment to one another, Nakenya added: We look out for each other.”

What a fantastic story, and the testament to the power of neighbourhood love and commitment to keeping one another safe.

When a home catches fire, it tends to leave the whole area in distress. A house fire not only puts the neighbourhood on alert, but it makes everyone far more cautious about their own home life. However, when a fire broke out in Lucky Vista, the situation was...