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Brutal Breakups – Cringe!

This list is from some straight up savages who broke up with their loved ones in the most brutal, and sometimes the most hilarious ways.

Poor Paul

Poor Paul will probably never show his face again after this sign was put up for everyone to see. Not just that, but he is even getting the poor dog taken away from him!

The only way we could justify this level of savagery is if Paul deserved it. Though it’s hard to think of how one can deserve to be publicly lambasted like this.

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This list is from some straight up savages who broke up with their loved ones in the most brutal, and sometimes the most hilarious ways.
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Stephen Hillenburg, Creator of ‘SpongeBob’ Dies at 57

On Tuesday afternoon, Nickelodeon broke the sad news that SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg has passed away at the age of 57.

Hillenburg died from ALS, which he revealed he was diagnosed with in March 2017. Nickelodoen paid tribute to him in a tweet on Tuesday, writing,

“We are incredibly saddened by the news that Steve Hillenburg has passed away following a battle with ALS,” Nickelodeon said in a statement. “He was a beloved friend and long-time creative partner to everyone at Nickelodeon, and our hearts go out to his entire family. Steve imbued ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ with a unique sense of humor and innocence that has brought joy to generations of kids and families everywhere. His utterly original characters and the world of Bikini Bottom will long stand as a reminder of the value of optimism, friendship and the limitless power of imagination.”

Hillenburg graduated from Humboldt State University in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Planning and Interpretation, with an emphasis on marine resources.He began his animation career in 1987, pursuing a degree in Experimental Animation at the California Institute of Arts in Valencia and earning his Master of Fine Arts in 1992.  He started working at Nickoleadon in 1993 serving as a director and writer on the show“Rocko’s Modern Life.”

It is there that he began to work full-time on writing producing, and directing on the animated series that would eventually become “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

The first episode aired on Nickelodeon on May 1, 1999 and the series commenced its full run on July 17 of that year. The series has aired nearly 250 episodes to date..The series has won both U.S. and British Emmy Awards, Annie Awards, and ASACP Awards and has been dubbed or sub-titled in more than 60 languages, including Urdu, Azerbaijani and Maori.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years Karen Hillenburg and their son Clay.

On Tuesday afternoon, Nickelodeon broke the sad news that SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg has passed away at the age of 57.
Hillenburg died from ALS, which he revealed he was diagnosed with in March 2017. Nickelodoen paid tribute to him in a...

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Tearful: Officer Says Goodbye To His K-9 Partner

Humans are creatures of habit. We like the feeling of control we get whenever we repeat the same action. It is good for our mental health and it simply makes life easier. It gets things done faster and assures their successful outcome. Leaving this cocoon of safety can be really hard, but sometimes it is necessary to do it. Life consists of chapters and in order for one to start, another has to end.

This footage shows us the heartbreaking moment of an officer that has to sign off his K-9 as this is their last ride on duty.

After 9 years of service, this officer is making his final radio call regarding his best pal that has been by his side for the last 9 years. He takes the opportunity to let the dispatcher know that the time has come where these two partners have to split up. He is barely able to finish hearing out the dispatchers speech and not break down in tears. And of course, you can hear and see his best pal right there by his side crying and giving him kisses as he too feels it is time to retire.

A local police officer has officially started his retirement after giving a final call at the end of his last shift in this heartbreaking video.BNSF Railway Police said farewell to Faust the K-9, who retired after eight years and one day on the job. Watch as Senior Special Agent Bryan Schaffer radios in his final goodbye!

Reaching retirement is a thing to be celebrated because, after long years of servitude in your profession, you have finally earned the right to relax and enjoy life. This is especially true for the brave protectors of the law and order. But after decades of engagement, the moment can also be a sad one; a big part of your life is changing and you have to say your goodbyes to people who have been more than co-workers.

Footage shows Senior Special Agent Bryan Schaffer finishing his last day on the job before retirement by announcing his final code for signing off. Together with him is his loyal canine friend who can be heard crying in the back, urging his colleague to stay. What a special bond these two share!

It is adorable how this hard-working official tries to keep his eyes from tearing up after hearing the dispatch’s endearing words. His force is certainly going to miss having such an amazing man on their team.

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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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The Secret Behind the North Korean Cheerleaders

The entire internet partied at the sight of the North Korean Cheerleaders. They were so well synchronized and cheerful, it was so enjoyable to watch. It seemed as if they were truly there to have fun and cheer for their teammates.

At first, the media saw this as a news item that completely confused them as there was no violence, sad or beaten women following orders from some North Korean officer. The news outlets around the world hesitated, but finally “broke down” and covered the North Korean cheerleading group with a very positive light.

 

At first, covering this cheerleading group gave a glimpse for us westerners into North Korean human being. A ray of hope that maybe all we hear is not true started to shine. Sure there were skeptics that said they were hiding something, but they were silenced so no one would miss the presentation of pure joy by young women on a cheerleading group.

Just watch this video and tell us if you think there is anything hiding in their behavior. It’s a cute and fun video to watch. But below the video, you will understand the truth.

 

Unfortunately, as much as we want to see North Korea as a county among other countries, it seems that North Korean officials will do whatever they can to make it not so.

54 year-old Kim Hyong-Su, a former North Korean citizen, has told Blomberg News Agency the truth behind the young cheerleaders. She said that the cheerleading girls were actually pimped and given as sex payments to North Korean Officials. She said that they have been “passed around” to officials as high as personal aids to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

Officials choose cheerleaders and international athletes after a long review of their background. “They are all on the same slavery level in the eyes of the leadership,” she said. “No one is better and they are all here to serve the leadership.”

Another defector, 42-year-old Lee Son-Yun said: “It all looks very happy and joyful, but these girls are also ordered to take their clothes off at parties and participate in sex acts.” The country takes not only the soul but also the body of its citizens and does what they want with it.

So, we have tried to see this item as a happy one to show that North Korea is not bad as it is painted to be, but unfortunately, it is.

More about other North Korean secrets, here

 

The entire internet partied at the sight of the North Korean Cheerleaders. They were so well synchronized and cheerful, it was so enjoyable to watch. It seemed as if they were truly there to have fun and cheer for their teammates.
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The Hidden Secret of One Man’s Dream Wife

When we meet that person of our dreams, it can be hard to believe that our search for love is over. We love everything about them, and we cannot find a single thing about them that we might change. However, for Blake Ruff, his meeting with Lori Erica Kennedy in 2003 was the beginning of a dream marriage that turned very sour.

A year into their amazing relationship that was moving at rapid pace, the pair seemed perfect for one another – besotted and deeply in love. A year in, they tied the knot together and everything looked perfect. They met at a Texas Bible Study class and Kennedy, newly arrived from Arizona, was looking to meet people.

They hit it off despite her rather guarded nature about her personal and private life, one which included no parents and a rough upbringing. Despite his own families guarded suspicion about her they pressed on and were married in 2004 before departing for Leonard, TX, to start a family.

Over a period of several years, though, Lori had several miscarriages and they were unable to start the family they so desperately wanted. Eventually, using IVF, she was pregnant with a baby girl to be born in 2008. However, when the baby was born everything changed. She pushed people away, and even wouldn’t let Blake’s mother touch the child – her guarded nature turned to complete over-protection.

Banned from seeing the family and with Lori taking more and more time to look into Blake’ family, the tension was unbearable and eventually Lori fell into a deep depression. By 2010, they were in counselling together but Lori was unable to overcome her issues, and thus they had to split – after seven years and a child together, they split up.

She wound up regularly seeing her church pastor, talking about her problems and her excessive weight loss, never at peace. In 2010, Christmas Eve, she appears at Blake’ family home in a black Tahoe SUV, and proceeded to come towards the house armed with a shotgun. Sadly, she turned the gun on herself and killed herself – found the next morning, alongside two suicide letters. One was for her daughter and the other for Blake, but neither could be made out.

Searching through her closet after death to try and pack up her stuff, Blake came across a large, black chest. With police help, he got the box opened and inside they found all manner of ID cards, birth certificates and a 1988 writ for a name change – when she was just 17. She’d changed her name from Becky Sue Turner – who apparently died in a house fire, aged 2 – to Lori Erica Kenney.

Apparently, she’d found an ID and a security card to get herself a GED and a Business degree from the University of Texas. Despite a complete lack of fingerprints or anything properly traceable, though, the officers were stumped – just who was “Lori”?

An old friend told them that Lori was a stripper in the early 90s, but after 1988 nothing official about her existed. In 2013, a breakthrough was made when Colleen Fitzpatrick, a genealogist, used DNA from Blake and Lori’ daughter to try and find a connection.

They found a very distant connection in Pennsylvania, where they met with a man called Michael Cassidy. It turns out that ‘Lori’ was, aged 17, a disappearing individual who had left her home at age 17 as her mother married someone she deeply hated. Sadly, this was all that could be found: all other information, facts or otherwise, went to the grave with Lori. RIP Lori, the victim of what must have been some deeply tragic circumstances.

When we meet that person of our dreams, it can be hard to believe that our search for love is over. We love everything about them, and we cannot find a single thing about them that we might change. However, for Blake Ruff, his meeting with Lori Erica Kennedy...

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A Decade-Old Disappearance Might Be Closer to Being Solved

While people vanish all the time, they tend to be found quite quickly in the event of their disappearance. However, sadly, it’s not always quite so fast. For beauty queen Tara Grinstead, from Georgia, the disappearance happened over twelve years ago and it’s only now that something might have come out that might help to locate her.

Who Is Tara

Growing up with the dream of being a teacher, Tara went to Middle Georgie College to study and to become closer to achieving her dream. By the age of 28, she was working as a successful history teacher at the Irwin County High School, based 55 miles out from her hometown. By 33, she’d earned a Masters’ Degree – despite all of this success, though, she’d worked to help out at beauty pageants.

Moving to the Miss Georgia Pageant, she’d made a major impact on the industry – but was about to find something rather horrifying.

The Disappearance

In October 2005, she took part in a beauty pageant on the 22nd of the month, before going to a cookout with friends. On the 24th, she never appeared for work – very unlike her. Co-workers phoned the authorities as it was so out of character, and an investigation took place. However, all that was missing from her house or seemed out of place, was an unlocked car and the fact that her purse and keys were missing from the home. In the yard, though, a latex glove was found.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation were brought in to try and find an answer to this odd situation. Save for the glove and a lamp that was found to be smashed in the bedroom, though, nothing really stood out. Her local community set up the Tara Grinstead Command Centre, and began to do everything they could to try and find where she had gone to.

The Search Behins

Websites were managed, phone-lines were manned and information was asked for as an entire town halted to try and find someone who was so revered locally. Over 100 people were interviewed, and the situation became one of the largest missing persons’ case in the history of the entire state. Even with a six-figure reward, however nobody had any pertinent details.

In 2008, the first piece of potentially useful evidence turned up when the latex glove was discovered to have DNA within. In 2009, a horrifying video was found by a man claiming to have killed sixteen women, and people began to connect the dots. While the video was only a hoax, and that the man had nothing to do with Tara or her potential death, it left the community hurt.

New Information

Eventually, Tara was declared legally dead by the investigation team. In 2016, though, some new information came to the fore that might be of use came out. Payne Lindsey, a podcaster, started a crime podcast, Up and Vanished, that grew in popularity. He travelled to Ocilla to try and do some digging into this curious, terrifying case.

Six months after the first episode of the podcast being released, the police received a tip-off.

Local lady Brooke Sheridan told investigators that a man called Ryan Duke had told her man, Bo Dukes, that he had killed Tara, and that they worked together to get rid of the body. Arrested on a murder charge, Ryan was found to have matching DNA to that of the glove.

Bo himself is awaiting trial, too, for concealing the murder – and is likely to serve as a lead witness in the trial against Ryan.

This tragic story shows how easy it is for a community to both come together and to conceal information from just one tiny source. May Tara rest in peace.

While people vanish all the time, they tend to be found quite quickly in the event of their disappearance. However, sadly, it’s not always quite so fast. For beauty queen Tara Grinstead, from Georgia, the disappearance happened over twelve years ago and...

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Tragic Tale of a Boy Raised as a Girl in a Failed Medical Experiment

This is a story of a science experiment gone very wrong, one where the lines of nature versus nurture become blurred beyond repair. When twins Bruce ad David Reimer were born in Canada, 1965, the family were overjoyed, however when a routine circumcision went horribly wrong, the nightmare began.

The circumcision was botched and Brice’s penis was burnt to the extent that no restorative surgery could fix. At this point, Bruce’s parents decided to go to drastic measures, and turned to Dr. John Money, the Dr. that was known for his gender reassignment surgeries. The plan was to operate on Bruce, and raise him as a girl.

The Initial Sex Change Success

Dr. Money was of the opinion that gender was a fluid concept, and that Bruce, with the help of some medical procedures, would completely identify as a girl. How very wrong he was. despite his genital reconstructive surgery at 17 months old, the fact that he would no longer produce testosterone, and that his parents called him Brenda from the time he was a baby, none of this stopped Bruce from eventually knowing something was very wrong.


Although early on, Dr. Money considered the sex change a success since she was doing well socially and despite some tomboy characteristics, seemed like a happy child, at 13 years old things began to change. Brenda felt very masculine, was made fun of, and isolated herself completely from those around her. She became a loner and had to deal with her inner confusions and turmoil without knowing the truth- that she was born a boy.

The Truth Exposed

Despite Dr. Money’s insistence that this depression was just a phase, Brenda’s parents decided it was time to tell the twins the truth, that they were born twin brothers. Brenda changed her name to David immediately and finally felt like a semblance of his life made sense. He started to undergo hormone therapy and could have his penis reconstructed. He even got married in 1990, and although he could not have his own children, he became a stepfather of his wife’s three children.


However, this story ends tragically, proving that medical experiments on people are never a good idea. As one can imagine, when the truth was exposed both twins were beyond devastated and never really got over the shock and horror. Brian, the twin brother died of a drug overdose and Davis, never fully coming to terms with the lie he was brought up with, committed suicide in 2004.

This tragic tale has thought the medical community a strong lesson. Any forced surgery, any change on someone that is not old enough to agree, is a terrible and cruel idea and no one should have to suffer that way again.

This is a story of a science experiment gone very wrong, one where the lines of nature versus nurture become blurred beyond repair. When twins Bruce ad David Reimer were born in Canada, 1965, the family were overjoyed, however when a routine circumcision went...

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DiCaprio’s new fling- The Actors continues his modelizer ways

I am a huge Sex and the City fan. Despite that the show has been over for quite some time, I still find nothing more satisfying than binging on these juicy episodes after a long day. And although the plot is sometimes far-fetched, every now and then something happens in real life which bears a striking similarity to the lives of Carrie and her crew. Today has got me thinking of season one, episode two, ‘models and mortals’. In this episode, the girls lament the crazy trend of guys out there who will ONLY date models, and while that sounds kind of shallow and ridiculous, it seems we have our own modelizer in the flesh: Leonardo DiCaprio.

Only Models

Yup, this ridiculously talented actor is also ridiculously talented at keeping his dating track record ‘model only’ or as close to model as possible. Just last week DiCaprio was seen riding around New York with his most recent speculated fling Lorena Rae, a young German model. They were seen riding peacefully along the New York roads, and while paparazzi and armed security followed ensuite, it does seem as close to a ‘normal date’ as you get when it comes to Leo.

But normal is a hard word to use when describing the actors dating history. DiCaprio is known for his specific dating tastes, being that she must either be, or be fitting to be a Victoria Secret Angel. In fact, he has dated a total of ten Victoria Secret models in his time. DiCaprio, now 41, is also known for dating women far younger than him, usually in their 20’s. While some claim his dating, habits are every man’s dream, others claim it simply points out an extensive list of failed relationships and loneliness.

Chronicles of predetermined failures?

However it could also be that his relationships with his string of beauties is mutually beneficial: they get to be seen with a famous actor, and he gets to be seen with a beautiful woman on his arm. But is there something deeper going on? Amongst those of a sadder opinion is relationship guru Dr. Gilda Crale who coined DiCaprio a “modelizer”, which is someone who pursues fantasy women knowing it will probably not work out.

Some of the women on the list of Leo’s conquests are Victoria Secret models Gisele Bündchen, Israeli beauty Bar Refaeli, American model Kelly Rohrbach and some beautiful actresses like Blake Lively. However, all these women, regardless of the fact that the relationships came to an end had only warm things to say about DiCaprio. Such as Bündchen who claimed, “We were just not meant to be boyfriend and girlfriend, but I respect him enormously and I wish him nothing but the best.”

While Carrie Bradshaw would insist DiCaprio’s ways are the route problem of all the normal looking girls in the world, you’ve got to admit that The actor, with millions and millions in his bank account, and movies like Titanic, The Aviator and The Great Gatsby in his pocket, certainly does make a great catch. That is assuming he ever decides on being caught for good.

I am a huge Sex and the City fan. Despite that the show has been over for quite some time, I still find nothing more satisfying than binging on these juicy episodes after a long day. And although the plot is sometimes far-fetched, every now and then something...

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It Seems Like We Can No Longer “Keep Up” With the Kardashians

The Kardashian family is taking over world media, and it seems us civilians can just no longer Keep Up.

As I scroll through the Daily Mail snapchat story, I realize a very obvious trend. Page one – Kylie confesses to new lip surgery, page two – Kim and Kanye step out hand in hand, Page 3 – has Scott finally gone too far? On and on it goes, page after page, with the Kardashian family and their off shoots dominating social media.

A Swift Learning Curve

This family, and the fame they bring with them, has reached new heights. Starting from their reality TV show Keeping up with the Kardashians all the way back in 2007, a decade later the Kardashian clan is still on everyone’s lips. However, it was not always like that.

Kris Jenner, momager of the family admits that in 2009, after three seasons of Keeping up With the Kardashians, it began to dwindle. Ratings were down and people were tired of the petty storyline dictating the family’s lives. It was the announcement by Kourtney that a baby was due that began to speed things right back up. It seems viewers were craving real life trials and tribulations rather than a series revolving around first-world problems. And so, after a marriage, a divorce, fertility problems, babies, and more babies, the show and its spin off grip millions of viewers worldwide.

These days, their fame is no longer confined to a night series. The tentacles of fame that the Kardashian/ Jenner girls possess range from actress, model, entrepreneur to designer and brand manager. And while in the first few years of Kardashian fame it was Kim, Khloe and Kourtney who were in the spotlight, in recent years both Kendal and Kylie have made names for themselves too.

Kendal reaching her dream of supermodel status walking for brands such as Vogue and Victoria Secret, and Kylie with her own cosmetic brand and large social media presence, was the youngest person in history to make the Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2017.

A Stressful Life

But, with all this world-dominating fame, there is bound to be more than a handful of people getting hurt. Not everyone can handle twenty-four seven media scrutiny and the lifestyle of being/ or being close to a Kardashian. Take both Kourtney and Kim’s exes. Kim’s 72-day marriage to Kris Humphry left a disillusioned Kris, and Kourtney’s ex and father of her children Scott has admitted to a drinking problem.

That being said, it is their brother Robert Kardashian who I think should be felt for the most. Never feeling so comfortable with fame, it is known that Rob has dealt with depression and rapid weight gain over the past years, disappearing in and out from the series. However, it is the most recent scandal with his ex Blac Chyna which has caused the world to cover its gawking mouth in shame.

Never fully stable, their relationship spiraled out of control when Robert posted pornographic footage of Chyna after she sent him a video of her making out with another guy. Yes, it sounds very petty ridiculously vengeful and downright dirty showing very clearly that not everyone was made for the kind of fame and fortune that goes hand in hand with being a member of the Kardashian clan. And while the girls and their families have mainstream media in the palm of their hands, not everyone in the family is benefiting.

The Kardashian family is taking over world media, and it seems us civilians can just no longer Keep Up.
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Tragedy! Fire at Tomorrowland Festival Sees 22,000 Evacuated

When you attend a musical festival you expect, and even hope, for something exciting to happen that will make your experience unique. However, the excitement-turned-terror which went down at the “Tomorrowland Unite Festival” in Barcelona is certainly not something anyone saw coming.

Close to Disaster

Crowds of more than 22,000 concert-goers were evacuated yesterday after a main stage was engulfed in flames. Social media images of the fire show huge flames with a cloud of thick smoke hiding the entire front of the stage as people fled. While luckily no severe injuries were reported and fans were safely evacuated, there were a few people treated for panic attacks and shock.

The Tomorrowland festival, whose main event is hosted in Belgium, gets more popular annually, with tickets to events usually selling out in minutes. At this exact stage Steve Aoki, world-famous DJ, was set to perform a few hours after the fire broke out. Organizers of the concert state that the fire was caused by a “technical malfunction” however, the exact source of the fire is still unclear, with hypothesis ranging from fireworks gone wrong to a piece of equipment overheating.

A Brief History of Fires

This is not the first time a fire-hazard has threatened the lives of concert goers. In fact, the trend of fire-related disasters striking densely packed crowds of people is more common that you would think. Back in 2009 in Bangkok while the band tragically named Burn played, a fire burned through a Nightclub where the band was performing. But this time the people attending where not as lucky and 66 people tragically lost their lives. Zoom out a little and in 2003 you’ve got yet another stage-fire when a nightclub in the USA went up in flames. Here the death toll was even higher, at a staggering 200 people killed, including the lead guitarist of the band playing, Great White.

These two examples, and more in stages all over the world, show that mixing high powered technical equipment with cramped places has incredibly dangerous potential. Luckily in our case those professionals manning the Tomorrowland concert were trained enough to act in a manner which secured a safe evacuation for all the people within the range of danger. However, it remains a daunting situation to attend a concert awaiting a fire of passion, and instead…just get a real, scary, and potentially life-threatening fire.

When you attend a musical festival you expect, and even hope, for something exciting to happen that will make your experience unique. However, the excitement-turned-terror which went down at the “Tomorrowland Unite Festival” in Barcelona is...