Most of us working stiffs look at celebrities lives and wish we had some aspect of their status and/or money. I have day dreamed about having some of their glamorous possessions; fancy vacations, clothes and professional makeup artists they employ that make them look flawless. As nice as it would be to have some of these things, I am often reminded how shitty it would be to have their life. Celebrities trade their private life in for their career, opening themselves up to objectification and being asked any and all personal questions reporters can think of. Both male and female actors are subject to intense, and unfair, scrutiny. Though there are a crap ton of examples of this happening, I have compiled some of the best responses to these asshole reporters and their dumb ass, sexist, questions. Continue reading 16 Celebrities Slay Sexist Questions
Celebrities are often thought of as unique talents, a dime a dozen. But the truth is that these Hollywood stars are not one of a kind. There are a large number of celebrities who grew up sharing a special connection with a twin sibling. You all know about the famous sets of twins such as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson along with Tia and Tamara Mowry. But did you know that Vin Diesel is also a twin?
1. Gisele Bundchen
I know absolutely nothing about models, clothes or any of that whole thing, but even I know the most internationally famous model Gisele. Not to mention that she is married to one of the best NFL quarterbacks around, Tom Brady. But did you know that Gisele has an equally beautiful fraternal twin sister Patricia? Gisele is 5 minutes older than her twin Patricia and the two still spend a great deal of time together as Patricia is Gisele’s Manager. As Gisele is the highest paid model in the world, I would say Patricia has done a great job.
2. Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson has a younger brother (by 3 minutes) named Hunter. Hunter did not pursue a career in acting like his sister did, however, he did appear on film alongside her in “Manny & Lo.” Currently Hunter works in politics. Most famously he was the campaign adviser for President Barack Obama.
3. Ashton Kutcher
Funny man Ashton Kutcher has a little known fraternal twin brother named Michael. Michael was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy when he was young and had a successful heart transplant when he was 13. Michael recalls his surgery “Ashton never left my side. He showed me just how much love one brother could have for another.” Ashton attended the University of Iowa and studied biochemical engineering, inspired to find the cure for his brothers disease. Michael is currently the spokesman for “Reaching For The Stars” an organization advocating for children with Cerebral Palsy.
4. Jon Heder
Though he has been in a number of comedy films, Jon Heder is still best known for his role as Napoleon Dynamite. While Jon spends his time in front of the camera, his identical twin brother Dan prefers to work behind the scenes in animation and visual effects. Most recently Dan worked on 47 Ronin. The brothers worked together on “Monster House”- Dan was one of the films animators and Jon voiced the character Reginald Skulinski.
5. Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland, best known for his role on the popular tv show “24” spends most of his time in front of the camera while his younger (by 7 minutes) twin sister Rachel works behind the scenes as a post-production supervisor on both films and television in Toronto.
6. Vin Diesel
Hunky action star Vin Diesel (real name Mark Sinclair Vincent) loves his roles in front of the camera. In contrast to this, his fraternal twin brother Paul Vincent, enjoys his time behind the scenes as a film editor on these mega-million dollar projects.
7. Eva Green
French (yes apparently she is French, not English) model and breakout bond girl Eva Green has a younger fraternal twin sister named Joy. According to Eva, her twin and her could not be more different “Joy and I are very contrasting characters. She never wanted to act, which was quite good because it would have been very competitive between us. We fought and were quite nasty to one another, but now we get on really well.” Joy now has a career rearing horses with her husband in the Normandy countryside.
As I was writing this I noticed that almost all the older twins were the ones who decided to act, and the younger ones preferred to stay behind the scenes. Maybe there is something to that whole birth order thing influencing personality after all.
Whoever plans films should be fired because things are going to get really confusing really fast. Two movies based on the same story, The Jungle Book, are going to be released less than a year apart from each other. This occasional occurrence is not unheard of to happen in Hollywood. The two separate instances that come to mind are- White House Down/ Olympus Has Fallen (both movies about terrorists taking over the White House. Both released at the same time). The second one- I distinctly remember that myself, along with friends and family were very confused by this one- The Prestige/ The Illusionist (both movies about magicians in the early 1900’s).
These Jungle Book films are going to be far worse because it is the exact same story. The other movies I mentioned were distinctly similar- same plots-ish but at least they had different titles and had different characters. These Jungle Book films will have the exact same main characters and very similar stories no doubt. Imagine someone trying to talk about these movies…
Person 1: Hey, do you want to go see the new Jungle Book movie?
Person 2: Wait, which one?
Person 1: Ya, know. The new one.
Person 2: Which new one? Because I want to see the Warner Brothers one… Not the Disney one.
Person 1: Wait… What?! Which one is that?
See how that could get confusing?
Apparently they are planning on clearing this up by naming the films completely different things. One is going to be called “The Jungle Book” and the other “The Jungle Book: Origins.” Aaaah, yes. That is all cleared up now. So instead what appears to be happening is that each movie is trying to “out star” the other one. It seems each film is trying to collect the biggest names in the business to distinguish their movie.
Director: Jon Favreau, best known for the Iron Man films.
Mowgli: Neel Sethi, an adorable newbie.
Shere Khan: Idris Elba, best known for his roles in Thor and Pacific Rim.
Baloo: Bill Murray, best known for Ghostbusters, Ground Hog Day and crashing parties in Brooklyn (also if you don’t know who he is, we cannot be friends).
King Louie: Christopher Walken, best known for Deer Hunter, Catch Me if You Can and “more cowbell.”
Kaa: Scarlett Johansson, best known for kicking ass as Black Widow in various different Marvel films and We Bought a Zoo.
Bagheer: Ben Kingsley, who’s best known for being Gandhi in Gandhi, Enders Game and Iron Man3.
Raksha: Lupita Nyong’o, best known for 12 Years a Slave.
Director: Andy Serkis, best known for being Gollum in The Lord of the Rings and the new Planet of the Apes films, is making his directorial debut.
Mowgli: Rohan Chand, best known for his role in Bad Words.
Shere Khan: Benedict Cumberbatch, best known for playing Sherlock and making the internet go freaking crazy (including me, I feel not shame over this).
Baloo: Serkis, again.
Begheera: Christian Bale, best known for playing Batman.
Kaa: Cate Blanchett, best known for playing Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings and Elizabeth in Elizabeth.
Nisha: Naomie Harris, best known for playing Moneypenny in Skyfall and Winnie Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.
So with all the big names both studios have collected it looks like a good ole fashioned show down between Disney and Warner Brothers. I guess we will just have to wait and see who comes out on top.