Mar 232018

George Clooney has penned a letter to the students of the Parkland, Florida high school

George Clooney
George Clooney

Actor George Clooney has penned a letter to the students of the Parkland, Florida high school where a deadly mass shooting claimed the lives of 17 people. The student journalists from Eagle Eye, the newspaper of Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, where the shooting happened in February, had written to Clooney and his wife Amal for an interview.

In the letter published in The Guardian, Clooney said their advocacy for gun control makes him “proud of my country again.” He, however, declined their request for an interview, saying “young people are taking it to the adults and that has been your most effective tool.”

“The fact that no adults will speak on the stage in DC is a powerful message to the world that if we can’t do something about gun violence then you will. The issue is going to be this, anyone you ask would feel proud to be interviewed by you but it’s so much more effective if it’s young people,” he said.

The Friday issue of The Guardian US was guest edited by the staff of the Eagle Eye. It is using the platform to cover the upcoming March for Our Lives as well as “heighten awareness of the issue of gun control and school safety to such an extent that the federal government can no longer ignore us.”

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Sep 212017

Being a celebrity, no matter how glamorous it looks, isn’t exactly the world’s easiest job, especially when you don’t have any guiding figure in the film industry.

Most of these superstars, who serve as an inspiration for most of us, weren’t always this rich or famous. Most of them were not born with a silver spoon in their mouth and thus, they too had to resort to doing jobs, like the rest of us. While some had pretty normal jobs in their younger years, some of them had rather unusual and surprising jobs before they made it big.

Check out our list of odd celebrity jobs to see the typical, the unexpected, and the downright unbelievable.

Brad Pitt

Brad was studying journalism when he realized his passion for acting. But since dropping out of college doesn’t always turn out for the best, the actor chauffeured strippers in a limo for a while. And that’s not all; he also was s mascot for a fast food chain called El Pollo Loco and wore a chicken costume while giving out flyers.

“My job was to drive them to bachelor parties and things,” he told in an interview. “I’d pick them up, and at the gig I’d collect the money, play the bad Prince tapes and catch the girls’ clothes.”

Hollywood Celebrities With Surprising Previous Jobs© Reuters

Jay Z

Don’t be inspired by this one.

Jay Z was a drug dealer. He has never hidden his past and in fact, admits that it helped him become business savvy. He explained in an interview, “I know about budgets. I was a drug dealer. To be in a drug deal, you need to know what you can spend, what you need to re-up.”

Well, we are just glad that he left this aspect of his past, for good.

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Hugh Jackman

This handsome hunk was previously a Physical Education teacher at a school in England. But that’s pretty normal, right?

His second job, however, was that of a professional clown. He revealed in an interview,

“I was Coco the Clown and I had no magic tricks and I remember a six-year-old standing up at a party saying ‘Mummy this clown is terrible, he doesn’t know any tricks’ – and he was right.’ “

In case you find it too hard to believe, have a look at this proof that he tweeted.

Damning proof I used to do clowning.

— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) August 20, 2015
Johnny Depp

He is an excellent actor but at his previous jobs, he was terrible.

For a while, he was a telemarketer for pens. (Yes, that’s apparently a thing.) But he was so ashamed of the “scam” that he was pulling people into, that he started pleading his customers to back out.

After that, he moved on to become a mechanic but as fate had it, that didn’t work out for this superstar either.

He recalled in an interview, ”I changed all the tires on this guy’s car, did the alignment, put the wheels back on, pulled it down, guy got in, and his left rear wheel shot off the vehicle. I was asked to leave, needless to say.”

Hollywood Celebrities With Surprising Previous Jobs© Reuters

Channing Tatum

Performing the role of a stripper in a movie is not that unusual, but Channing Tatum has had some practice in real life. When he was about 19 years old, the actor used to perform in a strip club because, as he puts it, he was “young and dumb and stupid and just wanted to make some money.” He did it for whole eight months before it became too much to handle.

In case you are interested in watching him perform, here’s a video:

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone had his share of bad days before his acting career took off. But one of the lowest points of his life was when he had to clean out lion cages at the Central Park Zoo for $1.12 an hour. He even made an appearance in an adult film called ‘The Party at Kitty and Stud’s’.

So the next time you feel bad about your job, think of him and take inspiration for not giving up.

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Matthew McConaughey

Matthew used to live in Australia an exchange student and therefore had to struggle pretty hard to make ends meet. He worked as a chicken coop cleaner, a place where most of us won’t be able to stay for a minute. But since that didn’t pay much, he also had to wash dishes for some extra cash.

Hollywood Celebrities With Surprising Previous Jobs© Reuters

George Clooney

Before he found fame, George Clooney did a few low-paid jobs and got fired from all of them. He once worked at cutting tobacco, sold door-to-door insurance and even worked in a ladies’ shoe shop.

He revealed in an interview: “I had a lot of rotten jobs. I sold insurance door-to-door, but it didn’t work out well. The first day I sold one (policy) and the guy died.”

Hollywood Celebrities With Surprising Previous Jobs© Reuters

Jon Bon Jovi

We have never heard of this one before but Bon Jovi was a Christmas decoration maker. Before becoming the world famous rockstar that he is, he used to assemble Christmas decorations and even used to mopp up the floor as a janitor. He obviously wasn’t happy with these jobs and started relentlessly handing out demos until one DJ agreed to start playing the track Runaway.

Hollywood Celebrities With Surprising Previous Jobs© Reuters

Patrick Dempsey

McDreamy, as he is lovingly called by his female fans, was always good with his hands, way before he did a stint as a doctor in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. The actor was once a professional juggler. In fact, his rare yet excellent juggling skills got him a part on the ABC show ‘Overnight Success’.

Sep 192017

We have seen them performing on stage, on the silver screen, entertaining millions of people around the world and becoming role models for many. One always believes that they must be living the lives of their dreams in the wake of extravagant lifestyles and glamour that follows. However, all that glitters is not gold. Even our favourite celebrities suffer from dangerous diseases and have been battling it all by themselves. Surprising is the fact that they didn’t let their fans know about their illness for many years and kept performing for them while they were under excessive pain. Here’s more about these stars and their debilitating lives behind stardom, their struggle with uncommon diseases and how it has affected their daily routines beyond our imagination.

Selena Gomez

I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of.  So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery.  And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis.  Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: -by grace through faith

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The 25-year-old singer is suffering from Lupus and recently went through a kidney transplant. Selena has been suffering from this condition for a long time and it has affected her career, many a times she had to postpone her tours and concerts because of her weakness. The singing sensation recently shared a picture on Instagram, lying next to her best friend actress Francia Raisa, who offered one of her kidneys, just for the sake of their friendship.

Morgan Freeman

Hollywood Celebrities Dealing With Dangerous Diseases© Reuters

‘The Shawshank Redemption’ actor inspired us throughout the years with his acting and social work, but not many of us know that he suffers from fibromyalgia (fibrositis).Affected from his illness, many a times he is barely able to walk due to intense pain in the joints. These days, the actor’s health prevents him from keeping long working hours and he’s also not able to sign any new projects. We hope he gets better and we get to see more of his brilliant acting.

Lady Gaga

Brazil, I’m devastated that I’m not well enough to come to Rock In Rio. I would do anything 4 u but I have to take care of my body right now. I ask for your grace and understanding, and promise that I will come back and perform for you soon. 💔🤘I’m so sorry, and I love you so much. ðŸ™?

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The 31-year-old recently revealed that she’s suffering with fibromyalgia (fibrositis), a condition that causes intense discomfort all over the body. Gaga has been dealing with this condition for a long time and is also working towards spreading awareness related to the disease. The ‘Bad Romance’ singer had to cancel her performance at the festival Rock In Rio in Brazil recently because she had been hospitalised and also shared a picture on her Instagram. Her new documentary, ‘Five Foot Two’, throws light on how the singer has been dealing with the illness and how she tries to control the excessive pain every single day.

Tom Hanks

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‘Forrest Gump’ actor and Academy Award winner Tom Hanks is suffering from Type 2 diabetes. The actor spoke about his condition in 2013 during ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ and mentioned that he has been dealing with the disease for a long time. He also said that his weight and diet has played a major role in his deteriorating health.

Hugh Jackman

Another basal cell carcinoma. Thanks to frequent body checks and amazing doctors, all is well. Looks worse with the dressing on than off. I swear! #wearsunscreen

A post shared by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) on Feb 13, 2017 at 12:42pm PST

The 48-year-old actor has been battling with basal cell carcinoma since 2013, when doctors spotted an abnormal mole on his skin. Earlier this year, Hugh got operated for the sixth time and got a dangerous patch of cancerous skin removed from his body. Jackman underwent Mohs surgery. Almost every year his lesions keep returning; however, the actor is dedicated to his work and keeps spreading awareness related to the disease.


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Singing sensation Cher has remained a strong woman throughout her life but has been battling Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) since 1991. The disease has affected her kidneys and singing strength. In 2015, Cher cancelled many concerts under the ‘Dressed To Kill Tour’ as doctors advised her complete rest. “I am totally devastated. Nothing like this has ever happened to me. I cannot apologize enough to all the fans who bought tickets. I’m so proud of this show. It is my best ever,” reported the Daily Mail in 2015.

Kim Kardashian West

Alexander Wang Gang

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Even Kim Kardashian suffers from an unusual condition known as psoriasis. In 2011, Kim talked about her illness on her show ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’, and later confirmed it. After the Paris robbery incident, Kim wrote about developing itchy patches and dry skin on her face. She also mentioned that the condition has worsened after many traumatic incidents took place in her life, the previous year.

Alec Baldwin

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American actor Alec Baldwin has stunned us with some memorable performances; but few know the star is suffering from Lyme Disease. Alec opened up about his illness in 2011 as he spoke to the New York Times, during the Bay Area Lyme Foundation event.

Bella Hadid

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Supermodel Bella Hadid (20) has been suffering from Lyme disease for years, her condition has debilitated with each passing day. Bella’s mother and ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star Yolanda Hadid is the first in the family to have got the disease. Their day to day struggle with Lyme has caused a great deal of pain on the mother-daughter duo, Bella also lost the opportunity to compete in the equestrian events at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

George Clooney

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During the shooting of ‘Syriana’, George Clooney suffered an accident that broke his spine. Since then his condition has never been the same like before. At times he suffers from chronic pain due to persistent leakage of cerebrospinal fluid. To battle the pain Clooney has been on intense medications. However, his pain never goes away.

Jul 292017

George Clooney to sue paparazzi for taking 'illegal' images of twinsGeorge Clooney to sue paparazzi for taking ‘illegal’ images of twins

Hollywood actor George Clooney is planning to sue paparazzi for taking illegal photographs of his newborn twins — Ella and Alexander — during their vacation in Italy.

A French magazine published the images of George and his wife Amal holding their children at their estate in Lake Como.

“The very first pictures of the twins in the arms of their parents. Do not miss all our exclusive photos,” the cover of the magazine read.

“Over the last week photographers from Voici magazine scaled our fence, climbed our tree and illegally took pictures of our infants inside our home. Make no mistake — the photographers, the agency and the magazine will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” George said in a statement.

The statement added: “The safety of our children demands it.”

In response to George’s statement, a representative for the French magazine told said: “George and Amal Clooney have been very public personalities for the last few years. Their wedding in Venice, in September 2014, was a very mediatic event; the pictures of them smiling to the public were seen all around the world. The birth of their twins, Ella and Alexander, had also been commented a lot, by themselves and their families.”

The representative added: “The images published in Voici this Friday are a response to a public demand. People love George Clooney and have been following his life story for years now. Those pictures do not put in danger Mr. Clooney, his wife or their kids.”

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