<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent People Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list-of//people http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/list-of//people <![CDATA[Celebrities Who Went to Catholic School]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-went-to-catholic-school/celebrity-lists
You might expect Hollywood A-listers to attend ritzy private academies, but you would be surprised how many famous actors, musicians, politicians, and athletes actually attended Catholic school. Some of these famous Catholic school alumni have lapsed on their faith while other celebrity Catholic school students still religiously attend church to this day.

What stars number among celebrities who went to Catholic school? Reality television darling Kim Kardashian went to the all-girl Catholic Marymount High School. On the east coast, Paris Hilton and Lady Gaga attended New York's Convent of the Sacred Hearts and Jennifer Lopez went to Holy Family in the Bronx. A few celebs even have funny stories about their school days – Shakira, for instance, wasn't allowed to participate in the choir at her Catholic school because the director thought she sounded "like a goat."

Several famous men also went to Catholic school. Barack Obama attended Santo Fransiskus Asisi Catholic School for first through third grade and John C. Reilly went to Brother Rice High School in Chicago.

Whether their choice of school was based on personal faith or stellar curriculum, these famous people all share a common educational background. Keep scrolling to see who else appears on this list.

Celebrities Who Went to Catholic School, all people, people, celebrities, education, schools, celebrity facts,

Barack Obama
Barack Obama attended Santo Fransiskus Asisi Catholic School for first through third grade.

George Clooney
George Clooney was an altar boy during his Catholic school days.

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez went to Holy Family in the Bronx.

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian went to the all-girl Catholic Marymount High School.

Madonna
Madonna went to a Catholic high school.

Salma Hayek
Although she no longer identifies with the religion, Salma Hayek went to a Catholic boarding school.

Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise attended St. Francis Seminary School in Cincinnati.

Will Smith
Will Smith grew up Baptist, but he attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in elementary school.

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga attended New York's Convent of the Sacred Heart.

Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber graduated from of St. Michael Catholic Secondary School in Stratford, Ontario.


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<![CDATA[Celebrities with Crazy Allergies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-with-allergies/celebrity-lists
They're among the most dreaded words in the English language: allergy season. But don't worry – while you're sneezing, scratching, and checking ingredient lists, these celebrities are right there with you. Several famous actors, musicians, and TV stars have crazy allergies. Some of these celebrities have dangerous reactions to certain foods, while other celeb allergies involve animals. Surprisingly, a few of these celebrity allergies are even related to perfume, a popular product for actresses to endorse.

Jessica Alba might be the most outspoken celebrity who has suffered from allergies. The actress's childhood experiences with severe allergies and asthma led her to seek out hypoallergenic alternatives for daily products for her children. Television star Zooey Deschanel has a variety of food allergies, including dairy, eggs, and wheat, so she gets special foods delivered to her trailer when she is working on set. In 2010, Tori Spelling shared her allergy frustrations with the world in a Facebook post. "Dear Allergies...you SUCK! Respectfully, my swollen itchy watery eyes xoxo," she wrote. Dianna Agron is allergic to cats, which posed a problem when she lived with her kitty-loving Glee co-star Lea Michele.

Given the aura of glamor that surrounds the entertainment industry, perhaps you'll think that allergies make these celebrities seem more down-to-earth. Read on to discover what other stars are coping with allergies.

Celebrities with Crazy Allergies,

Beyoncé Knowles
Despite endorsing her own fragrances, Beyoncé Knowles is actually allergic to perfume.

Britney Spears
Britney Spears is allergic to bee stings.

Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz attributed her struggle with adult acne to a bad reaction to certain foods.

Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore is allergic to garlic, perfume, bee stings, and coffee.

Ellen Pompeo
Ellen Pompeo has an allergy to cats.

Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria is allergic to most perfumes, so she created her own scent.

Halle Berry
Halle Berry is reportedly allergic to shellfish.

Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba's childhood experiences with severe allergies and asthma led her to seek out hypoallergenic alternatives for daily products for her children, and to eventually found The Honest Company.

Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus has said that she is allergic to gluten and lactose.

Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel has a variety of food allergies including dairy, eggs, and wheat, so she gets special foods delivered to her trailer when she is working on set.


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<![CDATA[Celebrities Who Have Tribute Tattoos]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-have-tribute-tattoos/ashley-reign
Gone are the days when tattoos used to be reserved for sailors and hard-drinking motorcyclists. These days tats are sported by regular ol' normal people and many of Hollywood's biggest stars, and they all have a special significance. Celebrity tattoo meanings come in all shapes and styles, from the fairly obvious to the slightly cryptic. This collection of celebrities with tribute tattoos takes a look at the significance and meaning behind the ink on the world's most famous bodies.

Some celebrities with memorial tattoos got them as lasting commemorations of friends or family members who have passed away. Others celebrities with tattoos chose tats that give shout-outs to people who are still alive and well. Among them you’ll find matching tats that celebs share with their closest friends and good old fashioned names inked into hearts.

So if you’ve ever found yourself wondering about the significance of the tattoos rocked by your favorite celebrities, or you're looking for ideas for your own tribute tattoo, you'll get plenty of ink inspiration here.

Celebrities Who Have Tribute Tattoos,

Adam Levine
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Among Adam's many famous tattoos are several dedicated to his mom, who he jokingly revealed actually hates his ink. He also has a dove with cherry blossom, which is a tribute to all those who lost their lives in 9/11.



Angelina Jolie
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Among Angelina's many tattoos are a Buddhist protection inscription dedicated to her first son, Maddox, and the geographical birth locations of each of her children tattooed on her shoulder.





David Beckham
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Soccer star David Beckham is not shy when it comes to ink, and he has a variety of tats dedicated to his wife Victoria. In fact the couple celebrated their 6th anniversary with matching Sanskrit tats that translate to, "I am my Beloved's and my Beloved is mine." He also has a Roman numeral VII (seven) on his right arm, which represents both his former jersey number and the name of his fourth child, Harper Seven.


Drew Barrymore
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In 2016 Drew got this adorable tribute tattoo to her two daughters inked onto her wrist. She also has two angels on her lower back, each one bearing her mom's name.



Johnny Depp
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Johnny Depp once said, "My body is my journal and my tattoos are my story." So it should come as no surprise that his loved ones definitely weren't left out of the tale. Among his tats is one of his mother's name inside a heart on his left arm, his daughter Lily Rose's name above his heart, and his son Jack's name on his right forearm.


Kanye West
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Kanye got these wrist tattoos of his mother's birthday and his daughter's birthday in Roman numerals back in 2015. Thankfully wife Kim Kardashian convinced him to get them there, instead of where he originally wanted them: on his face!
 
Megan Fox
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Among Megan's many tattoos are a moon and star on her ankle which remind her of her dad. The actress says that when she was a child, he used to read her a book that had a moon and star on the back. 


Miley Cyrus
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The former child star currently has over 20 tats, several of which are dedicated to friends and family. One is the heart tattoo on her finger that she shares with family members. Another is a "just breathe" tattoo located under her right breast, which is a tribute to her friend Vanessa and both of her grandfathers, all of whom died of lung cancer.


Dwayne Johnson
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As it turns out, the wrestler-turned-actor's beautiful Samoan tribal tattoo is packed with significance and includes tributes to several family members. Among the intricate sleeve are dedications to his wife, daughter, and even the ancestors who watch over him.


Lady Gaga
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In advance of her tribute to the late David Bowie at the 2016 Grammy Awards, Gaga got an image of the singer's face tattooed on her right rib cage. Her other tribute tattoos include one to John Lennon on her wrist and one to her dad on the back of her left shoulder.


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<![CDATA[Crazy Celebrity Party Themes You Won't Believe]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/crazy-celeb-theme-parties/jacobybancroft
If you had an unimaginable amount of money, would you use it to throw lavish, ridiculous theme parties? That seems to be the common thing to do when you're a celebrity, and if you have more money than God, why wouldn't you throw a crazy theme party? The following list is a collection of ridiculous celebrity theme parties from recent years. How many of these would you attend?


Crazy Celebrity Party Themes You Won't Believe,

Beyoncé Knowles
Even though we all bow down to Queen Bey and accept her as the general leader of the free world, Beyonce still answers to someone. That special person is her mother, Tina Knowles, who turned 60 in 2014. Beyonce celebrated by throwing her mom a lavish masquerade bash in New Orleans. Guests, including Kris Jenner and former Destiny Child's member Kelly Rowland, dressed up in masks and partied in Muriel's Jackson Square restaurant, which reportedly cost more than $100,000. 

Christina Aguilera
Turning 28 is the perfect opportunity to let out your wild side. At least, that must have been Christina Aguilera's thinking when the pop star celebrated her sorta-milestone birthday in 2008. She chose A Clockwork Orange theme for the event , dressing as villain Alex Delarge and decked out with a black top hat, a cane, and a single blue-shadowed eye. Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton were also in attendance.
Elton John
Elton John has always had a flair for the theatrical. If you're looking for an example, look no further than the extravagant 50th birthday party he threw for his partner, David Furnish. Not so much a themed party as it was a four-day luxury indulgence, the event cost John close to $3 million dollars. He pulled out all the stops in order to give Furnish a good time. The party started in Los Angeles and ended in Las Vegas, with a number of high-profile musical performances (Cher, Lady Gaga) and A-list appearances (Sharon Stone, Michael Caine, Ringo Star, etc.) along the way,
Kate Moss
Supermodel Kate Moss is such a fan of the Glastonbury musical festival, she decided to make her 40th birthday party Glastonbury-themed. Reports say that Moss set up multiple stages around her home, each with its own singer, to better replicate a festival feel. Always one for class, Moss kept the party intimate and secretive, making everyone turned in their phones before entering the big party. 
Nina Dobrev
Nina Dobrev started off 2016 with a smiley face and a big thumbs up. The former Vampire Diaries star celebrated her 27th birthday by throwing an emoji-themed party at Aventine. Dobrev dressed as a cat emoji with hearts over her eyes, proving that she can make anything attractive. Everyone seemed to want to get in on the fun, as Nick Jonas, Adam Devine, Hailee Steinfeld, and Seth MacFarlane all made appearances
Perez Hilton
Perez Hilton, the renowned entertainment blogger, has always been a larger-than-life character, so it's only fitting that his parties match his personality. That's what happened when Hilton turned 32, throwing an extravagant carnival-themed party at Paramount Studios in LA. Lindsay Lohan, Justin Bieber, and Liza Minnelli (a trio you wouldn't think goes together) were all in attendance, but the defining moment of the party came later, when pop singer Katy Perry majestically strolled through the doors on top of a giant elephant. It was a night to remember. 
Prince
The flier suggested one thing: "Dress 2 impress; keep it classy!" That was the invitation sent out for the dearly departed Prince's Pajama Party, which he threw at his house back in 2013. He called it The Breakfast Experience Pajama Dance Party and the doors opened at 2 a.m. on Saturday morning. Prince made the entrance fee $50 as a donation to an undisclosed charity. Fun was had, pancakes were made, etc. We'll certainly miss you Prince. 
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell has never been one to avoid using criticism, but it would be hard for the former American Idol judge to find fault with the lavish party he threw for himself on his 50th birthday. Costing over a million dollars, the exclusive party was filled with high-caliber talent. Cowell even set up a giant tank full of mini-sharks, which easily makes this the best shark-themed birthday party ever. 
Katy Perry
Speaking of Katy Perry, the notoriously eccentric superstar is no slouch when it comes to throwing wild, ridiculous parties. When Perry turned 25 in 2009, she celebrated by throwing a a Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory-themed extravaganza. Of course Taylor Swift and Perry's then-boyfriend Russell Brand were among the attendees and we can only guess at the crazy Oompa Loompa levels of fun that took place behind closed doors. It's clear that something crazy happened. All the guests were required to wear white and when they left, everyone's clothes were covered in paint. 

Kylie Jenner
Not many 16-year-olds can say they spent their birthday being serenaded by Drake and Big Sean, but then again, not many 16-year-olds are part of the powerful Kardashian empire. Kylie Jenner threw a crazy Alice in Wonderland-themed party at the AT&T Center in Los Angeles and everyone who was everyone (e.g.,: Drake) showed up to help her celebrate. Khloe Kardashian rocked it in a Catwoman-like outfit with bunny ears and Kendall wore a tiny Mad Hatter top hat. Not quite the all-out costume extravaganza, but it would be hard to picture the Kardashians in Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum outfits. 

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<![CDATA[Conservative Celebrities in Progressive Roles]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/conservative-celebrities-in-progressive-roles/celebrity-lists
Hollywood is known as a liberal haven, but many of its movers and shakers are quite conservative. Several famous actors and actresses have played against their right-leaning personal beliefs in films, acting as sex workers, witches, and even occasionally Democrats. Considering these conservative celebrities' own politics, their performances in these progressive roles are even more remarkable.

The most famous figure among the conservative actors on this list is likely Robert Downey, Jr. The movie star seemingly puts aside his own conservative politics when taking progressive roles like the gay publisher Terry Crabtree in Wonder Boys, or the Democratic silent film actor Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin. After years as a Democrat, Rob Schneider recently made the jump over to the GOP. His character Deuce Bigalow might disagree with that decision. James Woods is an outspoken Republican, but that didn't stop him from playing the drug-snorting pimp Lester Diamond in Casino. And conservative voter Shannen Doherty seemed to have no qualms about portraying a witch on the popular series Charmed.

Are you surprised that these conservative celebs would take liberal roles in films and on television? Perhaps the challenges offered by these parts outweighed qualms they might feel about contradicting their beliefs. Read on to discover what other stars appear on this list.
Conservative Celebrities in Progressive Roles,

Adam Sandler
Despite creating and starring in raunchy comedies like Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy, and The Waterboy, Adam Sandler has supported conservative political candidates.
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper built his career on playing rebels and hippies, but tended to vote Republican throughout his life.
James Caan
James Caan is known for his rebellious roles onscreen (The Godfather) as well as his exploits off-screen (drug use, frequent appearances at The Playboy Mansion). Despite his past, the actor describes himself as "ultra conservative."
James Woods
James Woods is an outspoken Republican, particularly on social media, but that didn't stop him from playing the drug-snorting pimp Lester Diamond in Casino.
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey, Jr. is known for taking on a wide variety of progressive roles, including that of the gay publisher Terry Crabtree in Wonder Boys, the Democratic silent film actor Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin, and the provocatively made-up Kirk Lazarus in Tropic Thunder. But the actor skews more conservative in his personal politics, saying he has "a really interesting political point of view."
Rob Schneider
After voting Democrat for many years, Rob Schneider made the jump over to the GOP. It's difficult to imagine Deuce Bigalow as a conservative.

Shannen Doherty
Republican-voting actress Shannen Doherty has been anything but conservative in her acting career, with roles in racy comedy Mallrats and supernatural television series Charmed.
Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson is known to be a moderate Republican, a surprising fact given his career of hard-hitting action movies.
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn has referred to himself as a Libertarian in interviews and supported Republican presidential candidates, but it's hard to see Trent from Swingers voting Republican.

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-guitarists-of-all-time
The best guitarists of all time, voted on and ranked by many music fans, with photos and other info. With help from the wisdom of the crowd, you'll find a comprehensive ranking of the greatest guitar players in history. All the top guitarists are on this list - monster guitar heroes from rock, metal, blues, and alternative music. Are you on Team Eddie or Team Jimi? How about both!

Add your vote to this list of the top guitarists ever and help to pick the best guitar player in the history of music. These roock, jazz, blues guitarists have all had long careers filled with success and failure. Some are still jamming out today, which other rock stars died too young, before their talents could be fully appreciated. Now is your chance to give the best guitar players in the world some recognition.

Who is the best guitarist of all time? Add your vote to make sure your voice is heart!

To vote on more music lists, check out these lists of the Best Rock Vocalists and the Best Female Rock Vocalists of all time.
The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time,

Brian May

B.B. King

Carlos Santana

David Gilmour

Eddie Van Halen

Eric Clapton

Jeff Beck

Jimi Hendrix

Jimmy Page

Stevie Ray Vaughan


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<![CDATA[The Most Beautiful Women of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/most-beautiful-women-of-all-time
List of the most beautiful women of all time: ranked not on talent or accomplishments, but on looks alone. This is a test to see if the so-called "wisdom of the crowd" will actually be able to determine who the most beautiful woman of all time is. If you'd like to rank these women on more than their beauty, consult The Best Actresses in Film History list. This list does not only include the prettiest current actresses, but the most beautiful women in history.

So, who is the most beautiful woman ever? Of course, that woman may very well be a total unknown, but since it's impossible to list every woman who's ever existed, and one is less likely to rank people they don't know, this list will obviously be restricted to people who've achieved a fair level of celebrity. A "fair level of celebrity" is defined by being famous enough to have a profile page on Wikipedia or IMDB. Historical figures are accepted IF pictures of them are generally accepted as accurate. Add your own suggestions and this should hopefully be an ever expanding list.

These ladies are the top of the list in the conversation for sexiest woman ever and prettiest woman in the world. These are the hottest women of all time, definitely in the top 10 most beautiful women ever.
The Most Beautiful Women of All Time,

Audrey Hepburn

Brigitte Bardot

Catherine Deneuve

Charlize Theron

Elizabeth Taylor

Grace Kelly

Marilyn Monroe

Monica Bellucci

Ursula Andress

Sophia Loren


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<![CDATA[Celebrities with Birth Defects]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-with-birth-defects/celebrity-lists
Birth defects are fairly common, but you may be surprised to discover that there are many celebrities with birth defects. Several famous actors, musicians, and TV stars were born with appearance-altering conditions. Some celebs with birth defects came into the world with extra fingers or toes, while other famous people with birth defects have conditions that affect the eyes.

The top spot on this list is claimed by one of the biggest icons of the silver screen. Elizabeth Taylor was lauded for her famous violet eyes and long eyelashes – but those lashes were actually the result of a genetic condition that caused them to grow twice as thick. Actress Megan Fox was born with a condition that gives her clubbed thumbs, and Bond girl Gemma Arterton was born with six fingers on each hand. Extra appendages are a theme on this list: Taye Diggs was also born with 12 fingers, and many celebs have third (or even fourth) nipples.

At first glance, the conditions affecting these celebrities may seem strange. By talking about their experiences, however, these stars shed light on birth defects that were misunderstood for too long. Read on to discover what other stars appear on this list.

Celebrities with Birth Defects,

Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher has admitted to being born with slightly webbed toes. He jokingly said, "When everything else is this good-looking, something has to give."

Dan Aykroyd
Comedian Dan Aykroyd was born with syndactylism, a condition that caused several of his toes to be fused together.

Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor's birth defect became one of her greatest physical attributes. A condition called distichiasis caused her to have extra eyelashes, which drew even more attention to her unusual violet eyes.

Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner was born with brachymetatarsia, which makes her pinky toe overlap her other toes.

Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix has a scar on his lip because he was born with a micro cleft.

Kate Bosworth
Kate Bosworth was born with a condition called heterochromia, which causes her to have different colored eyes. One is blue, the other is hazel.

Megan Fox
Megan Fox was born with a condition called brachydactyly type-D, which gives her clubbed thumbs.

Taye Diggs
In an interview, Taye Diggs shared that he was born with 12 fingers. "I remember my mom told me [the doctors] asked her if she wanted to let the digit grow or remove it, and they removed it," he said. "But I could have been really handy."

Kesha
Kesha has stated that she was born with a small tail. "It was a tiny tail, about a quarter of an inch, then they chopped it off and stole my tail," the pop star said. "That was when I was little. I'm really sad about that story."

Harry Styles
Harry Styles was reportedly born with four nipples. "I’ve got four nipples,” the pop singer said in an interview. “I must have been a twin, but the other one went away and left its nipples behind.”


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<![CDATA[People Who Got Fired From Huge Rock Bands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/people-fired-from-huge-rock-bands/mike-rothschild
People don't generally think of "rock star" as a job title. Famous musicians don't have a boss, they set their own hours, and drinking on the job is pretty much required. But plenty of rock stars have been fired. Musicians have been kicked out of bands for reasons ranging from drug problem to ego to simply not being very good. Once in a while, band members can't even agree if someone was fired or if they quit. But that detail doesn't really matter when you're left behind and your band goes on to make millions of dollars. 

Some of the biggest rock stars in history have been fired from bands and some of the biggest bands ever have kicked out members, even their lead singers. The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Metallica, AC/DC, Beach Boys, Bon Jovi, and the Smiths have all kicked out various people - some of whom went on to become stars themselves and others who disappeared from public view.

Here are some of the people fired from the biggest bands of all time with the reasons why they were fired. If you have the inside scoop on some of these fired musicians, leave a comment and tell us what happened.

People Who Got Fired From Huge Rock Bands,

Brian Jones
When Keith Richards thinks you do too many drugs, you probably do too many drugs. Such is the case with Rolling Stones co-founder and multi-instrumental wiz Brian Jones. Fed up with his drug abuse, they kicked him out of the band in 1969 - and he was found dead a month later.

Dave Mustaine
The guitarist was thrown out of Metallica in 1983 for his obnoxious behavior and heavy drinking. The band simply grabbed Mustaine's gear, threw him in a car, and dropped him off at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York. Soon after, Mustaine formed the hugely successful band Megadeth.

Matt Sorum
Guns N' Roses' second drummer to be fired was kicked out of the band after an argument with Axl Rose about the state of the band. The argument is said to have ended when Axl Rose asked Sorum if he was going to quit, Sorum said no, but Rose fired him on the spot. 

Michael Anthony
Being fired from a massively popular rock band for no real reason is bad enough, but being replaced by a teenager is downright cruel. That's exactly what happened to Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, who found out online that he'd been thrown out of the band he helped start in 2006, in favor of Eddie Van Halen's 16-year-old son Wolfgang.

Ozzy Osbourne
The other members of Black Sabbath fired lead singer Ozzy Osbourne in 1979 after his drug and alcohol problems made it impossible for him to record satisfactory vocals. While Sabbath moved on with a revolving door of members, Osbourne released 11 studio albums and built a successful solo career. Ozzy rejoined the group several times, including in 2011 for a reunion tour and new record. 



Pete Best
Best was The Beatles's drummer for their entire early run, playing countless shows in England and Germany. But after recording the single "Love Me Do," the band fired him and hired Ringo Starr. Rumors flew for years that Best was fired because of his good looks, his female fans, even his gloomy personality.

But the truth is that producer George Martin wasn't happy with his drumming and simply wanted a more skilled player. Best eventually sued the group for libel, and retired from music.

Scott Weiland
After a breakup and reunion, Scott Weiland and Stone Temple Pilots were back together for just a few years before Weiland was "officially terminated" by the band. The singer claimed he found out in a press release about the firing, and just a day earlier had been claiming the reports of his firing were just rumors. He died in 2015 of an accidental overdose.

Steven Adler
The drummer for the "classic" Guns N' Roses lineup was fired for somehow having an even worse drug habit than the rest of his bandmates. One story goes that Adler was once seen crawling around on the floor with his nose to the carpet trying to snort up cocaine remnants he spilled. 

In 1990, the band lost patience with Adler's inability to control his cocaine and heroin habits and after he struggled with playing simple drum parts in a live show, he was fired.

Steve Perry
Being the singer of some of the biggest songs in rock history didn't save Steve Perry from the chopping block. The reason turned out to be the most non-rocking one possible - Perry broke his hip on a hike.

The band waited over a year for Perry to have hip surgery, but he dragged his feet. When the rest of the members saw the touring window of a lucrative tour start to close, they gave him an ultimatum and ended up replacing him with a soundalike. Perry would say that he left on his own, but the truth is probably somewhere in between.

Lemmy
Before fronting Motorhead, Lemmy was booted out of prog rock band Hawkwind - despite singing lead on the band's biggest hit, "Silver Machine." Already on thin ice due to his drug habit, the singer and bassist was fired after being arrested at the Canadian border with powdered amphetamine. The charge was so minor that Lemmy was released after a few days, but the band got rid of him anyway.


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<![CDATA[American Celebs Who Were in British Commercials]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/american-celebs-in-british-adverts/jessica-lawshe
Where does a big-name celeb go when they want to make a lot of money for just a little bit of work? According to our list of American celebs who were in British commercials, the answer lies just across the pond! 

Recruiting celebs in foreign ads is a common practice, and it makes sense - celebrities in foreign commercials can rake in a big payday for just a commercial-length shoot. Best of all, they can cash in on roles they've already played: for example, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in a Sky Broadband ad, or Sylvester Stallone reliving Rocky's most notable scenes for Warburtons bakery. 

It turns out that some of our biggest names, including Al Pacino and Snoop Dogg, have been big draws for British commercials, proving that booking celebrities in foreign commercials can be a profitable move for both the celebrity and the British brand that's booked them. 

You might have missed these celebs' big British TV debuts, but don't miss our list of American celebs in foreign commercials! 




American Celebs Who Were in British Commercials,

Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis's Sky Broadband commercial was actually banned for being misleading. In the ad, Willis complains about the speed of his current Internet provider and is told by another character in the ad to, "Try Sky Broadband, it's totally unlimited". A voice-over then explains that the "service was £7.50 a month, however on-screen text stated the deal was only for existing Sky TV customers." According to BBC, "The Advertising Standards Authority said the ad was not sufficiently clear."
Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel reprised his role of "The Wolf" from Pulp Fiction as part of Direct Line's ad highlighting "the benefits of Direct Line's Home Insurance and Car Insurance products." According to Bought By Many, following the commercial's release, there was "an interesting Twitter debate going on." It seems people either loved the ads or absolutely hated them, and some felt Keitel had "sold out."
Kevin Bacon
According to Campaign, Kevin Bacon's commercial for EE, a mobile phone network in the UK, features the star of Footloose and Apollo 13 in "a fat suit to illustrate the phrase 'totally bacon!' which is said in a British accent and is used to compliment customers for being '4G-ed up.'" Director of Brand at EE, Spencer McHugh, had this to say about the ad: "We wanted to create a memorable campaign that showcased the very best of what we do.  And getting Kevin Bacon to Wembley Stadium for the first time was the icing on the cake." 
Marcia Cross
In 2009, Marcia Cross was part of a "three-month campaign to encourage the British to eat more Rooster potatoes," according to The Scotsman. According to John Hicks, the marketing manager for Rooster Potatoes, "The consumption of potatoes is in decline in the UK, hit by low-carb diets and people spending less time cooking from scratch. We are adding a bit of theatre to make the product more sexy." 

Matt Dillon
In Fall 2015, Matt Dillon starred in a number of promo shots for London-based Frame Denim. "Matt can be seen looking sexily morose and fashionably sultry as he straddles a beaten-up wooden chair placed in a barren room which is also home to simple, checked black and white flooring," as reported by Daily Mail. Daily Mail also reported that "Matt was selected by the brand's designers because they admitted to envying his lifestyle."
Mr. T
Mr. T's "Get Some Nuts" ad for Snickers was pulled from the air after it was deemed offensive to gay people, according to The Guardian. The ad featured Mr. T as his beloved character from The A-TeamBA Baracus, harassing a speed walker for being a "disgrace to the man race." While the ad was meant to eventually air in the US, it never made it. 
Ryan Reynolds
Broadband Internet provider BT featured Ryan Reynolds in its "Behind the Scenes" advertising campaign. According to BT.com, the ad shows "Ryan Reynolds speeding up to a glass fronted house in a beautiful car, the car will then come to a sudden stop." Reynolds then turns to the camera and says, "Watch me stunt roll out of a car in the next ad for BT Infinity’s ‘faster’ Broadband."
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dog guested in a commercial for MoneySuperMarket car insurance in 2014. According to The Guardian, we see Phil, a "nerdy hip-hop Caucasian, confidently riding through the wrong side of town in his invisible automobile, giving the contemptuous nod to a couple of homies at the lights, partying with a bevy of appreciative, twerking females, churning up circles of dirt with his wheels as an entire ghetto community looks on smilingly," as we hear Snoop Dogg's song, "Who Am I (What's My Name)?" and these words: "This is Phil. Phil saved £304 on his car insurance at MoneySuperMarket. And now he feels epic." So why would Snoop lend himself to a commercial that The Guardian calls an "abysmal piece of stale cheese"? Well, cash is cash.  
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone's Warburtons ad parodies some of the most notable scenes from his movies, including The Expendables and Rocky. According to Manchester Evening News, the commercial follows Sly as he "sets about delivering Warburtons bread to shops around the north west from the family bakers' home town." He filmed the spot for the baking company while he was in the UK filming his movie Creed in 2015
Uma Thurman
In 2007, Uma Thurman became the face of Virgin Media Services. As described by Virgin Media in a press release, in one of the ads the star gazes into the camera for "a seductive ten seconds." And in another ad, the media company cloned her to create multiple Umas that "pop up to demonstrate the company's unlimited and high-speed broadband service." 

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