<![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[20 Celebrities Who Played Soccer in High School]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-played-soccer-in-high-school/celebrity-lists
Celebrities who played soccer in high school all once shared a passion for what Americans call soccer and what others call football. Though all have gone on to bigger and better things, many still hold their love for the sport tight and are happy to kick the ball around for charity games or just plain fun.

As soccer or football is much more popular across the pond, it's not surprising that many British and European celebrities have made this list. Jason Statham, Colin Farrell, Rod Stewart, Vinnie Jones, and chef Gordon Ramsay all fall into that category. Jones even saw success playing football professionally prior to leaving the game for acting and going on to appear in several movies.

But playing soccer in high school isn't limited to foreign-born celebrities as there are many famous people who grew up playing the game in the states. Tom Cruise, Jon Stewart, Channing Tatum, and Jessica Biel are just a few who gave up their passion for soccer at one point in time to pursue their now-successful Hollywood careers. Some, like Stewart, also played in college.

Didn't know these celebrities played soccer in high school? Well then you might not know about the other soccer celebrities who are former athletes as well. Check out which celebrities played high school football and which celebrities played basketball in high school for more.
20 Celebrities Who Played Soccer in High School, sports, all people, people, celebrities, Soccer, celebrity facts,

Bob Marley

Channing Tatum

Gordon Ramsay

Jason Statham

Jessica Biel

Jon Stewart

Julio Iglesias

Rivers Cuomo

Rod Stewart

Tom Cruise

Tue, 02 Jul 2013 03:44:26 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-played-soccer-in-high-school/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[Time Magazine: 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/time-magazine-100-most-important-people-of-the-20th-century/theomanlenz

The official list of Time Magazine's most influential people.

The list is not ranked and is in alphabetical order, (except for Einstein, FDR, and Ghandi, for they are ranked 1,2, and 3 respectively.)

The ownership of this ranking belongs to the Time Corporation. 

Time Magazine: 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century,

Albert Einstein
#1 Person of the Century

Claim to Fame: E=MC2, Theory of Relativity, Synonomus with "Genius" 
David Ben-Gurion
Claim to Fame: Gained independence for the Jewish state of Israel.
First prime minister of Israel.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
#2 Person of the Century.

Claim to Fame: U.S. President during World War 2.
Ended the "Great Depression." 
Leo Baekeland
Claim to Fame: Invented practical plastic.
Louis Armstrong
Claim to Fame: Popularized Jazz Music
Lucille Ball
Claim to Fame: Television Star of the 50s/60s
Mahatma Gandhi
#3 Person of the Century.

Claim to Fame: Gained India's independence from Britain.
 Most famous Pacifist in History
Muhammad Ali
Claim to Fame: Greatest Boxer of all time.
Stephen Bechtel, Jr.

The Beatles
Claim to Fame: Greatest selling musical artists of all time.

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:10:25 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/time-magazine-100-most-important-people-of-the-20th-century/theomanlenz
<![CDATA[30 Serial Killers Who Were Never Caught]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/serial-killers-who-were-never-caught/ranker-crime

List of serial killers who were never caught in their lifetime. It’s comforting to know that most serial killers get caught and put behind bars to pay for their crimes. Families of the victims get some sort of peace knowing that justice has been served, while locals get the relief of knowing that a dangerous person has been taken off the streets. Unfortunately, not all serial killers are apprehended. Throughout history, a few serial killers have escaped the grasps of law enforcement, due to their cunning and ability to stay under the radar.


Many of the unsolved serial killer crimes became huge mysteries in human history, from the elusive Zodiac Killer to the menacing Jack the Ripper, with no definitive suspects attached to the crimes. Other serial killers got away with the crimes until after their deaths, when their names were attached to the crimes nobody knew they committed in their lifetime. Some of these are serial killers on the loose, currently under investigation.


Which serial killers managed to never get caught? The killers on this list are mostly known by their media-given nicknames due to their elusive nature. Whether they will ever be discovered is still a mystery.

30 Serial Killers Who Were Never Caught,

The Axeman of New Orleans
The Axeman of New Orleans was an active serial killer in 1918-1919 who brutally killed 12 men and women with an axe. The Axeman famously sent letters to the newspapers claiming he would spare any house that played jazz music loudly.
Jack the Ripper
In 1888, at least 5 prostitutes in London were murdered by an unknown serial killer. Much of the information known about the killer known as Jack the Ripper is based on rumors and a letter from the alleged killer that appeared in London newspapers. It was widely believed the the Ripper was likely a doctor.
In 1989, Calcutta, India, saw the murders of at least 13 people by a killer that was named the Stoneman by the media. Most of the victims were homeless beggars and were bludgeoned to death. Over the years, other incidents have popped up and were suspected to be the result of the same killer.
Phantom Killer
In 1946, 8 people were attacked by an unknown killer that was sometimes dubbed the Phantom Killer. The town of Texarkana lived in terror from February to May as couples were brutally attacked. Throughout the history of the case, almost 400 people were arrested on suspicion of being the Moonlight Murderer.
Zodiac Killer
As one of the most notorious serial killers of all time, the Zodiac Killer made a name for himself as he killed at least 5 people and bragged / taunted local newspapers with letters about his crimes. While multiple suspects have been named, the case currently remains unsolved and inactive.
Grim Sleeper
Beginning in 1985, at least 10 people in Los Angeles were murdered by a mysterious killer. The killer was named "The Grim Sleeper" due to his hiatus from murder that lasted 14 years. There is currently a suspect for the murders, Lonnie David Franklin, but no conviction.
Charlie Chop-off
In a terrifying period between 1972 to 1974, five black children were murdered and mutilated in Manhattan. No one was ever sentenced, but one suspect, Erno Soto, confessed to one of the murders. Unfortunately, he was considered unfit to stand trial and committed to a psychiatric hospital.
Honolulu Strangler
The Honolulu Strangler is considered Hawaii's first serial killer after an unknown assailant killed 5 women in 1985-86. One major (unnamed) suspect was considered for the crimes, but with no witnesses willing to go forward, the police were forced to let him go.
Atlanta Ripper
In 1911, 15 women were brutally murdered by an unknown killer in Atlanta. There were other suspected victims, but only 15 women were confirmed to be killed by the same man. No suspect was arrested.
The Bone Collector
In West Mesa, the remains of 11 women were found in the desert. While the bodies were discovered in 2009, many of the victims had been missing 5 years. Nobody was ever arrested, but there were multiple suspects, two of which died before 2009.

Tue, 10 Dec 2013 07:40:51 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/serial-killers-who-were-never-caught/ranker-crime
<![CDATA[The Hottest Melanie Laurent Photos]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-melanie-laurent-photos/celeb-spotter
Melanie Laurent photos, collecting pictures together of one of entertainment's hottest women. Mélanie Laurent is a French actress, writer, and singer best known for her role as Shosanna Dreyfus in the Quentin Tarantino movie Inglourious Basterds (2009). She starred in Beginners in 2010, and starred in the 2011 film Les adoptés, which she also wrote. For her role in Inflourious Basterds, she was nominated for both a Saturn Award and an Empire Award for Best Actress.

Melanie Laurent has proven herself to be one of the most sexy and fun girls in movies and TV. She's an inspiration to hot chicks everywhere. So, in honor of one of the greatest up and coming ladies in Hollywood, here are the sexiest Melanie Laurent pictures, videos and GIFs, ranked by hotness.

These Melanie Laurent pics were taken from a variety of different sources, including several promotional and magazine photoshoots, and have been turned into a curated image gallery containing only the cutest pictures and jpgs from around the Web. While there are many sexy Melanie Laurent photos, these are the hottest around.

Melanie Laurent nudes, Melanie Laurent naked, and Melanie Laurent topless are hot commodities on the internet but what we've presented here is the next best thing. These Melanie Laurent hot pics of Melanie Laurent sexy poses are some of the very best you can find compiled anywhere.
The Hottest Melanie Laurent Photos,

Melanie Laurent in Watercolor Embellished Dress

Melanie Laurent in Sleeveless with Net Stockings

Melanie Laurent in T-Shirt with Belted Waist

Melanie Laurent in Ruched Bodycon Dress with Chains

Melanie Laurent in Strapless Lace Maxi Dress

Melanie Laurent in Detailed Blazer with Tank Top

Melanie Laurent in Crepe Chiffon Dress

Melanie Laurent in Lace Embroidered Prom Dress

Melanie Laurent in Zip through Off Shoulder Dress

Melanie Laurent in Ruffled Short Dress

Tue, 01 May 2012 19:12:01 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-melanie-laurent-photos/celeb-spotter
<![CDATA[World's Richest Women]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/world_s-richest-women/worlds-richest-people-lists
Richest Women in the World: These are the wealthiest women around who''ve either built a money empire on their own or have inherited a large wad of cash from an ancestor. Either way, these women live a life of money and possession. These powerful females have more money than any one individual can handle and have landed on many a Forbes list. The original article that this data is from is here, http://www.forbes.com/2009/06/09/worlds-richest-women-walton-bettencourt-business-billionaires-wealth_slide_2.html
World's Richest Women,

Abigail Johnson

Alice Walton

Anne Cox Chambers

Birgit Rausing

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken

Christy Walton

Jacqueline Mars

Liliane Bettencourt

Susanne Klatten

Savitri Jindal

Tue, 31 Aug 2010 17:29:09 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/world_s-richest-women/worlds-richest-people-lists
<![CDATA[The Top 10 Hottest Women Named Summer]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-10-hottest-women-named-summer/greg
Summer is officially here. It's the time when everything gets hotter, including the women. Here's a list of the 10 hottest girls named Summer, just to start this hemisphere off on a festive note. But, on a negative note don't expect to get with one of these girls, unless of course you're one of the richest people in America...Honestly though, what else do hot girls care about anymore?

Who are the hottest girls named Summer? This list will give you that answer along with a slew of other possibilities who are extremely sexy as well. You can vote up or down your favorite or least favorite person named Summer. 
The Top 10 Hottest Women Named Summer,

Summer Altice

Chosen as Playboy's Playmate of the month in August of 2000, Summer Altice tops the list as the hottest Summer in show business, and one of the hottest women in Playboy magazine. She's an actress and a model who was named after Miss USA 1975.

You may know her from such gems as:

- You, Me and Dupree
- The Scorpion King
- Wedding Crashes (actually good)

and, for everyone who grew up on Skinemax movies like every good American, SHE DID AN EMANUELLE MOVIE.

Emanuelle 2000: Emanuelle Pie

You're welcome.
Summer Bishil
Spirit Award nominated actress Summer Bishil got her big break on the critically acclaimed and topical movie Towelhead (2007).

She now spends most of her time doing TV and being insanely hot.
Summer Glau
In this corner, a very close second and total geek favorite, Summer Glau.

This acrobatic, talented and beautiful (legitimate) actress has starred in such films as Serenity and has starred in such television shows as Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Firefly and Dollhouse...

In case you haven't seen any of these shows, catching up on them should make for a pretty HOT SUMMER.

You're welcome, humanity.
Summer Sanders
If you watch basketball at all, you've seen her at least a few times in your life.

She is a sports commentator and reporter, TV show host, actress and retired Olympic gold medalist (swimming).

Alright, so these are probably the best pictures of her on the internet. She's got a lot of "bad sides", but when given a chance can be extremely hot. I mean, she got an Olympic gold medal for SWIMMING.

She's also played herself in movies like Jerry McGuire and Broken Record.
Summer Spiro
Okay, Summer Shapiro's just BARELY famous and it's for dating Shaun White, the extremely ginger and weird-looking snowboarder/skateboarder.

As you'll see if you click on the picture for the full gallery, a lot of their pictures look like hotchickswithdouchebags.com fodder, but keep in mind: this guy is better than you. Why?

2 Olympic Gold Medals. Not sure if your fantasy football or XBox Live scores can compete with that quite yet. I know mine sure as hell can't.
Summer Strallen
Summer Strallen is an English actress who's starred as Meg Giry in the West End production of Love Never Dies after portraying the role of Maria Von Trapp in Andrew Lloyd Webber's revival of The Sound of Music at the London Palladium.

With pipes like a Mario game and a body like a Japanese game, Summer Strallen rounds out the first page of this Summer list quite nicely.

Click "Next" for the last 5.
Summer Watson
A British Operatic Soprano, this blonde bombshell is one of the most talented people on this list. Belting out tunes for Dreamworks, as well as peaking at No. 1 on iTunes internationally with her debut album, "Summer", she really raises the bar for Summers everywhere.

Fun fact: she went to grad school.
Summer Williams
Summer Williams was a Houston Texans' cheerleader from 2005-07, meaning that she is inevitably going to be a part of this list.

Currently, just to solidify her hotness, she's turned to more "brainy" work as she works for NASA in Houston. Hopefully, there'll be a NASA special edition Playboy where we can see Summer (in which I guarantee she'd be one of the hottest playboy centerfolds ever).
Summer Walker
A video girl in popular music videos like David Banner's "Play", Kanye West's "Golddigger" and T.I.'s "Imma King", Summer Walker's made a name for herself as a professional model and up-and-coming pin-up girl, ringing in a spread on XXL Magazine.
Summer Alexis
Getting her own Maxim spread, being from San Francisco and being only 5'5 are only some of her assets.

Being a pro-model and actress, this 32/25/34 hottie is someone to keep your eyes peeled for.

Sun, 20 Jun 2010 13:04:27 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/top-10-hottest-women-named-summer/greg
<![CDATA[Steven Adler's Top 5 Drummers of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/steven-adler_s-top-5-drummers-of-all-time/celebrity-lists
Steven Adler from Guns and Roses recalls his Top Five Drummers of all time. Steven Adler has a new Band, Adler's Appetite, and was promoting it on the Howard Stern show. Here are Steven Adler's Favorite drummers, as stated on the Howard Stern Show 7.28.10.
Click to see Adler's Appetite bassist Chip Z'Nuff's top five bassists
Steven Adler's Top 5 Drummers of All Time,

John Bonham

Peter Criss

Roger Taylor

Taylor Hawkins

Sammy Aliano

Tue, 27 Jul 2010 03:15:11 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/steven-adler_s-top-5-drummers-of-all-time/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[The Best Bands Fronted by Famous Actors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bands-fronted-by-famous-actors/ranker-music
This list ranks the best bands fronted by actors, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several actors have fronted bands over the years, but this list contains only the best. Some of the best bands are fronted by comedic actors, while others are fronted by dramatic stars. One band is even fronted by an Academy Award-winning actor. Which is the best band fronted by an actor? Cast your votes below.

One band, Thirty Seconds to Mars, is fronted by Jared Leto. In 2014, Leto won an Oscar for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club. Rilo Kiley is fronted by Jenny Lewis and Blake Sennett. Lewis appeared in Pleasantville and Sennett appeared in the show “Salute Your Shorts.”

Childish Gambino is fronted by Donald Glover. As an actor, Glover is best known for his role as Troy on “Community.” He was also a writer for “30 Rock.” Tenacious D is fronted by School of Rock funnyman Jack Black and the Steep Canyon Rangers are often fronted by comedian and actor Steve Martin.

Which of these bands fronted by famous actors do you think is the best? Maybe yo prefer Kevin Costner's group to Michael Cera's, or Kevin Bacon's to Jada Pinkett Smith. Upvote the best bands below, all of which are fronted by a celebrity known for his or her acting.
The Best Bands Fronted by Famous Actors,

30 Seconds to Mars
Jared Leto

Donald Glover
Donald Glover

Juliette and the Licks
Juliette Lewis
Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch
Mark Wahlberg
Rick Springfield

Tenacious D
Jack Black

The Bacon Brothers
Kevin Bacon
Steep Canyon Rangers
Steve Martin

She & Him
Zooey Deschanel
The Pretty Reckless
Taylor Momsen

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 04:07:59 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bands-fronted-by-famous-actors/ranker-music
<![CDATA[Hottest Young Angelina Jolie Photos]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-young-angelina-jolie-photos/cari-fortier

Angelina Jolie near-nude photos, collecting pictures together of one of entertainment's hottest women. The best pics in this Angelina Jolie photo gallery are ranked according to their hotness. So, in honor of one of the greatest up and coming ladies in Hollywood, here are the sexiest Angelina Jolie pictures ranked by hotness.

Angelina Jolie is one of the most attractive actresses to ever appear on the silver screen. But was she always this good looking? Yes. Angelina overcame what was all our awkward stage in life. Before she appeared in hit films like Gia, The Bone Collector, Girl, Interrupted, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Taking Lives, Alexander, Salt, Maleficent, and Wanted she was pursuing an acting career, appearing in music videos and student films, but otherwise saying her look was "too dark" for feature films at the time. There was a moment during this time that Angelina worked as a fashion model that prove her good looks didn't just come out of no where.

Those luscious lips, those big blue eyes, and her beautiful brunette hair promised her a successful career in the entertainment business. Her natural beauty is all thanks to her parents Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. Looking back, she had no clue she would one day be a big movie star and married to one of the most hansom hunks in Hollywood, Brad Pitt. 

These hot Angelina Jolie pics were taken from a variety of different sources, including several promotional and magazine photoshoots, and have been turned into a curated image gallery containing only the cutest pictures from around the Web. While there are many sexy Angelina Jolie photos, these are the hottest around.

Hottest Young Angelina Jolie Photos,

Young Angelina Jolie in a Pink Bikini Top

Young Angelina Jolie Wearing a Violet Slit Gown

Young Angelina Jolie in a Violet Gown

Young Angelina Jolie in an Off Shoulder Dress

Young Angelina Jolie Wearing Cut Off Denim Shorts

Young Angelina Jolie in a String Bikini

Young Angelina Jolie Wearing a Strapless Blouse

Angelina Jolie Wearing a Black Spaghetti Strap Dress

Young Angelina Jolie in a Polka Dotted Outfit

Young Angelina Jolie Topless

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:54:00 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-young-angelina-jolie-photos/cari-fortier
<![CDATA[EW.com's Breakouts Stars That Faded Out]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/ew-com_s-breakouts-stars-that-faded-out/movie-info
EW says, "Which actors burned bright with promise, then faded away? We name some of those unfortunate souls -- from Colin Farrell and Josh Hartnett to Mena Suvari and Alicia Silverstone." These stars were big at the time but got quickly replaced by another bigger and brighter one. For the full article and photo gallery go to: http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20197949,00.html
EW.com's Breakouts Stars That Faded Out,

Alicia Silverstone

Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Julia Ormond

Mena Suvari

Michael Paré

Samantha Mathis

Sean Patrick Flanery

Shannyn Sossamon

Thora Birch

Tom Hulce

Thu, 29 Oct 2009 20:37:51 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/ew-com_s-breakouts-stars-that-faded-out/movie-info
<![CDATA[Sean “Diddy” Combs' Loves & Hookups]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/sean-diddy-combs_-loves-and-hookups/celebrityhookups
Who is Sean "Diddy" Combs' dating? Who Sean "Diddy" Combs' dated; list of Sean "Diddy" Combs' loves, ex girlfriends; breakup rumors. The loves and relationships of Sean "Diddy" Combs, listed by most recent.

Sean “Diddy” Combs' Loves & Hookups,

Emma Heming

Cameron Diaz

Cassie Ventura

Jennifer Lopez

Karrine Steffans

Kendra Wilkinson

Sienna Miller

Tracey Edmonds

Misa Hylton-Brim
Misa Hylton-Brim is currently married to JoJo Brim. She has been in two celebrity relationships.
Sarah Chapman

Wed, 12 Aug 2009 19:10:28 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/sean-diddy-combs_-loves-and-hookups/celebrityhookups
<![CDATA[Celebrities Who Are Godparents for Their Famous Friends]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrity-godparents/matthewcoleweiss
Recently, Taylor Swift was given the title of godmother to the new son of her pal, actress Jaime King. But what exactly is a godparent in the first place and what the heck makes Taylor Swift qualified to be one? Are there more celebrity godparents to children of other famous people?

The dictionary defines the godparent as "a person who presents a child at baptism and responds on the child's behalf, promising to take responsibility for the child's religious education." Though the term has lost its religious connotations over the years, it still refers to the person who is not only a supportive friend, but also a mentor figure for the child, especially if something ever were to happen to the parents.   

In Hollywood however, a godparent often has a different definition. The Hollywood godmother or godfather is often a celebrity who lends some credibility to another famous person's potentially famous offspring. Sure, they can mentors, but famous godparents can also give a celebrity child's upbringing even more star power.

This is a list of some of the big stars who have agreed to be godparents for their famous friends and it's guaranteed to surprise you.

Celebrities Who Are Godparents for Their Famous Friends,

Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore paid the Spielberg godparent title forward by becoming a godmother herself to Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain's daughter Frances Bean Cobain. Their friendship dates way back to when they were both party girls. They've both become parents since, though, putting their days of revelry behind them.

Source: US Magazine
Elton John
Marlon Brando isn't the true Godfather, Elton John is. John is the godfather to a bevy of kids including two of the Beckham children, Brooklyn and Romeo, Elizabeth Hurley's son Damien, and John Lennon's son Sean. To top it off, he's got about 10 other kids he's a godfather to. But according to Romeo Beckham, John is the "coolest godfather ever".   

Source: The Mirror
Jake Gyllenhaal
Having two famous godparents himself, Jake Gyllenhaal was happy to become a godparent in turn when his Brokeback Mountain co-stars Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams asked him to be the godfather of their daughter, Matilda, whose godmother is Michelle's former Dawson's Creek co-star Busy Phillips. Gyllenhaal has a strong relationship with his goddaughter, especially after the loss of Heath Ledger in 2008.   

Source:  Daily Mail

Jamie Lee Curtis
Jake Gyllenhaal's parents are both in show business which explains why he has two of the oddest godparents around: Jamie Lee Curtis and the late Paul Newman.  Mom Naomi Foner is a dear friend of Jamie's which garnered her the godmother title. As for Newman, apparently Jake received his first driving lesson ever from him... and Newman was a professional race car driver!   

Source: LA Times
Jennifer Aniston
In 2005, Jennifer Aniston joined her Friends co-star and real life best pal Courteney Cox at the baptism of Cox and husband David Arquette's daughter Coco, where Aniston was named godmother to the girl. Coco and Jennifer have actually developed a strong relationship over the years.   

Source: People

Johnny Depp
Having Jack Sparrow as your godfather must be pretty cool. When longtime friend and director Tim Burton asked Depp to be his son Billy's godfather (actually it was Burton's parter Helena Bonham Carter who asked), Depp was happy to accept the the role.  "I was honored. It doesn't get heavier than saying I'd like you to be the godfather of my son," Depp said.   

Source: Esquire

Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie were good pals, co-writing "We Are the World" together back in 1985. Ritchie named Jackson his daughter Nicole's godfather alongside Quincy Jones. Jackson was also the godfather to Barry Gibb's son Michael.  When Jackson had children, he named both Elizabeth Taylor and Diana Ross as godmothers to the kids.

Source: Popcrush
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg is the godfather to not one but two of Hollywood's biggest actresses. A good friend to Bruce Paltrow and Blythe Danner, Spielberg was happy to become godfather to their daughter Gwyneth Paltrow when asked. He also took the duty on with his E.T. star Drew Barrymore (whose godmother is Sofia Loren). When she posed for Playboy, he reportedly sent her a quilt along with a note advising, "Cover yourself up".

Source: Popsugar
Taylor Swift
Sin City actress Jaime King gets to be part of Taylor Swift's cool posse, so to return the favor, she named the singer godmother of her newborn baby boy. King has a history of picking celebrities as godparents; both Jessica Alba and Topher Grace are godparents to her first son, James Knight. King explained that she chose Swift "because she's incredibly thoughtful."

Sources: LA Times, Elle

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga was named godmother of Elton John and David Furnish's new son Elijah back in 2013 after she had already been given the role with their other son Zachary.  "She's a great role model, she's young, [and] she's been a great godmother to Zachary," John said.  "We're all bonkers in this business, but we're human beings at the same time."   

Source: Extra via Us Weekly

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:30:29 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrity-godparents/matthewcoleweiss
<![CDATA[Your Favorite Disney Stars: Where Are They Now?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/disney-stars-then-and-now/coy-jandreau
When it comes to nostalgia, it's hard to beat the feels you feel when reminiscing about all those Disney Channel stars you grew up with. Whether the child stars of hit Disney Original Series like Even Stevens, or the teen heartthrobs who danced into your heart in Disney Channel Original Movies (paging Zac Efron, come in Zac Efron), the Disney stars you remember from your youth have grown up too, and some are even well-adjusted (LOL) Hollywood actors or famous musicians! Would you like to see your favorite Disney Stars all grown up?

When you look at Disney stars then and now, it's crazy to see where they're lives went and what they're up to. "Little Andrew Lawrence can't be that old and doing that, I'm only... oh wait. It's absolutely staggering to see where your favorite child stars are now. Whether these Disney stars grew up to be actors or, or pop stars, or... race car drivers. Some are parents themselves now!

So if you've been watching reruns of the Disney Channel, or caught your favorite young actor in a new movie trailer and wondered about some of the rest, you're in the right place! These are your favorite child Disney stars grown up!

Your Favorite Disney Stars: Where Are They Now?,

Demi Lovato
Lovato is now is agenuine pop sensation. You can find her acting and modeling in addition to songwriting, singing, and touring, selling out shows nationwide. She's been on a couple of shows the last few years, had roles in more than a couple of movies, and she's even set to be a Smurf in the 2017 film.

Evan Peters
You may not have noticed, but this guy is everywhere. He had a few small parts in some films in the mid 2000s (Including Never Back Down), then had a nice run on One Tree Hill before breaking out in Kick-Ass and American Horror Story. The whole world took notice when he stole the show as Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past. He'll be showing off more Quicksilver moves in a huge scene in X-Men: Apocalypse. One of his scenes reportedly took six weeks to film.

Hilary Duff
Hillary Duff is now a doting mother. She still does plenty of TV work, popping up on shows like Community, Raising Hope, Two and Half Men, and even Dora the Explorer. She also has a recurring role on the TV Land series, Younger.

Miley Cyrus
Cyrus is a full-blown pop superstar. She's making music videos, releasing hit singles, and touring. She's also hosting mega events and generally being a larger than life personality, all the while advocating for women's rights and making a number of bold fashion choices.

Shia LaBeouf
These days, LaBeouf isn't as well-known for his acting as he is known for his daily life antics. Which in some ways is a shame (he did an incredible job in 2014's Fury), but in other ways is super interesting. The whole plagiarism saga was no fun for anyone but since that, his #iamsorry exhibit, the "I Am Not Famous Anymore" bag on his head, the Broadway fights, the #ALLMYMOVIES exhibit... they've all been fascinating.

Hillary Duff - Then
Duff started out with a role in Casper Meets Wendy, but she really broke out with her role in Agents Cody Banks. She then led her own show, Disney Channel's Lizzie McGuire.

Miley Cyrus - Then
Known for being Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana on her own show Hannah Montana, and it certainly didn't hurt that she was Bill Ray Cyrus's daughter. She was a charming, innocent, friendly, young starlet.

Evan Peters - Then
A 17 year old Evan Peters hadn't done all that much when he booked a recurring role on Phil of the Future. Fortunately, he also managed to book a recurring role on the show The Days, in the same year (2004). In 2005, he starred in a whopping 21 episodes of the show Invasion, and has apparently always sported that haircut.

Demi Lovato - Then
Lovato, believe it or not, started out with a role on Barney and Friends. She then went on to Disney's As the Bell Rings. Soon thereafter she really broke out with her role in the Disney Channel Jonas Brothers movie, Camp Rock.

Shia LaBeouf - Then
LaBeouf was the adorable Louis Stevens on the wacky Disney sitcom Even Stevens and it wasn't long until he was in... well seemingly every movie, really. Starting with Holes, he was soon in everything from iRobot to Disturbia.

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 08:25:51 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/disney-stars-then-and-now/coy-jandreau
<![CDATA[17 Famous People Who Converted to Islam]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-who-converted-to-islam/celebrity-lists
Several famous rappers, actors and athletes have converted to Islam. Some famous converts to the Muslim faith were previously Christian, while others weren't very religious. Most famous converts to Islam changed their names when they adopted their new faith.

Who is the most famous person who converted to Islam? Mike Tyson tops our list. The former heavy-weight champion converted to Islam in the mid-1990s when he was serving time in prison in conjunction with a rape conviction. Another boxing legend, Muhammad Ali, also converted to Islam in the mid-1960s.

After touring the Middle East in 1989, Jermaine Jackson converted to Islam. He said, "A great ripple had taken place in my thought. I made failing attempts to console myself that nothing had happened, but I could not conceal this fact any longer from myself that at heart I had converted to Islam." In 1995, A Tribe Called Quest rapper, Q-Tip, professed his shahada and converted to Islam. Other famous celebrities who converted to Islam include Ice Cube, Dave Chappelle, and Malcolm X.

Are you surprised that so many famous people converted to the Muslim faith? Take a look at this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.
17 Famous People Who Converted to Islam,

Yusuf Islam
Yusuf Islam, AKA Cat Stevens, converted to Islam in 1976 after nearly drowning in the Pacific Ocean. In an interview with Rolling Stone, he said, "The Iranian Revolution wasn't even on the horizon. I felt like I was discovering something that was an amazing and immense secret."


Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle converted to Islam in 1998, though he rarely speaks publicly about his faith.


Ice Cube
In the 1990s, Ice Cube converted to Islam.

Jermaine Jackson
After touring the Middle East in 1989, Jermaine Jackson converted to Islam. He said, "A great ripple had taken place in my thought. I made failing attempts to console myself that nothing had happened but I could not conceal this fact any longer from myself that at heart I had converted to Islam."

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar changed his name when he converted to Islam in the late-1960s.


Larry Johnson
Larry Johnson converted to Islam after retiring from the NBA.

Malcolm X
Malcolm X converted to Islam while serving time in prison as a young man.

Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson converted to Islam in the mid-1990s when he was serving time in prison in conjunction with a rape conviction.

Muhammad Ali
In the mid-1960s, Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali after converting to Islam.

Omar Sharif
Omar Sharif converted to Islam so he could marry Faten Hamama in 1955. At that time, he changed his name from his given name, Michel Chalhoub.


Mon, 14 Dec 2015 03:01:04 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-who-converted-to-islam/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[Famous People Born the Exact Same Day]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/people-born-the-same-day/celebrity-lists
Here is a list of famous people who were born the same day - not just with the same birthday, but on the EXACT same day in the same year. Maybe even at the same hospital? To the same mother? No, there are no twins on this list. It's only celebs with the exact same birthdate, like Paris Hilton and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, or like Nancy Grace and Weird Al.

What does it mean for two people to be born on the same day? In elementary school, it means two sets of cupcakes for the whole class! In college, if you have a lot of mutual friends, maybe it means a joint b-day bash? For the rich and famous and successful, it probably means a really fun conversation at Elton John's Oscar party while others stand around feeling like outsiders. A shared birthday equals an immediate kinship and a lifelong guarantee that at least one Facebook friend will remember your special day.

You know what is fun to think about re: people who have the exact same birthday? The different trajectories their careers have taken. For example, child star Henry Thomas, aka Elliott from E.T. - well, what is he up to these days? Who knows, but he is certainly not the breakout star of Modern Family, like his identical birthday buddy Eric Stonestreet! And Ralph "Daniel-san" Macchio has popped up in stuff recently, but his modern day career pales in comparison to his birthday twin, Survivor host Jeff Probst. Also, Malcolm X and Pol Pot were pretty different, goal-wise. And what about people who died young? What if Marilyn Monroe ever looked as old as freaking Andy Griffith???

Is it fun to think about birthdays? Did you even know that "Lincoln's Birthday" on your calendar could just as easily have said "Darwin's Birthday?" And even that it would say the same year? Something to chew on!
Famous People Born the Exact Same Day,

Marilyn Monroe & Andy Griffith - June 1, 1926

Abraham Lincoln & Charles Darwin - February 12, 1809

Christa McAuliffe & Terry Bradshaw - September 2, 1948

Henry Thomas & Eric Stonestreet - September 9, 1971

Michael Jordan & Larry the Cable Guy - February 17, 1963

Angelina Jolie & Russell Brand - June 4, 1975

Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Paris Hilton - February 17, 1981

Paul McCartney & Roger Ebert - June 18, 1942

Weird Al Yankovic & Nancy Grace - October 23, 1959

Aziz Ansari & Emily Blunt - February 23, 1983

Fri, 06 Feb 2015 06:15:32 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/people-born-the-same-day/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[Actors Who Should Regret Their Comic Book Movie Roles]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/actors-who-regret-their-comic-movie-roles/ranker-comics
Super hero movies! The Golden Ticket! The creme de la creme! Once you make one you know you've made it and it's the highlight of your career. Nothing can stop you, and it's worth everything that went into getting it. Right? Well... that's not always the case. 

We live in a golden age of comic book films right now, The Avengers universe, The Dark Knight Films, Guardians of the Galaxy, but none of these movies could have possibly existed 20 or even 15 years ago. Everything leading up to now has lead to those being good films. Before that was a whole slew of horrendous adaptations of great (and admittedly not-so-great) comic properties. 

Many of the biggest names in Hollywood were attached to these disasters and while being in a Marvel movie now is great if your Chris Hemsworth, or Chris Evans, or Chris Pratt (hey what a second...) back then it could mean your Arnold Schwarzenegger suffering through Batman & Robin, and that's not even the movie he's on this list for! 

So let's take a look back at the less glamorous roles these iconic actors filled. These are the Actors who regret their comic roles!

Actors Who Should Regret Their Comic Book Movie Roles,

Arnold Schwarzenegger
He even uses the film as punishment for his kids. "It's the worst film I have ever made. Now, when my kids get out of line, they're sent to their room and forced to watch 'Red Sonja' 10 times. I never have too much trouble with them."
Ben Affleck
"The only movie I actually regret is 'Daredevil.' It just kills me. I love that story, that character, and the fact that it got fucked up the way it did stays with me. Maybe that's part of the motivation to do 'Batman.'I understand I'm at a disadvantage with the internet. If I thought the result would be another 'Daredevil,' I'd be out there picketing myself. [laughs] Why would I make the movie if I didn't think it was going to be good and that I could be good in it?"
George Clooney
"I am the least qualified person to comment on anyone playing the role of Batman since I so terribly destroyed the part. I tend to look at it like this - let's just see what the movie is before everyone starts beating him up. He is a smart man, he knows what he is doing.I am the least qualified person to comment on anyone playing the role of Batman since I so terribly destroyed the part. I tend to look at it like this - let's just see what the movie is before everyone starts beating him up. He is a smart man, he knows what he is doing."
George Reeves
He often spoke out of his hatred of portraying the character saying it was "Beneath his dignity" and hated putting on that "monkey suit" he hated most of all people yelling out "There's Superman" in the Oscar winning 'From here to Eternity' to such an extent in test screening that producers cut his part down. 

Some believe his hatred of the character and his feeling trapped in it, was a contributing factor in his (apparent, very suspicious) suicide.
Halle Berry
”First of all, I want to thank Warner Brothers. Thank you for putting me in a piece of s**t, god-awful movie. You know, it was just what my career needed. I was at the top and Catwoman just plummeted me to the bottom.”
Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner is far too nice to say anything bad about her own movie publicly, but that doesn't mean she didn't bash "Elektra" in private. Garner's ex-boyfriend Michael Vartan spilled the beans to Us Weekly. "I heard 'Elektra' was awful," he said. "Jennifer called me and told me it was awful. She had to do it because of 'Daredevil.' It was in her contract."
Jessica Alba
"I wanted to stop acting. The director was like, 'It looks too real. It looks too painful. Can you be prettier when you cry? Cry pretty, Jessica.' He was like, 'Don't do that thing with your face. Just make it flat. We can CGI the tears in.' And I'm like, But there's no connection to a human being. And then it got me thinking: Am I not good enough? Are my instincts and my emotions not good enough? Do people hate them so much that they don't want me to be a person? Am I not allowed to be a person in my work? And so I just said, 'F--k it. I don't care about this business anymore."
Jim Carrey
"I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart."
Ryan Reynolds
Now this one is tricky because Reynolds is once again reprising his role as Deadpool a CHARACTER he loves dearly, but the INTERPRETATION of that character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine oh so very loathed. So he had to tread lightly.

“I don’t think you can [fit it within the Deadpool story from 
Wolverine], because that character would really sully that whole world. The script is one rewrite away from Deadpool jumping across the desk at the studio executive and attacking him… But I’ve always wanted to do the movie just if only because Deadpool would get to do his own movie trailer. So that’s a thing that we were dying to do and we would love to be a part of that. I don’t know how it would fit though, no. In the current iteration of the script, it doesn’t address Wolverine – though it does address Deadpool’s appearance in Wolverine. Deadpool was not happy with Deadpool in Wolverine. He has a sort of a WTF!? moment with that.”

Topher Grace as Venom
There's no direct quote, Topher respects the film industry... but you know there's no way he doesn't regret THAT.

Thu, 08 Jan 2015 14:41:55 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/actors-who-regret-their-comic-movie-roles/ranker-comics
<![CDATA[26 Famous INTPs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-intps/celebrity-lists
Not surprisingly, many actors, scientists and politicians are believed to be INTPs (Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving). INTPS are known to be intelligent, logical, and ambitious. At times, they can be considered unemotional, but they are also known to have feelings of self-doubt that eventually pass with careful analysis.

Who is the most famous INTP? 30 Rock funny woman Tina Fey tops our list. Tina Fey is smart, ambitious, and logical--all traits typically associated with INTPs. Sigourney Weaver is another highly intelligent and ambitious actress who is considered to be an INTP. She has often stated that she is introverted and shy, despite being in the limelight for blockbuster films like Alien and Avatar. Additionally, actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg is a classic INTP. She has referred to herself as, "her own worst critic," as she is sometimes self-doubting in nature. 

Several famous men are also considered INTPs. Albert Einstein is thought to be an INTP. He said, "You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else." Logical, intelligent, and unemotional are words that can describe actor, writer, and lawyer, Ben Stein, a classic INTP. 

Are you surprised that any of these celebrities are considered to be INTPs? Take a look at this list and share your thoughts in the comments section. These INTPs were found on CelebrityTypes.com.
26 Famous INTPs,

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was logical and decisive. He didn't let emotion interfere with his political decision making.
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein is often listed as an INTP. He said, "You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else."

Asia Carrera
Asia Carrera is often listed as an INTP. She said, "There is no meaning in life except to be the best at something."
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin patiently documented various species to prove his theory of evolution, something that lends him to the INTP personality.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower was considered to be an INTP by many experts. He said, "Plans are nothing; planning is everything."
Larry Page
Google co-founder Larry Page used his logic, intelligence and ambition to revolutionize the internet and the world.
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep is known to be flexible and intelligent. She also appears to be logical and ambitious.

Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver is another highly intelligent and ambitious actress who is considered to be an INTP. She has often stated that she was shy.

Tina Fey
Tina Fey is smart, ambitious and logical, all traits typically associated with INTPs.

Ashley Olsen
Ashley Olsen is reportedly reserved, intelligent and introverted.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:04:47 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-intps/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[The Hottest Women on Showtime Shows]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-women-on-showtime-shows/knut-bjark-arrundsen
Showtime is home to many great TV shows. In fact, throughout its storied history, Showtime has brought the world some of the greatest TV shows of all time. That's sort of the way it has been going for TV. Paid services are providing the best content. One staple of these amazing shows is, well, hot chicks. The best Showtime shows are loaded with incredibly hot women. This is a list of the hottest women on Showtime shows. All time. Not just currently, not just hot Californication girls. This list has hot girls from The L Word, Penny Dreadful, Ray Donovan and many more excellent Showtime shows. Are you looking for hot Showtime girls? This is the right image gallery for you! In most cases, these are incredibly hot actresses that play even sexier characters.It seems these days that half of the excitement surrounding any new Showtime shows is the incredibly sexy women that they cast. Since Showtime isn't a network, but a paid cable channel, they don't have to play by the same rules... which of course always presents the opportunity of nude Showtime girls which any hot blooded American male is in to. Luckily for all of us, if you're looking for something like nude Californication girls, you don't have to look too hard!So, who are the hottest girls ever to be on Showtime shows? Be sure to vote up your favorites!
The Hottest Women on Showtime Shows,

Emmy Rossum
Eva Green
Penny Dreadful
Holliday Grainger
The Borgias
Jaimie Alexander
Nurse Jackie
Julie Benz
Natascha McElhone
Sarah Shahi
The L Word
Yvonne Strahovski
Mircea Monroe
Mary Louise Parker

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:12:33 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-women-on-showtime-shows/knut-bjark-arrundsen
<![CDATA[19 World Leaders Who Have Tattoos]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/world-leaders-who-have-tattoos/jordan-love
Tattoos are much more accepted nowadays than they used to be. In the past, tattoos had a certain negative connotation associated with them. While that's not entirely gone now, it's definitely subsided considerably. With that in mind, it might be surprising to learn that there are many world leaders with tattoos, and even more past world leaders with tattoos than you would have ever expected. 

President Obama might not have any tattoos (that we know of), but a couple of former U.S. presidents certainly did. Our neighbors to the north recently elected a new Prime Minister who has tattoos, and there are several Congress men and women past and present who have tattoos. Tattoos are all over the political landscape, but many politicians choose to keep them out of sight when it comes time for pictures.

There still aren't any world leaders with face tattoos, but the Czech Republic almost became the first to be able to claim that throne when one of their front-runners for president was Vladimir Franz, a man with a full-fledged face tattoo. It's becoming more and more acceptable for politicians with tattoos to put them on public display, though many, if not most, still choose to keep them covered most of the time.

Check out this list of some of the most interesting politicians who have tattoos. You might even get some ideas for your next tattoo!

19 World Leaders Who Have Tattoos,

Alexander I of Yugoslavia
Eagle on his chest

Andrew Jackson
A tomahawk on his inner thigh

Barry Goldwater
A half circle and three dots on his hand

Frederick IX of Denmark
Several Naval tattoos

George V
A Jerusalem cross on his arm

James K. Polk
The Chinese character for "eager"

Justin Trudeau

Nicholas II of Russia
A dragon on his right arm

Theodore Roosevelt
His family crest on his chest

Jesse Jackson Jr.

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 03:12:35 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/world-leaders-who-have-tattoos/jordan-love
<![CDATA[Actors Who Were Drunk While They Were Filming Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/actors-who-were-drunk-while-they-were-filming-movies/dukeharten

Actors who drank on set range from the squeakiest of the clean to veteran hell-raisers. Daniel Radcliffe didn’t drink on set - he just drank so much the night before, he was still drunk on set the next day during the later Harry Potter films. (That probably made for one Avada Kedavra of a hangover.) Richard Burton didn’t mind being blind drunk on set because he didn’t remember it. He could barely recall making 1974’s The Klansman. He’s visibly reeling on screen. 

Robert Shaw drank so much during a scene in Jaws, he blacked out. Jason Mewes began to slur while filming some of his scenes in Clerks and had to be sent home. Graham Chapman suffered DTs on the set of Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Robert Pattinson drank to battle the harsh Australian outback in The Rover, proving that Guy Pearce is truly a sick bastard for suggesting alcohol as a remedy. It also proves that the joke’s on Pearce, because Pattinson pounded a lot of vodka and looks very apocalyptic at times. 

Anna Kendrick ended up drunk in a scene of Drinking Buddies because she didn’t know she was drinking real beer until it was too late. It was cheaper than water, so it made sense for the production. Kendrick got buzzed and it’s all captured onscreen. 

Other actors who drank on set include actors who needed to take the edge off before a sex scene, such as Margot Robbie in The Wolf of Wall Street. Getting busy with Leo took three shots of tequila. Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman also took tequila shots before their make-out scene, although Kunis denies it. Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky says it happened. And what if you’re going to be in a three-way? Do as Matton Dillon, Neve Campbell, and Denise Richardson did in Wild Things. Shots! Shots! Shots!

Actors Who Were Drunk While They Were Filming Movies,

Billy Bob Thornton

Thornton went full-on method with this character, a drunken, foul-mouthed burglar posing as a mall Santa in order to rob the store after closing time.

Thornton owned his imbibing, telling Film 4, "I don't mind a smoke every now and again. I've been known to take a drink occasionally... But I've traditionally played really extreme characters and even in a comedy, if you're going to play a guy like this, you can't be sort of drunk, you know? And I wasn't sort of drunk. You have to go completely into it."

Daniel Radcliffe

He didn’t drink at work, but in the later Potter films, Radcliffe confessed that he’d still be drunk from the night before. Radcliffe told the Telegraph that he would drink just about every night, making the next’s day’s shooting difficult. “I can point to many scenes where I’m just gone. Dead behind the eyes. I have a very addictive personality. It was a problem.”

Radcliffe eventually became sober.

Denise Richards

Did someone say threesome? This probably happened to Matt Dillon every day in the ‘90s, but Denise Richards and Neve Campbell had to take a few shots before shooting the scene. Dillon joined in because he didn’t want the ladies to drink alone, maybe. 

We’d link to the scene but you’d probably end up with a virus from a porn site on your computer - we, um, heard that happens sometimes...

Harmony Korine

Korine shocked with his film Kids, but he blew people out of the water with Gummo, a blend of surrealism and realism into one murky bath water with milk, spaghetti, and bacon taped to the bathroom wall. 

Korine has a cameo in the film where he plays a gay man hitting on his high school friend, played by Bryant L. Crenshaw, who is a little person. 

“I’ve known that guy for a long time,” Korine says of Crenshaw in an interview with Art Threat. “We went to high school together. I knew that in order to get to that point, I had to get intoxicated. It was the last scene in the movie that we shot, and after it was done, I threw my sister through a plate glass window.”

Jennifer Lawrence

The HG leads would get bored between scenes and this led to drinking in J-Law’s trailer with her co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. 

The gang revealed to E! Online that getting legless was a go-to boredom killer. ”We were drunk," Lawrence laughed. "That was fun. That was the first time I've ever drank at work.” Hutcherson [laughs], "It was the first, but it wasn't the last!” 

You can also watch the cast do shots on the red carpet with MTV’s Josh Horowitz. Hutcherson and Lawrence do two shots. For Rue!

Martin Sheen

Sheen wasn’t always the silver-haired presidential type. During the filming of Apocalypse Now, a 36-year-old Sheen was ripped out of his mind on a mixture of alcohol and drugs. The actor is so drunk, he careens around the set, punches a mirror, bleeds all over the place, rubs the blood on his face, and then finally attacks director Francis Ford Coppola.

Coppola kept some of Sheen's outburst in the movie. Except for the part where Sheen broke the fourth wall by trying to break Coppola’s head. Now you know where Charlie got it from...

Mila Kunis

Kunis denied it, but director Darren Aronofsky and the crew said that the actors were lit from a shared bottle of tequila to pull off their sex scene. “I didn’t really think through the fact that I was going to have to have sex with her,” Portman told MTV.

Richard Burton

Burton is visibly drunk during this fight scene. In fact, he was drunk during the entire production. “I barely recall making that film,” Burton wrote in his memoir.

Anna Kendrick

Anna was drunk and so was pretty everyone else in the cast, because they were shooting in a brewery where beer was cheaper than water. Kendrick was a lightweight and got hammered pretty quickly. 

Olivia Wilde explained, “She sat down to do the first scene and took a huge gulp of beer, not realizing it was real, and was like instantly hammered. She was like, ‘What’s happening? What are you guys doing?’ And we were like, ‘Oh, we forgot to tell you - the beer’s all real and everyone’s drunk. It’s 10 am, welcome to Drinking Buddies.’”

Margot Robbie

Robbie was very nervous about her sex scene with Leonardo DiCaprio, so three or four shots of tequila beforehand made a lot of sense.

Tue, 17 May 2016 11:23:48 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/actors-who-were-drunk-while-they-were-filming-movies/dukeharten
<![CDATA[Celebrities Who Have Been Publicly Mean to the Kardashians]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-hate-the-kardashians/jessica-lawshe
Maybe it's because the Kardashians are everywhere, or maybe it's just because they're living the life we wish we could, but aren't we all a little sick of reality TV show clan? Regular folks who spend hours watching E! aren't the only ones who are over it. Just ask the celebs on this list of famous people who have been publicly mean to the Kardashians.

It's got to be frustrating to be an actor or musician who rose to fame and fortune through hard work and talent, only to watch the Kardashians rake it in for... nothing. They've managed to become household names for little more than being themselves and, in Kim's case, making a sex tape. What's worse, they are down-right obnoxious. At least that's what all the celebrity Kardashian haters would say. 

From Jon Hamm and Jonah Hill to Rebel Wilson and Bette Midler, there are plenty of famous people who don't like the Kardashians. It seems celebrities want to do anything but "keep up" with the tabloid family. 
Celebrities Who Have Been Publicly Mean to the Kardashians,

Barack Obama
While President Obama isn't a big fan of letting his daughters watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians, first lady Michelle Obama sees how the show could be used as a learning tool. As reported by Us Weekly, Michelle said, "Barack really thinks some of the Kardashians - when they watch that stuff - he doesn't like that as much. But I sort of feel like if we're talking about it, and I'm more concerned with how they take it in - what did you learn when you watched that? And if they're learning the right lessons, like, that was crazy, then I'm like, okay."
Chloë Grace Moretz
Following yet another of Kim K's naked tweets, Chloë Grace Moretz replied: "@KimKardashian I truly hope you realize how important setting goals are for young women, teaching them we have so much more to offer than just our bodies."
Daniel Craig
During an interview with British GQ, Daniel Craig discussed what it was like to lose your privacy when you become a celebrity. During the interview he also lobbed a direct hit at the Kardashians. He said“It’s a career. What can I tell you? It is a career; I’m not being cynical. And why wouldn’t you? Look at the Kardashians, they’re worth millions. Millions! I don’t think they were that badly off to begin with, but now look at them. You see that and you think, ‘What, you mean all I have to do is behave like a f*cking idiot on television and then you’ll pay me millions?’”
Joel McHale
During the 2014 White House Correspondents' Dinner, Joel McHale explained how he knows the Kardashians are Republicans. It's "because they’re always trying to screw black people."

Jonah Hill
At first, Jonah Hill feigned shock when Kim K called off her marriage to Kris Humphries. But he got even spicier with his shade-throwing in a follow-up interview: "The truth of it is, I have friends who work in TV and the Kardashians get higher ratings than their TV shows. Shows that people actually work hard on — writing and creating and trying to tell stories. The fact that the Kardashians could be more popular than a show like Mad Men is disgusting. (Laughs) It's a super disgusting part of our culture, but I still find it funny to make a joke about it. Whenever I say I like reality TV, people write about it like they're in shock. I can't even understand it, so I watch it. I think it's funny and I definitely enjoy it in a making-fun-of-it sort of way, but where does the line sort of end? When do I stop making fun of it and become an actual fan?"
Jon Hamm
During an interview with Elle UK, Jon Hamm took a pretty focused shot at Kim K (and Paris Hilton): "Whether it's Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a fucking idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you're rewarded significantly."

But he didn't stop there. NY Daily News reported that during an interview with Time Out London, Hamm took another shot when asked about his "sex symbol" status. He said, “The sexy thing is so ephemeral and meaningless other than in the world of selling magazines. Who cares, when it's reduced to just that? You might as well be a Kardashian and have a sex tape.”

Afterward, he said he didn't mean for Kim to feel hurt. Yeah, right.

As seen in this video from Adoratious, Prince kicked Kim Kardashian off stage at his 2011 concert at Madison Square Garden. According to News.com.Au, the reality TV star was in the front row when, "She was plucked to come up on stage and bust some moves with the diminutive star, but stood still, giggled and put her hands over her face. After about 10 seconds of trying to get down around her, Prince got fed up and told her: 'Get off the stage!'”
Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson told an Australian radio show that she nixed the idea of presenting at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards with Kendall and Kylie Jenner. She said, "What they stand for is totally against what I stand for. They seem a bit superficial and their careers aren’t really based on talent.”
Reese Witherspoon
As seen in this video from TMZ, Reese Witherspoon took an opportunity to strike out at the reality TV stars during her acceptance speech at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, saying, "It's also possible to make it in Hollywood without a reality show."
Amber Rose
There is a much talked-about feud between Amber Rose and the Kardashians. As Kanye's ex explains in this ET video, she doesn't hate Khloe. So that's something? She goes on to say that "the only reason why these girls have careers is because their older sister had a little fun on tape, let's be realistic."

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:14:54 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-hate-the-kardashians/jessica-lawshe
<![CDATA[Famous People Named Eliza]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-named-eliza/reference
Who knew there were so many famous people named Eliza in the world? Our list of celebrities named Eliza includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Elizas below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Eliza, actors named Eliza, and much more. Eliza Dushku, Eliza Coupe, and Eliza Taylor are only a few of the well-known people named Eliza on this list.
Famous People Named Eliza,

Eliza Acton

Eliza Bennett

Eliza Carthy

Eliza Dushku

Eliza McCardle Johnson

Eliza Szonert

Eliza Taylor

Eliza Orlins

Eliza Coupe

Eliza Doolittle

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 08:37:19 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-named-eliza/reference
<![CDATA[7 Celebrities Whose Spouses Committed Suicide]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/people-whose-spouses-committed-suicide/celebrity-lists
Several famous musicians, actresses, and comedians have been married to someone who committed suicide. Some of these celebrity spouses struggled with depression for years, while others' suicide seemed to result from drug and alcohol addictions.

Who is the most famous person whose husband committed suicide? Joan Rivers tops our list. In 1987, Joan Rivers' husband Edgar Rosenberg took his own life by ingesting a combination of Valium and alcohol. They had been married since 1965. Other famous suicide widows include Courtney Love and Jean Harlow.

Several famous men have had a wife who committed suicide. On May 28, 1998, Brynn Hartman shot and killed her husband Phil Hartman. Later that day, she took her own life. The Hartmans left behind two children in the tragedy. In 1976, Jackson Browne's wife Phyllis Major committed suicide by overdosing on barbiturates. He wrote the song "Sleep's Dark and Silent Gate" about her death.

Are you surprised that so many celebrities have been widowed by suicide? Take a look at this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.
7 Celebrities Whose Spouses Committed Suicide,

Carson McCullers
Author Carson McCullers had a suicide pact with her husband, Reeves McCullers. She decided to prioritize her own health and went the the U.S. while he remained in Europe. Reeves committed suicide by taking an overdose of sleeping pills in 1953.

Courtney Love
On April 5, 1994, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain committed suicide by shooting himself with a shotgun. The 27-year old is remembered by his wife, Courtney Love, and their daughter, Francis Bean Cobain.

Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda's wife and Jane Fonda's mother, Frances Ford Seymour, committed suicide in 1950.

Jackson Browne
In 1976, Jackson Browne's wife, Phyllis Major, committed suicide by overdosing on barbiturates. He wrote the song "Sleep's Dark and Silent Gate" about her death.

Jean Harlow
In 1932, just months after marrying Jean Harlow, MGM executive Paul Bern committed suicide by shooting himself. He reportedly left a suicide note which read, "Dearest Dear: Unfortunately this is the only way to make good the frightful wrong I have done you and to wipe out my abject humiliation. You understand that last night was only a comedy."


Joan Rivers
In 1987, Joan Rivers's husband, Edgar Rosenberg, took his own life by ingesting a combination of Valium and alcohol. They had been married since 1965.

Phil Hartman
On May 28, 1998, Brynn Hartman shot and killed her husband, SNL actor and comedian Phil Hartman. Later that day, she took her own life. The Hartmans left behind two children in the tragedy.


Thu, 03 Dec 2015 04:29:51 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/people-whose-spouses-committed-suicide/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[Famous People Who Got Swindled]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-who-got-swindled/mike-rothschild
Celebrities who got scammed include a number of victims of Bernie Madoff, but also famous people who've fallen for everything from tax-shelter fraud to ludicrous investment schemes. Famous people usually attract hangers-on looking for money, and sometimes they ensnare the celebrity in a scam. Since it's often impossible for celebrities to track their money closely, large sums of it can go missing without anyone knowing.

How is this possible? Ask Sting, who got taken for millions by a manager and didn't even realize it. Or Billy Joel, who had to sue his former manager for $90 million. Or Gary Coleman, whose parents robbed him of his earnings while he was still a child. Or even Kiefer Sutherland, who lost close to a million dollars in a cattle purchasing scheme. Sometimes the money can be recovered - but often, it's gone for good.

Here are some celebrities that got scammed, famous people who got swindled, and notable stars who were robbed. Some were innocent victims, but others really should have known better.

Famous People Who Got Swindled,

Ben Stiller
Stiller lost about $250,000 to corrupt money manager Dana Giacchetto, a celebrity hanger-on who became a tabloid fixture while also running a Ponzi scheme on a number of well-known actors. Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Cameron Diaz all managed to get their money out before Giacchetto was busted, but Stiller wasn't so lucky.

John Malkovich
Malkovich lost at least $2.2 million to Bernie Madoff, getting some of it back, but losing most of it for good. He seemed to take the loss in stride, saying it ruined him financially, but that he still had a career and would be able to move on with his life. In a Reddit AMA a few years later, Malkovich said he had nothing to say to Madoff, and had only met the man once.

Kevin Bacon
Husband and wife actors Bacon and Sedgwick were heavily invested in the Ponzi scheme of Bernie Madoff, and lost an amount Bacon described as "a lot of f*cking money." The two appeared to take the loss in stride, reflecting on what they still had - including their family and the ability to work.

Kiefer Sutherland

In 2010 the actor made $100,000 in a cattle-buying scheme run by a man named Michael Wayne Carr. The scheme involved using Sutherland’s money to buy livestock in Mexico and sell it in the US at a higher price. So when Carr asked Sutherland for an additional $869,000 to buy more cows, and therefore make more easy money, Sutherland jumped on it.

Instead, he fell for a clever form of advance fee fraud. The cow-transporting con man used Sutherland's money to pay off personal bank loans instead. Carr was quickly arrested, pleaded guilty to forgery and fraud, and was ordered to pay Sutherland back as a way of reducing his prison sentence.

Larry King

The broadcaster invested over $700,000 with Bernie Madoff and lost all of it when the scammer was arrested. King was fortunate and recovered all of it thanks to court-mandated repayments.

Liv Tyler
The actress got taken for over $210,000 in 2009, when a skin specialist who worked with a number of celebrities racked up massive charges on Tyler's credit cards. Her management company eventually noticed the charges, and the makeup artist was arrested. All told, she'd skimmed over half a million from unwary clients, who included Cher, Jennifer Aniston, and Anne Hathaway as well.

Robert De Niro
In March 2009, art gallery owner Lawrence Salander was arrested and charged with scamming $100 million from wealthy clients through bogus art deals. One of the marks Salander scammed was legendary actor Robert De Niro, who gave the con artist 50 paintings, all painted by his father. Instead of setting up deals on the art market to profit De Niro, Salander simply sold them in order to pay off his personal debts.

He pleaded guilty to 30 counts of larceny, and was sentenced to a minimum of six years in prison. Most of the money was never recouped.

Sidney Poitier
Poitier was among a number of celebrities caught up in a billion dollar tax-shelter fraud. Two Wall Street brokerage firms cooked up a scheme where they promised celebs $4 in write-offs for ever $1 invested, putting the money into everything from rare stamps to bulk vehicle purchases. The shelters were completely fake, and the founders of the firms did limited time in jail.

Other celebs ensnared in the scheme were actors Michael Landon and Lorne Greene, TV producer Norman Lear, artist Andy Warhol, and even a Postmaster General of the United States.

In 1995, Keith Moore, Sting's financial adviser for 15 years, was accused of using a complex financial system involving more than over 100 separate accounts to take more than 6 million British pounds ($9.8 million) from Sting without the rock star's knowledge. He then lost the money in a series of bad investments, including a restaurant chain, and a scheme to convert Russian military aircraft into passenger planes.

The scam was allowed to go on for so long because Sting simply didn't notice that such a large amount of his money was gone. Moore claimed that the singer had given him money to settle Moore's tax debt. But nobody believed him, and Moore was sentenced to six years in prison.

Uma Thurman
The actress entrusted financial adviser to the stars Kenneth Starr with over $1 million. But when the statements she received from him didn’t add up, she started wading through a tangle of "experts" and shadowy financial advisers to figure out what happened.

When Thurman was finally able to speak to someone connected to Starr, he turned around and returned her money to her. Except it wasn’t actually her money - it was taken from an account belonging to another one of his clients. As it turns out, Starr was running a complex Ponzi scheme involving people at the highest level of Hollywood, taking their money and giving it to other investors - while enriching himself and his ex-stripper wife. Starr was arrested, pleaded guilty to fraud, and was sentenced to over seven years in prison.

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 05:57:08 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-who-got-swindled/mike-rothschild
<![CDATA[Famous People Whose Last Name Is Stevenson]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-whose-last-name-is-stevenson/chris-abraham
Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name Stevenson. Do you recognize all the celebrities whose last name is Stevenson on this list? Although not all of these people are related, they are all famous people with Stevenson as their surname. From athletes and actors to musicians and political figures, this list provides images of each famous Stevenson along with information about their lives. If your surname is also Stevenson, you very well could be related to some of the well-known people on this list. Examples of famous Stevensons include Robert Louis Stevenson, Ray Stevenson, and Adonis Stevenson, but there are plenty of others on this list to learn about other than just those three.

If you want to know more about each celebrity Stevenson, click their corresponding row and more information will appear. In some cases you can click the person's name and see what other lists of ours they are ranked on.
Famous People Whose Last Name Is Stevenson,

Bill Stevenson

Cynthia Stevenson

DeShawn Stevenson

Juliet Stevenson

McLean Stevenson

Parker Stevenson

Ray Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Teófilo Stevenson

Adonis Stevenson

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 07:25:04 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-whose-last-name-is-stevenson/chris-abraham
<![CDATA[Famous People Whose Last Name Is Shah]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-whose-last-name-is-shah/chris-abraham
Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name Shah. Do you recognize all the celebrities whose last name is Shah on this list? Although not all of these people are related, they are all famous people with Shah as their surname. From athletes and actors to musicians and political figures, this list provides images of each famous Shah along with information about their lives. If your surname is also Shah, you very well could be related to some of the well-known people on this list. Examples of famous Shahs include Waris Shah, Naseeruddin Shah, and Roger Shah, but there are plenty of others on this list to learn about other than just those three.

If you want to know more about each celebrity Shah, click their corresponding row and more information will appear. In some cases you can click the person's name and see what other lists of ours they are ranked on.
Famous People Whose Last Name Is Shah,

Idries Shah

Kashmira Shah

Mohammed Nadir Shah

Nader Shah

Naseeruddin Shah

Satish Shah

Shefali Shah

Waris Shah

Roger Shah

Rajiv Shah

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 07:25:11 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-whose-last-name-is-shah/chris-abraham
<![CDATA[Famous People Whose Last Name Is Mills]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-whose-last-name-is-mills/chris-abraham
Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name Mills. Do you recognize all the celebrities whose last name is Mills on this list? Although not all of these people are related, they are all famous people with Mills as their surname. From athletes and actors to musicians and political figures, this list provides images of each famous Mills along with information about their lives. If your surname is also Mills, you very well could be related to some of the well-known people on this list. Examples of famous Millss include Donna Mills, John Mills, and Hayley Mills, but there are plenty of others on this list to learn about other than just those three.

If you want to know more about each celebrity Mills, click their corresponding row and more information will appear. In some cases you can click the person's name and see what other lists of ours they are ranked on.
Famous People Whose Last Name Is Mills,

Donna Mills

Hayley Mills

Heather Mills

John Mills

Juliet Mills

Mike Mills

Patty Mills

Sam Mills

Scott Mills

Stephanie Mills

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 07:25:19 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-whose-last-name-is-mills/chris-abraham
<![CDATA[Famous People Whose Last Name Is Muller]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-whose-last-name-is-muller/chris-abraham
Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name Muller. Do you recognize all the celebrities whose last name is Muller on this list? Although not all of these people are related, they are all famous people with Muller as their surname. From athletes and actors to musicians and political figures, this list provides images of each famous Muller along with information about their lives. If your surname is also Muller, you very well could be related to some of the well-known people on this list. Examples of famous Mullers include Thomas Müller, Gerd Müller, and Lillian Müller, but there are plenty of others on this list to learn about other than just those three.

If you want to know more about each celebrity Muller, click their corresponding row and more information will appear. In some cases you can click the person's name and see what other lists of ours they are ranked on.
Famous People Whose Last Name Is Muller,

Dieter Müller

Franck Muller

Gerd Müller

Gilles Müller

Heinrich Müller

Herta Müller

Kirk Muller

Lillian Müller

Mancow Muller

Thomas Müller

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 07:25:22 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-whose-last-name-is-muller/chris-abraham
<![CDATA[Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-whose-last-name-is-brooks/chris-abraham
Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name Brooks. Do you recognize all the celebrities whose last name is Brooks on this list? Although not all of these people are related, they are all famous people with Brooks as their surname. From athletes and actors to musicians and political figures, this list provides images of each famous Brooks along with information about their lives. If your surname is also Brooks, you very well could be related to some of the well-known people on this list. Examples of famous Brookss include Mel Brooks, Derrick Brooks, and Garth Brooks, but there are plenty of others on this list to learn about other than just those three.

If you want to know more about each celebrity Brooks, click their corresponding row and more information will appear. In some cases you can click the person's name and see what other lists of ours they are ranked on.
Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brooks,

Aaron Brooks

Albert Brooks

Avery Brooks

Derrick Brooks

Garth Brooks

James Brooks

James L. Brooks

Louise Brooks

Mel Brooks

Abbey Brooks

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 07:25:24 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-whose-last-name-is-brooks/chris-abraham
<![CDATA[Famous People Whose Last Name Is Hall]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-whose-last-name-is-hall/chris-abraham
Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name Hall. Do you recognize all the celebrities whose last name is Hall on this list? Although not all of these people are related, they are all famous people with Hall as their surname. From athletes and actors to musicians and political figures, this list provides images of each famous Hall along with information about their lives. If your surname is also Hall, you very well could be related to some of the well-known people on this list. Examples of famous Halls include Michael C. Hall, Anthony Michael Hall, and Rebecca Hall, but there are plenty of others on this list to learn about other than just those three.

If you want to know more about each celebrity Hall, click their corresponding row and more information will appear. In some cases you can click the person's name and see what other lists of ours they are ranked on.
Famous People Whose Last Name Is Hall,

Anthony Michael Hall

Arsenio Hall

Bridget Hall

Daryl Hall

Jerry Hall

Michael C. Hall

Rebecca Hall

Regina Hall

Scott Hall

Taylor Hall

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 07:25:31 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-whose-last-name-is-hall/chris-abraham
<![CDATA[The Best Players In MLS]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-players-in-mls/clickon

Who are the best players in MLS? Is it a European import, South American star, or homegrown talent?

The Best Players In MLS,

Andrea Pirlo

Clint Dempsey

David Villa

Didier Drogba

Frank Lampard


Michael Bradley

Robbie Keane

Sebastian Giovinco

Steven Gerrard

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 08:27:04 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-players-in-mls/clickon
<![CDATA[Hot Celeste Bonin Pics (Former WWE Diva, Kaitlyn)]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hot-kaitlyn-pics/trent-walker
Photos of Celeste Bonin, one of the hottest athletes and one of the hottest female bodybuilders in the world. And not only that, Celeste Bonin is one of the hottest WWE Divas of all time, That's right, she's a former WWE Diva and went by the ring Celeste Bonin, and WWE Kaitlyn are one in the same. So, if you're looking for hot WWE Kaitlyn pics, this is the list for you! Celeste Bonin is well known for her extremely fit and sexy physique, and during her time in WWE she was known for her incredible strength and athleticism.

With that in mind, here are the sexiest Celeste Bonin pictures, ranked by hotness. This gallery even includes Celeste Bonin bikini pics and Celeste Bonin swimsuit photos. Also on this list are Celeste Bonin Instagram pics (WWE Kaitlyn Instagram) from her personal account. Only the hottest Celeste Bonin Instagram pictures made the cut! These Celeste Bonin pics were taken from a variety of different sources, including several promotional and magazine photoshoots, and have been turned into a curated image gallery containing only the hottest Celeste Bonin pictures (Kaitlyn WWE pictures) from around the Web.

While there are many sexy Celeste Bonin photos, or Kaitlyn WWE photos, these are the hottest around. These may not be Celeste Bonin naked pics, or pictures of Celeste Bonin topless, but these are some of the hottest pics you can find on the net even though they aren't Celeste Bonin nude photos (Kaitlyn WWE nude)
Hot Celeste Bonin Pics (Former WWE Diva, Kaitlyn),

Morning Snacks

Showing Off Some Seriously Hard Work

Kaitlyn in sexy summer swimwear

Ready To Nap

All Black. Ready To Rumble.

Kaitlyn in white shirt and blue faded shorts

Physical Fitness is King

Stunning Evening Wear

Ready to Hit the Beach

Kaitlyn in fitted pants and heels

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 02:08:34 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/hot-kaitlyn-pics/trent-walker
<![CDATA[Actors Who Almost Got the Part in a DC Film]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/actors-who-were-almost-in-dc-films/ranker-comics
Casting is truly an art form. Each and every cast member from starring, to supporting, to day-player, affects the entire tone of the film. What would Bruce Wayne be without Christian Bale, who was up against a number of actors on this list for the role? Casting is everything, and the actors on this list couldn't make the cut for the role of any number of DC heroes and villains.

These are all of the shadows of that ideal, the people who were ALMOST legends, who almost had action figures and multi-picture deals and10-year contracts. These are the people who, for one reason or another, didn't end up playing these great characters of the comic book world. 

Which actors almost became DC's film heroes and villains? Their films went on to be made, not ending up on the list of comic book movies we never saw, but the actors and actresses listed here weren't part of the fun. Which of these stars do you wish you had seen in DC hero and villain roles? Cast your votes below!

Actors Who Almost Got the Part in a DC Film,

Adrianne Palicki
Cast as: Wonder Woman

A Wonder Woman TV show actually happened, not long ago, in the same vein as "Smallville," "Arrow," and "Flash." However, budget issues, costume issues, and fan reactions kept it from ever airing even a single episode.
David Bowie
Considered for: The Joker

We would probably still pay to see this, 25 years later. David Bowie as the Clown Prince of Crime! A little bit Ziggy Stardust, a dash of Labyrinth, and a whole lot of crazy, as directed by Tim Burton? Yes, please.
Henry Cavill
Considered for: Batman

What's that you say? But he's Superman? At one point, he was called the unluckiest man in Hollywood, as he was up for (and usually in the top three for) Batman, Bond, Edward Cullen, and many another huge roles in tentpole film roles before finally booking Superman... the second time he went out for it (he was in the running for the role Brandon Routh landed).

Hugh Dancy
Considered for: Batman

Probably the most posh Bruce Wayne on the list, Hugh Dancy was this close to nabbing the role when Christopher Nolan was first gearing up for his trilogy. 

Jay Baruchel
Cast as: Maxwell Lord

Baruchel was part of the cast of the failed George Miller (Mad Max)-directed Justice League movie. The movie was fully cast, sets were being constructed, and pre-production was winding down with production of the film about to start, when two things happened: 
1) The movie costs ballooned to an enormous $300 million, and 
2) it failed to procure its tax breaks.

Megan Gale
Cast as: Wonder Woman

Gale was part of the cast of the failed George Miller (Mad Max)-directed Justice League movie. The movie was fully cast, sets were being constructed, and pre-production was winding down with production of the film about to start, when two things happened: 

1) The movie costs ballooned to an enormous $300 million, and 
2) it failed to procure its tax breaks.

Ralph Fiennes
Considered for: Lex Luthor

Before he was ever Voldemort, J.J. Abrams and the studio reportedly wanted Ralph Fiennes to play Lex Luthor in Superman Flyby. It would have been perfect!
Robin Williams
Considered for: The Riddler

Pursued by the studio (apparently) for the original Tim Burton films, Robin Williams himself then pursued it for the Chris Nolan iterations (Williams and Nolan worked together on Insomnia). Williams even said he'd be an extra in a Nolan Batman film. His Riddler could have been game-changing – sadly, it never came to pass.
Sam Rockwell
Considered for: The Joker

After he was almost Iron Man, and before he was Justin Hammer, the insanely talented and vastly under-used Sam Rockwell was in contention for Christopher Nolan's Joker. The role eventually went to Heath Ledger and made cinema history, but we would love to see Rockwell's take on a lean, sleek, probably dancing, Clown Prince of Crime.
Teresa Palmer
Cast as: Talia al Ghul

Palmer was part of the cast of the failed George Miller (Mad Max)-directed Justice League movie. The movie was fully cast, sets were being constructed, and pre-production was winding down with production of the film about to start, when two things happened: 

1) The movie costs ballooned to an enormous $300 million, and 
2) it failed to procure its tax breaks.

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:42:00 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/actors-who-were-almost-in-dc-films/ranker-comics
<![CDATA[The Best Actors of 2014]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-actor-2014/ranker-film
In 2014, we saw another year of some great performances by leading men and emerging actors. We've gathered the best film actors of the year, and these guys turned in some truly amazing and memorable performances. Some might even end up nominated for Oscars in 2015, but all of these great actors were at the top of their game in 2014. Who was the best of the best?

Did Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck, Christian Bale, Robert Downey Jr., Bill Murray, or Denzel Washington dazzle you with their on-screen performances? Do Bradley Cooper, Matt Damon, George Clooney, or Benedict Cumberbatch deserve to be ranked here among the best actors of 2014? What did you think of 2014 Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey?

Vote below and if you see an actor whose work you particularly liked in 2014 missing from the list, add him so other movie fans can weigh in on whether they really were one of 2014's best actors.

And, if you think these guys were good, take a look at the best actors in film history! Who knows, maybe some of today's top actors will be on that list!
The Best Actors of 2014,

Benedict Cumberbatch

Bradley Cooper

Christian Bale

Denzel Washington

Hugh Dancy

James McAvoy

Matthew McConaughey

Michael Fassbender

Robert Downey Jr.

Hugh Jackman

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:17:48 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-actor-2014/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The 18 Hottest Kylie Jenner Photos]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/kylie-jenner-hot-pics/trent-walker
These are the hottest pics of Kylie Jenner. The youngest member of the Kardashian clan. She's most famous for, well, being a member of the Kardashian family. She was on the now infamous reality TV show and now she models and stuff? Whatever. Also she is dating Tyga and maybe got some lip injections. She also has an instagram account. Those are the things she is famous for. She is also famous for being extremely beautiful which you can see from these Kylie Jenner hot pics. These hot Kylie Jenner photos are here for you to enjoy and also vote on. Vote up your favorite Kylie Jenner photos or Kylie Jenner bikini pics to the top of this list.

These may not be Kylie Jenner nude, Kylie Jenner naked or even Kylie Jenner topless pics but these Kylie Jenner sexy shots are some of the best around. So vote for your favorite sexy Kylie Jenner pics posthaste! What are you doing with your life?

The 18 Hottest Kylie Jenner Photos,

Kylie Jenner By The Pool

Kylie Jenner With Her Eyes Closed

Kylie Jenner Enjoying The Beach

Kylie Jenner Takes A Selfie

Kylie Jenner Just Living Life

Kylie Jenner With Her Tongue Out

Kylie Jenner Kissy Time

Kylie Jenner Holding Something

Kylie Jenner Doing Lunges

Kylie Jenner In A Bikini

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09:03:23 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/kylie-jenner-hot-pics/trent-walker
<![CDATA[Hottest Niki Taylor Photos]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-niki-taylor-photos/trent-walker
The sexiest Niki Taylor pictures, including all the hottest shots of one of the hottest Sports Illustrated swimsuit models ever. The model, a friend of America's Next Top Model host sexy Tyra banks, has appeared on the covers of countless magazines, billboards, and was the first woman under 18 to sign a major contract with CoverGirl cosmetics.

Photos of Niki Taylor, one of the hottest girls in movies and TV. There are few girls out there as sexy and fun as Niki Taylor. Hot chicks everywhere strive to be her. So, in honor of one of the greatest up and coming ladies in Hollywood, here are the 13 sexiest Niki Taylor pictures, videos and GIFs, ranked by hotness.

These Niki Taylor pics were taken from a variety of different sources, including several promotional and magazine photoshoots, and have been turned into a curated image gallery containing only the cutest pictures and jpgs from around the Web. While there are many sexy Niki Taylor photos, these are the hottest around.

Fans worldwide are constantly searching for Niki Taylor nudes, and Niki Taylor naked shots but these Niki Taylor bikini pics are the best around (whether they are Niki Taylor topless pics or not).

Check out these Niki Taylor hot pics!

Hottest Niki Taylor Photos,

Niki Taylor in United States Flag Print Bikini

Niki Taylor in Brassiere and Belted Skater Skirt

Niki Taylor in Polka Dot Bikini

Niki Taylor in White Sleeveless

Niki Taylor in White Halter Neck Brassiere and White Underwear

Niki Taylor in Golden Yellow Bikini

Niki Taylor in White and Red Stripe Bikini

Niki Taylor in Halter Neck Swimsuit

Niki Taylor in Checkered Bikini

Niki Taylor in Body Fit Long Dress

Wed, 13 Feb 2013 03:24:01 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-niki-taylor-photos/trent-walker
<![CDATA[16 Older Celebrities Who Actually Dated Teenagers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-dated-teenagers/elle-tharp

Age is just a number, or at least it is to these celebrities who dated teenagers. It's not uncommon for celebs who work together to become romantically involved - and that doesn't exclude those who aren't quite legal. There are lots of famous people who dated teenagers, sometimes out in the open and other times in private. These boyfriend and girlfriends found love sometimes in a controversial place, and sometimes it actually worked out.

From brief flings to tying the knot, some of these celebrities who dated teens ended up finding true love with people who couldn't yet buy booze. You have to stay young somehow.

16 Older Celebrities Who Actually Dated Teenagers,

Doug Hutchison

Who He Dated: Courtney Stodden, 16

Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison have made plenty of headlines for their cross-generational romance, particularly when then 16-year-old Stodden married the 51-year-old actor in Vegas after meeting him online. She needed parental permission to get married, a move her now-estranged momager says she regrets. The unlikely duo have been through many ups and downs, including a trial separation, a stint on Couples Therapy, and a miscarriage, but they are still married after five years. 

Elvis Presley

Who He Dated: Priscilla Presley, 14

Priscilla Presley, now 71, was only 14 when she met 25-year-old Presley at a party in Nauheim, Germany. She was the daughter of a U.S. Naval pilot, and Presley was serving in the army despite being a well-known musician. Presley's parents pressured the two to marry, and they tied the knot in 1967 when she was 21. While even hardcore Elvis fans have a hard time with the initial age gap, Priscilla maintains the two didn't sleep together until their wedding night. They had one daughter, Lisa Marie, and amicably divorced in 1973.

Jerry Seinfeld

Who He Dated: Shoshanna Lonstein, 17

At the height of his Seinfeld fame in 1993, Jerry Seinfeld literally picked up a high school student walking around in Central Park. After getting the then-17-year-old Lonstein's number, the pair started dating quite seriously despite the age difference (he was 39 at the time). Lonstein was a senior, and the two continued to date for the four years she attended college. Seinfeld spent a lot of time defending their relationship and the two split for good in 1997, shortly before he met his current wife, Jessica Sklar, who was a little more age appropriate. 

Joel Madden

Who He Dated: Hilary Duff, 16

Back in 2004, Joel Madden and Hilary Duff did the familiar dance of being "just friends" until her 18th birthday in 2006. When asked in 2015 about losing her virginity in Cosmopolitan, Duff stated, "I had a 26-year-old boyfriend. So everyone can make their own assumptions about what I was doing." Well that settles that. 

Kobe Bryant

Who He Dated: Vanessa Bryant, 17

The Bryants have dealt with quite a few relationship headlines in the media, so the fact they met when Vanessa was only 17 is probably the least of their concerns. When the basketball star was 21-years-old, he met Vanessa while she was working as a back-up dancer for a music video. Six months later, the two got engaged and they tied the knot sans pre-nup when she was 18-years-old. Despite nearly breaking up on several occasions, the two are still married and have three children together.

R. Kelly

Who He Dated: Aaliyah, 15

R. Kelly has certainly gotten into a lot of trouble for his actions with underage girls, but back in the '90s he had an odd relationship with up-and-coming R&B singer Aaliyah. Kelly was introduced to Aaliyah as a "mentor" and he helped write and produce her first album, Age Ain't Nothing But A Number when she was 14. Oh, the irony. Despite denials from both parties that their relationship was platonic, the two secretly wed in 1994. The marriage was ultimately annulled as Aaliyah was not yet old enough to consent to a lifetime with the 27-year-old Kelly. Tragically, she passed away in a plane crash in 2001, so we can't hear her side of this story. 

Wilmer Valderrama

Who He Dated: Mandy Moore, 16; Lindsay Lohan, 17; Demi Lovato, 17

It might just be easier to list the celebrity teens Wilmer Valderrama hasn't dated. He dated 16-year-old Mandy Moore from 2001-2002 despite being four years her senior, and he later bragged on Howard Stern that he took her virginity. Classy! At age 24, Valderrama dated 17-year-old Lindsay Lohan though they kept the relationship a secret until her 18th birthday in 2004. They broke up a year later, inspiring her broken-hearted song, "Over." And in 2010, the 30-year-old began dating 17-year-old Demi Lovato. The two have been on-and-off since then but are currently off. 


Who He Dated: Kylie Jenner, 16

The rapper and the youngest member of the Kardashian reality clan began "hanging out" an awful lot beginning in 2014 when she was 16 and he was 24. They've been dating on and off since then, though they became a lot more openly "on" since her 18th birthday in August 2016. Tyga caught a lot of heat for the relationship, not only from the public but from the mother of his son, Blac Chyna, who recently had a daughter with Jenner's brother, Rob Kardashian. When did keeping up get so difficult?

The Weeknd

Who He Dated: Bella Hadid, 18

The Weeknd, also known as Abel Tesfaye, met model Bella Hadid at an opportune age. Then 25, the R&B artist expressed an interest in working with Hadid, and he eventually met her in 2015 when she was just 18. Despite their age difference, the two remained relatively inconspicuous for the year-and-a-half they dated. They broke up due to "scheduling conflicts"and then both immediately appeared in the 2016 Victoria Secret Fashion Show. Awkward.  

Justin Gaston

Who He Dated: Miley Cyrus, 16

The underwear model/singer/actor is maybe best known for his brief fling with Miley Cyrus in 2008 when he was 20 and she was just getting her driver's license. The two were introduced by Miley's father, Billy Ray Cyrus. Because what father doesn't want his teenage daughter dating a 20-year-old underwear model? They ended up dating for less than a year and their age difference avoided too much flack because Miley was still in her Disney-purity-ring phase.


Wed, 28 Dec 2016 02:46:21 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-dated-teenagers/elle-tharp
<![CDATA[The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-metal-guitarists-and-guitar-teams
List of the greatest metal guitarists of all time, with photos. Clearly, the list contains a broad selection of guitarists who can still be classified as "metal," though some of the featured guitarists predate the period in which "heavy metal" was enjoying mainstream, popular success. It also includes guitarists such as Brian May and Jimi Hendrix who are not typically referred to as "metal guitarists" as their primary genre – but their guitar sounds were actually highly influential in early heavy metal music.

Who are the best metal guitarists of all time? Which musicians shredded the hardest on their guitars? The list also notably contains memorable duos or guitar groups, as line-ups featuring multiple guitarists who compliment one another is such a fixture of the metal genre. Guitarists who are featured as part of a group (such as Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman or KISS's Ace Frehley and Paul Stanley) should not be listed individually except in rare circumstances where that guitarist had notable success and a specific style while playing solo as well as with a metal group. If you can think of anyone who would be in your personal top 100, then definitely add them to this list. 
The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams,

Dimebag Darrell

Eddie Van Halen

Jimi Hendrix

Jimmy Page

Randy Rhoads

Ritchie Blackmore


Steve Vai

Tony Iommi

Angus & Malcolm Young

Mon, 30 Apr 2012 08:18:08 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-metal-guitarists-and-guitar-teams
<![CDATA[The 47 Douchiest Things Justin Bieber Has Ever Done]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/douchiest-things-justin-bieber-has-ever-done/ariel-kana
List of the douchiest things Justin Bieber has ever done. From abandoning his own pet monkey in Germany to showing up with a 20-person entourage to guest-host SNL, the Biebs has done quite a few questionable things in recent history. There comes a time in most young famous peoples' lives when their "acting out" incidents become more and more frequent, and the public reaction starts to move away from, "Aw, he probably didn't know any better," to "Ah! What a douchebag!" This list rounds up funny Justin Bieber quotes, stories of him acting dumb, and lays out the evidence for why Justin Bieber is a douche– deciding what you think is up to you. 

Is Justin Bieber a douchebag? Obvs, this depends on who you ask. Devoted fans –Bielebers and those who have Bieber-fever would (or course) say that he is not and that there are many good things about Justin Bieber. But what about the general public? Is spitting in your neighbor's face, threatening paparazzi, and refusing to pay for services that you used enough reason to call someone a douche? Is he actually one of the biggest douchebags in Hollywood? Or is he just acting how any other young person would in these circumstances? Does the Biebs deserve a little slack since he is from Canada and new to all of this fame? 

You can use this list of douch-ey JB moments to make your own decision and judge for yourself. Vote on your favorite d-bag move by the ever-popular teenage heartthrob/popstar, and share with your friends to see what they think.

The 47 Douchiest Things Justin Bieber Has Ever Done,

Starts a Show 2 Hours Late, Says He Was Only 40 Minutes Late
Concertgoers said the teenage star appeared onstage at the 02 Arena in London at 10:30 PM, when the start time had been listed as 8:30. Many in the audience, who had been waiting for hours, faced the choice between leaving early or missing the last trains home. Bieber did apologize – but added that he was actually only 40 minutes late, and it was because of technical difficulties.
After Being Told to Drive More Carefully, He Spit in His Neighbor's Face, Threatened to Kill
Bieber allegedly hocked a loogie and spit it in his 47-year-old neighbor's face after the father of three screamed at him to drive more carefully. Word has it that Bieber had a new Ferrari delivered to his Calabasas home at 8 AM and decided to take it for a test drive inside his gated community. Many neighbors complained that he was driving around 100 mph inside their little community. 

When one neighbor confronted him and said, "You can't drive like this!" Bieber responded by saying, "Get the f**k out of here," and then he spit in the guy's face and said, "I'm gonna f**king kill you."

Throws a Fit Because He Had to Watch Drake with the Regular People
According to TMZ, Bieber was put into a choke hold at So Cal's 2015 Coachella music festival after an altercation with security. Apparently the Biebs and his entourage were not allowed entrance into the artist area during Drake's performance because it was already at capacity. Instead of watching the set with the rest of the civilians in the crowd, Bieber said he needed special access to the restricted area so that he wouldn't be overwhelmed by fans. The security guards were not amused.

When a staffer finally came over to escort Bieber into the artist area, a security guard, doing his job like a true American hero, came up from behind and put Bieber in a choke hold. After that, Bieber and his personal security team left voluntarily but said they were considering legal action.

Believe it or not, the Biebs actually did something nice! Click here to see. 

Read more:
TMZ, Billboard
Banned for Life from a Vegas Indoor Skydiving Gym
Late June 2013, the Biebs and his entourage acted so poorly in a Las Vegas indoor skydiving facility that they were placed on the no-fly list for life. A source told E! News that Bieber and his crew arrived a couple minutes before closing, trashed the bathrooms, and agreed to handle payment after flying.

After they flew, he was given the option to either 1) pay or 2) Instagram a photo of himself with the owner and a favorable caption. Bieber went with option 2 – except rather than actually doing that, he "faked like he was posting something, per the agreement, but never did." Bieber and his friends then left without paying or tipping the staff who helped them fly.
"Anne (Frank) Was a Great Girl. Hopefully She Would Have Been a Belieber."

Before playing a show in the Netherlands in early 2013, the Biebs really had a moment at the Anne Frank House. After his hourlong visit with guards and friends, he thoughtfully wrote in their guestbook: “Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.”

And maybe she would have! If she, you know, hadn’t died from typhus in a concentration camp in 1945.
He Abandoned His Pet Monkey in Germany
In March 2013, Justin Bieber flew to Munich to put on a few performances as part of his world tour. On his return trip, his entourage grew just a little bit bigger – to include one new (adorable) baby capuchin monkey. Unfortunately, with all of the excitement around his new pet, Biebs neglected to bring one very, very important document with him to the airport: the necessary clearance forms that would allow him to bring the monkey in and out of Germany.

Because he just showed up with a monkey and no paperwork, German officials seized little OG Mally (which is the monkey's name), and placed him under quarantine. A local animal shelter announced it would give Justin Bieber (who was still in Germany) four weeks to return to Munich with the necessary paperwork to claim his little fella, or else the monkey will be given to a European zoo. Bieber had his people email the shelter to let them know he would not be coming back for him. 

Before he decided to not rescue his pet monkey from Germany, Bieber posted a photo of OG Mally on his Instagram with the caption, “He’s like a human.” (You know, the kind of human you abandon in a foreign country)


When He Made Prince's Death About Himself
While the world mourned the loss of Prince in April 2016, Bieber was predictably thinking about one thing: himself. The Biebs wanted to make sure fans knew the "Purple Rain" singer wasn't the only star in the world. Singer/songwriter Andrew Watt posted a Prince tribute on Instagram that said, "Today waking up to this news I am truly beside myself...devastated...the last of the greatest living performers...my guitar idol." 

Bieber's response? He commented on the pic: "Well not the last greatest living performer." Wonder who could he have been referring to?

When He Got Into a Fist Fight at a Basketball Game
Apparently tensions were high at the stadium when Bieber stopped by to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the 2016 NBA Finals. Video of the star showed him throwing a punch at a much larger dude. The other guy got in a few good licks as bystanders tried and failed to pull them apart. Bieber's reps didn't comment on the cause of the fight, but Bieber did post a pic of himself on Instagram with the caption: "Not a scratch on this pretty boy."

Spits Off Balcony On To Fans Below
The tween-idol was photographed hawking spit over the side of a hotel balcony –directly above the faces of hundreds of loyal fans who were gathered below in hopes of catching a glimpse of him. In the same series of extremely bad PR shots, he was then photographed cracking up with his friends and pointing down at the poor teenage girls gathered below that he had just spat on. 

Just moments before the spit-show, Bieber posted a photo of the same fans on Instagram with the caption, "I wake up this morning to this :) best fans in the world #beliebers #sexyfans."

Spitting at a group of teenagers that call themselves "Beliebers" seems cruel enough, but it just seems extra unfair to first give them a shoutout on Instagram and then spit in their faces. They never had a chance to see it coming. 

When He Punched a Fan in the Face

On the way to perform at a show in Brazil, Justin Bieber's car was flooded with fans. However, one fan got a little too close for comfort when he stuck his hand through the Biebz' window to touch the pop star. Bieber, always one to respond in the positively most aggressive way possible, took a jab at the fan. A witness caught video footage of the moment Bieber threw the punch at his (probably) ex-fan, who is visibly shocked by the whole incident. As for the rest of the world, the episode is nothing new when it comes to a day in the life of the Biebz.

Mon, 24 Jun 2013 04:03:13 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/douchiest-things-justin-bieber-has-ever-done/ariel-kana
<![CDATA[TV Shows with the Hottest Casts]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/tv-shows-with-the-hottest-casts/pocketful-of-sunshine
List of TV shows with the hottest casts. This list of the sexiest ensembles on television includes popular primetime dramas and hit sitcoms that viewers love to watch over and over again. From the sexy lifeguards of Baywatch in their red bathing suits, to the muscular firefighters of Chicago Fire, to the tailored suits and chic dresses on Mad Men, the following television programs offer some really good eye candy for viewers from all walks of life.

One of the first primetime series to feature a hot cast is the action drama Charlie's Angels, which aired on ABC from 1976 to 1981. The original Angels included 70s bombshells Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson. The show's executive producer Aaron Spelling was also responsible for two of the sexiest casts to ever appear on TV in the 90s -- Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place, which all featured young, hot tv actors that viewers tuned in just to watch. Today, some of the most sizzling stars of the small screen are on popular supernatural shows such as The Vampire Diaries and True Blood.

Be sure to vote for the TV show that you think is truly worth of the most sizzling cast of all time and re-rank this list your way. And since we know you can't get enough of gorgeous people on television, check out these lists of the hottest girls on primetime TV and the best new shows of 2013.
TV Shows with the Hottest Casts,


Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Melrose Place


Gossip Girl

Game of Thrones

The Vampire Diaries

Pretty Little Liars

The Originals

Fri, 07 Jun 2013 02:56:29 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/tv-shows-with-the-hottest-casts/pocketful-of-sunshine
<![CDATA[Dying Words: Last Words Spoken By Famous People At Death]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/dying-words-last-words-spoken-by-famous-people-at-death/notable-quotables
Dying words of famous people seem to be a little bit more poetic than the typical dying utterances of the common folk. Whether they've got the money and influence to be afforded the time to gather their thoughts, or because they're just plain cooler than many of us, there exist some memorable dying words from some very famous people. 

Granted, in order to record someone's final words, there has to be some normality and/or convenience to the person's death; for the most part, you'll not find any of these famous historical figures on the list of bizarre deaths from the 19th or even the 20th century. These notable historical figures died in bed, or in battle, or were somehow able to get their dying thoughts across to someone for recording on a list of last words of famous people.

What are some of the most memorable last words from famous people? What are the best dying words ever recorded? Some of the most notable last words of historical figures are recorded here on this list of famous final words. Make sure to upvote your favorites!
Dying Words: Last Words Spoken By Famous People At Death,

Errol Flynn
"I've had a hell of a lot of fun and I've enjoyed every minute of it."

Errol Flynn, actor
Ethel Barrymore
"Is everybody happy? I want everybody to be happy. I know I'm happy."

Ethel Barrymore, actress
Eugene O'Neill
"I knew it. I knew it. Born in a hotel room - and God damn it - died in a hotel room."

Eugene O'Neill, writer
Humphrey Bogart
"I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis."

Humphrey Bogart, actor
James K. Polk
"I love you Sarah. For all eternity, I love you."

James K. Polk, US President
Jesus Christ
"Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit."

Jesus Christ
Louis XIV of France
"Why do you weep. Did you think I was immortal?"

Louis XIV, King of France
Ludwig van Beethoven
"Friends applaud, the comedy is over."

Ludwig van Beethoven, composer
O. Henry
"Turn up the lights, I don't want to go home in the dark."

O. Henry (William Sidney Porter), writer
Winston Churchill
"I'm bored with it all."

Winston Churchill, statesman

Mon, 09 Aug 2010 17:05:37 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/dying-words-last-words-spoken-by-famous-people-at-death/notable-quotables
<![CDATA[43 of the Best Celebrity Perfume Scents]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-with-perfumes/celebrity-lists
Do you ever wish that you could smell like your favorite celebrity? Many famous people have their own perfume lines, including many actors, singers, athletes, and models. Some of the biggest selling celeb fragrances include Elizabeth Taylor's "White Diamonds" (a billion dollar seller since the early 1990s), Jennifer Lopez's line (especially "Glow by J.Lo") and, believe it or not, Derek Jeter's "Driven." This list of celebrity fragrances includes some of the best famous perfume lines on the market. Sadly, it's not scratch and sniff.

Celebrities often pair up with some of the best perfumers and fragrance makers to launch their own lines of colognes. These designer fragrances are sold in high-end department stores, beauty stores, and of course, online, via perfume and cologne websites. Unlike celebrities who simply endorse major perfume lines, the celebs listed here decided to branch out and create their own, signature scents by working with some heavyweight perfume and cosmetics companies.

Many of these colognes and perfumes went on to be best-sellers. Jennifer Lopez had a massive hit with her first fragrance, "Glow," in 2002, and she went on to cash in with several additional scents ("Still," "Live" and "Deseo" among them). Some of the most successful lines of fragrances have been created by Sarah Jessica Parker ("SJP NYC" and "Lovely"), Beyonce ("Heat" and "Pulse"), Paris Hilton ("Paris Hilton"), Taylor Swift ("Wonderstruck") and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs ("Unforgivable").

What's your favorite celebrity scent? Check out our list below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 
43 of the Best Celebrity Perfume Scents,

Beyoncé Knowles
Heat, 2010, and Pulse, 2011
Britney Spears
Curious, 2004, Fantasy 2005
Elizabeth Taylor
White Diamonds, 1991
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston, 2011
Jennifer Lopez
Glow by J.Lo, 2002, Still, 2003, Live, 2005, Deseo, 2008
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton, 2004
Sarah Jessica Parker
Lovely, 2005, Covet, 2007, and SJP NYC, 2009
Katy Perry
Purr, 2010, Meow, 2011, and Killer Queen, 2013
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga Fame, 2012
Justin Bieber
Someday, 2011

Mon, 13 May 2013 05:05:10 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-with-perfumes/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[Who Should Be the New Host of SNL Weekend Update?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/who-should-be-the-new-host-of-snl-weekend-update-/ranker-tv
Who should host Weekend Update on SNL? Now that longtime host / head writer Seth Meyer is leaving the show, and with the announcement that veteran castmember Bill Hader will end his run at the end of the 2012-13 season, fans are wondering who will fill in behind the desk at Studio 8H. Who will be the next Weekend Update anchor? UPDATE: 9/15/2013: In an interview with New York Times, SNL creator Lorne Michaels said that Cecily Strong will take over when Seth Meyers leaves. For now, she will co-anchor the mock news segment. 

The parody news segment Weekend Update has long been a fixture on Saturday Night Live, airing during the first season in 1975 with Chevy Chase as the host. In the 3+ decades since, it has featured some of the best SNL cast members, including Dennis Miller, Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, and Amy Poehler. While these are big footsteps to follow, the new Weekend Update host will surely be up to task. The current SNL cast members include some of the funniest people in the world, and they've already earned their striped just by virtue of earning spots on the classic sketch comedy series.So who should be the new Weekend Update newsanchor? Vote up those SNL castmembers who you think could best skewer those in our current events and deliver their jokes with apt deadpan? Who doesn't already have too many characters on Weekend Update (like Drunk Uncle, Jean K. Jean, or Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation With at a Party)? Who would look best in a suit - or at least a suit jacket and boxers or whatever underneath?
Who Should Be the New Host of SNL Weekend Update?,

Jason Sudeikis

Kenan Thompson

Taran Killam

Fred Armisen

Kate McKinnon

Bobby Moynihan

Jay Pharoah

Nasim Pedrad

Vanessa Bayer

Cecily Strong

Tue, 14 May 2013 04:13:42 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/who-should-be-the-new-host-of-snl-weekend-update-/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[Famous Breast Cancer Survivors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-breast-cancer-survivors/polkadotking

Ever since Angelina Jolie elected to have a double mastectomy instead of facing an 87% risk of developing breast cancer, the topic of cancer awareness was once again front and center in the public eye. Far from being the first to act against the disease, Jolie joins an impressive roster of women who have fought back against breast cancer and won.

While there are other famous people who have died of breast cancer, these women have undergone radiation treatment, chemotherapy, and single and double mastectomies to triumph over disease. This list of notable breast cancer survivors is here to serve as an inspiration and warning for other women concerned with breast cancer.

As one of the leading causes of death in men and women, cancer is something celebrities like Angelina Jolie are encouraging people to be vigilant about in their health assessments. This list of famous breast cancer survivors is a testament to treatment and preventative checks saving lives.

Famous Breast Cancer Survivors,

Christina Applegate
In 2008, Christina Applegate was diagnosed with cancer in one breast and opted to have both removed in a double mastectomy.
Cynthia Nixon
In 2006, Cynthia Nixon was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Giuliana Rancic
In 2011, Giuliana Rancic received a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
Kylie Minogue
In 2006, Kylie Minogue underwent a partial mastectomy, radiation, and chemotherapy to remove a lump in her left breast.
Melissa Etheridge
In 2004, Melissa Etheridge was diagnosed with cancer in her left breast and underwent a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment to battle the disease.
Olivia Newton-John
In 1992, Olivia Newton-John underwent a modified radial mastectomy and chemotherapy to combat breast cancer.
Robin Roberts
In 2007, Robin Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent radiation and chemotherapy treatments and has since (in 2012) undergone a bone marrow transplant for MDS, or myelodysplastic syndrome.
Shannen Doherty

Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty was diagnosed with breast cancer in the summer of 2015. A year later, she posted photos of herself shaving her head, another step in her battle to fight and beat the disease.

Sheryl Crow
In 2006, Sheryl Crow underwent seven weeks of radiation to eradicate suspicious calcifications in both breasts. 
Suzanne Somers
In 2001, Suzanne Somers was diagnosed with breast cancer and received a lumpectomy and radiation treatment. 

Tue, 14 May 2013 08:34:44 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-breast-cancer-survivors/polkadotking
<![CDATA[The Most Beautiful Celebrity Couples]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-beautiful-celebrity-couples/mark
The most beautiful celebrity couples prove that when the hottest celebrities hook up with one another, dashingly beautiful things happen. Ranging from actors and musicians to politicians and athletes, celebrity couples don't get much more beautiful than these.

While numerous adoring women wish they could marry the hottest male celebrities they also shrugged in unison when these hunks married or started a relationship with someone else. Hearts were broken when Ryan Gosling started dating Eva Mendes, when Justin Timberlake married Jessica Biel and when Tom Brady settled down with Gisele Bundchen.

But not all of these hottest celebrity couples are current as many have since broken up or divorced. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes called it quits, and quite publicly. Few can forget when Brad Pitt split from Jennifer Aniston and moved on to Angelina Jolie. Ryan Reynolds and Scarlet Johansson were peaking professionally when they announced their separation and divorce. Even the most beautiful celebrities, like us common folk, have relationship struggles from time to time.

As sexy as these most beautiful celebrity couples are, the offspring of these couples is surely to be even more beautiful. Which celebrity couple is the hottest? Vote for your favorites, add any not already listed or re-rank this list of the most beautiful celebrity couples below.
The Most Beautiful Celebrity Couples,

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall

David and Victoria Beckham

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

Prince William and Kate Middleton

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis

Fri, 17 May 2013 01:53:18 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/most-beautiful-celebrity-couples/mark
<![CDATA[People Who Died from Spontaneous Human Combustion]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/people-who-died-from-spontaneous-human-combustion/alby-thompson
List of people who are reported to have died from spontaneous human combustion. These are all alleged cases that have been cited as part of studies or investigations into the phenomenon of spontaneous human combustion.

Spontaneous combustion (or SHC for short) refers to a process in which a human body burns, ignites or explodes without an obvious external cause. There have, in the last 300 years or so, been over 200 cases of alleged spontaneous combustion leading to deaths in humans. Though no proven cause has ever been determined, there are numerous theories as to why some humans may spontaneously combust, including paranormal intervention (by ghosts, say, or demons), natural processes within the human body that aren't fully understood or invisible but present external phenomenon.

In most reported instances, spontaneous human combustion victims already had little mobility, often due to advanced age or obesity. The body is typically entirely incinerated, with the immediate surroundings around the person also charred from contact with the explosion. Almost always, the victim was alone at the time of death, meaning that there are few eyewitness accounts of SHC actually occurring. It has often been suggested that SHC is not really occurring and that unknown external variables - such as lit cigarettes or slowly smoldering flames - were actually to blame.
People Who Died from Spontaneous Human Combustion,

John Irving Bentley
United States, 1966
Anna Martin
United States, 1957
Helen Conway
United States, 1964
Jerome Xavier
Goa, India, 1617
Henry Thomas
Wales, 1970
Mary Reeser
United States, 1951
Nicole Millet
France, 1725
Polonus Vorstius
Italy, 1470
Phyllis Newcombe
United Kingdom, 1938
Cornelia di Bandi
Italy, 1731

Mon, 02 Apr 2012 09:59:54 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/people-who-died-from-spontaneous-human-combustion/alby-thompson
<![CDATA[Hottest Rachael Taylor Photos]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-rachael-taylor-photos/trent-walker
Photos of Rachael Taylor, one of the sexiest women in show business. Rachael is the Australian model and actress best known for her roles on the TV remake of "Charlie's Angels" and as Dr. Lucy Field on "Grey's Anatomy." She also appeared alongside Megan Fox in Transformers in 2007. Taylor later starred in ABC's upcoming supernatural drama "666 Park Avenue" in Fall of 2012 and was a former contestant in Miss Teen Tasmania.

Rachael Taylor has proven herself to be one of the most sexy and fun girls in movies and TV. The hottest pics in this Rachael Taylor photo gallery include body shots as well as photos of her beautiful face. So, in honor of one of the greatest up and coming ladies in Hollywood, here are the sexiest Rachael Taylor pictures, videos and GIFs, ranked by hotness.

These Rachael Taylor pics were taken from a variety of different sources, including photoshoots for promotional purposes and magazine, and have been turned into a curated image gallery containing only the cutest pictures and jpgs from around the Web. While there are many sexy Rachael Taylor pictures, collecting photos together of one of entertainment's hottest women, these are the hottest around. 

Rachael Taylor nude, and Rachael Taylor naked, or even Rachael Taylor topless are widely searched for on the net but these hot Rachael Taylor pics, including Rachael Taylor bikini photos are the next best thing!


Hottest Rachael Taylor Photos,

Rachael Taylor in Checkered Sun Dress

Rachael Taylor in Bandeau Top with Denim Blazer

Rachael Taylor in One Shoulder Mini Dress with Cut Out Shoulder

Rachael Taylor in Halter Nosbo Bra with Underwear

Rachael Taylor in Wavy Pleated Chiffon Dress

Rachael Taylor in Chiffon Dress with Pearl Necklace

Rachael Taylor in Multi Way Padded Bra

Rachael Taylor in Cotton Tank Top

Rachael Taylor in Stripes Long Sleeve Dress

Rachael Taylor in Tank Top with Black Jeans

Thu, 19 Jan 2012 16:16:59 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-rachael-taylor-photos/trent-walker
<![CDATA[The Worst Grammy Red Carpet Fashions 2012]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-grammy-red-carpet-fashions-2012/fashionbaby
The Worst Grammy Red Carpet Fashions of 2012 chronicle the disastrous fashion choices of the celebrities who walked the red carpet at the 54th Grammy Awards on February 12, 2012, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The varied group of celebrities scheduled to appear such as the Grammy nominees, the Grammy performers and the Grammy presenters is surely set to provide with plenty of candidates for the 2012 Grammys worst dressed lists.

If past years are any indicator of the wacky fashion choices expected at the 2012 Grammy Awards, pop star Lady Gaga is the most likely to lead the pack on the worst dressed list with her never-ending unconventional fashion choices. The only uncertainty here is if she will top her 2011 arrival which included her being carried along the red carpet in a giant egg.

But Gaga is far from the only celebrity who is almost guaranteed to fall on the Grammy Awards red carpet worst dressed lists. Hip hop artist and Best New Artist nominee Nicki Minaj rarely turns down an opportunity to stand out from the crowd with her fashion choices. The singer enjoys wearing bright colors from head to toe and it would be surprising if she didn't arrive on the red carpet with a new hair color.

These two ladies are just a small sampling of the many fashion disasters that hit the red carpet for awards shows like the Grammy Awards. From Katy Perry to Justin Bieber and even Miley Cyrus and Rihanna, the opportunities to look like a complete fool on the red carpet at the 2012 Grammys are numerous. Only a select few will make it onto the 2012 Grammys best dressed list. For everyone else, we'll save you a seat here.
The Worst Grammy Red Carpet Fashions 2012,

Alicia Keys
Dress by Alexandre Vauthier
Carrie Underwood
Gown by Gomez-Gracia
Elvis Costello
Pictured with Diana Krall
Kelly Osbourne
Gown by Tony Ward
Miranda Lambert
Gown by Pavoni
Paris Hilton
Gown by Basil Soda
Taylor Swift
Gown by Zuhair Muhad
Katy Perry
Dress by Elie Saab
Bruno Mars

Jessie J
Gown by Julien Macdonald

Tue, 07 Feb 2012 01:23:50 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-grammy-red-carpet-fashions-2012/fashionbaby
<![CDATA[Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Standups of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/comedy-central_s-100-greatest-standups-of-all-time-v1/celebrity-insider
Comedy Central's one-hundred best stand-up comedians. These funny people have the best standup routines ever. For the full article and photo gallery go to:
Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Standups of All Time,

Bill Cosby

Chris Rock

Eddie Murphy

George Carlin

Lenny Bruce

Richard Pryor

Rodney Dangerfield

Roseanne Barr

Steve Martin

Woody Allen

Wed, 04 Nov 2009 16:19:59 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/comedy-central_s-100-greatest-standups-of-all-time-v1/celebrity-insider
<![CDATA[Filmsite's Great Actors (Male) Who Have Not Won An Oscar]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/filmsite_s-great-actors-_male_-who-have-not-won-an-oscar/movie-info
Filmsite's list of the greatest actors to never win an Oscar. These actors have done great work in the industry but have not been recognized properly with an Academy Award. For the full article go to: http://www.filmsite.org/noawards3.html
Filmsite's Great Actors (Male) Who Have Not Won An Oscar,

Alan Arkin

Charles Bickford

Charles Boyer

Dana Andrews

Dirk Bogarde

Fred Astaire

John Barrymore

Lew Ayres

Ralph Bellamy

Warren Beatty

Fri, 24 Jul 2009 03:59:41 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/filmsite_s-great-actors-_male_-who-have-not-won-an-oscar/movie-info
<![CDATA[The Best At What They Do]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-at-what-they-do/clark-benson
I give Maximum Respect to all on this list. Each is, IMHO, the best alive at What They Do. The list reflects my personal hobbies and interests and is certainly nowhere near comprehensive. Note: at present, this list is almost all Americans. As it grows, that will change, though it will likely always slant towards the U S of A for a number of different reasons, which I may elucidate on at some point.
List is not ranked by any particular metric - when I think of someone to add I just stick them at the bottom. I've turned on the VoteRank feature to let anyone vote on it and have it rerank once there are a decent amount of votes - but everyone on the list belongs.
<br>Updates: since the list was built I have sadly had to remove two people (Steve Jobs, Elmore Leonard) due to their passings. I also removed Aaron Sorkin as "writer of cinematic dialogue" due to the pompousness of his The Newsroom.
The Best At What They Do,

Bill Murray
Comedic Actor.
Bob Dylan
Bruce Springsteen
Rock Performer.
Clint Eastwood
Film Auteur/All Around Talent
Daniel Day-Lewis
Dramatic Film Actor.
Jon Stewart
Political Satirist.
Martin Scorsese
Film Director.
Tina Fey
Comedic TV Producer.
Warren Buffett
Willie Nelson
Country Singer/Songwriter.

Sat, 01 Aug 2009 16:24:06 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-at-what-they-do/clark-benson
<![CDATA[Carrie Underwood's Loves & Hookups]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/carrie-underwood_s-loves-and-hookups/celebrityhookups
Celebrity loves, exes and lovers. Who is Carrie Underwood dating? Who Carrie Underwood dated; list of Carrie Underwood loves, ex boyfriends; breakup rumors. The loves, exes and relationships of Carrie Underwood, listed by most recent.

This list contains Carrie Underwood's exes like Tony Romo and Chace Crawford.

Which of Carrie Underwood's ex-boyfriends is the hottest? Take a look at this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Carrie Underwood's Loves & Hookups,

Chace Crawford
Carrie Underwood was in a relationship with Chace Crawford from 2007 - 2008.
Mike Fisher
Carrie Underwood started dating Mike Fisher in 2008 and by 2010 the couple was married.
Tony Romo
Carrie Underwood and Tony Romo dated from 2006 - 2007.
Travis Lane Stork
In 2008, Carrie Underwood was romantically linked to Travis Stork.
Drake Clark
Carrie Underwood dated Drake Clark from 2002 - 2005. He was her college boyfriend.

Mon, 17 Aug 2009 23:22:37 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/carrie-underwood_s-loves-and-hookups/celebrityhookups
<![CDATA[Families with Multiple Gay Children]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/families-with-multiple-gay-children/celebrity-lists
This list features famous families with multiple gay children, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. A few famous families actually have several children who are gay. Sometimes the famous family member is homosexula, other times they are straight with gay siblings. One of the most famous lesbians in the world has an openly gay brother.

Who is the most famous family with multiple gay children? The Barrs top our list. Roseanne Barr's sister Geraldine is a lesbian and her brother Ben is gay. Openly gay comedian Rosie O'Donnell's brother Daniel is also openly gay. He is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly. Tegan Quin and her sister Sara are both openly gay. They are in the band Tegan and Sara together.

Families with Multiple Gay Children,

Chloë Grace Moretz
Two of Chloë Grace Moretz's brothers are gay. She says, "I will delete you and I will block you, and you will not be a part of my life if you ever say anything bad about my brothers."
Roseanne Barr
Roseanne Barr's sister Geraldine is a lesbian and her brother Ben is gay. Dispelling the stereotype that gay people are promiscuous, Barr said, "And I happen to be in love right now. I'm not like my gay sister, and my gay brother that have both been with the same partner for 25 and 26 years, respectively. I, as a straight person, have not been able to hold any relationship together as well as they."
Rosie O'Donnell
Openly gay comedian Rosie O'Donnell's brother Daniel is also openly gay. He is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly.
Tegan Quin
Tegan Quin and her sister Sara are both openly gay. They are in the band Tegan and Sara together. Their last album, Heartbreak, debuted at number three on the Billboard charts.
Joshua & Jacob Miller
Joshua Miller and his brother Jacob are both opening gay. They appeared on Jacob and Joshua: Nemesis Rising on the Logo network in the mid-2000s.

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 07:34:35 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/families-with-multiple-gay-children/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[53 Celebrities with Honorary Degrees from Harvard]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-with-honorary-degrees-from-harvard/celebrity-lists
This list contains information about celebrities who have received honorary degrees from Harvard University, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Harvard University was established in 1636 and is one of the most prestigious universities in the United States. Several famous actors, musicians, authors, and politicians have been awarded honorary degrees from Harvard, which are awarded annually.

Who is the most famous person with an honorary degree from Harvard? Oprah Winfrey tops this list. The talk show queen received an honorary degree from Harvard University in 2013. She also delivered a commencement speech to the graduating class.

J. K. Rowling received an honorary degree from Harvard University in 2008. She delivered the commencement address at the ceremony as well. Al Gore received an honorary degree from Harvard University in 1994. The former U.S. Vice President previously graduated cum laude from the prestigious university. Many former U.S. Presidents have received honorary Harvard degrees as well.

What do you think are the qualifications for earning an honorary degree? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
53 Celebrities with Honorary Degrees from Harvard,

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein received an honorary degree from Harvard University in 1935.
Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin received an honorary degree from Harvard University in 2014. The Queen of Soul also performed "The Star Spangled Banner" at the commencement ceremony.

Bill Gates
Bill Gates received an honorary degree from Harvard University in 2007. He previously dropped out of the university to focus on his company, Microsoft.
George H. W. Bush
George H. W. Bush was awarded an honorary doctorate of law from Harvard University in 2014. The former U.S. President is a graduate of Yale University.
John Lithgow
John Lithgow received an honorary degree from Harvard University in 2005. He previously graduated from the university magna cum laude in 1967.
J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling received an honorary degree from Harvard University in 2008. She delivered the commencement address at the ceremony.
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep was awarded an honorary degree from Harvard University in 2010. The Oscar winner graduated from Yale University in the early 1970s.
Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg received an honorary doctorate of law from Harvard University in 2014. The former New York City mayor is an alum of Harvard Business School.
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela received an honorary degree from Harvard University in 1998.
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey received an honorary degree from Harvard University in 2013. She also delivered a commencement speech to the graduating class.

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:59:42 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-with-honorary-degrees-from-harvard/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[Where You've Seen the American Horror Story Actors Before]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/other-roles-by-american-horror-story-actors/devon-ashby
Each new season of American Horror Story, one of television's creepiest shows, seems to be the most skin-crawlingly bizarre one yet. With the show's repertory cast becoming reassuringly familiar to audiences, it's worth exploring past roles of the American Horror Story cast, and where you've seen some of these talented and versatile actors prior to their current foray into the mad and the macabre on this hit FX horror series.

Setting it apart from similar shows of its caliber, is that the AHS creators make a point of casting the crazy American Horror Story characters with big-name stars, to the point that some critics have accused the show, exasperatedly, of "stunt casting." For a show with such a deliciously campy feel, however, casting performers with a strange and various body of work under their belt seems like a no-brainer - but even most actors you recognize are harder to pigeonhole than you might expect.

Below is a list of American Horror Story performers paired with appearances they've made outside of the series - the good, the bad, and the just plain weird. This American Horror Story trivia will keep you guessing!
Where You've Seen the American Horror Story Actors Before,

Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett is a Hollywood heavyweight on par with Lange and Bates. A few years prior to her first appearance on Horror Story, she popped up in several episodes of the spy thriller Alias, as CIA director Hayden Chase.
Denis O'Hare
Fans of the gruesome and gory may already have recognized Denis O'Hare from his role as high-ranking vampire aristocrat Russell Edgington on HBO's True Blood. Howeverhis horrific burn-scar makeup when he first turned up on Murder House initially made him a little tough to place.
Emma Roberts
Emma Roberts appeared in a slew of notable big-screen roles, including We're the Millers and fledgling director Gia Coppola's indie darling Palo Alto. Fans of Roberts's vampy, two-faced sexuality in Coven and Freak Show, however, may be shocked to learn that she began her career playing perky tween Addie Singer on the Nickelodeon show Unfabulous.
Evan Peters
Before making his debut on American Horror Story, Evan Peters perfected his sulky charisma playing ironically-named high school student Jack Daniels on One Tree Hill.
Frances Conroy
Before appearing on all four seasons of American Horror Story, Frances Conroy won a Golden Globe (and was nominated for several Emmys) for her starring role as Ruth Fisher on HBO's Six Feet Under.
Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange is old school Hollywood royalty, and has been starring in critically acclaimed and award-winning classic films (like King Kong, All that Jazz, and Cape Fear) since the 1970s. More recently, Lange made an artificially-aged appearance alongside Drew Barrymore in HBO's fictionalized version of the famously quirkly mother-daughter documentary, Grey Gardens.
John Carroll Lynch
Before he gave the world nightmares playing Twisty on Freak Show, John Carroll Lynch appeared as escaped convict Varlyn Stroud on the similarly-carnival-themed series, Carnivàle.
Kathy Bates
Like Angela Bassett and Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates is an established Hollywood powerhouse with too many unforgettable headlining roles to keep track of. However, fans who remember her from Titanic, About Schmidt, or Misery, may have missed her memorable string of appearances as Jo Bennett on NBC's The Office.
Michael Chiklis
Before he played an emotionally tortured strong man on Freak Show, Michael Chiklis played an emotionally tortured vice cop on FX's The Shield.
Sarah Paulson
Sarah Paulson has been working in film and television since the early 90s. In 2005, before cranking up the high emotion for American Horror Story, she appeared on HBO's Deadwood as the exceedingly composed Ms. Isringhausen.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:51:46 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/other-roles-by-american-horror-story-actors/devon-ashby
<![CDATA[Gay Celebrities Who Are Married to Same-Sex Partners]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/gay-celebrities-who-are-married-to-same-sex-partners/celebrity-lists
List of gay celebrities who are married to same-sex partners, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Gay marriage is now legal in 16 states in the U.S., so several celebrity couples have been able to officially tie the knot. Some famous gay celebrities got married after only a few years of dating, while others had been in relationships for over 20 years.

Who is the most famous gay celebrity who is married to a same-sex partner? Ellen DeGeneres tops our list. The comedian has been in a relationship with Arrested Development actress Portia de Rossi since 2004. They got married on August 16, 2008, and they are still together today. They do not have any children, but the animal advocates have three dogs and four cats. Other famous women who married their same-sex partners include Rosie O’Donnell, Wanda Sykes, and Cynthia Nixon.

David Hyde Pierce has been dating Brian Hargrove since 1983. The couple married October 24, 2008, and they are still together today. They do not have any children, but David Hyde Pierce, along with Fraiser's John Mahoney, are godparents to co-star Jane Leeves' son.

When do you think gay marriage will be legal across the entire United States? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Gay Celebrities Who Are Married to Same-Sex Partners,

Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon has been dating Christine Marinoni since 2004. The couple got married in New York City on May 27, 2012. They have a son, born in 2011, and Nixon has two children from her previous marriage to Danny Mozes.
David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pierce had been with Brian Hargrove for 24 years when the couple married October 24, 2008. They do not have any children, but Pierce, along with John Mahoney, are godfather to their Frasier co-star Jane Leeves's son.
Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres has been in a relationship with Portia de Rossi, since 2004, and they married in Los Angeles on August 16, 2008.  They do not have any children, but the animal advocates have three dogs and four cats.

Elton John
Elton John began dating David Furnish in 1993. They were married on Dec. 21, 2005, the day that the Civil Partnership Act was enacted in the UK. They have two sons, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John (born 2010) and Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John (born 2013). Both children were born by the same surrogate mother.
George Takei
George Takei married Brad Altman on September 14, 2008. The couple has been dating for over 10 years, and was the first same-sex couple to apply for a marriage license in West Hollywood.
Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster married her girlfriend, Alexandra Hedison, in a secret ceremony over the weekend of April 20, 2014, E-Online reports. The two-time Oscar winner, 51, and Hedison, a photographer who had previously dated Ellen Degeneres for three years, began dating in October 2013. 

Jodie Foster officially came out as gay during an emotional speech at the Golden Globes.  
Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin and her partner of 42 years, Jane Wagner, were married in a private ceremony in Los Angeles on Dec. 31, 2013.
Matt Bomer
Matt Bomer publicly came out as gay in 2012, but the actor recently revealed that he and his husband actually married a year earlier. Surprise! In April of 2014, Matt Bomer told Details Magazine that he and Hollywood power publicist, Simon Halls, got hitched in 2011.

The two are parents to three sons: six-year-old twins and an eight-year-old.
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell began dating Michelle Rounds in 2011, and they married in New York City on June 9, 2012. The couple adopted one daughter together, Dakota (born 2013).

Wanda Sykes
Wanda Sykes began dating her wife, Alex, in 2006, whom she married in 2008. The couple have two children together, twins, whom Alex gave birth to in 2009.

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 08:44:33 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/gay-celebrities-who-are-married-to-same-sex-partners/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[10 Rock Stars Who Died at 26]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/rock-stars-who-died-at-26/ranker-music

List of rock stars who died at age 26. This list features rock stars from any era who died at the age of 26. They come from different areas of rock, from hard rock to R&B/rock blends, and even folk rock, but each musician on this list was a great in his or her genre – and each died much too young. While they may have only lived to 26, the rock stars on this list are still remembered and beloved by fans today.

Perhaps one of the most famous rock stars who died at 26 is Hillel Slovak, a founding member of the California rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. He was a talented guitarist who heavily influenced the sound of the Chili Peppers, and he was proficient in playing everything from speed metal, to funk, to hard rock. Slovak was taken in typical rock and roll fashion: He overdosed on heroin. His music is still loved today, even though his career was cut so short.

Interestingly, musicians on this list may have gained a more notorious type of fame if they had lived only one more year. Rock stars who died at the age of 27 are said to be in the 27 Club, the name given to the group of rock stars who have died at that age, generally in terrible circumstances.

On this list, you can find all the rock stars whose fame and fortune couldn’t protect them from dying young. While these rock stars may only have lived to 26, their memories will live on and on as we continue to remember them and enjoy their music.

10 Rock Stars Who Died at 26,

Gram Parsons
Gram Parsons’s music earned him a spot as No. 87 on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” in 2005. Parsons, who performed with The Byrds and Emmylou Harris, died after what was officially ruled an overdose of alcohol and morphine in 1973 in Joshua Tree, California.
Hillel Slovak
Hillel Slovak was one of the original members of the rock group Red Hot Chili Peppers. He played guitar on the albums Freaky Styley and The Uplift Mofo Party Plan before overdosing on heroin in 1988.
Jesse Belvin
Jesse Belvin was a singer, pianist, and songwriter who gained fame in the 1950s. He recorded songs like "Goodnight My Love" and "The Girl of My Dreams" before his death in a car crash in 1960, in Arkansas.
Jimmy McCulloch
Jimmy McCulloch is perhaps best remembered for his tenure with Wings (1974-1977), although his guitar work can be heard on many albums by other great artists, including John Entwistle and Peter Frampton. He died of a heroin overdose in 1979.
Nick Drake
Nick Drake was a native of England, but his folk-rock music is praised across the globe. He suffered from depression during his lifetime, and in 1974, he overdosed on a prescribed anti-depressant. No one is certain whether this was intentional or accidental.
Otis Redding
Otis Redding, who hailed from Georgia, was an influential and popular singer known for his soul and R&B records. He died in 1967 when his plane crashed on the way to a performance in Wisconsin.
Paul Kossoff
Paul Kossoff, an English guitarist who played with the band Free and was listed at number 51 on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time," died in 1976. He died of a heroin-related heart problem, though it is likely that his unhappiness with the end of Free also contributed to a decline in his health.
Yutaka Ozaki
Yutaka Ozaki was a popular musician in his native Japan. He passed away in 1992 under mysterious circumstances. The official ruling was pulmonary edema, although some have suggested that his death was actually a homicide.
Matthew Fletcher
Matthew Fletcher was the drummer for British band Heavenly. The group released four albums, but Fletcher died just before the release of their fourth album, having committed suicide.
Randy Rhoades
Guitarist Randy Rhoades played with Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot. He died in 1982 in a plane crash in Leesburg, Florida, while on tour with Osbourne.

Tue, 20 May 2014 08:53:48 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/rock-stars-who-died-at-26/ranker-music
<![CDATA[Famous People Named Marco]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-named-marco/reference
Have you ever realized how many famous people named Marco there are? We put together this list of celebrities named Marco to show that Marcos have a lot of good representation for their names. Some of the famous Marcos on this list might go by Marcos, so this list also includes famous people named Marcos. From actors named Marco to athletes named Marco, this list should include the most notable people whose name is Marco. This list includes well-known Marcos like American Republican politician Marco Rubio, German football player Marco Reus, and Dutch soccer player and manager Marco van Basten.
Famous People Named Marco,

Marco Antonio Barrera

Marco Belinelli

Marco Polo

Marco Rubio

Marco Scutaro

Marco van Basten

Marcos Maidana

Marco Reus

Marco Verratti

Marcos Rojo

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 08:43:30 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-named-marco/reference
<![CDATA[Hottest Dresses on the Red Carpet at the 2017 Golden Globes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-dresses-2017-golden-globes/fashion-ranker

When it comes to 2017 Golden Globes fashion, the ladies of this year's red carpet definitely did not disappoint! With a collection of dresses featuring everything from Versace to Michael Kors, this years red carpet rocked a variety of styles that made this year's best dressed ladies hard to narrow down. Here you'll find some of the hottest dresses from this year's Golden Globes and get your chance to weigh in on which was the fairest of them all. 

As you'll see, the 2017 Golden Globes red carpet featuring some of the year's hottest actresses rocking classic ball gowns, intricately sown sequins, and princess dresses that would make a Disney heroine weep with envy. So whether you're into classy black velvet or playful lace, rest assured you're sure to find something here that'll make you say "wow!"

So without further ado, feast your eyes on some of the most gorgeous fashions to hit this year's red carpet!

Hottest Dresses on the Red Carpet at the 2017 Golden Globes,

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra was golden in this metallic Ralph Lauren gown. 

Blake Lively

Blake rocked the red carpet this year in a sleek black velvet Atelier Versace with pockets and emerald bracelets accenting each wrist. 

Brie Larson

Brie channeled a touch of old Hollywood in this gorgeously tailored red gown from Rodarte.


Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore couldn't have looked more elegant in this stunning Monique Lhuillier gown with flowing sleeves.  

Emma Stone

Just when you thought you couldn't love Emma Stone any more, she playfully describes her gorgeous Valentino Haute Couture dress on the red carpet by saying, "it has stars on it."  

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore stunned in this floor length Naeem Khan dress. 

Reese Witherspoon

Leave it to Reese to bring the chic in this elegantly cut yellow Versace gown.


Sofía Vergara

The Modern Family actress stole the show as she showed off her curves with this striking Zuhair Murad couture gown.

Lily Collins

Lily Collins lit up the eyes of little girls everywhere with this rose Zuhair Murad Couture gown fit for a princess.

Issa Rae

Issa was the embodiment of chic and sexy in this beautiful long-sleeved Christian Siriano.


Fri, 06 Jan 2017 09:13:46 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-dresses-2017-golden-globes/fashion-ranker
<![CDATA[Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ford]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-whose-last-name-is-ford/chris-abraham
Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name Ford. Do you recognize all the celebrities whose last name is Ford on this list? Although not all of these people are related, they are all famous people with Ford as their surname. From athletes and actors to musicians and political figures, this list provides images of each famous Ford along with information about their lives. If your surname is also Ford, you very well could be related to some of the well-known people on this list. Examples of famous Fords include Harrison Ford, Gerald Ford, and Lita Ford, but there are plenty of others on this list to learn about other than just those three.

If you want to know more about each celebrity Ford, click their corresponding row and more information will appear. In some cases you can click the person's name and see what other lists of ours they are ranked on.
Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ford,

Betty Ford

Courtney Ford

Gerald Ford

Glenn Ford

Henry Ford

Lita Ford

Rob Ford

Tom Ford

Whitey Ford

Willa Ford

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 07:25:21 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-whose-last-name-is-ford/chris-abraham
<![CDATA[The 10 Most Questionable Choices for TIME'S Person of the Year]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/controversial-time-person-of-year/t-l-perez

Time has been selecting a Person of the Year since 1929, and the title is generally considered honorable and prestigious. Usually, the magazine makes smart (or at least understandable) choices. The title has gone to important people like Martin Luther King Jr., Pope John XXIII, Gandhi, Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama. With that being said, Time has made quite a few questionable choices throughout the years as well. This list of past recipients includes truly evil people like Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. The magazine also made lightheartedly questionable choices like The Inheritors (1966) and You (2006). 

Time defends these decisions by stating that the magazine’s main criteria are importance and influence. They select people (or things) that change the world, not necessarily people who are morally good. Nevertheless, it is disturbing that Time has given the title to genocidal dictators, war criminals, and scandalous liars. So who were the most controversial Time people of the year? Read on to see some who got the most backlash and leave a comment with who you think the worst Time person of the year was.

The 10 Most Questionable Choices for TIME'S Person of the Year,

Adolf Hitler

The most questionable choice for Time's Person of the Year was undoubtedly Adolf Hitler. For some reason, the magazine chose to award this coveted title to a genocidal warmonger in 1938. Just one year later, Hitler invaded Poland and started World War II. This Man of the Year was responsible for the death of over 11 million innocent people

Wallis Simpson

In 1936, Wallis Simpson was named the first ever Woman of the Year; however, she was nothing more than a relatively useless socialite who openly associated with Nazis. Simpson's claim to fame was her marriage to Prince Edward (formerly King Edward VIII) who abdicated his throne to marry her.

During World War II, the couple met with Hitler and other high-ranking Nazi officials regularly. According to many sources, she and her husband had secretly agreed to rule Britain if Hitler managed to win the war and claim it.  

Joseph Stalin (Twice)

Just one year after naming Hitler their Man of the Year, Time decided to give the honor to Joseph Stalin in 1939. This brutal man was the leader of the Soviet Union from 1922-1952. He killed his political enemies, imprisoned and murdered thousands of people deemed "enemies of the working class," and forced millions of people into Gulag labor camps. According to many experts, Stalin was responsible for more deaths than Hitler. Oh, and Time named him Man of the Year again in 1942! 

The Inheritor

Time gave "The Inheritor" the prestigious title in 1966. The cover story specifically mentioned a few notable young adults including an artist, actress, athlete, and chess player. However, the award technically went to everyone under 25 (at the time), or the Baby Boomer Generation. This choice was questionable because it was overly general and non-unique. Sure, many individuals under 25 in 1966 were fairly progressive, but isn't every generation more progressive than the last? Aren't there notable young adults in every generation?

Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger

After giving him the title the year before, Time named Richard Nixon the person of the year in 1972 along with Henry Kissinger. Just two years later, Nixon became the first-ever president to resign from office due to the infamous Watergate Scandal. As an American national security advisor, Kissinger was responsible for violent rebellions and coup d'états in other nations. Many consider him a war criminal. 

Vladimir Putin

In 2007, Time named Vladimir Putin Man of the Year for some reason. Sure, he advanced Russia's economy, but his immoral actions certainly outweigh his accomplishments. Although Russia calls itself a democracy, Putin has managed to sidestep constitutional term limits to remain in power since 1999 by switching his title from President to Prime Minister (over and over again). After he was named Person of the Year, his list of shocking actions grew to include jailing activists and journalists, annexing Crimea, and passing homophobic laws. 

Ruhollah Khomeini

Rudollah Khomeini (also known as Ayatollah Khomeini) was the Supreme Leader of Iran from 1979-1989 who once equated democracy to prostitution. This harsh leader was named Time's Man of the Year in 1979 shortly after establishing a theocratic government based strictly on religious writings from thousands of years ago.

He killed thousands of his political opponents and he once said, "Americans are the great Satan, the wounded snake."

Nikita Khrushchev

One of Stalin's closest advisors and future successors, Nikita Khrushchev, was given the prestigious title in 1957. He was the leader of the Soviet Union from 1953-1964. Essentially, he was the main enemy of the United States throughout the peak of the Cold War. Before this, he supported Stalin's labor camps and political purges.

Khrushchev was also responsible for the Cuban Missile Crisis (which almost started World War III). Although he was generally less oppressive and deadly than Stalin, he was certainly a questionable choice for Man of the Year.


Time named "You" the Person of the Year in 2006. That's right, you. This was meant to refer to everyone who uploads information to user-generated content sites like Wikipedia, YouTube, and Facebook. Critics found this choice trite and gimmicky. One writer even claimed that this decision was a self-promotional marketing ploy. 

The Middle Americans

In 1969, Time deemed "Middle Americans" the People of the Year, a choice that included (as they defined it) pretty much everyone in America.

“The Middle Americans tend to be grouped in the nation's heartland more than on its coasts. But they live in Queens, N.Y., and Van Nuys, Calif., as well as in Skokie and Chillicothe. They tend toward the middle-aged and the middlebrow. They are defined as much by what they are not as by what they are. As a rule, they are not the poor or the rich. Still, many wealthy business executives are Middle Americans. H. Ross Perot, the Texas millionaire who organized a group called 'United We Stand Inc.' to support the President on the war, is an example.” 

To many, this vast and vague choice was the same as not choosing anyone at all.

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 03:22:02 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/controversial-time-person-of-year/t-l-perez
<![CDATA[The 10 Best Ryder Cup Players of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-10-best-ryder-cup-players-of-all-time/clickon

With the 2016 Ryder Cup fast approaching, we look at the greatest players to ever compete. 

The 10 Best Ryder Cup Players of All Time,

Arnold Palmer

Arnie terrorised Great Britain and Ireland during the 60s and 70s and he still has the best-ever record for an American- 22-8-2, .719

Colin Montgomerie

Montgomerie played the Ryder Cup eight times, 36 matches total, and lost only nine times. His overall record was 20-9-7 (.653), and that included an 8-3-3 mark in foursomes.

Ian Poulter

His winning percentage of .722 is still the best in Ryder Cup history for all golfers with at least 15 matches played.

Lanny Wadkins

Wadkins was 9-6-0 in foursomes, 7-3-1 in fourballs and 4-2-2 in singles. That adds up to 20-11-3, a 63.2-percent success rate.

Lee Westwood

Europe have leaned on Lee Westwood during his consistent career. He will be crucial at this year's Ryder Cup.

Nick Faldo

 Faldo holds three very destinguished Ryder he holds the Ryder Cup records for most match victories (23), most matches played (46) and most Cups played (11).

Seve Ballesteros

Seve's record was achieved against some phenomenal opposition. His record speaks for itself: 20-12-5 (.608). His partnership with Jose Maria Olazabal was legendary. 

Tom Kite

Kite played in seven Cups, 28 matches, but it's in singles where Kite really stands out. He played seven singles matches and never lost (5-0-2). 

Tom Lehman

An unlikely inclusion on the list, Lehman played in three Ryder Cups finishing with a 65% win percentage after 10 matches. It may seem modest, but he played (and beat) some of the best opposition Europe had to offer. 

Jose Maria Olazabal

Jose's Ryder Cup record is up there with the best: 18-8-5. His partnership with Seve is considered to be one of the best in history. 

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:04:08 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-10-best-ryder-cup-players-of-all-time/clickon
<![CDATA[The Worst Superhero Performances on Film]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-superhero-performances-on-film/ranker-film
List of the worst superhero performances on film. Here are the ranked actors and characters that made the worst superhero movies ever possible with such epic(ally) bad performances. After all, Catwoman was only made a Razzie Award-winner by Oscar Award-winner Halle Berry. And for whatever people fear of Ben Affleck's upcoming Batman portrayal, it will be hard to beat (in badness) George Clooney's performance in Batman & Robin. Granted, it will also be hard to beat his own badness in Daredevil.

Just because these celebrities were bad in their respective superhero roles, it does not render the film terrible nor does it render the actor terrible. Samuel L. Jackson nails it in Pulp Fiction, but can we really say the same about his acting in The Spirit? Seth Rogen disappointed everyone with his Green Hornet remake, but his fellow comic Ben Stiller wasn't exactly beloved in his Mystery Men role as Mr. Furious.

The Worst Superhero Performances on Film,

Alicia Silverstone

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Chris O'Donnell

David Hasselhoff

George Clooney

Halle Berry

Jennifer Garner

Jessica Alba

Shaquille O'Neal

Topher Grace

Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:20:19 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-superhero-performances-on-film/ranker-film
<![CDATA[Hottest Vanessa Marano Photos]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-vanessa-marano-photos/celeb-spotter
Photos of Vanessa Marano, recognized as one of Hollywood's hottest women. Born in Los Angeles in 1992, Marano is an actress on the rise. So far, she's appeared on a slew of TV shows, including Without a Trace, Gilmore Girls, Ghost Whisperer, Scoundrels and The Young and the Restless. She is currently plays Bay Kennish on the ABC Family show Switched at Birth.

In honor of one of the greatest up and coming ladies in Hollywood, here are the sexiest Vanessa Marano pictures, videos and GIFs, ranked by hotness.These Vanessa Marano pics were taken from a variety of different sources, including numerous promotional and magazine photoshoots. Together, they form a curated image gallery containing all the hottest Vanessa Marano images available from around the Web. While there are many sexy Vanessa Marano photos, these are the hottest around.There are only a few girls in movies and TV as sexy and fun to watch as Vanessa Marano

Fans around the world are looking for Vanessa Marano nude, Vanessa Marano naked pics, Vanessa Marano topless, and even Vanessa Marano bikini pics but these Vanessa Marano hot photos are the best you'll find anywhere on the net.

Take a look at these Vanessa Marano sexy pics!

Hottest Vanessa Marano Photos,

Vanessa Marano in a Blue Flowy Dress

Vanessa Marano in White Sweetheart Neckline Dress

Vanessa Marano in a Short Red Belted Dress

Vanessa Marano in Paired Buttoned Top and Skirt

Vanessa Marano in a Lace and Pleated Strapless Dress

Vanessa Marano in a Sequin Long Sleeve Dress

Vanessa Marano in Plain Square Neckline Dress

Vanessa Marano in Short Red Dress

Vanessa Marano in a Lacy Outfit

Vanessa Marano in a Purple Layered Gown

Sun, 14 Jul 2013 19:54:40 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-vanessa-marano-photos/celeb-spotter
<![CDATA[The Hottest Actresses Who Have Played Cheerleaders]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/hottest-actresses-who-have-played-cheerleaders
One thing that all guys have in common is that we all love cheerleaders. Whether you're a jock or a nerd, whether you play sports of hate sports, there's just something about a fine girl dancing around in a short skirt, that's irresistible to any guy. Here are the hottest actresses that I could think of that played cheerleaders. Enjoy!

The Hottest Actresses Who Have Played Cheerleaders,

Ashley Benson
Bring It On: In It to Win It
Ashley Tisdale
Eliza Dushku
Bring It On
Hayden Panettiere
Jaime Pressly
Not Another Teen Movie
Megan Fox
Jennifer's Body
Minka Kelly
"Friday Night Lights"
Nina Dobrev
"The Vampire Diaries"
Dianna Agron
Alyson Michalka

Thu, 26 Jul 2012 07:00:44 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/hottest-actresses-who-have-played-cheerleaders
<![CDATA[The 27 Hottest Katharine McPhee Photos]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-katharine-mcphee-photos/celeb-stalker
Photos of Katharine McPhee, one of the hottest girls in movies and TV. Katharine McPhee is an American singer and actress best known for her role as Karen Cartwright on the NBC musical drama "Smash." In 2006, she was runner-up in the 5th season of "American Idol," and she released her first album the following year. In 2008, when she was 19, McPhee married a man who is 19 years older than she is. She has appeared in episodes of "Ugly Betty," "CSI: NY," and "Community."

There are few girls out there as sexy and fun as Katharine McPhee. You can vote on the hot pics in this Katharine McPhee photo gallery to move your favorites to the front of the list. So, in honor of one of the greatest up and coming ladies in Hollywood, here are the 27 sexiest Katharine McPhee pictures, videos and GIFs, ranked by hotness. Katharine McPhee 's measurements are 34-26-33, and Katharine McPhee's bra size is 34C.

These Katharine McPhee pics were taken from a variety of different sources, including several promotional and magazine photoshoots, and have been turned into a curated image gallery containing only the cutest pictures and jpgs from around the Web. While there are many sexy Katharine McPhee photos, these are the hottest around.

People are always looking for pictures of Katharine McPhee naked or Katharine McPhee nude, and even Katharine McPhee topless, but what we have here is the next best thing. Including but not limited to Katharine McPhee bikini shots and the Katharine McPhee Maxim spread.
The 27 Hottest Katharine McPhee Photos,

Every Day is Casual Friday For Katharine McPhee

Katharine McPhee Can Perform a High Wire Balancing Act

Katharine McPhee Ordered a Steak, NOT a Hamburger!

Katharine McPhee Begs For Forgiveness

Katharine McPhee is Digging For Gold

Katharine McPhee Really Needs Some Alone Time

That's the Quickest Way to Katharine McPhee's Heart

Katharine McPhee Will Jump If You Ask

Katharine McPhee Can't Believe There's a New Piano Awaiting Her

All Katharine McPhee Wants to Do Is Sing Gangham Style in Public

Thu, 17 Nov 2011 13:24:39 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-katharine-mcphee-photos/celeb-stalker
<![CDATA[18 Celebrities with Vitiligo]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-with-vitiligo/celebrity-lists
List of Celebrities with Vitiligo, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Vitiligo is a condition that effects the pigments of an individual's skin. The cause of vitiligo is unknown and stress can worsen the disorder. Vitiligo can be treated by applying steroids and using ultraviolet light. In extreme cases an individual may opt to de-pigment their unaffected skin so that it blends in with the patches effected by vitiligo.

Who is the most famous person who had vitiligo? Michael Jackson tops our list. Michael Jackson always said that he had vitiligo and that the condition was making his skin lighten in patches all over his body. Jackson always denied bleaching his skin and autopsy reports that were done after Jackson's death confirmed that he did in fact have the vitiligo.

Jon Hamm has stress induced vitiligo. The “Mad Men” actor says that the condition developed as a result of working on his hit TV show. Hamm's condition fluctuates in severity and primarily effects his hands. Other famous people who have vitiligo include “The Jerk” star Steve Martin, “Arthur” actor Dudley Moore and comedian Joe Rogan.

Did you always think that Michael Jackson had vitiligo or did you think that he was lightening his skin as a personal preference? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
18 Celebrities with Vitiligo,

Dudley Moore
Arthur actor Dudley Moore suffered from vitiligo.

Holly Marie Combs
"Pretty Little Liars" star Holly Marie Combs has vitiligo on both her hands.

Joe Rogan
Comedian Joe Rogan's vitiligo affects his hands and wrists.

Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm has stress-induced vitiligo that affects his hands. He did not have the condition prior to working on "Mad Men."

Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson had vitilgo, and many speculate that that is why his skin color changed drastically as he got older.

Rasheed Wallace
NBA player Rasheed Wallace suffers from vitiligo.

Richard Hammond
"Top Gear" host Richard Hammond's vitiligo effects his face and legs.

"Thong Song" singer Sisqo has eczema and vitiligo that both seem to be stress related.

Steve Martin
Comic, banjo player, and film star Steve Martin has vitiligo.

Thomas Lennon
"Reno 911!" star Thomas Lennon suffers from vitiligo on his hands, hips, and face.

Wed, 06 Nov 2013 10:08:12 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-with-vitiligo/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[The Best Embroidery Sewing Machines]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-embroidery-sewing-machine/elise
List of the best embroidery sewing machines currently available on the market, as ranked by seamstresses and fashion industry professionals. Creative DIYers depend on good embroidery sewing machines to help them personalize and jazz up their textile projects with embroidered words, symbols and images. It’s important to purchase a top-rated embroidery machine to ensure that the thread you are using doesn’t jam in the machine and that the thread glides through the surface of the fabric smoothly. Embroidery sewing machines are the most efficient tool you can use for embroidery projects. While you could do some of this work by hand, it is usually worth the investment to ensure that your work is completed with consistency and quality.

If you are asking yourself, “What brand of embroidery sewing machine should I buy?” You can use this list of top embroidery sewing machines to inform your decision, compare prices, find cheap embroidery sewing machines, and be confident that you are buying the best brand of embroidery sewing machines on the market.
The Best Embroidery Sewing Machines,

Brother Cs6000i Feature-rich Sewing Machine With 60 Built-in Stitches
The Brother CS6000i 60-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine offers a wide range of sewing and quilting features--like a jam-resistant quick-set bobbin, 60 built-in stitches and an LCD display that allows you to adjust your sewing speed. This versatile sewing machine allows you to create and sew easily and affordably. 
Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist Computerized Sewing Machine
The Singer Quantum Stylist sewing machine features 600 built-in stitch patterns including five alphanumeric fonts and 13 automatic buttonholes options with an exclusive buttonhole underplate, automatic needle threader, top drop-in bobbin system, automatic thread cutter and stitch elongation options that give you the ability to get creative and customize your creations. 

Singer 7258 Stylist 100-stitch Computerized Free-arm Sewing Machine
Singer 7258 Stylist Sewing Machine offers 100 built-in stitches and a push-button stitch selection with an LED Display that allows seamstresses to choose their desired stitches with a simple push of a button. The many stitch options and its price point make this a nice choice for beginners.
Singer 7470 Confidence 225-stitch Computerized Sewing Machine
The Singer Confidence has many electronic features to aid your creativity--an LCD screen and simple push button control panel, 225 built-in stitches that can be edited for variation and a free arm with storage space.
Singer 160 Anniversary Limited Edition Computerized Sewing Machine
The Singer 160 Limited Edition anniversary sewing machine features a nostalgic vintage look with updated features and new technology. Its a beautiful machine that performs basic tasks with ease.  
Brother Lb-6800prw Project Runway Computerized Sewing Embroidery Machine
The Brother Project Runway Computerized Sewing Machine contains a USB Port that allows you to transfer your embroidery design and template from the computer to your sewing machine.
Brother Hc1850 Computerized Sewing And Quilting Machine With 130 Built-in Stitches
The HC1850 Computerized Sewing and Quilting Machine is easy to use and packed with features. For all of its features, this machine is a great buy for the price (it is also often on sale since it is a slightly older model). The machine features 130 Built-in Sewing Stitches, 170 Stitch Functions, plus 55 Alphanumeric Stitches, with 8 styles of 1-Step Auto-Size Buttonholes. Its a great feature to be able to choose your stitch and watch the computer automatically select the length and width (or shape, for monogram projects). Highly recommended for any sewing level! 
Brother Project Runway Pc420prw 294-stitch Professional Grade Computerized Sewing Machine With 3 Built-in Lettering...
A powerful machine with many features that is still very intuitive and easy to use. This Brother comes with 294 built-in utility, quilting, decorative and heirloom stitches, plus three alphabet styles to enhance sewing. All functions are displayed on an easy-to-read LCD screen.
Brother Project Runway Ce7070prw 70-stitch Computerized Sewing Machine With Wide Table
Great value of a machine with 70 built-in stitches that allow easy sewing and quilting for beginners and veterans. 

Toyota Esp9100 Embroidery Machine
Expert ESP9100 Net as designed by Toyota The Ultimate Modular with Maximum Versatility Versatile features and options allow you to meet customer demands The all new Expert ESP9100 Net as designed by Toyota provides maximum versatility for embriodery applications. Names, corporate logos or designs can be rapidly embroidered on shirts, caps, gloves and more.

Wed, 24 Jul 2013 02:50:24 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-embroidery-sewing-machine/elise
<![CDATA[26 Famous People Who Couldn't Stop Eating and Got Fat]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/actors-who-got-fat/robert-wabash
These celebs struggle with their weight - just as we normal people do - but the difference is, they are judged for how much weight they gain or lose. This is a list of fat actors who went from fit to fat over the years. Some of them gained weight because of alcohol or food indulgence, whereas others went along the good old fashioned route of gaining a few pounds every year as they aged. Either way, this extra baggage has transformed some of the hottest a A list actors in Hollywood to down right messes.
Some of these celebrities who got fat have been struggling with weight issues for years. Celebs like Kirstie Alley, Matthew Perry even Christina Aguilera have been putting on the pounds and shedding them over and over. Then there's the cases of top action stars who simply seem to have said "Eff it" and let themselves go in a burst of magnificent fat glory, like Val Kilmer, Steven Seagal and the late, great Marlon Brando. Unfortunately for many "chubby" celebrities, the work stops coming in after they gain some wait. This is especially true for women, while fat male celebrities have a little more leeway. 

Take a look at these actors who got fat and see for yourself that nothing gold can stay. Pics include the year they were shot, as some of these celebs have both ballooned and shrunk multiple times. 
26 Famous People Who Couldn't Stop Eating and Got Fat,

Britney Spears


Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer 2012

Britney Spears 2009

Alec Baldwin 1994

Alec Baldwin 2008

Jonah Hill 2012

P!nk 2015

Jonah Hill 2015

Wed, 08 Jan 2014 04:12:57 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/actors-who-got-fat/robert-wabash
<![CDATA[Celebrities Arrested in 2014]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrity-arrests-2014-celebrities-arrested-in-2014/celebrity-events
This list of celebrity arrests 2014 includes some of the biggest, most famous people in the world who, for whatever reason, found themselves very much on the wrong side of the law. Celebs can't always stay out of the headlines, even when they try, but a lot of people on this list are no doubt frequent headline makers. Which 2014 celebrity arrest will be the most scandalous? That remains to be seen, but rest assured, if and when a big name gets thrown in jail, they'll be listed right here.

What are some of the biggest reasons for celebrity arrests? DUI's certainly tend to be common, as they are (unfortunately) for the general population as well. Celebrities are not immune from screw ups, and when they get caught by police, everyone finds out about it (often in great detail, and sometimes with videotapes of the incidents in question). Examples? Just look at the list of celebrities arrested in 2013.

Another note: Some celebrities arrested in 2014 will be taken into custody more than once. If that's the case, they'll be listed here and they might even be worthy of having their own list, like Justin Bieber, who's done some pretty awful things in his few short years on the planet. Of course, Justin's already on THIS list. Will he make it multiple times in 2014? Stay tuned...
Celebrities Arrested in 2014,

Amanda Bynes
9/29/2014 - 28-year-old actress Amanda Bynes was arrested for DUI at 3 am on Monday morning. Bynes attempted to stop for a red light at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Van Nuys Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, California, but stopped in the middle of the intersection.

Police pulled her over and after she failed a series of field sobriety tests, she was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor. The substance in question remains unknown. She was held at the Van Nuys, California police station with bail set at $15,000 and released at 12:44 pm later that day. Her court date is set for October 23.

Andy Dick
11/08/2014: Comedian Andy Dick was taken into custody for stealing a man's $1,000 necklace.

The troubled comedian (and apparent late-night bike rider) reportedly spotted the man's chain while riding his bike down Hollywood Boulevard. He stopped and asked the man if he could see it before speeding off.

The victim, who recognized Dick, filed a police report, and cops were able to arrest Dick a few days later outside of his Hollywood home.
Dustin Diamond
12/25/2014: Former Saved by the Bell star Dustin Diamond ("Screech") was arrested for stabbing a man during a bar fight on Christmas. Because of the scuffle, Screech faces felony second-degree "recklessly endangering safety" charges, as well as ones for disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon.

Diamond, 37, and his fiancee Amanda Schutz, 27, were reportedly spending Christmas evening at a bar a few miles from their home in Port Washington, Wisconsin when they got into a fight with two men and a woman. Diamond initially fled the scene of the crime. After police caught up with his SUV, he claimed that he may have accidentally stabbed someone with a pen. Police found the real weapon, a bloody switch blade, in his car. Schutz faces disorderly conduct charges as well.


John Carter Cash
10/28/2014: John Carter Cash, son of country music legend Johnny Cash, was arrested in Newfoundland. He was traveling back to the United States following a hunting excursion, when he stripped to his underwear at the airport in Deer Lake. Cash, 44, was arrested, but not charged.

Witnesses said he was cooperative during the event, though police received reports that he was wither drunk or experiencing medical distress.

Katt Williams
10/29/2014: Actor Katt Williams, along with hip hop mogul Suge Knight, was arrested on "suspicion of stealing a camera from a female photographer." Williams was arrested during a court appearance for a separate assault case, while Knight was taken into custody in Las Vegas.

The incident in question occurred in September 2014 in Beverly Hills, CA. Knight and Williams allegedly stole the camera from an unnamed photographer. If convicted, Williams faces up to seven years in prison.


Michael Phelps
9/30/2014 - Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was arrested on DUI charges after being stopped for speeding on Monday, September 29. Phelps was stopped outside the Fort McHenry Tunnel, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.

Phelps was driving a Land Rover around 1:40 am and was clocked by a radar gun going 84 miles per hour in a 45 zone. Though cooperative, he was unable to perform a series of field sobriety tests and charged with DUI, excessive speed, and crossing double lane lines.

He was also arrested for, and pleaded guilty to driving while impaired in 2004.

Suge Knight
10/29/2014: Hip hop mogul Suge Knight, along with actor Katt Williams, was arrested on "suspicion of stealing a camera from a female photographer." Knight was taken into custody in Las Vegas, while Williams was arrested during a court appearance for a separate assault case.

The incident in question occurred in September 2014 in Beverly Hills, CA. Knight and Williams allegedly stole the camera from an unnamed photographer. If convicted, Knight faces 30 years in prison, due to a prior assault with a deadly weapon conviction.

12/12/2014: R&B singer and producer Jeremih was arrested at Newark Airport for trying to get on a flight after airplane doors had closed. It is suspected that he will face charges for disorderly conduct and obstruction.

Source: Billboard

Waka Flocka Flame
10/10/2014: rapper Waka Flocka Flame was arrested at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after a security scan found a loaded handgun in his bag. He did not have a permit.

He was arrested and charged with carrying a weapon in a prohibited place and taken to Clayton County Jail.

Buddy Valastro
11/13/2014: TLC's Cake Boss star, Buddy Valastro, was arrested for drunk driving in Manhattan. The 37-year-old baker and reality TV star allegedly swerved his yellow 2014 Corvette through traffic while heading north between 20th and 32nd streets.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving while ability impaired after failing a Breathalyzer test. TLC has not yet commented on the star's arrest.

Source: NBC New York

Thu, 23 Jan 2014 01:21:20 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrity-arrests-2014-celebrities-arrested-in-2014/celebrity-events
<![CDATA[28 Celebrities Who Adopted Pit Bulls]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-own-pit-bulls/celebrity-lists
List of Celebrities Who Own Pit Bulls, loostly ranked by fame and popularity. Pit Bulls are a breed of dog that tend to get a bad rap. Not only are they frequently subjected to the cruel practice of dog fighting, but they are then labeled as dangerous or unadoptable. Several famous people have adopted pit bulls and have become advocates for the breed. A few celebs even started their own non-profit organizations to help support pit bulls.

Who is the most famous person who owns a pit bull? Jessica Alba tops our list. The "Sin City" actress has an adorable pit bull named "Bowie," after the legendary musician David Bowie. Fiona Apple had a pit bull named "Janet" for over 14 years. When Janet fell ill, Apple even postponed her tour stating, "She’s my best friend and my mother and my daughter, my benefactor, and she’s the one who taught me what love is. I can’t come to South America. Not now. But I know that she is coming close to the point where she will stop being a dog, and instead, be part of everything. She’ll be in the wind, and in the soil, and the snow, and in me, wherever I go. I just can’t leave her now, please understand."

"Knocked Up" actress Katherine Heigl has a pit bull named "Apollo." She and her mother created a non-profit organization to support animal welfare. She has said, "We really need to send a message out and educate people about the breed. This cruelty cannot be tolerated." "The Exorcist" actress Linda Blair loves pit bulls so much that she founded a non-profit organization to help pets, especially those who have been involved in dog fighting.

How do you think we can change the negativity that is associated with pit bulls? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
28 Celebrities Who Adopted Pit Bulls,

Alicia Silverstone
Clueless actress Alicia Silverstone is a longtime vegetarian and animal advocate.  She has adopted several pets, including a pit bull named The Pig.

Jennifer Aniston
Actress Jennifer Aniston adopted an adorable pit bull puppy named Sophie with her fiance Justin Theroux.

Jessica Alba
Actress Jessica Alba has an adorable pit bull she named Bowie after legendary musician David Bowie.

Jessica Biel
Actress Jessica Biel is frequently seen exercising with her pit bull Tina.

Jon Stewart
"The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart can be seen around New York with his pit bulls, Monkey and Shamsky.
Kaley Cuoco
"The Big Bang Theory" actress Kaley Cuoco has adopted three pit bulls, and she regularly adovocates for the breed.

Katherine Heigl
Actress Katherine Heigl has a pit bull named Apollo. She and her mother created a non-profit organization to support animal welfare. Heigl has said, "We really need to send a message out and educate people about the breed. This cruelty cannot be tolerated."
Rachel Bilson
Rachel Bilson shares custody of her pit bull Penny Lane with her ex-fiance Adam Brody.

Sophia Bush
"One Tree Hill" actress Sophia Bush adopted a pit bull puppy named Griffin in 2012. She told People, “He’s the sweetest, most mellow little guy. He just wants to snuggle and kiss everybody. And his feet are so big that he trips over them when he runs. We call him Dinosaur Paws.”
Tom Brady
NFL player Tom Brady has an adorable pit bull mix named Lua.

Tue, 04 Feb 2014 07:53:53 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-own-pit-bulls/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[Hottest May Andersen Photos]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-may-andersen-photos/celeb-spotter
May Andersen is a Danish model whose work with Victoria's Secret and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has heads turning. This busty blonde bombshell was featured on the cover of the May 2012 edition of Playboy, which she held a book-signing for at The Hole Gallery in Manhattan.

May Andersen appears in the documentary Network: The Making of a Fashion Shoot with Steven Lyon. She stars in the 2008 thriller The Acquirer as Collette alongside Matt Schulze and Tom Sizemore. 

She has a son with American artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel who she gave birth to in 2013, named Shooter Sandhed Schnabel.

May Andersen near-nude photos, collecting pictures together of one of entertainment's hottest women. The best pics in this May Andersen photo gallery are ranked according to their hotness. So, in honor of one of the greatest up and coming ladies in Hollywood, here are the sexiest May Andersen pictures ranked by hotness.

These hot May Andersen pics were taken from a variety of different sources, including several promotional and magazine photoshoots, and have been turned into a curated image gallery containing only the cutest pictures from around the Web. While there are many sexy May Andersen photos, these are the hottest around.

Obviously everyone is looking for May Andersen nude pics, May Andersen naked, and May Andersen topless photos but these May Andersen bikini pics and other May Andersen hot pics and May Andersen sexy shots are the best you could ever hope to find.

Hottest May Andersen Photos,

May Andersen in a Pink Bikini

May Andersen in a Red Two Piece Swimsuit

May Andersen in a Strapless Bikini

May Andersen in a Stripped Knit Bikini

May Andersen Pealing an Orange

May Andersen in a Printed Bikini

May Andersen in a Black Bra

May Andersen in High Heels

May Andersen in an Open Denim Shirt

May Andersen in a Beige Bikini

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:00:18 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-may-andersen-photos/celeb-spotter
<![CDATA[The Best Female Video Game Journalists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-female-video-game-journalists-v1/devon-ashby
With the advent of the #GamerGate debate, plenty of people lately have felt the need to start talking loudly and brusquely about the "proper role" of women in video game culture. Should female gamers have a voice in game culture at all, since gaming is supposedly a medium intended primarily for dudes?
The big controversy begins when women in video gaming want to actually talk (or write) about their experiences playing or developing games. A surprising number of people seem to think women talking and writing about video games represents an epic, gargantuan threat to the very soul of the games industry, because what could be possibly be more stifling to the creative purity of the Assassin's Creed franchise than pressuring Ubisoft into sticking a female NPC in Unity?

At the end of the day, women in the games industry who promote, discuss, and analyze video games are some of gaming's biggest advocates and most compelling contributors, and they're a diverse group. Below is just a sampling of some of the most visible, unique and hard-hitting female contributors to the public conversation about video games and video game culture.

The Best Female Video Game Journalists,

Felicia Day
Who she is: As the creator of Geek & Sundry, Felicia Day is a respected and beloved commentator on all facets of nerd culture, including, but not limited to, gaming. She humorously describes herself as a video game addict, and her channel features reviews, play-throughs, panel discussions, and even occasional sketch comedy routines about game culture.

She also runs a blog, is the creator of the popular web series The Guild, and has appeared on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural.

Why she's awesome: What's most infectious about Felicia is her unapologetic enthusiasm for video games as a medium, and her lack of fear about coming across as a total dork. Her style of coverage is all about celebrating how emotional and exciting digital media can be.
Day wrote one of the most outspoken letters regarding Gamergate. She is the proverbial leader of the pack when it comes to being an outspoken voice in the gaming community, often debunking many “female gamer” stereotypes, trying to bring ALL people together who enjoy video games.
Jane McGonigal
Whe she is: Jane McGonigal is the author of the book Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World. She's a game developer and general future tech enthusiast interested in the creative, intellectual, and sociospiritual future of interactive media. She has given three TED talks on the subject of gaming that have been collectively watched over 9 million times. 

Why she's awesome: As a game designer, McGonigal's work emphasizes the use of virtual landscapes and styles of interaction to help solve real-world problems. She is one of the most quoted and referenced individuals on gaming's impact on modern culture. 
Jessica Chobot
Who she is: Jessica Chobot was the first ever host of the Daily Fix, IGN's original daily news program on the video game industry. It was, in essence, the first video game news program of its kind on the web. Since 2013, she's been the main host of Nerdist News where she covers a range of geeky topics.

Why she's awesome: Chobot played a journalist in Mass Effect 3, one of the most popular (if not controversial) games of 2012. She also wrote the popular survival horror game Daylight and knows more about video games than most humans. 
Naomi Kyle
Who she is: Comic and video game nerd Naomi Kyle is the host and writer of IGN's popular series The Daily Fix and Daily Fix Top 5. She has hosted several other original series, most notably The Next Game Boss, which gave aspiring game designers the chance to earn money to create their own video games. In addition to hosting, Kyle also produces awesome video game commentaries and original features.  

Why she's awesome: Naomi is one of the most recognizable video game personalities on the face of the planet. She's the indelible face of IGN and delivers breaking industry news to gamers on a daily basis.
Danielle Riendeau
Who she is: Danielle Riendeau is a senior reviewer for Polygon. She has a very strong critical perspective, but some of her best work for the site is filed under "opinion."

Why she's awesome: Check out this amazing piece about the much coveted and buzzed-about game Alien: Isolation where she ties together the lineage of the game's central character with the feminist themes of Ridley Scott's original 1979 film. Her approach gives video games the respect they deserve, elevates the medium and ends of making the whole industry look good. Pulling out meaty literary themes to discuss while mainstream media tries to completely dismiss video games as a worthwhile part of culture? Awesome. 

Bonus:  her last name is pronounced like "Nintendo" which is pretty fun!

Andrea Rene
Who she is: Andrea Rene appears on Gamestop TV and is a host for GameTrailers. She also runs a blog, keeps fans up-to-date on new industry happenings via her Twitter stream, and contributes a host of freelance video content to various game-related sites, including GameFly, Machinima, and The Escapist. She's currently the Senior Producer and host for the digital and tech oriented entertainment company, DEFY Media.

Why she's awesome: She brings a charming a personal touch to the kind of hosting that usually comes off as stale. Her following speaks for herself. 

Meg Turney
Who she is: Meg Turney first got her angel wings in the geek community as a well-known cosplayer, but has since branched out heavily into online media hosting and news reporting. She's hosted weekly gaming and tech-related series for Nerdist News and CraveOnline, and currently works full-time for the Internet culture channel Rooster Teeth.

Why she's awesome: She has a particularly deep knowledge about Indy games and she tends not to report on something unless she really knows her sh*t. And she usually knows her sh*t. 

Tracey Lien
Who she is: Formerly of Polygon and now with the L.A. Times, Tracey Lien generated a debate around the gaming industry with her groundbreaking piece "No Girls Allowed" and her coverage on the rise of Twitch "When Watching Beats Playing."

Why she's awesome: Tracey does traditional game reviews and criticism, but she also does a lot of on-the-ground reporting (like this article on game developers in the Middle East). She's great at breaking down current events related to gaming culture – like this article about that time the people who own Candy Crush Saga tried to trademark the word "candy."

Tracey is one of the most reputable voices in both the gaming and tech fields. She continues to make strong contributions to the ongoing public conversation about women in games, and the cultural impact of technology.

Carolyn Petit
Who she is: Carolyn Petit is a transgender woman who made waves when she first got hired on as a game reviewer for GameSpot.

Why she's awesome: She made even bigger waves when she published what was, overall, an extremely positive review of Grand Theft Auto V, which nonetheless awarded the game only 9/10 stars. This not-utterly-fawning assessment of the game caused a small faction of totally insane people to launch a smear campaign against Petit, writing embittered emails to her bosses and posting angry rants on YouTube demanding she be fired. Again, 9/10 stars.

Petit unfortunately was let go from GameSpot eventually due to a round of layoffs, not because of her actual writing. She does still continue to be awesome on Twitter, however.

Maddy Myers
Who she is: Maddy Myers is a game critic for Paste Magazine where she contributes feature articles, reviews, and a regular column called "Hyper Mode."

Why she's awesome: Myers is great at combining a traditional critical approach with a solid understanding of game mechanics, making her reviews insightful, funny, and full of depth. Her non-review posts address issues of media bias, censorship, and socio-cultural issues affecting gamers.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:37:02 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-female-video-game-journalists-v1/devon-ashby
<![CDATA[10 Pro Athletes Who Are Also Accomplished Artists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/athletes-who-are-artists/people-in-sports
This list contains information about professional athletes who are also accomplished fine artists, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous NBA stars, tennis players, and track and field athletes are also painters, photographers, and creative artists. One famous sports star has even designed album covers for popular musicians. Though you know these famous people for their achievements in the world of sports, their artistic skills might surprise you!

Who is the most famous athlete who is also an artist? Serena Williams tops our list. She has taken painting lessons, and in 2013, she debuted her Expressions series of paintings. NBA player Tyson Chandler dabbles in photography when he is off the court, as does Usain Bolt, when he isn't on the track winning Olympic medals.

NBA player Jeremy Evans combined his love of painting with his love of basketball by creating a painting of himself dunking and then actually dunking over the painting. NFL player Todd Marinovich started an online gallery of his sports-themed paintings, murals, and sculptures, and many other artistic athletes have presented exhibits of their artwork as well.

Which athletes are also artists? Click through the list below to find out!
10 Pro Athletes Who Are Also Accomplished Artists,

Brett Tomko
MLB player Brett Tomko is an accomplished sports artist and is studying with the painter Opie Otterstad.
Ernie Barnes
After a successful NFL career, Ernie Barnes became an accomplished painter. He has also designed album covers for such artists as Marvin Gaye and B.B. King.
Larry Johnson
NFL player Larry Johnson paints pop art in his spare time.
Serena Williams
Serena Williams took painting lessons in Paris before the French Open. In 2013, she debuted her Expressions series of paintings.
Todd Marinovich
NFL player Todd Marinovich started an online gallery of his sports-themed paintings, murals, and sculptures.
Tyson Chandler
NBA player Tyson Chandler dabbles in photography when he is off the court.
Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt is an accomplished dancer and photographer in his spare time.
Aaron Maybin
NFL player Aaron Maybin uses his art to give back to the community. In 2009, he established Project Mayhem to help underprivileged and at-risk youth discover art and excel beyond their current conditions.
Jeremy Evans
NBA player Jeremy Evans combined his love of painting with his love of basketball by creating a painting of himself dunking and then actually dunking over it.
John Borican
Pentathlete John Borican had a successful career as a portrait artist.

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:19:26 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/athletes-who-are-artists/people-in-sports
<![CDATA[9 Pictures of Young Patrick Stewart]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/young-patrick-stewart-pictures/cari-fortier
Here are nine pictures of young Patrick Stewart, including a picture of him as a baby, and several pictures from his teenage years. Born in July 1940 in the West Riding of Yorkshire, Stewart credits his inspiration to become an actor to his elementary school English teacher. Sir Patrick Stewart has built a distinguished acting career, both on stage and in film.

Patrick Stewart is well known for his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and the popular X-Men series. He has also been featured as a voice-over actor in several different television shows. His career includes on-stage performances with the infamous Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as popular series like American Dad. This English Actor has certainly made his mark in the entertainment industry, and he will most likely be in the limelight for years to come. So what did Patrick Stewart look like when he was young and had hair? Find out here with these photos of Patrick Stewart when he was young!
9 Pictures of Young Patrick Stewart,

Young Patrick Stewart Closeup Shot

Young Patrick Stewart in Black Suit

Young Patrick Stewart as Claudius

Young Patrick Stewart with a Beard

Young Patrick Stewart in High School

Young Patrick Stewart in a Black Suit and White Buttondown

Young Patrick Stewart Playing Emperor Sejanus

Young Patrick Stewart in a Fireman Hat

Young Patrick Stewart as a Baby

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 03:47:46 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/young-patrick-stewart-pictures/cari-fortier
<![CDATA[Billy Corgan's Loves & Hookups]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/billy-corgan_s-loves-and-hookups/celebrityhookups
List of all Billy Corgan's relationships past and present. Billy Corgan has never been married so this list is of all of his girlfriends, dates, and hookups. Billy Corgan has dated some crazy chicks! Wonder if there's any video of him smashing these ladies in some kind of celeb sex tape somewhere. Seems like Courtney Love is the type that has at least one celebrity sex tape floating around somewhere. The list of celebrity sex tapes needs some more musicians on it.
Billy Corgan's Loves & Hookups,

Courtney Love

Helena Christensen

Jessica Simpson

Yelena Yemchuk

Jessica Origliasso

Mon, 12 Apr 2010 04:16:10 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/billy-corgan_s-loves-and-hookups/celebrityhookups
<![CDATA[Al Sharpton-ism: Al Sharpton Quotes And Gaffes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/al-sharpton-ism-al-sharpton-quotes-and-gaffes/notable-quotables
The notable quotes gaffes of Al Sharpton, or Al Sharpton-isms, are mostly about race, rights and anything that bothers him, which really doesn't narrow things down, but it sure keeps his name in the headlines. Unlike other politicians, such as John McCain or Sarah Palin, Al Sharpton makes people laugh with his wit, which comes out when he's passionate about something, not because he does not know what he's talking about.

Though the Reverend Al Sharpton has made a career of sticking up for and speaking about what he believes in, his comments are not free of controversy. That's however what can be expected when brushing off a California governor as a silly stunt man or comparing tax cuts to mass suicides.

They may not always be politically correct, (some may be taken as racist or offensive), but notable quotes from Al Sharpton always tell it like it is, and that in itself is pretty darn notable as well. Check out this list of Famous al Sharpton quotes and tell us which ones you think are the best and worst. 
Al Sharpton-ism: Al Sharpton Quotes And Gaffes,

To Governor Dean...
"I wanted to say to Governor Dean, don't be hard on yourself about hooting and hollering. If I had spent the money you did and got 18 percent, I'd still be in Iowa hooting and hollering."
If I were president...
"If I were president, I would go in and say, 'We were wrong.' Tony Blair and George Bush had a meeting, acted as though it was a world summit. Two guys in a phone booth acted like the whole world had met."
We decided we'd ride this donkey as far as it would take us.
"It is true that Mr. Lincoln signed the emancipation Proclamation, after which there was a commitment to give 40 acres and a mule. That's where the argument, to this day, of reparations starts. We never got the 40 acres... We went all the way to Herbert Hoover, and we never got the 40 acres. We didn't get the mule. So we decided we'd ride this donkey as far as it would take us."
James Crow Jr., esquire
"We have defeated Jim Crow, but now we have to deal with his son, James Crow Jr., esquire.'"
It tastes good but it'll kill you.
"George Bush giving tax cuts is like Jim Jones giving Kool-Aid. It tastes good but it'll kill you."
It's better to be a new Democrat...
"I want to welcome him to our list of candidates. And don't be defensive about just joining the party. It's better to be a new Democrat that's a real Democrat than a lot of old Democrats up here that have been acting like Republicans all along."

--Welcoming Gen. Wesley Clark to the Democratic presidential race
That's like saying...
"That's like saying, 'I'm honest but I ain't never been around no money.'"

--After Howard Dean said he's not a racist but had never lived in a racially diverse community
If George Bush had selected the court in '54...
"I suggest to you tonight that if George Bush had selected the court in '54, Clarence Thomas would have never got to law school."
Mr. Bush will not be in a Sharpton administration...
"Mr. Bush will not be, in a Sharpton administration, the head of missing persons. He can't find bin Laden. We don't know if Hussein is living or dead, and we can't find the weapons of mass destruction."
I was born in deficit spending.
"I understand deficit spending. I was born in deficit spending."

Wed, 16 Jun 2010 16:41:28 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/al-sharpton-ism-al-sharpton-quotes-and-gaffes/notable-quotables
<![CDATA[The Best Names For Baby Girls]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-names-for-baby-girls/samantha-dillinger
The best names for baby girls include all the best classic girls' names and the new, edgy girls' names for your baby. There's a chance that some of these baby names for girls will fall into the crazy celebrity baby names category, but there are also plenty of traditional baby names for girls.

Among the top names for girls are standards like Elizabeth, Violet, and Sarah, as well as some new favorites like Isabella, Cheyenne, and Piper. Whether you're looking for the most common names for girls or the trendiest baby girl names, this list of girls' names should give you an idea of what the kids that go to school with your future child will be called.

What are the most common baby girl names? What are the coolest girls' names? What should I name my baby girl? If you've asked any of these questions about baby names, this list of the greatest baby names for girls is a good place to look for names for babies. If you don't see your favorite name for a baby girl on the list, make sure to add it so others can weigh in on whether it really is the best name for a baby girl.

If it just so happens that you end up with twins (or more!), it's worth looking at the list of best baby names for twins.
The Best Names For Baby Girls,











Mon, 31 Jan 2011 14:21:39 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-names-for-baby-girls/samantha-dillinger
<![CDATA[Hottest New Zealand Actresses]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-new-zealand-actresses/celeb-stalker
The sexiest and most beautiful actresses from New Zealand. These Kiwi actresses are both sexy and talented (well, not all of them are necessarily talented). Not all of these actresses were born in New Zealand, but they are all of New Zealand descent. This list of hot Kiwi actresses has gorgeous photos intact. These may be actresses on the big screen or small screen. Either way, all of these New Zealand ladies are incredibly attractive.

These New Zealand babes are the hottest New Zealand women (or New Zealand girls) around!
Hottest New Zealand Actresses,

Angela Dotchin

Emily Robins

Emma Lahana

Faye Smythe

Jessica Lee Rose

Jessica Napier

Lisa Chappell

Lucy Lawless

Melanie Lynskey

Simone Kessell

Tue, 22 Feb 2011 07:03:14 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-new-zealand-actresses/celeb-stalker
<![CDATA[Fatal World Rally Championship Accidents: WRC Death List]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/fatal-world-rally-championship-accidents-wrc-death-list/notable-famous-deaths
Fatal WRC racing accidents at races that have occurred since the inaugural season of the World Rally Championship in 1973 include several dozen, many of which are listed here. For various reasons, many have lost their lives doing their jobs and what they loved, driving WRC cars. Though not a complete list, this tally details the names of the drivers, the car they were driving at the time and the date of the fatal accidents.

WRC varies from other forms of auto racing such as IndyCar and ARCA in that races take place over three day periods on gravel, tarmac and even icy tracks.

Though safety precautions are in place per the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, like other racing leagues accidents happen and deaths are an unfortunate result. Fortunately, each of these fatal crashes have shed more and more light on the safety of the sport and has led to improvements throughout the years.
Fatal World Rally Championship Accidents: WRC Death List,

Attilio Bettega
Died driving a Lancia Rally 037 on May 2, 1985
Henri Toivonen
Died driving a Lancia Delta S4 on May 2, 1986
Jörg Bastuck
Died driving a Citroën C2 S1600 on March 24, 2006
Jean-Marc Dubois

George Mignot

Augusto Mendes

Eiichi Morinishi

David Ndahura

Cyrus Kamundia

Christian Serradori

Thu, 13 May 2010 01:01:09 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/fatal-world-rally-championship-accidents-wrc-death-list/notable-famous-deaths
<![CDATA[Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On K2 Peak]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/mountain-climbing-accidents-deaths-on-k2-peak/notable-famous-deaths
The K2 Peak is one of the highest mountain peaks and many mountain climbers have died attempting the climb. Though not as tall as Mt.Everest, the K2 mountain is still a favorite among climbers, but is considered a killer among climbers. Mountain climbing deaths can happen due to the difficulty of ascent, avalanche, exhaustion, poor living conditions etc,. With more mountaineering adventures added every year, surprisingly, the number of deaths of mountain climbers on K2 has decreased over the years.
Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On K2 Peak,

Alan Rouse
1986 � 1986
Aliaksandr Parkhomenka
Alison Hargreaves
Alexander Foigt
Alfred Imitzer
1986 � 1986
Alan Pennington
1986 � 1986
Alanxander Gubaev
Aleksei Kharaldin

Adrián Benítez

Tue, 25 May 2010 23:59:20 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/mountain-climbing-accidents-deaths-on-k2-peak/notable-famous-deaths
<![CDATA[The 13 Absolute Worst Parents of 2011 (First Half)]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-13-absolute-worst-parents-of-2011-_so-far_/michael-gibson
Some people just shouldn't have children, and others treat having a child like most pre-teens do getting a new guitar. It's cool at first, but before you know it, it winds up in the garbage. We're half way through the year and like previous years, this list is, sadly, way too easy to make. From the totally outrageous to the shocking and appalling, here are the absolute worst parents of 2011 (so far).
The 13 Absolute Worst Parents of 2011 (First Half),

Mother Throws Newborn Into Snowbank
21-year-old Ashley Renee Couch was a brand new mom when she apparently decided she'd had enough.

According to reports, the Minneapolis mom was arrested after allegeldy throwing her newborn baby into a snowbank during a fight with her significant other. Cause that'll show 'im.

"This is why we can't have nice things!"

The 18-day-old baby girl suffered hypothermia (it was 16 degrees outside at the time), but thankfully, she survived. She's in foster care, and Couch was charged with child endangerment and neglect.
Mom Buys Boob Job for 7-Year-old Daughter
What do you get the 7-year-old who has absolutely everything?

Well, British mom Sarah Burge decided to give her darling daughter, Poppy, that is, yes, 7 years in age, a voucher for a breast augmentation surgery. Burge herself, the mother, known as the "Human Barbie," gave her Baby Barbie a voucher for breast augmentation for her birthday recently, which seems a little odd. But you know what? Don't worry. She can't cash it in until she's 16.

You can't let a 7 year old get a boob job! It's inhumane. I mean, think of how hard finger painting would become.

Was the little girl upset that she didn't get the usual birthday presents a 7-year-old would get? No. Not at all. In fact, she was thrilled, telling the 'Daily Mail,' "I wanted a new computer, a holiday and a voucher for surgery. When I got it all, it was a dream come true. I can’t wait to be like Mummy with big boobs."

FYI: Sarah Burge admits that her 15-year-old stepdaughter has already had Botox injections.

We can start the betting pool on how soon both daughters' self esteem will peak right abouuuut now.
Mom Sells Daughter's Virginity for $10,000
What do you do when you're down on your luck and you need to get rid of a few items in order to make your bills? Rationally, you sell your DVDs first, then you move on to other valuable things that you like, but don't need like, you know, old sewing machines, your 13-year-old daughter's virginity and maybe some old blouses, but who really pays reasonable buy-back sums for blouses nowadays?

According to police, Felicia Rea McClure (who you might remember from such news stories as "Mother Knows Worst" and "The Mommy Madame") tried to sell her 13-year-old daughter's virginity. Yes, prosecutors say Felicia sent multiple text messages to a potential buyer, asking him to pay $10,000 to have sex with her young daughter.

She's also accused of sending sexually explicit photos of the teen in an effort to shop her around, which makes sense if you've ever used eBay.

Felicia was finally busted by a boyfriend who saw the texts and realized what was going on. She's looking at the very real possibility of spending the rest of her life behind bars if she's convicted of sex abuse and exploitation of a minor.

The best part about the embedded news report is that every single time they refer to the buyer they refer to him as a "gentleman".
Pregnant Mother Smokes a Pack a Day to Make Baby 'Stronger'
What won't kill you makes you stronger. This is the only logical explanation for why this person actually thinks this.

Smoking cigarettes is bad for babies. Period. But, tell that to 20-year-old Charlie Wilcox of Kent, England. This mom smoked between 15-20 cigarettes every single day while pregnant with her daughter, Lilly.

Really? In this economy?

Charlie told the BBC that she believed injecting the dangerous levels of carbon monoxide (from the smoke) into her bloodstream, her baby would get stronger, because her heart would be forced to work harder, "on its own."

Not surprisingly, little Lilly was born prematurely and she had a low birth weight. But hey, on the upside, maybe she won't have to have plastic surgery later on in life?
Mom Kills Daughter for Tossing Game Console
In March of 2011, Japanese mom Yui Tanaka was arrested in connection with the death of her three-year-old daughter, Shizuku Tanaka. According to reports, the toddler was bound and stuffed into a garbage bag, where she later suffocated. Why, you ask? Her mother was quoted as saying that little Shizuku threw away the family's gaming console. And those things cost a lot of money!

And not only that, the mom was also upset that her daughter was "fussy and noisy" when she and her boyfriend were trying to play games, which brings up an important social point: just because you're playing a stealth game where your slightest move/noise can set off an alarm that'll call hundreds of your enemies, people can still talk around you. The characters can't hear you.

Some reports claim that Yui didn't mean to kill the child. I mean, who doesn't bind their baby with duct tape and throw them into a garbage bag when they're being loud? It's like the tiny drops of whiskey so they can sleep or rocking them back and forth: some things are just timeless parenting staples.
Mother Kills Baby, Then Takes Him Shopping
Toyrianna Smith is one screwed up, sick mom who probably played with way too many of those creepy "real looking" baby dolls when she was little.

Police in Chicago claim that Smith killed her three-month-old son and then "took the dead infant shopping with her." Yes, you read that right. First the killing, THEN the shopping. Someone really needs to learn to plan their Saturdays a little better.

Authorities believe that Smith murdered little Ken Blackman Jr. when he wouldn't stop crying, by holding him down with a blanket over his tiny face. Then, she went to sleep, like a baby. Only she woke up the next day and, according to reports, got up, dressed her dead baby, got him into his BabyBjorn(TM) and brought him along on an hours-long shopping excursion.

Police finally got involved when a neighbor noticed the blood on the baby blanket- along with the fact that the baby wasn't breathing.

Toyrianna Smith, by the way, confessed. Really not too much more you can do at that point.
Mother Kills Her Two Children for Talking Back to Her
This is extremely depressing, because how many times did you get some guff from your parents for talking back?

What could they possibly have been arguing about that led to this? The worst part is that the mother probably threatened them, but they never really got that she wasn't kidding.

The woman bought a gun and bullets about a week before and one day after school, she shot her young son in the head. She then walked up to her daughter's room while she was doing homework on her computer and shot her once in the head, once in the face.

She was going to then kill herself, but couldn't go through with it since, you know, murdering two bright, young innocent, intelligent children in cold blood really takes it out of you. She showed no remorse when police showed up, but was shaking yet calm during her arrest.

Why did this happen? Because they talked back to her. The only reason. This gives me reason to believe that this quote from a wiseman from the 1990s is true because sometimes, guys, "parents just don't understand". Truer words have never been rapped.
Mother Kills Toddler Son During Exorcism
Indiana mother Latisha Lawson was accused of killing her two-year-old son, Jezaih, during a botched and totally misguided exorcism. Hasn't she ever seen the movies? Things like this should be left to professionals and Christian scam-artists.

According to reports, Latisha mistakenly believed her children were possessed by demons, Frailty style.

Reports say the mom forced her 10-year-old daughter, Kierra, and little Jezaih to drink a mixture of oil and vinegar, believing it could cast out evil spirits in their bodies. The 10-year-old threw up the mixture but three-year-old Jezaih didn't - in fact, Lawson admitted to authorities that she forced the toddler to drink the mixture and held his mouth closed "for about 10 minutes... until he stopped breathing."

Which calls to question this woman's innocence, unless, of course, it takes her 8 minutes to swallow a single sip of beverages. In that case what she did is perfectly understandable.

When her son was dead, Lawson apparently prayed over his motionless body, wrapped him in a blanket and kept him in a closet "for almost a year." Because a closet is where you keep dead bodies fresh. This is disgusting. Why? Because I won't even leave day-old Chinese food in the living room, let alone a dead body in a closet.

Mother Passes Out Drunk at a Bar with Child in Her Lap
Sometimes, you just have to sleep.

37-year-old Florida mother Kira Logsdon-Mitchell wanted to go out partying. The problem? She had three young children at home. What to do, what to do? Load up the kids and take them to the bar, of course! A woman has to have her priorities.

According to authorities, Kira took her four-year-old son with her when she hit up Frank's Place bar in Ocoee, Florida. She left the other two children, ages 7 and 9, back at home since bringing them to a bar would be irresponsible.

But obviously, you can't take a child into a bar, right? So what did Kira do? According to reports, Kira left her son in her car while she went inside and got trashed. But Kira missed her baby - so she eventually brought him in with her. A bartender called the cops, who later found a stinking drunk, passed out Kira curled up in the bar with her child.

Hey, at least she didn't drive him.
Mother Burns Child's Face with an Iron for Reading a Book Wrong
Meet Hope Askew. Yes, this is her real name and yes, it is slightly ironic.

When this Texas mother decided her young daughter was reading a book incorrectly, she felt hopeless. Her daughter was just not getting it. So, like any sane mother looking to dole out a fitting punishment for such a heinous crime as getting a few words wrong during a child's learning process she picked up the iron she was using on the laundry and pressed it to the 10-year-old's face. Twice. Probably for symmetry.

Obviously, tragically, the little girl was left with horrific burns. Investigators say Askew was mad because her daughter "wasn't reading the words correctly in the book."

And that's not all. Not only did she seriously injure the little girl, she also didn't treat the injuries. The kid went to school, burns and all, telling a school nurse that she'd accidentally connected with a hot skillet, which is when people started getting suspicious since the nurse felt bad for the girl. This mother deserves not only a few years in jail, but to have her child taken away from her if nothing but for the fact that she made it so that her unfortunate daughter can never wear a horizontally-striped longsleeve sweater again.

Tue, 05 Jul 2011 05:35:16 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-13-absolute-worst-parents-of-2011-_so-far_/michael-gibson
<![CDATA[My 7 Least Favorite Potential Dying Scenarios]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/my-7-least-favorite-potential-dying-scenarios/brian-gilmore
If you were given a menu of ways you'd like to die and these were the specials, I would never order them, even if they were cheaper than the other options. Even if I were drunk. These ways to die would suck above most others.
My 7 Least Favorite Potential Dying Scenarios,

Alright, this is probably the worst because apparently it can take more than a day. If I'm going to spend more than a few minutes dying, you already have my vote for absolute worst way to die, but hours, let alone days?

I mean, think about it. They drag you out, make you CARRY THE THING THEY'RE GOING TO KILL YOU ON, then have you hanging by your feet and hands -- what if something itches? You'll never be able to scratch the itch on that whip wound. It'll just sit there itching. That would almost literally kill me. Then I would die. The itch itself would be torture enough, but the whole "huge f*cking nails through your feet and hands" thing is also probably why this is #1.

Also, this is the kind of torture most of us have a specific mental image of, so it's the easiest to imagine.

Except for...
Beaten to death
This just really doesn't sound very fun.
Dragged by a Car
This would suck hard mostly because I remember crying after falling down on my bike a few times when I was little and scraping my knee. I imagine being dragged by a car until your whole body is one huge scrape would suck that much harder.

Also, what if it's a crappy car? Oh and the fact that you're going really fast means that it's at least kind of fun, so not only does this hurt like hell, but it makes you enjoy it. Eff that.

Buried Alive
If I had it like Ryan Reynolds in "Buried", it actually seems like kind of a nice vacation -- until you get bored.

Dying of boredom (or, you know, starvation) probably wouldn't be on the top of my to-do list if I'm not in the office. Also, I'm kind of hungry right now, so that killing me, or a claustrophobic, suffocating death doesn't sound like my cup of tea.

Give me instant death any time of year.
Slow Dismemberment
I've embedded a video from a band called "Slow Dismemberment". I don't think the way you die is listening to them because they're not that bad.

But yeah, the key word in this is slow. I mean, I had hangnail once and I didn't even want to go outside. I can't imagine having a hang-arm, leg or torso.
Attacked by a Bear
These things are powerful, so not only would you go out with scratches and bites, almost like being eaten by a boss battle zombie, you would go out feeling weak, useless and terrible.

Worst part: bears apparently don't even like human, so it's not like you'd be feeding its cubs. It'd probably just spit you out.

Although becoming bear poop for all eternity is probably better for the earth than just dying, I wouldn't want to spend my decomposition time being a literal interpretation of what I felt like in life most of the time anyway.
Drawn & Quartered
Here's the Wikipedia article on what this actually means: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanged,_drawn_and_quartered

"Convicts were fastened to a hurdle, or wooden panel, and drawn by horse to the place of execution, where they were hanged (almost to the point of death), emasculated, disembowelled, beheaded and quartered (chopped into four pieces). Their remains were often displayed in prominent places across the country, such as London Bridge. For reasons of public decency, women convicted of high treason were instead burnt at the stake."

Yeah, because having a quarter of a disemboweled woman would be way too offensive for anyone to put up with. Give me a good old fashioned, disemboweled man any day of the week, in front of me while I eat. Fine. But a woman? Please. Be reasonable. For once.

Fri, 22 Apr 2011 04:19:42 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/my-7-least-favorite-potential-dying-scenarios/brian-gilmore
<![CDATA[Notable Salutatorians and Valedictorians.]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/notable-salutatorians-and-valedictorians-/roger-royce
Here are some of the Notable Salutatorians and Valedictorians from High Schools and Colleges. This list highlights numerous successful professionals, such as First Lady Michelle Obama, Jimmy Carter, Albert Einstein, Carrie Underwood and Hillary Rodham Clinton, as well as various contemporary and upcoming talented achievers graduated most recently, such as Anisha Shenai (Danvers High School), Caitlin Duffy (Northfield HS), Eric Duquette (Smithfield HS), Lauren Gentry (Wakulla HS), Sarah Collins (Sunlake HS), Reynolds twins (Satsuma HS), and Wilson twins (Madison HS), who are honored as Valedictorians and Salutatorians by their High Schools. The links to their Graduation Speeches are included, where available, in the description section. The top graduate with higher grades is referred to as Valedictorian, whereas the honor of becoming a Salutatorian requires the highest overall GPA as well as the mastery on effective public speaking, excellent language skills and strength in extracurricular activities. Princeton University chooses a "Latin Salutatorian" based on the ability to write and deliver a speech to the audience in that language. The title "Salutatorian" comes from the salutatorian's traditional role as the first speaker at the graduation ceremony, delivering the salutatory speech.The Valedictorian usually delivers the "valedictory" address (i.e. bidding farewell and good bye) while the Salutatorian delivers the "salutatory" address (i.e. expressing welcome to the new world) to fellow students, teachers and families in the audience.
Notable Salutatorians and Valedictorians.,

Albert Einstein
Salutatorian from High School.
Alicia Keys
Valedictorian from Professional Performing Arts School, NY, Class of 1997.
Carrie Underwood
Salutatorian from Checotah High School, OK, Class of 2001.
Cindy Crawford
Valedictorian from DeKalb High School, IL, Class of 1984.
Empress Michiko
Valedictorian from Seishin High School, Japan.
Hillary Clinton
Valedictorian from Wellesley College, MA, Class of 1969.
Jimmy Carter
Salutatorian from Plains High School, GA, Class of 1942.
John F. Kennedy
Salutatorian from High School, Class of 1935.
Michelle Obama
Salutatorian from Whitney Young High School, IL, Class of 1981.
Anisha Shenai
Salutatorian from Danvers High School, MA, Class of 2010. Salutatorian speech: http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/danvers/2010/06/danvers_high_salutatorian_spee.html Inspirational Quote: "Be remarkable. Let a flame of passion illuminate your way. Be extraordinary. Stray from the dullness of shadows, into a radiant glow. Feel. Dream. Live. And never concede. Never settle for anything less, as you move full speed ahead in the quest for a life full of light and color." - Anisha Shenai, Salutatorian of Class of 2010, Danvers High School, MA. (From Inspirational and Motivational Quotes at http://www.inspirational-quotes-and-quotations.com/inspirational-quote-by-anisha-shenai.html)

Thu, 24 Nov 2011 07:56:34 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/notable-salutatorians-and-valedictorians-/roger-royce
<![CDATA[The Hottest Bria Murphy Photos]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-bria-murphy-photos/celeb-spotter
Photo collection of celebrity Bria Murphy, one of the hottest women in Hollywood. The daughter of Eddie Murphy, Bria is known for her modeling and appearances in a number of music videos and TV programs like America's Next Top Model, a show that linked her up with the famous international model and actress Tyra Banks. Bria Murphy was also the spokeswoman for Dark and Lovely hair product for women.

No one can resist the sexiness and charm of Bria Murphy, who has entertained people everywhere with her glamorous appearances. This Bria Murphy photo gallery includes pics of her face and body from the red carpet, beach, and even magazine photo shoots. So, in honor of one of the greatest up and coming ladies in Hollywood, here are the sexiest Bria Murphy pictures ranked by hotness.

These Bria Murphy pics were taken from a variety of different sources, including several promotional and magazine photoshoots, and have been turned into a curated image gallery containing only the cutest pictures from around the Web. While there are many sexy Bria Murphy photos, these are the hottest around.

Want to see more sexy photos of hot near-nude celebrities and stars? Check out these collections of Ashley Smith photos, Paulina Gretzy photos and sexy Analeigh Tipton pics.

People are always looking for Bria Murphy nude pics, and Bria Murphy naked shots but these Bria Murphy bikini shots and other Bria Murphy hot photos are some the best you can find anywhere on the planet.
The Hottest Bria Murphy Photos,

Bria Murphy in Floral Halter Swim Wear

Bria Murphy in Turtle Neck Leather Sleeveless

Bria Murphy in Drape Cocktail Dress with Sequin Sides

Bria Murphy in Stripes Pencil Dress with Cut Out Front

Bria Murphy in Plain White Monokini

Bria Murphy in Leather Waistcoat with Skirt

Bria Murphy in Sexy Dress

Bria Murphy in Zebra Print Bikini Bottom

Bria Murphy in Rio Tie Bikini

Bria Murphy in Checkered Bathing Suit

Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:43:22 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-bria-murphy-photos/celeb-spotter
<![CDATA[Jessica Alba Bikini Pictures]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/jessica-alba-bikini-pictures/celeb-spotter
Sexy Jessica Alba bikini photos taken from around the Web. It's clear that Jessica Alba is among Hollywood's hottest women, and she's a regular fixture in fashion photography and on online gossip and celebrity photo sites. Which may be why fans are constantly searching for hot photos of Jessica Alba looking good in swimwear and bikinis.

Fortunately for them, Jessica Alba is not shy and sports bikinis regularly, making it relatively easy to find the sexiest posed and candid shots of Jessica Alba in revealing swimwear.

Jessica Alba is the American actress best known for her rolls in Sin City, Fantastic Four, and "Dark Angel." An irrefutable sex symbol, Alba is frequently listed on the top of lists like Maxim's Hot 100 and Ask Men's Most Desirable Women.

Can you guess Jessica Alba's bra and breast size measurements from these pics? This list collects together the best Jessica Alba bikini photos from around the Web, many of them from sites like Huffington Post, Egotastic and TMZ. Many of these photos were snapped by paparazzi without the permission, or even knowledge, of the subject herself. However, on some occasions, bikini photos that appeared candid were actually pre-arranged by the star or her publicist, in an attempt to grab attention or get a brief career boost. B-level or infamous celebrities like Heidi Montag and Courtney Stodden, in particular, are often called out for this behavior. These Jessica Alba swimsuit pics are the tops!

Check out these Jessica Alba bikini pics! These photos of Jessica Alba in bikini are the best around!

Jessica Alba in a bikini!

And if you're a real hardcore fan, be sure to check out Ranker's list of the overall hottest Jessica Alba photos. Jessica Alba's measurements and Jessica Alba bra size are 34-24-34 inches (86-61-86 cm) and 32B.
Jessica Alba Bikini Pictures,

Jessica Alba in cropped tank top with sarong

Jessica Alba in red orange crochet monokini

Jessica Alba in white heaven monokini

Jessica Alba in leather beaded bikini

Jessica Alba in sheer bikini with net swim dress

Jessica Alba in topless with gathered underwear

Jessica Alba in bombay bikini with belt

Jessica Alba in romantic ruched bikini

Jessica Alba in stripes slider bikini

Jessica Alba in white ruffled underwear

Thu, 19 Apr 2012 18:02:47 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/jessica-alba-bikini-pictures/celeb-spotter
<![CDATA[The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-nfl-team-owners-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
The worst NFL team owners of all time are those men and women who were the best at being the worst professional football team owners ever. These National Football League owners alienated fans, meddled in important team decisions and up and moved beloved teams out from under the cities that adored them. If there was a guide to how to own an NFL team, these examples would be in the "don't do this" category. Best NFL team owners of all time these are not.

For many of these bad NFL team owners, it was one big event or decision that put them among the worst owners ever. Take Art Modell for example. Despite promising that he'd never do such a thing, his choice to move his Cleveland Browns franchise to Baltimore, Maryland, right under the nose of everyone involved, is still seen as one of the most offensive actions done by an NFL team owner ever. But Modell isn't the only owner to move a team with others like Rams owner Georgia Frontiere and Colts owner Robert Irsay also disappointing fans with sudden team relocations.

In other cases, it was a career full of meddling with team business and disappointing team performance that earned the owners places on this list. Few can deny that the Oakland Raiders were abysmal at best under the ownership of Al Davis or that Dan Synder will be remembered for doing more harm than good at the helm of the Washington Redskins.

So between the current NFL team owners who disappoint fans on a regular basis to those historically awful owners who made unpopular decisions that are still not forgotten, these men and women will be remembered as the worst NFL team owners of all time.
The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time,

Al Davis
Oakland Raiders
Art Modell
Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens
Daniel Snyder
Washington Redskins
Denise DeBartolo York
San Francisco 49ers
Jerry Jones
Dallas Cowboys
Matt Millen
Detroit Lions (Led to 0-16 season)

Mike Brown
Cincinnati Bengals
Randy Lerner
Cleveland Browns
Robert Irsay
Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts
Spanos Family
Los Angeles Chargers

Thu, 30 May 2013 00:35:31 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-nfl-team-owners-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[15 Times You've Seen the Silicon Valley Actors Before]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/silicon-valley-actors-in-other-roles/jordan-love
Silicon Valley is a hidden gem on HBO that you should definitely be watching. If you're already tuning into Game of Thrones week after week, Silicon Valley is a great way to wind down after seeing your favorite characters brutally murdered right before your eyes. If you watch the show, or even if you've just caught a few previews and trailers here and there, you've almost undeniably recognized some familiar faces. 

The Silicon Valley stars have all had other notable roles in their careers. From Deadpool on the silver screen to The Big Bang Theory on the small one, Silicon Valley actors are everywhere. Of course, not all of their roles have been in the most mainstream and recognizable movies and shows. Josh Brener, who plays Big Head, has starred in shorts called Nachos: A Story of Love and Despair and The Condom Killer. Meanwhile, Gilfoyle's Martin Starr had a part in a dark short called 1-900-Drinking-Buddy.

Of course, you probably don't recognize them from those roles. But almost all of the Silicon Valley actors also have more recognizable parts, which is why you've probably found yourself searching IMDb trying to figure out who that guy from Silicon Valley is. Next time, skip IMDb and just refer to this this handy list.

15 Times You've Seen the Silicon Valley Actors Before,

Amanda Crew
Amanda Crew starred in several movies before getting the role of Monica on Silicon Valley. Her movie credits in John Tucker Must Die, She's the Man, Final Destination 3, and Charlie St. Cloud.

Christopher Evan Welch
Christopher Evan Welch played the charmingly odd Peter Gregory before he tragically died after the taping of the first season. His other credits include War of the Worlds, Rubicon, Law & Order, and Elementary.

Martin Starr
Before portraying the monotone Gilfoyle on Silicon Valley, Martin Starr had equally unflappable turns on Parks and Rec, New Girl, Community, The League, and perhaps most notably, Party Down and Freaks and Geeks. He also had big screen roles in Knocked Up, Superbad, and Adventureland.

Matt Ross
The man who plays the somewhat villainous Gavin Belson has also starred in a number of other shows and movies. Most notable are his recurring roles in American Horror Story and Magic City. He also had roles in several different movies in the '90s, including Face/Off and Twelve Monkeys.

Suzanne Cryer
Suzanne Cryer typically plays roles much different from Silicon Valley's Laurie. Aside from being a decorated Broadway actor, Cryer has also had roles in 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Fosters, and several other shows and movies.

T. J. Miller
With the success of Silicon Valley, T.J. Miller became a hot commodity in Hollywood. You'll probably recognize him from his parts in Deadpool, Transformers: Age of Extinction, or Cloverfield. You might even recognize his voice from notable animated roles in How to Train Your Dragon or Big Hero 6.

Thomas Middleditch
Before starring as Pied Piper CEO Richard Hendricks, Thomas Middleditch had several small rolls in shows like Comedy Bang! Bang!, Drunk History, and The Wolf of Wall Street.

Zach Woods
Zach Woods has seen success far beyond his turn as Jared on Silicon Valley. He had stints on The Good Wife, The League, Playing House, and Veep. His is most memorable role is probably Gabe from The Office.

Kumail Nanjiani
Aside from regular voice acting for shows like Adventure Time and Archer, Kumail Nanjiani has also had roles in Community, Broad City, and Franklin & Bash, among others. He's also played minor parts in several notable movies like Sex Tape and The Five-Year Engagement.

Josh Brener
Aside from playing "Big Head" on Silicon Valley, Brener portrayed another Silicon Valley techie a couple years earlier: Lyle from The Internship.

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 06:06:32 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/silicon-valley-actors-in-other-roles/jordan-love
<![CDATA[The Craziest Romans Who Helped Kill Julius Caesar]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/julius-caesar-conspirators/carly-silver

What does the saying "Beware the Ides of March!" mean? It refers to the day - March 15, 44 BCE - on which Gaius Julius Caesar, one-time dictator of ancient Rome, was murdered. His grisly assassination was legendary. But just as infamous were the conspirators behind one of the most well-known deaths in history. So just who had Julius Caesar killed?

The assassins who killed Julius Caesar (Roman senators, in large part) were an aristocratic bunch that was infuriated with the dictator's seizure of power. From his very, very close pals - like his mentees Brutus and Decimus - to his former brother-in-law and just generally discontented senators, everybody had a reason to want Caesar six feet under. And they got their wish, although they segmented an already fractured Republic into a gazillion more pieces, brought about another civil war, and ultimately helped create the Roman Empire.

Learn all about Brutus, Cassius, Decimus, and their cohorts here, and vote up the nuttiest of the Romans who killed Julius Caesar.

The Craziest Romans Who Helped Kill Julius Caesar,

Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus

This Brutus was definitely the less famous of the two of that name (see number three on this list, his cousin), but was one of the masterminds behind the plot to kill Caesar. Julius's protégé, Decimus was like Caesar's little brother, his right hand while conquering Gaul.

But he turned against Caesar when his mentor didn't reward him aptly and took on the role of dictator, especially after Caesar indicated he might not name young Decimus his heir. During the run-up to the assassination, Decimus was by Julius's side 24/7, providing insight into his state of mind. And it was Decimus who convinced Caesar to go to the Senate house the day of the assassination after he received ill omens.

After the assassination, Decimus's career went downhill; he wound up disguising himself as a Gaul. Eventually, Marc Antony convinced a Gallic chieftain to decapitate Decimus and send him the head, which he eventually buried. An ignominious end for a brilliant statesman.

Gaius Cassius Longinus

Although he once supported Pompey, Cassius eventually became a supporter of Caesar. Classicist Barry Strauss wrote in The Death of Caesar, "Like many other Romans, Cassius was appalled by Caesar’s monarchical behavior." 

Cassius also longed for the highest offices in the land, but it seemed he figured Caesar stood in his way. Not to mention that Caesar didn’t give him a command against the Parthians, may have had an affair with Cassius’s wife, Tertia, and, when Cassius was going to bring some lions to Rome for his sponsored games, Caesar took the felines for his own. During the assassination, Cassius stabbed Caesar in the face.

Eventually, Cassius and Brutus met Antony and Octavian at Philippi, where they were defeated. When he thought he saw Brutus’s forces routed from the field, he “had a freedman decapitate him,” wrote Strauss. Brutus was very depressed over his pal’s death, said Plutarch: “He mourned over the body, and called Cassius ‘the last of the Romans,’ implying that such an exalted spirit could no longer arise in the city.” He buried Cassius on the island of Thasos and continued the battle… until his own suicide.

Marcus Junius Brutus

By far the most famous of the assassins, Brutus is best known for Caesar’s last words to him: “Et tu, Brute?” or “And you, too, Brutus?” That’s actually false - William Shakespeare adapted an ancient account of Caesar’s final words, “Kai su, teknon?” or “You, too, my child?” in Greek. Some have taken that to indicate that Brutus was Caesar’s illegitimate son - after all, his mother, Servilia, was Caesar’s mistress - but teknon was actually just a term of endearment.

But who was Brutus to Caesar? Besides being his mistress’s son, Brutus was one of Caesar’s protégés. Brutus also might have resented Caesar for consolidating too much power in his own hands and making his great-nephew, Octavian, his adopted son and heir. Besides, Brutus’s family was strongly anti-tyrant, and Cassius encouraged him to get involved.

After Caesar’s assassination, times were dangerous. It was Brutus and Cassius vs. Antony and Octavian. To save his skin, Brutus went to Greece; he loved hanging out in Athens, where he enjoyed lots of philosophical lectures. Brutus stocked up on soldiers in Macedonia and even minted his own coins. He and Cassius consolidated their forces and the conflict finally came to a head at Philippi in 42 BCE. After losing the battle, Brutus killed himself, although Plutarch admits one of his friends might have held the sword upon which Brutus impaled himself.

Servilius Casca

Amidst the dozens of men who were lined up to kill Caesar, Publius Servilius Casca was first in line to stab him. He aimed for Caesar's throat, according to Appian, but "swerved and wounded him in the breast.” Caesar managed to throw Casca off, but everyone else then attacked. Plutarch recorded a heartbreaking moment between Casca, his brother, and Caesar: “At almost the same instant both cried out, the smitten man in Latin: 'Accursed Casca, what does thou?' and the smiter, in Greek, to his brother: 'Brother, help!'"

Casca went on to become Tribune of the People, but like many other conspirators, he didn't thrive for long. He committed suicide with his brother after Philippi.

Tillius Cimber

Cimber must have been high in Caesar’s esteem, since he gave Cimber the governorship of Pontus and Bithynia in 44 BCE. But that wasn’t enough for Cimber, who probably resented Caesar for refusing to pardon his exiled brother, who'd been a supporter of Pompey.

On the day of the assassination, according to Suetonius, Cimber grabbed Caesar by the toga to get him in prime stabbing position. Caesar shouted, “Why, this is violence!” in response. After Caesar’s death, Cimber fled to Bithynia in Asia Minor, the province which Caesar had assigned him, Appian says, adding that Cimber helped Brutus and Cassius in Macedonia. Cimber’s end isn’t recorded, but he probably died at the big blow-out at Philippi.


This former pal of Caesar’s was one of the first the Terrible Trio added to their conspiracy. Although Caesar rewarded Trebonius for his service, it might not have been enough for this ambitious man. On the Ides, notes Appian, “The conspirators had left Trebonius, one of their number, to engage Antony in conversation at the door.” 

After the dirty deed was done, Trebonius, who had won the Siege of Massilia for Caesar, was rewarded handsomely, being named proconsul in Asia. But he didn’t escape unscathed. While in Smyrna in Asia Minor, Trebonius offended Dolabella, another Caesar supporter-turned-traitor, by not letting him into the city. As a result, Dolabella put Trebonius on trial for treason and then had him murdered in his bed. The soldiers didn’t treat his body nicely, says Appian: “They rolled his head from one to another in sport along the city pavements like a ball till it was completely crushed.”

Servius Sulpicius Galba

According to Strauss, Caesar insulted Galba’s military abilities in his The Gallic Wars by saying his subordinate “nearly cost his legion their lives in eastern Gaul…in winter 57-56 B.C.[E.]" The diss concerned Galba’s lack of preparedness before war. Numerous quarrels after this, whether over Galba’s lost consulship in 49 BCE or accrued debts, pushed him over the edge against Caesar. 

Although Galba wasn't himself terribly crazy, he must've been a bit nutty to get involved in such a big conspiracy. And blind ambition ran in the family: His descendant, Emperor Galba, ruled for seven months in 68-69 A.D.

Lucius Cornelius Cinna

Although he didn't participate directly in Caesar's murder, Cinna was once near and dear to Caesar... and helped fan the flames against Julius. Cinna was once close to Caesar; Cinna's sister, Cornelia, was married to Caesar.  He must've been happy with his in-law's loyalty to his sister, whom Caesar refused to abandon despite great encouragement to do so. Caesar even helped recall Cinna Jr. from exile. 

But times changed. The day before Caesar's murder, Cinna gave a vitriolic speech against Julius, and the public remembered. They either figured Cinna might have helped stir up trouble or were just plain pissed. So a mob ran through the city and grabbed a guy named Cinna - but they got the wrong one. Instead of Cornelius Cinna, they killed a poet named Helvius Cinna.

Quintus Antistius Labeo

There isn’t a ton of important information on this guy, also known as Pacuvius... except in Plutarch’s Life of Brutus, where Labeo helps Brutus decide what prominent Romans to include in the conspiracy. After the assassination, Labeo kept the faith with Brutus. Plutarch says bluntly, “Labeo was his legate.”

But it was Labeo’s ending that was his true legacy. He literally dug his own grave, put his affairs in order..."Then, taking his most faithful slave by the right hand and whirling him around, as is the Roman custom in granting freedom, he handed him a sword as he turned, and presented his throat. And so his tent became his tomb,” writes Appian.

Gaius Casca, Who Delivered the Second Blow

Brother of Servilius, who hit Caesar first, Gaius Casca was the second to stab Julius. According to Nicolaus of Damascus, Servilius "called to his brother, speaking in Greek in his excitement," asking him to get in on the "fun." Gaius "obeyed him and drove his sword into Caesar's side," striking another blow. That one, which hit Caesar in the ribs, might've been the one to kill him.


Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:02:18 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/julius-caesar-conspirators/carly-silver
<![CDATA[Famous People Named Shelley]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-named-shelley/reference
Have you ever realized how many famous people named Shelley there are? We put together this list of celebrities named Shelley to show that Shelleys have a lot of good representation for their names. Some of the famous Shelleys on this list might go by Shelly, so this list also includes famous people named Shelly. From actors named Shelley to athletes named Shelley, this list should include the most notable people whose name is Shelley. This list includes well-known Shelleys like Cheers actress Shelley Long, veteran American actress Shelley Winters, and actress and Miss Teen USA 2004 Shelley Hennig.
Famous People Named Shelley,

Shelley Berman

Shelley Conn

Shelley Duvall

Shelley Fabares

Shelley Hack

Shelley Hennig

Shelley Long

Shelley Morrison

Shelley Winters

Shelly West

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 08:37:28 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-named-shelley/reference
<![CDATA[Famous People Named Penelope]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-named-penelope/reference
Who knew there were so many famous people named Penelope in the world? Our list of celebrities named Penelope includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Penelopes below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Penelope, actors named Penelope, and much more. Penélope Cruz, Penelope Ann Miller, and Penélope Menchaca are only a few of the well-known people named Penelope on this list.
Famous People Named Penelope,

Penelope Ann Miller

Penélope Cruz

Penelope Keith

Penélope Menchaca

Penelope Plummer

Penelope Spheeris

Penelope Tree

Penelope Trunk

Penelope Wilton

Penelope Scotland Disick

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 07:35:50 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-named-penelope/reference
<![CDATA[Famous People Named Salvador]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-named-salvador/reference
Have you ever realized how many famous people named Salvador there are? We put together this list of celebrities named Salvador to show that Salvadors have a lot of good representation for their names. Some of the famous Salvadors on this list might go by Salvatore, so this list also includes famous people named Salvatore. From actors named Salvador to athletes named Salvador, this list should include the most notable people whose name is Salvador. This list includes well-known Salvadors like frontline surrealist artist Salvador Dalí, Venezuelan baseball catcher Salvador Pérez, and Italian football player Salvatore Sirigu.
Famous People Named Salvador,

Salvador Allende

Salvador Dalí

Salvador Novo

Salvador Sánchez

Salvatore Accardo

Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Quasimodo

Salvatore Schillaci

Salvatore Sirigu

Salvador Pérez

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 08:35:02 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-named-salvador/reference
<![CDATA[Celebrities Who Kept Their Fatal Illnesses Secret for Years]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-kept-their-fatal-illnesses-secret/larry-taylor
Celebrities live lives with which most people are unfamiliar. Even their deepest, darkest, most personal secrets sometimes make their way into newspapers, online, or into the tabloids. On one hand the celebrity lifestyle is wonderful, but on the other side it can be highly invasive and upsetting for the celebrity in question. Which is why it shouldn't be surprising that there are many celebrities who kept diseases secret.

Once they're diagnosed with sometimes fatal diseases, the outpouring of false sentiment can be enough to turn even the most upbeat person cynical. There have been a great number of famous people with secret illnesses who only spoke about their disease once they were free and clear. Other celebrities who were secretly sick never spoke about their issues. Only after their passing do their friends and family tell the public about their affliction.

Which celebrities kept their diagnoses secret? Famous people including David Bowie, Cobie Smulders, and Freddie Mercury are below.
Celebrities Who Kept Their Fatal Illnesses Secret for Years,

Alan Rickman
A shocking death for film fans, Rickman had been keeping his cancer diagnosis a secret for some time, according to a statement. Clearly Rickman wanted to endure the fatal disease on his own without fanfare.
Charlie Sheen
In November 2015, Charlie Sheen told the Today show that he was HIV positive, and had been for four years. Once rumors began spreading, the actor could no longer hide his diagnosis.
David Bowie
David Bowie's death sent shockwaves across music and film communities worldwide. Hardly anyone realized the singer and actor had been suffering from liver cancer for the 18 months before he died. According to reports, the performer wanted to go "without any fuss."
Freddie Mercury
The Queen lead singer was diagnosed with AIDS very early on in the epidemic's initial outbreak. He made his final public appearance almost 26 years ago, and while members of the band knew he was battling the disease, Mercury kept it a secret from fans and the public, denying all reports.
Gene Wilder

In the wake of Gene Wilder's death, at the age of 83, on August 29, 2016, the comedian's family announced he had been privately suffering from Alzheimer's for three years before passing. According to a statement released by Jordan Walker-Pearlman, a nephew Wilder raised like a son: 

The decision to wait until this time to disclose his condition wasn’t vanity, but more so that the countless young children that would smile or call out to him 'there’s Willy Wonka,' would not have to be then exposed to an adult referencing illness or trouble and causing delight to travel to worry, disappointment or confusion. He simply couldn’t bear the idea of one less smile in the world.

Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease as far back as 1990. He waited until 1998 to tell his fans about the disease, and has since become an advocate for finding a cure.
Nora Ephron
The famed screenwriter and filmmaker, who passed away in 2012, had been battling cancer for years. News of the disease and her passing surprised even some of her closest friends.
Robin Williams
Williams's suicide was seemingly brought on by depression, which the actor had been battling for years. However, in the days following his death, his wife claimed the onset of Parkinson's, which had begun a few years prior, was what pushed him to take his own life.
Rock Hudson
It was obvious why Rock Hudson wanted to keep his AIDS diagnosis a secret until he died. At the time, being a homosexual was frowned upon, especially for a leading man like Hudson. His death in the '80s put a face on the disease.
Steve Jobs
The Apple CEO died suddenly in 2011 after a secret battle with cancer. The innovator had staved off pancreatic cancer for nearly two decades but let very few people (Disney CEO Bob Iger was one) knew of his diagnosis.

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:31:41 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-kept-their-fatal-illnesses-secret/larry-taylor
<![CDATA[Famous People Whose Last Name Is Gilbert]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-whose-last-name-is-gilbert/chris-abraham
Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name Gilbert. Do you recognize all the celebrities whose last name is Gilbert on this list? Although not all of these people are related, they are all famous people with Gilbert as their surname. From athletes and actors to musicians and political figures, this list provides images of each famous Gilbert along with information about their lives. If your surname is also Gilbert, you very well could be related to some of the well-known people on this list. Examples of famous Gilberts include Tom Gilbert, Melissa Gilbert, and Sara Gilbert, but there are plenty of others on this list to learn about other than just those three.

If you want to know more about each celebrity Gilbert, click their corresponding row and more information will appear. In some cases you can click the person's name and see what other lists of ours they are ranked on.
Famous People Whose Last Name Is Gilbert,

Eddie Gilbert

Kristen Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert

Paul Gilbert

Rhod Gilbert

Rod Gilbert

Sara Gilbert

Tom Gilbert

Brantley Gilbert

Justin Gilbert

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 07:25:15 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-whose-last-name-is-gilbert/chris-abraham
<![CDATA[Famous People Whose Last Name Is Fox]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-whose-last-name-is-fox/chris-abraham
Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name Fox. Do you recognize all the celebrities whose last name is Fox on this list? Although not all of these people are related, they are all famous people with Fox as their surname. From athletes and actors to musicians and political figures, this list provides images of each famous Fox along with information about their lives. If your surname is also Fox, you very well could be related to some of the well-known people on this list. Examples of famous Foxs include Megan Fox, Michael J. Fox, and Vivica A. Fox, but there are plenty of others on this list to learn about other than just those three.

If you want to know more about each celebrity Fox, click their corresponding row and more information will appear. In some cases you can click the person's name and see what other lists of ours they are ranked on.
Famous People Whose Last Name Is Fox,

Matthew Fox

Megan Fox

Michael J. Fox

Nellie Fox

Rachel G. Fox

Rick Fox

Samantha Fox

Vivica A. Fox

Gabriella Fox

Alicia Fox

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 07:25:24 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-whose-last-name-is-fox/chris-abraham
<![CDATA[The Coolest Same-Sex Male Power Couples]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-gay-male-couples/jacob-shelton
Slowly, America and the rest of the world has been recognizing the rights of gay men and women to marry, finally giving famous gay couples a chance to step out of the shadows and have the weddings of their dreams. Now that the LGBT community has marriage equality, a new form of power couple has begun to rise through the ranks of the Hollywood elite. Gay Hollywood actors are more comfortable than ever stepping out with their beaus.

The guys on this list are from a multitude of worlds, some of them work in front of the camera, some behind, while others are mavens in the fashion and interior design industries. There’s a good chance you see some of these guys on TV every day, and that’s why they’re on this list of the coolest gay male power couples.

Famous gay men have been in the lime light for decades, and there are rumors that there were famous gay couples going all the way back to the Leonardo DaVinci and Jacopo Saltarelli. Still gay male relationships weren’t truly acknowledged until the 20th century. Some of the gay couples on this list were together long before their relationships were accepted by the general public, and that virtue alone lands them on this list of famous gay people who are in awesome power couples.

In honor of marriage equality, take some time to read about these gay couples and then vote up the most impressive same-sex male power couples!
The Coolest Same-Sex Male Power Couples,

Lance Bass and Michael Turchin
For anyone that was literally just born this minute, Lance Bass was one of the members of pop supergroup N*SYNC. (Also he went to space, maybe? Or he tried to go to space. He likes space.) Fittingly, his husband is a painter who tends to create pop art-inspired pieces. 
Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak
The man who made the word Bazinga into a national catchphrase surprised many when he revealed that he's been dating a graphic design artist who's worked with companies ranging from Barnes & Noble to American Express and The New York Times. Together they run Wonderful Productions, where they've produced international commercials for Pepsi and Bankmed. 
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent
In 2014, after a year of dating, interior designer, author, and TV host Nate Berkus married Jeremiah Brent, an interior designer who's behind some of the fanciest places that you've never been. 
Orlando Cruz and Jose Manuel
In 2012 Orlando Cruz stunned the world when he came out as the first openly gay boxer, saying, "I want to be true to myself." In 2013 he married his longtime partner, Jose Manuel Colón, which was a huge victory for the Puerto Rican gay community. 
Matt Bomer and Simon Halls
Most people know Matt Bomer from Chuck or The Normal Heart, but he took everyone by surprise when he revealed in Details magazine that he'd been married to his husband, superstar publicist Simon Halls since 2011. Together, the two have three sons born via surrogate – Kit, 10, and twins Walker and Henry, 7. 
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
After spending 10 years together, America's Sweetheart Neil Patrick Harris tied the knot with his beau, David Burtka, a genuine Broadway star who decided to give it all up to become a chef. Of course he did, he's perfect. 
George and Brad Takei
George Takei has never really left the public eye since appearing in Star Trek in the 1960s, but his husband of more than 18 years is more of a background player. Or at least the lifelong architect was a background player until he was prominently featured in the documentary To Be Takei in 2014.
Sir Elton John and David Furnish
After spending 12 years together, the rocket man married his beau, David Furnish - a writer and producer who's done everything from help put Gnomeo and Juliet in theaters to write a regular column for GQ. If you're looking for star power, this couple might have some to spare. 
Anderson Cooper and Benjamin Maisani
Possibly the most prominent news anchor in the world (let alone gay news anchor), Anderson Cooper has been with his partner, club owner Maisani (who graduated with a 4.0 from Hunter college in 2000) since 2009. These two even bought a firehouse which they planned to convert into a home. That might be the coolest idea we've ever heard. 
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita
In 2012 Modern Family star Jesse Ferguson married his husband, Justin Mikita, a lawyer who also runs a tie company that advocates for the civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans throughout the United States.

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 04:34:45 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-gay-male-couples/jacob-shelton
<![CDATA[Famous People Named Robin]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-named-robin/reference
List of famous people named Robin, along with photos. How many celebrities named Robin can you think of? The famous Robins below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Robin, athletes named Robin, and even political figures named Robin. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Robin? Add them to the list.

Robin van Persie comes to mind for this list as a top Dutch soccer (or football) player. And who could forget Robin Wright's unforgettable performance in the class The Princess Bride as Buttercup. ("As you wish") Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines hit has risen him up to the top of this list as well. But you can't have this list without mentioning the late Robin Williams. With several Oscar wins and brilliant comedy specials, he was a connoisseur of both comedy and drama.
Famous People Named Robin,

Robin Gibb

Robin Hood

Robin Thicke

Robin Trower

Robin Tunney

Robin van Persie

Robin Ventura

Robin Wright

Robin Yount

Robin Lehner

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 04:49:00 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-named-robin/reference
<![CDATA[Famous People Named Ray]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-named-ray/reference
List of famous people named Ray or Raymond, along with photos. How many celebrities named Ray can you think of? The famous Raymonds below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Ray, athletes named Ray, and even political figures named Ray. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Ray? Add them to the list.

There are definitely plenty of athletic Rays to choose from. Ray Lewis is a former linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens. He is the second linebacker to win Super Bowl Most Valuable Player. Ray Allen is a basketball player who is currently a free agent, but is a legend in the NBA.

Ray Charles was a renowned jazz, blues musician who was most famously blind. Some of his hits include "Hit the Road Jack" and "It Should Have Been Me". He was the first african-american person to be granted total artistic control over his music by a record company. There was even a biographical movie about his life where he was played by Jamie Foxx.
Famous People Named Ray,

Raymond Berry

Raymond Burr

Ray Allen

Ray Charles

Ray J

Ray Lewis

Ray Liotta

Ray Nitschke

Ray Rice

Ray Romano

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 04:49:04 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-named-ray/reference
<![CDATA[The Hottest Mariah Carey Bikini Pictures]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/mariah-carey-bikini-pictures/celeb-spotter
The hottest pictures of Mariah Carey in a bikini, swimsuit, or other swimwear. Mariah Carey is well known for being one of the greatest singers, and one of the hottest female singers of all time. She is absolutely gorgeous. It is to be expected that people yearn for a closer look at Mariah Carey's ridiculous hotness so they search for photos of her in bikinis, lingerie and other barely-there beachwear. Thankfully those photos aren't hard to find! Mariah Carey bikini pics are available all over the Internet and here they are put together just for you! These are the sexiest Mariah Carey bikini shots the web has to offer. Mariah Carey bathing suit pics! What more could you want other than Mariah Carey bikini photos! These are some of the hottest Mariah Carey swimsuit pics you'll ever see!
The Hottest Mariah Carey Bikini Pictures,

Mariah Carey flaunted her super toned figure and busty cleavage in a gold Bikini

Mariah Carey Look Stunning in her bikini

She's on a boat!

Tiny Green Bikini

Follow me!

Bringing the bikini top to the red carpet!

Mariah Carey shoots a video at the beach

Mariah Carey enjoying her Vacation at the Beach

Mariah Carey in White Bikini

Strike a Pose, Mariah!

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:15:15 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/mariah-carey-bikini-pictures/celeb-spotter
<![CDATA[The Most Trustworthy Newscasters on TV Today]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-trustworthy-newscasters/matthewcoleweiss

Who are the most trustworthy anchors and news personalities today? We all know the names Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow, Barbara Walters, Peter Jennings, and Dan Rather. Through the years, Americans have connected with many different TV newsmen and newswomen to keep them up to date and "in the know." News audiences form bonds with these newscasters and feel comfortable hearing the good and the bad news from these trusted and best newscasters.

Who's the most trusted working newscaster around today? From whom do you like getting your daily news, politics, and culture? This list of newscasters you trust includes those news anchors and newscasters that the American people believe in, ranked by US news watchers of all parties and beliefs.   

Keep in mind: different strokes for different folks. In the wild world of political news coverage, not everyone will respect the same type of journalism approach, but regardless, these are some of the best of the best on TV today and this list combines everyone's diverse opinion to determine the most trustworthy names in news, on the air today. 

Vote up the most trusted anchor or newscaster you believe in and always turn to when news breaks, or add the news anchors you love behind the desk if he or she is not already listed.

The Most Trustworthy Newscasters on TV Today,

Gayle King
CBS This Morning, CBS
George Stephanopoulos
Geraldo Rivera
Geraldo at Large, Fox News
Kathie Lee Gifford
The Today Show, NBC
Lester Holt
NBC Nightly News, NBC
Matt Lauer
The Today Show, NBC
Nancy Grace
Nancy Grace, HLN
Robin Roberts
Good Morning America, ABC
Scott Pelley
CBS Evening News, CBS
Wolf Blitzer
The Situation Room, CNN

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:28:57 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/most-trustworthy-newscasters/matthewcoleweiss