ACTORS WHO ALMOST PLAYED ICONIC MOVIE ROLES

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March 2017, Comedy Central

Picture a film. Any film. Then picture the lead actor. They probably came this close (*holds up fingers inches apart*) to not being in it at all.

It turns out, some very famous actors said no to some very famous parts. To quote Julia Roberts in ‘Pretty Woman’ (a role she almost didn’t get), “Big mistake. Huge.”

Hollywood could have looked so different. Here are the actors that almost got cast in the most iconic of all time.

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REDDIT JUST REVEALED WHAT 12 OF YOUR FAVOURITE CELEBS WERE LIKE IN HIGH SCHOOL

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January 2017, Comedy Central

How well can you ever really know your favourite celebrities? It doesn’t matter how many hours of Gossip Girl reruns you clock in, will you ever know what Blake Lively is like beyond the very carefully cultivated persona? Probably not.

Except for those rare times when the internet comes to the rescue with tales of the famous before they made it. Now is one of those times. Reddit has lifted the veil and revealed exactly what these stars were like before they …read more

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15 CRAZY FAN THEORIES ON THE INTERNET RIGHT NOW

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January 2017, Comedy Central

Another day, another crop of crazy fan theories about some of our favourite movies and TV series. Some of which are just plain disturbing and ruin beloved childhood memories, but whatever….

They might make you question everything you once thought you knew, but since A LOT of them are turning out to be true, it’s worth paying attention.

Here are some of the best the internet has to offer right now.

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IDIOT FEATURES: LEONARDO DICAPRIO WINS THE ENTIRE GOLDEN GLOBES

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January 2016, Spindle

A special nod to Leonardo DiCaprio who kicked off 2016 in style by winning a Golden Globe.

It’s not an Oscar, of course, nor is it his first win of an award ever—although you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise going by the sheer volume of media frenzy surrounding it. Nevertheless, it is safe to say we are all relieved to have some newsworthy occurrence from his life to write about that doesn’t concern his latest purchase from the Victoria’s …read more

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IN DEFENCE OF CELEBRITY WEBSITES

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July 2015, Half an Orange

Gwyneth Paltrow; Reese Witherspoon; Jessica Alba; Blake Lively: memorise these names for these are the celebrities that know better than us. If my word alone isn’t good enough for you, you can tell by the fact that they all have lifestyle websites telling us how to live. Even Lena Dunham has a newsletter now and, as we all know, she’s the voice of a generation, so it must be true.

Naturally in the past, these websites have come under fire from people who don’t name their …read more

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IDIOT FEATURE: LAUREN’S LATEST LEAK

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7th October 2014, Spindle

A moment of sympathy for Lauren Goodger: former TOWIE star and forgotten victim of the latest nude celeb photo releases (albeit, not a name counted amongst the A-list Cloud hacked).

You’ve got to love Lauren, if only to make up for the complete lack of basic self-love and respect she demonstrates on a bi-weekly basis. Sadly, it it all seems to have gone downhill for her since she broke up with ex, Mark Wright, and left TOWIE. Now contenting herself by …read more

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IDIOT FEATURE: KIM’S CARPET CUDDLE

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29 September 2014, Spindle

This column would like to break from tradition and finally heed the words of parents, teachers and inspirational quotes on Facebook that ‘if you haven’t got anything nice to say, you shouldn’t say anything at all’. And since just not saying anything isn’t a possibility for editorial reasons, nice it will have to be.

Fitting in with this turning of a new leaf, one man in particular has recently come to my attention, a man whom I would now like …read more

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IDIOT FEATURE: BEYONCÉ BABY BOMBSHELL

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17 September 2014, Spindle

What a choice thing timing is. Or at least, it is when you have a team of publicists, PRs and advisors pointing out that weathering a leaked video of your sister wailing on your husband in a lift at the Met Gala and rumours of a marriage breakdown all within the space of a year is exactly the kind of bad press that could render cracks in a veneer usually more polished and impenetrable than Tom Cruise’s own set.

Yes, you’ve proved you suffer from …read more

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IDIOT FEATURE: KATE MIDS PREGNANCY

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12 September 2014, Spindle

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but the world’s become a rather depressing place, recently. The constant threat of Isis hangs over our heads, Scotland might be dumping us at any second and I’ve just come back from holiday with a mosquito bite on my elbow so large, it looks like a nipple, so naturally everything looks as bleak as can be right now.

Thank God for the Royals, who have once again come to the aid of the nation and provided us all something warm and fuzzy to …read more

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IDIOT FEATURE: VMEHS

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28 August 2014, Spindle

What a bank holiday weekend it’s been for showbiz with our much loved stars of both the pop and television worlds coming forth to receive worldly recognition, as both the VMAs and the Emmys took place.

As we all know, aside from a post-mortem examination of the deserved winners and shamefully unacknowledged, the latter can largely be boiled down to a hit list of the best and worst dressed women and while this correspondent would love to (and easily …read more

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