9 Of The Weirdest Things Named After Famous Celebrities.

As if celebrities didn’t have inflated egos already with their millions of dollars and motion pictures and stuff, turns out that when you become a superstar people are also compelled to name things after you!  Here are some of the weirdest things we could find that are named after celebrities. JEALOUS.

This spider is called “Calponia harrisonfordi” and is named after the Indiana Jones star which is cool, but I kinda wish it was a snake.

Lady GaGa has a whole genus of ferns named after her. The DNA sequence of these ferns is actually guanine, adenine, guanine, adenine (g-a-g-a). Same DNA but born this way!

Johnny Depp has a 500 million year old fossil named after him because its lobster claws resemble those of Edward Scissorhands.

In 2006 California passed ‘Tom Cruise Law’ which prohibits the sale of diagnostic ultrasounds to anyone except appropriately licensed clinicians. Apparently Tom Cruise had purchased an ultrasound and the California Assembly wanted to scorn him for Mission Impossible 2 being crappy.

Angelina Jolie was troubled by what she saw at a Bosnian refugee camp and started a donation drive to provide permanent housing for the people still displaced by the Bosnian War. Out of gratitude, the refugees have named the new apartment building “Villa Angelina”

Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, has a mole crab named Albunea groeningi after him. Could it also be a reference to everyone’s favorite Simpson’s character, Hans Moleman?

Conan O’brien once did a comedy bit hat impressed Lucasfilm so much that they retroactively renamed a character from the original Star Wars saga after him. Conan Antonio Motti is the imperial officer whom Vader famously chokes for his “lack of faith.”

The 116939 Jonstewart is a main-belt asteroid named after comedian and Daily Show host, Jon Stewart. That all sounds good, but I think we’ll all remember most fondly for his role in Death to Smoochy.

Some town in New Zealand has named a landfill pile as Mt. Cleese after the Monty Python vet, John Cleese cheerfully described the town as a “good place to commit suicide.”

Hey, at least Cleese has a lemur named after him as well.

That’s so crazy cause the only thing I have named after me is a couch I accidentally threw up on at my friends house.  I guess that’s something.  Give this a share on Facebook!

Read more: http://viralnova.com/things-named-after-celebrities/

Young celebrities aren’t selling millennials on Hillary Clinton

Twitchy has been covering all of Hillary Clinton’scelebrity-studded events from Katy Perry to Demi Lovato to Lena Dunham to John “Bowzer” Bauman and noting that the younger the audience, the less likely they are to be swayed by star power. When Demi Lovato, 23, performed last week at the University of Iowa on behalf of Clinton, hundreds of Twitter followers told their idol they loved her music but she needed to #FeeltheBern.

Matt Drudge asked for “More Dunham, please” after a New York Times piece reported that Dunham hadtold the guests of Richard Plepler, chief executive of HBO, that she was disturbed by how, in the 1990s, the Clintons and their allies discredited women who said they had been sexually assaulted by former President Bill Clinton.

The Associated Press has come to the same conclusion: a three-song Katy Perry concert in Iowa including Clinton’s “theme” song, “Roar,” is about as likely toconvince even first-time voters as Grandmother Clinton’s bogus “Iowa Launch Party” playlist.

They’re catching on. As the New York Times recently reported:

Alexis Isabel Moncada, the 17-year-old founder of Feminist Culture, a popular blog, was not old enough to remember the 1990s, but lately she and her thousands of young female readers have heard a lot about the scandals.

I heard he sexually harassed people and she worked to cover it up, Ms. Moncada said of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton. A lot of girls in my age group are huge feminists, and we dont react well to that.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2016/01/25/bern-ap-notices-that-young-celebrities-arent-selling-millennials-on-hillary-clinton/

Female celebs confess to love of Hillary’s pantsuits in video

With only hours left before the Iowa caucuses, Lena Dunham is circulating a hastily shot and edited video showing a number of female celebrities reciting the line, “I’m with her,” with all the passion and persuasion of an automated answering machine routing your call to the help desk. To Dunham’s credit, we did recognize nearlyhalf of these big time celebs without peeking at the name cards.

All of these women love Hillary’s pantsuits, but what will they think of her bracelets when she’s finally indicted? A majority of Dunham’s followers are #FeelingTheBern, and display an encyclopedic knowledge of Clinton’s scandals.

Gossip monger Perez Hilton? He’s with her.

Now look what you’ve done, Dunham.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2016/02/01/lena-dunham-female-celebs-confess-to-love-of-hillarys-pantsuits-in-new-video/

These 34 Celebrities All Look Exactly Like Another Celebrity. The First One Is Just Ridiculous.

Dopplegangers have been present in media, fiction and literature for centuries. Dopplegangers are lookalikes, quite literally a “double goer.” They used to be viewed as a harbinger of bad luck. In modern times, though, dopplegangers are simply people who appear so similar, they could be twins. You would think that true dopplegangers would be pretty rare, but these numerous celebrity pairings prove the opposite. If your parents told you that you are unique… well, they might not know just how wrong they were.

1.) Javier Bardem & Jeffery Dean Morgan

Acid Cow

2.) Ginnifer Goodwin & Jennifer Morrison

Acid Cow

3.) Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) & Will Ferrell

Acid Cow

4.) America Ferrera & Jordin Sparks

Acid Cow

5.) Krysten Ritter & Anne Hathaway

Acid Cow

6.) Peter Jackson & Jason Segel

Acid Cow

7.) Stephen Colbert & Bob Saget

Acid Cow

8.) Zooey Deschanel & Katy Perry

Acid Cow

9.) Blake Lively & Ke$ha

Acid Cow

10.) Johnny Depp & Skeet Ulrich

Acid Cow

11.) Portia de Rossi & Drea de Matteo

Acid Cow

12.) Mike Tomlin & Omar Epps

Acid Cow

13.) Daniel Day Lewis & Jennifer Connelly

Acid Cow

14.) Leighton Meester & Minka Kelly

Acid Cow

15.) Josh Duhamel & Johnny Knoxville

Acid Cow

16.) Dave Coulier & Jeff Daniels

Acid Cow

17.) Isla Fisher & Amy Adams

Acid Cow

18.) Renee Zellweger & Joey Lauren Adams

Acid Cow

19.) Kenny G & Weird Al

Acid Cow

20.) Kofi Anan & Morgan Freeman

Acid Cow

21.) Elijah Wood & Mischa Barton

Acid Cow

22.) Brian Baumgartner & Greg Isdaner

Acid Cow

23.) Elias Koteas & Christopher Meloni

Acid Cow

24.) Pee Wee Herman & Alan Cumming

Acid Cow

25.) Zoë Saldana & Thandie Newton

Acid Cow

26.) Brad Pitt & Robert Redford

Acid Cow

27.) Helen Hunt & Leelee Sobieski

Acid Cow

28.) Roselyn Sanchez & Nicole Scherzinger

Acid Cow

29.) Amanda Peet & Lake Bell

Acid Cow

30.) Lauren Conrad & Carmen Electra

Acid Cow

31.) Hugh Jackman & Clint Eastwood

Acid Cow

32.) John Heder & James Blunt

Acid Cow

33.) Ali Larter & Diana Krall

Acid Cow

34.) Jon Stewart & Richard Lewis

Acid Cow

(H/T Acid Cow) There you have it. Apparently, there are only so many possible faces in the world you can have… and celebrities have most of them. Those similarities almost seem impossible, wow. Share these dopplegangers by clicking below.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/celebrity-dopplegangers/

The Actors Who Played The Lost Boys In ‘Hook’ Pay Tribute To Robin Williams

A little over two years ago, the comedic force of nature that was Robin Williams passed away.

He was a man who brought endless amounts of joy and entertainment to the world, but in the end, the fight against his own personal demons became too much to bear. That was when this planet lost a truly brilliant soul.

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); });

Twenty-five years after Williams flew onto the silver screen as Peter Pan in “Hook,” the Lost Boys from the 1991 Steven Spielberg classic reunited for a trip down memory lane and paid tribute to the late actor.

Growing up, “Hook” was one of my favorite movies, so it’s incredibly reassuring to know that the feeling of warmth and love that came through the screen as I watched it wasn’t an act. Robin Williams was simply that wonderful. He may be gone, but he’ll never be forgotten.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/lost-boys-robin-williams-tribute/

These 11 Celebrities Went From Rags To Riches In Real Success Stories.

Looking for some inspiration to turn your life around, and finally start making some progress on your dreams? Well look no further, we’ve got it. Contrary to popular belief, not all celebrities were born into money and fame. A lot of them had to earn their stripes the hard way, and overcome rough childhoods. It’s been said that it takes nearly 10,000 hours of practice to master any craft. These celebrities definitely put the work in. Remember people: If never try to make your dreams happen, then they’ll never happen for you.

1.) Celine Dion

Growing up, Celine Dion had a hard life. Before she was a Grammy award winning singer, Dion grew up as one of 14 children in her French-Canadian Family. Her parents both struggled to provide for the family when she was young. She’s come a long way since then. Dion is now a five time Grammy winner with an estimated net worth of $400 million. Not bad.

2.) Jim Carrey

The lovable, amazing Jim Carry grew up dirt poor. During his childhood, the whole family lived out of VW camper parked right outside the factory where his parents worked. Before getting his big break Carry jumped around from low-paying job to low-paying job. He even struggled with homelessness for a time.

3.) Leonardo DiCaprio

When Leonardo DiCaprio moved out to Hollywood to pursue his dreams, the city did not necessarily embrace him. Before his big break he fell in poverty with some shady characters and even criminals. It seems like it was worth it for Leo though, his net worth is estimated to be around $200 million.

4.) Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg grew up in tough South Boston. After he dropped out of school at age 14, teenage Wahlberg pursued a life of petty crime and drugs. He got a big wake up call after serving time for assault, and decided to turn his life around. By all accounts he’s been pretty successful at this with an estimated net worth of $165 million.

5.) JK Rowling

Before becoming the international best selling author of the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling was a struggling single mother. Life was tough for her living off of government welfare, but she stuck to it and even managed to find the time to write. The result? She’s estimated to have a net worth of $1 billion. JK Rowling is literally the definition of a rags to riches story.

6.) Oprah Winfrey

With a current net worth estimated to be $2.7 billion, Oprah is in her own category of success. She grew up in poverty on a small farm in Mississippi living with her grandmother and single mother. Oprah was also sexually assaulted by a relative when she was 9 years old. Despite the hardships of her situation she persevered and went on to become the modern day media mogul and celebrity.

7.) Arnold Schwarzenegger

Before he was the Governator and action movie superstar, Arnold Schwarzenegger was a poor immigrant from Austria. He begged and borrowed to get enough money to start his first business Pumping Bricks, which he used to finance his body building career. …and we all know how that turned out for him.

8.) Jay-Z

The rapper-turned-diversified-entrepreneur began life in the Marcy Housing Project in Brooklyn. As a teen, Jay-Z got involved in crime, but turned it around to become one of the richest, most successful celebrities in the world.

9.) Sean “Diddy” Combs

If you’re not directly familiar with Sean Combs, you definitely know his reputation. This man is a true music mogul, but he didn’t start out that way. He had a tough childhood growing up in the projects in Harlem. Combs’ father was killed in a drug related shooting. Instead of letting all that get him down, Combs persevered and now owns his own successful record label.

10.) Halle Berry

Halle Berry was raised by a single mother in Cleveland, Ohio, and like many others on this list, had a hard life. Before getting her big break, she spent time in and out of homeless shelters in New York City.

11.) Tom Cruise

The “Top Gun” star didn’t have an easy start in life as the son of an abusive father living in upstate New York. Nowadays Tom Cruise and his movies are household names. Not only that, but he has a net worth of around $270 million. H/T: Elite Daily Well, I’m inspired. Let’s go start making our dreams come true. But before you do, make sure to share this post on Facebook by clicking below.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/celebrity-success-stories/

‘EPIC!’ Candace Cameron Bure, Danica McKellar ‘torture’ Jason Hervey [pic]

http://twitter.com/#!/danicamckellar/status/443852741627355136

Oh my. D.J. Tanner vs. Winnie Cooper! Twitchy favorite Candace Cameron Bure, who played DJ Tanner on “Full House,” is on the cast of the new season of “Dancing with the Stars.” And so is Danica McKellar, who played the much-loved Winnie Cooper on “The Wonder Years.”

http://twitter.com/#!/kenziekate2/status/443977294865264640

We are excited too! “The Wonder Years” actor Jason Hervey is excited as well … yet tortured. Why?

http://twitter.com/#!/JasonHervey/status/443931694244966400

Well, the ladies have a fix to end the torture, Jason.

http://twitter.com/#!/danicamckellar/status/443933450538872833

Nice!

This Twitter user is trying to figure out who will win:

http://twitter.com/#!/S0DAP0PS/status/443966776817094656

You’d win the prize for remembering weird sitcom factoids, sir!

One thing is clear: ABC is the big winner here. A DJ Tanner vs. Winnie Cooper face-off is drawing in potential viewers.

http://twitter.com/#!/LoKoSparkles/status/443901609442312192
http://twitter.com/#!/jaymarsh30/status/443903447013007360
http://twitter.com/#!/TheReal_BigJohn/status/443965933460021248

Indeed.

But what about Jason Hervey’s brother on “The Wonder Years”? What is Fred Savage thinking?

http://twitter.com/#!/EmmyJJ/status/443974656198852608

Ha!

Related:

‘Get ready for fabulous!’ Candace Cameron Bure to take the stage on DWTS [pics, video]

Twitchy coverage of Candace Cameron Bure

Twitchy coverage of Danica McKellar

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/13/epic-dj-tanner-vs-winnie-cooper-candace-cameron-bure-danica-mckellar-torture-jason-hervey-pic/

‘Ugh’: Andy Levy unhappy with Chris Martin/ Jennifer Lawrence coupling

http://twitter.com/#!/JKay00/status/500379540230008832

The entertainment world was shaken when Coldplay singer Chris Martin and actress Gwyneth Paltrow mutually decided to “consciously uncouple.” News that Martin is now dating actress Jennifer Lawrence has “Red Eye” ombudsman Andy Levy saying “ugh.”

http://twitter.com/#!/andylevy/status/500379909471367169
http://twitter.com/#!/btarvin/status/500379946804846592
http://twitter.com/#!/Ugarles/status/500380230851493888
http://twitter.com/#!/DanFosterType/status/500380936127922176
http://twitter.com/#!/raindogtweets/status/500385107296149505
http://twitter.com/#!/LarryCarroll/status/500384452187791360

Let’s all keep cool heads and monitor the situation.

http://twitter.com/#!/SamValley/status/500386896451997696

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/15/ugh-if-true-andy-levy-unhappy-with-chris-martinjennifer-lawrence-conscious-coupling/