In order to tell a story, actors transform themselves into a different person. The hope is that they’re convincing enough to captivate an audience.
That job gets more difficult when your audience already has an idea of what the role should look and sound like. That is the case in almost all biographical films. Skilled actors may not have to look the part, but a terrible actor could be the spitting image of the person they’re portraying and still fall flat. How do you these these stars measured up in other people’s shoes?
1.) Angela Bassett as Tina Turner in What’s Love Got To Do With It
The first rule of being a kid is when backed up against a wall: deny, deny, DENY!
It doesn’t matter if you’re actually the one responsible for whatever catastrophic event that sent your parents over the rails, simply pass the blame on to an unknowing scapegoat. That always seemed to work for me!
Unfortunately for three-year-old Hux, he was caught red-handed (literally).
After his mom noticed that the room he was “watching TV in” was a bit too quiet, the toddler emerged covered in lipstick and mascara. Knowing full well about the unspoken rule of denial, when asked if he had been playing with makeup, he tries pinning the blame on his sister.
Unfortunately for Hux, I don’t think he got away with it this time, but maybe he could come teach all of us a quick makeup lesson or two.
Believe it or not, countless companies around the world produce bootleg products. More often than not, you can find these awful bootlegs in foreign countries…but you can also stumble across them in random discount stores across America. People can be tricked into buying the bootleg versions of items, but sometimes consumers just buy them as a gag.
Here are some of the strangest bootleg items that we’ve come across, courtesy of Bootleg Stuff on Twitter. So close, yet so far.
After visiting the pumpkin patch with your family, there’s only one real way to put that freshly picked winter squash to good use: pumpkin carving.
Halloween is the perfect time for artists to let their creativity flags fly. When they’re not creating incredible costumes, they’re putting their carving skills to the test by making some pretty epic jack-o’-lanterns. These men and women create things out of their gourds that I could only dream of.
On the other end of the spectrum, though, are the artistically challenged. Admittedly, I belong in this group. While these guys give it their all to create some kick-ass carved pumpkins, in most cases these creators probably shouldn’t be trusted with a knife.
So to celebrate this Halloween’s pumpkin carving highs and lows, here are 30 of the best and worst pumpkin carving projects on the internet.
1. So that’s what happens when your face starts drooping because of old age.
2. If this were a competition, you’d definitely get a participation trophy.
After a long, hard week at work, sometimes you just need to get out and enjoy yourself.
While I don’t get the opportunity to go out as much as I did in college, when I do find time, I try to make the most of it. This usually includes having about five more drinks than I probably should, and all bets are off when it comes to thinking before I speak.
Let’s get real for a second. No matter how much I’ve had to drink, the drunk munchies are a sure thing. And while a post-bar pizza was usually my food of choice at school, as an adult, I try to conserve my funds a bit more by making snacks at home. I’ve made my own drunk nachos before, but I don’t think I’m enough of a drunk culinary master to perfect the art of making “grilled cheeses.”
This funny lady knows exactly what’s up. Her so-called grilled cheeses are masterful.
One of the best parts of being a kid is just hanging out with family and friends.
Generally, kids don’t have responsibilities to be anxious about (unlike silly adults). That’s why they can feel free to come up with awesome dance routines, play games, roller skate, and just waste time in epic fashion. During their own hangout sessions growing up, brother and sister Billy and Emily discovered they had an incredible talent.
They spent years dedicating their time to becoming better and better on wheels. Now? They can perform a routine that’ll make you speechless.
No one has ever claimed that dogs are the smartest creatures on the planet, but they sure are lovable!
After Sophie’s human took the screen off of their front door, she wasn’t quite sure if it was safe to come inside. Maybe she’s run into the screen too many times or has gotten scolded for scratching holes in it, but either way, she couldn’t wrap her head around the magical rectangle where a barrier used to be.
Watch as Sophie contemplates crossing the threshold. Even the promise of a treat isn’t enough to lure her inside.
This silly pooch was having a similar problem. Luckily, she has a very understanding daddy.
If there’s one thing that we all love to hate about Twitter, it’s the act of live-tweeting. Whether you’re like me and you live-tweet every single political event under the sun, or you’re more interested in posting Beyonce’s every move, there’s something satisfying about adding your voice to the mix. Social media is, after all, truly about inserting yourself into situations that don’t involve you in the slightest, am I right?
But not all live-tweet sessions are created equal. Some timeline spam is a cut above the rest — something of which Twitter user Kelly Keegs is well aware. While sitting on a delayed flight one day, her experience went from “I hate my life. Where’s my wine?” to “Please let this go on forever” in a matter of minutes.
That’s because she got a front-row seat to a painfully dramatic on-board breakup. According to Keegs, Mr. Right saw a window of opportunity to break up with his very own Mrs. Wrong. Here’s how it went down:
Guy: “is this really a surprise? Are you seriously surprised at this information?”
Social media is a gift from above and any other opinions are invalid. I mean, if Twitter didn’t happen to be a thing, you wouldn’t have been graced with this made-for-TV moment. I extend my sincerest gratitude to Kelly Keegs for slaying the live-tweet game. We should all feel #blessed for getting a glimpse into this unique brand of madness.
When people live in a different state (or country) than their family, the best ways to stay connected are usually by phone or email.
However, one man in Brazil does it a bit differently when it comes to his grandchildren. When Ji Lee saw that his 75-year-old father, Chan Jae Lee, seemed lonely and withdrawn, he came up with a great way to keep him in contact with his grandchildren, who live in New York and Korea. Ji knew that his dad loved drawing, so he convinced him to draw and paint something every day for the kids to see, and Chan’s wife could then upload the pictures to Instagram.
He wasn’t happy about it at first, but after traveling to New York to meet Ji’s newborn son, Astro, he realized he could leave them a legacy that would last forever. “I explained the reasons he should do it: drawing for his three grandchildren — and he saw a very specific purpose. It’s not just drawing for drawing’s sake, it’s not just sharing for sharing’s sake. It’s for his grandchildren,” Ji told Today.
Though they can’t be with him and see it for themselves, he can share the view from his living room.
In an amazing display of brawn and brain, the quarterback of this peewee football team just pulled off an incredible trick play. Instead of running a normal play, he caught the snap and fooled everyone. The payoff? Peewee poetry in motion.
Just when you think he’s quitting football forever and walking off the field, he turns and does something so awesome.
It’s not too hard to score when there’s no one around to tackle you! Smart move, my man.
If you’ve ever used Tumblr, you probably know that it’s a mind-bending chasm full of thoughts that you never wanted to have. (It’s also home to some seriously disturbing fan fiction, but that’s beside the point.)
It’s essentially a one-stop shop for statements that will make you question your place in the world…and make you wonder why people have so much free time. For your viewing pleasure, we’ve gone ahead and rounded up some of the best posts that call the Internet home.
Best friends come in all shapes and sizes…and levels of body hair.
No, we aren’t talking about that one kid who somehow grew a beard in fifth grade, but the fuzzy, four-legged friends who have continued to stick with us through thick and thin over the centuries: dogs!
There are plenty of reasons why they’re called “man’s best friend,” and here are just a few of them.
1. They greet you in the morning with a cute smile and a friendly wave.
Kids often dream of the day when they grow up and become adults so that they can do whatever they want. But while most dream of never going to school again or eating ice cream for every meal, two-year-old Olivia can’t wait for the day she doesn’t have to answer to her mom anymore…so that she can play in a dumpster.
Yes, you read that right!
The precocious toddler was taking a walk with her mom when they passed by a dumpster parked in someone’s driveway. Declaring how much she wanted to play in the nasty-looking trash, her mom explained that “people don’t go in dumpsters, only garbage goes in dumpsters.”
Sound logic, you’d think. Olivia didn’t agree, though, and started throwing this funny temper tantrum.
Kids really do say the darndest things. I remember when my brother threw a tantrum because he wanted to go to jail. I’m going to give Olivia the benefit of doubt, though. Maybe she knew there were Pokémon in there that needed catching!
However much you enjoy playing with the latest gadgets, you probably won’t get as big a kick out of them as these adorable bears do when they play with their pink balloon.
The three sloth bears were captivated when a balloon floated into their enclosure at the Beekse Bergen Safari Park in the Netherlands. After they chased it around for a while on their hind legs, one of the bears got a little too excited and…well, they got to experience the inevitable letdown as it popped under the bear’s enormous paw.
"Beren maken kennis met een ballon!" Wilde deze video graag delen omdat je de beren maar weinig op deze manier ziet (we hebben in de gaten gehouden dat de beren en apen de ballon niet op aten). Groeten Xaviera Simons