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Steven Hawking was the first and only guest ever to play himself in an episode of the 'Star Trek' series


Stephen Hawking has become quite the icon in popular culture and has appeared as himself 11 times on Television or in movies.Quite the achievement for somebody who has never gone for an audition!

He was the first and only guest ever to play himself in any Star Trek series when he portrayed his own hologram for 'Descent, Part 1', an episode in season 6.

Brent Spiner, who played the character of Data, jokingly said that Hawking's cameo appearance was "the most notable moment in television history since Albert Einstein guest-starred on Gunsmoke".

Hawking was taken on a tour of the Star Trek set. When they got to the Warp core he paused and said with a smile: "I'm working on that." He obviously enjoyed his time there because he requested to sit in the captain's chair of the Enterprise-D and of course his request was granted!

Hawking also appeared as himself in the 108th overall episode of the American television sitcom 'The Big Bang Theory.' In this episode Hawking points out an arithmetic error in Sheldon's paper on the Higgs boson that makes the whole paper incorrect and Sheldon faints.

Hawking was also a favorite on the cartoon 'The Simpsons' and appeared as himself in cartoon form on that show five times!

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This Game of Throne star actually lived in a castle!


There are a select few in the world that actually lived the life of kings and queens, born and raised in a castle on the moors.

There's an even smaller group of people who enjoyed that upbringing, and then ended up portraying one on a popular television show.

That group may consist of only one person: Rose Elanor Arbuthnot-Leslie.

The name may not immediately ring a bell, but you'd recognize her as Ygritte in HBO's popular "Game of Thrones" series. Leslie was born in London and raised at the Lickleyhead Castle which was her family's 15th-century ancestral seat. Her father is the Aberdeenshire Chieftain of Clan Leslie, and her mother is the great-granddaughter of the 13th Lord Lovat, who is a descendant of Charles II.

Now she enjoys acting in very popular series, some of which portray the past her family participated in. Some of her roles include Gwen Dawsome in "Downton Abbey" and the more recognizable Ygritte in "Game of Thrones."

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The ShamWow! Creator Sued The Church Of Scientology For Trying To Bribe His Scientology Friends To Bad Mouth Him!


Vince Offer, the creator of ShamWow! had directed a movie called The Underground Comedy Movie in which he used the profits to sue the Church of Scientology with.

His reasoning? The church tried to bribe his religious friends to badmouth Vince to other movie professionals.

The church of Scientology felt that Vince was a criminal based on his movie and his actions.

Vince, no longer a Scientologist, had a smear campaign against him put on by the Church of Scientology.

Prior to this, he dealt with multiple lawsuits including suing 20th Century Fox and Anna Nicole Smith because of the Underground Comedy Movie.

In 2004, he made it aware of his wanting to sue the church through a press release sent to prnewsonline.com

After all was said in done, in 2010, Vince casted Lindsay Lohan in a sequel film called InAPPropriate Comedy that was then released in 2013.

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Ian McKellen, Sean Bean and the rest of the Fellowship all have matching 'Lord of the Rings' tattoos!


Looks like this fellowship wasn’t based solely in fantasy.

In J.R.R. Tolkien’s famous ‘Lord of the Rings’ series, nine individuals task themselves with the disposal of a cursed ring.

These men, representing the different races of the novel’s world, were known as the Fellowship.

In Peter Jackson’s popular film adaptation, these men were portrayed by Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins), Sean Astin (Samwise Gamgee), Ian McKellen (Gandalf the Grey), Orlando Bloom (Legolas), John Rhys-Davies (Gimli), Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn), Sean Bean (Boromir), Dominic Monaghan (Merry), and Billy Boyd (Pippin).

However, the bond these actors shared went beyond the characters they played.

To commemorate their involvement in the film, each member of the Fellowship had the Elvish version of the number nine tattooed on their shoulder. Each member, that is, except for one.

According to Rhys-Davies, the cast got drunk and approached him about the tattoos. Not wanting to get permanently marked by someone who had been drinking, Rhys-Davies sent his stunt double instead.

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When Will Smith accepted his role in 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' he was almost bankrupt and owed the IRS $2.8 million!


Around 1988 and 1989 Will Smith overspent his money and underpaid his income taxes.

He ended up owing the IRS $2.8 million in taxes and they ended up taking many of his possessions and garnishing his income.

When he was nearly bankrupt in 1990 the NBC television network built a sitcom around him called 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' and signed him to a contract to play a fictional version of himself.

The show was successful and launched his acting career and saved him from bankruptcy.

Will set himself the goal of becoming the biggest movie star in the world and his first major roles were in 'Six Degrees of Separation' in 1993 and 'Bad Boys' in 1995.

The very next year he was established as a prime box office draw after the film 'Independence Day' was a massive hit and he followed that up with his performance in 'Men In Black' in 1997.

Smith set a World Record and was entered into the Guinness Book of Records in 2005 for attending three film premieres in a 24 hour time period!

Smith has not yet reached his goal of becoming the biggest movie star in the world. He has been nominated for two Academy Awards and four Golden Globe awards, but has won neither. He has, however, won a Golden Raspberry Award for the Worst Supporting Actor for his role in the 2014 movie 'After Earth.'

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