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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are not only childhood friends since their pre-teen years, they are also tenth cousins (once removed)!


Have you ever noticed how many movies Ben Affleck and Matt Damon worked on together? If you haven't, it's about seven.

They were both Executive Producers on the same movie three times and both were Producers on the 2002 movie "Stolen Summer".

The two actors go way back and were friends since Ben was eight and Matt was ten. They lived just two blocks away from each other and became very close friends after being introduced to each other by their mothers.

Although they were in different grades in high school, they spent most of their lunch breaks together discussing their dreams and plans of one day becoming actors. They also had summer jobs together and would save their money in a joint bank account that would be used to travel to auditions in New York.

But these two actors go even further back than being childhood friends! They are linked through a common New England ancestor. They are, in actual fact, tenth cousins, once removed!

Researchers dug up evidence that both Damon and Affleck are descended from William Knowlton Jr. He was a bricklayer who came to the U.S. from England in the 1630's and settled in Ipswich.

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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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