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Madonna sticks up for Rosie O’Donnell after debate

Madonna sticks up for Rosie O’Donnell after debate

After all this time, Madonna is still a Peach. A Rockford Peach, that is. The singer took to Twitter to stick up for her friend, Rosie O’Donnell, after Donald Trump brought her up during the live presidential debate. “Rosie O’Donnell, I said very tough things to her,” Trump said, “and I think everybody would agree that she deserves it, and nobody ...

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Jennifer Aniston’s husband comments on Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie split

Jennifer Aniston’s husband comments on Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie split

Following the news last week of Angelina Jolie filing for divorce from Brad Pitt, one person was instantly thrust into the narrative on social media and the tabloids, Jennifer Aniston. Married to Pitt for five years beginning in 2000, Aniston’s divorce to Pitt in 2005 was fueled by Pitt allegedly being unfaithful with Jolie while the two made “Mr. & Mrs. ...

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Rags-to-Riches (Large) Celebrities – Demi Moore

Rags-to-Riches (Large) Celebrities – Demi Moore

Born Demetria Guynes in Roswell, New Mexico, Demi Moore was raised in a trailer park by her alcoholic mother and stepfather. The two had a violent relationship and frequently moved the family around the country. Moore eventually dropped out of school at 16 to pursue modeling. She moved to Europe for a brief period and married rocker Freddie Moore at ...

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Rags-to-Riches (Large) Celebrities – Leonardo DiCaprio

Rags-to-Riches (Large) Celebrities – Leonardo DiCaprio

Though he’s worth a cool 200 million dollars today, a young Leonardo DiCaprio grew up a far cry from a multi-millionaire. Leo was raised in Hollywood where poverty is much more common than you might think. It is also a major stomping ground for criminals and drug dealers alike – and this is exactly the likes of the people DiCaprio ...

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Rags-to-Riches (Large) Celebrities – Shania Twain

Rags-to-Riches (Large) Celebrities – Shania Twain

Anyone who’s seen Shania Twain’s E! True Hollywood Story knows how much she overcame to get where she is today. Born into a struggling family in Ontario, Canada, Twain (then Eileen Edwards) lost her mother and stepfather in a car accident when she was 21, and had to support her three younger siblings. She sang in local resorts to get by, but ...

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Rags-to-Riches (Large) Celebrities – Sean Combs

Rags-to-Riches (Large) Celebrities – Sean Combs

Born in Harlem, Sean “P.Diddy” Combs left New York City after his father was murdered and moved upstate with his mother, who reportedly worked several jobs to support them. Ambitious from a young age, Combs got his first break as an intern at Uptown Records while he was a business student at Howard University. He quickly worked his way from ...

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Rags-to-Riches (Large) Celebrities -Hilary Swank

Rags-to-Riches (Large) Celebrities -Hilary Swank

Swank, a high school dropout, grew up in a trailer park in Washington and has said she was shunned by classmates for being poor. Swank’s father abandoned the family early on, leaving her mother to fend for the family. When Swank was 15 her mother lost her job, and the two moved to California, sleeping in their car or at ...

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Rags-to-Riches (Large) Celebrities – J.K. Rowling

Rags-to-Riches (Large) Celebrities – J.K. Rowling

Surviving as a single mother, Rowling briefly lived off welfare and lived in U.K. government housing while she wrote the first installment of Harry Potter. She wrote longhand in a local coffee shop, keeping her sleeping baby beside her in a stroller. The impoverished writer had a breakthrough when the Scottish Arts Council granted her a small award, which she used ...

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Rags-to-Riches (Large) Celebrities – Tom Cruise

Rags-to-Riches (Large) Celebrities – Tom Cruise

Another child of a struggling single mother, Cruise’s family moved often so his mother, a special education teacher, could find work. She reportedly held up to four jobs at a time to support her children. Finally settling in New Jersey, Cruise found a safe haven in the theater department of his high school, which he dropped out of during his ...

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Rags-to-Riches (Large) Celebrities – Oprah Winfrey

Rags-to-Riches (Large) Celebrities – Oprah Winfrey

Born in Mississippi to young, unwed parents, Oprah Winfrey was raised by her grandmother until she was 6 years old, when her guardian became ill. Winfrey then moved to Milwaukee to live with her mother and half-sister in a boardinghouse. Oprah’s mother, who worked as a maid, relied on welfare at times to support the family. Winfrey went on to ...

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