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All About Louis C.K.’s Many Hilarious TV Shows

Louis C.K. is a longtime working comedian who has given many hilarious soundbites to us, and they are often ones that lampoon every aspect of being a parent and having children. A single dad in real life, he often uses his daughters and his struggles as a parent as material for both standup and his television shows. Louis C.K. the show is in fact based off his life, about single parenthood and all the stress, confusion, mistakes, hilarity and love that comes with it. Let’s take a closer look at the man behind the madness.

The Life of Louis C.K.

The Life of Louis C.K.

Funnyman Louis C.K. was born Louis Szekely on September 12, 1967, in Washington, D.C. Louis’ father is Luis, of Mexican and Hungarian descent, and Louis’ mother, Mary, of Irish Catholic descent. Luis and Mary met while studying at Harvard University.

After C.K.’s birth, his family moved to Mexico City, and then later to Massachusetts when he was 7. His parents divorced when he was young, and his mother raised a total of four children in Newton, Massachusetts. In Louis’ online biography, it says “he became inspired to work in television after seeing his mother come home after a long day at work, only to have lackluster TV programs to choose from.” He graduated from Newton South High School and worked as an auto mechanic before finally moved to New York City in 1989, where it all began. And for his first comedy gig? At 17, C.K. tried stand-up comedy at an open mic in Boston, with three minutes worth of material.

Louis C.K. Stakes His Claim in the Comedy World

Louis C.K. Stakes His Claim in the Comedy World

Louis C.K. arrived in New York looking to do stand-up comedy and found that he had just missed the boom. Clubs in Manhattan were going out of business and it was hard to find work. C.K. found himself playing to clubs with a handful of people and practiced in empty spaces.

Louis C.K. auditioned and didn’t make the cut for Saturday Night Live. In his 20s, C.K. was broke and struggling, his dreams out of reach. He also experienced a serious motorcycle accident and struggled with money. But slowly, things began to turn around. In 1993, he worked as a writer on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, as a co-writer of Conan’s very first sketch.

Louis C.K. and Conan

Louis C.K. and Conan

Around 20 years after Late Night with Conan O’Brien aired its first show with Conan at the helm as the talk show host, Louis C.K. stopped by O’Brien’s show as a guest. C.K. was on O’Brien’s very first writing staff and co-wrote the first show.

Louis C.K. was 25 years old when he met Conan O’Brien, so both were young and feisty comedians. During Louis C.K.’s recent time as a guest, the two remembered when C.K. would openly yell at O’Brien during disagreements about material. For example, C.K. once wrote a slavery joke that O’Brien didn’t want to perform, but did, and then was booed. They also talked about the time C.K. once got so angry during a writer’s meeting that he ran from the room, crying!

Lucky Louie is Created

Lucky Louie is Created

Louis C.K. created, wrote, starred in and executive produced his first show, which aired on HBO for one season in 2006. C.K. played the main character, a part-time mechanic at a muffler shop.

Lucky Louie was the first HBO show filmed before a live studio audience, with a multiple-camera setup. Similar to the famous show Roseanne, Lucky Louie deals with the daily life of a blue collar, working family, and touched on some serious subjects such as racism and intimate relationships. The show had many guest comedians and used foul language. Only 12 episodes aired before the show was canceled, due to low viewership.

After Lucky Louie Came Shameless

After Lucky Louie Came Shameless

After they stopped shooting the first season of Lucky Louie, no one knew if the show was getting picked up or canceled. Louis C.K. used that time to develop a comedy routine, knowing that if the show was canceled, he’d need to have another income source, and would need to keep himself busy. It turned out the show was canceled, so Louis C.K. went on the road, touring his show called Shameless, which became an HBO special.

Louis C.K. toured for three years all over the English-speaking world doing the Shameless routine and enjoying himself and making good money. The HBO special was well-received and he earned a great reputation so that by the time he went to Hollywood, a lot of people wanted him to make a show.

Marriage, the Reason We are Gathered Here Together

Marriage, the Reason We are Gathered Here Together

Louis C.K. and Alix Bailey were married for thirteen years before they divorced. They met as very young twenty-somethings, years before C.K. became well-known for anything. This is the only photo of Alix Bailey available on the internet, and it is of her as a young woman when she first met her future husband, Louis C.K.

Louis C.K. (his original name was Szekely) was teaching himself some film-making by creating short and strange black-and-white films. A couple of them starred Alix Bailey, and this photo of her is actually a still from one of those movies that they created together. Their kids will enjoy watching that some day!

The Creation of Louie

The Creation of Louie

In 2010, Louis C.K. created the show that changed his life and became a hit: Louie. The show is a half-hour long, airs on FX, and features a stripped-down aesthetic and budget. FX gave Louis C.K. an unheard of amount of creative control, basically letting him do whatever he wanted to do unless the show bombed, which it didn’t.

The New Yorker wrote of the show, “For the first two seasons Louis C.K. wrote, directed, edited and starred in every episode and was also the music director. The result was a series that, despite its small audience, has had a broad influence, upending notions of what a sitcom can be.”

“Everything Is Amazing, Nobody’s Happy”

“Everything Is Amazing, Nobody’s Happy”

When Louis C.K. went on Conan to chat, he had no idea that his material planned for that guest spot would end up going mega-viral, spreading through the internet with the clicking and clacking of people hitting share on their keyboards. What he said resonated with people.

Here’s part of his clip, “Well yea ‘cause now we live in an amazing, amazing world and it’s wasted on the crappiest generation of just spoiled idiots that don’t care, because this is what people are like now – they’ve got their phone and they’re like ‘uh! It won’t…’ Give it a second! Give – it’s going to space! Can you give it a second to get back from space!?”

Louis C.K. on Cell Phones

Louis C.K. on Cell Phones

Louis C.K. went on Conan a second time as a guest and ended up with another viral hit, this time on his opinion of cells phones. More to the point, he spoke about why he won’t let either of his daughters own one.

Louis C.K. said on the topic, “And sometimes when things clear away, you’re not watching anything, you’re in your car, and you start going, ‘Oh no, here it comes. That I’m alone.’ It starts to visit on you. Just this sadness. Life is tremendously sad, just by being in it…That’s why we text and drive. I look around, pretty much 100 percent of the people driving are texting. And they’re killing, everybody’s murdering each other with their cars. But people are willing to risk taking a life and ruining their own because they don’t want to be alone for a second because it’s so hard.”

Louis C.K. Names the Next Big Thing in Comedy: Samantha Bee

Louis C.K. Names the Next Big Thing in Comedy: Samantha Bee

In an interview with Vulture, Louis C.K. touted comedian Samantha Bee as the next big comedian and as someone who is nailing her material in a unique way.

Here’s what C.K. says about Bee, “She’s surprising. She’s angry. This is the new thing with her: She’s not smug. All of these guys, even Jon Stewart, who’s a fucking genius, he would get upset but he always stayed cool. Guys like to be a little above it. They like to be in control. Even after ranting, they suddenly calm down and smile. But Samantha doesn’t do that. She’s really [expletive] mad! She’s like, Yes, I am a [expletive] feminist! She’s right about everything that I see her talk about. She’s by far the most interesting as far as, here’s my take on this shit that everybody else is chewing on.”

Acclaim for Louie

Acclaim for Louie

Louis C.K.’s show Louie has been widely critically acclaimed. The AVClub said Louie was, “the next evolution for the series sitcom.” HuffPost TV critic Maureen Ryan called it “the best comedy on television.”

Well known (and respected) critic Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker said Louie was “a revelation.” The website What Culture named it the best show of the last decade! Vogue called Louie one of the best shows on television, as did Business Insider. Louie belongs is the best of comedy and drama because it, “often succeeds as both,” says Verne Gay at Newsday. The Week writes, “Even when there’s no obvious punch line, Louie is extremely effective, grade-A viewing.”

Horace and Pete

Horace and Pete

Louis C.K.’s newest series takes place in an Irish bar, Horace and Pete’s, focusing on the people who work and drink there. C.K., as usual with his projects, writes and directed the series, as well as stars as Horace, the man who runs the bar a year after the death of his father. Other cast members are Steve Buscemi, Edie Falco, Alan Alda, and Jessica Lange, among others. Laurei Metcalf earned an Emmy nomination for Best Guest Actress.

Originally, Louis C.K. sold episodes of the show on his website, and at first, it was thought to be a financial failure. He sold the ten episodes made so far to Hulu for their streaming services. “I made it all back with people buying it,” C.K. told critic Emily Nussbaum. “It made back everything, and it’s going on a service, a thing.” (He was referring to Hulu.)

Louis C.K. on His Daughters

Louis C.K. on His Daughters

Louis C.K. has two daughters from his marriage with artist Alix Bailey, named Mary (the oldest) and Kitty (the younger, with red hair). His daughters aren’t like their screen counterparts, C.K. says because they are actually well behaved and calm.

C.K. told Vulture, “My kids and I share the same sense of humor. It’s not like they’re some preacher’s kids — they’re my children. They know what it means to exaggerate a feeling to an insane amount. They think it’s funny when I yell about how frustrating they are because they know that in reality, we have a great time at home.” C.K.’s custody agreements means that the parents each have the kids for half the week, and he refuses to work during that time, focusing on his daughters instead.

C.K. on Feminism

C.K. on Feminism

Louis C.K. has been touted as a feminist at times, for the divergent women on his shows as well as some of his comedy. His joke, “the No. 1 threat to women being men and the No. 1 threat to men is heart disease,” is often mentioned, for example.

When asked in an interview with Vulture if he identifies as a feminist, C.K. responded, “I don’t feel strongly enough about anything to give myself a label. My daughter is a feminist and I identify with her, with her rights and her feelings, and I’m listening to her. I’m learning from her. But I think the second you say ‘I am this,’ you’ve stopped listening and learning.”

Louis C.K. Controversy

Louis C.K. Controversy

The only true controversy of Louis C.K.’s career (at least, publically) was brought about after comedienne Jen Kirkman did a podcast on her blog in which she stated that a famous comedian was a “known [expletive]” and while he didn’t assault her, “he made a certain difficult decision to go on tour with him really hard.” Other unsubstantiated stories about C.K. exposing himself to women comics have made the rounds through sites like Death and Taxes and through comedienne Rosanne Barr, who has called out to C.K. to respond to the allegations.

Louis C.K. said in an interview, in response to the allegations, “Well, you can’t touch stuff like that. There’s one more thing I want to say about this, and it’s important: If you need your public profile to be all positive, you’re sick in the head. I do the work I do, and what happens next I can’t look after. So my thing is that I try to speak to the work whenever I can. Just to the work and not to my life.”

Louis C.K. on Fame

Louis C.K. on Fame

Louis C.K. is now a world-famous comedic actor who has created three television shows and produced numerous comedy specials. What does C.K. think about being famous? He tells Conan during one of his interviews on the show.

“I like being normal, just a member of the community. Being famous kind of sets you apart from people. People recognize you and I don’t want them to because I like to observe people,” he said to Conan. “When people notice me, it ruins it. Like going to see Jaws, and the shark turns and goes ‘Oh it’s that comedian guy,’ it kind of ruins it.”

Louis C.K. on Being Broke

Louis C.K. on Being Broke

“You have insufficient funds, the banks says. Yeah, I agree with that,” he says in his comedy act. “I’m not being broke to [explentive] with you. I’m not trying to be an [expletive], I’m just broke. They charge me $15 for only having $20!”

“You ever have negative funds? I got to raise money to be broke. I wish I had nothing!” he goes on. “When you are rich the bank pays you to be rich. If you have a lot of money they give you money. I live in New York and you can’t get along with no money in New York. I have to put a foot in my tub to use the toilet! This place is so tiny.”

Louis C.K. on Jay Leno’s Show

Louis C.K. on Jay Leno’s Show

Once, as Louis C.K. was interviewed on Jay Leno’s show, he started to get real deep. He talked about his father, about family member relationships, about connecting with human beings, and how all of that comes into play when he’s performing comedy in front of an audience. Basically, he gets into how weird it is to be a human. He then went into talking about his kids getting his money. In typical Louis fashion, of course.

About money, he said, “Why should my kids get the money? I did the shows. I don’t believe in it. I think raising your kids rich is the worst thing you can do- or more for the people they will come in contact with later in life,” he says about saving money for his daughters. “It’s why the world is a little messed up because until like a minute ago historically, the rule was that if the kid dies, the kid gets to rule the nation! The kid has been living in a castle and [expletive] chambermaids, let’s let him run the country. I don’t believe in that.”

Louis C.K. on Jimmy Fallon’s Show

Louis C.K. on Jimmy Fallon’s Show

Like he does, Louis tossed out some funny commentary about being a dad while being interviewed on Fallon’s show. “I got my kids for NYE and I told them they could stay up till midnight but I’ll turn the clocks back and put them to bed at eight and go get some [expletive]. You asked me what I was doing!” Can you imagine if he was your dad?

Fallon then asked him about how he feels about his fame, and Louis said, “I’m not accustomed to it. I’ve been doing this 27 years and a good 23 of them were terrible,” he told Fallon. “The good times will always be far outweighed by the terrible and it will end badly, too. Whenever you see a guy and he was great, you see him when he’s older and you’re like ohhh. It’s like a train wreck, you can’t look away.”

Louis C.K. Now

Louis C.K. Now

Louis C.K. is still touring now, and rumors are that he could be working on more episodes of Horace and Pete. Meanwhile, here are some classic Louis C.K. quotes.

“When you first get married, you have a relationship that’s so important to you, and you’re working on it together. But then you have a kid. And you look at your kid and you go, “Holy [expletive], this is my child. She has my DNA. She has my name. I would die for her.” And you look at your spouse and go, “Who the [expletive] are you? You’re a stranger.” Shameless, 2007 “The meal is not over when I’m full. The meal is over when I hate myself.” Chewed Up, 2008

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For 24 Hours, Kelly Clarkson Was Scared For Her Life

If you know how petrifying cancer can be then this will hit close to home. Going to the doctor for a routine checkup isn’t that high on everyone’s list of things they love. Why? Because you may think you are perfectly fine but there is something in the back of your head that keeps you the slightest paranoid. For Kelly Clarkson, that paranoia turned into a reality in 2006.

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It was the day of the 2006 Grammys and Kelly Clarkson had the heaviest mind in attendance. “Not many people know this … but I was told that morning that I had cancerous results for something,” she said. “I went the whole day crying. They redid my makeup four times because I was like, ‘Wow, so young.’ I was just completely freaking out.”

No one wants to be trembling with fear on one of the biggest days of their lives. Not only was Clarkson nominated, she was set to perform. That must have a nightmarish feeling, to say the least. Hope came in the form of her winning her first two Grammys for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

“Then when I won, I thought, ‘Oh, my God. This is like God giving me one more thing before something horrible happens,’” said Clarkson. From the sounds of things, Clarkson was going through it but the light at the end of the tunnel arrived the next day

What happened next is something that all cancer patients would wish could happen. The day after she won her Grammys and performed her hit song “Because of You” she had learned the diagnosis was just a mistake.

“I was like, ‘You completely ruined my entire [day],’” she laughed. “As a kid watching the Grammys, that was a big dream! It was kind of the worst/greatest day. And the next day was also the worst/greatest day because I wanted to punch someone.” And rightfully so, giving someone the scare of their life on a big day like that is quite ridiculous.

“I was like, ‘Who mixes up results? Why wouldn’t you test again?’ It was very much a roller coaster ride, that day, for me,” said Clarkson. “So, it’s kind of unfortunate, but a lot of the moments got stolen from that mishap. But hey, I didn’t have cancer!”

That is most likely one of the craziest 24 hours a human being can go through. Thinking that you have a life-threatening disease and winning an award you have been dreaming about since you were a kid has bittersweet written all over it.

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It takes a certain level of professionalism for someone to stay committed after hearing that news but that is just what Clarkson did accepting her awards and giving a great performance. One can only guess how thankful for life Clarkson has been since that scare. And to those still fighting that battle and were not as fortunate as Clarkson, continue the fight because it can be defeated.

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Celebs Who Saved Themselves For Marriage (Or Not)

People decide to “save” themselves, in other words remain “pure,” for lots of reasons. Some do it because of religious, emotional, or just personal reasons. Some do it because they want to protect their health, while others just do it because they want to find the “right” person. It really makes you wonder, though, when a super-attractive star says that they’ve vowed to remain celibate or abstinent. So many questions surround their decision, and then there’s always the inevitable musing… Is their desire to “wait” honest-and-real, or is it just a publicity stunt? Here are all the details about some of the biggest stars who said they were saving themselves.

Angela Simmons Confesses

Angela Simmons is famous as theGrowing Up Hip-Hopstar and a fabulous shoe designer. Her dad is also Run-DMC rap royalty the Rev. Joseph Simmons, which may also explain why she was so vocal about her desire to wait until marriage.

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So, when rumors of her pregnancy first surfaced, she denied it of course. There’s only so long that denials will hold up, though. She eventually confessed, saying, “You know, I met the love of my life and we got engaged. And I waited until twenty-eight.” So, the man of her dreams changed everything, and she welcomed Sutton Joseph, her baby boy, last year, and then married Sutton Tennyson.

Carrie Underwood on the Right To Love

Even after her American Idol win, and her subsequent steady-and-sure rise to even bigger stardom, Carrie Underwood had a lot to say about her decision to wait until marriage, and she held fast to her convictions. She says, “I grew up going to church camp and reading my Bible and having different faith books and movies in my life.”

Carrie Underwood on the Right To Love

She was abstinent until she married her husband, Mike Fisher, when she was 26-years old. It’s a good thing that she finally found “the right guy.” But, she’s also very vocal about her belief that everyone should have that right: “As a married person myself, I don’t know what it’s like to be told I can’t marry somebody I love, and want to marry. I can’t imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love.”

Donny Osmond – Dad’s Dilemma

Donny Osmond was part of the Osmonds, and he went on to have a bestselling singing career. All-in-all, though, he’s a man of many talents; he’s a singer, songwriter, actor, TV host, dancer, and even author. What draws him to your attention here, though, is his vow to wait until he married.

Donny Osmond – Dad’s Dilemma

He says, “I was … when I got married and I would hope that my children, based on my beliefs and what I have taught them, would follow suit.” That appears to be easier to say than to actually ensure that they follow in his footsteps, though. He says, “I am not going to condemn anybody. That’s where religion gets a bad name, when people get holier than thou. We are all human. If my children make a mistake, I want them to know it is all right and they should try harder next time.”

Jordin Sparks & Perfect Sense

Jordin Sparks is famous as an actor, singer and model. You may remember when she auditioned for American Idol, or even when she became the youngest winner (at 17). Along with all the fame, though, she’s also been very vocal about her purity ring, which is a faith-based decision.

Jordin Sparks & Perfect Sense

If you look at her American Idol biography, you’ll see that she thanks her parents and God for her win. And, about her choice to wait, she explains, “My parents gave me a purity ring and talked to me about waiting until marriage. It wasn’t forced; it just made perfect sense.”

Julianne Hough & Her Lucky Guy

Julianne Hough is one of the infamous beauties of Dancing With The Stars fame, but she’s also now known for her vow of celibacy, based on her Mormon upbringing. As she explained, there was “no drinking, no caffeine, no smoking, no swear words, no R-rated movies.” There were rumors that her relationship with Zach Wilson might have been short-lived because of that little purity clause. Then, with Ryan Seacrest, rumors had it that she was his “beard.”

Julianne Hough & Her Lucky Guy

But, you probably don’t care about all that anymore. After all, she’s been dating NHL star Brooks Laich since 2013, and they announced their engagement in 2015. And, in an interview, he famously raved about her, saying, “She’s a cool, cool gal. She’s just a sweetheart, very loving, very giving. She puts so much great out into the world. I’m a pretty lucky guy.”

Kathie Lee Gifford – The Last One?

You probably know Kathie Lee Gifford as a host on the Today show, right? Well, she’s famous not only for her online prowess, but also because she waited until she was 22, and married to her first husband, Paul Johnson. In her autobiography, she explains: “My lifelong self-consciousness about my body seemed, miraculously, to fade away…”

Kathie Lee Gifford

Gifford said that she met her first husband at a Bible study group. He was the leader of the group. Up until, then, she was certain that she was the last hold out in Hollywood. Her marriage to her first husband lasted six years. She later married Frank Gifford in 1986, but they divorced in 2015.

Kevin Jonas & His Purity Ring

Kevin Jonas was part of the infamous Jonas brothers, and all of them quickly became popular with fans. Kevin is the oldest of the brother, and they all wore their very own “purity ring” to demonstrate their commitment to chastity. Of the three, it appears that Kevin is probably the only one who kept that vow (Joe admitted that the promise was broken).

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Kevin was undeterred. At 18, he said, “My ring represents a promise to myself and God that I’ll stay pure until marriage.” He married Danielle Deleasa in 2009, and the couple now has two children.

Jessica Simpson’s Something Special

Jessica Simpson is another famous celebrity who proclaimed that she was waiting until marriage. She was raised a Baptist, but said, “Abstinence for me is about romance. It has nothing to do with my relationship with God. It’s definitely a bonus in that department, but it’s nothing spiritual. It’s about giving something special to that person you’re going to spend the rest of your life with.”

Jessica Simpson’s Something Special

So, she waited until she married Nick Lachey in 2001 when she was 22-years old, but their marriage only lasted until 2005. She did say that that act of waiting until marriage made her most proud. She went on to have two children out of wedlock with Eric Johnson.

Kirk Cameron – Lock The Door

You probably remember him as Mike Severson on Growing Pains, but he’s gone on to appear in the Left Behind series as well as Fireproof. He also partnered with Ray Comfort for an Evangelical ministry, The Way of the Master. His decision to be celibate until marriage is also tied to his Evangelical faith.

Kirk Cameron – Lock The Door

He famously says, “I’m glad I waited.” He met his wife, Chelsea, while he was still on the set of Growing Pains, and they’ve been together ever since. Kinda mushy, but he says: “Love is a promise. It’s a room you go into where you learn how to serve someone else. And you don’t leave that room. You lock the door and throw away the key.”

Lenny Kravitz – Promise Made?

Yeah, you probably know that Lenny Kravitz has done a little bit of everything. He’s an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and an actor. And, he’s also incorporated elements of many musical genres into his own unique style. He also won the Grammy Award for “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” over four consecutive years. So, yeah, you know him…

Lenny Kravitz – Promise Made?

He explains that while he thinks that it’s important to be close, “It’s just that I’m going to do it with my wife. And not everybody else.” So, while he told Maxim: “(It’s) a promise I made until I get married.” He later told Details: “I said it, and it just got blown way out of proportion.”

Lisa Kudrow – Precious Honor

You probably know (and love) Lisa Kudrow from the role she played as Phoebe on Friends. But, reports say that she’s really nothing like the hippie she played on the show, and she has also been vocal about her decision to wait until marriage. She explained that it was “something I’d decided was very precious…an honor I was bestowing on a young man.”

Lisa Kudrow – Precious Honor

But, did she really wait until she was 31, when she married Michael Stern? Some have taken an interview with Jay Leno to mean that she may not have been completely celibate. The quote that they point to is this one: “No, no. What I was trying to say is that when I was young I had always had hoped and wanted to be…” What do you think?

Lolo Jones – It’s Harder Than Olympics Training

Lolo Jones is American hurdler and bobsledder who specializes in the 60-meter and 100-meter hurdles. She was an Olympic athlete but fell short of winning any medals. About her choice of waiting until marriage, she said, “It’s just something, a gift I want to give my husband.”

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But, she also said that it’s “harder than training for the Olympics.” She is also very comfortable with her body. She posed semi-nude for ESPN the Magazine’s “The Body” issue in 2009. Jones was also on the cover of Outside magazine in 2012. The “bathing suit” she wore was made up of ribbon that had been strategically placed.

Mariah Carey Waited for Nick Cannon

Mariah Carey is a huge pop star, of course. She’s the obvious best-selling female singer from the ’90s. In her credits, though, you’ll find mention of a whole lot more. Beyond singing, she’s a songwriter, record producer, and even an actress. She’s quite a lady!

Mariah Carey Waited for Nick Cannon

Yes, she’d been married before to Tommy Mottola, in 1993 (and divorced in 1998), but she still vowed to remain celibate with Nick Cannon until they got married. Maybe it’s not such a surprise, then, that they got hitched just two months after they started dating. She explained, “It’s not that we had no intimacy. We just didn’t have complete intimacy. It’s just me, and my feelings. But we both have similar beliefs and I just thought that it would be so much more special if we waited until we were married. And it was.” While they might have had some good moments, the couple divorced in 2016.

Meagan Good About “The Wait”

Actress Meagan Good is married to DeVon Franklin, a Seventh Day Adventist minister. She was vocal about her vow of celibacy before marriage, and they’ve even released the New York Times bestselling book, The Wait. They talk about their journey with abstinence. Since so many others lament how hard it is, the book also offers advice to those who are struggling.

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In the book, they explain their reasoning: “We live in a culture addicted to the quick hookup, the miracle cure, and the overnight sensation. The Wait is the remedy for that addiction.” But, waiting until marriage also supports the fact that it’s not always easy to find that person who will love you the way you deserve. It’s about being (and becoming) “self-aware and humble enough to admit that our first impulses aren’t always smart ones.”

Rebecca St. James on Making Memories

For Rebecca St. James, it really makes all the career sense in the world for her to remain celibate. She has written books about her desire to wait until marriage, but she also sings hit songs about it! She is a Grammy Award-winning Christian recording artist, after all.

Rebecca St. James on Making Memories

She felt compelled to defend her position on Fox News. She said: “Can I just say that [it] – and I’ve never been with anyone else – is so cherishing and beautiful, and I’m glad I don’t have memories with anyone else, and I’m glad my husband doesn’t have anyone to compare me to.” She married Jacob “Cubbie” Fink in 2011, and she gave birth to her daughter, Gemma Elena Fink, in 2014.

Sarah Drew on Falling in Love Via Letters

You may know Sarah Drew for her role on Grey’s Anatomy. She married her college sweetheart, Peter Lanfer, in 2002. He’s a lecturer at UCLA. She was once asked if their relationship was “love at first sight,” to which she replied: “For him it was. For me, we were leading a camp together and I was very focused on the kids. I had been burned twice by guys, so I was wounded and not interested in guys at all. He pursued me with handwritten letters for like eight months. It was incredibly romantic and old fashioned. I fell in love with him through the letters.”

Sarah Drew on Falling in Love Via Letters

The couple also waited until marriage. A fan famously asked her about how she compared to the character of Dr. April Kepner. Specifically, the person asked: “Are you as religious as April. How old were u when you first lost [it] lol?” The actress replied, “I waited until marriage.” Beyond being married since 2002, the star-crossed couple now has two children. Micah Emmanuel was born in 2012, and Hannah Mali Rose was born in 2014.

Sean Lowe & Catherine Giudici

You know him as the Bachelor hunk on Season 13, but did you know that he and his chosen fiancee, Catherine Giudici, decided to wait until their honeymoon? That’s kind of a big deal when everything comes out via reality TV and the tabloids.

Sean Lowe & Catherine Giudici

Giudici told The View, “We made a really good decision for us and we’re excited to consummate as husband and wife.” She was busy talking about that big wedding in 2014. She also said, “It’s something that is a benefit of being married.” And, of course, they also posted newborn baby pictures of Samuel Thomas last year. The proud mom posted, “I think I’m in love :)”

Sherri Shepherd on Sticking to Values

Sherri Shepherd is a TV host and actress. She famously jumped in to defend Olympian Lola Jones against critics that found fault with her desire to wait until marriage, saying: “I think it’s great that she’s sticking to her values.” She further said, “Nobody applauds anybody sticking to their values, but when they mess up, they go ‘Where’s your values?’”

Sherri Shepherd on Sticking to Values

In 2012, 29-year-old Shepherd also made headlines from comments she made in an interview with HBO Real Sports, when she said that she’d been saving herself for marriage. In her relationship with her second husband, she said she also waited until her wedding night.

Taylor Lautner

You may know him for his Twilight role, but Taylor Lautner seems to capture everyone’s attention as a huge heartthrob both on and off the Big Screen. He took the abstinence vow back in 2009, and nobody’s been able to prove (or report) any deviation from that promise. You’d be sure to see it blitzed across every possible tabloid, that’s for sure.

Taylor Lautner

Of course, he also didn’t say he was waiting until marriage, just that he was waiting for the “right girl.” Of course, rumors have it that his vow may be part of why his relationships just don’t last. Is he calling it quits and moving on when he determines they’re just not “all that” or are they breaking it off when he won’t break his abstinence vow? Then again, he also famously lamented: “Oh, it’s soo hard being famous! I can’t date anybody because everybody just wants my hot body and my Twilight millions!” Not the most modest, but he does say he hopes he’s romantic, and that it’s “more than the flowers and the gifts.” He says, “It’s about connecting with the person and being able to talk and share things with her.”

Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow is a famous NFL player, but he made huge headlines when he announced that he’d vowed to remain celibate until marriage. Of course, there have also been lots of rumors about whether it’s that decision to wait also ruined his relationship with Olivia Culpo.

Tim Tebow

For his part, he seemed like he was stuck on her. During the brief relationship, sources said, “It’s very new, but he thinks she is a goddess. He’s very attentive, and writes her sweet notes all the time.” While some surmised it was his decision to “wait,” others claim that Culpo just wasn’t that into him, and/or that she was still recovering from her breakup with Nick Jonas. Sometimes the timing is just way off. Then again, there may be lots of women hoping and really trying to get him into bed, since one dating website offered $1 million to any woman who could offer proof that she’d slept with Tebow.

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The Wildest Incidents To Happen During Concerts!

For some people, concerts are their favorite events to go to. Being able to see their favorite artist perform the songs they love is almost like a dream come true. Unfortunately, there are moments when the concert does not go as planned. Some concerts are wildly interrupted by unexpected events and it throws off the whole rhythm of the event. Here is a slew of the craziest reasons why concerts were interrupted.

Kanye West

First of all, he is performing on a floating stage. The concert should have been interrupted for safety measures but Kanye will be Kanye. This particular interruption ended up ended the concert after only 30 minutes.

Kanye West

Kanye went on a rant about Trump, Jay Z, Bey, and much more before eventually ending the show and leaving fans upset. “Get ready to have a field day, press. Get ready, get ready. Because the show’s over,” were a few of his last words before he left.

The Dropkick

At one of his concerts, “Sure Thing” singer Miguel was sued for his Hulk Hogan style dropkick that he performed on a fan. While performing at the Billboard awards in 2013, Miguel decided to unleash his inner Power Ranger and leap across a small crowd of fans. He must have misjudged how tight his pants were mid-jump and it ended up hurting a fan.

The Dropkick

He landed on the fan’s neck and immediately after the show he was interviewed with the fan. “We just met,” Miguel joked. “Unfortunately we did not meet under the best circumstances, but I think we’re okay.” Her name is Tsai and she sued him for negligence and sought damages to cover medical fees.

The Stones Spark Trouble

The year was 1969 and the Rolling Stones had just completed a successful American tour. To celebrate, they were the headliners of a free festival at Altamont. Things seemed legit but there was something questionable in place and that was when they chose to hire members of a notorious biker gang as their security.

The Stones Spark Trouble

Chaos eventually broke loose when fighting in the crowd began. Fighting already sounds bad enough but it got worse. Someone was killed after a serious bout broke loose with a member of the biker club. At least we know that if you use them as security, you are well protected.

Kid Cudi’s Knuckle Sandwich

Kid Cudi has one of the most loyal fan bases. Even when he puts out experimental music that is nothing like the style he blew up on, the true fans will support him. In 2009, Cudi went toe-to-toe with one of these fans all because of a simple misunderstanding.

Kid Cudi in Concert - Las Vegas

While performing one of his classic songs “Pursuit of Happiness,” a wallet was thrown on stage and Cudi responded. He went to pick the wallet up and throw it back but the person he threw it to said it was not his so he threw back. Cudi didn’t like that and went into the crowd and socked the guy in the face.

Metallica and Guns ‘N’ Roses

It was 1992 and a bunch of things went wrong over in Montreal. Metallica was co-headlining a concert with Guns ‘N’ Roses and their half of the fiasco may be just as bad if not worse than the other incident. James Hetfield was burned horribly by the pyrotechnics so they had to cut their half of the show short.

Metallica and Guns ‘N’ Roses

Then it got worse when Axl Rose made the crowd upset by showing up late and leaving early because of “vocal issues.” 50 thousand people started to riot. They smashed windows and set fires causing the police to go after rioters in the streets.

Limp Bizkit Eggs on 1999 Woodstock

Woodstock ’99 was a disaster. Just so you believe us, the temperature was scorching, the lines were long just to buy an expensive bottle of water, and the planning for the event could have gone a lot better because chaos was afoot that year.

Limp Bizkit Eggs on 1999 Woodstock

It was supposed to be a concert that promoted peace and love as well as a free-spirited kindness but the opposite was in effect especially when Limp Bizkit got on stage to perform. Vandalism and destruction were going on and the leader of the group, Fred Durst, was just egging the crowd on like it was the thing to do.

Pearl Jam Tragedy

In 2000, something happened that no band would want to happen. As a matter of fact, no one should want this fate to happen to anyone especially while they are out trying to enjoy the music they love. At the Roskilde Festival in Denmark, nine people were left killed.

Pearl Jam Tragedy

When fans went to rush the stage to see Pearl Jam perform, that is how many of them got their lives taken. The moment Pearl Jam heard of this tragedy they stopped the show. Being the good people that they are, they stayed in touch with the families and reference them in the song “Love Boat Captain.”

Justin Bieber Storms Off

Most are aware of Justin Bieber’s past mishaps and public interactions. He once spit on the people below him from his balcony and we do not know why. In a concert, however, he took it to Kanye level and ended it himself because of the fans.

Justin Bieber Storms Off

“He went to dry up the water with a towel when fans tried to take the towel from Bieber,” the eyewitness continues. “He became angry and walked off the stage.” Bieber later said he was sorry on Instagram with, “sadly it’s been a rough week for me, long days no sleep, while having to be ‘on’ as they would say for cameras fans etc. In no way did I mean to come across mean.”

Lady Gaga Gets Crashed

Lady Gaga is known for having her own crazy antics like wearing an all-meat costume as a form of making a statement. Not fake meat but real meat was her choice of clothing for the event. This time, a fan flipped the script and went crazy on her for once.

While performing one of her many smash records, a fan found her way on stage as the background dancers are not breaking form and Gaga starts to back away. The fan seems to be pleading to Gaga as she inched closer to her before eventually being carried off stage.

Drake Tears His ACL

In the early stage of the Canadian superstar’s career, he hit a major bump in the road. It happened around the time his hot single “Best I Ever Had” was making its course on the radio and everybody had got tired of it after just two weeks.

Drake Tears His ACL

This was also during the era when some rappers were still wearing baggy jeans and Drake just so happened to have a pair on. While performing the aforementioned song he started to trot around and out of nowhere he slipped and landed flat on the ground. You could see him pound the ground in disappointment and pain right before people came to help him backstage.

The Fire in Rhode Island

In 2003, pyrotechnics got the best of a band once again but this time in an even more deadly manner. The band Great White was performing and suddenly the pyrotechnics lit the soundproof insulation and that is when mayhem broke loose. 100 people died during the incident including someone you would least expect.

The Fire in Rhode Island

The guitarist of the band was also killed in the fire and another 200 plus suffered burns and other injuries. The tour manager was sentenced to ten years in prison for involuntary manslaughter but got off on parole in 2008. This hit hard for the band, especially for Jack Russell.

Dimebag Darrell

Here we have another case of a deranged fan, and this might be the craziest one can get. In 2004, Damageplan was performing in Columbus, Ohio when something unpredictable happened. Something that should put incentives in place so that no one can carry weapons at a concert. The fan climbed on stage and what happened next was horrible.

Dimebag Darrell

Once on stage, the fan by the name of Nathan Gale took out his 9mm and put multiple bullets in the head of Dimebag Darrell. An additional three others were killed as well before the murderer was brought down. Eventually, those involved summed up the courage to rock another day.

German Love Parade Festival

The German Love Parade is the German version of EDM. What happened here is a prime example of what you get when you try to cram too many people in a small space. It just doesn’t work! And as a result, the festival was canceled after 2010.

German Love Parade Festival

The area in which the festival was taking place only could hold roughly 250,000 people. The total number of fans that showed up came out to more than one million. 500 people were injured and 21 passed away due to the lack of space. This was a lesson to be learned in event planning.

The Collapse at the Indiana State Fair

Sugarland was set to go on stage and perform next at the Indiana State Fair in 2011. That is until the weather had a change of plans for the fair and put tons of people’s lives in danger. Seven deaths even occurred because of the collapse of the stage that took place.

The Collapse at the Indiana State Fair

It was said to have collapsed due to the weather and Sugarland was said to be “stunned and heartbroken” by what happened and had no words to talk about what happened. After that tragic event, state fairs have now taken more precaution and finding better ways to combat the weather.

Big Sean Says, “Stop Throwing Money”

While Big Sean was promoting his number one album I Decided he did a show performing some of the songs off the album while in Las Vegas. The “Bounce Back” rapper was at Drai’s Nightclub and a certain fan thought it would appropriate to turn it into a different type of club.

Big Sean Says, “Stop Throwing Money”

The fan was throwing money at the stage and Big Sean was not a fan of that. “Hey, stop throwing [expletive] money my [expletive],” Sean yelled. The crowd was in shock because everyone sees Big Sean as a mild-mannered person. Throwing money while he performs is what ticks him off, it seems.

Snoop and Wiz Are clueless

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are two of the biggest green advocates in the music business. The two of them have made plenty of songs together and even have graced the stage together on tour. One performance, a rail was not very secure and happened to fall over leaving a handful of people falling on their faces.

Snoop and Wiz Are clueless

Fans were packed tight to see the duo perform and leaning heavy on the rail that kept that safe. While Snoop and Wiz turned around for a split second, the railing fell and the two didn’t even notice. Security came on stage to get the stars backstage.

Demi Gets Ambushed

No one can get enough of their favorite artist, that goes without saying. Demi Lovato learned that first hand if she didn’t already know. In 2012, she decided to get fancy and let some fans go over the barrier so that they could get closer to her while she was talking to the audience.

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“You guys got to be safe, though,” said Lovato. Maybe she should have been more concerned about her own safety before letting them get so close. First, one girl hopped on stage and to hug her and shortly after about three more fans rushed in before Lovato was rushed off the stage.

Drake…Being Drake

Drake makes the list again but this time he didn’t injure himself. This also happened early in his career and it foreshadowed how big he was going to be. Only a few artists have the ability to do what Drake did to this poor girl.

Drake…Being Drake

It appeared this young lady was elevated in the crowd due to her being on someone’s back and Drake came up to her and sang directly to her. He grabbed her hand while serenading her and the girl was going crazy. When he backed away and went to the center stage, moments later she straight up passed out. The show was paused as Drake spoke to the audience.

Miley Gets Rushed Off Stage

This is similar to Demi Lovato’s situation except Miley Cyrus didn’t entice the fans by saying they could come closer to her. While she was on her Gypsy Heart Tour in 2011, before she became the wrecking ball that she is now, a fan got bold and rushed the stage.

Miley Gets Rushed Off Stage

It was almost like a sneak attack because the fan crept up from behind like a ninja and tried to give Miley a big hug. In a matter of seconds, security came and apprehended the young lady and then rushed the star off of the stage. The girl could have just wanted a hug.

The Queen Got Pulled

It is no secret that Beyoncé is one of the biggest stars of this era. When she performs, her shows are always sold out. She brings thousands of fans to her shows wherever she goes. That includes Brazil where she was dragged off the stage by a fan in the crowd.

The Queen Got Pulled

Beyoncé likes to get interactive with the fans when she performs sometimes and there is nothing wrong with that. However, we are thinking maybe she should up the security when she does interact with her adoring fanbase. While performing “Irreplaceable” she got down on her knees by the edge of the stage and a man with his shirt off pulled her down. When the guards try to escort him out, Beyoncé said to let him stay and had a dialogue with him in front of everybody.

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