Not all celebrity siblings are as obvious as the Hemsworths
On April 10th brothers and sisters across America take a brief break from their rivalries to celebrate each other for National Siblings Day. While some famous siblings—Hemsworths and Gyllenhaals and Kardashians—basically come as a set, others are less obvious. Today is the day we look deeper to celebrate all the celebrity siblings we've overlooked.
Joseph and Ralph Fiennes
If you had to guess which of these brothers has played a high-ranking official of a fascist state who pursued a romantic relationship with a captive member of an oppressed class who worked in his house...you couldn't. Because the answer is both. In Stephen Spielberg's 1993 classic Schindler's List, Ralph Fiennes portrayed Nazi commandant Amon Goeth, the sadistic head of a concentration camp who develops twisted feelings of "love" for his Jewish housemaid. And in Hulu's hit show Handmaid's Tale, Ralph's younger brother, Joseph Fiennes, plays Commander Fred Waterford, one of the leaders of Gilead, who falls for June Osborne, the captive handmaid who is supposed to bear his child. Weird coincidence, or Fiennes family tradition?
Alfie and Lily Allen
Game of Thrones character Theon Greyjoy is known for having a strong, fearless sister in Yara Greyjoy. And in real life, the actor who plays Theon—Alfie Allen—has a fearless older sister of his own. Singer-songwriter Lily Allen is known for her experimental pop music and her distinctive voice. Yara might not approve of Lily's style, but she definitely appreciate Lily Allen's fearless approach to music with her latest album No Shame.
Liev and Pablo Schreiber
You may know Liev Schreiber as the star of Ray Donovan, or for his portrayal of Sabretooth in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but if you thought his facial hair in that movie was distinctive, it's nothing compared to his younger half-brother Pablo Schreiber's so-called "p*rn-stache" in the hit Netflix show Orange is the New Black. Pablo is also known for his role as Nick Sobotka, one of the main protagonists in season two of The Wire.
Emily and Zooey Deschanel
This one is pretty obvious once you know—their piercing blue eyes give it away—but the characters they play are so different that it's definitely surprising when you first make the connection. While Emily Deschanel is known for her role as Temperance Brennan, the almost robotic titular medical examiner on Bones, her younger sister Zooey plays the quirky and colorful grade school teacher Jess Day.
Scott and Chris Evans
While Chris Evans has been launched to a-list status by his role as Captain America in the Avengers movies, his younger brother Scott Evans isn't quite as well-known. Prior to his role as Sol and Robert's closeted, musical-loving neighbor Oliver on Grace and Frankie, he was best known for playing police officer Oliver Fish on the soap opera One Life to Live.
Jonah Hill and Beanie Feldstein
Lots of people have already pointed out the numerous similarities between 2007's Superbad and the 2019 hit Booksmart. Both movies star a pair of best friends trying to break out of their usual mold and attend a blowout party just before high school graduation, and the parallels don't stop there. But if there was any doubt that Booksmart director Olivia Wilde was making a spiritual successor to Superbad, consider that Beanie Feldstein who plays Molly, is actually Jonah Hill's little sister.
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Current owner Jeff Lowe claims there are bodies, including "a young American Indian boy," buried on the property
It was recently reported that Carole Baskin had been awarded the property of the Tiger King Zoo—formerly the G.W. Zoo—in Wynnewood, Oklahoma after a judgment found in her favor.
As fans of the Netflix docuseries Tiger King will know, her long-standing legal feud with Joe Exotic (AKA Joseph Maldonado-Passage, né Shreibvogel) over his violation of the Big Cat Rescue trademark resulted in a million dollar settlement in her favor. But for the most part Exotic managed to dodge paying Baskin through a series of illegal property transfers that temporarily protected his animal park from seizure.
Now that Exotic is in prison for attempting to have Baskin murdered—along with illegal animal trafficking and several violations of the Endangered Species Act—a judge has finally ruled that the park is hers, and she will be taking over ownership of the 16-acre property later this year. But Jeff Lowe—the park's current owner and the personification of a mid-life crisis—insists that there are no hard feelings, saying, "She deserves this property."
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The singers magnetic hit, which debuted at No. 1 on this day in 1967, still fiercely resonates
On this day in 1967, Aretha Franklin's "Respect" debuted at No.1 on the U.S. charts. The Otis Redding re-imagining would become the definitive song of the 1960's Civil Rights and Feminist Movements.
At just 24-years-old, the soon-to-be Queen of Soul took a song that was a desperate plea for companionship and transformed it into a cutthroat demand for equality. "Come to me for I'm begging, come to me for I'm begging, darling," Redding howls in his version. "Your kisses, sweeter than honey," Franklin croons on her re-imagining almost in direct response. "And guess what? So is my money." When Franklin's version continued to grow in popularity, Redding felt both emasculated and proud. "The next song is a song that a girl took away from me. A good friend of mine." Redding said playfully before diving into his rendition during his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival.