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Ranking Denmark’s Most Popular Celebrities

Celebrity culture in Denmark is just as prominent as other parts of the world and there are some very famous faces who you may have heard of but will be surprised to learn that they are in fact from Denmark. From social media stars to famous musicians and actors and actresses, Denmark has been home to many very talented people worthy of showing their talent on a national level. Although many of the celebrities on this list have ventured away from Denmark to pursue their career their talent cannot be denied.  

Sandi Toksvig

 Sandi Toksvig is a very well-known actress, comedian, and television personality, particularly under the UK’s Channel 4 network. She has starred in a number of her own one-woman shows where she has audiences in fits of laughter with her extremely entertaining comedy sets. Her most recent appearance would have to be her position as a presenter on the Great British Bake Off, this role of hosting alongside Noel Fielding has turned Sandi into a household face who viewers truly loved seeing every week on their television screens with her iconic banter and baking puns to help lighten the mood. 

Scarlett Johansen

 Although she was born in the United States in New York, you may be shocked to learn that famous actress Scarlett Johansen actually has a very strong Danish heritage on her father’s side. Scarlett has been a very well-liked actress since her first appearance in the film world, which has provided her with a huge acting career and successful income. Scarlett is also very well known for her charity work where she has been involved in many different schemes, including a huge drive for transforming urban spaces using environmentally friendly methods, if this something you would be interested in supporting then finds out more at ghform.dk. 

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

 Another actor who has featured in some very successful movies and television shows would have to be Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, his most notable appearance as Jamie Lannister in Game of Thrones has brought him much success thanks to his excellent portrayal of this ruthless character which fans of the show really loved, and hated. Nikolaj is Danish and actually completed the majority of his official acting education in Denmark before he set off around the world to make his mark on the acting scene and build a very successful career for himself.  

Brigitte Nielsen

The final celebrity from Denmark on this list would have to be none other than famous actress, model, TV personality, and singer Brigitte Nielson. Brigitte is a huge personality that shines through in everything she does, this versatile performer has a strong work ethic which can be seen in her performances on TV, her music, and through things as simple as the way that she interacts with her fans. This huge star is one of Denmark’s biggest success stories in terms of building a huge empire within the entertainment industry. The fact that Brigitte has been able to achieve so much over the years is why she is worthy of being one of Denmark’s most popular celebrities.  

Upcoming Gaming Tournaments You Should Tune Into

Competitive gaming has been a popular pastime for decades, but the money and industry around the top esports games is a relatively recent development. Esports does not mean some friends playing Mario Kart in a bedroom; esports is a multi-billion dollar industry that includes a plethora of titles in every genre, from shooters to simulators and everything in-between. In no particular order, here are the top esports games in 2021 based on a number of factors, including viewership, events, and overall success, and the tournaments you should tune in to watch. 

Top esports games 

Eight years since the launch of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) and it has maintained its position as one of the top esports games in the world, with frequent updates to the game, a lucrative market in weapon skins and knives, and a flurry of events every year. Alongside ongoing leagues like the BLAST Premier and ESL Pro League, 2020 has plenty of top-tier tournaments like IEM Katowice 2020, DreamHack Anaheim, and both ESL One events in Rio de Janeiro and Cologne respectively. When it comes to viewership, the biggest tournament in 2019 for CS: GO was the IEM Katowice major, which accumulated 1.2 million views with a $1 million prize pool. This is another million in the total prize money awarded since 2013, which is currently at just over $91 million. The HLTV events page has all of the upcoming CS: GO esports action you can tune into or if you fancy competing yourself, jump in-game and play some ranked to test your mettle. Fortnite is the game that took the world by storm when it launched in September 2017 and while the buzz in the general media has died out, the esports scene is still thriving. 2019 saw the biggest Fortnite esports event ever; the Fortnite World Cup in New York City. Nothing has been confirmed yet for 2021 but everyone is expecting Epic Games to ramp up the stakes for the next World Cup. Thanks to the amount Epic gave out during 2019, Fortnite quickly surpassed most other esports titles to have the third all-time highest prize total, surpassed only by CS: GO and DotA 2. 

How many people play Fortnite is a question plenty of people ask, and as of March 2019 – so almost a year ago – Fortnite had 250 million registered users. Ask any random person on the street and chances are they will have heard of Fortnite, even if they are not able to tell you exactly what it is about, which shows just how quickly Fortnite grew. The official Fortnite competitive page lists all the upcoming events and has everything you need to know or play some of the in-game tournaments to see if you are good enough to compete yourself. If you are a fan of Apex Legendsthe esp cheat for apex legends makes things easier.  

EPIC League Season 3 

The Dota 2 EPIC League Season 3 features 16 European and CIS teams competing for a total $100,000 prize pool. The competition features 16 invited teams who initially play a group stage. At the conclusion of this, the top eight teams advance to Division 1, and the bottom 8 go to Division 2. Each division’s playoffs are double-elimination bracket, with all matches (except the grand final) being best-of-three. The final is best-of-five.  

RLCS Season X – Winter: North American Major 

Rocket League Esports developed RLCS Season X. It has separate competitions in Fall, Winter, and Summer. Each of these seasonal events has regional events leading into an international major. In the Group Stage of the Winter tournament, 12 teams play in a Double Elimination Bracket. In the Grand Finals, teams from the loser’s bracket need to bracket reset opponents from the Winners Bracket 

2021 ESL Pro League 13 

2021 is the 13th season for the ESL Pro League, ESL’s premier league for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It is a European tournament and includes a Group Stage, with four single round-robin format groups. The group winners then proceed to the Play-In, with winning teams there advancing to the Semi-finals. These occur in the Playoffs, eventually finishing with a best-of-five Grand Final.  

2021 Dreamhack Open 44 

The Dreamhack Open 44 is an online monthly tournament for Counter-Strike organized by DreamHack. There are versions for both North and South America. Games are played entirely online, with talent and players participating from their own homes. The tournament is part of the ESL Pro Tour. 

2021 WardiTV Winter Championship 

The WardiTV Winter Championship is a Starcraft2 tournament organized by WardiTV. It will feature notable players from around the globe. There has already been a Preliminaries Stage, consisting of a Group Stage, followed by Playoffs. The main tournament will be played in a double-elimination bracket series, with best-of-five matches. 

The 4 Video Sites Competing with YouTube

YouTube is the most popular free online video platform and the world’s second most visited website, which was launched in 2005 by Jawed Karim, Steve Chen, and Chad Hurley. Originally, it was intended as a dating site but it soon expanded to general video content. Google saw its huge potential and in 2006 bought it for $ 1.65 billion. At that time, the company had 65 employees and did not generate income. Today, it employs 5,000 people and its main source of income is the monetization of advertising. This article describing how views are counted on youtube will briefly be mentioned.

Vimeo

The biggest competitor of YouTube is Vimeo, the platform for sharing videos online that has gathered 150 million creators worldwide and has 1.24 million subscribers. In 2018, it generated revenues of $160 million with 8,700 employees. YouTube is the leader of the online video market with 2 billion registered users and revenues of $15 billion from advertising. The service does not have advertising and allows free viewing of the videos, as well as the options to share, store and comment as well as a social network. Their source of income is the monthly and annual subscriptions that users pay and obtain cloud-based services in exchange to create, host, stream, monetize, analyze and distribute online content on different devices.

Wistia

Wistia is a developer of video software and audiovisual content that was founded in the United States by Chris Savage and Brendan Schwartz in 2006. Today, it has more than 100 employees and generates annual revenues of $40 million. It has nearly 500,000 clients in 50 countries and works for brands such as HubSpot, MailChimp, Starbucks, and Sephora. The company has become a provider of solutions for the creation and distribution of video, measurements, and databases for hundreds of industries around the world. Also, it supports companies that create long-form video content to build their brands.

Dailymotion

Dailymotion is a French website that allows uploading and sharing video, that is present worldwide with content in 25 languages and 43 local versions. Owned by telco Vivendi, the platform was created in 2005 by Benjamin Bejbaum and Oliver Poitrey and today is valued at $ 128 million and generates $110 million in annual revenues. It has 300 million active users.

Dailymotion includes advantages such as advanced recommendations based on algorithms, and the ability to discover sports, music, politics, fashion, and eSports content from around the world. More than 3.5 billion videos are viewed through the incorporated player. All users are free to share their video and the platform delivers innovative technology resources, great flexibility, and visibility to creators.

Twitch

Twitch is an American platform specialized in video game and eSports content that was launched by Justin.tv in 2011 and, in 2014, it was sold to Amazon for $ 1 billion. With 1,500 employees, n 2019 it generated $ 230 million in revenues. It has three business units that include subscription service, advertising, and the sale of “bits” that users use to give tips, share emoticons with friends and cheer their favorite streamers. Twitch is one of the most used entertainment platforms among 18-34-year-old people. Every month, 3.2 million users broadcast live and it also has a library of 124 million clips on demand. The service has streamed video to 245,000 viewers worldwide at the same time. It is the most popular video service for eSports and video game lovers. Twitch is a fast-growing platform and since lockdown has only increased with the number of people beginning to stream games, and continues to grow.

5 Celebrities who keep Exotic Pets in their Home 

It may be surprising that exotic species are more common as pets than you may think. Exotic pets can range from tropical fish to reptiles to even birds such as emus. These unique creatures make for great pets however require an extensive amount of care.  

Examples of popular Exotic Pets 

Tropical fish: In recent years, the clown pleco has become popular with pet owners. This is a type of tropical catfish, originating from South America,  which grows up to 4” long and therefore, generally do not like sharing a tank with other fish. In saying this, if the tank is large enough and the fish is provided with the right environment, it can adapt to having company.  

Birds: Many people own exotic birds for pets such as budgies or parrots. In 2020, thanks to TikTok, a particular parrot found its claim to fame, an African Grey, called ‘Chanel’. African Grey parrots are amongst some of the most popular exotic pets in Europe, America, and the Middle East due to their long life span and intelligence.  

Reptiles: It is increasingly common for homeowners to have a type of reptile as a companion, such as a bearded dragon, chameleon (taking after Rapunzel in Disney’s Tangled) or a ball python. These pets are attractive due to their calm nature and longer life span than your typical family pet.  

5 Celebrities who keep Exotic Pets in their Home 

Kirstie Alley 

Alley, best known for her role in the TV show, ‘Cheers’, does not own just one exotic pet, but 14 ring-tailed lemurs. These exotic animals do not make for great domestic pets though as they prefer to be wild in their natural habitat and therefore prefer to stay in a large group, hence why the Cheers actress has a large group of these exotic animals.  

Nicolas Cage 

The actor has owned an array of exotic pets across a number of years, including a crocodile, octopus, and a shark as well as a pair of albino king cobras. This particular species of cobra is extremely rare and is not recommended to own as a pet due to their dangerous venom alongside their extensive dietary needs. It is also important to note that this type of exotic pet is illegal in many countries.  

Paris Hilton 

Paris Hilton famously owns two Kinkajous, a tropical rainforest mammal, related to raccoonsAlso known as honeybears, Kinkajous are relatively friendly and curious pets. As this exotic creature originates from the rainforest, prospective pet owners should ensure that the animal has plenty of room to exercise. Due to their wild nature, Kinkajous can become aggressive when held in captivity and have been known to become aggressive with their owners.  

Mike Tyson  

The former professional boxer previously owned a pet tiger, a white Bengal tiger named, ‘Kenya’. Tyson has stated in the past that he got the pet tiger as he was a “young guy and thought it would be cool”. After the 2020 Netflix documentary aired about Joe Exotic, “The Tiger King”, this maybe had you considering a pet tiger however, ownership of a tiger or any other large cat is usually not recommended due to their ability to kill. After all, they are wild animals.  

Audrey Hepburn 

Owning an exotic pet is not just a modern phenomenon, as demonstrated by the iconic movie star, Audrey Hepburn. In 1959, Hepburn took home a fawn which she was working alongside on a movie. After striking up a close bond with the deer, the onset trainer suggested the actress take it home.  

 

10 Fashionable Celebs who Are Avid Vapers

In recent years, many celebrities have decided to ditch cigarettes in favor of vaping. The most prominent example is none other than Hollywood superstar Jack Nicholson, who, after years of active smoking, has turned to e-cigarettes as the primary source of satiating his cravings. In addition, other notable examples include Robert Pattinson and Katy Perry. So, if more and more celebrities are switching to vaping instead of smoking, and most of us know that these people have a team of advisors and assistants managing their everyday lives and closely watching over their health, then surely vaping is recommended rather than smoking. If you are a person that vapes, you should know that there are important differences between delta 8 and delta 9 THC.

Celebrities and vaping

Famous for being in one of the best films of the 90s, Pulp Fiction, Jackson has established himself as the go-to guy for speaking his mind wherever and whenever he appears. Recently, SLJ appeared on The Jimmy Fallon show, where he showcased his rhyming skills while holding and puffing from his e-cigarette during the segment. As a former smoker, Jackson is clearly sending a message to everyone out there who thinks that smoking cigarettes are the most popular trend.

Johnny Depp has always been the go-to star when it comes to setting trends. Truth be told, however, his recent “track record” (both in his private life as well as his career) has been anything but stellar. But even then, Depp remains one of the more positive examples in this decadent era of gossip and celebrity scandals. Recently, the actor has been seen with an e-cigarette in hand, which puts him at the forefront of the vaping trend as well. Best known for his role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight series, Robert Pattinson is another celebrity who has made the switch from cigarettes to vaping. He was first seen vaping on the set of the movie Cosmopolis. Since then, Pattinson has been spotted vaping on several occasions, including Coachella.

 

Is vaping better than smoking cigarettes

Electronic (e)-cigarette vapor, which contains substantially fewer toxins than tobacco smoke, has been marketed as a ‘healthy’ alternative to traditional cigarettes and is reported to be an effective method of smoking cessation. Consequently, there has been a rapid growth of e-cigarette use, particularly among young people, with the result that e-cigarettes rapidly became the most used tobacco product in the USA.

There are several studies demonstrating an improvement in endothelial function in response to switching from tobacco to e-cigarettes. For example, within 1 month of switching from tobacco smoking to e-cigarette vaping, there was a significant improvement in endothelial function and vascular stiffness. Females benefited more from switching than males did in every between-group comparison. Those who complied best with switching to e-cigarettes demonstrated the largest improvement. There is a considerable lack of clarity as to the overall population health consequences of e-cigarette use.

The Studies

As mentioned, many available studies provide evidence that e-cigarette vaping is less detrimental than cigarette tobacco smoking, however, the number of long-term studies and the number of mechanistic insights are still limited. If one considers that e-cigarette vaping is associated with a decrease in the average age of first-time (e)-cigarette users, the ‘healthier’ e-cigarette profile might easily be abrogated (or even reversed) by the higher proportion of adolescent users.

Therefore, it is possible e-cigarette vaping could adversely impact the overall population disability-adjusted life years thereby producing a higher disease burden. Even if we are aware that e-cigarettes are less toxic than tobacco products, we are also aware of their potential to generate nicotine addicts, which should be enough to trigger stricter regulations of these products. There is no doubt, however, that smoking cessation is and will remain the most powerful approach to prevent smoking-induced cardiovascular and respiratory disease.

5 Famous Actors and the Hogwarts House that Suits Them

We have all probably done a harry potter house quiz at some point in our lives, to see which house we would fit into if we were to attend the magical school for witches and wizards. Whilst we often daydream about which house we could have been in if the school were real, we don’t often think about the houses that others could have been sorted into, especially celebrities. So in this article, I am going to list five famous actors and which Hogwarts house I think that they would belong in.

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford is one of Hollywood’s most famous actors with a career spanning five decades where he has played many iconic roles such as Hon Solo, Indiana Jones, and Jack Ryan. Whilst he has played many action heroes on screen, he is also one in real life. Ford is a licensed pilot and has used his helicopter to help locate missing or injured hikers, including rescuing a thirteen-year-old boy from the Yellowstone National Park. It is because of these heroics off as well as on-screen that Harrison Ford would have been in Gryffindor.

Greg Cipes

Greg Cipes is one of the most laidback actors in the film and television industry. Although you might not recognize his face, you would definitely recognize his voice as Beast Boy from Teen Titans or Michelangelo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He has been a reggae band from 2007 called Greg Cipes and the People and has been vegan since 2009. His laidback and kind-hearted attitude has carried over into his iconic performances and it is for these reasons that he would have been in Hufflepuff.

Emma Watson

Staring as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, Watson is no stranger to the world of Harry Potter. Outside of her acting career, Watson has partaken in many forms of activism but in particular feminism. Her speech on the movement to the United Nations was watched by so many people that it made the website crash. She has also started a feminist book club called Our Shared Self on Goodreads. After filming the final film in the Harry Potter franchise, she was one of the few members of the cast to return to education, gaining a degree in Literature. Despite her on-screen appearance as a Gryffindor, Watson is clearly a Ravenclaw at heart.

Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downy Jr is the best type of Slytherin. Ambitious and loyal whilst being able to balance pride and fun. In 2015 he was noted to be Hollywood’s highest-paid actor. The similarities between his own life and that of the character Tony Stark is probably why he was able to embody the character so well, leading to the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Tom Hardy

It is his bravery that makes Tom Hardy a Gryffindor. Hardy is often recognized as one of the most well-known action heroes of our generation with appearances in Venom and Mad Max: Fury Road. He has also proved his heroism in real life when he chased down two thieves, stopping them and making sure they weren’t armed before the police could arrive.

Humorist Quotes that Can Make your day! What’s with the cellphone?

A quotation is a simple saying that describes a mindset, attitude, or way of life. A quote can be a feeling as well. Famous personalities worldwide have penned down their thoughts and opinions when it comes to certain things in life. However, what you need from life is a chance to be happy, humorous, and make others happy.

Did you know that a comedian spends half of this day laughing out loud so that he or she can make others laugh? This sounds funny. Today, you will come across different memes online that will make your belly hurt. Seriously, these quotes are funny enough to make you drool as well. One such quote that has attracted the attention of readers is-

“I finally realized that people are prisoners of their phones… that’s why it’s called a “CELL” phone.”

Did you find it out already? This had the readers laugh. Although this quote is from an anonymous personality, it is funny enough. Let’s understand some funny interpretations behind this quote!

Your cell phone can drive you crazy!

The makers of the cellphone were not well-versed in their vocabulary. Well, this is the reality, or do you think it’s a joke? It rather isn’t! That’s why they termed this gadget as the cell phone. It might be that they failed to realize the comic meaning behind it. However, there are talented people out there, and you will laugh at the thought of your cellphone being a “prison phone”. If you are laughing secretly, you are not alone.

There are plenty of thoughts that you can club together to understand this comic line. People use their cell phones almost the entire day. From entertainment to conducting business and spending time on social media, your cell phone is a match made in heaven.

If you carefully look at the brighter side, humans are married to this gadget called the “cell phone”. Now you may ask how? Well, omitting the cell word, you literally cannot do without the 6-inch screen in front of you. This marriage is for life, and hence, you are imprisoned for life. Therefore, the “CELL” in a cellphone is justified! Period!

Examining the truth behind the quote:

Are you a prisoner of your phones? Well, you are! Today humans spend almost more than 10 hours a day on their cell phones. You are imprisoning yourself for almost 10 hours a day by staring at your screen or even completing your work. Comedians have come up with a nice phrase for this occasion:

“Remember the time when you had to press the number 7 four times just to get to the letter S?”

Do you even remember those days? Yes, you may be having tears in your eyes. Each of us has come a long way, and there is no doubt that the cellphone has to. The struggle was for real, and we feel it. Technology plays a big role here from the Nokia cellphones that helped you pass your time to the modern touchscreen cellphones.

Some comedians also speak of this truth, which is not to be taken seriously again:

“I bet that after 2000 years, when you dig deep the rubble of our destroyed earth, you will still find a Nokia phone still on half battery”.

What seriously? We are prisoners. We not only prison ourselves with the cellphones, but we cage the cellphone as well. With the modern cellphone caging you for hours to a confined space, let’s understand earlier cellphones’ old reality.

Distracting yourself from the present cellphones:

You will be happy to see that you are caged with a modern touchscreen cellphone. This prison seems so satisfying. Well, let’s take you back to a time when technology wasn’t the real answer.

“Imagine yourself quarantined, or having to spend your lockdown with a Nokia phone? What would have happened if there were a lockdown 20 years back?”

Did you get the joke here? Well, calling a cellphone a “CELL (prison)” phone, you would not have survived the lockdown with a Nokia phone. It seems impossible. Think of the anxiety you would have had? You would have had one option with you, which was to play snakes and ladders. Call yourself lucky that those days are gone, and new things are waiting for you!

Are you making fun of the prison?

It is a comic way of addressing the fact that the cellphones have caged you for life. Indeed you call it a blessing, don’t you? There are so many new activities to participate in, especially in the world of social media platforms. However, there is one aspect that seems more comic than the rest. “Are you making fun of real prisons?”. Well, the anonymous writer of this quote did not mean that. The writer made this quote to create an impact.

As individuals are too much involved in this technology prison, let’s not forget to spend time alone. Ditch this phone for a day, and come out of this prison, to enjoy things that you naturally have in your life. This is what most human beings have forgotten, and they wish to forget. But to save yourself from this life prison, you must take note of the things you are grateful for.

The hidden meaning:

Although this quote has a funny nature to it, let’s not forget the impact it can create. As we continue to imprison ourselves more and more, one aspect of life is shifting towards darkness. While the cellphone continues to create an impact, let’s not fall into its prison ever again. Although there is a necessity for this gadget, let’s pretend to enjoy the finer things in life.

Make the “CELL” phone, less of a stress today. You do not have to be in a “CELL” to use your cellphone.

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