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11 Times Celebrities Shocked America with Common Sense

Sometimes — not often — a Famous Person will somehow escape the usually impenetrable bubble of utter obliviousness that encircles Hollywood to speak pure common sense. These comments are so infrequent — and so pleasantly surprising — that they go viral among Americans still hopeful that there remains a shred of competence among those working in the entertainment business.

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Not-So-Extreme Vetting: Oscars ‘Tourist’ Revealed to Be Ex-Con Registered Sex Offender

Sunday night’s 89th Annual Academy Awards featured a bit that saw host Jimmy Kimmel walk a bevy of unwitting tourists inside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, where the Oscars were being held. One of those tourists, “Gary from Chicago,” has since been become a social media sensation — but according to media reports, he is also a registered sex offender who was just released from prison.