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Daryl Hannah: Asperger’s Syndrome Affected My Career

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celeb News, Celebrity Gossip,

Daryl Hannah claims she was “blacklisted” from Hollywood because she suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome.

The Kill Bill actress was diagnosed with the illness - which limits social interaction - early in her career and admits she almost ruined her professional life because she was so nervous of doing promotion as it involved talking to lots of people.

“I never went on talk shows, never went to premieres. Going to the Academy Awards was so painful for me. I’d almost faint just walking down the red carpet. I was so socially awkward and uncomfortable that I eventually got blacklisted,” Hannah said. “Studio executives would call me but I’d be too shy to call them back. So after a while a couple of studios literally told my manager that I was blacklisted.”

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Facebook Blacklist of Fake Names

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet,

Alicia IstanbulIf you have an odd name, you may get locked out of Facebook. Now that the social networking site has over 200 million users, they constantly update a blacklist of names that people cannot use, such as those are obviously fake, like Batman, or some that relate to current events, like Susan Boyle. Even though Facebook was set up to use real names, it sometimes makes mistakes, as in the case of Alicia Istanbul, who got up one day and found her account temporarily canceled. Unfortunately, it may take time and a faxed ID as proof to get your account back if you become a casualty.

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