Flavor Flav starred in Flavor of Love. Moreover, he can almost field a baseball team with all his children.

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Celebrities, the objects of our obsessions, pretty faces for whom we pine, hot bodies of both the male and female variety. But they're more than just the sum of their parts.

They're actually pretty darn smart, too. Well, some of them are.

We could argue that all of them are smart for being able to make a career out of being on television and in movies and getting paid to wear designer clothes.

On the flip side, we have the likes of Kim Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan and Justin Bieber to consider. We're not calling them dumb, but...

Anyway, there are a shocking number of Ivy Leaguers, magna cum laude graduates and members of Mensa in Hollywood. Forget film and TV; they've published papers and earned Ph.Ds. 

Here are 31 celebrities who are really, really smart ...

Danica McKellar
Danica McKellar might not have been as good a dancer as the others, but she's better at math than them. She's authored four books advocating math education for girls.

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What's in a name? As it turns out, maybe everything.

Since Shakespeare first posited the question in Romeo and Juliet, actors have been using fake names to land professional roles. Not only did it allow them some semblance of privacy before the dawn of Wikipedia, but let's face it, some people just aren't born with great names.

Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor? Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta? Quite a mouthful.

If an actor or musician's entire career is dedicated to being someone else - a character or personality, perhaps - then a good stage name can go a long way to making that career explode.

More celebrities use pseudonyms than you might think. In fact, here are 67 stars who don't use their real names. Which ones did you know before viewing this gallery?

Lorde
Musical sensation Lorde was given the name Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor at birth. We'd probably go with Lorde, too.

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Rappers are the new rockstars when it comes to having their pick of models, actresses and pop signers who are itching to hook up with a guy who can sell out an arena tour.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West stroll around here in Paris. Word is, they are scouting wedding locations.

Maybe Kim Kardashian is more of a trend-setter than we realize, but it seems like ever since she dropped the athlete in favor of the rap icon, hip-hop hook-ups have been all the rage.

To help you keep track of this growing trend, we've assembled a list of the most memorable rapper/non-rap-celebrity couples, past and present.

Yes, in order to narrow things down, we disqualified couples in which both parties first made their name in the world of hip-hop and R&B. (Sorry, Jay and Bey, Nas and Kelis).

But don't worry, that rule didn't shorten the list by much. It seems when rappers are choosing boo thangs to settle down with they prefer to look outside of the hip-hop community.

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Flavor Flav was in too much of a hurry to mourn yesterday.

The rapper, whose mother passed away on New Year's Eve, was pulled over on the Long Island Expressway for driving 79 in a 55 mph zone.

Police then discovered a small amount of marijuana on the star.

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A background check also revealed that Flavor Flav's license had 16 suspensions, leading to an arrest on charges of felony aggravated unlicensed operation, speeding and marijuana possession.

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Liz Trujillo, Flavor Flav's fiance and the mother of one of his kids, reportedly overdosed on VH1's Couples Therapy. And not, presumably, on love.

Sources connected with the show tell TMZ that Liz agreed to appear on the show together to work on their relationship, only to OD on painkillers.

Liz Trujillo, Flavor Flav

The overdose was reportdly accidental and not a suicide attempt. Liz was said to be "acting strange" and it became apparent "she took too many pills."

The 39-year-old was rushed via ambulance to the hospital; she is expected to recover fully and will be released soon. So that's a good thing.

In related news ... someone agreed to marry Flavor Flav.

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Flavor Flav threw his fiancee to the ground, ripped out her earring, then chased her teenage son around the house while wielding two knives, according to police.

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Flav and his fiancee began arguing over accusations that he cheated on her, then things turned violent, with Flav grabbing her and throwing her to the ground.

Flavor Flav was arrested for domestic battery and assault with a deadly weapon after her earring was ripped out and he allegedly went after her 17-year-old son.

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Flavor Flav needs to cough up $111,186 in child support payments to the mother of three of his seven kids or face jail time, news sources say.

“It was declared a willful violation,” an official said of his failure to pay child support ... which can't be good. He faces up to 180 days behind bars.

The rapper didn't show up for a hearing last week, so an Albany, N.Y. magistrate recommended his driver's license and passport be revoked.

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While Flav, 53, is required to pony up $837.72 a week to baby-mama Angie Parker for child support ... he clearly hasn't done so in some time.

This isn't the first time the outspoken, likely insane rapper has slipped up on child support payments. Parker sued Flav in 2010 for $63,458.

Before his second career as a ridiculous VH1 reality show star, Flav was a member of Public Enemy. He served 90 days in jail in 1993 for shooting at his neighbor.

The Flavor of Love star and House of Flavor restaurant owner is due back in court June 19 to answer the charges ... we'll see if he shows.

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Flavor Flav says his daughter, Dazayna Drayton, is getting a bad rap after her arrest this weekend, claiming she didn't lay a hand on him ... which she is accused of.

The whole thing was just a family dispute that got out of hand, Flav says.

Flav claims he tried to stop the cops from arresting Dazayna, but Nevada's zero tolerance law requires police to book anyone who allegedly strikes a family member.

"The whole thing was a big misunderstanding that shouldn't have happened," he says. "No one in my family called the cops on my daughter; she did not beat me up."

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Flav, whose word must be taken with a grain of salt, as he is insane, makes it clear, "I love my daughter and will never let anything happen that could come between us."

Dazayna Drayton was booked for misdemeanor battery Sunday.

It's unclear who called the cops, but someone did after Flav's 19-year-old girl got into an argument with one his stepsons, which eventually became physical.

Flav tried to break it up and got hit by his daughter for his troubles - either on purpose or by accident (he's clearly saying the latter) - and authorities found enough evidence of domestic violence to take her into custody afterward.

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Flavor Flav found himself behind bars in Las Vegas this weekend after the rapper / reality star was pulled over for a routine traffic violation.

The police officer who pulled him over at 10:57 p.m. Friday noticed there were FOUR outstanding warrants for his arrest. That'll usually do it.

Flav (real name William Jonathan Drayton, Jr.) never settled up with the court in four separate automobile-related matters and was busted.

Flavor Flav Mug Shot

In short, driving without proof of insurance plus a parking violation and two cases of driving without a license equals new celebrity mug shot!

Flavor Flav says the only reason he was arrested Friday night is because some "curious Rookie Ass Cop" wanted to make a name for himself.

Flav went on Twitter to explain himself, saying that "I was on my home from Benihana's I got pulled over by a curious Rookie Ass Cop."

"He found out I had a traffic warrant wanted to make a name for himself took me in and now I'm home laying my bed what's the big deal?!"

Apparently, nothing now, because Flav settled those past automotive woes: "At least, I cleared up my sh*t ... some people are still on the run!"

Attaboy.

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