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Donald Trump UK ban debate: Celebrities who were denied entry into Britain

Updated 1318 GMT (2118 HKT) January 18, 2016
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UK Parliament will debate whether to ban Trump from the country after he proposed temporarily halting the immigration of Muslims into the U.S. Tom Pennington/Getty Images
U.S. rapper Snoop Dogg was cautioned in April 2007 after being arrested at London Heathrow Airport in 2006 for an alleged brawl. The ban was lifted in 2008 when an immigration judge "found me to be innocent, and now I'm able to go back out there," Snoop told Larry King at the time. Theo Wargo/Getty Images
Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was due to arrive in the UK in December 2013 for a promotional tour. But he found he wasn't going to be allowed in because of new rules that denied entry to anyone with a previous conviction resulting in a jail sentence of more than four years. In 1992, the ex-boxer was found guilty of rape and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
The British government listed American radio talk-show host Michael Savage as one of 22 people banned from entering the country for "seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts and fostering hatred which might lead to inter-community violence." Savage has made controversial comments about homosexuality, illegal immigration from Mexico and Islam. "I'm a patriotic American, and if that's a crime in England, God help us all," came his retort. AP Photo/John Storey
The British government reportedly warned airlines at a Thai airport to deny Edward Snowden boarding flights to the UK. The former CIA employee leaked NSA documents in June 2013. The Guardian via Getty Images/File
U.S. singer Chris Brown was barred from entering the UK in 2010 after pleading guilty in 2009 to a felony charge of assaulting his then-girlfriend, pop star Rihanna. Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images
Expecting to take to the stage at a charity concert at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall, U.S. rapper Busta Rhymes was held at a London airport in September 2008 and denied entry. Immigration officials reportedly claimed he had "unresolved convictions" back in the United States. Earlier in the year Rhymes pleaded guilty to assault and drunk-driving and was given three years' probation. The artist was kept under armed guard at London City airport for 12 hours until a judge lifted the ban and he was able to take part in the show, according to the BBC. AFP/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart was refused a visa to enter Britain in 2008 because of criminal convictions in 2004 for obstructing justice and lying to investigators about her sale of ImClone Systems stock in late 2001.
Controversial French comedian Dieudonné M'bala M'bala was banned from British soil in February 2014 after making an anti-Semitic gesture. He said the gesture was anti-establishment. Francois Durand/Getty Images
Controversial Dutch MP Geert Wilders was refused entry to the UK in February 2009. Wilders had been invited to screen his film, "Fitna," at the House of Lords. The 15-minute film features disturbing images of terrorist acts superimposed over verses from the Quran. The ban was later overturned by a British court. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images