Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
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The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Surprising Things You May Not Have Known About...

Have you ever wondered if there was some kind of little interesting fact about one of your favorite celebs that when you hear it, you're like "Wow, I didn't know that". Here are some interesting facts about your fave famous people.

Meg Ryan
-Voted cutest girl, class secretary and homecoming queen of her senior year in high school
-As a teen, did commercials for Barbie
-Was offered the role of Molly Jensen in Ghost, but lost it to Demi Moore
Paul McCartney
-Has been married 3 times; his new marriage is to Nancy Shevell, member of a transportation company.
-Still plays his 1964 Epiphone acoustic guitarwhich he used to write Yesterday
-Met 1st wife Linda McCartney at a nightclub called The Bag O'Nails. She was in London to take pictures of Swinging London bands of the 1960s.
Hugh Jackman
-The character Wolverine from the X-Men movies, is only 5'3''. Jackman in real life is 6'2''
-Broke an extra's hand on the set of Van Helsing
-Does not smoke in real life, finds it a filthy habit
Halle Berry
-Her name, Halle, was taken from Halle's Department Store in Cleveland, OH.
-Her breakthrough role was in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever, where she played a drug addict named Vivian
-Spokesperson for Revlon
Ronnie Wood
-Did not become a full fledged member of The Rolling Stones until 1993, when bassist Bill Wyman left the band, nearly 20 years after he joined up in 1975.
-On Dec. 9, 2009, he was arrested by police for a supposed domestic incident. After this, him and girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova, broke up, her saying that he smoked up to 50 cigarettes a day, took cocaine and drank up to a liter of alcohol a day.
-When he was younger, he went to train at Ealing Art College, as his older brothers had done, along with Freddie Mercury of Queen, Pete Townshend of The Who and fellow Stones member Keith Richards, all of whom attended in the 1960s
Stevie Van Zandt
-Real name: Steven Lento
-Real life wife Maureen Van Zandt plays the wife of his character Silvio on The Sopranos
-The wedding band from the Godfather(1972) played at his wedding to Maureen Van Zandt
Alfre Woodard
-Founder of Artists for a New South Africa
-Her mother Constance was a homemaker and Marion H. Woodard, an interior designer
-Now she stars on Memphis Beat opposite Jason Lee

Sylvester Stallone
-Birth complications, caused by a doctor using forceps on him, severed a nerve in his cheek. This resulted in paralysis of the lower left hand side of his face, resulting in the trademark droopy side of his face
-At age 15, he was voted Most Likely to End Up in the Electric Chair
-Does not like his first name, likes to go by Sly
Kate Winslet
-Began studying acting at the Redroofs Theatre School at age 11
-Her career began on TV, on the BBC TV show Dark Season
-In 1997, she was cast as 17 year old socialite Rose DeWitt-Bukater, who survives the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
Denzel Washington
-His father, Reverend Denzel Washington Sr. was an ordained Pentecostal minister, and his mother Lennis was a beauty parlor owner
-To prepare for his role in the 1993 movie The Pelican Brief, he spent months on the beat with Washington Post reporters.
-Cousin is CBS anchorman Ukee Washington
Michael Imperioli
-Spokesperson for 1800 Tequila
-Played a mobster named Spider in Goodfellas(1990). His character was the mobster was the one who was shot in the foot. And as a tribute to that character, on an episode of The Sopranos, he shot someone in the foot.
-His father, Dan Imperioli, was a bus driver and amateur actor.
Jim Sturgess
-Required a dialect coach to speak with an American accent in 21
-One of the possible actors considered for the Spiderman movie.
-His favorite bands are The Stone Roses, The Beastie Boys, Tom Waits, Gorillaz, and Nick Drake.
Jet Li
-His 1st American film was in 1998, playing Triad snakehead Wah Sing Ku in Lethal Weapon 4. While filming, the cameras had to be slowed down to film him because he was so fast
-He practices Tibetan Buddhism
-Has Singaporean citizenship, says that the education in Singapore will be good for his kids

Marisa Tomei
-Had dual citizenship to the US and Italy
-Has a tattoo of the Egyptian Eye of Ra on her ankle for good luck
-No relation to Concetta Tomei

Chow Yun-fat
-His mother was a vegetable farmer and cleaning lady and his father worked on a Shell Oil tanker.
-Grew up poor in a farming community on Lamma Island in a house with no electricity.
-In 2003, played the Asian sterotyped role of a martial arts expert in Bulletproof Monk

Jackie Chan
-His nickname is Paopao, which in Chinese means cannonball, because when he was born, he weighed almost 13 pounds. His mother had survived nearly a year of pregnancy
-Sang the Chinese version of I'll Make a Man Out of You from the movie Mulan. And also he voiced the character of Shang in the Chinese release of the movie
-Has a son named Jaycee Chan, who is an actor/musician

Lucy Liu
-In her spare time, she rock climbs, practices martial arts, skis
-Openly supports gay and lesbian marriage
-Lives with her brother Alex Liu and his wife in New York

Daniel Radcliffe
-Did an entire nude scene for the London production of Equus
-Is of Irish and Jewish ancestry
-He is a proud advocate of gay rights, as he does public service announcements for the Trevor Project, which helps spread awareness of gay teen suicide.
-In August 2010, he stopped drinking as he found himself addicted to it.

Mick Jagger
-The song Brown Sugar, written in 1971 by Mick on an electric guitar in Australia, was written expressively for then lover Marsha A. Hunt.
-Is half Australian and half British. His mother, Eva Ensley Mary Scutts was an Australian born teacher, and his father, Basil Fanshawe Jagger, a British born teacher.
-Was voted #4 Sexiest Artist in VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists

Viola Davis
-Youngest of 6 kids
-Attended Julliard School for the Performing Arts for 4 years
-Adopted an infant daughter in 2011

Queen Latifah
-Real name: Dana Elaine Owens
-Born to Rita, a schoo teacher at Irvington High School and Lacnelot Owens, a police officer
-One of the first female rappers

Keith Urban
-Posed in the April 2011 issue of Playgirl
-Born in New Zealand, but raised in Australia
-Sang the song Making Memories of Us at his wedding to Nicole Kidman

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