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  • Random Celebrity Facts

    5 posts, 5 voices, 9200 views, started Jan 24, 2009

    Posted on Saturday, January 24, 2009 by Feathermaye

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    • Carnelian
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      These are all borrowed from [Link Removed] . There are lots and lots of other facts there. There is also a link to substantiate the facts (although I didn't go that far).

      John Madden is an accomplished ballroom dancer.

      Jim Gordon, drummer of Derek and the Dominos (“Layla“), killed his mother with a claw hammer.  

      All of David Letterman’s suits are custom made - there are no creases in his suit trousers.

      Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike each year than all the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

      Author Hunter S. Thompson, who committed suicide recently, wanted to be cremated and his ashes to be shot out of a cannon on his ranch.

      Richard Hatch, winner of the first “Survivor” reality series, has been charged with tax evasion for failing to report his $1,000,000 prize.  

      Actor Bill Murray doesn’t have a publicist or an agent

      Actor Bruce Willis has filed a lawsuit against the movie studio that produced his film “Tears of the Sun“, alleging he was struck in the forehead by a fake bullet. Since 2002 (when the movie was in production), the lawsuit claims he has endured “extreme mental, physical, and emotional pain and suffering“.

      Mel Gibson has personally earned almost $400,000,000 from his movie “The Passion of the Christ“.  

      Oprah Winfrey and Elvis Presley are distant cousins.

      The estates of 22 dead celebrities earned over $5 million in 2004. These celebrities include Elvis Presley, Dr. Seuss, Charles Schulz, J.R.R. Tolkien and John Lennon.

      Al Gore’s roommate in college (Harvard, class of 1969) was Tommy Lee Jones.

      One of pitcher Nolan Ryan’s jockstraps recently sold at auction for $25,000.

      Jim Carrey voted in 2004 at the Beverly Hills City Hall. He had an assistant wait in line for him, however.

      When Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen turned 18 in mid-2004, they took official control of a company worth more than the gross national product of Mongolia. Their earnings in 2003 topped $1 billion.  

      David Bowie thinks he is being stalked by someone who is dressed like a giant pink rabbit. Bowie has noticed the fan at several recent concerts, but he became alarmed when he got on a plane and the bunny was on board.

      Kevin Spacey’s older brother is a professional Rod Stewart impersonator.

      Before he had his own show, Jerry Seinfeld appeared on three episodes of the TV show “Benson” as the governor’s speechwriter.  

      Dolly Parton once lost a Dolly Parton Look-Alike contest.  

      The only member of the band ZZ Top without a beard has the last name Beard.

      Ted Turner owns 5% of New Mexico.

      Burt Reynolds was originally cast to be Han Solo in the first Star Wars film. He dropped out before filming.  

      Mark Twain was born on a day in 1835 when Halley’s Comet came into view. When he died in 1910, Halley’s Comet was in view again.  

      Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.  

      Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.

      When George Lucas was mixing the American Graffiti soundtrack, he numbered the reels of film starting with an R and numbered the dialog starting with a D. Sound designer Walter Murch asked George for Reel 2, Dialog 2 by saying “R2D2“. George liked the way that sounded so much he integrated that into another project he was working on.


      Feathermaye, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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