14 Flabbergasting Facts About Celebrities You Had No Idea About

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Most of the times when we see celebrities, we see them looking amazing in their fancy and expensive clothes. But behind the scenes, they are nothing more than normal people who have phobias and unusual stories to share. When they decide to open up to the world, we get to see a side of them we never imagined.

1. Jennifer Coolidge and her fake twin.

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While on vacation in Hawaii, Jennifer Coolidge pretended to have an identical twin sister in order to date 2 men at the same time. She said: “Quite a few years back, I did come to Hawaii and when you come and you’re on vacation alone, you can kind of like create anything you want. I ended up meeting these 2 guys that were best friends and I liked them both, and so I told them that I had an identical twin and I dated both guys...for 2 weeks.”

2. Christopher Walken was a lion tamer.

Many celebrities used to have all kinds of interesting jobs before they landed it big in Hollywood. But Christopher Walken probably had the most extraordinary job of all. At the age of 16, Walken worked as a lion tamer in a circus during the summer. He also used to dance in a nightclub and even starred in one of Madonna’s music videos.

3. Jeremy Renner and his expertise.

While known for his action-packed roles and movies, Jeremy Renner may surprise fans when they find out that he used to be a makeup artist. In an interview, he confidently said that painting faces was not a difficult gig for him back then because of his experience in theater and drawing.

4. A song devoted to Scarlett Johansson.

Do you remember the song, “I Kissed a Girl” by Katy Perry that was very popular in 2008? Did you know that it was Scarlett Johansson who inspired Perry to write the song? The singer said that she saw Johansson on a magazine cover and adored her beautiful smile.

5. Oprah “Orpah” Winfrey.

Believe it or not, Oprah’s real name is Orpah Gail Winfrey. Orpah is the name of a biblical character. Orpah is known as Oprah today because of a simple typo.

6. Ryan Gosling and Backstreet Boys.

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In the ’90s, Ryan Gosling refused to be a part of the Backstreet Boys. The future actor was renting an apartment with one of the band members, who invited him to sing along in a new group. But Gosling thought the band wouldn’t be successful, and it turned out later that he was wrong.

7. Shakira is a Facebook Queen.

If Dwayne Johnson is the King of selfies, Shakira can be the Queen of Facebook! Her record is quite unusual in that she became the first person in the world to get 100 million likes on Facebook. Impressive, isn’t it?

8. Tilda Swinton and Princess Diana’s connection.

Tilda Swinton and Princess Diana were in the same class. The British actress comes from an ancient Scottish family. Swinton was 10 when her parents sent her to boarding school in Kent, where the children of British aristocrats, including the future Princess of Wales, studied.

9. Jason Statham’s sports career.

Before he conquered Hollywood, Jason Statham was a street vendor, model, and street theatre actor. But Statham’s real passion was diving. He was a member of Britain’s National Swimming Squad for 12 years and even took part in competitions.

10. Gary Oldman’s bad acting.

Gary Oldman, the best British actor, wasn’t able to enter The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He was advised to find something else to do besides acting. But he had a dream and finally achieved his goals.

11. Liam Payne and his phobia.

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One Direction’s Liam Payne avoids using utensils in restaurants and homes for fear that they are dirty. During an interview, he admitted that he doesn’t like eating with spoons that are not his. This aversion to dirty spoons started when he was a kid and was punished and made to wash the entire school’s utensils.

12. Walt Disney and the Oscar.

Walt Disney has been an Oscar nominee 59 times. This is a world record! His collection of Oscars is a record breaker as well with a total count of 26 statuettes.

13. Affleck and Damon are relatives.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are a great example of male friendship. They met in elementary school and, 30 years later, are still friends. They’re also distant relatives: their ancestor William Knowlton Jr. came to America in the 17th century.

14. Madonna and her face mask.

Madonna is widely known for her great voice and most recently for her young looking skin. She launched her own skincare line where she invented a special $600 clay mask that needs a magnetic wand to remove it. The shocking part is that Madonna uses this mask on her butt. When others asked about it, she just said: “Don’t you want soft skin on your butt?

Please note: This article was updated in May 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.


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