Celebrities they're people too!
1. Kesha has an IQ of 140 and scored 1500 on her SATs. She turned down a full ride to Brown University to pursue her music career.
2. Oprahs real name is Orpah. Her name was listed as "Orpah" on her birth certificate, after the biblical figure in the Book of Ruth, but people mispronounced it regularly and "Oprah" stuck.
3. The Shawshank Redemption scene where Andy and Red's chat in the prison yard, in which Red is pitching a baseball, took nine hours to shoot. Morgan Freeman pitched that baseball for the entire nine hours without a word of complaint. He showed up for work the next day with his arm in a sling. Morgan Freeman's favorite film of his own.
4. Leonardo DiCaprio was named Leonardo because his pregnant mother was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a museum in Italy when DiCaprio first kicked.
5. Jerry Springer was the mayor of Cincinnati.
6. Steve Buscemi was a firefighter early on in life. He put on his old gear and helped out at the World Trade Centre immediately after 911.
7. When Madonna moved to NYC, she worked at Dunkin Donuts. She got fired because she squirted jelly on a customer.
8. The famous line, "My name is Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump," in Forrest Gump was actually (Continued)
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in Forrest Gump was actually ad libbed by Tom Hanks while filming the scene. Director Robert Zemeckis liked it so much that he decided to keep it in.
9. Sean Connery wore a toupee in every James Bond movie he appeared in.
10. Sylvester Stallone's face looks the way it does because he was born with Bell's Palsey. The left side of his face is partially paralyzed.
11. Alanis Morissette, Ashton Kutcher, and Scarlett Johansson all have twins.
12. Jim Parson's audition for the role of Dr. Sheldon Cooper was so good that creator Chuck Lorre immediately asked Parsons to come in for a second one, because Lorre wanted to be 100% sure Parsons was as brilliant as he seemed. After the 2nd audition went perfectly, Lorre cast Parsons on the spot.
13. Ryan Gosling was almost in the Backstreet Boys. He was offered a place in the band, since he lived in the same Orlando apartment complex as A.J. McLean
14. Steve Jobs used to relieve stress by soaking his feet in Apples company toilets.
15. Nicolas Cage once bought a pet octopus because he thought it would help with his acting.
16. Joaquin Phoenix was raised in a cult. His parents brought him and his siblings up in the Children of God cult until 1978. After his parents disaffiliated from the cult, the entire family (Continued)
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swapped continents and moved to California and changed the family's last name from Bottom to Phoenix.
17. Leonardo DiCaprio has a 38-pound Sulcata tortoise. He got the tortoise after attending the North American Reptile Breeders conference and asking for the biggest one they had. The tortoise could live for 80 years.
18. Jim Carey dropped out of school when he was 16 and worked as janitor.
19. Nicolas Cage was once stalked by a mime. I was being stalked by a mime silent, but maybe deadly. Somehow, this mime would appear on the set of Bringing Out the Dead and start doing strange things.
20. Rebel Wilson and Matt Lucas became roommates in real life after playing roommate in Bridesmaids. In 2012, they said that they were inspired by their roommate roles in Bridesmaids and decided to move in together. While living together, the two received complaints from neighbours for singing "Annie" showtunes too loudly.
21. J.K. Rowling was fired from her job as a secretary for daydreaming too much. After that, she wrote the Harry Potter books. Thank goodness she was fired!
22. In Star Wars, during the trash compactor scene, Mark Hamill (Luke) held his breath so long that he broke a blood vessel in his face. That's why many of the shots in the movie show only one side of his face.
23. Matthew Perry is missing part of his middle finger because of a door-shutting accident.
24. Lots of celebrities have strange phobias! Matthew McConaughey is terrified of revolving doors, Tyra Banks is scared of dolphins, and Johnny Depp suffers from coulrophobia de is afraid of clowns.
25. During the filming of The Avengers Robert Downey Jr hid snacks everywhere. The food he kept offering people in the movie was the actor's own personal stash - it wasn't written into the script, the actor just got hungry and would pull out food. The crew couldn't keep up with all his hiding places, so they (Continued)
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The crew couldn't keep up with all his hiding places, so theyfinally gave in and let him do it.
26. Robert Downey Jr quit doing hard drugs after he ate a really shitty burger from Burger King that made him rethink his life and throw out all of the drugs he had in his car. He thanked Burger King for this in Iron Man, when Tony gets back from being a prisoner, the first thing he wants to eat is a burger from BK!
27. The creators of South Park, Matt and Trey said that when South Park was starting to really heat up, they would get calls from celebrities all the time that would ask to guest star in the show. They would say "okay, you can be a cow" or something like that, and every celebrity would decline because they didn't get the joke of a major celebrity voicing something as small as that. Clooney asked, they said "okay you get to be a gay dog" and he went with it because he got the joke.
28. Family Guy creator, Seth Mcfarlane had a ticket for one of the flights that hit the World Trade Center on 9/11, but he was hung over and missed his flight.
29. Mr. Rogers was personal friends with koko the gorilla, and when she met him the first thing she did was try to take his shoes off, since that was what he always did first in the show
30. Jack Nicholson was a volunteer fireman, which made things complicated during filming for The Shining, as he got through the prop door so easily during the later part of the film that it appeared quite obviously fake. The props department decided to use a normal door to slow him down a bit.
31. When Ben Affleck was little, he asked his mom for a dog and she tested him by making him walk an imaginary pup for a week. In the end, he only lasted five days and didn't get the dog.
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"Batman and Robin" to him.
33. Flavor Flav is a certified musical prodigy. He self taught and mastered the piano starting at age 5. He is proficient in 15 instruments.
34. Elvis was a natural blonde. He began dying his hair black in high school.
35. In Friends, Kudrow's pregnancy with husband Michael Stern was written into the show for both seasons 4 and 5. The writers didn't want Phoebe to be pregnant though so they came up with the idea for her to be a surrogate for her brother's triplets.
In the last season Cox became pregnant but she didn't have an option for it to be written into the show as it was already established that Chandler and Monica couldn't have kids, so the directors hid her stomach with props and costumes.
36. Not every celebrity grew up wanting fame! Before she got famous, Anne Hathaway wanted to grow up to be a nun. Tom Hanks was once enrolled in seminary school to become a priest.
37. Christopher Walken traveled with the circus when he was 15 as a lion tamer.
38. Natalie Portman has been published in TWO scientific journals.
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39. In Indiana Jones: The Kingdom of Crystal Skull, Ford requested that more jokes be made about Indiana's age because he thought it would reduce America's paranoia with aging. He also refused to dye his hair for the role because his "ambition in action is to have the audience look straight in his face and not the back of a stuntman's head."
40. Justin Timberlakes mother was Ryan Goslings legal guardian while they filmed The Mickey Mouse Club.
41. Christopher Walken traveled with the circus when he was 15 as a lion tamer.
42. Dolph Lundgren has a masters degree in chemical engineering and won a Fulbright Scholarship to study at MIT.
43. During World War II, Audrey Hepburn was a courier for resistance fighters in Holland.
Hollywood really has made a mess of entertainment and storytelling.
And it doesn't have to be that way.
There are so many people with new, fresh ideas, yet they choose to keep redoing the same old. concepts.
The people want more and better and it is possible
Nobody needs 167 sequels done poorly!
Redditor MainCrab1383 wanted the entertainment industry to listen up!!
"What do you wish Hollywood would stop doing?"
I wish they would give more chances unknowns. Every known starts an unknown, you know.
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"Remakes of good movies, I don’t understand why they remake good movies, when there are tons of flops that have potential, that they could remake."
"Characters getting punched multiple times in the face in 1 scene and having no signs of the trauma in the next scene."
"Or shot, but they remove the bullet in a dirty motel and sew it up with freaking twine and knitting needles so now it doesn’t hurt anymore and they can go fight more bad guys unencumbered."
"This reminded me of characters getting absolutely wasted then either being relatively sober in the next scene, or have no hangover the day after."
"Stop making films and TV shows that we cannot see because they are too dark and cannot hear what TF people are saying. That would be a good start."
"I honestly think some vfx engineers stuffed up and others thought it was a trend and continued to underexpose. Series 8 of game of Thrones was about 8 slightly diffident blank pixels running about the screen."
Fill her up!
"EMPTY CUPS. I hate seeing people holding cups and pretending to take drinks from obviously empty cups. Their hands never move right, or if it’s an open cup, you can literally see that it’s empty."
"They move their hand way too fast! It's like they don't even know they're supposed to be pretending it has liquid inside."
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"Casting attractive people in ‘ugly’ roles."'
"Like when the obviously gorgeous person gets a makeover."
Casting is subjective... so they say.
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"Showing incorrect CPR."
"Just do what the AED tells you to do. No thinking required."
"Forcing a love story that makes no sense in a movie that has nothing to do with romance."
"Long kisses in the middle of a 'we're running out of time' scene. We gotta save the world, but let me take my time to say goodbye/goodluck first."
"Long kisses after a death defying scene. Sure, kissing is what they do next."
Makes no Sense
"Having a main character whose job/income level does not match their home or lifestyle at all."
"I was about to say that Charlie’s shi**y apartment in 'It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia' is the one exception to that rule I can think of. But oddly enough his roommate, Frank, is a millionaire."
"Supposedly when they started making Big Bang Theory they tried putting them in a realistic apartment, and it made it really depressing."
"Adapting stuff into live-action movies when they should really be animated. Examples include upcoming Mega Man, Pac-Man and Minecraft movies which are ALL set to be live-action."
"I had no idea that any of these movies were in the works. Pac-Man will be half CGI, NO doubt. Going the Sonic route. Unless they literally just have it as an inspiration, and it's just a guy in yellow running away from ghosts in a labyrinth."
"Minecraft? Well, everyone will watch it, so I'm sure they don't care if it's good. But it's clearly going to focus on Steve building a nether portal and trying to kill a f**king dragon. Mega-Man? Yeah, I can see that working live action. Oh wait, it's a Netflix Original? Yeah, no. That's going to be absolute trash."
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"Casting 35 year olds as high schoolers."
"Can we add casting 16-18 year olds to play 11 year olds?! Priah Ferguson was 16 when she played 11 year old Erica Sinclair in Stranger Things season 4. WTH!?"
Lord Hollywood has a lot of work to do!
What would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments.
Time is not always a friend.
It can systematically destroy everything.
Or is that just humans abusing time?
Everything does degrade naturally...
"What has consistently been getting shi**ier?"
Life in general. Life has gotten worse. Not to be a downer. What happened?
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"My health as I get older. People aren’t kidding when they say 'I turned X age and started falling apart' it actually happens."
"Yeah it used to be all about sharing stuff with your friends. Now it’s all about trying to keep your eyes on it as long as possible so they can show you more ads. The social networks that are about sharing stuff and the actual content either get acquired or die."
"T-shirts. It used to be that you would get a t-shirt and it would last you literally decades. Almost more importantly in my opinion, the shirt also had some 'structure' and shape to it. Now t-shirts are thin, flimsy, and formless. I feel like I’m wearing an undershirt or a pajamas shirt."
"I should note that around the time t-shirts got sh*ttier, all the t-shirt brands started advertising 'THIS IS THE SOFTEST T-SHIRT EVER.'"
"I’m 99% sure the whole 'softness' marketing was to distract customers from the fact that the fabric got thinner and cheaper. Because although the flimsy fabric is legitimately very soft, 'this shirt is not soft enough' was never a complaint I had with old t-shirts."
"Advertisements. Not only the quality of advertisements, but frequency has skyrocketed. For example, when you watch a basketball game, these MFs put an ad in between free throw attempts. Everything is presented by Company XYZ, everything has some sort of advertisement connected to it, and it is infuriating."
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"Fast food. It was always bad for you, but now it doesn't taste as good either, and is more expensive, on top of being bad for you."
Remember when Burger King was only like a dollar? What happened?
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"The quality of furniture. Unless you want to spend $10k, you cant really get something that will last 50+ years."
"Halloween Decorations. Used to be able to buy metal gates, concrete/plaster tombstones, and many other creative decorations that would last you several years - maybe even decades. Now all you can get are flimsy styrofoam and plastic tombstones meant to last only one Halloween (looking at you, Spirit Halloween)."
Try to buy...
"It's ridiculous. Our rent keeps going up, so my husband just said 'Screw it, let's move in with my dad for a year or so to save.' Thankfully he was cool with it, because we seriously never have any extra to save! I don't know how people without help can do it. Rent is so expensive it's impossible to save the money needed to buy a house!"
“the old days”
"Life and perception. As i get older and learn more I consistently yearn for 'the old days' but I’m not actually yearning for old days… I’m merely wishing I could go back to when I didn’t know anything about how life and the world actually operates. Youthful perception is usually more optimistic."
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"Mainstream network television programing."
"I swear to God, at work, most of the crap on TV is either a mediocre drama show about a government organization or firefighters, cringe a** news stations like Inside Edition, game shows or generic 'talk' shows that feel more like advertisements."
Oh, the good ole days. What happened?
When it comes to naming children, there are all kinds of different approaches.
Some parents like to honor the legacy of a late relative, while there are those who prefer naming their baby after a revered fictional character–"Luke" (Skywalker) being one of them.
But let's be honest. Baby naming can get way out of hand, and it's the child who becomes a victim by having to live with a name they might get teased for...like "Blanket."
Curious to hear examples of what some of those might be, Redditor Sarah_Trekkie asked:
"What are some of the craziest baby names you’ve personally been witness to?"
Pity these children with these unfortunate names.
The Three Hs
"Well they weren't babies, but at the summer camp where I worked this summer. 3 brothers: Honor, Heritage, and believe it or not, Henceforth. I felt a little bad for those kids."
"The manager at a shop near me is named Goodenough."
In Case You Missed It A Second Time
"Coworker grew up with a girl named Kelly Kelly Kelly."
"Jam Metallica for a baby girl."
Drugs and babies just shouldn't mix.
"I work in child welfare and it’s actually more common than you would think for someone to name their child after a drug or strand of drug they were using at the time. So with that information, MF Pitbull and Knucklehead were the two that I saw that were pretty bad. Another sad fact is when a child is immediately removed from a family (they have already been proven not to be fit parents) they’ll give them the name Baby Boy/Girl or Infant until they’re adopted."
"Edit: at the time = time of conception"
"Edit edit: 'they' as in the nursing staff, the birth parents often aren’t coherent enough or don’t care to give a name."
Out With The Old In With The New
"I summer nannied for two kids, siblings who had been adopted by a wonderful woman who immediately changed their given names, which were Crystal and Rocky."
"Edited to add that both babies were born addicted to meth. Forgot that little nugget."
It gets worse.
Going By A Gender
"Boy. True story."
What A Pair
"Noodles and papoose."
"I heard these 2 magical names uttered in a single sentence by a woman. 'Noodles! Put papoose down!'"
"Thunderbird, Winter Star, Rainbow, Baby Girl."
"Culturally not that weird, but day to day life outside of the Rez, strong names to live with."
"I met a young man named Jor-El."
"Yes, as in Jor-El, father of Kal-El who became Superman on Earth."
"Were they a clone?"
"Nah, just a carbon copy."
The Pressure Is On
"I was at the park with my nephew last week and a woman started calling for her son to get off the swings. His name was Messiah. That seems like a lot to live up to!"
I would have to say one of the craziest names I've heard of was Otis Payne.
The names individually are actually pretty cool, but when you slap them together and say the full name, well, I can only imagine the amount of jokes this person had to endure.
He probably lost track of the number of times they saw someone doubling over in fake distress–clenching at a problematic part of their body–and saying his full name in jest.
We get it, we get it, "Oh this pain!"
With so many streaming platforms and too many recommendations to watch your friends' favorite shows, how do you prioritize what shows to watch?
Those who can afford to sit in front of the TV all day–because that is the commitment it takes to start making a dent in your viewing playlist–must choose wisely in determining which shows to start binging.
If a show fails to grab your attention from the get go, you might be prone to ditch it and go on to the next one on the list.
The risk of course is you might be missing out on something that is worth sitting through the slow-burn, exposition-y episodes of a show that is trying to establish itself at the beginning but becomes wildly rewarding towards the end.
But who has time for all that?
Apparently, there were many TV show viewers whose patience ran thin.
To find out what shows strangers online thought was not worth their time, Redditor itsamu asked:
"What TV series isn't worth finishing?"
You would think fantasy and action shows can sustain your attention, but they're not all created the same.
Not Having The Time For This One
"Once upon a time. It literally repeats the entire first season’s plot."
"I'm the fastest man alive. Except for the main villain of this season. And the random guy I'm chasing who escaped around the corner of the building, despite the fact I can search an entire square mile in under a minute. Nah, he's gone, no need to check."
One Strong Season
"Heroes. Watch the first season, and then stop."
Can't Kill What's Already Dead
"The walking dead, gave up a while ago. Don't even know if it has finished or not yet."
The Outlook Was Already...
"Grimm. Started off so good, just got worse and worse and worse."
Getting Straight To The Point
"Arrow. It ends at season 2, ya hear me? SEASON TWO!"
Many Redditors recommended cutting the length of a TV season by half.
Wrap It Up
"We really should have more limited series. Some shows have premises that are good for a season or two that get ruined by dragging it out for multiple seasons."
The Brits Get It
"Watch more British shows. Fewer episodes generally so they don’t as often run out of ideas or go off the rails. Fleabag for example, two perfect seasons and done."
Even people who enjoy the pacing of dramas found some in the genre quite tedious.
That Final Season
"House of cards. Just stop watching on the last episode of the penultimate season and pretend the last one is still in the works. The last season is insulting on so many levels."
You Gotta Be Toking
"Weeds. Good for the first three seasons or so. Really f'king comes off the rails after that."
They May Have A Case Here
"Suits. It becomes very repetitive after a while."
"Worst Finale Ever"
"The last couple seasons of Castle were garbage. The finale was the worst finale in the history of finales. Yes even worst than GoT and HIMYM. Such a disgrace for a show that used to be cute, fun and sharply written. I can’t even bring myself to watch marathons when they are on and it was one of my favorite shows when it first started."
I'm probably in the minority here but I had to give up on Game of Thrones by the end of its first season.
I think I was expecting more fantasy and dragons straight away, but as I waited for more action, I found myself losing interest in the characters and patience in keeping track of who was related to whom.
So I put a pin in it and started watching other shows.
When I heard about fans complaining about the letdown of an ending, that was enough for me to remove it from my list permanently.
Hey, to each their own.