We read quite a bit of information on Hollywood celebrities, but some of these tidbits of information we’ve never heard before!
Check out these relatively unknown facts about some of our favorite stars! Enlightening!
The popular 90s television show “Married… With Children” didn’t originally cast Christina Applegate as Al Bundy’s hot daughter, Kelly.
The pilot was actually shot with an actress named Tina Caspary. Producers didn’t think she was a good fit and the rest is history.
Christina Applegate played the role of Kelly Bundy for ten years. Check out some of the hottest moments:
“Silver Linings Playbook” and “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence has made it to the top, but we have her first role.
Lawrence was only 14 when she played the part of a spoiled teenager in an ad for the MTV show “My Super Sweet 16”.
Check it out!
Sexpert Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Most of us know Dr. Ruth Westheimer is known as a rather odd sexpert, spewing sex advice in a very direct manner. But did you know that Dr. Ruth used to be a trained sniper? No joke!
Westheimer trained as a teenager as a sniper with the Jewish underground group Haganah. She said, “When I was in my routine training for the Israeli army as a teenager, they discovered completely by chance that I was a lethal sniper. I could hit the target smack in the center further away than anyone could believe. Not just that, even though I was tiny and not even much of an athlete, I was incredibly accurate throwing hand grenades too. Even today I can load a Sten automatic rifle in a single minute.”
Here’s Dr. Ruth telling Dr. Drew about her surprising past:
Rose McGowan, an actress that has been seen in “Jawbreaker”, “Machete”, and on the small screen in “Charmed”. McGowan was actually raised in a cult as a child!
McGowan was born into the religious cult called Children of God. She emancipated herself from her parents at the age of 15.
Here she is talking about her strange upbringing.
Steve Buscemi is most known as an incredible actor, known for his award-winning performance in “Boardwalk Empire”, but did you know Buscemi is a former NY fire fighter?
Buscemi was part of Engine Company No. 55 in New York City as a fire fighter from 1980 to 1984 before receiving his first acting roll in the 1986 movie “Parting Glances”.
Steve Buscemi quietly joined the rescue effort after 9/11. The day after the horrific terrorist attack, the actor showed up to volunteer at his old fire house. He worked 12 hours shifts for a week. Pretty cool guy!
Most everyone knows the famous late reggae star Bob Marley, but did you happen to know his father was a white man?
Bob’s father a British soldier named Norval Sinclair Marley, who passed away when Bob was only ten-years-old. Norval was living in Jamaica, working on the plantations.
Norval, reportedly 60-years-old, impregnated Bob’s mother Cedella Booker when she was only 16. Norval also got another young black girl pregnant at around the same time.
Here’s Cedella talking about Bob Marley’s father:
Here’s Marley’s song “One Love”:
Most of us know Swedish actor Dolph Lundgren from “Rocky IV” and “The Expendables” but this tough hunk of man is also very intelligent!
Lundgren actually graduated from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm with a chemical engineering degree. If that’s not enough, he was also the European Karate champion in ’80 and ’81.
Beauty and braun…we like it!
Attractive “Twilight” brunette Ashley Greene may look like a delicate flower, but this girl can kick butt.
Ashley keeps her body lean by doing mixed martial arts. In fact the actress always fought boys because she would accidentally injure the girls.
Greene said, “It’s a fun thing and I’ve always been really athletic.”
Woody Harrelson, known for playing Woody Boyd on “Cheers” and for his movie “Natural Born Killers”, actually had a father that was a hitman for hire.
Woody’s father, Charles Harrelson, was a contract killer, arrested for the killing of Federal Judge John H. Wood, Jr. in 1979, in San Antonio. Charles was convicted and eventually died while serving a life sentence.
In an interview, Woody Harrelson revealed that he visited his father regularly in federal prison, but had mixed feelings for him. Woody said, “My father is one of the most articulate, well-read, charming people I’ve ever known. Still, I’m just now gauging whether he merits my loyalty or friendship. I look at him as someone who could be a friend more than someone who was a father.”
Woody Harrelson’s father Charles was also rumored to be one of the “three tramps” that were informal suspects in the assassination of JFK, something he denied.