Jennifer Lopez’s parents told her becoming a movie star was “really stupid” and that “no Latinos did that.” Fifteen years later, she became the first person to have a number one album and film in the same week.
Rachel Weisz changed the spelling of her last name to ‘Vice’ earlier in her career, but her agent said that wouldn’t fly as it sounded like a porn name. Weisz then went with “Vyce”, then “Kenya Campbell”, later admitting that that too sounded like a porn moniker.
Natalie Portman helped with the writing of “The Social Network” by providing inside information about social life at Harvard because she was a Harvard student at the time Facebook first appeared there. The lines “Who was the movie star?”, “Does it matter?” in the movie refers to her.
The idea for YouTube, in part, was conceived when the founders couldn’t find a video of Janet Jackson’s breast popping out during the Super Bowl.
Miley Cyrus's first job was to pick up the bras and the underwear of her dad's (country singer Billy Ray) fans who threw them on the stage. She got paid $10 for it.
In 2008, a 15-minute film of Marilyn Monroe engaging in oral sex with an unidentified man was bought for $1.5 million by a New York businessman who said it will be kept from public view.