Shakira has been making music for more than 23 years and can play the guitar, drums, percussion, and harmonica. She also speaks 7 different languages, is the founder of a charity called Pies Descalzos and is a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.
Natalie Portman in an interview for Black Swan said “How do you get guys to a ballet movie? How do you get girls to a thriller? The answer is a lesbian scene. Everyone wants to see that.”
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.
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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.
Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones adopted ‘Zunni’ (Sansa Stark’s dire wolf) after filming ended for Season 1 of Game of Thrones. The Dire wolves were played by a relatively new breed of dog known as the Northern Inuit Dog.
Dolly Parton thinks it is so important that every child has books to read that she started a foundation that will mail children a free age-appropriate book every month from birth to their 5th birthday.