Long before either of them were famous, Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford (lead singer of Mumford & Sons) met at camp as kids and decided to become pen friends.
Guns N’ Roses lead singer Axl Rose can be heard having sex with Adriana Smith, the girlfriend of the band’s drummer Steven Adler, on the 1987 landmark album. Appetite for destruction.
Saturday night live Star Ellen Cleghorne was paid a surprisingly low $245 per episode for the 1991/1992 season, her first on the show. That added up to just $4,900 for the entire season (or less than $11,000 in 2023 dollars).
Gary Busey once refused to perform a scene set in heaven because he said the set design was nothing like the actual heaven he visited during a near-death experience.
Jenna Ortega contracted COVID-19 while filming her now iconic dance at Nevermore’s Rave’N Dance in Wednesday.
In the 80s there was a widespread urban legend about the success of the comedy. three men and a baby — rumor had it that it was filmed in a house that was haunted by a boy who died there years before, and his specter can be clearly seen in the background of one scene.
Another massively viral (pre-Internet, spread by word of mouth) rumor in the ’80s claimed that a mischievous extra on the 1985 set teen wolfstarring Michael J. Fox, he removed his penis during the filming of the final scene of the film and went unnoticed until the released film.
In the mid-’90s, James Raymond was a professional musician (he accompanied the Spice Girls, for example, on some of their US tour appearances) when he decided, nearing his thirtieth birthday, to finally find out who his birth parents were. . To his surprise, by looking at his adoption records, he learned that his biological father was none other than Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Crosby.
Mathew Perry does not remember filming several years of Friends because I was dealing with addiction issues at the time.
Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford partied all night with the Rolling Stones and then turned up to film The Empire Strikes Back still drunk.
Silverchair’s Daniel Johns and Ben Gillies were just 14 years old in 1994 when they wrote “Tomorrow”, which they then entered into a nationwide band competition in their native Australia, beating over 800 acts to win! The song became a phenomenon, reaching number one in Australia and later becoming the most played song on modern rock radio in the United States the following year.
Another 14-year-old songwriting phenomenon was Taylor Swift, who was barely a freshman in high school when she co-wrote the song “Tim McGraw,” which reached No. 6 on the country charts and became her first. Top 40 hit on the chart. Billboard Hot 100 (she’s, uh, she’s had a few more since).
Channing Tatum recently announced that he is developing a new version of the 1990 classic. Ghost with plans to play the role of Sam Wheat made famous by Patrick Swayze. Interestingly, Swayze almost didn’t play the part: Bruce Willis was first offered to star alongside his then-wife, Demi Moore. Even stranger, the production originally didn’t want Whoopi Goldberg in her iconic role as Oda Mae Brown.
Just 18 days before the 1995 release Nine months – a great summer comedy in which 20th Century Fox had a lot at stake – its star, Hugh Grant, was arrested in Hollywood for receiving oral sex in a public place from a sex worker named Divine Brown.
Here’s something totally different but absolutely wild: One of the signature sounds on Billie Eilish’s smash hit “Bury a Friend” was recorded by Eilish herself… while she was at the dentist to have her Invisalign attachments drilled.
And lastly, you probably know this one, but if not, you absolutely must: Eric Stoltz played Marty McFly in Return to the future for seven whole weeks before being fired and replaced by Michael J. Fox.