Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling are pseudo-brothers. Because he was born in Canada, a young Ryan Gosling was unable to film as a part of The Mickey Mouse Club since he was still a minor. In order to get around this, Justin Timberlake's mom became Goslings legal guardian, and the two future superstars lived together for a while.
Ke$ha has an IQ of 140. You might not think the eternal party girl still has any brain cells left, but Ke$ha is actually only 5 IQ points shy of genius status.
Bob Marley is half white. The famous reggae icons father was a white naval officer, a fact that Bob was always embarrassed of. Marley went the rest of his life hiding his biracial background and resenting his father for abandoning him.
Steve Buscemi was helping clean up New York after 911. Once a member of the New York Fire Department, it wasn't difficult for Buscemi to jump into action after 911 and help his old squad clean up the city and ensure everyone's safety for a week. Buscemi even shirked all media coverage and publicity of his kind acts.
Simon Cowell was part of "The Shining" When he was younger, Cowell worked as a runner for various films, including Stanley Kubrick's chilling classic.
Jerry Springer is a former mayor of Cincinnati. Springer's time in politics included a prostitution scandal, which he actually gained another year in office for admitting to.
Sylvester Stallone got his start in porn. Before he was running up stairs in Philadelphia, Rocky Balboa was the brilliantly named Stud in the 1970s pornographic movie The Party at Kitty and Studs.
Dr. Seuss wrote "Green Eggs and Ham" using only 50 different words. Dr. Seuss produced one of his most popular works on a bet that he couldn't write a whole book in 50 or fewer words. Seuss won the bet by using only 50 different words in Green Eggs and Ham. The only word in the book that is more than one syllable is 'anywhere'.
Woody Harrelson's father was an assassin. Charles Voyde Harrelson, actor Woody Harrelson's estranged father, was a hitman convicted of killing a federal judge. Even more scandalous, he also claimed to have killed President John F. Kennedy.
Famous sex therapist Dr. Ruth is a trained sniper. Despite her old age, Dr. Ruth has been dispensing frank sex advice since 1980, but even more shocking is that the 4' 7" therapist was trained as a sniper at the age of 16 as a part of an underground Jewish military organization. "Even today I can load a Sten automatic rifle in a single minute, blindfolded", the 85-year-old boasts.
Natalie Portman is a Harvard grad published in two scientific journals. Not only did she graduate from Harvard University with an A.B. in psychology in 2003, but two of her papers can be found published in scientific journals.
Christopher Walken was a lion tamer. At the age of 15, Walken joined a traveling circus and trained as a lion tamer. As a cat-lover, Walken described the job's appeal to his teenage self as too good to pass up.
Nicolas Cage got acting lessons from his pet octopus. Nicolas Cage has never been one for normalcy. Rather than hire an acting coach, the star opted to study the movements of his pet octopus.
Tom Hanks is related to Abraham Lincoln. Although very distant, the Castaway star does share genes with our sixteenth president. We wont get into all the confusing specifics, but what it boils down to is that Hanks is President Lincoln's third cousin, four generations removed.
Snoop Dogg produced a rap song by famed astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Unfortunately, it seems Aldrin and Snoop knew this project was a joke, as the video is more self-aware than ambitious, but that doesn't take away from the hilarity of hearing one of the first men on the moon saying I have only two passions: space exploration and hip hop.
Samuel L. Jackson once held Martin Luther King Jr.'s dad hostage. When he was still a student at Morehouse College in 1969, Samuel L. Jackson joined a group of students holding the trustees hostage in order to demand reform in the curriculum and governance. One of these trustees was Martin Luther King Sr.
Elvis Presley was a natural blond. Its hard to imagine the iconic rock star with anything other than his jet-black pompadour, but as a kid Elvis had golden blond locks.