Long before either of them rose to fame, Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford (lead singer of Mumford & Sons) met as kids at camp and decided to become pen pals.
Guns N’ Roses lead singer Axl Rose can be heard on the landmark 1987 album having sex with Adriana Smith – the girlfriend of the band’s drummer Steven Adler destructiveness.
Saturday night live Star Ellen Cleghorne was paid a shockingly 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).
Gary Busey once refused to perform a heavenly scene because he said the set didn’t look like the real heaven he visited during a near-death experience.
Jenna Ortega had COVID-19 while filming her now-iconic dance at Nevermore’s Rave ‘N Dance Wednesday.
In the ’80s, there was a widespread urban legend surrounding the comedy hit Three men and a baby – Rumor has it it was shot in a house haunted by a boy who died there years ago and his ghost can be clearly seen in the background of a scene.
Another massively viral (pre-internet, spread by word of mouth) rumor from the ’80s claimed that there was a mischievous extra on the 1985 set teenage wolfstarring Michael J. Fox, pulled out his penis during filming of the film’s final scene and got into the released film unnoticed.
James Raymond was a professional musician (he supported the Spice Girls on some of their US tour appearances, for example) in the mid-’90s when, approaching his thirtieth birthday, he finally decided to find out who his biological parents were. To his shock, while looking through his adoption records, he found out that his birth father was none other than Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Crosby!
Mathew Perry does not remember filming for several years friends because he was dealing with addiction problems at the time.
Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford partied all night with the Rolling Stones, then showed up to film The Empire Strikes Back still drunk
Silverchair’s Daniel Johns and Ben Gillies were just 14 years old when they wrote ‘Tomorrow’ in 1994, which they then entered in a national band competition in their native Australia – beating over 800 other acts! The song became a phenomenon, peaking at number one in Australia and becoming the most played song on modern rock radio in the United States the following year.
Another 14-year-old songwriting phenom was Taylor Swift, who was a freshman in high school when she wrote the song “Tim McGraw,” which peaked at #6 on the country chart and became her first Top 40 hit ever Billboard Hot 100 (she’s had a few more since).
Channing Tatum recently announced that he is developing a remake of the 1990 classic Spirit with plans to play the role of Sam Wheat, made famous by Patrick Swayze. Interestingly, Swayze almost didn’t play the role – Bruce Willis was first offered to play alongside his then-wife Demi Moore. Stranger still, 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 major summer comedy on which 20th Century Fox built much – 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 completely different, yet still downright wild: One of the signature sounds on Billie Eilish’s hit “Bury a Friend” was recorded by Eilish herself…while at the dentist getting her Invisalign tips drilled out.
And finally, you probably know this one, but if you don’t, you really need to know it: Eric Stoltz played Marty McFly in it Back to the Future for a full seven weeks before being fired and replaced by Michael J. Fox.