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7 showbiz facts that are too good to be true – but are

2018-05-18 09:12
 
 Jennifer Lopez

There is a lot of information about our favourite celebrities in the tabloids, and often it’s difficult to discern what is true and what is a complete fabrication (#Fakenews). But there are some odd and even bizarre facts about celebrities out there that are in fact true! Here are the seem too crazy to be true facts that made us do a double take! 

1. Google Images was created because of a Jennifer Lopez dress 

The year was 2000, the event was the Grammy Awards, and the icon that is Jennifer Lynn Lopez walked the red carpet in a Versace dress with a neckline that plunged right down to her navel. The following day, everybody was talking about J.Lo’s infamous frock, so much so, that Google discovered that they had “no surefire way of getting users exactly what they want,” according to an essay by Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google. And so Google Images were born, and the rest as they say is history. 

2. Kate Middleton is related to Ellen DeGeneres, Dakota and Elle Fanning 

According to The New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston, Kate Middleton, formally known as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is related to quite a few celebrities including talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres - Ellen and Kate are apparently 14th cousins, twice removed. Ancestry.com also discovered in 2016 that the Duchess is related to Dakota and Elle Fanning through their shared ancestor King Edward III, who ruled England from 1327 to 1377. 

3. Harry Styles has four nipples

The dashing former member of ‘One Direction’ and Dunkirk actor, Harry Styles apparently has four nipples. He alleges that he might have been a twin in the womb, and in an interview with BBC 1 he claimed it is his best dating trait. 

4. Woody Harrelson’s father was an infamous hitman

Woody Harrelson has played some interesting action characters in his long tenure as a Hollywood actor, but his father is the one that really lived the action-filled life. Woody’s estranged father, Charles, was a hitman for the mob in the 60s and 70s. He had several high-profile murders, including a judge who was known for harsh sentences for drug offences, before the law caught up with him. In 1995, he even attempted a jailbreak with two other inmates, but they were discovered and sent back to prison. 

5. Christopher Walken’s first job was as a lion tamer

Academy Award winner, Christopher Walken had a unique path to fame, his first job at the age of 16, was as a lion tamer for a travelling circus. Walken was one of the main guardians of a lioness called Sheba. He later told the New York Times that he took the job because it was too good to pass up and he always liked cats. 

6. Nicholas Cage had a mime as a stalker

Nicolas Cage has always been a unique actor, and even his stalkers are unlike others. Cage told Parade that in 2009 on the set of Bringing Out the Dead, a mime would appear on the set and start doing strange things. But the producers dealt with it and he didn’t see the mime again. 

7. There is an insect named after Beyoncé 

Imagine being an insect and learning that your namesake is the Beyoncé? In 2012, researchers from Northern Queensland, Australia found a new horse fly which they named ‘Scaptia beyonceae’ because of the golden hairs that were found on the fly’s abdomen. They have also referred to it as the ‘all-time diva of flies’. 

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