19 Random '90s Pop Culture Facts You Probably Didn't Know But Are Honestly Fascinating

    Cher and Anjelica Huston as Louis and Lestat in Interview with the Vampire?! I would like to see it.

    1. Both Nirvana and MTV thought their now-iconic episode of Unplugged was going to be a disaster.

    2. RuPaul got her big break after appearing on The Arsenio Hall Show in 1993.

    3. "Vogue" by Madonna was originally meant to be a B-side to "Keep It Together," which was the fifth single from her album Like a Prayer.

    4. Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds perfume was the first hugely successful celebrity fragrance and to this day is a bestseller.

    5. Brad Pitt hated filming Interview with the Vampire and actually signed on to do the movie without seeing a script for it first.

    6. Cher cowrote a song for Interview with the Vampire called "Lovers Forever." Ultimately, it was cut from the soundtrack.

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    7. The reason Cher wrote the song was because, at the time, she was considered for the role of Louis. In fact, Anne Rice actually wrote a script with not only Cher in mind, but also with Anjelica Huston as Lestat.

    8. Disney executives actually shut down the production of Toy Story 'cause they hated the early version of the movie they saw. Pixar said they would fix the film and begged Disney for two weeks to reconsider its decision — which, of course, they did, and the rest is history.

    9. Toni Braxton did not want to record "Un-Break My Heart" because she thought it was too adult contemporary sounding and she wanted a younger sound (she was only around 27 during the recording of the song).

    10. The character Lexington on Gargoyles was gay.

    11. Left Eye starting her rap verse in "Waterfalls" with "I seen a rainbow yesterday..." was actually because the day before they recorded the song, she and T-Boz had been driving around and saw a beautiful rainbow.

    12. "Waterfalls" was the first song to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 to reference HIV/AIDS in its lyrics.

    13. In 1994, Janet Jackson was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Again" from her film Poetic Justice.

    14. The Spice Girls asked to be on Beverly Hills, 90210, but Jason Priestley said no to it.

    15. Reese Witherspoon could've been Cher and Kerry Washington could've been Dionne in Clueless.

    16. Reese Witherspoon was not the first choice to play Annette in Cruel Intentions — the studio really wanted Katie Holmes for the role.

    17. Originally, Alanis Morissette's "Hand in My Pocket" was meant to be the theme song for Dawson's Creek.

    18. The Backstreet Boys filmed the music video for their song "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" in the same mansion that Casper was filmed in.

    19. And finally, the classic "The One Where No One's Ready" episode of Friends was written as a way to save money — it only starred the main cast and took place on one set (Monica and Rachel's apartment).