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    37 Genuinely Wild Facts About Celebrities That'll Alter Your World View

    Prepare for your mind to be blown.

    1. Google Images was created after Jennifer Lopez wore that infamous dress at the 2000 Grammys.

    2. And YouTube would never exist if it weren't for Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Super Bowl.

    3. Leighton Meester was born in jail.

    4. Ellen DeGeneres is distantly related to Kate Middleton.

    5. Martin Luther King Jr and Anne Frank would be the same age as Barbara Walters if they were still alive today.

    6. Before their huge falling out, Katy Perry used to carry a lock of Taylor Swift’s hair around in her bag.

    7. Khloé Kardashian suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2001 after a car accident in which she went through the windscreen. She still suffers long-term memory loss as a result.

    8. Justin Timberlake’s mom became Ryan Gosling’s legal guardian when they were 12.

    9. Woody Harrelson's father, Charles Harrelson, was a hitman who was charged with multiple murders.

    10. Bryan Cranston was once a suspect in a murder investigation.

    11. Steve Buscemi was a firefighter with the FDNY as a teenager and returned to help with the aftermath of 9/11.

    12. Leonardo DiCaprio's first name was decided when his mother was pregnant, looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a gallery in Florence, and he kicked for the first time.

    13. Ryan Gosling was almost in the Backstreet Boys.

    14. Beyoncé cried backstage after Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift at the MTV VMAs in 2009.

    15. And Taylor Swift has a framed photograph of the incident in her Nashville home, with a handwritten caption reading: “Life is full of little interruptions.”

    16. The link between the Kardashians and OJ Simpson is well known but in a weird twist of fate, Kim Kardashian made her TV debut on the same day he carried out an armed robbery which led to a 33 year prison sentence.

    17. And Kendall Jenner's middle name is Nicole, after Nicole Brown Simpson – who, until her murder, was Kris Jenner's best friend.

    18. Benedict Cumberbatch was abducted by six men with guns while filming a show in South Africa in 2005.

    19. Nicolas Cage’s actual name is Nicolas Kim Coppola. He chose his stage name based on his favourite comic book character, Luke Cage.

    20. Barack Obama, Martin Luther King and Hillary Clinton have all won more Grammys than Katy Perry.

    21. Whitney Houston produced The Princess Diaries.

    22. Kim Kardashian was just two months away from giving birth to North West when her divorce from Kris Humphries was granted. Had it not been finalised by the time she gave birth, Kris would have been the presumed legal father, and Kanye West wouldn’t have been able to issue a voluntary declaration of paternity either.

    23. Beyoncé was the first choice to play Tiana in The Princess and the Frog, but she lost the role because she refused to audition.

    24. Ariana Grande always wears her hair in a ponytail because it's permanently damaged from the years of dyeing required for her roles on Nickelodeon.

    25. Emily Blunt had a stutter in childhood so debilitating that she couldn’t hold any conversation. It was only cured by acting.

    26. Kesha once broke into Prince's house to plant her demo tape in the hopes of cracking the music industry.

    27. Rebel Wilson became an actor after contracting malaria and hallucinating that she’d won an Oscar.

    28. Megan Mullally was fired from a role in Finding Nemo because she refused to use the high-pitched voice she used for her Will and Grace character, Karen Walker.

    29. Sarah Jessica Parker was the only one of the four main characters in Sex and the City not to get naked during the show, because she had a no-nudity clause in her contract.

    30. Ellen DeGeneres was offered the role of Phoebe in Friends, but she turned it down.

    31. Harry Styles very nearly didn’t make his X Factor audition because he was hospitalised after coughing up blood.

    32. Emma Stone attributes her trademark husky voice to having colic as a baby.

    33. Oh, and she's also a natural blonde.

    34. Taylor Swift is the the first and only artist in history to win both Best Pop Album and Best Country Album at the Grammys.

    35. Mark Wahlberg and Seth McFarlane were supposed to be on the aeroplane which hit the North Tower on 9/11.

    36. Prior to his death, Robin Williams had a stipulation in his contract that for any movie or event he did, the company hiring him also hire a certain number of homeless people and put them in work.

    37. And, finally, Michael Jackson approached J K Rowling to turn the Harry Potter books into a musical. She turned him down because she didn’t think it’d be successful.