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12 Things You Never Realized Back In The '90s

So, Ryan Gosling could have been... Nick Carter?

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1. Ryan Gosling rejected an offer to be part of the Backstreet Boys... and later regretted it.

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AJ McLean and Ryan Gosling were neighbors in Orlando, Florida in the ‘90s. One day, AJ invited the actor to be part of his new group, but Gosling didn’t accept. Some time later, Gosling tried to contact him, but AJ didn't return the call because, apparently, he didn't have his number saved.

2. The six main characters from Friends all kissed each other at least once.

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Here’s a list of all the kisses that occurred among each of the characters.

3. The song "...Baby One More Time” was originally written for TLC, not Britney Spears.

The song's writers, Max Martin and Rami Yacoub, wrote the lyrics with TLC in mind, but the trio rejected the offer because it didn't embody the female empowerment their songs usually had.
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The song's writers, Max Martin and Rami Yacoub, wrote the lyrics with TLC in mind, but the trio rejected the offer because it didn't embody the female empowerment their songs usually had.

4. Long before she had her own show, Daria was a schoolmate of Beavis and Butt-Head.

The first time Daria Morgendorffer showed up on TV was on Beavis and Butt-Head. The three of them were studying together and the two characters called her "Diarrhea". The show Daria is actually considered a spin-off.
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The first time Daria Morgendorffer showed up on TV was on Beavis and Butt-Head. The three of them were studying together and the two characters called her "Diarrhea". The show Daria is actually considered a spin-off.

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5. On The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, they only filmed Jazz getting thrown out of the house once, and reused the footage whenever they needed it.

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Remember all those times when Uncle Phil threw Will’s best friend Jazz out of the house? Since that scene was filmed on location, and not in a studio, it cost more. So, they only recorded it the one time, and used the same footage throughout the series. If you ever see Jazz dressed a certain way, there’s a good chance he'll go flying in that episode.

6. Steven Spielberg offered Shakira a role in The Mask of Zorro in 1998.

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The Colombian singer said no because she didn’t think her English was strong enough. The role ended up going to Catherine Zeta-Jones.

7. The video for the Spice Girls' "Wannabe" looks like it was filmed in one long take, but it wasn’t.

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Geri Halliwell confirmed that it was the "most spontaneous Spice Girls” music video and because it doesn’t have any apparent cuts, it was a little bit "chaotic." The idea, according to members of the group, was to "capture the craziness of the Spice Girls.” There are two cuts in the video, but most of it was filmed in a single shot.

It was also controversial because you can see some of the groups’ nipples through their shirts, and many countries wanted to censor the video upon release. (It was apparently cold on the evening they filmed.)

8. The name *NSYNC is made up of the last letter of the first names of all its members: JustiN, ChriS, JoeY, JasoN, and JC.

The idea to use the acronym came from Justin Timberlake's mom, who one time commented on how "in sync” the members' voices were. With that in mind, she used the last letter from their first names to make the group's name.
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The idea to use the acronym came from Justin Timberlake's mom, who one time commented on how "in sync” the members' voices were. With that in mind, she used the last letter from their first names to make the group's name.

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9. Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky both experienced their first kiss on the set of My Girl.

Macaulay Culkin was 11 years old at the time, and confirmed in “Interview” magazine that it was a first for both of them. He also added, with disgust: "Yeeeccchhhk. It was like, fifteen takes. All angles. Yeeecchhhkkk."
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Macaulay Culkin was 11 years old at the time, and confirmed in “Interview” magazine that it was a first for both of them. He also added, with disgust: "Yeeeccchhhk. It was like, fifteen takes. All angles. Yeeecchhhkkk."

10. In Titanic, the nude portrait of Rose was actually drawn by the film’s director, James Cameron.

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James Cameron was actually responsible for all the drawings that Jack (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) had in his portfolio. The illustration of Rose was auctioned off in 2011 for $16,000.

11. Tom Cruise was the model for Aladdin’s face.

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And Alyssa Milano was used as a model for Ariel in The Little Mermaid.

12. Sarah Michelle Gellar almost starred in Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

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But she rejected the role for another offer: Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Melissa Joan Hart was next in line for the role.

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