1. Before settling on Friends, producers considered calling the show Friends Like Us, Six of One, Across the Hall, Once Upon a Time in the West Village and Insomnia Cafe.
2. And originally the show was going to focus on just Monica, Ross, Rachel, and Joey. Phoebe and Chandler were going to be supporting characters.
3. David Sneddon, who won the first series of Fame Academy in 2002, wrote “National Anthem” for Lana del Rey.
4. Ainslie Henderson, who came fourth in the first series of Fame Academy, won a BAFTA for his short animation “The Making of Longbird”.
5. Lizzy Caplan, who played Janis in Mean Girls, dated Matthew Perry, Chandler from Friends, for seven years.
6. Sean Patrick Thomas, who played Derek in Save the Last Dance, was 31 when it was filmed.
7. In 2012, Carrie Bradshaw’s Sex and the City apartment sold for $9.65 million.
8. Excluding those in which she was naked, Kim Catrrall never once filmed a Sex and the City scene without high heels on. She said it made her feel more like Samantha.
9. In early drafts of The O.C., Ryan Atwood was going to be Sandy Cohen’s illegitimate child.
10. Chad Michael Murray was offered a part on The O.C. but turned it down for his role on One Tree Hill.
11. Sophia Bush was married to Chad Michael Murray for five months, while filming One Tree Hill. After they divorced, she dated co-stars James Lafferty and Austin Nichols.
12. Hilary Duff auditioned for the role of Tibby in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, but the director cast Amber Tamblyn instead.
13. In The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Blake Lively’s real-life dad Ernie plays Bridget’s dad.
14. Although he started a degree in history of art at St. Andrew’s University, Prince William switched to geography. He graduated with a 2:1.
15. In October 2003, a school in Florida banned shag bands.
16. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were millionaires by the time they turned 10.
17. Mary-Kate Olsen was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for So Little Time. Ashley was not.
18. Girls Aloud, who were formed on reality show Popstars: The Rivals, nearly didn’t haveNicola and Kimberley. Both girls failed to make the final 10, but were called back when other contestants dropped out.
19. The “S” in “S Club 7” stands for Simon Fuller, who put the band together.
20.Three hundred and fifty-one people have done stints in the Big Brother house.
21. The Big Brother house has higher security measures than Buckingham Palace.
22. Rosie Ribbons, who came sixth in 2001’s Pop Idol, moved to Australia and made the top 24 of Australian Idol in 2007.
23. Zoe Birkett, who came in fourth, had previously made the final 12 in S Club 7’s selection process.
24. Sugababes were originally called “The Sugababies”.
29. McFly’s Tom originally auditioned for Busted, but lost out to Charlie.
29. Lee Ryan and Will Young made it into a band put together by Simon Cowell, but the band never took off.
30. It was at an audition for that band that Lee met Anthony Costa.
31. Olly Murs was on an episode of Deal or No Deal in 2007.
32. Max George auditioned for The X Factor before joining The Wanted.
32. So did The Saturdays’ Mollie King. Twice.
32. Aaron from S Club 8 is now a backing dancer for The Saturdays, which contains his former bandmates Frankie and Rochelle.
33. Ryan Gosling and Sandra Bullock met in 2002 and dated for a year.
34. When Kym Marsh left Hear’Say, she was replaced by Johnny Shentall, who is married to Lisa Scott-Lee.
35. Lost’s Jack was originally meant to be killed in the pilot episode. Kate was going to lead the group.
36. Evangeline Lilly and Dominic Monaghan, Kate and Charlie from Lost, dated for six years.
37. Alan Rickman was the only person to know Snape’s fate before the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows because J. K. Rowling told him.
38. Tom Felton auditioned for the roles of Harry Potter and Ron Weasley before he landed the part of Draco Malfoy.
39. Over the course of eight years, Desperate Housewives’ Penny Scavo was played by six different actors, including twin boys who split the role in the first season.
40. Throughout the entire run of Desperate Housewives, 52 characters were killed off.
41. Jessica Simpson was a virgin when she married Nick Lachey.
42. In The Princess Diaries, Mia’s cat Fat Louie was Anna Hathaway’s pet in real life.
43. Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Karlie Kloss, and Jennifer Lawrence modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch in the early ’00s.
44. Your Nokia 3310 had a 245-hour battery life.
45. The Gossip Girl book series was originally going to be turned into a movie starring Lindsay Lohan.
46. Jack Gleeson, who plays Joffrey in Game of Thrones, played the little boy in Batman Begins.
47. Blake Lively and Penn Badgley were home-schooled together as children.