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10+ Strange Facts About Celebs That'll Surprise Fans

Just when you thought you knew everything about celebs, think again!

From Tim Allen spending time in jail to Kesha secretly being a genius, here are 10+ little-known facts about celebs!

1. Bryan Cranston was once the suspect in a murder investigation.

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He shared the insane story on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

While he and his brother were working at a restaurant in the 1970s, Cranston hated the chef and joked about killing him.

Things, however, weren't so funny when the chef turned up dead...

Since he and his brother left town on their motorcycles around the time, it looked like they fled the scene!

Turns out, he had more in common with his Breaking Bad character than you'd think!

2. Scarlett Johansson is a twin.

She has a twin brother named Hunter!

Not surprisingly, the two are crazy close.

“He reminds me to be a better person all the time. I’m incredibly proud of him," she told People.

3. Leonardo DiCaprio is named after a famous artist.

If you've ever confused Leonardo DiCaprio's name for Leonardo Da Vinci, there's a cool story behind this.

"My father tells me that they were on their honeymoon at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, I believe," Leo shared in an interview with NPR in 2014.

"They were looking at a da Vinci painting, and allegedly I started kicking furiously while my mother was pregnant."

He continued:

"And my father took that as a sign, and I suppose DiCaprio wasn't that far from da Vinci. And so, my dad, being the artist that he is, said, 'That's our boy's name.'"

4. Kesha has one of the highest IQs in Hollywood.

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She's got the beauty and brains!

The "Tik Tok" singer has an IQ of 140 (the average is around 100) and she scored 1500 on her SATs!

5. Tim Allen was once arrested for 1.4 pounds of cocaine.


In 1978, the Santa Clause star pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges and even had to rat out other drug dealers for a lighter sentence!

In the end, he served two years and four months at a federal prison in Minnesota. From there, he was put on parole.

Allen has opened up in the past about the experience.

“It was a watershed moment,” he told Closer magazine. “It put me in a position of great humility, and I was able to make amends to friends and family and refocus my life on setting and achieving goals.”

6. Martha Stewart used to be a fashion model.

No wonder Snoop is BFFs with her. Martha is cool!

7. Jennifer Lopez's Versace dress is what inspired Google image search.

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Her dress didn't just break the internet; it's what started it!

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, shared how this came to be in an essay.

"Our co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin — like all other successful inventors — kept iterating. They started with images."

"After all, people wanted more than just text. This first became apparent after the 2000 Grammy Awards, where Jennifer Lopez wore a green dress that, well, caught the world’s attention."

8. You've been saying Rihanna's name wrong all this time.

While you're at it, check out these other celeb names you've been pronouncing all wrong!

9. Tom Cruise has an asymmetrical face.

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Prepare to never look at him the same again.

His good looks made him the inspiration behind Aladdin in the animated version of the Disney flick, but that's not to say that he's perfect.

His right tooth is in the middle of his face! Mind. Blown.

10. Johnny Depp has a phobia of clowns.

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It's called coulrophobia and it's very serious.

"There always seemed to be a darkness lurking just under the surface, a potential for real evil. I guess I am afraid of them because it's impossible - thanks to their painted-on-smiles - to distinguish if they are happy or if they're about to bite your face off," the actor once said.

11. Justin Timberlake is the voice in the "I'm Lovin' It" campaign.

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You've been singing the catchy jingle all your life, but you probably didn't know that Timberlake was the one who sang it!

The catchy slogan started in 2003 and has gone on to become one of the longest-lasting slogans in McDonald's history!

12. Marilyn Manson's name is incredibly boring.

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If you didn't already know, Marilyn Manson is a pseudonym. The shock-rocker combined the first name of Marilyn Monroe with the last name of Charles Manson.

His birth name is Brian Hugh Warner.

13. Justin Timberlake's mom was Ryan Gosling's legal guardian.

While Ryan was filming The Mickey Mouse Club, his mother had to stay in Canada and continue to work her job. Justin's mom became a legal guardian for 6 months so Ryan could continue to work.

14. Jerry Springer served in political office.

He wasn't just some Ward Councilor either, Jerry was the mayor of the city of Cincinnati!

He served one full year before resigning to do The Jerry Springer Show.

15. Steve Buscemi was a real-life fireman.

For a period of four years, from 1980-1984, actor Steve Buscemi worked as a New York firefighter.

He even reunited with his old station after 9/11 to help search for survivors.

16. Sylvester Stallone was a porn star.

OK, so maybe the word 'star' is a bit of an exaggeration.

However, it doesn't change the fact that one of Sly's first film roles, was a porno by the name of The Party at Kitty and Stud's.

17. Alanis Morissette is a twin.

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The alt-rock icon is one of several celebs who has a twin. However, they aren't identical.

Alanis' twin brother is named Wade.

Martin Lawrence is European.

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In a recent interview series called Do You Even Know Me?, Martin revealed to his Bad Boys co-star, Will Smith, that he was born in Germany.

19. David Bowie's eye was permanently dilated.

When the legendary rock star was 15-years-old, he got into a fight that permanently damaged his right eye. This injury became one of Bowie's most alluring features.

20. Steve Jobs soaked his feet in Apple's toilets.

Far be it for me to try and attempt to understand the inner workings of a beautiful mind like Steve Jobs'.

But wouldn't a stress ball have done the trick?

Bill Murray was arrested for smuggling.

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On Bill Murray's 20th birthday, the young actor was arrested for drug smuggling. He was carrying over 10 pounds of marijuana, which at the time was valued at over $20,000 dollars,

21. Woody Harrelson's father was a hit-man.

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In the 1980s Woody's father was arrested and convicted of a for-hire assassination of a judge.

He died in prison in 2007.

22. Natalie Portman is a genius.

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The star has been published in two separate scientific journals and has become one of the biggest advocates for equality of the sexes in the fields of Science.

Tom Hanks is the descendant of Abraham Lincoln.

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The actor is apparently the former president's 3rd cousin, four generations removed, on his mother's side.

No wonder Tom wanted to play the narrator in Killing Lincoln!

Rob Lowe is literally deaf in one ear.

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Rob has been deaf in his right ear since he was a small child. Supposedly it occurred from an undiagnosed case of the mumps.

25. J.K. Rowling was fired for daydreaming.

Before becoming a world-renowned author, J.K. Rowling worked as a secretary. She was fired for her tendency to daydream.

Afterward, she wrote the first Harry Potter book.

27. Jeremy Renner was a makeup artist.

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Before he ever picked up a bow and arrow, Jeremy Renner worked as a makeup artist.

He says due to his theater background, as well as his artistic inclinations, it was an easy way to make money.