Contrary to rumors, “Umbrella” was not turned down by Mary J. Blige and Britney Spears before being offered to Rihanna. The writers of the song, The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, offered it to all of them at the same time.
Paris Hilton’s eyes are actually brown, not blue. She wears colored contact lenses to give her her signature bright blue eyes.
While Juicy Couture tracksuits are very much associated with Paris Hilton, the first celebrity to wear them was actually Madonna (the founders of the company sent one directly to her with her nickname “Madge” embroidered on the back).
The Office was not actually meant to be on NBC. It was originally developed with the thought of taking it to either FX or HBO.
Parks and Recreation was almost a spinoff of The Office.
The classic MTV Cribs phrase “This is where the magic happens” was first said by Robbie Williams on the very first episode of the show.
Leonardo DiCaprio was really, really interested in playing Christian in Moulin Rouge, but the film’s director, Baz Luhrmann, quashed the idea after hearing him sing.
Moulin Rouge‘s wonderfully romantic and memorable song “Come What May” could not be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song because it had actually been written for Romeo + Juliet.
The Destiny’s Child final concert tour was called “Destiny Fulfilled…and Lovin’ It” because it was sponsored by McDonald’s.
Justin Timberlake reportedly dissed Janet Jackson on the Timbaland track “Give It to Me” after Janet spoke about Nipplegate on Oprah (this was two years after it happened).
Nelly Furtado, who was also on “Give It to Me,” regrets that she, Timbaland, and Justin released the diss track.
Christian Bale screen-tested for Batman Begins in one of the old Batsuits created for Val Kilmer for 1995’s Batman Forever.
Google image search was created because Jennifer Lopez wore the green Versace dress to the Grammys.
Speaking of the green Versace dress, J.Lo wasn’t the first celeb to wear it. It was actually Geri Halliwell (aka Ginger Spice), who wore it a full month before at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France.
Rachel McAdams wore a wig in Mean Girls that was made of human hair.
The music video for No Doubt’s “It’s My Life” was set in the 1930s ’cause Gwen Stefani had just played Jean Harlow in The Aviator, and that inspired the setting for the video’s director, David LaChapelle.
It was too expensive to fly Meryl Streep to Paris, so all her “Paris scenes” in The Devil Wears Prada were filmed in New York.
Christina’s Aguilera’s iconic intro line, “Don’t look at me,” on “Beautiful” was never meant to be part of the song.
And finally, there was almost an Arrested Development and The OC crossover episode (yes, you read that right).
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