Celebrities have to pay $30k for their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They must sign a form stating that they want a star and that they will attend the unveiling of it. Celebrities Julia Roberts, Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington, and Al Pacino still don’t have a star.
Elvis Presley was an official captain of the Memphis Police Department and even had dashboard police lights for his cars. He was known for pulling people over and lecturing them on safety before giving them an autograph and letting them go.
Mick Jagger’s 1971 wedding involved, among others: the guests being informed only a day before, the public civil ceremony being stormed by paparazzi, Jagger being accidentally locked out of the church, and Keith Richards laying passed out on the floor, reportedly in a Nazi uniform.
When Charlie Sheen came out as HIV positive, it led to a 95 percent increase in over the counter HIV home testing kits and 2.75 million searches on the topic, dubbed “The Charlie Sheen Effect.” Some said that Sheen did more for awareness of HIV than most UN events.
Alice Cooper formed a celebrity “drinking club” in the 1970’s called the Hollywood Vampires. You could only join the club if you could out-drink all members, which included Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, Micky Dolenz, Harry Nilsson, John Belushi, and John Lennon.
One in eight US workers have worked at McDonalds, among them are Jeff Bezos, Pink, and Jay Leno.
When asked who the most famous person in the world is, British children under 10 placed the Queen third, God second, and Simon Cowell number one.
Taylor Swift was born into wealth. Her father is “a descendant of three generations of bank presidents” and worked for Merrill Lynch. At the age of 14 her family moved to Nashville where her father purchased a stake in Big Machine, the label to which Swift first signed.
Katy Perry‘s parents wouldn’t let her eat Lucky Charms as a child, because the word “luck” was considered satanic.
Simon Cowell briefly worked as a runner in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. He polished Jack Nicholson’s axe.