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24 Celebrity Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

It’s hard to keep a secret in Hollywood. With constant media scrutiny, tabloid headlines and up-to-the-minute updates on social media, even the most hush-hush celeb facts are pretty well-known. That being said, there are always a few hidden gems that just seem to slip through the cracks every now and then. And to honor these lesser-known tidbits, we’ve scrounged up the most shocking celebrity facts that we could find. Get ready to have your mind blown.

1. Chris Kirkpatrick: If at first you don’t succeed, try again.

Chris Kirkpatrick was the founding member of 'N Sync… after he didn't make the cut for the Backstreet Boys.
George De Sota, Getty Images

2. All right, all right, all right! Matthew McConaughey really loves his food. Really.

Matthew McConaughey gets so turned on by food that sometimes he has to stop eating because the feeling is so overwhelming.
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3. Leonardo DiCaprio could have lit the black flame candle.

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4. Rebel Wilson owes her career to a deadly disease. (Seriously.)

Rebel Wilson became an actress after she contacted malaria. While being treated for the disease, she hallucinated that she was a famous actress winning an Oscar, which inspired her to pursue the career.
Astrid Stawiarz, Getty Images

5. Taylor Swift’s first job involved bugs. A lot of them.

Taylor Swift's first job was to knock praying mantises out of Christmas trees.
Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images

6. Kesha: living proof that you can’t judge a book by the amount of its glitter.

Kesha has an IQ of 140 and scored a 1500 (out of 1600) on her SATs.
Jason Merritt, Getty Images

7. Before she was Katniss, Jennifer Lawrence was kiiind of a snobby little princess.

Jennifer Lawrence starred in a 'My Super Sweet 16' commercial. She earned her SAG card from it.
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8. Bruno Mars was not actually named after a planet.

Bruno Mars' real name is Peter Gene Hernandez.
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9. Sarah Jessica Parker’s family history is just a little spooky.

Sarah Jessica Parker is a descendant of someone who was accused of being a witch during the Salem Witch Trials. Ironically, she played a Salem Witch in 'Hocus Pocus.'
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10. Harry Styles, that’s what makes you beautiful.

Harry Styles has two extra nipples.
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11. The origin of Halle Berry’s name is kind of awesome.

Halle Berry was named after a department store.
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12. Malcolm David Kelley’s pre-MKTO fame will shock you.

Malcolm David Kelley from MKTO played the character Walt on 'Lost.'
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

13. Snoop Dogg can help you navigate those busy streets.

Snoop Dogg is one of the voice options for TomTom GPS.
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14. You probably shouldn’t stand next to Madonna at a donut shop.

Madonna was fired from Dunkin' Donuts after she squirted jelly at a customer.
Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

15. Jenny + Melissa McCarthy may come from the best family ever.

Jenny McCarthy and Melissa McCarthy are first cousins.
Cindy Ord / Imeh Akpanudosen, Getty Images

16. Brad Pitt once got paid to hide his beautiful face.

Brad Pitt's first job was as a chicken mascot for a fast food restaurant.
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

17. Robin + Alan Thicke: Blood is Thicke-r Than Water. See what we did there?

Robin Thicke is the son of actor Alan Thicke, who played the Seaver family patriarch on 'Growing Pains.'
Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images

18. Ryan Gosling + Justin Timberlake were once basically brothers. Well, kind of.

Ryan Gosling's legal guardian was Justin Timberlake's mom for six months while they were in the Mickey Mouse Club.
Stephen Lovekin / Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images

19. All work and no play makes Simon Cowell a dull boy.

Simon Cowell polished Jack Nicholson's axe on the set of 'The Shining.' He worked as a runner on the film.
Anthony Harvey, Getty Images

20. Ben Stiller has a surprising connection to Bikini Bottom.

Ben Stiller's brother-in-law is the actor who voices Squidward Tentacles on 'Spongebob Squarepants.'
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21. Channing Tatum learned a thing or two from Ricky Martin.

Channing Tatum appeared as a dancer in Ricky Martin's music video for 'She Bangs.'
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22. Liam Payne should probably not eat in public.

Liam Payne has a phobia of spoons
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23. Taylor Momsen was this close to being a Disney Channel star.

Taylor Momsen was one of three finalists for the role of Hannah Montana.
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24. ‘N Sync’s discography was almost drastically different.

Justin Timberlake originally wrote the N Sync song 'Gone' for Michael Jackson.
Jason Merritt, Getty Images

This post was produced in partnership with #FindingCarter. The series airs on Tuesdays at 10/9c on @MTV.

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