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Top 10 Surprising Celebrity Facts

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When you think of a celebrity, you probably envision all of the gossip and lack of privacy that comes with the territory of reaching celebrity status. A simple google search will reveal just about everything and anything you want to know about your favorite celebrities. However, there are still some interesting celebrity facts that aren’t yet common knowledge. Perhaps after this article they will be! Here are the top 10 surprising facts about celebrities.

10. Kesha has made headlines quite frequently this year after seeking treatment for anorexia and bulimia, but here’s something about the singer that you may not know and probably wouldn’t guess: Kesha is highly intelligent. In fact, she scored a 1500 out of 1600 on her SATs. Kesha’s IQ is near genius level, at 140.

9. Remember when Taylor Swift was an up-and-coming music artist? You probably remember that her big break came after releasing her first hit single, ‘Tim McGraw.’ McGraw is one of Swift’s role models, and gave her the inspiration to write the song, which she later performed at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

Here’s something that you probably don’t know though. Before Swift got her big break, she had a job removing praying mantises from Christmas trees. We imagine she’s a lot happier with her current job.

8. It’s not uncommon for celebrities to change their name, however, every once in a while one or two go unnoticed. In this case, we are talking about Bruno Mars, who’s real name is Peter Gene Hernandez.

7. Here’s another surprising name change: do you know who Reginald Kenneth Dwight is? Probably not … but it’s Elton John’s real name!

6. You may have heard that before becoming a singer, One Direction’s Harry Styles wanted to be a Lawyer. But here’s something you may not know: Harry was born with two extra nipples.

5. You may be aware that Nolan Gould, who plays Luke on ‘Modern Family,’ is the brother of Aidan Gould, but did you know that Nolan is a genius?! On Modern Family, Nolan’s character Luke is not exactly the brightest kid in the world, but in real life he has an IQ of 150 and is a member of mensa.

4. It’s no secret that Madonna has been labeled as a diva and has been downright rude to people in the past. But here’s something you may not know. In true diva fashion, Madonna, a former Dunkin Donuts employee, was fired after squirting jelly in the direction of a customer.

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3. Obviously, Jenny McCarthy and Melissa McCarthy share the same last name. Coincidence? Hardly! The two are first cousins.

2. We all know that Ryan Gosling and Justin Timberlake appeared in the Mickey Mouse club together, but did you know that Timberlake’s mom was actually Gosling’s legal guardian during the taping? Gosling lived with Timberlake and his mom for six months.

1. It’s no secret that Avril Lavigne, Ryan Gosling, and Celine Dion are extremely talented individuals. But wait, there’s more. Love him or hate him, Justin Bieber is talented in his own right as well. What do these music artist’s have in common? Lavigne, Gosling, and Bieber are all related. Most people are unaware that all three are distant cousins. Additionally, Bieber and Celine Dion are distant cousins.

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