Weirdo Wednesday – July 13, 2011

Weird Celebrity Facts

George Clooney sometimes sleeps in the walk-in closet of his LA mansion because, he says, “all the bedrooms are too light”.

Jake Gyllenhaal got his first driving lesson from family friend Paul Newman.

Butt-Kicking Kill Bill siren Uma Thurman is a crafty one. “I knit” she admits, adding “I love glue gun projects”

Keira Knightley was Queen Amidala’s decoy in Star Wars: Episode 1 though the film was promoted as if Natalie Portman played both roles.

In the early 70s, Richard Gere played Danny Zuko in a London production of Grease.

Mariah Carey was nicknamed “Mirage” in high school because she never showed up for class.

Angelina Jolie‘s uncle who looks just like John Voight, Chip Taylor, wrote the song “Wild Thing”

Comic actor Jack Black is the son of rocket scientists. His mother worked on the Hubble telescope, and his father worked on “some stuff that i can’t tell you about,” Jack says.

Paris Hilton has size 11 feet! “All those super cute shoes like Guccis and Monolos look like clown shoes on me”

Russell Crowe was once a pompadoured singer named Russ Le Roq. His first single was “I want to be like marlon brando”…even though he’d never seen a Brando movie when he wrote the song. (And in a twist of irony, Crowe is set to play the role of Jor-El in the “Man of Steel” movie, a role Marlon Brando played in the first Superman movie.)

Struggling actress Charlize Theron landed her first agent in a bank. He signed her after witnessing her throwing a fit at a bank teller who refused to cash her check.

Daryl Hannah is co creator of the board game Liebrary

Halle Berry used to date New Kid on the Block Danny Wood. They broke up because the band thought she was a groupie.

Julia Roberts left eye tears up when she gets nervous.

At age 10, Justin Timberlake won 1991 pre-teen Mr. America pageant.

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