Page 4 - Celebrity Facts

When a young reporter was invited to meet the President, her editor bet her that he wouldn't say more than two words to her! Who won?


John Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States, was famous for for saying as few words as possible. He once said "If you don't say anything, you can't be called on to repeat it." An honest statement, but you typically think of a President as being well spoken.

A young reporter was invited to meet Coolidge, and, her editor being aware of Coolidge's reputation of saying so few words, bet his reporter that she couldn't get the President to say MORE than two words to her! When the reporter explained the bet to Coolidge, he simply replied with 'You lose!'

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Jimi Hendrix had to learn to play guitar right-handed because his father believed playing left-handed was a sign of the Devil.


Jimi Hendrix loved smashing his guitar to pieces after a searing finale, or lighting it on fire. He made it his trademark to play a right-handed guitar with his left hand. Hendrix could play with either hand, a technique he found useful when sponsoring guitars in music stores where left-handed axes were scarce. He could probably credit his ambidexterity to his father’s sternness.

Hendrix was raised solely by his father ever since he came back from World War II when Hendrix was three. It was his father who taught him to play an acoustic guitar. And he taught him right-handed. Hendrix naturally played left-handed, much to the dismay of his father, who thought playing left-handed was a sign of the Devil!

Before beginning his successful career with the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Hendrix was inspired by the Greenwich Village music scene in New York. He began using drugs like marijuana, cocaine and pep pills. On September 17, 1970 Hendrix took too many sleeping pills and thereafter died from choking on his own vomit.

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Johnny Depp is descended from the first free African woman in the US!


It make sense that Johnny Depp's heritage would be as varied and quirky as he is. The actor is known for playing odd characters like Captain Jack Sparrow, Edward Scissorhands and Willy Wonka. He has children with a French actress and the family lived in France for a while.

Depp's family - all the way back to his great great grandparents - is from Kentucky though. He has stated that he is English, Irish and Cherokee. According to Depp, one of his great grandmothers was part Cherokee.

To add to his varied heritage, Depp is also 3/2048ths African. His great great great great great great great great grandmother was of African descent and lived in 1612. Her daughter, Elizabeth Key, was also Depp's ancestor. She was the first woman to take legal action to gain her freedom from slavery in 1656.

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Lindsay Lohan has gotten away with everything from kidnapping to DUI! How would the law react if she wasn't famous?


Lindsay Lohan has a way of acting as if she is above the law, and for some reason, the courts seem to agree with her on that! She has been getting away with criminal behavior since 2005 and has only spent two weeks in jail, although she has been sentenced to a total of 391 days in jail since 2007.

She started her unruly behavior in 2005, when she was just 19 years old. In October of that year she crashed her Mercedes into the passenger side of a van that was pulling into traffic in West Hollywood. Lindsay, her passenger and the driver of the van were briefly hospitalized for minor injuries, but she he was not ticketed!

When still underage, she has been seen drinking and using cocaine. She has reportedly stolen diamonds, clothes and Rolex watches during photo shoots. She has violated the terms of her probation countless times and failed to show up at numerous deposition hearings.

She has had eight charges laid against her, but after theft and carjacking and kidnapping and DUI’s and cocaine and parole violations and lying to police and blatantly ignoring the court on countless occasions, Lindsay is yet to serve any decent amount of time behind bars! Where would a non-celeb be after acting like that?

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Dwayne Johnson was Tim Burton's second choice to play Willy Wonka! Would that have been a smart move?


Dwayne Johnson was listed as a potential nominee on two occasions – on both the 2003 and 2005 Razzie Award nominating ballots. He was suggested in the Worst Actor category on the 2003 ballot for his role in the film The Scorpion King (2002), and he was suggested again, two years later, in the Worst Actor category of the 2005 Razzie nominating ballot for his performance in the film, Walking Tall (2004). He didn't receive either nomination. In 2006 he finally got a Worst Actor Razzie Nomination for his role in the film Doom (2005).

Despite this, he was still Tim Burton's second choice for the role of Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Thankfully, the role went to the incredible Johnny Depp, who has received fifteen ‘Best Actor’ nominations during his career so far!

In an interview with "Entertainment Magazine" he made it clear that he no longer wants to be known as “The Rock” because he has retired from wrestling. He said: "I no longer am a wrestler; I am now pursuing a future as an actor and someday as a director. I am not the Rock. I am Dwayne Johnson".

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